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April 29, 2016 - 12:34pm
1 min 52 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — An MRI has confirmed that Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs has a minor right ankle sprain.

The 2015 NL Rookie of the Year wasn't in the lineup Friday against the Atlanta Braves, but manager Joe Maddon said he might be available off the bench late in the game.

Bryant was injured running the bases in the third inning Thursday of Chicago's 7-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. He was replaced in left field two innings later....

April 29, 2016 - 12:32pm
1 min 52 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Bruce Boudreau after their first-round exit from the playoffs.

Ducks general manager Bob Murray announced the decision Friday.

Boudreau had spectacular regular-season success with the Ducks, leading them to four consecutive Pacific Division titles while going 208-104-40 in nearly five seasons in charge.

But the Ducks' last four seasons have ended with a Game 7 loss on home...

April 29, 2016 - 12:30pm
1 min 52 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks fire coach Bruce Boudreau after early playoff exit.

April 29, 2016 - 12:20pm
1 min 52 sec ago
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DIVISION SEMIFINALS
BEST OF 5
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division Semifinals - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Providence 0

Wednesday, April 20: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Providence 2, OT

Thursday, April 21: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Providence 3, OT

Saturday, April 23: Wilkes-Barre/...

April 29, 2016 - 12:18pm
1 min 51 sec ago

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland beat fifth-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary 6-4, 7-5 on Friday to reach the Grand Prix SAR final, where she will face qualifier Marina Erakovic of New Zealand.

Bacsinszky, ranked 15th, broke Babos' serve six times in their first meeting since 2010 and now goes for her fourth career title.

A French Open semifinalist last year, Bacsinszky will be playing in her seventh final and her previous...

April 29, 2016 - 12:15pm
1 min 51 sec ago
All Times EDT
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DIVISION SEMIFINALS
BEST OF 5
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division Semifinals - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Providence 0

Wednesday, April 20: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Providence 2, OT

Thursday, April 21: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Providence 3, OT

Saturday, April 23: Wilkes-Barre/...

April 29, 2016 - 12:09pm
1 min 51 sec ago
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North Division
WLPct.GB
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)119.550
Pawtucket (Red Sox)119.550
Syracuse (Nationals)109.526½
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)1010.5001
Rochester (Twins)911
April 29, 2016 - 12:09pm
1 min 51 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Hartford (Rockies)164.800
Reading (Phillies)137.6503
Trenton (Yankees)128.6004
Binghamton (Mets)99.5006
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)711.3898...
April 29, 2016 - 11:58am
1 min 51 sec ago

ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain ousted top-seeded Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4 in the Estoril Open quarterfinals on Friday.

Carreno Busta struck five aces and saved the only two break chances he offered to Simon.

The eighth-seeded Carreno Busta will face another French player in the semifinals after third-seeded Benoit Paire beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Paire saved five of seven break chances, while...

April 29, 2016 - 11:39am
1 min 51 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — A player from Belarus has escaped punishment after testing positive for meldonium, the same substance found in Maria Sharapova's sample at the Australian Open, the International Tennis Federation says.

Doubles specialist Sergei Betov will not face a ban because the concentration in his sample taken at the same Australian Open on Jan. 21 was less than one microgram per milliliter, the level set by the World Anti-Doping Agency for more lenient treatment....

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