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Story, Freeland help Rockies move into 1st

PHOENIX — Trevor Story homered and rookie Kyle Freeland pitched six effective innings, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Friday night to move into first place in the NL...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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MLB Roundup: Yankees come back from 8 runs down to beat Baltimore

NEW YORK — Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees completed a stunning rally from an eight-run deficit, outslugging the Baltimore Orioles 14-11 on Friday...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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NFL Draft: Day 2 recap

PHILADELPHIA — It’s Philly, so of course they booed. Roger Goodell heard it. Cincinnati’s selection of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon intensified it. And Drew Pearson incited the fans at the NFL...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Broncos’ Elway hoping to buck trend with Walker

ENGLEWOOD – With the 51st pick of the NFL draft, No. 7 was looking for a change of fortune in his seventh season as architect of the Denver Broncos. General manager John Elway has grabbed some...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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John Wall’s 42-point effort leads Wizards to series clinching win against Hawks

ATLANTA - Washington Wizards point guard John Wall ended his night early, walking off the court with the clock stopped in the final quarter. He deserved the proper send-off for a road villain -...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Celtics crush Bulls, advance to NBA Eastern Conference semifinals

CHICAGO — Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night. The top-seeded Celtics simply...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Blues give Predators first playoff loss, even series

ST. LOUIS — Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 3:51 left to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 2 on Friday night to tie...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Dale Jr. says retiring announcement took the pressure off

RICHMOND, Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is gone, not only about his future, but also his results. “I certainly did feel a lot more relaxed now,” NASCAR’S most popular driver said...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Blixt, Smith surge ahead at Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. — Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith posted a 10-under 62 in Friday’s four-ball format to move into the lead at the Zurich Classic, which is in its first year of a new team format. Blixt...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Viviani sprints to Romandie stage win; Felline retains lead

PAYERNE, Switzerland – Elia Viviani earned his biggest victory since taking Olympic gold on the track last year, winning a stage at the Tour of Romandie on Friday. Viviani led an Italian 1-2 finish...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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NFL teams chasing the right to host draft

PHILADELPHIA – Nearly 100,000 people attended the festivities surrounding the first night of the NFL draft Thursday. That’s more than at any Super Bowl except one. The traveling spring show might...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Larry Bird leaves the Indiana Pacers

Larry Bird is stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, a stunningly abrupt move even for an NBA legend known for making swift decisions. Bird made the call on...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports