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April 19, 2014 - 6:36am
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SHANGHAI (AP) — Given how he finished last season, Sebastian Vettel's start to the 2014 F1 campaign has been humbling, to say the least.

Last year, the German reeled off nine straight victories, matching the record set by Alberto Ascari in 1952 and '53, to capture his fourth consecutive world championship with ease.

However, the switch to six-cylinder turbo engines in the offseason brought a sudden halt to Vettel's dominance of the sport. In the...

April 19, 2014 - 4:09am
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April 19, 2014 - 4:08am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lee Westwood saw his four-shot lead trimmed to just one on Saturday after a bogey at the final hole of the third round of the Malaysian Open.

Westwood shot a 1-under 71 for a three-round total of 14-under 202 but is only one shot ahead of English compatriot Andy Sullivan, who had a 66 as he chases his first tour title. Frenchman Julien Quesne is another three shots back in third place after a 69.

Westwood, who turns 41...

April 19, 2014 - 3:29am
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SHANGHAI (AP) — Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes' perfect record in qualifying this season, holding off the two Red Bulls to capture his third pole position of the campaign on Saturday at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix.

Hamilton broke the record for most poles by a British driver in Formula One and put himself in position for a third consecutive race victory on Sunday. Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was about 0.6 seconds off the pace in second place, with teammate...

April 19, 2014 - 3:28am
31 min 13 sec ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts expects guard Damian Lillard to make a quick adjustment to playoff basketball.

"I think he'll be a seasoned veteran five minutes into Game 1," Stotts said.

The second-year starter has always played beyond his years.

Last season Lillard ran away with the league's Rookie of the Year race, leading all first-year players with a 19-point scoring average. He also averaged 6.1...

April 19, 2014 - 3:13am
31 min 13 sec ago

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber had straight-set wins on Saturday to give Germany a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup semifinal and primed to reach its first final in 21 years.

Petkovic opened with a 6-1, 7-6 (7) win over Sam Stosur while top-ranked German player Kerber had little difficulty beating Casey Dellacqua 6-1, 6-0 in 51 minutes on outdoor hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena.

The reverse singles will be...

April 19, 2014 - 3:13am
51 min 31 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — At one end of the ice, Jimmy Howard made his best save of the game. At the other, Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal.

All within 30 seconds.

Datsyuk's goal with 3:01 left gave the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 win in their playoff opener as they grabbed home-ice advantage away from the top-seeded Boston Bruins on Friday night.

"Sometimes when the upper seed gets the upper hand right away, you start questioning whether you...

April 19, 2014 - 2:33am
2 hours 1 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Hill hit a two-run single in the 12th inning and Miguel Montero homered, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

Arizona snapped a six-game losing streak and improved to 5-14, the worst record in the majors. To do it, the Diamondbacks had to overcome Juan Uribe's tying homer in the ninth off closer Addison Reed.

Chris Perez (0-1) gave up a leadoff double to A.J. Pollock...

April 19, 2014 - 2:28am
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April 19, 2014 - 2:28am
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