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Jake Sheehan, 9, wears an Akron RubberDucks cap as he watches a minor league baseball game between Akron and the Bowie Baysox, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Akron, Ohio. Up in New England, there are yard goats. In the Deep South, there are spacebound raccoons. A wider scan of the American map reveals a menagerie of unlikely characters, from quarrelsome jumbo shrimp to aggrieved prairie dogs. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 22, 2019 - 1:05 am
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — On a spring evening in eastern Pennsylvania, upon a bluff overlooking the Lehigh Valley, a carnival of baseball and pork products is at hand. From loudspeakers, swine-like sounds reverberate. Vendors roam the stands in clothing festooned with outsized strips of bacon. And yes...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich (22) celebrates with Lorenzo Cain (6) after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
April 22, 2019 - 1:05 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DON'T PITCH TO HIM NL MVP Christian Yelich gets yet another chance to feast on St. Louis pitching when the Brewers visit Busch Stadium. The teams have already played seven times this season — Yelich has eight home runs and 19 RBIs in those...
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) goes to the basket as Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) defends in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Portland won 111-98. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
April 22, 2019 - 12:33 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook went cold just when Dame Time hit in the third quarter again. Now time's almost up for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Damian Lillard scored 15 of his 24 points in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers held Westbrook without a basket in the second half...
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San Jose Sharks celebrate after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 22, 2019 - 12:23 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — After winning Game 5 at home to avoid elimination, Tomas Hertl vowed the San Jose Sharks would return to SAP Center for a seventh and decisive game in their opening round series with the Vegas Golden Knights. One day later, he clarified it wasn't necessarily a guarantee, but rather...
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FILE - This June 18, 2018, file photo shows Brooklyn Nets General Manager Sean Marks during a news conference introducing the team's draft picks in New York. NBA League Operations president Byron Spruell said Marks will serve a one-game suspension and be fined $25,000 for entering the referees' locker room after Game 4 of the Nets-76ers playoff series Saturday. (AP Photo/File, Mary Altaffer)
April 21, 2019 - 9:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nets general manager Sean Marks was suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for entering the referees' locker room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their playoff series. The Nets lost 112-108 on Saturday in a game in which Brooklyn's...
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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard (2) gets a shot off as he gets past Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 21, 2019 - 9:25 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard missed the NBA playoffs last season, in multiple ways. He wasn't playing the games. He wasn't feeling the games, either. That's not a problem this season for the 2014 NBA Finals MVP. Healthy and happy, Leonard has the Toronto Raptors one win away from the second...
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Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano jumps to catch a fly ball hit by Toronto Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 21, 2019 - 8:28 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics caught Justin Smoak early, ending a wild sequence that began with another eye-popping play by center fielder Ramon Laureano. But the A's couldn't totally stop Smoak and the Toronto Blue Jays, who finished off a three-game sweep with a 5-4 victory Sunday...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong, left, and teammate Yadier Molina celebrate after scoring past New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, right, during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 21, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 21, 2019 - 7:32 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Noah Syndergaard has found his health, and even a little bit of luck at the plate, but he's still off to a vexing start to the season. Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs and Syndergaard hit a home run with Dexter Fowler's help, but he struggled on the mound as the St. Louis...
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Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and center Noel Acciari (55) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 21, 2019 - 7:15 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Facing elimination, Boston didn't panic when it fell behind halfway through the first period. The Bruins kept their focus, quickly tied it and took the lead, and then held off the Toronto Maple Leafs to force a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Brad Marchand had two goals...
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New York Yankees' Austin Romine, right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a walk off single during the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
April 21, 2019 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Romine and Clint Frazier, backups carrying the burden while most of the Bronx Bombers are out for repair, kept the Yankees from a devastating loss and boosted the injury-decimated team back to a winning record. On a day that began when Aaron Judge became the 13th New York...
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