• Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Friday, April 18, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Nats reliever Drew Storen shuts down Cardinals in 3-1 win.

    By The Washington Times

    Anthony Rendon homers and Drew Storen escapes a second-and-third threat in the eighth inning to help Washington secure a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. That snapped an eight-game losing streak against St. Louis dating to the 2012 playoff loss at Nationals Park.

  • FILE - In this June 18, 2013 file photo, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker, right, and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James collide during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Miami.  A rematch of last year's thrilling NBA Finals finish is possible, but the Spurs and Heat would have to get through tough paths to get there.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    LeBron James has plenty of motivation for Heat playoff run

    By Tim Reynolds - Associated Press

    Miami's path toward what it hopes is a third straight title and fourth straight appearance in the NBA Finals starts on Sunday against the Charlotte Bobcats, a team the Heat swept this season and are 15-0 against since James arrived in South Florida.

    New York Mets' Ike Davis takes off his helmet after he flied out during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Ike Davis traded to Pirates; Mets bail on slumping slugger

    By Associated Press

    The 27-year-old was hitting .208 with one home run and five RBI in 12 games for the Mets. He was platooning with Lucas Duda and Josh Satin at first base.

    Maryland running back Albert Reid, center, rushes past Old Dominion defenders Andre Simmons (25), Caleb Taylor (43) and Malik Gumbs (51) in the second half of an NCAA college football game in College Park, Md., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Maryland won 47-10. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Terps will have to wait until fall to sort out running backs

    By Daniel Martin - CSNwashington.com

    "It's a good thing because I don't know who our starter is," coach Randy Edsall said after the spring game. "We'll have Albert [Reid], Jacquille [Veii], Wes [Brown], and Brandon [Ross] all competing. Again, as we get back to preseason camp it's a great thing to have."

    **FILE** Canada's Jason Chimera is seen during the World Ice Hockey championship match against Slovakia in the town of Mytischi, outside Moscow, Wednesday, May 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Caps’ Ward, Chimera, Brouwer get the call from Canada

    By Chuck Gormley - CSNwashington.com

    Team Canada announced on Friday that Caps forwards Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward will represent their country in the World Championships in Belarus next month.

    IBF light heavyweight boxing champion Bernard Hopkins, left, faces off with WBA and IBA light heavyweight boxing champion Beibut Shumenov, of Kazakhstan, after a weigh-in Friday, April 18, 2014, in Washington. Hopkins will fight Shumenov in a unification title match Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    At 49, Bernard Hopkins looking for more belts in D.C. bout

    By Kevin Dunleavy - Associated Press

    While Hopkins is the IBF champion, Beibut Shumenov holds the WBA and IBA belts. With a victory, Hopkins would be in line for a fight with WBC champion Adonis Stephenson.

    Holding his new Navy football jersey, President Barack Obama stands between Navy football team co-captains Matt Aiken right, and Cody Peterson, left, for photographs during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 18, 2014, where he awarded the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team. Navy finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama fetes Navy football team for Commander-in-Chief’s trophy win

    By Associated Press

    The Midshipmen beat Air Force and Army to win the three-way race for the trophy for the ninth time in 11 years. Obama joked as he accepted his commemorative jersey that he's going to have enough to dress a whole team.

    Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) drives around Los Angeles Clippers forward Stephen Jackson (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Washington. The Clippers won 113-97. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    As Wizards head into postseason, Otto Porter’s role remains a mystery

    By Zac Boyer - The Washington Times

    Otto Porter, the Wizards thought, could fit in as a jack-of-all-trades who would complement John Wall and Bradley Beal in the backcourt. In college, he was an aggressive scorer who steadily improved his long-range shooting and a versatile defender who had a nose for the boards.

    San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) grabs a rebound in front of Indiana Pacers guard Rasual Butler in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, March 31, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    In NBA playoffs, even Heat aren’t a lock this time

    By Tim Reynolds - Associated Press

    San Antonio and Indiana are top seeds. Brooklyn, Chicago, the Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City, Golden State, Houston, Portland and the Heat all figure to have a legitimate chance at being the club to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy in a couple of months.

    Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon can't field a hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Washington. The Cardinals won 8-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Nats’ defensive woes continue in blowout loss to St. Louis

    By Brian McNally - The Washington Times

    In an 8-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night, the Nationals committed four errors. Shortstop Ian Desmond had two. Right fielder Jayson Werth lost a ball in the lights at Nationals Park. The Cardinals didn't need the help as ace Adam Wainwright threw a complete-game shutout.

    Charlotte Bobcats' Al Jefferson, left, strips the ball from Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Bobcats won 91-86 in overtime. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Bulls lose Rose, trade Deng and still come into playoffs as a force

    By Andrew Seligman - Associated Press

    It's not the way the Chicago Bulls mapped it out at the start of the season. But here they are, holding the fourth seed and hosting John Wall and the Washington Wizards in Game 1 of their first-round series Sunday after going 48-34.

    San Antonio Spurs' Cory Joseph (5) is pressured by Los Angeles' Robert Sacre (50) as he tries to score during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 113-100. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    NBA Playoffs: Spurs path to redemption faces a variety of challenges

    By Brian Mahoney - Associated Press

    To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

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    By JANIE McCAULEY - Associated Press

    Bo Porter's team had already fallen behind big when he lost his temper. Published April 19, 2014

  • Hill, Diamondbacks beat Dodgers 4-2 in 12 innings

    By JOE RESNICK - Associated Press

    Aaron Hill hit a two-run single in the 12th inning and Miguel Montero homered, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Published April 19, 2014

  • Giants play another 1-run game, lose 2-1 to Padres

    By BERNIE WILSON - Associated Press

    The San Francisco Giants have played eight straight games decided by one run, losing four of them. Published April 19, 2014

  • A's come out swinging to beat Astros 11-3

    By JANIE McCAULEY - Associated Press

    Jed Lowrie insisted he calmly asked Houston second baseman Jose Altuve why the Astros were trying to hit him with a pitch in the third inning. Lowrie had tried to bunt in the first with his Oakland Athletics already leading by seven runs, yet said it was because the defense had shifted. Published April 19, 2014

  • Ross, Padres beat Cain and Giants 2-1

    By BERNIE WILSON - Associated Press

    Years later and some 500 miles to the south, Tyson Ross still considers the San Francisco Giants to be rivals. Published April 19, 2014

  • Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars 3-2 in Game 2

    By GREG BEACHAM - Associated Press

    Ryan Getzlaf wore the strain all over his exhausted face. In the past 51 hours or so, he had taken a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child and propelled the Anaheim Ducks to two gritty playoff victories. Published April 19, 2014

  • AL Capsules

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Published April 19, 2014

  • NL Capsules

    By Associated Press

    Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night. Published April 19, 2014

  • Twins shut down by Vargas in 5-0 loss to Royals

    By DAVE SKRETTA - Associated Press

    Ricky Nolasco was virtually unhittable a week ago in Minnesota, shutting down the scuffling Royals over eight innings in an easy victory that came amid a three-game sweep. Published April 19, 2014

  • Tulo backs Chatwood and Rockies beat Phillies 12-1

    By DENNIS GEORGATOS - Associated Press

    Troy Tulowitzki set up his big day at the plate in his first appearance. Published April 19, 2014

  • NHL Playoff Capsules

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series Friday night. Published April 19, 2014

  • Ricciardo fastest in rainy practice at Chinese GP

    By JUSTIN BERGMAN - Associated Press

    Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time on a slippery track in the final practice session at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday as the other top drivers limited their running due to the wet weather. Published April 19, 2014

  • Paulino, White Sox hammered by Rangers 12-0

    By SCHUYLER DIXON - Associated Press

    Felipe Paulino gave up six hits and a walk, hit a batter and threw two wild pitches in the first seven-run inning in the majors this season. Published April 19, 2014

  • Pettibone rocked in Phils 12-1 loss to Colorado

    By Associated Press

    Before Friday night's game, the Philadelphia Phillies decided that starter Jonathan Pettibone would be sent back to Triple-A to make room in the rotation for Cole Hamels. Published April 19, 2014

  • Smyly hit hard in Tigers' 11-6 loss to Angels

    By NOAH TRISTER - Associated Press

    Drew Smyly's return to the rotation was an inauspicious one. Published April 19, 2014

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