San Diego Padres' Trent Grisham, right, celebrates his solo home run with Manny Machado (13) during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Padres hold off Dodgers 3-2 in resumption of SoCal rivalry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurickson Profar singled and scored the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and the San Diego Padres opened the second series of the season in Southern California's lively …

Doncic, Mavs beat Lakers 115-110 as LA star Davis returns

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 30 points, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 115-110 victory over the Lakers on Thursday night in the return of Los Angeles star Anthony Davis from a 30-game injury …
Kei Kato, left, and her fiance, Josh Row, hold a therapy bunny named Alex during a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Miami Marlins in San Francisco, Thursday, April 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)

Therapy bunny at ballpark brings smiles and is instant hit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A handsome, golden-colored therapy bunny named Alex came to the ballpark and stole the hearts of San Francisco Giants fans Thursday night, attending the series opener against …

Bucks start out strong, defeat 76ers 124-117

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and Khris Middleton had 24 as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 124-117 on Thursday night in a matchup of two of the …
Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives against Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Walker ties season high with 32 points, Celtics beat Suns

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker matched his season high with 32 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 99-86 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Walker was 11 of 17 from the field, …
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Walker matches season high with 32 points, Celtics beat Suns

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker matched his season high with 32 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 99-86 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Walker was 11 of 17 from the field, …

Phoenix travels to Boston for non-conference matchup

Phoenix Suns (42-16, second in the Western Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (31-27, sixth in the Eastern Conference) Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Boston and Phoenix square off in …

Suns top 76ers 116-113, improve NBA-best road record to 19-7

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Paul scored 28 points, Devin Booker had 19 and Mikal Bridges 18 to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 116-113 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Joel …
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Kripizov, Talbot lead Wild past Coyotes for 5th win a row

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kirill Kripizov scored a dazzling goal to break Minnesota’s rookie record, Cam Talbot stopped 39 shots and the Wild stretched their winning streak to five games with a 4-1 …

Kiprizov sets rookie goal mark, Wild beat Coyotes 4-1

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kirill Kripizov scored a dazzling goal to break Minnesota's rookie record, Cam Talbot stopped 39 shots and the Wild stretched their winning streak to five games with a 4-1 …

Minnesota plays Arizona, aims for 5th straight victory

Minnesota Wild (28-13-3, third in the West Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (20-21-5, fourth in the West Division) Glendale, Arizona; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT LINE: Coyotes +120, Wild -148; …
NBA

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle had 40 points and 10 rebounds to lead New York to a 137-127 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, the Knicks' NBA-best eighth straight …

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a four-point first half that was shocking by his recent standards, Stephen Curry faked out Alex Len and tried a wide-open floater from the lane that clanked off the rim. He …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Paul scored 28 points, Devin Booker had 19 and Mikal Bridges 18 to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 116-113 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Joel …
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died Thursday following a car accident in Los Angeles. He was 19. The university announced Clarke’s death in a release Thursday …

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kentucky will play for its first national championship in women's volleyball after beating Washington in four sets in the NCAA semifinals Thursday night. The second-seeded …
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature voted Thursday to advance a bill that would ban transgender athletes from participating in school and university sports according to the gender with …
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football teams will have to go for 2 after touchdowns starting with the second overtime possession, and beginning in the third round each team will get one play to score …
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has announced that its traditional marching and pep bands will be required to play “The Eyes of Texas” when they return to performing, but a new …
NHL

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Matt Murray stopped 31 shots for his second shutout in six days, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 Thursday night for their third straight …

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the deciding goal in a shootout, giving the Washington Capitals a 1-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night to reclaim sole possession of …
DETROIT (AP) — Jakub Vrana scored four goals in a game for the first time to help the Detroit Red Wings rout the Dallas Stars 7-3 Thursday night and match their total number of wins from last …
Olympics

DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) — The stakes were clear to the two dozen police officers who gathered for a workshop with an ambitious and increasingly urgent mission — recalibrating the way police interact …

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian gold medalists at the Tokyo Olympics are set to hear music by Tchaikovsky as the replacement for their national anthem, which has been banned as punishment for …
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San Diego-L.A. Dodgers Runs

Padres fourth. Fernando Tatis Jr. singles to shallow center field. Trent Grisham strikes out swinging. Fernando Tatis Jr. steals second. Manny Machado singles to left center field. Fernando Tatis Jr. …

Dallas 115, L.A. Lakers 110

Percentages: FG .478, FT .824. 3-Point Goals: 10-30, .333 (Caldwell-Pope 6-12, Schroder 2-3, Caruso 1-3, McLemore 1-3, Davis 0-1, Horton-Tucker 0-1, Kuzma 0-2, Morris 0-5). Team Rebounds: 6. …

Miami-San Francisco Runs

Giants first. Austin Slater grounds out to shortstop, Miguel Rojas to Jesus Aguilar. Wilmer Flores lines out to third base to Jon Berti. Mike Yastrzemski doubles to deep center field. Evan Longoria …