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INTERLEAGUE: Pujols hits 2 home runs, earns a spot in 500 club

posted: 04/23/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Heading toward the plate after the 500th home run of his career, Albert Pujols glanced ahead and saw a throng of Los Angeles Angels teammates waiting right there to greet him.

TEXAS LEAGUE: Cleary off to nice start in Tulsa

posted: 04/23/2014 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Delta Cleary Jr.’s first three at-bats in his home state this season didn’t go so well Tuesday.

TEXAS LEAGUE: Threlkeld’s blast in ninth a winner

posted: 04/23/2014 3:36 a.m. Discuss

Springfield outhit the Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday night, but Naturals first baseman Mark Threlkeld delivered the biggest hit of the night.

NBA PLAYOFFS: Pacers look like themselves again, throttle Hawks

posted: 04/23/2014 3:33 a.m. Discuss

When the Indiana Pacers needed a lift. Paul George stepped up. All over the court, over and over again.

NHL PLAYOFFS: Canadiens sweep past Lightning

posted: 04/23/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a power-play goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay.

NFL NOTES: Arizona rejects bill to aid Super Bowl

posted: 04/23/2014 3:29 a.m. Discuss

PHOENIX — After months of bipartisan support in both Arizona legislative chambers, a bill that would have helped the city of Glendale cover public safety costs during next year’s Super Bowl failed Tuesday in the Senate.

Spurs’ Popovich coach of the year

posted: 04/23/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich was named NBA coach of the year Tuesday, making him just the third coach to win the Red Auerbach trophy three times in his career.

Notes

posted: 04/23/2014 3:27 a.m. Discuss

RAYS Moore has elbow surgery ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore has undergone elbow ligament replacement surgery and could be sidelined 12 to 15 months.

NFL calendar

posted: 04/23/2014 3:27 a.m. Discuss

May 2 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets. May 7 — Deadline for club to exercise right of first refusal for its restricted free agents. May 8-10 — 2014 NFL draft, New York. May 19-21 — Spring league meeting, Atlanta.

Second thoughts

posted: 04/23/2014 3:25 a.m. Discuss

All it takes is a stroke of bad luck Russell Allen is proof that an NFL career can end in an instant.

Off the wire

posted: 04/23/2014 3:19 a.m. Discuss

SOCCER Manchester fires manager David Moyes was fired as Manchester United’s manager on Tuesday, paying the price for the club’s spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.

Off the wire

posted: 04/22/2014 4:09 a.m. Discuss

BASKETBALL Reports: Vols to hire Tyndall Tennessee will hire Southern Miss Coach Donnie Tyndall, according to multiple reports published late Monday night. Both CBSSports.com and ESPN.com reported that Tennessee reached a deal with Tyndall, 43, hours after Louisiana Tech Coach Michael White turned down the Volunteers.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Bryant’s Wood homers, strikes out nine in victory

posted: 04/22/2014 4:01 a.m. Discuss

CHICAGO — Bryant’s Travis Wood hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs to back his nine-strikeout performance on the mound, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

Notes

posted: 04/22/2014 4 a.m. Discuss

CARDINALS Lyons promoted NEW YORK — The St. Louis Cardinals promoted left-hander Tyler Lyons from Class AAA Memphis and started him in Monday’s 2-0 loss against the New York Mets. Lyons took the loss, allowing two earned runs in six innings.

NBA PLAYOFFS: Memphis overcomes Oklahoma City

posted: 04/22/2014 3:59 a.m. Discuss

OKLAHOMA CITY — Nothing rattled the Memphis Grizzlies.

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