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May 5, 2015 - 1:18am
19 min 1 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — A man who shipped guns to former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Boston.

Oscar Hernandez, no relation to Aaron, has pleaded guilty to charges including gun conspiracy and lying to a grand jury.

Oscar Hernandez shipped several guns from Florida to Aaron Hernandez in Massachusetts two months before the then-star tight end killed a man in 2013. He did...

May 5, 2015 - 1:03am
19 min 1 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 14th home run and Felix Hernandez won his fifth straight decision to start the season, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Monday night.

Cruz celebrated his first AL Player of the Month Award with a leadoff shot against Matt Shoemaker that snapped a scoreless tie in the seventh.

Hernandez (5-0) allowed a run and six hits in seven innings while striking out eight...

May 5, 2015 - 12:53am
19 min 1 sec ago
All Times EDT
(x-if necessary)
DIVISIONAL SEMIFINALS
BEST OF 7
EASTERN CONFERENCE
South Carolina 4, Reading 3

Friday, April 17: South Carolina 2, Reading 1, 2OT

Saturday, April 18: Reading 4, South Carolina 2

Thursday, April 23: South Carolina 5, Reading 2

Saturday, April 25: Reading 4...

May 5, 2015 - 12:52am
19 min 1 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning on the way to winning back-to-back starts for the first time this season, leading the San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday night for their fourth straight win.

Bumgarner (3-1) outdueled Tyson Ross (1-3), striking out six and walking one as each starter threw 107 pitches. Bumgarner left to a standing ovation in the top of the eighth and tipped his cap as he gave way...

May 5, 2015 - 12:33am
19 min 1 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
19 min 1 sec ago
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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
19 min 1 sec ago
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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
19 min 1 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
19 min 1 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
49 min 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...

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