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Pierce leads Wizards past Raptors in OT in Game 1
TORONTO (AP) -- Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series....

Love, Irving, Davis ready for the NBA playoff debuts
Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving are NBA veterans in every sense of the word....

2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back
BOSTON (AP) -- It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering - almost as much as finishing - something to aspire to....

LA Kings' Jarret Stoll released after arrest in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been released from jail after his arrest on a felony drug charge at a Las Vegas resort....

Kenseth content in car and not contemplating retirement
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth is just a year younger than Jeff Gordon, who has already said he'll retire at the end of this season....

Lochte tops Phelps in 200 IM, 100 free heats in Arizona
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Ryan Lochte topped Michael Phelps twice in qualifying for the 200-meter individual medley and 100 freestyle Saturday at an Arizona meet....

Rookie G Darling to start for Blackhawks in Game 3 vs Preds
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Scott Darling will start in goal in place of Corey Crawford for the Blackhawks against the Predators in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series....

Nearly 20 years after paralyzing hockey injury, Roy turns 40
BOSTON (AP) -- Fifteen rows up, Travis Roy watched from his wheelchair as the goalie for his former team scored for the opponent in the NCAA championship game....

As Spurs know, international players can impact NBA playoffs
Kawhi Leonard was the MVP of last year's NBA Finals, though the San Antonio Spurs wouldn't have won without their incredible international presence....

LEADING OFF: Bryant tries again, Giants get their rings
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