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These recent photos provided by their respective schools show, from left, NCAA college basketball players: Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati; Doug McDermott, Creighton; Shabazz Napier, UConn; Jabari Parker, Duke, and Russ Smith, Louisville. Kilpatrick, McDermott, Napier, Parker and Smith were selected to The Associated Press All-America team, released Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo)

Duke Freshman Declares for NBA Draft

Friday, April 18, 2014

Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke’s latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-8 All-American forward said Thursday he’ll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, and the first freshman in three …

Tigers Outlast Indians

Friday, April 18, 2014

Detroit — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler’s three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar (0-2). Detroit …

Rangers Rule Flyers Again

Friday, April 18, 2014

New York — Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener on Thursday night to stretch their home-winning streak over the rival Flyers to nine games. The teams were locked in a 1-1 tie when Jason Akeson — playing in just his third career …

No Goalie, No Chance in NHL Playoffs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The NHL playoffs have arrived, which means it’s time for the goalies to get going. As simplistic as the adage can be, predictions of the Stanley Cup champion often tilt toward the guy in the crease producing the …

Wizards Coach Finally in Playoffs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Washington — No one in NBA history has coached more games with less success than Randy Wittman. He’s been in charge for 519 of them. Won only 190. That winning percentage of .366 makes him the sole owner of last place among the 90 men who have coached …

Robinson Honored

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New York — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball’s 1992 winter meetings to criticize …

Paternity Fraternity

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor’s birth, no …

Experience Sits in Bruins’ Corner

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boston — The Boston Bruins had the NHL’s best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most. They have four strong lines, three solid defensive pairings and one of the best goalies. And they were …

Carter-Williams, Sixers Carve Celtics

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Philadelphia — Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Wroten scored 20 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 113-108 Monday night. Chris Johnson appeared to hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds remaining …

Sharp Orioles Dispatch Tampa, 7-1

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Baltimore — Wei-Yin Chen took a four-hitter into the seventh inning and the Baltimore Orioles got their offense back on track against Chris Archer in a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Matt Wieters …

Bruins Drop Finale

Monday, April 14, 2014

Newark, n.j. — Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their …

Pacers Get Closer to Top Seed in East

Monday, April 14, 2014

Indianapolis — David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past Oklahoma City 102-97 Sunday — putting the Pacers one win away from clinching the Eastern Conference’s top seed. The Pacers (55-26) lead two-time defending champion Miami by …

Conway Wins Wild IndyCar Race at Long Beach

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Long Beach, Calif. — Tempers flared in almost every corner of the IndyCar paddock Sunday at Long Beach, where Mike Conway was the surprise winner of a surprisingly physical race. Ryan Hunter-Reay dominated most of the race, but triggered a seven-car accident 24 laps from the finish when …