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Blues even series on Backes’ OT game-winner, beat Stars 4-3

DALLAS (AP) — Blues captain David Backes scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime and St. Louis beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 in Game 2 on Sunday to get even in the second-round series. St. Louis was on its second power play of overtime after Antoine Roussel...

Warriors whip Portland at home in opener of West semifinals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 37 points in another brilliant performance as fellow “Splash Brother” Stephen Curry watched injured, and the Golden State Warriors again dominated without their MVP to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-106 Sunday in...

Kershaw: 3-hitter, 14 Ks, RBI single, Dodgers top Pads 1-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the game’s only run, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday. Kershaw (3-1) ended the Dodgers’ six-game losing streak by pitching his...

Vegas, Stuard share lead in rain-delayed Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jhonattan Vegas birdied two of five holes he was able to play in the rain-delayed third round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday, giving him a share of the lead with Brian Stuard. Tournament officials said the event would be shortened to 54 holes and was...

Brad Keselowski wins crazy crash-fest at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski won a demolition derby at Talladega Superspeedway, where multiple wrecks caused two cars to go airborne and led to millions of dollars in damage to race teams. Keselowski’s cruise to the checkered flag was anticlimactic Sunday...

Heat roll past Hornets in Game 7, 106-73

MIAMI (AP) — They needed all 82 games of the regular season to get the opportunity to play Game 7 of the opening round at home, and the Miami Heat took full advantage. A trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals is their reward. Goran Dragic scored 25 points and grabbed six...

Stephen Curry resumes light shooting on injured right knee

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry has resumed light shooting without movement on his injured right knee with the hopes he can get into scrimmages by later next week, perhaps in time to be ready for Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors’ Western Conference semifinals...

Expected Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist jogs at Churchill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Nyquist has stepped onto the track at Churchill Downs for the first time to begin his final preparations for the Kentucky Derby. The undefeated colt jogged once around the sloppy oval under exercise rider Jonny Garcia on Sunday. They were accompanied...

Oops: Braves’ transaction miscue leaves them short a player

CHICAGO (AP) — A front-office mistake left the Atlanta Braves short a player for their game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Braves announced four hours before the scheduled first pitch that they had selected the contract of veteran utility player Emilio Bonifacio...

Capitals’ Orpik has hearing for late hit to Maatta’ head

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has a hearing Sunday with the NHL’s department of player safety for his late hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta in Game 2 of their second-round playoff series. Orpik was given a...