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Ryan Preece celebrates after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race on Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
April 14, 2018 - 5:15 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Preece was willing to risk just about anything in hopes of bolstering his racing career. That meant going into major debt last year for a chance to run a few races on the Xfinity Series. But Preece's investment in himself paid off big time Saturday as the full-time NASCAR...
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Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez runs on his two-run double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 14, 2018 - 4:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-3 on Saturday to get to 12-2 — the best start in their 118-year history. Andrew Benintendi had a two-run single and an RBI double, and J.D. Martinez hit a solo homer for...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during the annual conference of the South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, April 12, 2018. The governing body of South American soccer has asked FIFA to expand the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in Qatar. (AP Photo/Martin Ruggiero)
April 14, 2018 - 3:51 pm
Qatar wants talks with FIFA to discuss the feasibility of increasing the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams after soccer's governing body expressed interest in enlarging a tournament already having to overcome operational challenges. The Gulf nation took two days to publicly respond to calls on Thursday...
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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott blocks a shot during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 14, 2018 - 3:19 pm
By sticking with Philipp Grubauer in net for Game 2, the Washington Capitals are taking a page from the Philadelphia Flyers' most recent goaltending decision. Of course, it was an entirely different book after the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Brian Elliott in a 7-0 drubbing in the first game of their...
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FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Valencia at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
April 14, 2018 - 12:58 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona set a Spanish league record of 39 consecutive games unbeaten after defeating Valencia 2-1 on Saturday, as it rebounded from its humbling Champions League exit. Philippe Coutinho set up goals for Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti to help Barcelona establish the new Liga...
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Swansea City's Luciano Narsingh, left, and Everton's Michael Keane battle for the ball during their English Premier League occer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
April 14, 2018 - 12:57 pm
SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Jordan Ayew boosted Swansea's fight for English Premier League survival by grabbing a 1-1 draw against Everton on Saturday. Returning from a three-match ban, Ayew struck his 11th goal of the season in the 71st minute just when Everton appeared on course for a win at Liberty...
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Driver Kevin Harvick is seen before practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
April 14, 2018 - 12:50 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Second-year Cup Series driver Erik Jones may be on the verge of a getting a breakthrough win at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday. Jones is coming off a fourth-place finish last week at Texas and has finished in the top 11 five times in seven Cup races this season. He also has...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is seen in the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 14, 2018 - 4:35 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ BIRD WATCHING Alex Cobb's debut for the Baltimore Orioles is a tough assignment. The right-hander faces J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts and the fast-starting Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Cobb signed a $57 million, four-year contract with the...
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Vegas Golden Knights left wing Erik Haula (56) scores the game winning goal against Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick during the second overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 14, 2018 - 4:08 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Vegas, continues to happen in Vegas. The NHL's Golden Knights are the toast of the town. Erik Haula's goal in double overtime gave Vegas a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night for a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. "Honestly, I think...
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New York Mets' Todd Frazier, right, hugs Jeurys Familia (27) after a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Friday, April 13, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 14, 2018 - 3:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Frazier and the New York Mets are grinding out win after win after win, and he already has devised the team gesture. Frazier hit his first two home runs with the Mets , new catcher Jose Lobaton tripled in his first at-bat with the team , and New York extended its winning streak...
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