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Golden State Stays Alive in NBA Finals

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TORONTO — The Golden State Warriors aren’t letting go of the NBA title just yet. Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Klay Thompson added 26 and they led a season-saving surge that gave the Warriors a 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The ...

Braves Blast 5 Homers in Win Over Pirates

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ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves stayed hot by hitting five home runs on a night a first-inning, stare-down contest created the biggest stir. Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a grand slam, Ozzie Albies added two homers and the Braves beat Pittsburgh 13-7 on Monday night after Pirates starter Joe Musgrove ...

Boston’s Consistency Faces Final Test in Game 7

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The strains of Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s “Numb/Encore” mashup emanated from a small speaker on the hallway floor outside the visiting locker room following the Boston Bruins’ morning skate. “I don’t know what you’re expecting of me ... put under the pressure ... ...

Logano Edges Busch, Truex in Overtime

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BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Joey Logano won the pole in qualifying and then led for more than three-quarters of the actual race. It was an impressive display, but all that could have gone for naught if he hadn’t been sharp on one final restart. Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series race of ...

Parker Says He’s Retiring From NBA After 18 Seasons

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker’s impressive career is over. Parker announced Monday he’s retiring from basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA. The 37-year-old guard said on Twitter it was an emotional decision. “It’s with a lot of emotion that I retire ...

Ortiz Flown To Boston After Being Shot in Bar

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — David Ortiz was flown to Boston for more medical care Monday after the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. The 43-year-old retired athlete had ...

Toronto Captures Second State Title in Baseball

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AKRON — When Nate Karaffa unleashed his fastball one final time, nothing went through his mind except finishing the job. It wasn’t his career, his individual accomplishments, how he and his teammates always dreamt of this moment or even how he’ll look in an Ohio State uniform next year. ...

Dirty Dozen: Nadal Wins 12th French Open, 18th Grand Slam Title

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PARIS — For a few, fleeting moments Sunday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in the final for the second consecutive year. A poor game from Nadal allowed Thiem to break him and even things at a ...

Brewers Sweep Pirates

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers topped their crowd-pleasing Christian Yelich bobblehead giveaway with another surprise gift, thanks to Mike Moustakas. Moustakas launched a homer that won a new SUV for a fan, Yelich hit his major league-leading 24th home run and the Brewers beat the ...

Bruins Force Game 7 With 5-1 Win Over Blues

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Facing elimination in a hostile environment, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again. The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 because two of Boston’s biggest stars love the biggest moments. Rask made 28 saves, Marchand had a goal and ...

Roughriders Dominate In First Round

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WHEELING — Mook Zimmerman was smiling ear to ear as he jogged off the artificial surface inside WesBanco Arena Saturday night. After what he has just witnessed, he had good reason to. West Virginia scored on all four of its first-half possessions and the defense held New Jersey to 89 yards ...