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Cardinals player to be sentenced for assault plea

As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.


Related Topix: NFL Football, Arizona Cardinals, Daryl Washington, NFL Players

Tue Apr 22, 2014

National Public Radio

Finalists Named In Bloomberg European City Contest

Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe.


Related Topix: Cricket, England

CBS Local

Albert Pujols Hits 500th HR of MLB Career vs. Nats

The Los Angeles Angels' first baseman hit a pair of shots off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan on Tuesday night - a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth - to become the 26th player in major league history to reach the milestone.


Related Topix: Albert Pujols, Baseball Players, Taylor Jordan

Will modernization rob Wrigley Field of its charm?

During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Related Topix: Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs


Nadal to face fellow Spaniard at Barcelona Open

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will look to get his clay court season back on track against Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open after his fellow Spaniard won on Tuesday in the first round.


Related Topix: Tennis Players, More Sports, Rafael Nadal, Tennis, Albert Ramos, Nikolay Davydenko, Australian Open

Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, left, argues a call during the first quarter of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in San Antonio.


Related Topix: NBA Basketball, San Antonio Spurs

CBC News

Man United fire manager David Moyes after woeful season

David Moyes was fired as manager of Manchester United after a woeful season that saw the once-dominant squad plummet from the top tier of the Premier League.


Related Topix: Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Soccer Players, World Soccer, Borussia Dortmund, More Sports, Marouane Fellaini

The Washington Post

Athletics surrender early lead, lose to Rangers

The Oakland Athletics had jumped out to an early lead against Yu Darvish, a pitcher they have owned of late.


Related Topix: Alexi Ogando, Mitch Moreland, Baseball Players, Sean Doolittle, Yu Darvish, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, Texas Rangers

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Five thoughts: Lehtonen steals second period, sets Stars on their way to victory

Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn is swarmed by teammates Shawn Horcoff , Tyler Seguin , Patrik Nemeth and Trevor Daley after he scored the first goal in the waning seconds of the first period during the Anaheim Ducks vs. the Dallas Stars NHL playoff game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Monday, April 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Dallas Stars, NHL Hockey, Jamie Benn, NHL Players, Tyler Seguin, Stephane Robidas, Shawn Horcoff, Valeri Nichushkin

WLNS-TV Lansing

Clippers rout Warriors 138-98, even playoff series

LOS ANGELES - Blake Griffin scored a career playoff-high 35 points without a foul and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in routing the Golden State Warriors 138-98 Monday night to even their first-round series at a game apiece.


Related Topix: Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Golden State Warriors, Darren Collison, Los Angeles Lakers, Matt Barnes, Indiana Pacers, DeAndre Jordan, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks, Hedo Turkoglu, NBA Players

Pens undress Blue Jackets with third-period surge

Brooks Orpik of the Pittsburgh Penguins is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Blue Jackets during the second period in Game 3 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Nationwide Arena on April 21, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.


Related Topix: NHL Hockey, Pittsburgh Penguins, Brooks Orpik, NHL Players, R.J. Umberger, Fedor Tyutin, Sidney Crosby, Beau Bennett

Mets call up 40-year-old OF Bobby Abreu

Veteran right fielder Bobby Abreu blows a bubble while waiting his turn to bat beside the New York Mets batting cage before a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in New York, Monday, April 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Major League Baseball, New York Mets, Bartolo Colon, Baseball Players

Red Wings Hope to Use Speed vs Bruins' StrengthSports

Boston evened its first-round series against the eighth-seeded Red Wings by beating them up physically.


Related Topix: Detroit Red Wings, Brendan Smith, NHL Hockey, NHL Players, Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins

Knicks fire coach Mike WoodsonSports

FILe - In this March 13, 2013 file photo, New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, right, joins assistant coach Herb Williams in reacting as the Knicks fall behind to the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 117-94 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver.


Related Topix: NBA Players, Herb Williams, NBA Basketball, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets

Lexington Herald-Leader

Column: Even Thibodeau can't defend this clunker

Sunday turned out to be another one of those nights, and in a 102-93 playoff-opening loss to the Washington Wizards no less.


Related Topix: Michael Jordan, NBA Players, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah, Milwaukee Bucks, Charlotte Bobcats, Indiana Pacers, Mike Dunleavy, Derrick Rose, D.J. Augustin

Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings

Fourth-liners Mike Brown and Raffi Torres scored second-period goals to erase an early two-goal deficit and the Sharks rolled to a 7-2 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Kings and a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.


Related Topix: San Jose Sharks, NHL Hockey, Los Angeles Kings, Mike Brown, NHL Players, Patrick Marleau, Tommy Wingels, Andrew Desjardins

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Nanaimo Daily News


A hanging curveball, a wild pitch and three errors in the final three innings ate away at the Orioles' lead as the Boston Red Sox rallied for a 6-5 victory Sunday night.


Related Topix: Baseball Players, Zach Britton, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones

Anchorage Daily News

Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT

Aldridge fouled out with about a minute left in overtime and Lillard, who was making his playoff debut, took over.


Related Topix: NFL Football, Houston Texans, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA Basketball, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA Players, Damian Lillard, Houston Rockets


Nene, Wiz rally past Bulls for Game 1 victory

Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.


Related Topix: Washington Wizards, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler, NBA Players, New Orleans Hornets, Trevor Ariza, Marcin Gortat, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic

CBS Local

James, Wade Lead Heat Past Bobcats 99-88 In Game 1

LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a late charge to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.


Related Topix: Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Charlotte Bobcats, NBA Players, James Jones, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Andersen, Denver Nuggets