Kinhult wins Junior Invitational at Sage Valley

Marcus Kinhult of Sweden secured a one-shot victory in the fifth annual Junior Invitational at Sage Valley. 
By John Boyette

Teheran battling feel for release point, fastball

Braves right-hander Julio Teheran's first four starts have been shaky due in part to a walk rate that has skyrocketed by his standards, and the cause may go back to one of the more important aspects of pitching.
By David Lee

Braves end losing streak

PHILADELPHIA - Andrelton Simmons led off the seventh inning with a homer, sparking a rally that helped Atlanta beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Saturday night.
By Dan Gelston

Nets beat Hawks in Game 3

NEW YORK - Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Brooklyn trimmed Atlanta's lead to 2-1 with a 91-83 victory Saturday.
By Brian Mahoney

Charleston's Mateo impresses early

Charleston shortstop Jorge Mateo is ranked third in the Yankees system by Baseball America for his ability to show all five tools at 19 years old.
By David Lee

Compton, Day own share of Zurich Classic lead

AVONDALE, La. - Erik Compton birdied three of five holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving him a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic.

Coyote-tracking study is working well

A study launched three months ago to track coyotes using GPS telemetry is progressing smoothly, with one of the wandering animals showing up in Augusta just in time for Masters Week, according to researchers.
By Rob Pavey

Kentucky Derby hopefuls beat rain

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - One week ahead of the Kentucky Derby, several horses completed their workouts at Churchill Downs before the rain came down.

Busch dominates at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. - Kurt Busch dominated once he took the lead and won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday.

Caravan kicks Mayweather-Pacquiao Week into high gear

LAS VEGAS -Fight week is finally here, and even in a city known for the outlandish it is shaping up to be something special.
By Tim Dahlberg

Kentucky Derby hopeful has final workout

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - American Pharoah put in his final workout before the Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert says his colt is quite comfortable with the track at Churchill Downs.
By Josh Abner

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Regret victory was important to Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby reached a milestone 100 years ago with Regret's victory.
By Bill Marshall

Sprint Cup race postponed

RICHMOND, Va. - Persistent rain has forced NASCAR to postpone Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway.

Manchester City unconvincing in win

Manchester City's disappointing season looks like it's ending with the consolation prize of Champions League qualification after an unconvincing win over Aston Villa.

Background checks on draftees take on increased importance

The pressure for the upcoming NFL Draft is as much on team decision makers as it is on the players hoping to build a career in professional football.
By Barry Wilner

Lucas leads US women in 800-meter relay

PHILADELPHIA - Porscha Lucas led Team USA to victory in the women's 800-meter relay at the Penn Relays on Saturday and the Americans won four of six events in the U.S.A. vs. The World races.

Golf roundup: Teen's lead down to one in LPGA tournament

DALY CITY, Calif. - Canadian teen Brooke Henderson lost some momentum Saturday afternoon. She at least kept the lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

Golden State completes sweep of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers during a 39-point night, and the Golden State Warriors cruised to 109-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, completing a sweep of their first-round playoff series.

NHL roundup: Islanders force Game 7

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series.

Overtime

In Rome, Ga., the Augusta GreenJackets scored twice in the ninth inning to rally for an 8-7 victory over the Rome Braves on Saturday night.

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