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Popovich wins Coach of the Year
The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October, less than four months after a devastating loss to Miami in the NBA Finals. ...
Tony Allen’s hounding defense a challenge, even for Durant
OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant is tired of hearing about Tony Allen’s defense....
Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
WASHINGTON — Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry....
Lawmakers seek change in MLB Cuban player policy
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Two Florida lawmakers motivated by Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig’s dangerous escape from Cuba are trying to change the way Major League Baseball treats Cuban players and are willing to tie state money for ...
Physical stars ruffling Ducks’ feathers
DALLAS — Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf was asked about the Dallas Stars trying to get under his skin or into his head with their physical play in Game 3. “Trying to hit my head how about?” the already stitched-up and visor-protected ...
Pacers need statement game to stay afloat in series with Hawks
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s next game is the most important of the season. If the top-seeded Pacers can’t protect their home court Tuesday night, they’ll be down 2-0 heading to Atlanta — where they have only won twice since December 2006....
Dwyane Wade looks like his old self, again
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade is not planning on missing any more games this season, and that means life on the Miami Heat equipment room staff is going to get considerably more demanding....
American wins first Boston Marathon after bombing
BOSTON — “The Star-Spangled Banner” played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon....
St. Louis falls again
NEW YORK — Jenrry Mejia pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, David Wright delivered another key hit and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Monday night....
Portland’s Aldridge primed for Game 2
HOUSTON — A day after etching his name in Portland’s record books with a franchise playoff-record 46 points in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against Houston, LaMarcus Aldridge was already looking forward....
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