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Column: After beating cancer, fight isn’t too big for Jacobs

By Tim Dahlberg AP Sports Columnist LAS VEGAS (AP) — The moment won't be too big for Daniel Jacobs, of that he's certain. Not after going toe-to-toe with the fearsome Gennady Golovkin before dropping a narrow decision. Not after beating cancer that doctors were sure would end his career, ...

LEADING OFF: Sabathia goes for 3,000 Ks, Yelich hobbled

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: MISTER 3,000 CC Sabathia (1-0, 2.40 ERA) needs three strikeouts for 3,000 when the New York Yankees visit Arizona. The 38-year-old veteran, who plans to retire after this season, is trying to join Randy ...

Cardinals score 6 in 5th inning to beat Nationals 6-3

BOBBY BANCROFT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Held to one hit through four innings, the St. Louis Cardinals suddenly broke loose. Harrison Bader homered to spark a six-run fifth as the surging Cardinals rallied past Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Monday night in the ...

Butler scores 30 as 76ers beat Raptors 94-89 to even series

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Jimmy Butler's big game helped Philadelphia snap a lengthy losing streak in Toronto and, more importantly, brought the 76ers level in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Butler had 30 points and 11 rebounds, James Ennis scored 13 points ...

Rockets’ Paul fined $35K for ‘reckless’ contact with ref

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston guard Chris Paul was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Monday for making contact with an official with 4.4 seconds left in a 104-100 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Paul was ...

Ex-Raiders, Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski retiring

By The Associated Press undefined Former Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski is set to retire after an 18-year career. Janikowski spent 17 seasons with Oakland before kicking last season with Seattle after signing a one-year deal. Janikowski's agent, Paul Healy, ...

Giants: Player shot in Topeka will join team this weekend

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Washburn University football players who were shot outside of an off-campus house party hours after one of them was drafted by the New York Giants were "in the wrong place at the wrong time," authorities said Monday. The shooting early Sunday killed defensive back ...

Leonard scores 45 points, Raptors top 76ers

TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored a career playoff-high 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam added 29 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-95 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Saturday night. Leonard matched his career-best ...

Bishop makes 32 saves, Stars beat Blues 4-2 to tie series

By Steve Overbey Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dallas goalie Ben Bishop rebounded — at his hometown team’s expense. Bishop made 32 saves, Roope Hintz scored twice and the Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 in Game 2 to even the Western Conference semifinal series. Bishop grew up ...

Hurricanes storm into second-round showdown with Islanders

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Calvin de Haan was at a loss for words about what comes next. Minutes after the Carolina Hurricanes' shocking 4-3 double-overtime victory in Game 7 to move on to the second round, he wasn't yet ready to turn his attention to facing the New York Islanders. But ...