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Cubs bullpen goes wild, Marlins rally in 9th to win 6-5

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs closer Pedro Strop lost his control, and then Kyle Ryan had a brain cramp on a comebacker. The Miami Marlins, with the worst record in the majors, found a wild way to win against previously red-hot Chicago. Strop walked three batters in ...

After 15 years, Green Grand Prix still thriving at The Glen

By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — It's a cold day in early April, rain and sleet are pelting the garages at Watkins Glen International and snow is on the way. Bob Gillespie is undeterred as he puts the finishing touches on the Green Grand Prix. Rain or shine, the ...

LEADING OFF: Kluber’s broken forearm checked, Ohtani eager

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: KLUBER HURT Indians ace Corey Kluber will be re-evaluated in Cleveland, a day after a line drive in Miami broke his right forearm. There was no early word on how long the two-time AL Cy Young Award winner ...

Knocked down and bloodied, Craig keeps going in Game 2 loss

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Nose bloodied, Torrey Craig returned wearing a clear mask. Knocked down later, his Denver Nuggets teammates rushed to his defense. There's no masking the appreciation the Nuggets have for their defensive specialist. Bloodied and bruised, Craig ...

Hurricanes top Islanders 5-2; Stars beat Blues 4-2

By The Associated Press undefined RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho set up Justin Williams' go-ahead goal with 9:45 remaining, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in their second-round series. Teuvo Teravainen had two goals, ...

Baffert takes aim at record-tying 6th Kentucky Derby win

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The pain of seeing Cavonnier get beat by a nose in his first Kentucky Derby nearly kept trainer Bob Baffert from returning to Churchill Downs. He figured he would never again have a horse good enough to win on the first Saturday in ...

Hurricanes beat Islanders 5-2, take 3-0 series lead

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho set up Justin Williams’ go-ahead goal with 9:45 remaining, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in their second-round series. Teuvo Teravainen had two goals, including an empty-netter with 57.1 ...

NASCAR throws the flag on trying to liven up qualifying

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR abandoned its years-long bid to add excitement to qualifying and announced Wednesday it will return to single-car laps after the current format became a laughingstock. All three national series will make the change at all ...

Messi hits 600 goals with brace, Barca beats Liverpool 3-0

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi hit the 600-goal mark for Barcelona after scoring twice to lead the Spanish club to a 3-0 victory over Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday. Luis Suarez opened the scoring against his former club in the 26th minute ...

Jon Court, 58, would set Derby record as oldest jockey

By Mike Farrell Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jon Court would set a record as the oldest jockey in the Kentucky Derby when he rides Long Range Toddy this weekend. Court is 58, which is a lot of candles on the birthday cake for someone still participating in an incredibly ...