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Apr. 18, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Kenseth wins pole at Bristol

Matt Kenseth will try for his first win since 2013 when he starts from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

NHL playoffs: Capitals come back to level series with Islanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

Merritt's 61 trumps Masters champion Spieth's 62

Little-known Troy Merritt one-upped the Masters champion Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage.

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

MLB: Rodriguez homers twice in Yankee win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez inched closer to Willie Mays with two more home runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Friday night.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

MLB: Arizona beats Giants 7-6 in 12

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aaron Hill hit a two-run double with two outs in the 12th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Thursday night.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 11:06 AM

NHL playoffs: Rangers take 1-0 lead vs. Penguins

NEW YORK (AP) — Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonagh scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters win

It's been quite some time since Jordan Spieth had to explain a performance this poor.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 01:37 PM

Morris scores in his first U.S. start in 2-0 win over Mexico

Jordan Morris made a loud statement in his first start for the U.S. national team against his country's biggest and most bitter rival.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 11:24 AM

NHL playoffs: Islanders take 1-0 lead at Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brock Nelson scored twice, Josh Bailey and Ryan Strome added goals, Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 10:45 AM

MLB: L.A. Angels roll to 10-2 win at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike Trout had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run to back another win in Texas for Hector Santiago as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 10-2 in a series finale Wednesday.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

MLB: Red Sox win thanks to Washington errors

BOSTON (AP) — Two errors by pitcher Blake Treinen allowed Boston to erase a seventh-inning deficit, and the Red Sox won 8-7 on Tuesday night as the Washington Nationals struggled in the field for the second straight game.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 10:37 AM

MLB: Royals stay perfect, go to 7-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals became the only unbeaten team in the majors as Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp over Minnesota, spoiling the Twins' home opener Monday.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 10:49 AM

Jordan Spieth, 21, captures Masters victory for the ages

Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Jimmie Johnson gets 5th Sprint Cup win at Texas

Jimmie Johnson was still chasing Jamie McMurray and Kevin Harvick, trying to get back in front as the laps wound down at Texas Motor Speedway.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 10:27 AM

MLB: Miggy goes deep twice in 8-5 Detroit win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Cabrera homered twice and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers improved to 6-0 for the first time in 30 years with an 8-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

MLB: St. Louis stops Red season-opening streak

CINCINNATI (AP) — Matt Adams delivered his first home run of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped the Cincinnati Reds' season-opening winning streak at four with a 4-1 win on Saturday.

Apr. 11, 2015 @ 10:50 PM

Spieth sets another Masters record, has 4-shot lead

Jordan Spieth seized control of the Masters with a performance not seen since another 21-year-old, Tiger Woods, first blazed his way around Augusta National.

Apr. 11, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

Teenager Jones takes Xfinity race over Sprint Cup stars

Erik Jones wore a cap and gown so he could pick up his high school diploma on a stage at Texas Motor Speedway a year ago.

Apr. 11, 2015 @ 11:17 AM

Muscala, Hawks beat Hornets 104-80 for first 60-win season

Mike Muscala is making a case for postseason playing time with the Atlanta Hawks.

Apr. 11, 2015 @ 11:11 AM

MLB: Red Sox beat Yankees 6-5 in 19-inning epic

NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the classic games of their long and illustrious rivalry, the Boston Red Sox finally outlasted the New York Yankees 6-5 in 19 innings early Saturday when the game-ending double play was turned at 2:13 a.m.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 10:04 PM

Spieth makes Masters look like child's play

Jordan Spieth is making the Masters look easy.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 10:00 PM

Kurt Busch edges teammate Kevin Harvick for Texas pole

Kurt Busch is on the pole for the second time in four races since his reinstatement from a suspension for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 11:02 AM

MLB: Indian pitchers nearly no-hit Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Jed Lowrie broke up a combined no-hit bid by Cleveland with a one-out home run in the ninth inning Thursday, and the Indians beat the Houston Astros 5-1.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Spieth back on top at the Masters with opening 64

A year ago, at this very place, Jordan Spieth provided a tantalizing glimpse of what the future might hold.