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Rangers head to 2nd round, await Capitals or Islanders

The New York Rangers celebrate after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 in overtime of Game 5 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, April 24, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers aren’t accustomed to this.

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Freese’s homer in 7th helps Richards, Angels top Rangers 3-2

Los Angeles Angels' David Freese watches his two-run home run against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, April 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — While trotting around the bases on his go-ahead homer, David Freese was as pumped up for teammate Garrett Richards as he was for himself.

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Astros edge A’s in 11th, 5-4

Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie, right, throws over Oakland Athletics' Mark Canha (20) to complete a double play during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, April 24, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Ben Zobrist was out at first base. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robbie Grossman singled in two runs in the 11th inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Friday night to match their best start in eight years.

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Greinke shuts down Padres to help Dodgers to 3-0 victory

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke works against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 24, 2015 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Zack Greinke extended his mastery of NL West opponents by holding the San Diego Padres to four hits in seven innings, and Carl Crawford homered to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-0 victory Friday night.

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Jack outpoints Dirrell for WBC super-middleweight title

CHICAGO (AP) — Badou Jack outpointed Anthony Dirrell on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion to take the WBC super-middleweight title.

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