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April 19, 2015 - 8:39am
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DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Olin Browne has won the Greater Gwinnett Championship after constant rain forced the cancellation of Sunday's final round.

The 57-year-old Browne set the tournament record with a second-round 64 to take the lead at 12 under. Bernhard Langer then matched the record to move into second place.

Rain forced Friday's first round to be suspended and then completed Saturday morning. There was more rain, but no delays, on Saturday, followed...

April 19, 2015 - 8:23am
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BRINDISI, Italy (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams had to fight back from a set down and figure out how to deal with strong winds before overcoming Italy's Sara Errani 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a Fed Cup playoff Sunday, giving the United States a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.

While Williams held a massive 70-7 lead in winners, she committed nearly three times as many unforced errors as the 15th-ranked Errani.

At the very end, Williams struggled to...

April 19, 2015 - 7:56am
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OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles Sunday.

In a match of two big-hitting players, fourth-ranked Kvitova beat 29th-ranked Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-4 for an insurmountable 3-0 lead in the semifinals.

After failing to serve out the match at 5-2, Kvitova converted her first match point in her following service...

April 19, 2015 - 7:46am
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russia and Germany's Fed Cup semifinal headed to a decisive doubles rubber Sunday after German Angelique Kerber thrashed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Playing for the first time in the best-of-five tie, Kerber swept Russia's Pavlyuchenkova away in a 6-1, 6-0 win that lasted just 52 minutes.

The win sets up a doubles decider currently scheduled to pit Germany's Kerber and Andrea Petkovic against Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva for...

April 19, 2015 - 7:39am
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TOKYO (AP) — Victoria Azarenka and Olga Govortsova won their doubles match on Sunday as Belarus defeated Japan 3-2 in the Fed Cup World Group II playoff.

Azarenka and Govortsova beat Shuko Aoyama and Ayumi Morita 6-3, 6-4 in the decisive fifth tie at Ariake Coliseum.

Azarenka defeated Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-3 in the first reverse singles to give Belarus a 2-1 lead but Japan pulled even when Morita outlasted Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4....

April 19, 2015 - 5:24am
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SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat captured the inaugural Shenzhen International on Sunday after rallying in regulation with an eagle on the 17th hole and beating Chinese teenager Li Haotong in a playoff.

Kiradech and Li shared the lead after the turn, but the 19-year-old Chinese player looked to be heading for the biggest title of his career when he birdied the 17th and Kiradech bogeyed the par-4 15th to open up a two-stroke lead.

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April 19, 2015 - 4:03am
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of Ohio State's national championship football team are headed to the White House to be recognized by the president.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to honor the team at an event in Washington on Monday.

The meeting follows an invitation Obama extended to Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer shortly after the team became the winners in January of the first ever College Football Playoff in a 42-20 win over Oregon....

April 19, 2015 - 3:02am
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SATURDAY'S RESULTS

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Chicago Bulls 103, Milwaukee Bucks 91

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

St. Louis Blues 4, Minnesota Wild 1

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 12, Detroit Tigers 3

Chicago Cubs 7, San Diego Padres 6, 11 innings

St. Louis Cardinals 5, Cincinnati Reds 2

MINOR...

April 19, 2015 - 2:24am
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Eastern Division
WLPct.GB
Reading (Phillies)53.625
Binghamton (Mets)64.600
Trenton (Yankees)54.556½
New Britain (Rockies)55.5001
New Hampshire (Blue Jays)55.5001...
April 19, 2015 - 2:04am
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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Fabian Castillo scored twice, including the fastest goal in his club's history, and FC Dallas beat Toronto FC 3-2 in a game that ended early Sunday morning after a three-hour weather delay.

Officials stopped the game Saturday night at 8:20 p.m. local time due to lightning in the area and resumed at 11:43 p.m. with a few minutes left to play in the first half.

Castillo's first goal came 29 seconds into the game when he beat the...

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