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  • Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams, right, celebrates his goal past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Los Angeles, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
    LA Kings avoid elimination in 6-3 win … Associated Press - 9 minutes ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 … More »LA Kings avoid elimination in 6-3 win …

    Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams, right, celebrates his goal past San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Los Angeles, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.

  • Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) celebrates with Mike Conley (11) in the final seconds of the Grizzlies' 98-95 overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn
    Mike Conley wore a wooden hat to Grizzlies-Thunder … Ball Don't Lie - 12 minutes ago

    The Grizzlies point guard sets a new frontier for NBA fashion. More »Mike Conley wore a wooden hat to Grizzlies-Thunder …

    Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) celebrates with Mike Conley (11) in the final seconds of the Grizzlies' 98-95 overtime win against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn

    The Grizzlies point guard sets a new frontier for NBA fashion.

  • Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, shoots over Golden State Warriors' David Lee (10) during the first half in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 … Associated Press - 17 minutes ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted … More »Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 …

    Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, shoots over Golden State Warriors' David Lee (10) during the first half in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.

  • NBA: First-round playoff results -  … AFP News - 18 minutes ago

    Results from Thursday's first-round NBA playoff games (all series best-of-seven): More »NBA: First-round playoff results -  …

    Results from Thursday's first-round NBA playoff games (all series best-of-seven):

  • Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives past Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in Memphis, Tennessee on April 24, 2014
    Grizzlies beat Thunder to take 2-1 series … AFP News - 32 minutes ago

    Mike Conley tallied 20 points, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen had 16 points apiece and the Memphis Grizzlies held on to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 in overtime … More »Grizzlies beat Thunder to take 2-1 series …

    Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives past Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in Memphis, Tennessee on April 24, 2014

    Mike Conley tallied 20 points, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen had 16 points apiece and the Memphis Grizzlies held on to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in their playoff series. Randolph also added 10 rebounds and a half dozen assists for the Grizzlies, who never trailed in the second half …

  • Phelps welcomed back by rivals and team … Reuters - 33 minutes ago

    Michael Phelps has always been the centre of attention in swimming circles since he burst on to the scene as a teenager and his comeback at the USA Swimming Grand Prix … More »Phelps welcomed back by rivals and team …

    Michael Phelps has always been the centre of attention in swimming circles since he burst on to the scene as a teenager and his comeback at the USA Swimming Grand Prix meet had everyone in a lather. The spectators roared when he won his morning heat then gasped when he lost the 100 metres butterfly to his old rival Ryan …

  • Hull City's Boateng reacts after a missed opportunity during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland in Sunderland
    Former Dutch midfielder Boateng gets … Reuters - 34 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Former Netherlands midfielder George Boateng has been handed his first managerial role in football, taking over as head coach at struggling Malaysian side … More »Former Dutch midfielder Boateng gets …

    Hull City's Boateng reacts after a missed opportunity during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland in Sunderland

    (Reuters) - Former Netherlands midfielder George Boateng has been handed his first managerial role in football, taking over as head coach at struggling Malaysian side Kelantan. Boateng, 38, made his name in the English Premier League with playing stints at Coventry City, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Hull City before …

  • NBA: Grizzlies beat Thunder in over … AFP News - 42 minutes ago

    Mike Conley tallied 20 points, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen had 16 points apiece and the Memphis Grizzlies held on to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 in overtime … More »NBA: Grizzlies beat Thunder in over …

    Mike Conley tallied 20 points, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen had 16 points apiece and the Memphis Grizzlies held on to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in their playoff series. Randolph also added 10 rebounds and a half dozen assists for the Grizzlies, who never trailed in the second half …

  • A shot by Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon gets past Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), of Russia, for a goal during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
    Wild even series at 2 with 2-1 win vs. … Associated Press - 44 minutes ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on … More »Wild even series at 2 with 2-1 win vs. …

    A shot by Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon gets past Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), of Russia, for a goal during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece.

  • Lydia Ko during the first round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco on April 24, 2014
    France's Icher leads suspended Swinging … AFP News - 59 minutes ago

    Karine Icher fired a bogey-free six-under 66 to seize the early first-round lead at the inaugural LPGA Tour's Swinging Skirts Classic which was suspended because of darkness. … More »France's Icher leads suspended Swinging …

    Lydia Ko during the first round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco on April 24, 2014

    Karine Icher fired a bogey-free six-under 66 to seize the early first-round lead at the inaugural LPGA Tour's Swinging Skirts Classic which was suspended because of darkness. The $1.8 million event debuts at 6,507-yard, par-72 Lake Merced course with 18 of the world's 20 top players in the field of 144 seeking a $255,000 …

  • Martin shoots course record 62, leads … Reuters - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Ben Martin fired a course record 10-under-par 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the opening round of the $6.8 million Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday. … More »Martin shoots course record 62, leads …

    (Reuters) - Ben Martin fired a course record 10-under-par 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the opening round of the $6.8 million Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday. Martin made light of gusting afternoon winds to reel off 10 birdies, capped off by a chip-in from 55 feet at the 17th hole at the TPC Louisiana. He …

  • File photo of Manchester United's manager David Moyes listening to a question during a news conference in Manchester
    Moyes left all at sea by scale of United … Reuters - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - David Moyes lost his job as Manchester United manager because he ignored advice and failed to appreciate the scale of the job, said Rene Meulensteen, a former … More »Moyes left all at sea by scale of United …

    File photo of Manchester United's manager David Moyes listening to a question during a news conference in Manchester

    (Reuters) - David Moyes lost his job as Manchester United manager because he ignored advice and failed to appreciate the scale of the job, said Rene Meulensteen, a former coach at the Premier League club. Moyes was sacked on Tuesday after a disastrous 10-month spell in charge, with United now certain to finish outside …

  • Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol celebrates after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime of Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 98-95. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
    Grizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder … Associated Press - 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Grizzlies know they have to stop blowing fourth-quarter leads. Consecutive overtime wins makes the needed corrections much easier for Memph … More »Grizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder …

    Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol celebrates after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime of Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 98-95. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Grizzlies know they have to stop blowing fourth-quarter leads. Consecutive overtime wins makes the needed corrections much easier for Memphis.

  • Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla, center, is mobbed by teammates as they celebrate their 3-2 overtime win in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Iginla was credited with the winning goal. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
    Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT, up … Associated Press - 1 hour 54 minutes ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Boston Bruins took a couple punches, then hit back hard and put the Detroit Red Wings on the brink of elimination. More »Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT, up …

    Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla, center, is mobbed by teammates as they celebrate their 3-2 overtime win in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Iginla was credited with the winning goal. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    DETROIT (AP) — The Boston Bruins took a couple punches, then hit back hard and put the Detroit Red Wings on the brink of elimination.

  • Grizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder 98-95 in OT
    Grizzlies transcend another crazy Thunder … Ball Don't Lie - 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    For the second game in a row, the Oklahoma City Thunder pushed the Memphis Grizzlies to overtime with a thrilling, improbable comeback spurred by a four-point play. For … More »Grizzlies transcend another crazy Thunder …

    Grizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder 98-95 in OT

    For the second game in a row, the Oklahoma City Thunder pushed the Memphis Grizzlies to overtime with a thrilling, improbable comeback spurred by a four-point play. For the second game in a row, the Grizzlies bounced back in the extra period to take control.

  • El venezolano Yangervis Solarte, de los Yanquis de Nueva York, conecta un sencillo con el que impulsa dos carreras en la séptima entrada del partido contra los Medias Rojas de Boston, en Boston, el jueves 24 de abril de 2014. Los Yanquis ganaron 14-5 a los Medias Rojas en las Grandes Ligas. (AP Foto/Charles Krupa)
    Solarte impulsa 4 y Nueva York gana … Associated Press - 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, EE.UU. (AP) — El venezolano Yangervis Solarte remolcó cuatro carreras, Mark Teixeira conectó su primer bambinazo de la campaña y los Yanquis de … More »Solarte impulsa 4 y Nueva York gana …

    El venezolano Yangervis Solarte, de los Yanquis de Nueva York, conecta un sencillo con el que impulsa dos carreras en la séptima entrada del partido contra los Medias Rojas de Boston, en Boston, el jueves 24 de abril de 2014. Los Yanquis ganaron 14-5 a los Medias Rojas en las Grandes Ligas. (AP Foto/Charles Krupa)

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, EE.UU. (AP) — El venezolano Yangervis Solarte remolcó cuatro carreras, Mark Teixeira conectó su primer bambinazo de la campaña y los Yanquis de Nueva York aprovecharon cinco errores de sus rivales para propinar el jueves paliza de 14-5 a los Medias Rojas de Boston.

  • Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly final during the Arena Grand Prix swim meet, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. Ryan Lochte won, and Phelps finished in second place. He was competing for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt York)
    Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback … Associated Press - 2 hours 22 minutes ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool. More »Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback …

    Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly final during the Arena Grand Prix swim meet, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. Ryan Lochte won, and Phelps finished in second place. He was competing for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool.

  • Swimming: Arena Grand Prix
    Phelps beaten in first comeback fin … Reuters - 2 hours 23 minutes ago

    By Julian Linden PHOENIX (Reuters) - Michael Phelps suffered a narrow loss to his old rival Ryan Lochte in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, but still … More »Phelps beaten in first comeback fin …

    Swimming: Arena Grand Prix

    By Julian Linden PHOENIX (Reuters) - Michael Phelps suffered a narrow loss to his old rival Ryan Lochte in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, but still showed enough to suggest he will be a force to be reckoned with. Racing for the first time since he retired in a blaze of glory after the 2012 London Olympics …

  • Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks celebrates after a dunk against the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Philips Arena on April 24, 2014
    Teague leads Atlanta Hawks past Indiana … AFP News - 2 hours 24 minutes ago

    Jeff Teague tallied 22 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat top seeded Indiana Pacers 98-85 to grab a 2-1 lead in their opening round playoff series. Kyle Korver finished … More »Teague leads Atlanta Hawks past Indiana …

    Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks celebrates after a dunk against the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Philips Arena on April 24, 2014

    Jeff Teague tallied 22 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat top seeded Indiana Pacers 98-85 to grab a 2-1 lead in their opening round playoff series. Kyle Korver finished with 20 points, DeMarre Carroll netted 18 and Paul Millsap recorded a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double in the National Basketball League victory on Thursday. …

  • Swimming: Arena Grand Prix
    Michael Phelps beaten in first comeback … Reuters - 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    By Julian Linden PHOENIX (Reuters) - Michael Phelps suffered a narrow loss to old rival Ryan Lochte in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, but still showed … More »Michael Phelps beaten in first comeback …

    Swimming: Arena Grand Prix

    By Julian Linden PHOENIX (Reuters) - Michael Phelps suffered a narrow loss to old rival Ryan Lochte in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, but still showed enough to suggest he will be a force to be reckoned with. Racing for the first time since he retired in a blaze of glory after the 2012 London Olympics …