Segura keys 4-run 9th as Mariners rally past Rangers 6-2

Seattle Mariners Dee Gordon, left, and Andrew Romine (7) celebrate after scoring on a double by Jean Segura during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Friday, April 20, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jean Segura and the Seattle Mariners figured five straight games scoring two runs or less were more than enough.

Elway: last year’s draft class has to step up in 2018

John Elway, general manager of the Denver Broncos, talks with reporters during a news conference about the team's priorities in the NFL Draft Thursday, April 19, 2018, in the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — While John Elway and his staff wrap up preparations for next week’s NFL draft, it’s the Denver Broncos’ 2017 draft class that’s really on the clock.

Warriors take 3-0 lead as Spurs play without Popovich

San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (14) defends as Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) shoots during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night for a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin.

Bruins take 3-1 lead; Caps-Blue Jackets series tied 2-2

Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand celebrates his goal on Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Brad Marchand scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Tuukka Rask made 31 saves as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.

D-backs beat Giants 3-1 to win 6th straight series

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — A 10-inning loss on Wednesday night stung the Arizona Diamondbacks. They let too many opportunities slip away and put their run of series victories in jeopardy.

Nadal advances at Monte Carlo as Djokovic goes out

FILE - In this Sunday, April 8, 2018 file photo Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 during a World Group Quarter final Davis Cup tennis match between Spain and Germany at the bullring in Valencia, Spain. For now, Nadal doesn’t see himself skipping Wimbledon the way Roger Federer has the French Open. The two veterans are back at the top of world tennis, with Nadal needing to win this week’s Monte Carlo Masters to avoid losing his top ranking once again to Federer in their seemingly eternal battle for tennis supremacy. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz, File)

MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal remains on course to retain his Monte Carlo Masters title and won’t have Novak Djokovic standing in his way.

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