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Blazers stave off elimination with 99-92 win over Memphis

Memphis Grizzlies guard Nick Calathes (12) looks to pass as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard defends during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 27, 2015, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers avoided elimination from the playoffs with a 99-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.

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Pederson, Turner homer for Dodgers in 8-3 win over Giants

San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan can't reach a ball hit for a three-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson homered, doubled in a run and made a sparkling defensive play to deprive Angel Pagan of an RBI double, leading Los Angeles to an 8-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

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WIU football player to be bone marrow donor for infant

This April 23, 2015 photo provided by the Western Illinois University Visual Production Center shows 20-year-old sophomore Jordan Veloz, a linebacker for the school’s football team, posing with head coach coach Bob Nielson next to a poster for the Be The Match marrow registry in Macomb, Ill. Veloz is set to become a most valuable player for an infant with a rare immune disorder. The school said Monday, April 27, 2015, that Veloz signed up last year during a bone marrow registry drive on campus. He was informed last month that he might be a match and then this month he was told that he was a match. (Larry Dean/Western Illinois University Visual Production Center via AP)

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — A Western Illinois University linebacker soon will give an infant suffering from a rare immune disorder a precious gift in the game of life — a bone marrow transplant.

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Milone digs big early hole, Twins lose to Tigers 5-4

Detroit Tigers’ Yoenis Cespedes, right, and third base coach Dave Clark celebrate Cespedes' three-run home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Tommy Milone in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Down four runs before their first at-bat, the Minnesota Twins had a hill to climb. Against David Price and the Detroit Tigers, that proved too steep.

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Walker has solid start for Mariners in 3-1 win at Rangers

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (32) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Taijuan Walker thought he was done when he saw Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon walking toward the mound.

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