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Pro Sports

NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use

NBC closely studies how Americans follow the action partly because the Olympics are a huge investment but also to get a peek at how media habits are changing. This year's takeaway: the multi-screen experience is rapidly taking hold and is doing so across all age groups.

Former Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols hits home runs No. 499 and 500

Lost Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit a pair of shots off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan on Tuesday — a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth — to become the 26th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs.

Manchester United fires David Moyes after lackluster first year

David Moyes, who had replaced the successful Alex Ferguson as manager, was fired by United on Tuesday after exhausting the patience and losing the support of the club's American owners, the Glazer family.

Spurs' Gregg Popovich named NBA coach of the year

A year after his team lost to the Miami Heat in dramatic fashion in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has his team in place for another title run. That garnered him coach of the year honors, which were announced Tuesday.

Lance Armstrong's former coach banned from cycling for 10 years

Lance Armstrong's longtime coach, Johan Bruyneel, was banned for 10 years on Tuesday for helping to organize massive doping on teams led by the disgraced cyclist.

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.

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