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Wainwright, Molina help Cardinals to 5-3 win over Pirates

JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings of one-run ball to extend his domination of Pittsburgh, and battery-mate Yadier Molina keyed a four-run sixth inning with a two-run single as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-3 on Friday night. Wainwright has won 10 straight decisions against the Pirates…

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Curry, Warriors rally past Mavs for 2-0 lead in West finals

JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Luka Doncic had been dominating for most of the night, yelling in celebration and flexing his arms in Stephen Curry’s house. Then Curry and the Golden State Warriors delivered one of those signature third-quarter flurries that have defined so many of their postseason runs — with…

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Bach says Russia ban is to protect athletes, not punish them

GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer GENEVA (AP) — Russian athletes and officials who have been banned from international sporting events because of the war in Ukraine are being protected rather than punished, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Friday. Most sports bodies have followed the IOC guidance given on Feb. 28 — four days…

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Robert homers, drives in 4 as White Sox beat Royals 7-4

MARC BOWMAN Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Luis Robert homered and drove in four runs as the Chicago White Sox rallied past the Kansas City Royals 7-4 Thursday to win the five-game series. Robert delivered a pair of RBI singles before hitting a two-run homer into the left field stands in the eighth.…

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Perron scores twice, Blues even series with 4-1 win over Avs

PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Between the new line combinations and wrinkles — using five forwards on a power play — there was one big-time constant for St. Louis: Jordan Binnington. Stellar in goal yet again. David Perron scored twice as St. Louis juggled its offensive pairings, Binnington made 30 saves and…

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Celtics roll past Heat 127-102, tie Eastern finals at 1-1

TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — His team was down by 10 in the opening minutes, and Boston coach Ime Udoka was making no effort to hide his level of disappointment. His message was simple. “Wake up,” he told his team. Oh, they listened. And the Eastern Conference finals are all knotted up,…

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Colorado hosts St. Louis with 1-0 series lead

The Colorado Avalanche host the St. Louis Blues in the second round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 lead in the series. St. Louis Blues (49-22-11, third in the Central Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (56-19-7, first in the Central Division) Denver; Thursday, 9:30 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -244, Blues +200; over/under is…

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Bears try to prove they can support QB Justin Fields

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass at the NFL football team’s practice facility in Lake Forest, Ill., Wednesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — From his work ethic to understanding a new offense, quarterback Justin Fields has convinced his new coaches with the Chicago Bears that he…

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A look at agreements for US men’s and women’s soccer teams

FILE – The United States’ team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women’s World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, July 7, 2019. The U.S. Soccer Federation agreed to landmark collective bargaining agreements with its men’s and women’s teams, equalizing compensation for the…

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Chicago-born rookie Suwinski homers, lifts Pirates over Cubs

MARK GONZALES Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Jack Suwinski, who attended high school 20 minutes from Wrigley Field, hit a tiebreaking home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 3-2 Wednesday night, ending Chicago’s four-game winning streak. Suwinski made his major league debut this season and began the day hitting .183 with two…

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