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Bruins beat Red Wings 4-2, advance in NHL playoffs

The regular season wasn't much of a struggle for the Boston Bruins, and neither was their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings.

Orioles top Royals in extra innings

Nick Markakis singled in the winning run in 10th inning after two throwing errors by pitcher Danny Duffy laid the groundwork for the Baltimore Orioles' 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Patriots coach Belichick runs half marathon in Nashville

Patriots coach Bill Belichick ran the St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon on Saturday and finished with an official time of 2 hours, 36 minutes and 46 seconds.

Seung-Yul Noh leads Zurich Classic with no bogeys

If Seung-Yul Noh can hold on to the lead in the Zurich Classic, he'll do it front of fans who can appreciate how much bigger Noh's mission is than simply winning his first PGA Tour event.

Shelby Miller helps Cardinals beat Pirates 1-0

The St. Louis Cardinals right hander pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings to lead his team to a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday night.

Jonathan Toews lifts Blackhawks past Blues in OT

Jonathan Toews scored on a breakaway at 7:36 of overtime Friday night, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues and a 3-2 series lead.

Nets take 2-1 lead over Raptors with 102-98 win

Paul Pierce had 18 points, and he and Kevin Garnett provided the game's signature plays late in the second quarter, a reminder that the Nets brought the veterans here as much for their bravado as their basketball.

Rookie Ventura leads Royals past Orioles 5-0

Yordano Ventura (2-1) had a career-high eight strikeouts and walked two in his seventh major league start. The 22-year-old rookie, who had never before gone longer than seven innings, stymied a club that totaled 21 runs in its last two games.

Baseball will look at pine tar rule after season

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport will wait until after the season to study whether the rule preventing pitchers from using pine tar should be changed.

Dice-K 1st save since 2000; Mets top Cards 4-1

Daisuke Matsuzaka picked up his first save since 2000 as the Mets completed the three-game sweep of the Cardinals.

Royals dominated by Kluber in 5-1 loss to Indians

Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 11 and allowed Kansas City just four hits in his first complete game, leading the Indians to a 5-1 win over the Royals.

Column: Pineda didn't even try to hide cheating attempt

The Yankees right-hander got nabbed on the mound Wednesday night in Fenway with what looked like an oil slick's worth of pine tar on the right side of his neck.

Blackhawks, Blues prepare for Game 5

The Blackhawks have won two straight, mounting their bid for a repeat Stanley Cup. They took the day off for travel, confident they can beat the Blues on the road.

Protesters rally against FIFA president

A handful of protesters holding banners and placards demonstrated peacefully Thursday at an event with FIFA president Sepp Blatter to highlight the plight of migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

Lance Armstrong teammate pens stark memoir

In a book due out next month, part memoir and part mea culpa, Hincapie discusses not only his rise in cycling, from the son of a Colombian immigrant in the New York City borough of Queens to the top teammate of Armstrong, but also the pervasive use of performance-enhancing substances that came to mark an entire generation — and ultimately turned Armstrong from hero into pariah.

Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

The 22-time Olympic medalist tried golf and high-stakes poker in a quest to satisfy his competitive drives. He found nothing compared to pulling on a suit and diving in.

Masterson, Kipnis help Indians top Royals

The Cleveland Indians captured a 5-2 win over the Royals even after shortstop blunders gave Kansas City the lead.

Mets cut down tying run, hold off Cardinals

Jonathon Niese earned his first win of the season, and shortstop Ruben Tejada threw out Matt Carpenter for the second out of the ninth on a strong relay from center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Cubs lose to Diamondbacks on Wrigley's 100th anniversary

The Cubs lost 7-5 in the ninth inning, just one out from winning the game.

Throwback birthday celebration marks Wrigley centennial

Cubs and Diamondback players dressed in 1914-style jerseys, and Hall of Fame athletes Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Andre Dawson attended the game.

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