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Celtics Take 3-2 Lead as Kobe Gets No Help 6

Posted: June 13, 2010 11:08 PM ; Updated: June 14, 2010 9:22 AM

BOSTON (AP) -- Paul Pierce is heading back to his hometown, and a second NBA championship could be waiting for him.

A Los Angeles native who has played his entire career with the rival Celtics, Pierce scored 27 points to help Boston withstand 38 points from Kobe Bryant to beat the Lakers 92-86 on Sunday night and move within one victory of an unprecedented 18th NBA title.

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Lucky Goal Gives USA a Draw Against England 8

Posted: June 12, 2010 5:04 PM ; Updated: June 12, 2010 11:34 PM

RUSTENBURG, South Africa (AP) -- The United States held England to a 1-1 draw in World Cup Group C opener Saturday, with a stunning blunder by English goalkeeper Robert Green costing his team victory.

An apparently harmless 25-meter (yard) left-foot shot from Clint Dempsey in the 40th minute went straight at Green but the ball bounced off his right glove and trickled over the line for an equalizer.

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Celtics Bench Delivers, Series Tied 2-2 6

Posted: June 10, 2010 11:06 PM ; Updated: June 11, 2010 9:27 AM

BOSTON (AP) -- When Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers gave his starters a breather to start the fourth quarter in Game 4 of the NBA finals, he told them not to get too comfortable.

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Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions! 14

Posted: June 09, 2010 10:53 PM ; Updated: June 10, 2010 10:01 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There was no red light, just Blackhawks flying over the boards in celebration.

Sticks and helmets were thrown, scattered all over the ice and still no signal for a goal.

After a brief review, there was no dispute - the Chicago Blackhawks were the Stanley Cup champions.

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Fisher Comes Up Big, Lakers Steal Game 3 in Boston 9

Posted: June 08, 2010 11:55 PM ; Updated: June 09, 2010 12:03 PM

BOSTON (AP) -- Derek Fisher rallied his teammates with a motivational speech on the bench during the break before the fourth quarter.

Then he went out and showed them how it's done.

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Strasburg Dominates in MLB Debut 11

Posted: June 08, 2010 9:35 PM ; Updated: June 09, 2010 12:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg struck out 14 batters in his first game, took three shaving cream pies to the face, donned a silver Elvis wig - then compared it all to getting married.

What could he possibly do for an encore?

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Nationals Draft Teen Phenom Harper First Overall 8

Posted: June 07, 2010 7:46 PM ; Updated: June 08, 2010 9:57 AM

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- The Washington Nationals selected junior college slugger Bryce Harper with the No. 1 overall pick in the baseball draft Monday night.

Harper, a 17-year-old with from the College of Southern Nevada who Sports Illustrated dubbed "Baseball's LeBron" in a cover story last year, is one of the most-hyped players in draft history because of his eye-popping talent at the plate.

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