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ROAD TO THE FINALS: 2013 NBA Playoffs schedule

The 2012-13 regular season came to an end on Wednesday and the eight first-round playoff series match-ups are officially locked in. In the Eastern Conference, the No....…

Michigan losing Hardaway Jr. to draft

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is leaving the Wolverines early for the NBA draft. The 6-foot-6 junior announced his decision Wednesday. He is the second Michigan player to declare for early entry to…

Lawsuit names White Sox owner, former governor

CHICAGO (AP) — The former head of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority filed a lawsuit Monday against White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf and former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson, claiming they conspired to fire her two years ago to…

Knicks’ Rasheed Wallace retires again from NBA

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks forward Rasheed Wallace retired again from the NBA on Wednesday after he was unable to recover from a left foot injury. Wallace tried to make it back for the playoffs, but…

Boston fans mourn, then cheer as sports return

BOSTON (AP) — Emerging from a moment of silence with a deafening cheer, fans at Wednesday night’s Bruins game paid tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing with a stirring a cappella national anthem and thunderous…

With 10 straight wins, all is rosy in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Chipper Jones retired last year, Bobby Cox the season before that. Despite the loss of two franchise cornerstones, the Atlanta Braves seem to be as steady as ever. Only 13 games into the season, the…

Super voice gone: Pat Summerall dead at 82

DALLAS (AP) — The voice of football. The NFL’s narrator for generations. A master of restraint. Pat Summerall soothed American television audiences over four decades — his deep, resonant voice and simple, understated style served as the perfect…

Somber Red Sox regroup, beat Indians 7-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — They scrambled to put the jersey together, and then the Red Sox hung it proudly on the dugout wall. For nine innings, No. 617 with “Boston” above the numerals and “Strong” below them reminded the…

Cano hits 3-run HR, Yankees beat Diamondbacks 4-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinson Cano and the New York Yankees found all sorts of ways to salute Jackie Robinson. Cano, whose big league father named him for Robinson, hit a three-run homer. Mariano Rivera, the last major…

Braves win 10th straight behind 3 homers in 8th

ATLANTA (AP) — Justin Upton loves playing for a team with so many sluggers. Now in his third week with the Atlanta Braves, Upton looks around the clubhouse and sees a solid starting rotation, a dependable bullpen and…