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Stafford sits out workout as wife has brain tumor

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday. Stafford's wife, Kelly, announced earlier this month she plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor. She posted on Instagram two days later, thanking everyone for ...

DeMarcus Cousins injures left quadriceps early in Game 2

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Starting Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins' postseason could be in jeopardy after he injured his left quadriceps muscle in the first quarter of Monday night's 135-131 Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the ...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Yankees, Lindor begins rehab assignment

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: RIVALRY RENEWED Mookie Betts tries to get going at the plate when the Red Sox (6-11) visit the Yankees (6-9) in the first meeting this season between the longtime rivals. Boston knocked New York out of the ...

Hurricanes blank Caps 5-0 in 1st home playoff game since ’09

By The Associated Press undefined RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Petr Mrazek earned his fourth career postseason shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a decade, routing the Washington Capitals 5-0 on Monday ...

Yelich’s 3 homers lift Brewers past Cardinals, 10-7

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich got a big reward for a little extra early work. Yelich hit three homers, including a pair of three-run shots, and drove in a career-high seven runs to power the Milwaukee Brewers past the St. Louis Cardinals 10-7 on Monday ...

Pederson’s HR in 9th rallies Dodgers past Reds 4-3

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig's homer stole the show early against his former Los Angeles teammates. But Joc Pederson had the last word for the Dodgers. Pederson hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, pointing into the Dodger dugout and thumping his ...

Kenya’s Cherono wins men’s Boston Marathon in sprint to tape

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The two-time Boston Marathon champion turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two others with the finish line in sight. But one of them was Lawrence Cherono, the fastest man in the field. And he needed every bit ...

LEADING OFF: MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: JACKIE ROBINSON DAY Major League Baseball observes Jackie Robinson Day at ballparks all over the country. Robinson broke baseball's color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, ...

Antetokounmpo, Bucks pound Pistons 121-86 in opener

By The Associated Press undefined MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks showed they were serious about making a playoff run with a 121-86 rout of the Detroit Pistons in Game 1 on Sunday night. The MVP ...

Blue Jackets move to the brink of sweeping Lightning

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky has the Columbus Blue Jackets on the brink of sweeping a playoff series that hardly anyone thought they could win. The Russian goalie shut the door when the Tampa Bay Lightning made a desperate late surge on Sunday ...

Tiger Woods wins Masters for 1st major title in 11 years

By The Associated Press undefined AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fallen hero, crippled star, and now a Masters champion again. Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time Sunday, a comeback that goes well beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience that watched ...

Martin hits RBI double in 9th, Pirates top Nationals 4-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with the based loaded, two outs and one of baseball's hottest hitters at the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning, there was nowhere Felipe Vázquez wanted to be more than on the mound at Nationals Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates relief ace then coaxed a flyball from ...

Poirier bloodies Holloway, wins UFC interim lightweight belt

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Poirier bloodied Max Holloway and won a unanimous decision for the UFC interim lightweight title on Saturday night, denying Holloway his chance to become only the fourth fighter to hold two belts at the same time. Holloway, the UFC ...

Nets, Magic, Spurs win road openers in NBA playoffs

By The Associated Press undefined PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D'Angelo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of ...

Brewers hand Dodgers 6th straight loss, 4-1

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zach Davies is off to a strong start for the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing three earned runs in 17 2/3 innings so far. After being limited to 13 games because of shoulder and back injuries last season, Davies has helped the Brewers race to a ...

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had about 40 laps to go and Clint Bowyer closing fast. In a race to see who could preserve their car best, Truex outlasted Bowyer and then held off a four-lap charge by Joey Logano to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday ...

AP source: Luke Walton reaches agreement to be Kings coach

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, securing another NBA head coaching job just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons. The 39-year-old Walton was dismissed by the Lakers on Friday after Los ...

Nets, Magic win road openers in NBA playoffs

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D'Angelo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their ...

Molinari builds 2-shot lead over Woods, Finau in Masters

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Record scores on the white boards at Augusta National. Ground-shaking roars for Tiger Woods along the back nine. Francesco Molinari blocked out the buzz on a delirious day of nine players sharing space atop the leaderboard Saturday. He ...

Blue Jackets stun Lightning 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 first-round series lead. Columbus also got goals from Cam Atkinson, Zach Werenski, Riley Nash and ...