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Apr. 28, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

MLB: Mets score three in 9th to beat Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning, and the New York Mets snapped the Miami Marlins' five-game winning streak with a 3-1 comeback victory Monday night.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:52 AM

Kurt Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory

Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:51 AM

Rose finds a new way to win 7th PGA Tour title

It sounds like Justin Rose believes he's had a breakthrough in the Big Easy.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:50 AM

NHL: Minnesota advances to play Chicago

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise scored twice, including a short-handed, highlight-reel goal to get Minnesota going in the first period, and the Wild advanced to the Western Conference semifinals


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:48 AM

NBA: Cleveland, Golden State take sweeps

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 victory Sunday.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

MLB: Yankees win Subway Series

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Willie Mays for fourth place on the career list, and the New York Yankees took advantage of one mistake after another by the suddenly sloppy New York Mets in a 6-4 victory Sunday night.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 09:44 AM

MLB: Orioles beat Boston in 10

BALTIMORE (AP) — David Lough hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to cap a two-run rally against Koji Uehara, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night to end a five-game losing streak.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

NBA: Harden, Howard lead Rockets to 130-128 win, 3-0 lead on Mavs

DALLAS (AP) — James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and Houston beat Dallas


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 10:13 AM

NHL: Rangers win series, eliminate Pittsburgh

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin's overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist to beat Pittsburgh 2-1 on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 10:11 AM

Swafford, Weekley atop Zurich Classic leaderboard

Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

Hamlin dominates to win NASCAR race at Richmond

Denny Hamlin returned from last week's injury-shortened weekend and led almost from start to finish Friday night to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond International Raceway.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

NHL: Lightning levels series with Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, evening their playoff series at 2-2.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

NBA: Curry goes for 40 in big Golden State comeback win

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 40 points, including a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation to complete a 20-point, fourth-quarter comeback, and Golden State beat New Orleans 123-119 in overtime


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 09:59 AM

Denny Hamlin returns to action at home track in Richmond

Denny Hamlin will be back behind the wheel of his car this weekend at Richmond International Raceway, the hometown track of the Virginia driver.


Apr. 27, 2015 @ 12:12 PM

Brick City Spring Fest set for Sunday in downtown Sanford

The speed limit on the streets in the middle of downtown Sanford is 20 miles per hour. It will be exceeded by cyclists ranging from kids to pros throughout the day Sunday in the main event of the Brick City Spring Fest.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 09:39 PM

Golf: Weekley and de Jonge lead in New Orleans

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Boo Weekley had an eagle and seven birdies for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Brendon de Jonge on Thursday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

NBA: Duncan leads Spurs to OT win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Duncan scored 28 points, Kawhi Leonard added 23 and the defending champion San Antonio Spurs beat the Los Angeles Clippers 111-107 in overtime


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 10:55 AM

NHL: Rangers win in OT to take 3-1 lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 10:54 AM

MLB: Mets take streak to 10

NEW YORK (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning that sent the New York Mets to their 10th straight win Wednesday night, 3-2 over the Atlanta Braves.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

NBA: Wall leads Wiz win with 26 and 17

TORONTO (AP) — John Wall had 26 points and 17 assists, Bradley Beal scored 28 points and Washington beat Toronto 117-106 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 11:11 AM

NHL: Blackhawks need triple OT to take 3-1 series lead

CHICAGO (AP) — Brent Seabrook scored on a booming slap shot 1 minute into the third overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Tuesday night in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

MLB: Rookie helps Mets roll to 9th straight win

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Kevin Plawecki made an impressive big league debut, contributing with his bat and glove as the banged-up New York Mets won their ninth straight by beating the Atlanta Braves 7-1 Tuesday night.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Lynn cards fine finish in Mexico

Lillington resident and Sanford native Chip Lynn turned in his best-ever tournament on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica and has played in three tournaments, in Colombia, Mexico and Argentina, so far this spring.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

NBA: Butler leads Bulls to 2-0 series lead

CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler set a playoff career-high for the second straight game with 31 points, and Chicago beat Milwaukee 91-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

Red Sox win Patriots' Day game

BOSTON (AP) — Justin Masterson benefited from five unearned runs, and Boston beat Baltimore in a soggy Patriots' Day game shortened by rain.