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Rain, lightning postpone O's opener vs. Dodgers

Rain, lightning postpone O's opener vs. Dodgers

MLB.com Updated Apr 19, 2013
Friday's Interleague matchup between the Dodgers and Orioles was postponed due to heavy rain and lightning and will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.
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  • Angels put 3B Callaspo on DL with calf strain

    Angels put 3B Callaspo on DL with calf strain

    ESPN.com Apr 19, 2013
    The Los Angeles Angels have placed third baseman Alberto Callaspo on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf.
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  • In Anaheim, Torii is gone but far from forgotten

    In Anaheim, Torii is gone but far from forgotten

    MLB.com Apr 19, 2013
    Torii Hunter's move from Anaheim to Detroit had a rough start, but the veteran outfielder is thriving with a Tigers club that is ecstatic to have him, and his impact in the Angels clubhouse is still cherished by former teammates.
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  • Dwight expecting Spurs to 'Hack-a-Howard'

    Dwight expecting Spurs to 'Hack-a-Howard'

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Apr 19, 2013
    Dwight Howard expects San Antonio Spurs' coach Gregg Popovich to parade him to the foul line when the Los Angeles Lakers open up their playoff series with Game 1 on Sunday, and it doesn't faze him one bit.
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  • Clippers' Griffin gets treatment for back spasms

    Clippers' Griffin gets treatment for back spasms

    nba.com yahoo.com Apr 19, 2013
    Blake Griffin says he received treatment on his back for the spasms that affected him in the Los Angeles Clippers' regular-season finale and he's ready for the team's playoff opener.
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  • Lakers' Steve Nash angling for playoff return

    Lakers' Steve Nash angling for playoff return

    nba.com ESPN.com Apr 19, 2013
    Steve Nash is hoping to return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup in time for their playoff opener.
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  • Maloofs ask NBA owners to approve Seattle sale

    Maloofs ask NBA owners to approve Seattle sale

    CNNSI.com Apr 19, 2013
    The Maloof family is asking NBA owners to approve the sale of the Kings to a Seattle group, saying there is "significant distance between us and the Sacramento group.''
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  • Cavaliers, Mike Brown could reunite in Cleveland

    Cavaliers, Mike Brown could reunite in Cleveland

    CNNSI.com Apr 19, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cavaliers intend to speak with former coach Mike Brown about returning to the team.
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  • The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Playoffs

    The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Apr 19, 2013
    Picture this. It’s the final two minutes of a close game between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics in this year’s NBA Playoffs. Paul Pierce gets the ball and dribbles to his old reliable spot for an elbow jumper but instead of firing… he passes
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  • City of West has courage to overcome loss

    City of West has courage to overcome loss

    MLB.com Apr 19, 2013
    Dodgers pitcher Shawn Tolleson got to know West, Texas, during drives from his home in the Dallas suburbs to Baylor University. Like millions of Americans, he was horrified on Wednesday to see replays of a fertilizer plant exploding and the accompanying…
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  • 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoff Previews: Nets, Bulls, Pacers…

    'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoff Previews: Nets, Bulls, Pacers, Hawks, Rockets, Spurs, Lakers, Thunder

    grantland.com Apr 19, 2013
    This concludes our look at the sets and actions integral to each NBA playoff team's success. Read about the Knicks, Celtics, Heat, and Bucks here; rea...
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  • Video - Nash Eyes Return In Playoff Opener 03:16

    Nash Eyes Return In Playoff Opener

    Apr 19
    Steve Nash hopes to return to the Lakers lineup on Sunday.
  • Video - Angels Crush Tigers 00:36

    Angels Crush Tigers

    Apr 19
    Peter Bourjos' drives in three runs in the Angels' 8-1 win over the Tigers.

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