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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Bisons third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. looks on before a minor league baseball against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Buffalo, N.Y. The Toronto Blue Jays top prospect says he feels ready to finally make the jump to the majors, while adding the decision is out of his control. Blue Jays assistant general manager Joe Sheehan said this week the team is still evaluating when to make the move. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
April 19, 2019 - 7:01 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — While saying he's ready to make his major league debut, Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero didn't need a translator to insist he's not frustrated over still playing in the minors. "No. No," Guerrero said before continuing in Spanish on Friday. Interpreter Jesse...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks (28) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
April 19, 2019 - 6:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks struck out a season-high 11 over seven scoreless innings in his first win, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Friday. Hendricks (1-3) became the third consecutive Cubs starter to go seven innings without allowing a run after Jose Quintana and...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo, Iowa's Megan Gustafson (10) shoots against North Carolina State's Elissa Cunane (33) during the second half of a regional women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball. Gustafson led Division I women's basketball with an average of 28 points this season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
April 19, 2019 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball. Gustafson led Division I women's basketball with an average of 28 points this season. She owns Iowa records for most career points (2,804) and rebounds (1,460). The 6-foot-3 center from...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman gestures during a news conference before an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Tampa, Fla. Two people familiar with the decision say Yzerman will be named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. The people spoke Friday, April 19, 2019 morning to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move. The people say Ken Holland will become the team’s senior vice president after being its general manager for two-plus decades. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
April 19, 2019 - 3:39 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Captain is coming home. Hockey Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman was named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, returning to the franchise where he was part of three Stanley Cup championship teams and a captain for a league-record 20 seasons. "I'm extremely excited to be...
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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller, right, looks at the umpires after Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson was hit by a pitch by him as benches cleared during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Royals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 19, 2019 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller has been suspended for five games by Major League Baseball, which concluded he intentionally threw a pitch that hit Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox this week. Anderson was suspended one game for his actions after benches cleared, and...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal waves as he defeats Argentina's Guido Pella during their quarterfinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Friday, April 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
April 19, 2019 - 1:07 pm
MONACO (AP) — An erratic Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat against Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Friday. The top-ranked Serb, who has won the tournament twice, looked out of sorts and produced 47 unforced errors. Defending champion Rafael Nadal...
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A partially covered statue of singer Kate Smith is seen near the Wells Fargo Center, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." Flyers officials said Friday they also plan to remove Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” from their library. They say several songs performed by Smith “contain offensive lyrics that do not reflect our values as an organization.” (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 19, 2019 - 12:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." Flyers officials said Friday they...
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Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm, right, celebrates his goal with left wing Johnny Gaudreau during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 19, 2019 - 3:19 am
DENVER (AP) — Summoning Johnny Hockey! His scoring prowess is required ASAP. After a 99-point regular season, Calgary All-Star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist and just 12 shots against Colorado. It is a big reason why the top-seeded Flames trail the Avalanche 3-1 in a first...
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Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell defends during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 132-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 19, 2019 - 3:11 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's Kevin Durant, and the Los Angeles Clippers got reminded of it. Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to win 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Yandy Diaz celebrates in the dugout after his home run off Baltimore Orioles pitcher David Hess during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 19, 2019 - 3:07 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: EARLY TEST Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox. Boston is just 6-13, and a real bad series at Tropicana Field could drop the defending World Series champions into a double-digit...
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