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Napoli back in Red Sox lineup after missing game

Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli, left, walks off the field with trainer Rick Jameyson after badly bending his left ring finger into the bag while advancing on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Chicago. The White Sox won 2-1. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — First basemen Mike Napoli was back in Boston’s starting lineup on Thursday night, two days after dislocating a finger on his left hand.

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Niemi to start in goal for Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Antti Niemi will start in goal for the San Jose Sharks in the opener of their first-round playoff series against Los Angeles.

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Breakout seasons abound for surprising Suns

PHOENIX (AP) — The plan seemed simple to outsiders when the Phoenix Suns’ season began.

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LA Lakers wrap lousy season with uncertain future

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni argues a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 113-100. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although one of the worst seasons in Los Angeles Lakers history mercifully ended Wednesday night in San Antonio, the drama around the 16-time NBA champions is never finished.

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Utah’s rebuilding season proves difficult

Utah Jazz's Marvin Williams speaks to the media on the day the Jazz cleaned out their lockers after a 25-57 season, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The long, difficult season showed on the faces of Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin and leading scorer Gordon Hayward.

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