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Ducks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead

Anaheim Ducks players celebrate after defeating the Chicago Blackahwks 2-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question.

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Maryland ends Illinois’ 27-game win streak with 2-1 victory

Maryland starting pitcher Brian Shaffer delivers against Illinois during the first inning of a second-round Big Ten tournament NCAA college baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Shaffer allowed one run in seven innings and Maryland ended Illinois’ 27-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night.

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Smith regrets oversight with rosin, sunscreen on arm

Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith (13) has his glove and arm examined by the umpiring crew before being ejected during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith wanted to grip the ball better, so he followed a common practice of using rosin and sunscreen on his pitching hand.

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Harden loses ball at end of Rockets’ 99-98 loss to Warriors

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, bottom, reacts after turning the ball over on the final play in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. The Warriors won 99-98. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Rockets couldn’t have scripted it any better.

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Big days for deGrom, Duda lead Mets over Cardinals 5-0

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in New York, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom was simply overpowering. Almost perfect, too.

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