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Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

Mother of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, holds prayers beads in her hand and cries while she waits for his body at Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa people are one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal's alpine region, and many make their living as climbing guides on Everest and other Himalayan peaks. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

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OF Span activated by Nationals from 7-day DL

Washington Nationals outfielder Denard Span, left, waits to take the field as the Hagerstown Suns' center fielder on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Hagerstown, Md., in a Single-A baseball game against the Lakewood BlueClaws.Span was making a rehab appearance. (AP Photo/The Herald-Mail, Joe Crocetta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have activated outfielder Denard Span off the seven-day disabled list after he showed no linger effects from a concussion.

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Czech Republic leads Italy 1-0 in Fed Cup semis

Italy's Sara Errani returns a ball to Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova during the Fed Cup semifinals in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic took a commanding 2-0 lead over defending champion Italy in their Fed Cup semifinal Saturday after Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova won the opening singles matches in straight sets.

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This Date In Baseball

1910 — Addie Joss of Cleveland pitched the second no-hitter of his career, a 1-0 win over the White Sox in Chicago.

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Fight Schedule

At Manchester, England, Scott Quigg vs. Tshifiwa Munyai, 12, for Quigg’s WBA super bantamweight title.

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