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Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race
BOSTON (AP) -- Lelisa Desisa ran through the rain to earn a second Boston Marathon victory and his first chance to enjoy it....

Amid optimism, US-Cuba relations challenge baseball players
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Yasmany Tomas took his last practice swings, packed his bat and carried his oversized No. 24 duffel bag toward the clubhouse....

Warriors beat Pelicans 97-87 to take 2-0 series lead
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes to say his team teeters on "explosive and careless" basketball, pulling off an astonishing play one moment and a perplexing one the next....

Ducks rally for 5-4 OT win, lead series 3-0
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Fired up for the first NHL playoff game in town in 19 years, Winnipeg Jets fans booed Corey Perry off the ice in warmups and cheered every icing call against the Anaheim Ducks....

Rangers shut down Penguins 2-1 to reclaim momentum
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- There is nothing poetic or necessarily pretty about the way the New York Rangers play, particularly on the road....

Little guys will need to come up big for Celtics, Mavs
While LeBron James and his star-studded supporting cast were firing away at underdog Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the smallest guy on the court for the Celtics was putting up the biggest fight....

LEADING OFF: Carrasco back on mound after being hit
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Detroit expects Abdelkader back for Game 3 against Tampa Bay
DETROIT (AP) -- Even though they managed a split in the first two games at Tampa Bay, the Detroit Red Wings are trying to turn this playoff series around....

Reds manager Bryan Price goes on profanity-filled rant
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price went on a profanity-filled rant during his pregame meeting with media Monday, taking exception with the way his team was being covered....

The pipeline: How baseball-mad Cuba develops top-tier talent
HAVANA, Cuba (AP) -- Yasiel Puig, Jose Abreu and other Cuban baseball players arriving in the major leagues in recent years all come from the same pipeline: state-run academies that produce hundreds of players in the baseball-mad island....

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