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April 18, 2015 - 4:27pm
5 min 47 sec ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU receiver Malachi Dupre looks ready to fulfill the promise he showed as a freshman.

Dupre produced some of the most memorable highlights from LSU's spring game Saturday, making a difficult adjustment on a 37-yard touchdown reception and a diving catch for a 35-yard score.

The sophomore from suburban New Orleans was the nation's top-rated recruit at receiver in 2014, when he made 14 catches for 318 yards and five TDs....

April 18, 2015 - 4:26pm
5 min 47 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Rose is getting closer to the game as he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement request.

Fox Sports said Saturday that it was hiring the career hits leader as a special guest analyst.

Rose agreed to the lifetime ban in August 1989 after a Major League Baseball investigation concluded he bet on the Reds to win while managing the team.

Shortly after new Commissioner Rob Manfred took over in January, Rose applied...

April 18, 2015 - 4:25pm
5 min 47 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cardale Jones, who guided Ohio State to three postseason wins and the national championship last season, threw two touchdown passes to Corey Smith to lead the Gray to a 17-14 win Saturday before a national spring-game record crowd of 99,391 at Ohio Stadium.

Jones also won a halftime quarterback challenge.

Defense dominated as the offenses were hampered by injuries. Erik Smith intercepted two passes and Nick Conner picked off a...

April 18, 2015 - 4:21pm
5 min 47 sec ago

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Rennie Childs ran for two touchdowns to help the White team beat the Orange 31-13 in Oklahoma State's spring game on Saturday.

The Cowboys are looking to replace their top two rushers from last season. Desmond Roland was a senior last year and Tyreek Hill was kicked off the team, so the spring offered an opportunity for Childs to establish himself before highly touted Chris Carson and Jeff Carr arrive for fall practice.

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April 18, 2015 - 4:19pm
5 min 47 sec ago
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Saturday, April 18

Washington 93, Toronto 86, OT, Washington leads series 1-0

New Orleans at Golden State, 3:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Dallas at Houston, 9:30 p.m.

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April 18, 2015 - 4:19pm
5 min 46 sec ago
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlanta vs. Brooklyn

Sunday, April 19: Brooklyn at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22: Brooklyn at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 25: Atlanta at Brooklyn, 3 p.m.

Monday, April 27: Atlanta at Brooklyn, TBA

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April 18, 2015 - 4:17pm
5 min 46 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — Jose Abreu hit a grand slam, Adam LaRoche added a three-run homer and four RBIs, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 12-3 on Saturday.

Chicago, which set a season high for runs, scored 11 runs in the third and fourth innings combined and collected a season-high 17 hits for the game. Abreu and LaRoche had three hits apiece, and Melky Cabrera matched a career high with four hits and knocked in two runs.

J.D. Martinez...

April 18, 2015 - 4:16pm
5 min 46 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Odubel Herrera had three hits and scored twice, Aaron Harang pitched six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.

Freddy Galvis had two RBI singles for Philadelphia, which had scored 13 runs over its last six games.

Bryce Harper hit a long home run for Washington, which had won three straight. Ian Desmond added three hits, but the shortstop...

April 18, 2015 - 4:12pm
5 min 46 sec ago
Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Binghamton (Mets)63.667
Trenton (Yankees)53.625½
Reading (Phillies)43.5711
New Britain (Rockies)55.500
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)55.500...
April 18, 2015 - 4:12pm
5 min 46 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit his third home run in two days, a leadoff shot in the 10th inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the Atlanta Braves 6-5 Saturday.

Donaldson's drive into the second deck of the left-field stands was his third hit of the afternoon. He hit 29 homers last year with Oakland, was traded to Toronto in the offseason and launched his first two home runs Friday night in an 8-7 loss.

Donaldson connected on the second...

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