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May 6, 2015 - 12:39am
12 min 25 sec ago
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FIRST ROUND
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
Montreal 4, Ottawa 2

Wednesday, April 15: Montreal 4, Ottawa 3

Friday, April 17: Montreal 3, Ottawa 2, OT

Sunday, April 19: Montreal 2, Ottawa 1, OT

Wednesday, April 22: Ottawa 1, Montreal 0

Friday, April 24:...

May 5, 2015 - 11:39pm
42 min 26 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said on Tuesday that he supported general manager Doug Melvin's decision to fire manager Ron Roenicke.

Roenicke was fired Sunday with Milwaukee off to a 7-18 start. He was replaced Monday by former Brewers player Craig Counsell, who had been a special assistant to Melvin in the front office since January 2012.

"I'm not sure it's ever the right time," said Attanasio, who spoke to reporters during Tuesday...

May 5, 2015 - 11:38pm
42 min 26 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have placed infielder Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

The Twins announced the move Tuesday night after a 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics. The move is retroactive to April 30.

Nunez hit .409 with four doubles in eight games for the Twins before getting hurt.

The Twins selected the contract of infielder Doug Bernier from Triple-A Rochester to take...

May 5, 2015 - 11:36pm
42 min 26 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds doubled off the wall in center field to snap a tie in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied from three runs down to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Tuesday night, their eighth straight victory.

Matt Carpenter of St. Louis tied the game with a three-run homer off Kyle Hendricks in the fifth and finished with four RBIs. Kolten Wong added an RBI in the seventh on an infield single, his third hit of the game, and Trevor...

May 5, 2015 - 11:35pm
2 min 26 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — No matter what uniform he's wearing, Zack Greinke is dominant at Miller Park.

Greinke allowed one unearned run on two hits in 7 2-3 innings to win his career-best 10th consecutive decision and Justin Turner hit a three-run homer to pace the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

Greinke (5-0), who has not lost in 14 starts since Aug. 9 at Milwaukee, won for the fourth time this season...

May 5, 2015 - 11:17pm
52 min 24 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was presented with his NBA Most Valuable Player trophy before Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against Memphis.

Commissioner Adam Silver handed Curry the trophy to the cheers from a raucous crowd Tuesday night.

Curry won the award Monday. He received 100 of 130 first-place votes for a total of 1,198 points from a panel of 129 writers and broadcasters, along with the fan vote...

May 5, 2015 - 11:04pm
52 min 24 sec ago
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
New England52217128
D.C. United51217106
New York31413128
Columbus3321112...
May 5, 2015 - 11:03pm
52 min 24 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jesse Chavez struck out seven and allowed one unearned run in 7 1-3 innings and the Oakland Athletics snapped Minnesota's five-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night.

Chavez (1-2) gave up four hits and needed just 87 pitches for his first victory of the season. Billy Butler had two hits and an RBI and Billy Burns added two hits and a stolen base for the Athletics. Tyler Clippard went 1 2-3 innings for his third save in...

May 5, 2015 - 11:02pm
1 hour 52 min ago

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have cut ties with eight players following the NFL draft.

The Raiders announced Tuesday that receiver James Jones and offensive lineman Kevin Boothe were released and linebacker Miles Burris was waived with an injured designation.

The team also waived 2013 sixth-round tight end Nick Kasa after he failed a physical. The other players waived are cornerback Jansen Watson, defensive tackle Kona Scwhenke, and...

May 5, 2015 - 11:01pm
1 hour 52 min ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Blanks had three hits, including a homer, and Carlos Peguero added a two-run shot to back up a solid start by Wandy Rodriguez as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Tuesday night to win consecutive games for the first time this season.

The Rangers also won their first series of the year after a victory Monday night that snapped Houston's 10-game winning streak. They entered as the only team in the majors not to have won a series or two...

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