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Packers looking to find options in passing game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For most of his career, Aaron Rodgers has had plenty of good options at receiver. However, after going from Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, James Jones and Jordy Nelson at the start of his tenure as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback to Nelson, Randall Cobb and ...

Marlins use 11-run inning to pound Brewers 16-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Garrett Cooper is collecting hits in bunches for the Miami Marlins. Sometimes twice in one inning. Cooper had two hits and scored twice during Miami's franchise-record, 11-run fifth inning, leading the Marlins to a 16-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday ...

Blues beat Bruins, knot Stanley Cup Final

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period for his second of the night, and the St. Louis Blues thrived in a chaotic Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night to beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 and tie the series at two games apiece. O'Reilly ...

Orioles draft Oregon State catcher Rutschman at No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Adley Rutschman heard the chatter for months that he'd be the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft. The switch-hitting Oregon State catcher just kept slugging at the plate and throwing out would-be basestealers all season from behind it — making it an easy ...

Baseball: Creighton beats Michigan, 11-7

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jesse Franklin had four hits and three RBIs in Monday's championship game to help Michigan beat Creighton 17-6 in the Corvallis regional. No. 3 seed Michigan wasn't about to squander a 12-run lead. Less than 24 hours after allowing seven runs in the top of the ninth ...

Goodell reiterates desire to shorten 4-game preseason

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Four preseason games remain too much for Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner on Monday reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a time the league and players' association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining ...

Sports Illustrated sells for $110M

NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Illustrated magazine has been sold for $110 million to a company that specializes in managing fashion, entertainment and sports brands, including marketing rights to Shaquille O'Neal and Muhammad Ali. The seller, Meredith Corp., will continue running the print edition ...

Bruins rally, beat Blues in Stanley Cup opener

BOSTON (AP) — Torey Krug flew down the ice with his helmet off, like his big, bad predecessors on the Boston defense from the days of Eddie Shore and Bobby Orr. He lined up St. Louis center Robert Thomas and knocked him off his skates, delighting the crowd and sending an unmistakable ...

Arcia’s HR gives Brewers 5-4 win, stopping Twins streak at 6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have built the best record in the major leagues, fueled by a massive power surge. Their six-game winning streak was stopped, fittingly, by the Milwaukee Brewers with a big swing from Orlando Arcia. Arcia drove in three runs, including a go-ahead ...

Cavs owner Gilbert suffers stroke, remains hospitalized

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert remains hospitalized and is "resting comfortably" after suffering a stroke. The 57-year-old was taken to a Detroit-area hospital Sunday by a friend after not feeling well, and he had the stroke while getting medical care, Quicken Loans CEO Jay ...

Raptors beat Bucks

TORONTO (AP) — With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks. Kyle Lowry led the way. Lowry scored 25 points, Leonard had 19 and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the ...

Bruins win, reach Stanley Cup Final

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Boston's top line kept finding ways to score, especially on the power play. With a chance to clinch another series, Tuukka Rask was perfect — again. Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern ...

Bucks beat Raptors in Game 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell sneaked peeks at the television in his office for a Bucks score as he praised another solid outing from Gio Gonzalez. Once the clubhouse doors opened, Brewers huddled around all the TVs and "Let's go Bucks!" was shouted when ...

New date for PGA on a big Bethpage Black golf course

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods goes after his next major on a familiar golf course for a PGA Championship held on an unfamiliar spot on the calendar. The 101st PGA Championship began this morning on Bethpage Black, the first time it has been held in May since 1949. The public course ...

Michigan’s Beilein leaving to coach Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein has spent a coaching lifetime taking ordinary programs and turning them into consistent winning ones. All in college. He's getting his NBA shot. The Cavaliers ended a monthlong search Monday by hiring Beilein, a 66-year-old offensive mastermind who made ...

Falling Flat: Angels rout Tigers 13-0; Pujols reaches 2,000 RBIs

DETROIT (AP) — Albert Pujols turned on a fastball over the middle of the plate, sent the no-doubt shot deep into the left-field seats, flipped his bat toward celebrating teammates in the dugout and trotted around the bases. By the time he stepped on home plate, the three-time MVP was in an ...

Bucks beat Celtics, advance to East final

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks found another gear after their first loss of the playoffs. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics just couldn't keep up. Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Bucks routed the Celtics 116-91 on ...

Rodriguez, Boyd lead Tigers over Angels

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Boyd watched his third pitch get sent into the left-field seats. The Los Angeles Angels didn't get much accomplished against Detroit's left-hander after the game-opening blast and failed to prevent a second-year player from having his best performance at the ...

Dixon, Tigers beat Royals 5-2

DETROIT (AP) — After being humiliated by the Kansas City Royals a day earlier, the Detroit Tigers were focused on redemption Sunday. It came via one of the lesser-known members of the roster. Journeyman Brandon Dixon, only in the majors due to a series of injuries, hit a three-run homer ...

Bucks-Celtics, Warriors-Rockets ready for Game 4s

The scenario is simple right now for Milwaukee and Golden State: Win a road game on Monday, go home toting a 3-1 series lead and be one win away from a spot in the NBA's version of the Final Four. The scenario is equally simple for Boston and Houston: Win a home game on Monday, or ...