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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference before the team's NBA basketball game between the Chicago Bulls and the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Three people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement in principle to make former Cavaliers GM Griffin the Hornets' new executive vice president of basketball operations. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because contract negotiations are ongoing and no announcement has been made. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 18, 2019 - 1:18 am
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Pelicans newly hired top basketball executive said he's keeping coach Alvin Gentry and wouldn't rule out the possibility of talking six-time All-Star Anthony Davis into rescinding his trade request and committing to New Orleans long-term. "We have a very long and successful...
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New York Yankees Brett Gardner, left, celebrates with Yankees Aaron Judge, right rear, after hitting a seventh-inning grand slam during a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 18, 2019 - 12:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner smiled through the fog left from a gaudy celebration in the New York Yankees clubhouse, part of the new postgame routine that includes the razzle-dazzle of a smoke machine and strobe lights. "I think the idea was to play it after we win big games," he said. This was as...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots over Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) during the first quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 17, 2019 - 8:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and the Boston Celtics rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven, first-round series Coming out of a timeout and with a chance to tie, the Pacers' Wesley Matthews...
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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 17, 2019 - 8:25 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Carlos Carrasco rebounded from one of his worst starts with 12 strikeouts, Jake Bauers hit a solo homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Carrasco (2-2) pitched three-hit ball over seven innings, dominating as the...
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talks to reporters Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Renton, Wash. Earlier in the week, Wilson signed a $140 million, four-year extension with the NFL football team. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 17, 2019 - 6:44 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When Russell Wilson and his representatives started negotiations with the Seattle Seahawks on a contract extension, they were looking far beyond five more seasons. Having turned 30 late last season, Wilson tried to project into the next decade and the chances of playing his...
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April 17, 2019 - 6:06 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after undergoing right shoulder surgery. Vizcaino had the procedure Wednesday in New York. He pitched in four games this season, getting one save and allowing one run...
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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks a shot beside San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane during the first period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 17, 2019 - 6:04 pm
The Vegas Golden Knights are on the brink of reaching the second round for the second time in their two-year history. A year after advancing all the way to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season, the Golden Knights are one win away from moving past the San Jose Sharks in the postseason...
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Boston Red Sox's David Price pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 17, 2019 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price thinks Major League Baseball made a mistake by having just 10 games Monday on Jackie Robinson Day. "Hey @mlb every year on April 15th we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day," Price tweeted Wednesday. "EVERYONE plays on that day next year deal? No one...
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April 17, 2019 - 5:43 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU athletic director Joe Alleva is stepping down from that position and will have a new role within the athletic department. The school announced Wednesday that Alleva's new position will be as special assistant to the president for donor relations. He will remain LSU's...
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San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan rips his jersey as he heads to the bench after drawing his second personal foul against the Denver Nuggets early in the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 17, 2019 - 5:40 pm
The Golden State Warriors are trying to regain the lead in a series they probably still can't believe is tied. Same with the San Antonio Spurs, who like the Warriors know they are facing an opponent who won't stay down no matter how far they fall down. The Clippers' historic comeback against the...
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