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Bulls beat Wizards 100-97, trail series 2-1

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) dunks in front of Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal in the first half of Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Friday, April 25, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21)...
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Toews lifts Blackhawks past Blues 3-2 in OT

Chicago Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews, right, scores the game-winning goal past St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller during overtime in Game 5 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Friday, April 25, 2014, in St. Louis. The Blackhawks one 3-2. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)...
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Flyers even series at 2 with 2-1 win over Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers’ Jakub Voracek, center, of the Czech Republic, watches his puck come back out of the net after a goal against New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist, top, of Sweden, with Marc Staal, bottom, defending during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey...

G7 to ‘move swiftly’ on more Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and other nations in the Group of Seven say they have agreed to “move swiftly” to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine. In a joint statement released Friday night by the White...

Reds’ Price Calls Simon Lawsuit ‘family Business’

ATLANTA (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds are not talking about the lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by pitcher Alfredo Simon. When asked on Friday how he is proceeding with Simon, Reds manager Bryan Price said “we’ll probably just keep all that...
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Nets take 2-1 lead over Raptors with 102-98 win

Brooklyn Nets’ Paul Pierce (34) and Kevin Garnett (2) react after a play during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors on Friday, April 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Brooklyn Nets’...

Stollings Hires 1st Assistant At Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings has turned to VCU for the first member of her coaching staff. Stollings said Friday she has hired Nikita “Niki” Dawkins as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Dawkins held the same...

Stollings Hires 1st Assistant At Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings has turned to VCU for the first member of her coaching staff. Stollings said Friday she has hired Nikita “Niki” Dawkins as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Dawkins held the same...

Iowa Baseball Museum Struggles When Namesake Dies

VAN METER, Iowa (AP) — Nothing brings former Cleveland Indians star Bob Feller’s hometown of Van Meter, Iowa, together quite like Randi Van Rees and her succulent pork tenderloin sandwiches. As the owner of “Fat Randi’s” Bar and Grill — the...

Browns Hire Jamil Northcutt To Front-office Spot

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have hired Dr. Jamil Northcutt as their new director of player engagement. Northcutt spent the past six years as assistant athletics director for internal operations at Mississippi. He also spent three years working for the Kansas City Chiefs as their...