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April 18, 2015 - 3:13pm
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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Capitals starting goalie Braden Holtby says he's over his illness and ready to return for Game 3 of Washington's first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.

Coach Barry Trotz isn't making a commitment to who he'll start Sunday. But he says Holtby looked fine during a brief practice on Long Island on Saturday, a day after the Capitals rallied to a 4-3 win to tie the best-of-seven series. Holtby made the decision to pull himself from...

April 18, 2015 - 3:11pm
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BOSTON (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles put second baseman Jonathan Schoop on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a sprained right knee.

Schoop said he got hurt when he tripped over first base in Friday night's game at Boston. He said a late, hard slide by Pablo Sandoval wasn't the cause of his injury.

A couple innings after Sandoval made a rough, late slide while trying to break up a double play, Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected for...

April 18, 2015 - 3:11pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — La Verdad defended her title in the $190,000 Distaff Handicap, easily dispatching three rivals Saturday in her season debut at Aqueduct.

After turning back an early challenge from Aireofdistinction, La Verdad rolled to a 5 1/4-length victory over Frivolity as the 1-5 favorite. The consistent 5-year-old trained by Linda Rice posted her 11th win in 17 starts while improving to 5 for 6 over Aqueduct's main track.

"I can only hope she...

April 18, 2015 - 2:58pm
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Carlton Agudosi had seven catches for 96 yards in Rutgers' 101-play scrimmage Saturday after making four receptions for 96 yards in last week's scrimmage.

After five catches for 32 yards last season, and five catches for 79 yards in 2013, Agudosi is in line to have a much more significant role in the offense.

At 6-foot-6, 210 pounds, Agudosi can bring an element that few receivers can with his combination of size and speed....

April 18, 2015 - 2:55pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday left Saturday's game against Cincinnati in the bottom of the first inning because of tightness in his back.

Holliday doubled and scored before leaving. He has hit safely in all 10 games for St. Louis this season, and his double was his first extra-base hit. He is batting .363.

Jon Jay moved from center to left field and Peter Bourjos entered the game.

April 18, 2015 - 2:52pm
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue center A.J. Hammons says he will return for his senior season, after helping the Boilermakers return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012.

The 7-foot Indiana native made the announcement at halftime of Saturday's spring football game.

Hammons was considering a move to the NBA. He also contemplated leaving after his sophomore season, but wound up having the most complete season of his career. He led...

April 18, 2015 - 2:34pm
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The Memphis Grizzlies, who spent much of the season as the Western Conference's No. 2 seed, enter the postseason in the fifth spot after a post-All-Star finish that has some wondering exactly where they are heading into playoffs.

All-Star center Marc Gasol says it all depends on which Memphis game someone saw last.

He says he's happy with how the Grizzlies fared despite some adversity. He says it's time to put the negative aside and get ready for a...

April 18, 2015 - 2:07pm
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was released from jail Friday night after his arrest for suspected cocaine possession at a Las Vegas resort.

KSNV-TV of Las Vegas reports ( ) Stoll was released on $5,000 bond from the Clark County Detention Center. He is accused of possession of controlled substances, including cocaine and Ecstasy.

He was arrested late Friday afternoon at the MGM Grand Hotel's Wet Republic...

April 18, 2015 - 1:37pm
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Two-time Masters champion Tom Watson says his next visit to play Augusta National might be his last.

A fatigued Watson says at the RBC Heritage on Saturday that it's getting more difficult for him to compete on the PGA Tour and he didn't know how much longer he wanted to take away a spot in events from younger players.

He says the 2016 Masters "may be my last."

The 65-year-old Watson still has some...

April 18, 2015 - 1:05pm
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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Lochte has topped Michael Phelps with the fastest qualifying time for the 200-meter individual medley at an Arizona meet.

Lochte was timed in 2 minutes, 1.03 seconds Saturday to lead eight qualifiers into the evening final.

Phelps won his heat in 2:04.16, qualifying fifth in a time that was 3.13 seconds behind longtime rival Lochte. Phelps took the lead on the breaststroke leg after being third on the first lap....

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