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Milwaukee Brewers' Jett Bandy slides safely into second past Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts for a double during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Milwaukee.  AP Photo/Morry Gash
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Keon Broxton and Eric Thames keep hitting for the Milwaukee Brewers, helping to power a productive offense that might need to withstand another injury to Ryan Braun. On Wednesday night, the Brewers found some relief on the mound, too, to shut down the Boston Red Sox. Top of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — They spoke in hushed, halting tones. They shook their heads a lot. And with three simple words, used in response to various questions in the postgame locker room — “I don’t know” — goaltender Braden Holtby seemed to capture the grasping-for-answers way the Washington Capitals...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks finally cleared a major psychological hurdle with their gritty Game 7 victory over Edmonton on Wednesday night. After four consecutive years of failure in winner-take-all showdowns, they stood up to an upstart opponent and finished a series strong. “I...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The place known as Smashville is ready for its close-up. The Nashville Predators have reached their first Western Conference final in franchise history and that has spread hockey fever far beyond their arena and the team’s loyal legion of fans. Stars from Carrie Underwood...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels are still hopeful of avoiding a disabled list stint for injured slugger Mike Trout. The reigning AL MVP has sat out four straight games for the first time as a regular major leaguer and missed his fifth game in six with a tight left hamstring. He...
Boston Red Sox's Chase d'Arnaud slides safely past Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Milwaukee. d'Arnaud scored on a hit by Mookie Betts.  AP Photo/Morry Gash
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A couple minor adjustments at the plate are paying off for Milwaukee’s Keon Broxton. The right-handed hitter moved his hands slightly on his bat. He’s sinking into his stance and staying back on the ball. On Tuesday, Broxton teed off on Boston Red Sox pitching by driving in...
BOSTON (AP) — After four games, the Eastern Conference semifinal matchup between the Celtics and Wizards is exactly back where it began. Following back-to-back comeback wins by the East’s top seed in the first two games in Boston, Washington returned the favor with a pair of dominant wins on its...
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A linebacker in the NFL who starred at Rutgers University was charged by a grand jury on Tuesday in connection with a shooting in New Jersey and was put on waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs. Khaseem Greene was charged with unlawful weapon possession in a Dec. 3, 2016,...
In this May 13, 2009, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, of Russia, sits on the boards in the finals seconds of Game 7 of the team's NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Washington. The Penguins won 6-2, eliminating the Capitals from the playoffs. Another Game 7 for the Washington Capitals. Another step into the breach for a fan base snakebitten by decades of missed opportunities. The Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins in a Game 7 Wednesday
The Washington Capitals’ history of playoff disappointments began even before they ever reached the postseason. The proof is hanging in the closet in Bruce Peters’ home in Waldorf, Maryland, about 30 miles away from where the Presidents’ Trophy winners will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Olympic organizers are putting their plans on display at a time of uncertainty in the race for the 2024 Games. Members of the International Olympic Committee are in Southern California this week to inspect stadiums and arenas that could become future Olympic venues...

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