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MLB suspends four players involved in Pirates-Brewers brawl

Major League Baseball announced suspensions for four players involved in Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Mejia sharp, leads Wright, Mets over Cardinals 2-0

Showing off a sizzling heater with wicked movement, Jenrry Mejia pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and led the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0.

Blackhawks blank Blues 2-0 in Game 3

Corey Crawford made 34 saves in his third career postseason shutout, and the Chicago Blackhawks got back into their playoff series with the St. Louis Blues with a 2-0 victory in Game 3 on Monday night.

Indians slip past Royals 4-3

The Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Monday night, while a trespassing squirrel ran around Progressive Field in the second inning.

Grizzlies beat Thunder 111-105 in OT to tie series

Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 in overtime on Monday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson after lost season

Phil Jackson fired Mike Woodson and the entire Knicks coaching staff on Monday, making his first big move since becoming team president in March.

Pinehurst No. 2 revamped for two consecutive U.S. golf championships

The course will host the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open in June. Players will find wider fairways, no rough and only two cuts of grass — green and fairway.

Hughes picks up win as Twins top Royals, 8-3

Phil Hughes ended a personal losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning Sunday and helping the Twins top the Kansas City Royals 8-3 to avoid a three-game sweep.

Span's sacrifice fly in 9th lifts Nats over Cards

Denard Span hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals, with Bryce Harper back in the lineup and stealing his first base of the season, rallied past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Sunday.

Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, take 2-0 series lead

Low-scoring defenseman Barret Jackman ended the game with a drive through traffic, giving the Blues their second straight 4-3 overtime victory over the Blackhawks and a 2-0 series lead.

Lynn, Cardinals beat sloppy Nats; Harper pulled

Lance Lynn became baseball's first four-game winner despite not pitching past the sixth inning, and Bryce Harper was yanked for "lack of hustle."

Nets' experience pays off in playoff-opening win against Raptors

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each had 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Nets beat the Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round series.

Royals bullpen holds on for 5-4 victory over Twins

Danny Duffy, Wade Davis and Greg Holland allowed one walk and no hits over the final four innings, and the Royals held on for a scrappy 5-4 victory over the Twins.

Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each had 24 points. Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter, and the Nets beat the Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round series.

Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

Klay Thompson scored 22 points and Golden State beat Los Angeles 109-105 after getting Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in foul trouble in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday.

Vargas tosses seven solid innings in Royals' shutout victory over Twins

Alcides Escobar had three hits and Omar Infante also drove in two runs for the Royals, who followed up a sweep at the hands of Minnesota last weekend by sweeping Houston and then taking the first of their three-game set against the Twins this weekend.

Molina's error helps Nationals beat Cardinals in pitcher's duel

The St. Louis Cardinals lost 3-1 to the Washington Nationals with three errors, two coming in the pivotal seventh inning.

Shields strikes out 12; Royals sweep Astros 5-1

James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings, and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

Cardinals' Wainwright pitches complete game shutout to top Nationals

Wainwright (3-1) allowed Ian Desmond's infield single in the second inning and Adam LaRoche's single to right in the ninth. He struck out eight and walked three. During one dominant stretch, the runner-up for the 2013 NL Cy Young award retired 18 consecutive batters.

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