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Lakers, Bucks look to clinch second-round berths Wednesday

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer It was only a week ago when the sky was falling on the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA's two best teams in the regular season, the top seeds in their respective conferences, both lost their playoff openers and looked vulnerable. Not so much ...

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev into quarterfinals in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Daniil Medvedev returned to the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 6-3 victory Tuesday over Aljaz Bedene, who accidentally hit a ball that struck a TV cameraman in the stands between second-set points. The cameraman did not appear ...

Jamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's Minister of Health says legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Minister Christopher Tufton said Bolt was aware of the results and his recent contacts were being traced. "It is now public knowledge that Mr. Bolt has ...

Cardinals’ safety Baker agrees to 4-year, $59 million deal

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer Two-time Pro Bowl safety Budda Baker has agreed to terms on a $59 million, four-year contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals. The team announced the deal on Tuesday. Baker's agent David Mulugheta confirmed the terms and that $33.1 million is guaranteed, ...

Orioles LH Wade LeBlanc done for season with elbow injury

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have placed left-hander Wade LeBlanc on the 60-day injured list with a season-ending elbow problem. LeBlanc walked off the mound in the first inning of Sunday's game against Boston after experiencing elbow tightness. The injury has been diagnosed as a ...

Braves rally to beat Workman, Phillies 6-5 in 9th

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Duvall and the Atlanta Braves spoiled Brandon Workman's debut with Philadelphia, rallying for a 6-5 win over the sliding Phillies on Saturday night. Workman, acquired in a trade with Boston on Friday, entered with the bases loaded and one ...

Orioles tag Boston bullpen, end skid with 5-4 victory

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Boston's first game with its revamped bullpen coincided with its initial foray into an extra-inning game with baseball's new rules. It did not go well. Pedro Severino singled in the winning run in the 10th inning to punctuate a poor ...

Slam Diego! Cronenworth hits Padres’ 5th slam in 6 games

By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Trent Grisham hit three home runs and rookie Jake Cronenworth launched a grand slam in a wild nine-run second inning Saturday night, making the San Diego Padres the first team in major league history to hit five slams in six games as they ...

Stars’ top line dominant in 5-3 win over Avs in Game 1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The top line for the Dallas Stars finally came to life, stepping up after a quick turnaround for an impressive start in round two of the Western Conference playoffs. Stars captain Jamie Benn, Alexander Radulov and Tyler Seguin set the tone early, and piled on after ...

Anderson throws 3-hitter for 1st CG as Giants top Dbacks 5-1

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game, overshadowing a record-tying night for Zac Gallen as the streaking San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Saturday. Mike Yastrzemski and Alex ...

Lucas Giolito, Chicago White Sox send Detroit Tigers to 9th straight loss

By PAUL LADEWSKI Associated Press CHICAGO — Lucas Giolito matched his career high of 13 strikeouts in seven dominant innings, hot-hitting Tim Anderson stroked his fourth homer of the series, and the Chicago White Sox beat Detroit 5-0 Thursday to complete their first four-game sweep of the ...

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson welcomed Detroit pitching prospect Tarik Skubal to the majors with a leadoff homer as the Chicago White Sox won 10-4 Tuesday for their third straight win. Anderson hit a leadoff homer for the second straight night, finishing with four hits and three RBIs. The ...

Nuggets squeeze past Jazz 134-132 in double-OT

By The Associated Press undefined LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 23 points in his first game of the NBA restart, including the tying and go-ahead baskets, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 134-132 in two overtimes Saturday. The Nuggets overcame Donovan Mitchell's ...

McGruder’s late 3 helps Clippers edge Trail Blazers 122-117

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Clippers coach Doc Rivers rested Kawhi Leonard and sat Paul George for the final five minutes following Los Angeles' plan to restrict playing time. They still pulled out a very big win over the Portland Trail Blazers when All-Star Damian Lillard missed a couple ...

Santander, O’s rough up Nats relievers, rally for 5-3 win

By BOBBY BANCROFT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Pat Valaika, Pedro Severino and Anthony Santander homered during a five-run rally in the eighth inning as the Baltimore Orioles roughed up Washington's relievers and beat the Nationals 5-3 Saturday night. Nationals starter Austin Voth ...

Booker’s 35 points lead surprising Suns past Heat 119-112

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 35 points and Jevon Carter added a season-high 20 points as the Phoenix Suns remained undefeated in the NBA restart, beating the Miami Heat 119-112 on Saturday night. Carter made six of eight 3-pointers as the Suns improved to 5-0 in the ...

Mets hit 3 HRs, end makeshift Marlins’ 6-game win streak 8-4

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Davis homered and drove in a career-high four runs, Pete Alonso and Michael Conforto also connected, and the New York Mets finally slowed down the makeshift Miami Marlins with an 8-4 victory Saturday night. Rookie left-hander David ...

Brad Keselowski seeks 1st NASCAR win in home state of Michigan

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Ford is on a nice little winning streak at Michigan International Speedway, although it may not feel that way to Brad Keselowski. Keselowski still hasn’t won a Cup race in his home state, and it seems like every year that is a story when NASCAR comes to ...