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NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili, of Argentina; Tony Parker, of France; Danny Green; and Marco Belinelli, of Italy, from left, take part in a team photo before an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

MIAMI (AP) — Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.

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This Date In Baseball

1900 — The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Braves 19-17 in 10 innings to set a major league record for most runs scored by two clubs on opening day. The Braves scored nine runs in the ninth inning to put the game into extra innings.

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Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1

Houston Astros' Scott Feldman delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — Bo Porter knows there will be some growing pains in managing the youngest team in the majors.

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Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1

Kansas City Royals' James Shields delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — James Shields kept the Houston Astros off-balance all night.

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Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

In this June 13, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) passes between San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw (33), of France,  and Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, during the second half at Game 4 of the NBA Finals, in San Antonio.  A rematch of last year's thrilling NBA Finals finish is possible, but the Spurs and Heat would have to get through tough paths to get there. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

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