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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday. The Thunder won 108-102. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Outside his locker room, first-year Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan received a round of handshakes and hugs for pulling off something no other team has this postseason. The Thunder beat the defending champs at Oracle Arena. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma...
DETROIT (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers avoided a humiliating loss Monday night by beating the Minnesota Twins 10-8. The Tigers led 8-0 after one inning with AL ERA leader Jordan Zimmermann on the mound, only to see the Twins come...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perhaps a cold, wet day in Kansas City will finally cool off the Boston Red Sox. One of the hottest offensive teams in baseball had the opener of their three-game set against the Royals rained out Monday. It will be made up Wednesday as part of a split doubleheader, and...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Rangers infielder Rougned Odor said he expected to be suspended for punching Toronto’s Jose Batista during Sunday’s game in Arlington. Odor said he doesn’t regret it. He addressed the media before Texas took on the Oakland Athletics on Monday night, saying he thinks a feud...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brian Elliott had another standout game in net, David Backes and Jori Lehtera had goals and the St. Louis Blues opened their first Western Conference final in 15 years with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. Tomas Hertl scored on a first-period deflection...
Jason Day of Australia, holds The Players Championship trophy Sunday, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jason Day wanted to win The Players Championship so badly that he wasn’t going to let anything stop him. Not the super slick greens that nearly derailed him Saturday. Not the three muffed chips that turned potential birdie into a unsettling bogey as he made the...
Matt Kenseth celebrates in Victory Lane after he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. AP Photo/Nick Wass
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Matt Kenseth had eluded the wreckage that turned Dover into a junkyard. He never felt he could escape the pressure that Kyle Larson put on him — the anointed future star racing door-to-door with the former champion. “He was all over me,” Kenseth said. “I think if he would have...
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto fans chanted ‘We Want Cleveland!’ in the final seconds. They got it. Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, DeMar DeRozan had 28 and the Raptors beat the Miami Heat 116-89 in Game 7 on Sunday to advance to the conference finals for the first time in franchise history. Bismack...
CHICAGO (AP) — Starling Marte singled with one out in the seventh inning to end Jon Lester’s no-hit bid, then scored on Jung Ho Kang’s double to put Gerrit Cole and Pittsburgh ahead to stay in a 2-1 win. Kang added an eighth-inning home run to help the Pirates beat the major league-leading Cubs...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pinch-hitter Chase Headley lined a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, Carlos Beltran launched his 400th career home run and the New York Yankees wrapped up a successful homestand by beating the Chicago White Sox 7-5 Sunday. The Yankees overcame a hiccup by reliever Dellin...

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