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April 20, 2014 - 6:45pm
2 min 35 sec ago

LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — A team official says a goalkeeper has died after being kicked in the head during a championship tournament match in the West African country of Gabon.

Sylvain Azougoui of the AC Bongoville soccer club had just stopped a shot on goal, but the attacker lost his balance on the wet grass and stepped on the goalkeeper's head.

The team official said the 30-year-old from Benin died on the way to the hospital Sunday. The official...

April 20, 2014 - 6:32pm
2 min 35 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Homer Bailey pitched six scoreless innings at friendly Wrigley Field for his first win of the season and Jay Bruce homered and doubled as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 on Sunday.

Zack Cozart hit a two-run homer for Cincinnati, which took two of three this weekend from the Cubs and has won 17 of its last 19 games at Wrigley Field.

Bailey (1-1) struck out eight while allowing six hits and three walks.

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April 20, 2014 - 6:26pm
2 min 35 sec ago

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez held off Bernhard Langer to win the Greater Gwinnett Championship on Sunday, becoming only the third player to lead from start to finish in his Champions Tour debut.

Jimenez, coming off a fourth-place finish in the Masters, closed with a 67 to finish two strokes ahead of Langer. Jimenez finished the tournament with 32 consecutive holes without a bogey at TPC Sugarloaf.

Langer, the defending champion, shot his...

April 20, 2014 - 6:17pm
2 min 35 sec ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Khris Davis delivered a big hit in a game interrupted by a punch-filled brawl, homering in the 14th inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.

Ryan Braun hit a tying home run in the ninth for Milwaukee.

Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, Pirates outfielder Travis Snider and Milwaukee bench coach Jerry Narron were ejected after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale fracas in the...

April 20, 2014 - 6:17pm
22 min 34 sec ago

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April 20, 2014 - 6:15pm
2 min 35 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Dean Anna drew a bases-loaded walk on a full-count pitch with two outs in the 12th inning and Carlos Beltran followed with a two-run single as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Sunday.

Yangervis Solarte was walked by Heath Bell (0-1) to open the 12th. After failing twice to bunt against C.J. Riefenhauser, Brett Gardner reached on a fielder's choice and went to third on Brian McCann's two-out single. Jacoby Ellsbury was...

April 20, 2014 - 6:08pm
32 min 36 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a late charge to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

Chris Bosh scored 13 points and James Jones had 12 for the Heat. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday.

Kemba Walker scored 20 points for the Bobcats, who led by nine early and led again in the third. Al Jefferson missed eight of his...

April 20, 2014 - 6:05pm
2 min 35 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Slumping newcomer Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and the New York Mets outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep.

David Wright had four hits and New York took advantage of three early errors by Atlanta, which had won seven of eight. Granderson went 0 for 6 with an error and was booed all afternoon, but turned those jeers to cheers at the end of a long day.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew...

April 20, 2014 - 6:03pm
42 min 35 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a late charge to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

Chris Bosh scored 13 points and James Jones had 12 for the Heat. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday.

Kemba Walker scored 20 points for the Bobcats, who led by nine early and led again in the third. Al Jefferson missed eight of his...

April 20, 2014 - 5:59pm
42 min 35 sec ago
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7)
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
Detroit 1, Boston 1

Friday, April 18: Detroit 1, Boston 0

Sunday, April 20: Boston 4, Detroit 1

Tuesday, April 22: Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 24: Boston at Detroit, 8 p.m.

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