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Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

Golden State Warriors players celebrate after Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The Warriors won 104-90 and advanced to the NBA Finals. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again.

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David Price outpitches Jesse Chavez as Tigers beat Athletics

Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes (52) is tagged out trying to steal second base by Oakland Athletics second baseman Ben Zobrist during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David Price outdueled Jesse Chavez to win for the first time in four starts, and the Detroit Tigers bounced back from a shutout a day earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Tuesday night.

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QB Christian Ponder makes most of opportunity with Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After spending last season mired on the bench in Minnesota, Christian Ponder is happy for any chance he gets to work with the first-team offense.

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Warriors try again to close out Rockets, reach NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) topples over Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) during the first half in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Houston. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One play. One fall. One bad break.

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Cespedes, Detroit lose 4-0 at Oakland

Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits a single against the Oakland Athletics in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, May 25, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes returned to the old familiar ballpark where his career began, and received a warm welcome and standing ovation every time he came to bat.

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