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Home-ice advantage overrated in Wild-Blues series

Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle, left, is congratulated by teammates Thomas Vanek, of Austria, and Matt Dumba, right, after scoring during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, Friday, April 24, 2015, in St. Louis. The Wild won 4-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — NHL teams play all season for home-ice advantage. Only to give it away.

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The 1st round of NBA playoffs seems way too easy for LeBron

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James slams a dunk against the Boston Celtics during the second half of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. James had 31 points as the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 103-95, taking a 3-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The first round of the NBA playoffs seems too easy for LeBron James.

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Rockies lose 5-4 to Giants in 11 innings

Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss, back, confers with first base coach Eric Young during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — More often than not, the Colorado Rockies win when Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez homer in the same game.

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Players from politics, Hollywood mix it up at ‘Nerd Prom’

Tea Leoni, left, and Madeleine Albright attend the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Washington. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm Saturday as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national “Nerd Prom.”

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Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson retains title at UFC 186

Demetrious Johnson, left, rom the United States, lands a blow to the head of Kyoji Horiguchi, from Japan, during their UFC 186 mixed martial arts flyweight title fight in Montreal, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — Demetrious Johnson retained his UFC flyweight champion title fashion Saturday night, controlling Kyoji Horiguchi for nearly the entire five-round bout before scoring the latest submission win in UFC history — tapping out his opponent with a second left.

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