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Warriors whip Portland at home in opener of West semifinals
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Klay Thompson scored 37 points in another brilliant performance as fellow "Splash Brother" Stephen Curry watched injured, and the Golden State Warriors again dominated without their MVP to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-106 Sunday in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals....

Heat roll past Hornets in Game 7, 106-73
MIAMI (AP) -- Dwyane Wade took a moment before tipoff Sunday to reflect on all that his Miami Heat endured this season....

Brad Keselowski wins crazy crash-fest at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Two cars went airborne, 35 were involved in an accident of some kind, and Danica Patrick had the wind knocked out of her in a vicious crash into the wall....

Blues even series on Backes' OT game-winner, beat Stars 4-3
DALLAS (AP) -- Blues captain David Backes scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime and St. Louis beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 in Game 2 on Sunday to get even in the second-round series....

Kershaw: 3-hitter, 14 Ks, RBI single, Dodgers top Pads 1-0
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the game's only run, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday....

Capitals' Orpik has hearing for late hit to Maatta' head
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has a hearing Sunday with the NHL's department of player safety for his late hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta in Game 2 of their second-round playoff series....

ON FOOTBALL: Forget winners, losers; think NFL draft trends
Figuring out who won or lost in an NFL draft takes years, not hours. Finding trends is a whole lot easier....

Vegas, Stuard share lead in rain-delayed Zurich Classic
AVONDALE, La. (AP) -- Jhonattan Vegas birdied two of five holes he was able to play in the rain-delayed third round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday, giving him a share of the lead with Brian Stuard....

Leicester misses 1st chance to clinch Premier League title
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Leicester missed its first opportunity to clinch the Premier League title, drawing 1-1 at Manchester United on Sunday to move within two points of the most unlikely championship in English soccer in a generation....

Oops: Braves' transaction miscue leaves them short a player
CHICAGO (AP) -- A front-office mistake left the Atlanta Braves short a player for their game against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday....

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