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May 5, 2015 - 12:33am
16 min 11 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Blake Griffin had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists for his second straight triple-double to lift the Chris Paul-less Los Angeles Clippers to a 117-101 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Houston scored five straight points to cut the lead to one with about 7 1/2 minutes left. Matt Barnes got the Clippers going after that, making two 3-pointers in a 12-0 run that made it 101-88 3 minutes...

May 5, 2015 - 12:23am
16 min 11 sec ago
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
Saturday, April 18

Washington 93, Toronto 86, OT

Golden State 106, New Orleans 99

Chicago 103, Milwaukee 91

Houston 118, Dallas 108

Sunday, April 19

Cleveland 113,...

May 5, 2015 - 12:23am
16 min 11 sec ago
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlanta 4, Brooklyn 2

Sunday, April 19: Atlanta 99, Brooklyn 92

Wednesday, April 22: Atlanta 96, Brooklyn 91

Saturday, April 25: Brooklyn 91, Atlanta 83

Monday, April 27: Brooklyn 120, Atlanta 115, OT

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May 4, 2015 - 11:59pm
16 min 11 sec ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tony Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run double to cap a four-run seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 10-9 on Monday night for their seventh straight win.

Mark Reynolds started the comeback for the NL Central leaders, who trailed 5-0 in the first, with his fourth career grand slam in the bottom of the inning. The Cardinals improved to 19-6 for the franchise's best start since 1900.

Miguel Socolovich...

May 4, 2015 - 11:40pm
16 min 11 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Torii Hunter's three-run homer broke a sixth-inning tie, giving Phil Hughes his first win and the streaking Minnesota Twins an 8-7 victory Monday night over the Oakland Athletics.

Brian Dozier and Jordan Schafer each drove in two runs for the Twins, who won their fifth straight game.

Hughes (1-4) gave up a grand slam to Stephen Vogt five batters into the game and a solo shot to Mark Canha in the sixth, but the right-hander was good...

May 4, 2015 - 11:21pm
16 min 11 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — The scheduled game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies has been postponed because of rain.

No makeup date was immediately announced Monday night. Rain was in the forecast for Tuesday as well, when the teams again are scheduled to play at Coors Field.

The game was called 2 hours, 30 minutes after it was supposed to begin.

Right-hander Josh Collmenter (2-3) was slated to start Monday for the...

May 4, 2015 - 11:01pm
16 min 11 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers snapped Houston's 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 win over the Astros on Monday night.

Chirinos' sacrifice fly to center scored Adrian Beltre, who led off the inning with a double off Chad Qualls (0-2), moved to third on Kyle Blanks' single and slid in as Jake Marisnick's throw to the plate went to the backstop.

Keone Kela (2-1) pitched the...

May 4, 2015 - 10:45pm
26 min 10 sec ago

SYDNEY (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt will not play this month's French Open in what is likely to be his last year on tour.

Hewitt's manager, David Drysdale, said Tuesday that the Australian veteran wants to focus on Wimbledon, where he won the 2002 title, and Australia's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan in July.

The 34-year-old Hewitt, who also won the 2001 U.S. Open, said in January that he planned to...

May 4, 2015 - 10:37pm
16 min 11 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to win in Craig Counsell's managerial debut, a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw was denied his 100th career win, and took a no-decision.

The Brewers overcame a 3-0 deficit with one run in the sixth and three in the eighth in Counsell's first game since taking over for Ron Roenicke, who was fired Sunday night....

May 4, 2015 - 10:31pm
1 hour 6 min ago

BOSTON (AP) — Jake Odorizzi pitched seven strong innings, Joey Butler hit his first career homer and Tampa Bay's offense perked up a bit in the Rays' 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.

David DeJesus drove in a pair of runs for Tampa Bay, which scored just four runs in a three-game set this past weekend against Baltimore.

Boston left fielder Hanley Ramirez was injured in the first inning and left the game with a sprained left shoulder...

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