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Twins use wild rally past Blue Jays for sweep

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota scored three straight runs on wild pitches by the Toronto Blue Jays’ Sergio Santos in the eighth inning, when the Twins walked eight times off three relievers in rallying for a 9-5 victory and a sweep of Thursday’s day-night doubleheader. Kyle Gibson threw eight scoreless innings as Minnesota won the opener 7-0. More >

Lester leads Red Sox past White Sox 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) – Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston’s two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester (2-2) allowed one run and seven hits for his second straight win after opening the season with two More >

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. Steen beat Corey Crawford off a pair of short passes from Steve Ott and David Backes to cap the longest overtime game More >

Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

DENVER (AP) – Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night. Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan O’Reilly and Jamie McGinn also added goals for Colorado in Patrick More >

McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night. Harrison’s two-run More >

Brewers put Overbay on paternity leave list

PITTSBURGH (AP) – First baseman Lyle Overbay has been placed on the paternity leave list by the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee recalled infielder-outfielder Elian Herrera from Triple-A Nashville before Thursday’s game against Pittsburgh. Overbay can spent up to three consecutive days on the list under major league rules. He is hitting .100 with three RBIs in 10 games. Herrera More >

Bucks pack up, await future with new owners

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) – The Milwaukee Bucks have packed up from a dismal season. It is unclear how many of them will be back in the fall. The NBA is expected to approve the sale of Bucks from former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens. On one More >

UW-Green Bay, basketball coach agree to contract

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and men’s basketball coach Brian Wardle have agreed to a new five-year contract. Athletic Director Mary Ellen Gillespie announced contract agreement Thursday. Wardle was hired as Green Bay’s head coach in April of 2010. In his four seasons as coach, the Phoenix has compiled a 71-56 More >

Alderman: New arena might need regional sales tax

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Alderman Michael Murphy says taxpayers in southeast Wisconsin could be asked to pay a regional sales tax to help fund a new stadium to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Murphy was one of three panelists Thursday discussing the possibility of a new stadium. The panel was held one day after Herb More >

White wash: Yanks sweep Cubs 3-0, 2-0

NEW YORK (AP) – Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987. Tanaka (2-0) struck out 10 and allowed More >