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Nadal beats Djokovic and will face Zverev for Rome title

ATP Tour

ROME — The latest installment in the rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic met expectations for one tight set.

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Mets beat Diamondbacks 3-1 behind deGrom, Conforto

MLB

NEW YORK — Jacob deGrom matched a career high with 13 strikeouts, Michael Conforto went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Friday night.

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Taurasi reaches 1,000 career 3s, Mercury win WNBA opener

WNBA

PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 26 points in the first half and became the first WNBA player with 1,000 career 3-pointers, helping the Phoenix Mercury beat the Dallas Wings 86-78 on Friday night in the league’s season opener.

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Smith's third-period goal lifts Vegas to 3-2 win over Jets

NBA Playoffs

LAS VEGAS — Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway late in the third period to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of the Western Conference final Friday night.

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D-backs activate 3B Jake Lamb from disabled list

MLB

NEW YORK — Jake Lamb was reinstated from the disabled list Friday by the Arizona Diamondbacks, who hope the return of their All-Star third baseman will boost a struggling lineup.

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Nadal and Djokovic to renew rivalry in Italian Open semis

ATP Tour

ROME — Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open semifinals — and three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova also reached the last four Friday.

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Leishman sets 36-hole Nelson record, keeps Spieth 8 behind

PGA Tour

DALLAS — Wind or no, Marc Leishman likes his chances at the AT&T Byron Nelson after breaking the 36-hole record previously shared by Tiger Woods.

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AP Source: Cardinals finalizing deal for CB Jamar Taylor

NFL

PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals are finalizing a trade that would bring cornerback Jamar Taylor from the Cleveland Browns, two people with knowledge of the situation said Friday.

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Preview: Half the horses in Preakness field get 1st shot at Justify

Horse Racing

BALTIMORE — Half the participants in the eight-horse Preakness field have yet to experience the sensation of chasing Justify to the finish line.

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Vasilevskiy Lightning top Caps 4-2 to even East final 2-all

NHL Playoffs

WASHINGTON — Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaker with about 8 minutes left, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning weathered the equivalent of more than a period without a shot on goal to edge the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Thursday night, evening the Eastern Conference final at two games apiece.

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Leishman shoots 61 in debut of new course at Byron Nelson

PGA Tour

DALLAS — Marc Leishman enjoyed the old home of the AT&T Byron Nelson as much as anyone, considering he made the last nine trips there and had one of the best scoring averages in tournament history.

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Minnesota Lynx sit atop preseason AP WNBA power poll, again

WNBA

NEW YORK — The defending champion Minnesota Lynx begin the season atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll — again.

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Justify tests soggy Pimlico track in workout for Preakness

Horse Racing

BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby winner Justify has gotten acquainted with the track at Pimlico Race Course, where he will attempt to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive Saturday in the Preakness.

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Brewers win 8-2 against skidding D-backs

MLB

PHOENIX — First Milwaukee took three of four in Colorado. Now the Brewers have won two of three in Arizona.

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Rockets rout Warriors 127-105 to tie series

NBA

HOUSTON — James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece.

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Justify draws 7 post, is heavy favorite to win Preakness

Horse Racing

BALTIMORE — Having the Preakness favorite has never bothered Bob Baffert before and it doesn’t bother him with Justify.

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Golden Knights top Jets 4-2, take 2-1 series lead

NHL Playoffs

LAS VEGAS — Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals — including an empty-netter in the closing seconds — to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 of the Western Conference final Wednesday night.

Katie Ledecky shatters own world record in first pro event

Swimming

INDIANAPOLIS — Katie Ledecky looked as dominant as ever in her pro debut.

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Rival trainers Baffert and Lukas share a strong friendship

Horse Racing

Bob Baffert has spent his whole life following D. Wayne Lukas.

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Hedman, Lightning beat Caps to cut East final deficit to 2-1

NHL

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victor Hedman figured all the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to get back on track was a shift in momentum.

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Diamondbacks end skid with 2-1 win over Brewers

MLB

PHOENIX — Daniel Descalso singled home Jarrod Dyson with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.

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Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94

NBA

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics withstood a 42-point night by LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-94 on Tuesday and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

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Suns win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month

NBA

CHICAGO — Phoenix has won the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft.

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Coach Steve Wilks, Cardinals back rookie after recent arrest

NFL

TEMPE — Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Christian Kirk took the field Tuesday for the first time since a report surfaced about his arrest in the months before the team chose him in the second round of the NFL draft.

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Mariners All-Star Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation

MLB

SEATTLE — Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s joint drug agreement.