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Washington Wizards forward Nene Hilario, right, drives against Boston Celtics center Joel Anthony during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Playoff-bound Wizards smack Celtics in finale

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOSTON — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Wizards will be facing Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008. Trevor Booker scored 20 points, Marcin Gortat had 15 with 10 rebounds, and John Wall 15 points for … 0

Pens, Habs win openers

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Beau Bennett and Matt Niskanen scored power-play goals 45 seconds … 0

Wallace showing steady improvement in Truck Series

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year. The 20-year-old Wallace, who goes by Bubba, has openly talked of becoming the Tiger Woods of NASCAR — the great black star … 0

Experience counts on Sunday at Augusta

Sunday, April 13, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — There’s a reason no rookie has won the Masters in the 35 years since Fuzzy Zoeller pulled it off. And that’s a big reason Bubba Watson is now the proud owner of two green jackets. … 0

Harvick marks himself a contender with win

Sunday, April 13, 2014

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick knew his first-year Stewart-Haas Racing team was better than it had shown the past few weeks. After taking the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night, Harvick is convinced the group has … 0

Longshot wins Arkansas Derby; Dance With Fate takes Bluegrass

Sunday, April 13, 2014

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Danza pulled away in the home stretch to shock a star-packed field in the Arkansas Derby on Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his second straight victory in the $1 million race. The colt went … 0

Sizemore HR the difference in Sox win

Friday, April 11, 2014

NEW YORK — Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox finally gave Jon Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York Yankees … 0

Bubba leads by 3 at Masters

Friday, April 11, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of “Bubba golf,” producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to … 0

Pineda wins with some substance, Yanks top Bosox

Friday, April 11, 2014

NEW YORK — Michael Pineda won while pitching some noticeable substance on his hand, and Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox as the New York … 0

Little lifts Jets past Bruins in shootout

Friday, April 11, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Bryan Little scored in the shootout to give the Winnipeg Jets a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in their last home game of the season Thursday night. Little beat Chad Johnson with a low … 0

Haas leads, with a pair of champs 1 back

Friday, April 11, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable. With his green jacket upstairs in the locker room for Masters champions, Scott made only one bad … 0

Sports Business Radio celebrates 10th anniversary

Friday, April 11, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. — Sports Business Radio was launched on a local AM radio station in Portland 10 years ago. The idea for the weekly hour-long talk show was to look at sports from the business perspective, which was … 0

Niagara Falls possible home for Bills

Friday, April 11, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Don’t rule out Niagara Falls as a potential future home of the Buffalo Bills. Several officials told The Associated Press that a newly formed Bills stadium task force of public and private leaders seeking to … 0