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April 20, 2014 - 12:18pm
38 min 37 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle.

Harper is scheduled to bat second in Washington's lineup against the Cardinals.

In the sixth inning on Saturday, Harper hit a comebacker to the mound and was easily thrown out at first base. The two-time All-Star was replaced in left field the following inning.

Following the eventual 4-3 loss,...

April 20, 2014 - 11:36am
38 min 37 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia clinched her first WTA title on Sunday after beating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final.

The 17-year-old Vekic, playing in her third final, prevailed in a match that stretched to almost three hours.

Vekic, who fired 11 aces, failed to serve out the match when leading 5-2 in the third set but regained her rhythm in the tie-breaker...

April 20, 2014 - 11:35am
38 min 37 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia clinched her first WTA title on Sunday after beating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final.

The 17-year-old Vekic, playing in her third final, prevailed in a match that stretched to almost three hours.

Vekic, who fired 11 aces, failed to serve out the match when leading 5-2 in the third set but regained her rhythm in the tie-breaker...

April 20, 2014 - 11:35am
38 min 37 sec ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia clinched her first WTA title on Sunday after beating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final.

The 17-year-old Vekic, playing in her third final, prevailed in a match that stretched to almost three hours.

Vekic, who fired 11 aces, failed to serve out the match when leading 5-2 in the third set but regained her rhythm in the tie-breaker...

April 20, 2014 - 11:33am
38 min 36 sec ago

MONACO (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in an all-Swiss final on Sunday.

The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing a third until Federer's level dropped suddenly late in the second set, and Wawrinka began troubling the 17-time Grand Slam champion with his aggressive backhand.

The fourth-seeded Federer, who...

April 20, 2014 - 11:32am
38 min 36 sec ago

MONACO (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in an all-Swiss final on Sunday.

The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing a third until Federer's level dropped suddenly late in the second set, and Wawrinka began troubling the 17-time Grand Slam champion with his aggressive backhand.

The fourth-seeded Federer, who...

April 20, 2014 - 11:32am
38 min 37 sec ago

MONACO (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final.

The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing a third until Federer's level dropped suddenly late in the second set, and Wawrinka began troubling the 17-time Grand Slam champion with his aggressive backhand.

The fourth-seeded Federer, who...

April 20, 2014 - 11:02am
38 min 36 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have released opening day shortstop Alex Gonzalez and purchased the contract of infielder Danny Worth from Triple-A Toledo.

Detroit has struggled to fill the hole at shortstop after letting Jhonny Peralta leave via free agency and losing Jose Iglesias to injury. The Tigers traded for both Gonzalez and Andrew Romine in late March. The 37-year-old Gonzalez started the opener against Kansas City and delivered the winning hit in the ninth...

April 20, 2014 - 10:59am
38 min 36 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies at 76, associate and caregiver says. .

April 20, 2014 - 10:53am
38 min 37 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

Nova left Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay in the fifth inning. An MRI exam after the game revealed the injury.

"It's hard," Nova said. "I really don't know what to say. I'm sad right now."

Nova will be further examined Monday in New...

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