Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sports

Houston Rockets center Nene (42) celebrates a basket in front of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 23, 2017. Houston won 113-109. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

BY TIM REYNOLDS George W. Bush was early in his first term as president. Seattle was years away from losing the SuperSonics. “Arrested Development” hadn’t even started airing yet. That’s ...
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez, right, gets a handshake from teammate John Hicks after he and Nicholas Castellanos, rear, scored on Jim Adduci's double off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Target Field in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/John Autey)

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ HICKS STICKS John Hicks is off to an impressive start as a fill-in for injured Detroit first baseman Miguel ...
Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) has the ball knocked away by Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) as he drives to the basket during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 24, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

BY PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA (AP) — In a year when the geezers are coming up big in the NBA playoffs, add another one to the list. Jose Calderon might be ...
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner sits in the dugout with his arm in a sling from a recent injury before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, April 24, 2017, in San Francisco . (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

BY JANIE McCAULEY SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner had nearly finished a ride of more than two hours in the mountains outside Denver when his rented dirt bike slipped ...
This is a 2017 photo of Dovydas Neverauskas of the Pittsburgh Pirates. This image represents the the Pirates active roster in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dovydas Neverauskas’ long journey from Lithuania to the major leagues finally ended on Monday night when the relief pitcher made his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Neverauskas ...
an fgcu baseball player hits the ball

After Sunday’s series sweep to North Florida was made official, the FGCU baseball team was dealt their first conference sweep of the season and first dating back to the 2016 ...
In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

BY HOWARD FENDRICH Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not playing a match since January — and with plans to take the rest ...
In this Friday, April 14, 2017, file photo, Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez turns to look toward his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez as he reacts to his double murder acquittal at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)

BY DAVE COLLINS BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez’s family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered ...
In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

BY RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills — just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado ...
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James reacts after hitting a free throw in the closing seconds in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

BY MICHAEL MAROT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers finally caught a break. After struggling through the final weeks of the regular season and losing the No. 1 seed in ...
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