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Smeltzer backed by Garlick, Miranda as Twins beat Royals 6-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) — Kyle Garlick and Jose Miranda each drove in two runs, leading Devin Smeltzer and the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Friday night. Garlick put Minnesota on the scoreboard with an RBI single in a three-run first inning and added a sacrifice fly in the ...

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

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 ...

Brown’s homer sends A’s to 4-2 victory over skidding Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics haven't shown much power at the plate the first quarter of the season. Yet it was the long ball that played a big role in their victory Friday night. Seth Brown hit a go-ahead home run in the fifth inning as the A's bounced back with a 4-2 win ...

Near-record heat for Preakness another test for Epicenter

BALTIMORE (AP) — Epicenter lost the Kentucky Derby because of a hot pace. Now he'll face hot temperatures in the Preakness. Two weeks after getting passed by 80-1 long shot Rich Strike just before the finish line at the Derby, Epicenter goes into Saturday's Preakness as the favorite and ...

Rick Bowness won’t return as coach of Dallas Stars

Rick Bowness will not return as head coach of the Dallas Stars after nearly three seasons in which he led them to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final and the playoffs again this year. While Bowness was not under contract past this season, the 67-year-old coach said in a statement released by the team ...

Avs seek answers after Blues make right moves, tie series

Nathan MacKinnon saw a team that just couldn't get up the ice with its customary speed. Couldn't generate quality scoring chances. Couldn't get in a flow. That wasn't them. "We were bad," the Colorado forward acknowledged after a 4-1 loss to St. Louis that tied the second-round series at a ...

Windy Indy: Speeds hit 243 mph as weather disrupts 500 prep

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First came the wind — 41 mph gusts that created some of the most challenging conditions in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history -- and the rain was expected to follow. It put IndyCar on its heels on "Fast Friday" as race officials scrambled to save qualifying for the ...

Rojas hits 3 home runs, 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 ...

Woods plays through pain, makes another major cut at PGA

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tiger Woods clenched his jaw when the pain hit. He limped, occasionally used a driver like a cane, and pushed his rebuilt right leg over and through the hills and swales of Southern Hills on Friday with a singular mission: to get to the weekend at the PGA ...

Acuña’s 1st game in Miami since knee injury, leads Braves

MIAMI (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. led off the game with a deep double and later singled and stole a base as the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 Friday night in his first game at the stadium where he sustained a season-ending knee injury last year. Marcell Ozuna homered for the third ...