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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.

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

Puig's smuggling venture, first reported by Los Angeles Magazine, is a common way for Cuban baseball players to make it to U.S. professional leagues.

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

The 6-foot-8-inch All-American forward said Thursday he'll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, and the first freshman in three decades to be selected team MVP.

Can Spurs get back at Heat, survive West?

Miami's path seems much easier, but James' team also appears more vulnerable than the one that was an overwhelming favorite in last year's playoffs.

At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

Jeff Glasbrenner was three blocks from the finish when the marathon was halted by the two bomb explosions. This year, he's one of 4,781 runners taking the iconic race up on its offer to return — an opportunity to settle some unfinished business when they line up at the start again.

Brewers avoid series sweep with 5-1 victory over Cardinals

Milwaukee pitcher Wily Peralta allowed one run in six 1-3 innings, and Cardinals starter Joe Kelly left the game with left hamstring tightness.

Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

The team will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. He donned a traditional soccer scarf and was serenaded by a burgeoning fan group that calls itself "Terminus Legion," a reference to the city's former name.

Officer: Sharper's DNA found on 1 Arizona victim

Tempe Police Detective Kevin Mace said at a bail hearing in Phoenix that Darren Sharper's DNA was recovered from one of the women's clothing but none of his DNA was found during an exam of the other woman.

After Titans release, Chris Johnson signs with Jets

The running back spent all day Tuesday with the Jets, signing with the team on Wednesday.

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

The former U.S. senator is banking on New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens to follow through after agreeing to sell them the Bucks for about $550 million. The deal is subject to approval by the NBA and its board of governors.