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Vázquez helps Red Sox beat deGrom, slumping Mets 1-0

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom doesn't give up much on the mound. Fortunately for his opponents, sometimes it doesn't take a whole lot to beat him, either. Christian Vázquez hit an early RBI double, producing the only run required for the Boston Red Sox ...

Braves hit 5 homers, pound Hendricks, Cubs 10-0

By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna homered in a four-run first inning, Huascar Ynoa pitched 5 1/3 strong innings and the Atlanta Braves went deep five times to beat the Chicago Cubs 10-0 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Ynoa added his first ...

LEADING OFF: Braves try to do better with bats, Burnes tough

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ HOW BOUT A HIT? Limited to a total of one hit in an entire doubleheader, Freddie Freeman and the Braves try to do better with the bats when they begin a set against the Cubs. Freeman got Atlanta's ...

Curry sets NBA record for 3-pointers in a month with 85

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Greeted by more "M-V-P!" chants, Stephen Curry dazzled again in one of the most dominant stretches of his career. Curry scored 37 points and set an NBA record for 3-pointers in a month at 85, leading the Golden State Warriors past the ...

Keselowski claims 6th win at Talladega with overtime pass

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski made exactly the right final move this time, winning again at Talladega Superspeedway and demonstrating a painful lesson well learned. Keselowski's overtime victory made him the ninth driver to win through 10 NASCAR Cup ...

Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman team to win Zurich Classic

By The Associated Press undefined AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman outlasted Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel to win the Zurich Classic in a playoff that capped a tight and tense final round Sunday. Smith and Leishman won with a par on their second trip up the par-5 ...

Jarry, Guentzel lead Penguins past Bruins, 1-0

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan wants his highly skilled team to find a comfort level in playing low-scoring, one-goal games as the Stanley Cup playoffs approach. That message was received. Tristan Jarry made 29 saves for his first ...

Penguins jump into 2nd in East with 3-2 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evan Rodrigues was so focused on the Pittsburgh Penguins' late-season push to win the East Division title the forward didn't realize the implications that came with beating his former team, the Buffalo Sabres. While the Penguins jumped ...

DeGrom strikes out 9 in row, 14 in all, Mets beat Rockies

By DENNIS GEORGATOS Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out nine straight batters against Colorado on Saturday, falling one shy of matching Tom Seaver's major league record. He fell short of the record and nearly missed a win. DeGrom finished with 14 strikeouts to lead the ...

Royals earn doubleheader split with Jays on Perez’s walk-off

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays got wildly different yet equally effective pitching performances in splitting their day-night doubleheader on Saturday. In the opener, starter Steven Matz held the Royals without a hit into ...

Buchnevich scores hat trick on birthday in Rangers’ 6-3 win

By The Associated Press undefined NEW YORK (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich celebrated his birthday with his first career hat trick and the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3 on Saturday for their third win over their Hudson River rivals in five days. Artemi Panarin had a goal and three ...

Naylor hits into triple play, makes key E, Reds edge Indians

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer Josh Naylor lined into a triple play in the eighth inning, then let a routine grounder roll through his legs at first base with two outs in the ninth that led to Cincinnati's tying run as the Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in the 10th ...

Margot, Glasnow lift Rays over AL-worst Yankees 6-3

By JAKE SEINER AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Sluggish to start their AL title defense, the Tampa Bay Rays have found their bearings in the Bronx. "This venue can motivate you really quick," manager Kevin Cash said. Manuel Margot hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Tyler Glasnow overcame ...

Gomes ends Locastro’s steal streak, homers, Nats top D’backs

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — After Tim Locastro's 29-steal streak to start his major league career ended, Arizona's center fielder immediately knew something was wrong with his left pinkie finger. "Saw it was not facing the right way," Locastro said. "Looked down ...

QB front-runner Young mostly shines in Alabama’s spring game

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young made a juke move to elude a rushing defender, set his feet and launched a quick pass for a big gain to tailback Roydell Williams on the opening drive. He also lost a fumble that was recovered for a touchdown. The Alabama ...

Elliott would love to find a way to be different at Richmond

By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Like many drivers in NASCAR's top series, Chase Elliott had a hard time figuring out the best way to navigate the layout at Richmond Raceway when he first raced on the track. Some think the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval drives like a mini ...

Brewers’ Yelich put on 10-day injured list with sore back

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, who has missed four straight games because of a sore back, was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. "There's nothing new, nothing to add," manager Craig Counsell said. "That's what it is. We'll take a couple more days without ...

Baylor beatdown: Bears win title, hang 86-70 loss on Gonzaga

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heck, everyone's entitled to an off night. But that beatdown Baylor put on undefeated Gonzaga with the national title on the line — nobody saw that coming. The fresh-as-can-be Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga's march to ...

Castellanos, Moustakas lift Reds to third straight win

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning hours after deciding to appeal a two-game suspension for his part in a brawl, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Monday night. Castellanos connected off ...

Molina’s early double, Cardinals pitching stops Marlins 4-1

MIAMI (AP) — Yadier Molina hit a bases-loaded double during a three-run first inning, Daniel Ponce de Leon and the St. Louis bullpen protected the lead, and the Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Monday night. Molina drove in two runs with his 382nd double, moving past Hall of Famer Johnny ...