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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.

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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Chicago Bulls 103, Milwaukee Bucks 91


St. Louis Blues 4, Minnesota Wild 1


Chicago White Sox 12, Detroit Tigers 3

Chicago Cubs 7, San Diego Padres 6, 11 innings

St. Louis Cardinals 5, Cincinnati Reds 2


April 19, 2015 - 2:24am
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Eastern Division
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...

April 19, 2015 - 2:00am
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VERONA, N.Y. (AP) — Lucas Matthysse won a majority decision against Ruslan Provodnikov in a 12-round super lightweight bout Saturday night.

Matthysse landed the majority of the punches in the first round and opening a cut near Provodnikov's left eye early in the second.

Provodnikov (24-3) put Matthysse on the ropes late in the third round and landed two hard right hook-left hook combos in the fourth before Matthysse (37-3) regained control in the...

April 19, 2015 - 1:57am
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All Times EDT
New York3021194
D.C. United3121165
Orlando City23286
April 19, 2015 - 1:30am
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking goal with 21 seconds to play, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another third-period deficit for a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night, taking a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

Patrick Maroon scored the tying power-play goal midway through the third period and Frederik Andersen made 28 saves for the top-seeded Ducks, who came back from a final-period deficit for the second straight...

April 19, 2015 - 1:23am
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All Times EDT
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
Wednesday, April 15

Montreal 4, Ottawa 3

N.Y. Islanders 4, Washington 1

Chicago 4, Nashville 3, 2OT

Calgary 2, Vancouver 1

Thursday, April 16

N.Y. Rangers 2,...

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