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Nets, Magic, Spurs win road openers in NBA playoffs

By The Associated Press undefined PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D'Angelo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of ...

Brewers hand Dodgers 6th straight loss, 4-1

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zach Davies is off to a strong start for the Milwaukee Brewers, allowing three earned runs in 17 2/3 innings so far. After being limited to 13 games because of shoulder and back injuries last season, Davies has helped the Brewers race to a ...

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had about 40 laps to go and Clint Bowyer closing fast. In a race to see who could preserve their car best, Truex outlasted Bowyer and then held off a four-lap charge by Joey Logano to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday ...

AP source: Luke Walton reaches agreement to be Kings coach

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Luke Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, securing another NBA head coaching job just a day after parting ways with the Los Angeles Lakers following three losing seasons. The 39-year-old Walton was dismissed by the Lakers on Friday after Los ...

Nets, Magic win road openers in NBA playoffs

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D'Angelo Russell flashed some postseason magic, playing like the All-Star leader Brooklyn needed with 26 points, and Caris LeVert scored 23 to lead the Nets to an impressive 111-102 win Saturday over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their ...

Molinari builds 2-shot lead over Woods, Finau in Masters

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Record scores on the white boards at Augusta National. Ground-shaking roars for Tiger Woods along the back nine. Francesco Molinari blocked out the buzz on a delirious day of nine players sharing space atop the leaderboard Saturday. He ...

Blue Jackets stun Lightning 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 first-round series lead. Columbus also got goals from Cam Atkinson, Zach Werenski, Riley Nash and ...

Injured while kissing daughter, Jason Day gets a lot better

By Tim Dahlberg AP Sports Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jason Day began the Masters by throwing his back out while leaning down to kiss his daughter on the practice green. He played his way onto the leaderboard a day later after receiving a scolding from his wife. “It’s the Masters, ...

NBA first-round playoff series capsules

By The Associated Press Capsules for the first-round NBA playoff series in the Eastern and Western Conferences: ——— EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (60-22) vs. No. 8 DETROIT PISTONS (41-41) Season series: Bucks, 4-0 Story line: After rolling to the NBA’s best record, ...

Luke Walton out as Lakers coach after 3 losing seasons

By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Walton is out as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers after three losing seasons. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka announced Walton’s departure Friday, three days after the abrupt resignation of president of basketball operations ...