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Antetokounmpo, Bucks pound Pistons 121-86 in opener

By The Associated Press undefined MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks showed they were serious about making a playoff run with a 121-86 rout of the Detroit Pistons in Game 1 on Sunday night. The MVP ...

Blue Jackets move to the brink of sweeping Lightning

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky has the Columbus Blue Jackets on the brink of sweeping a playoff series that hardly anyone thought they could win. The Russian goalie shut the door when the Tampa Bay Lightning made a desperate late surge on Sunday ...

Tiger Woods wins Masters for 1st major title in 11 years

By The Associated Press undefined AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fallen hero, crippled star, and now a Masters champion again. Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time Sunday, a comeback that goes well beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience that watched ...

Martin hits RBI double in 9th, Pirates top Nationals 4-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with the based loaded, two outs and one of baseball's hottest hitters at the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning, there was nowhere Felipe Vázquez wanted to be more than on the mound at Nationals Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates relief ace then coaxed a flyball from ...

Poirier bloodies Holloway, wins UFC interim lightweight belt

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Poirier bloodied Max Holloway and won a unanimous decision for the UFC interim lightweight title on Saturday night, denying Holloway his chance to become only the fourth fighter to hold two belts at the same time. Holloway, the UFC ...

Nets, Magic, Spurs win road openers in NBA playoffs

By The Associated Press undefined PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D'Angelo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of ...

Brewers hand Dodgers 6th straight loss, 4-1

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zach Davies is off to a strong start for the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing three earned runs in 17 2/3 innings so far. After being limited to 13 games because of shoulder and back injuries last season, Davies has helped the Brewers race to a ...

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had about 40 laps to go and Clint Bowyer closing fast. In a race to see who could preserve their car best, Truex outlasted Bowyer and then held off a four-lap charge by Joey Logano to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday ...

AP source: Luke Walton reaches agreement to be Kings coach

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, securing another NBA head coaching job just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons. The 39-year-old Walton was dismissed by the Lakers on Friday after Los ...

Nets, Magic win road openers in NBA playoffs

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D'Angelo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their ...