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NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees completed a stunning rally from an eight-run deficit, outslugging the Baltimore Orioles 14-11 on Friday night. In a game of home run derby, Starlin Castro tied it with a two-run drive that capped a three-run burst in the ninth off Brad Brach.

Sano drives in 4 as Twins beat Royals 6-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins' offense woke up late after having only two hits the first seven innings. Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer hit consecutive two-run doubles in the eighth inning and the Twins rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Sano also had a two-run homer in the fourth. He has eight hits in his last 11 at-bats. The Royals have dropped eight straight.

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NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Celtics, Wizards advance UNDATED (AP) -- The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards have passed their first tests in the NBA playoffs by advancing to the second round. Avery Bradley pumped in 23 points and the Celtics drained 16 3-pointers while ripping the Bulls, 105-83 in Chicago. Gerald Green scored 16 points for the Celts, who led by 13 at the half and outscored the Bulls 34-18 in the third quarter.

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NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Rockets take out Westbrook, Thunder UNDATED (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have found a way to stop Russell Westbrook from getting triple-doubles - by ending the Oklahoma City Thunder's season. The Rockets have advanced to the NBA's Western Conference semifinals by knocking off the Thunder, 105-99 in Game 5. James Harden had 34 points and Lou Williams added 22 to help Houston reach Round 2 for the second time in three seasons.

Warriors, Raptors, Hawks win...Clippers get Rivers back...Berry leaving UNC early

UNDATED (AP) -- Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry poured in 37 points and the Golden State Warriors completed a four-game sweep in their NBA first-round series by slamming Portland, 128-103. Toronto leads its opening-round series 3-2 after Norm Powell poured in a career playoff-high 25 points in the Raptors' 118-93 rout of Milwaukee. Dwight Howard's 16 points and 15 rebounds led Atlanta's 111-101 decision over Washington, tying the series at two games apiece.

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LEADING OFF: MLB sorts out trouble in Baltimore, Minnesota

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ PAY THE PRICE Major League Baseball figures to be busy, sorting out possible penalties after the ill will at Camden Yards and Target Field over the weekend. On Sunday, Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes was ejected after throwing a fastball behind the head of Baltimore star Manny Machado. Earlier in the series, Machado spiked Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia on an aggressive slide.

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NBA PLAYOFFS-CAVALIERS-PACERS James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- LeBron James made a 3-pointer with 68 seconds left Sunday and the Cleveland Cavaliers hung on for a 106-102 series-clinching victory at Indiana. James finished with 33 points and 10 rebounds as he became the first player under the current playoff format to win 21 straight first-round games.

Tigers OF Jones says he's feeling OK after being hit in face

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones said he felt lucky a day after being hit in the face by a pitch that later sparked a benches-clearing tussle between the Tigers and Minnesota Twins. Jones was taken to the hospital Saturday after getting a scare when a pitch from Twins reliever Justin Haley left him bloodied and a little dazed.

LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on Sunday night

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ BAD BLOOD The Tigers and Twins close out a three-game series a day after benches cleared and punches were thrown. Detroit's JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch, and two innings later, Minnesota slugger Miguel Sano punched Tigers catcher James McCann in the mask as both dugouts emptied after Matthew Boyd threw a pitch behind Sano.

Jones hit in face by pitch, Tigers and Twins scrap on field

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Not long after Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones got hit in the face by a pitch , the Tigers and Minnesota Twins were nose-to-nose on the field. Twins slugger Miguel Sano punched Tigers catcher James McCann in the mask during a bench-clearing scrap in the fifth inning of Detroit's 5-4 victory Saturday.

Tigers CF Jones hit in face by pitch, taken to hospital

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones was taken to a hospital Saturday after getting hit in the face by a pitch . Jones left in the third inning against Minnesota when he was drilled in the left side of his mouth by a 90 mph fastball from Twins reliever Justin Haley.

Twins avoid sweep...Penguins keep Marc-Andre Fleury in net ... Season is a slam dunk for NBA

DETROIT (AP) -- Max Kepler, Miguel Sano and Robbie Grossman all homered for Minnesota, and the Twins took advantage of an uncharacteristically wild outing by Jordan Zimmermann in an 11-5 rout of the Detroit Tigers today. Zimmermann allowed five runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings, walking a career-high five. Anibal Sanchez was even worse for the Tigers in relief, allowing six runs in 1 1/3 innings.

FANTASY PLAYS: Are Owings, other early performances for real

The first week of the fantasy baseball season is almost in the books. Here are some early performances that will make you cheer, shed a tear and even instill fear for your fantasy baseball team. CHEERS Chris Owings, Arizona -- Owings is off to a hot start, as he's near the top of the league in hits, average, runs and stolen bases.

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NBA-SCHEDULE Cavs clobber Celtics to take East lead UNDATED (AP) -- If the Cleveland Cavaliers went into Boston on Wednesday to prove a point, then mission accomplished. The Cavs are back atop the Eastern Conference standings after LeBron James delivered 36 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a 114-91 thrashing of the Celtics.

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MASTERS-WEATHER No. 1 Dustin Johnson injures back in fall as Masters officials deal with bad weather AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) -- Wednesday is supposed to be the final practice round at the Masters, but the biggest news coming out of Augusta had to do with the world's No. 1 golfer. Dustin Johnson was trying to stay immobile Wednesday after taking a serious fall down a staircase at the home he is renting during the Masters.

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MEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT Gonzaga, North Carolina battling for title GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The NCAA men's basketball title game has entered the second half in Glendale, Arizona. Josh Perkins helped Gonzaga take a 35-32 halftime lead over North Carolina by shooting 3-for-4 from 3-point range while scoring 13 points.

Mariners starter Smyly could miss 2 months with elbow strain

Seattle Mariners starter Drew Smyly will begin the season on the disabled list and could be out for up to two months because of a strained elbow. Smyly likely will miss six to eight weeks with a flex strain in his left elbow, a big blow after the Mariners' roster seemed set for the start of the regular season.

FANTASY PLAYS: Last minute spring moves that affect fantasy

Fantasy baseball season is finally here, and with its arrival, there are a few late moves that should grab your attention. Here are the last-minute spring training announcements that will have significant impact on your fantasy baseball team: BLAKE TREINEN IS THE NATIONALS CLOSER Like Bill Belichick in football, Dusty Baker hates your fantasy baseball team. The third (and least discussed) option for the Nationals closer role is now the top choice.