Matz's arm, Duda's bat lead Mets to rout of Braves


Steven Matz pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings in his latest stellar start, Lucas Duda hit two of the Mets' four home runs, and New York won six straight series for the first time in almost a decade with an 8-0 rout of the lowly Atlanta Braves on...

NBA roundup

The Cavaliers set an NBA record by making 25 3-pointers in a 123-98 rout of the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their playoff series to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

NHL roundup

Patric Hornqvist beat Braden Holtby between the legs 2:34 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the second-round series.

Celtics' president Ainge embracing expectation-filled summer

Known as a deal maker, Ainge is remembered for the coup he pulled off in the summer of 2007 to assemble the Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen

Draymond Green's fire drives Warriors in pursuit of title

Stephen Curry might be the face of the Warriors with the breathtaking long-range shots and ball-handling that makes Golden State so appealing to watch

COLUMNS

You'll like the passion of Miller, who's already seeing red

The themes around the Sun this season are “new” and “different.”...

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Major League Baseball roundup

Daniel Murphy finished a triple shy of the cycle, slumping slugger Bryce Harper also went deep and the Washington Nationals routed the floundering Kansas City Royals 13-2 on Wednesday

Yankees place Alex Rodriguez on DL with hamstring injury

Alex Rodriguez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees because of a strained right hamstring

Yankees end six-game losing streak

CC Sabathia pitched seven sharp innings, Brian McCann drove in three runs and the New York Yankees ended their six-game losing streak by beating the Baltimore Orioles 7-0.

PRO FOOTBALL

Forget winners, losers; think NFL draft trends

Figuring out who won or lost in an NFL draft takes years, not hours

Patriots pick up lineman with long NFL resume

The Patriots finished off the NFL draft by picking a player with a long NFL resume

Giants pass on linemen in NFL draft

The New York Giants got the players they wanted in the NFL draft, and there might not be a starter among them

Jets draft N.C. State cornerback Burris in 4th round

The New York Jets added depth to their secondary and offensive line on the final day of the NFL draft

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With Lowry faltering, Dragic flourishing, Heat seek 2-0 lead

Kyle Lowry knows he needs to play better for Raptors to beat Heat

Cavaliers not crying foul over LeBron's lack of free throws

Of all the numbers LeBron James posted in Cleveland's Game 1 over Atlanta, the statistic that stood out most was his one free throw attempt

NBA roundup

Klay Thompson scored 27 points and gave Golden State its first lead of the game on a 3-pointer with 5:33 left, and the Warriors rallied to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 on Tuesday night for a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal...

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Schedule, opponent turns postseason into grinding challenge

The Nashville Predators will play their 11th game in 21 days Thursday night when they host San Jose in Game 4, and the only way to earn consecutive days off between games this postseason will be winning this series in 6 or forcing a Game 7

NHL roundup

Brian Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night for a 2-1 lead in their second-round series.

CT SUN

Sun veteran Faris is fighting for a job again

Kelly Faris is the Connecticut Sun's longest-tenured player (three seasons), yet once again arrives at training camp fighting for a job.

Sun's Jamie Weisner should prove to be one tough rookie

Jamie Weisner's toughness and relentless work ethic may earn the Oregon State rookie a place on the Connecticut Sun this season.

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Good deed by Falcons' Freeman makes way to social media

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman offers to help 82-year-old woman with yard work, and soon good deed lands on social media

Sneaky quarterback: RG3, Browns surprise high school team

Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III posed as a mannequin before surprising a high school team with new uniforms and helmets

McIlroy aims for first PGA Tour win of year at Wells Fargo

Rory McIlroy is confident a return to one of his favorite golf courses will end his winless streak on the PGA Tour

Madrid beats Man City 1-0 to reach Champions League final

Real Madrid defeated Manchester City 1-0 with an own goal by Fernando in the first-half to advance to the Champions League final for the second time in three seasons on Wednesday, setting up a rematch against city rival Atletico Madrid

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Baseball

1:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM), WXLM (980-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Vanderbilt at Texas A&M. 

8 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox.

10 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres.

Basketball

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA playoffs: Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors.

Golf

6:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Trophee Hassan II from Rabat, Morocco.

12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Yokohama Tire Classic from Prattville, Ala.

4 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Wells Fargo Championship from Charlotte, N.C.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL playoffs: Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues.

9 p.m., CNBC — NHL playoffs: San Jose Sharks at Nashville Predators.

Soccer

3 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Europa League: Villarreal at Liverpool.