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April 5, 2015 - 7:10pm
1 week 6 days ago
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April 5, 2015 - 7:00pm
1 week 6 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Infielder Jonathan Herrera and outfielder Matt Szczur have made the opening-day roster for the Chicago Cubs.

Herrera agreed to a minor league contract with Chicago in December, and then hit .300 in 22 spring games. Szczur, who made his major league debut with Chicago in August, hit .354 with five homers and nine RBIs in spring training.

The Cubs also placed outfielder Chris Denorfia and pitchers Dallas Beeler, Jacob Turner and Tsuyoshi...

April 5, 2015 - 6:56pm
1 week 6 days ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have pulled off another blockbuster trade, acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick.

The trade announced Sunday reunites Upton with his younger brother, Justin, who was obtained by the Padres in one of several trades general manager A.J. Preller made in a dramatic December makeover. Justin Upton is San...

April 5, 2015 - 6:47pm
1 week 6 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lon Simmons, a Hall of Fame broadcaster whose career spanned five decades calling San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and 49ers games, has died. He was 91.

The Giants announced that Simmons had died "peacefully" Sunday.

Simmons' broadcasts of Giants games began in the team's first season out West in 1958. He was honored with the Ford C. Frick Award by the Hall of Fame in 2004.

Simmons dealt with cancer...

April 5, 2015 - 6:16pm
1 week 6 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James recorded his first triple-double since coming home, and the Cleveland Cavaliers made 16 3-pointers while winning their 18th straight home game, 99-94 over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday.

J.R. Smith made eight 3s, Kyrie Irving casually dropped one from 52 feet and scored 27 as the Cavs moved closer to a Central Division title and securing the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Mike Dunleavy scored 24 and Aaron...

April 5, 2015 - 6:14pm
1 week 6 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Duke's defensive tweaks worked well enough to help the Blue Devils get back to another national championship game.

Their next test is to slow a Wisconsin team that can score at an efficient clip.

Duke (34-4) has held its five NCAA Tournament opponents to 55 points per game on 37-percent shooting. The 55-point average is the lowest for the program in the tournament going back to at least 2000, according to STATS....

April 5, 2015 - 6:09pm
1 week 6 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The last college basketball contest of the season will feature two of the best big men in the country.

Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky and Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor is the matchup almost everyone will be watching in the NCAA championship game Monday night.

They're a contrast in styles.

Kaminsky is the AP player of the year. He's finishing up a remarkable college career. The 7-footer is a matchup nightmare...

April 5, 2015 - 10:01am
1 week 3 days ago
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West Division
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Las Vegas110.500111112
Arizona110.500113113
Los Angeles020.0006596
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April 5, 2015 - 9:58am
1 week 6 days ago
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BASEBALL

Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.

Colorado at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m.

Boston at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m.

Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 3:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Washington, 4:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 4:10 p.m.

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April 5, 2015 - 4:09am
1 week 6 days ago
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