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Brittney Griner’s wife tells ABC she wants WNBA star home

DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Brittney Griner’s wife, Cherelle, wants President Joe Biden to secure her partner’s release, doing whatever is necessary to get the WNBA star home from Russia where she has been detained for more than three months. “I just keep hearing that, you know, he has the power. She’s a political pawn,…

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Dbacks outslug Cubs in HR derby, 10-6

CHICAGO (AP) — On a perfect day to play home run derby at Wrigley Field, the big winner was Josh Rojas. Rojas launched his first three longballs of the season and the Arizona Diamondbacks powered past the Chicago Cubs 10-6 Friday. With a strong wind blowing out on a warm afternoon, the teams combined to…

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Dixon blazes to Indy 500 pole

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Not much rattles The Iceman at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, not even record speeds. Scott Dixon smashed the Indianapolis 500 pole-winning record with a breathtaking qualifying run of more than 234 mph. His hands were shaking when he climbed from his car following his first run Sunday, but the New Zealander was unbothered…

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Pujols homers twice, Cardinals romp over Pirates, 18-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Albert Pujols hit two home runs, then caught the warmup tosses when star catcher Yadier Molina made his first pitching appearance to close out the St. Louis Cardinals’ 18-4 romp over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Molina gave up a pair of homers and four runs while working the ninth inning, eventually…

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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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