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Cavs head into second round looking sharp and healthy

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:30

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — When LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers swept Boston in the first round of last year’s playoffs, their championship hopes had already taken a major hit because of an injury to Kevin Love. Not so this season. The Cavs took four straight games from Detroit — and look no worse […]
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Quick response to Wisconsin prom shooting draws praise

NBA - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:14

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — Officials believe quick action by police and school district workers after an 18-year-old opened fire with a rifle outside a high school prom in Wisconsin, wounding two students, helped avert what could have been a far worse disaster. A police officer who was in the parking lot of Antigo High School […]
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Quick response to Wisconsin prom shooting draws praise

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:14

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — Officials believe quick action by police and school district workers after an 18-year-old opened fire with a rifle outside a high school prom in Wisconsin, wounding two students, helped avert what could have been a far worse disaster. A police officer who was in the parking lot of Antigo High School […]
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Agency to Hawaii residents: Don’t hate on tourists

NBA - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:14

HONOLULU (AP) — As a record number of visitors stream into Hawaii, state officials want residents to know: Tourism is your friend. The agency that promotes travel to Hawaii is starting an online video campaign to remind locals about the benefits of the state’s biggest employer. The first installment features Honolulu chef Mark Noguchi talking […]
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Agency to Hawaii residents: Don’t hate on tourists

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:14

HONOLULU (AP) — As a record number of visitors stream into Hawaii, state officials want residents to know: Tourism is your friend. The agency that promotes travel to Hawaii is starting an online video campaign to remind locals about the benefits of the state’s biggest employer. The first installment features Honolulu chef Mark Noguchi talking […]
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Face of fracas? Durant says testy playoffs just part of game

NBA - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:09

DALLAS (AP) — Kevin Durant suddenly, and reluctantly, found himself at the center of a conversation over whether Oklahoma City’s rough-and-tumble series with Dallas was out of control. LeBron James steadfastly believes he won’t have the same problem, even though the Cleveland star was called out twice by Detroit early in a first-round matchup of […]
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Face of fracas? Durant says testy playoffs just part of game

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:09

DALLAS (AP) — Kevin Durant suddenly, and reluctantly, found himself at the center of a conversation over whether Oklahoma City’s rough-and-tumble series with Dallas was out of control. LeBron James steadfastly believes he won’t have the same problem, even though the Cleveland star was called out twice by Detroit early in a first-round matchup of […]
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Warriors face more uncertainty with Curry entering Game 5

NBA - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:06

HOUSTON (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are facing the possibility of another playoff game without star Stephen Curry. Curry missed the second half of a win over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 on Sunday with a sprained right knee and will have an MRI on Monday. Curry was injured on the final play […]
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Warriors face more uncertainty with Curry entering Game 5

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:06

HOUSTON (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are facing the possibility of another playoff game without star Stephen Curry. Curry missed the second half of a win over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 on Sunday with a sprained right knee and will have an MRI on Monday. Curry was injured on the final play […]
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Sales of Prince songs, albums spike after superstar’s death

NBA - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:00

Sales of Prince’s music have skyrocketed since the artist’s death last week. According to Nielsen Music, in the three days following his death there were 2.3 million Prince song sales, including nearly 1 million on Thursday. Sales were led by “Purple Rain,” followed by “When Doves Cry,” ”Little Red Corvette” and “Let’s Go Crazy.” Albums […]
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Sales of Prince songs, albums spike after superstar’s death

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:00

Sales of Prince’s music have skyrocketed since the artist’s death last week. According to Nielsen Music, in the three days following his death there were 2.3 million Prince song sales, including nearly 1 million on Thursday. Sales were led by “Purple Rain,” followed by “When Doves Cry,” ”Little Red Corvette” and “Let’s Go Crazy.” Albums […]
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Blackhawks, Ducks try to close out series on road

NBA - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:59

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have big-time momentum heading into Game 7. It’s not a must-win situation yet for the Anaheim Ducks, who’ll also be trying to wrap up their first-round series on the road. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks are trying to climb back from a 3-1 series deficit. They erased […]
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Blackhawks, Ducks try to close out series on road

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:59

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have big-time momentum heading into Game 7. It’s not a must-win situation yet for the Anaheim Ducks, who’ll also be trying to wrap up their first-round series on the road. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks are trying to climb back from a 3-1 series deficit. They erased […]
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LEADING OFF: Pujols waits for Reggie’s call, Hamels out

NBA - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:58

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ LEGENDARY CALL Albert Pujols will be waiting by the phone to hear from Reggie Jackson after tying the Hall of Famer with his 563rd home run Sunday. “He always calls me whenever something like that happens,” Pujols said. “When I hit those three homers […]
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LEADING OFF: Pujols waits for Reggie’s call, Hamels out

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:58

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ LEGENDARY CALL Albert Pujols will be waiting by the phone to hear from Reggie Jackson after tying the Hall of Famer with his 563rd home run Sunday. “He always calls me whenever something like that happens,” Pujols said. “When I hit those three homers […]
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Spurs ready to wait for semifinals after sweep of Memphis

NBA - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:57

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs know they didn’t face a fair fight in the first-round of the playoffs, so they took what they could in sweeping an injury-depleted opponent. A physical test they hope prepared them for the Western Conference semifinals. The Spurs finished off their ninth postseason sweep in franchise history […]
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Spurs ready to wait for semifinals after sweep of Memphis

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:57

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs know they didn’t face a fair fight in the first-round of the playoffs, so they took what they could in sweeping an injury-depleted opponent. A physical test they hope prepared them for the Western Conference semifinals. The Spurs finished off their ninth postseason sweep in franchise history […]
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Thunder look to advance; Hornets, Blazers try to even series

NBA - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:56

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the ebb and flow to the NBA playoffs, momentum can quickly shift. The Oklahoma City Thunder have it. The Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers hope to steal it. OKC leads the Dallas Mavericks 3-1, and will try to advance with a win at home Monday night. The series has […]
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Thunder look to advance; Hornets, Blazers try to even series

Seattle Seahawks - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:56

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the ebb and flow to the NBA playoffs, momentum can quickly shift. The Oklahoma City Thunder have it. The Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers hope to steal it. OKC leads the Dallas Mavericks 3-1, and will try to advance with a win at home Monday night. The series has […]
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Nepal has done little to protect itself from next ‘big one’

NBA - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:45

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Last year’s massive earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people, yet could have been much deadlier. It was spared not by disaster preparedness, but by the calendar. It hit on a Saturday. Most children were out of school, and most adults were working in their fields, rather than in the hundreds […]
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