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Nady’s single in 12th lifts Padres over Nats 4-3

San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal (8) celebrates with relief pitcher Huston Street, center, as Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper walks to the dugout after being caught off second base for the last out, during the 12th inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Washington. The Padres won 4-3 in 12 innings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — By the time the 12th inning rolled around, the San Diego Padres were without third baseman Chase Headley — his strained calf could send him to the disabled list — and left fielder Seth Smith, who hurt a groin muscle.

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Wild even series at 2 with 2-1 win vs. Avalanche

A shot by Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon gets past Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), of Russia, for a goal during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece.

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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy defends race remarks

Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at a news conference near Bunkerville, Nev., Thursday, April 24, 2014. Bundy, a Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights, lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.

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Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT, up 3-1 in series

Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla, center, is mobbed by teammates as they celebrate their 3-2 overtime win in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Iginla was credited with the winning goal. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — The Boston Bruins took a couple punches, then hit back hard and put the Detroit Red Wings on the brink of elimination.

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Donaldson leads A’s past Astros 10-1

Oakland Athletics' Josh Donaldson connects for a two-run homer against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run homers to help the Oakland Athletics cruise to a 10-1 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.

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