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Royals rally to beat Cards 4-2, end 8-game skid

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals waited a long time between wins. They had no problem waiting to put this one in the books. Jeff Francoeur and Eric Hosmer combined for three RBIs in the ninth…

Schwartzel finds Memorial magic, others don’t

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Charl Schwartzel changed his putting grip and squeezed about as much as he could have out of his round. Several hours later, Tiger Woods left a lot of shots out on the rolling greens…

With words and a look, James lifts Heat, 90-79

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James said a few words at halftime to try and coax something more out of the Miami Heat. Turns out, whatever he said was unnecessary. The look on his face was all the Heat…

Pick 6: NHL’s final 4 feature last 4 Cup champions

The final four teams in the NHL playoffs feature the last four champions for the second time in league history and for the first time since 1945, when the league consisted of just the Original Six. Chicago hosts…

James scores 30, Heat take Game 5, 90-79

MIAMI (AP) — The game was very much in doubt. A sold-out arena was basically silent. The chance of getting back to the NBA Finals for a third straight year could have slipped away. Cue LeBron James. A…

Pirates stay hot, beat Tigers 1-0 in 11 innings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For Russell Martin, it was all about staying positive. The Pittsburgh Pirates catcher remained optimistic when the Detroit Tigers were seemingly putting runners on base in every inning. And he was still looking on the…

AP Source: Malone reaches deal to be Kings’ coach

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Incoming Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is already making moves to rebuild the fallen franchise. The Kings have an agreement in place with Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Malone to be their head coach,…

Kemp on DL with hamstring strain

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers placed slumping All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a right hamstring strain. The move was made before the team completed a string of…

Brett asked to turn around Royals’ hitting woes

ST. LOUIS (AP) — George Brett is giving coaching a month. The greatest player in Kansas City Royals history isn’t sure teaching is his forte and doesn’t know if players will listen. Before hustling to the batting cage…

Stanton’s rehab going slower because of sore knees

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will back off his rehab from a strained hamstring because of sore knees and there is no timetable for his return. Stanton went on the disabled list April 30 after…

Pitcher Wood hits grand slam in Cubs’ 8-3 win

CHICAGO (AP) — Travis Wood and the rest of the Chicago Cubs pitchers are starting to turn the ninth spot in the batting order into a productive part of the lineup. Wood hit a fourth-inning grand slam off…