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‘Win this one’: Man U’s plea after Ferguson’s brain surgery

MANCHESTER, England (AP) – A day after former manager Alex Ferguson underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage, Manchester United tweeted Sunday: “Please. Be strong. Win this one.” Online posts from United provided no update on the condition of the 76-year-old Ferguson, who the club said Saturday required “a period …

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Cards’ Molina has surgery, out 1 month after groin injury

By KURT VOIGTAP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals say catcher Yadier Molina has undergone surgery and is expected to miss a month after being hit in the groin by a foul tip. The Cardinals placed Molina on the 10-day disabled list Sunday. They said the …

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Kershaw put on DL by Dodgers with left biceps tendinitis

By CARLOS RODRÍGUEZAssociated Press MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) – Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was put on the 10-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis and returned to Los Angeles on Sunday for tests. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said the left-hander got hurt before Saturday*s game against San Diego. “It*s little …

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LeBank: James hits buzzer-beater to down Raptors

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – The moment required brilliance. LeBron James delivered again. James banked in a running one-hander at the buzzer, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a 105-103 win over Toronto on Saturday night in Game 3 and shoving the Raptors to the edge of their most …

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Canada demolishes South Korea 10-0, Sweden edges Czechs

By KAREL JANICEKAssociated Press HERNING, Denmark (AP) – Canada bounced back from a loss to the United States in the opening game at the world ice hockey championship by demolishing South Korea 10-0 on Sunday. Sweden made another step on the way to defending its title by edging the Czech …

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Vrana makes most of promotion, Caps win to put Pens on brink

By STEPHEN WHYNOAP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Jakub Vrana came to the rink expecting to play on the Capitals’ third line again. He left as a top-liner on top of the world. Vrana made the most of his promotion to the top line alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, …

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Shields’ no-hit bid for White Sox ends in 7th vs Twins

CHICAGO (AP) – James Shields of the Chicago White Sox has lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins. Eduardo Escobar singled to right center field for the Twins’ first hit Sunday. The 36-year-old Shields had struck out five and walked two before …

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Alcoholics Anonymous founding document sells for $2.4M

By ANTHONY McCARTNEYAP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – The founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the “Big Book,” sold at auction Saturday for $2.4 million to billionaire and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. The auction house Profiles in History announced the sale of the manuscript with …

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Combined no-hit bid for Yankees broken up by Indians in 8th

NEW YORK (AP) – Yonder Alonso’s leadoff single in the eighth inning off Dellin Betances has ended the New York Yankees’ bid for a combined no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians. Alonso grounded a clean hit through an infield shift on the right side Sunday, just beyond second baseman Gleyber Torres. …

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Jets rout Preds 6-2, grab 3-2 West semifinal lead

By TERESA M. WALKERAP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck got to watch his teammates put on a goal-scoring show in Music City. Now he can’t wait to see what they do back home in Winnipeg with a chance at history. The franchise that just won …

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