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March 31, 2015 - 1:41am
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March 31, 2015 - 1:33am
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BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack.

The defense called its first witnesses Monday. A cell site analyst said Tsarnaev's cell phone was being used in southeastern Massachusetts — where he was attending college — while pressure cookers were being purchased north of Boston 2 1/2 months before the bombing. The analyst also...

March 31, 2015 - 12:37am
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Andrej Meszaros scored two goals for the second straight game, and the Buffalo Sabres ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Monday night in a matchup between the NHL's worst two teams.

The Sabres, the NHL's lowest-scoring team, had a rare strong night on the offensive end, generating 31 shots in the first two periods against goalie Mike Smith.

Anders Lindback stopped 28 shots, and Brian Gionta and...

March 31, 2015 - 12:19am
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 19 points before sitting the final quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers secured a playoff berth with a 109-86 victory Monday night over the Phoenix Suns.

The Blazers have won four straight as they edge closer to their first Northwest Division title since 2008-09.

LaMarcus Aldridge added 17 points and seven rebounds, and Portland led by as many as 31 points. The Blazers rested all of their starters in the...

March 31, 2015 - 12:12am
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March 31, 2015 - 12:12am
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March 30, 2015 - 11:51pm
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DENVER (AP) — Defenseman Justin Schultz broke a second-period tie and Richard Bachman stopped 29 shots, helping the Edmonton Oilers snap a five-game road losing streak by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday night.

Brandon Davidson scored his first NHL goal, while Nikita Nikitin and Taylor Hall scored empty-net goals 32 seconds apart to help Edmonton capture its first game away from home since Feb. 24 at Minnesota. Andrew Miller added three assists....

March 30, 2015 - 11:39pm
34 min 37 sec ago

DALLAS (AP) — Jiri Hudler, Raphael Diaz and Johnny Gaudreau scored within a span of 6:49 of the second period, and the Calgary Flames held on for a 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night.

After that barrage, Dallas coach Lindy Ruff replaced goalie Kari Lehtonen with Jhonas Enroth. The third-place Flames moved three points ahead of Los Angeles in the Pacific Division.

Calgary led 4-2 after two periods. Jonas Hiller allowed a third-period...

March 30, 2015 - 11:20pm
34 min 37 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Defensemen Duncan Keith and Niklas Hjalmarsson scored 1:04 apart in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Monday.

Marian Hossa added a goal and an assist as the Blackhawks won their second straight game in as many nights and pulled within a point of the second-place Blues in the Central Division. Chicago plays St. Louis twice in its final six games.

Jake Muzzin scored for the defending champion...

March 30, 2015 - 11:15pm
1 hour 54 min ago

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Lexie Brown scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half, Brionna Jones added 14 points and nine rebounds and top-seeded Maryland advanced to its second straight Final Four with a 58-48 win over Tennessee on Monday in the Spokane Regional final.

Brown hit three 3-pointers in the second half as the Terrapins (34-2) overcame their lowest-scoring first half of the season to knock out Tennessee from the NCAAs for the second straight year....

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