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Toronto Maple Leafs' Andreas Johnsson (18) celebrates a goal by Kasperi Kapanen on Boston Bruins' Tuukka Rask, bottom, during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Friday, April 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 19, 2019 - 11:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have grown accustomed to playoff disappointment in recent years. However, after putting together possibly their best defensive effort of the season, their latest victory has them on the brink of getting out of the first round for the first time since 2004...
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New York Mets' Jacob deGrom (48) takes a deep breath after walking Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman, left, during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
April 19, 2019 - 10:33 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: CHECK HIM Mets ace Jacob deGrom will have an MRI on his right elbow after the NL Cy Young Award said his arm has felt sore. DeGrom is leaving the team in St. Louis to get examined back in New York, and the team is putting him on the injured...
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Toronto Raptors' Pascal Siakam, left, grabs the ball in front of Orlando Magic's Evan Fournier during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 19, 2019 - 10:23 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors think Pascal Siakam should be selected the NBA's Most Improved Player. He was their MVP on Friday night. And the East's No. 2 seed has the home-court edge back again. Siakam had 30 points and 11 rebounds, hitting a floater with 1:33 left to help snuff out a...
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Steve Yzerman answers a question during an NHL hockey news conference where he was introduced as the new executive vice president and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Detroit. Yzerman returns to Detroit where he was part of three Stanley Cup championship teams and a captain. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 19, 2019 - 10:00 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Steve Yzerman is getting another chance to return the Detroit Red Wings to glory. The Hockey Hall of Famer did it as one the game's great leaders, helping Detroit end a 42-year championship drought with the first of three Stanley Cup celebrations of his playing tenure in Detroit. Now...
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Dustin Johnson hits from the eighth fairway during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Friday, April 19, 2019. (Scott Schroeder/The Island Packet via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 8:57 pm
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Shane Lowry continued his strong play at the rain-delayed RBC Heritage, moving to 9-under par with two holes left when the second round was suspended Friday because of darkness. Lowry, who opened at Harbour Town Golf Links with a 6-under 65 after a 78-73 flameout at...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, left, and Los Angeles Clippers forward JaMychal Green jaw at each other during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 132-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 19, 2019 - 8:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called on Golden State's Kevin Durant and JaMychal Green of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. The players were called for double technicals early in the third quarter Thursday night at Staples Center as they...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Bisons third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. looks on before a minor league baseball against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Buffalo, N.Y. The Toronto Blue Jays top prospect says he feels ready to finally make the jump to the majors, while adding the decision is out of his control. Blue Jays assistant general manager Joe Sheehan said this week the team is still evaluating when to make the move. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
April 19, 2019 - 8:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — While saying he's ready to make his major league debut, Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero didn't need a translator to insist he's not frustrated over still playing in the minors. "No. No," Guerrero said before continuing in Spanish on Friday. Interpreter Jesse...
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Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 120-99. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
April 19, 2019 - 7:53 pm
Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will finally host its first playoff game — in what is probably the last chance the Pistons have to make their series against Milwaukee competitive. "Let's make it hard on them," Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. "Let's make it a home atmosphere, because we need...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks (28) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
April 19, 2019 - 7:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks mixed speeds, hit his spots and kept hitters off balance. It was a vintage performance that added up to his first win of the season and another victory for the rolling Cubs. Hendricks struck out a season-high 11 over seven scoreless innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat...
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New York Mets' Jacob deGrom (48) takes a deep breath after walking Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman, left, during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
April 19, 2019 - 7:45 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mets ace Jacob deGrom is being put on the injured list and returning to New York for an MRI on his elbow after the NL Cy Young Award winner reported a sore right arm. "He came in on the off-day and played a little catch and started feeling it a little bit," Mets manager Mickey...
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