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WATCH: Vogelbach somehow hobbles home, Peralta fans 10 as Brewers shutout Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) — Burly slugger Daniel Vogelbach hobbled home on one leg when Arizona’s defense fell asleep, and the Diamondbacks dropped back into a rut Tuesday night with a 5-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. A day after ending a 17-game losing streak, the Diamondbacks were behind from the start. Kolten Wong led off with […]

East finalists Bucks, Hawks seeking to end long droughts

MILWAUKEE (AP) — There’s more than a berth in the NBA Finals at stake when the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks square off for the Eastern Conference championship. The winner of the series that starts Wednesday also will end decades of frustration. Milwaukee won its lone NBA title in 1971 and last reached the Finals […]

Secret recording has Badgers seniors criticizing Coach Greg Gard

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s seniors were openly critical of coach Greg Gard during a late-season team meeting that was secretly recorded and later sent to a newspaper. A 37-minute audio file this week of a Feb. 19 team meeting that included seven senior players, Gard and three assistant coaches the Wisconsin State Journal says […]

Collins’ size a key in Hawks’ matchup against Giannis, Bucks

ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins’ value to the Atlanta Hawks’ championship hopes — and in free agency — can’t be fully measured by his points and rebounds. To better appreciate the power forward’s vital role, try to imagine the Hawks’ matchup against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals without Collins’ […]

Kelly helps D-backs end 17-game skid, beat Brewers 5-1

PHOENIX (AP) — Ketel Marte camped under the high fly ball in center field and watched as it fell into his glove. Relief pitcher Joakim Soria smacked his hands together, grinned and walked toward catcher Stephen Vogt, who pumped his arms in a little victory dance. The Arizona Diamondbacks had finally won a baseball game, […]

Supreme Court win for college athletes in compensation case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday the NCAA can’t limit education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges can offer their sports stars, a victory for athletes that could help open the door to further easing in the decades-old fight over paying student-athletes. Schools recruiting top athletes could now […]

Feds: Man suspected of stealing at least 63 golf carts from Wisconsin, Minnesota, elsewhere

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a Minnesota man with transportation of stolen vehicles in what they say was a litany of thefts of golf carts. An FBI affidavit filed in North Dakota this week says the man is suspected of stealing at least 63 carts in at least seven states, including Minnesota, […]

Bucks, Hawks face off Wednesday in East Finals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trae Young and the Hawks are taking their stunning turnaround to the Eastern Conference finals. Young made a late 3-pointer and scored 21 points to help Atlanta win for the third time in the series in Philadelphia, a 103-96 victory over the top-seeded 76ers on Sunday night in Game 7. The Hawks […]

Halfway there: Bucks reach East finals after outlasting Nets

NEW YORK (AP) — Once they could finally get off the court, the Milwaukee Bucks feasted their eyes on a welcome sight in the locker room. The No. 8 on their board signified the number of victories remaining to win a championship, following a sweep of Miami followed by a survival against Brooklyn. “I’m really […]

Nets had the shooting and scoring, but needed more health

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets had all the shooting and scoring any team could ever want. They just didn’t have the health that every team needs. Kevin Durant was spectacular in his first postseason in Brooklyn, but by the end of it a Big Three was down to 1 1/2. Kyrie Irving was […]

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