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NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

MIAMI (AP) — Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014

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Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

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Now with Pens' attention, Jackets prep for Game 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets don't feel they're doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Reds break from slump, start getting players back

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have emerged from their worst start in two decades.

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Indians fall to Tigers 7-5 in sloppy game

DETROIT (AP) — Danny Salazar walked the leadoff man in the fifth inning — then let that small mistake turn into a much bigger problem.

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Cavaliers enter an interesting offseason

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kyrie Irving was already wearing his jacket and a Louis Vuitton backpack as he conducted his final postgame interview.

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Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

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War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize, bargain collectively and even strike.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014

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