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Celtics survive LeBron James’ 42 points to take command of Cavaliers

BOSTON – Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics withstood a 42-point night by LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-94 on Tuesday and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hedman, Lightning cut deficit to 2-1 against Capitals

WASHINGTON – Victor Hedman scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two assists, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 in...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Toms Skujins wins out of breakaway on Stage 3 at Tour of California

SALINAS, Calif. – Toms Skujins was in a breakaway at the Tour of California a year ago when he crashed heavily on the descent, then woozily tried to remount his bike despite what turned out to be a...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Mariners’ Cano sidelined for 80 games after positive drug test

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano has joined a lengthy list of players who have been suspended for violating baseball’s drug agreement. Cano was suspended for 80 games after testing...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Suns win NBA draft lottery, followed by Kings, Hawks

CHICAGO – Phoenix general manager Ryan McDonough was on stage moments after the NBA draft lottery ended, talking about the future of the Suns and mentioning how they had the best odds of picking...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jordan Lyles pummels Rockies, comes within 5 outs of perfect game

SAN DIEGO – After 7,858 games, the San Diego Padres are still waiting for their first no-hitter. Jordan Lyles was the latest to give the long-suffering fans hope that it could finally happen....

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avalanche sign defenseman Mark Barberio to 2-year deal

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche will bring back defenseman Mark Barberio on a two-year deal. Barberio is coming off a season in which he had three goals and 10 assists. He was limited to 46 games...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Giro d’Italia leader Simon Yates gains time, but his team struggles

GUALDO TADINO, Italy – Overall leader Simon Yates gained three bonus seconds in the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday but it was a difficult day for his Mitchelton-Scott team as Esteban...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gerardo Parra’s homer lifts Rockies past Padres

SAN DIEGO – After hitting a go-ahead, three-run homer, Gerardo Parra was just as happy that rookie Noel Cuevas went deep for the first time. “It’s good having new talent like that and for him to...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Team Sky’s Egan Bernal wins first GC test in Tour of California

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Egan Bernal tasted glory at the Tour of California when he rode solo to the top of Gibraltar Road. Sebastian Henao and Tao Geoghegan Hart were just as heroic Monday. After...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kyle Freeland, Trevor Story lead Rockies to redemption against Brewers

DENVER — Kyle Freeland pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Trevor Story homered twice and doubled to drive in Colorado’s runs, and the Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 Saturday...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Simpson stretches lead to 7 shots at The Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Webb Simpson isn’t aware of the records he has tied or broken at The Players Championship. He saw that Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth each made a big charge before he teed...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports