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  • Flyers G Mason to sit out Game 2 vs. Rangers

    Updated: 9 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Mason still isn't feeling well enough to play, so Ray Emery will be back in the net for the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 against the New York Rangers. Mason has been sidelined for a week because of an undisclosed upper-body injury after he was knocked over and hit his head on the ice against Pittsburgh. He and the Flyers have declined to say whether the goalie sustained a concussion. Mason was back at practice with his teammates at Madison Square Garden on Saturday after working out alone Friday, but wore down near the end of the 45-minute session. After he spoke with coach Craig Berube and general manager Paul Holmgren, it was decided that Mason would sit out again Sunday.

  • Lynn, Cardinals beat sloppy Nationals 4-3

    Updated: 12 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lance Lynn won his fourth straight start and the St. Louis Cardinals took advantage of another shaky fielding performance by Washington, scoring three unearned runs to beat Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals 4-3 Saturday. Tony Cruz drove in two runs for the Cardinals, who have won nine of the last 10 games between the teams. St. Louis took control with a three-run second inning fueled by third baseman Anthony Rendon's throwing error. Lynn (4-0) gave up one run and five hits over 5 2-3 innings in becoming the NL's first four-game winner. Trevor Rosenthal worked the ninth for his fifth save, but not without difficulty.

  • Buehrle dominates in Blue Jays' 5-0 win

    Updated: 17 min ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday. Jose Reyes hit an RBI single in his first game since opening day, when he strained his left hamstring in his first at-bat of the season and went on the disabled list. Buehrle (4-0) lowered his ERA to 0.64 in four starts. The left-hander who once pitched a perfect game was pulled after giving up a single and walk to start the eighth. He allowed four hits overall, struck out three and walked three. Corey Kluber (1-2) allowed five runs in 6 2-3 innings.

  • Pope to baptize 10 people in Easter Vigil

    Updated: 26 min ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica in which he will baptize 10 people. The vigil is among the most solemn and dramatic on the church calendar, with Francis entering the darkened basilica with a lone candle, which he then shares with others to slowly illuminate the church. The heavily symbolic service commemorates the darkness over the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday and the joy and light at his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Francis urged the priests, bishops, cardinals and ordinary Catholics gathered for the late night service Saturday to remember when they first found their faith. He said: "Do I remember it? Have I forgotten it? Look for it. You'll find it. The

  • Official: 3 bodies retrieved from inside ferry

    Updated: 30 min ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A coast guard official says divers retrieved three bodies from inside a ferry that sunk off South Korea, raising the confirmed death toll to 36 with more than 265 people still missing, most of them high school students on a holiday trip. The official, Kim Kwang-hyun said early Sunday that divers broke a window of the submerged ferry to recover the bodies — apparently the first pulled out of the ferry Sewol since it sank Wednesday. Kim says he has no information about whether the divers actually entered the ferry or whether they are now able to search the rest of the ship for bodies and possible survivors. Strong currents have prevented divers from getting inside since the ferry with 476 peo

  • Kings, Sharks look to put Game 1 in past

    Updated: 30 min ago

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — About the only positive the Los Angeles Kings could take out of their lopsided loss in their playoff opener to the San Jose Sharks was no matter how poorly they played, it still only counted as one loss. Star goalie Jonathan Quick was pulled after a rough first two periods, the Kings fell behind by five goals in the second period as they gave up far too many odd-man rushes and Los Angeles couldn't get anything past Antti Niemi until it was far too late. It all added up to a 6-3 loss to San Jose and a lesson the Kings know they need to take into Game 2 on Sunday night if they want to even the series before returning home for two games.

  • Drone in Yemen kills at least 9 al-Qaida members

    Updated: 34 min ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authorities said, as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against what it considers the terror network's most dangerous local group. A Yemeni military official said the early Saturday strike struck a vehicle carrying the militants in the Sawmaa area in the al-Bayda province as another car carrying civilians passed by. A security official investigating the strike said one of the civilian survivors said the strike hit a white SUV, tossing it some 20 meters (21 yards) away. He said the survivor said they fled the flying debris and took shelter while "explosions" continued for ano

  • Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

    Updated: 36 min ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series. Shaun Livingston scored 10 points and Kevin Garnett had five as the Nets won despite making 4 of 24 3-pointers. Kyle Lowry scored 22 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 18 rebounds for the Raptors. Valanciunas is the second Raptors player to have a double double in his postseason debut. Tracy McGrady had 25 points and 10 rebounds against New York in his first playoff game in 2000. Valanciunas also set a Raptors record for playoff rebounds by surpassing Keon Clark, w

  • Egypt's censorship board head resigns in film spat

    Updated: 36 min ago

    CAIRO (AP) — The head of Egypt's censorship board has resigned after the country's prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring a sultry Lebanese singer to be shown. The film, titled "Roh's Sweetness," had already been in theaters for over a week. It tells the story of a married woman whose husband is abroad and lives with a relative in a poor neighborhood where she becomes an object of desire and sexual obsession for men. Ahmed Awad, undersecretary to the culture minister and head of the censorship authority, told The Associated Press on Saturday that he had submitted his resignation Thursday morning in response to Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab's decision to stop the film from being shown.

  • Boston's Lucic fined $5,000 for spearing

    Updated: 38 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Boston forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser during their opening playoff game. Lucic was fined by the NHL on Saturday for spearing DeKeyser in the second period of the Red Wings' 1-0 victory Friday night. No penalty was called on the play. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

  • Woman says beau stole her dog, TV on 1st date

    Updated: 51 min ago

    DOVER, N.J. (AP) — No stolen hearts on this first date. Instead, a New Jersey woman says a man she met on a dating website stole her dog and her flat-screen TV. Dover police tell the Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1f8Kwz4) that the pair went out for the first time Thursday night. After returning home, the woman said she became occupied in another room, leaving the man alone. When she returned, he was gone — and so were her Yorkshire Terrier named Violet and her TV valued at $3,000. The woman says her dog was worth $4,000. The woman says she knew her date only as Joel and believes he lives in Elizabeth. Sgt. Richard Gonzalez says police are searching for the man and dog and are checking other loc

  • At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

    Updated: 56 min ago

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises. In Donetsk, Denis Pushilin, a co-chairman of the self-appointed Donetsk People's Republic, which is demanding broader regional powers and closer ties to Russia, vowed that insurgents will continue occupying government offices until the new pro-Western Kiev government is dismissed. "We will leave only after the Kiev junta leaves," Pushilin told the Associated Press outside the occupied regional administration building. "First Kiev, then Donetsk.

  • Quinn: New controls after Medicaid paid for dead

    Updated: 58 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn promised tighter controls Saturday after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who had already died. The Democratic governor told reporters he's not happy with the findings and the state is on track to get back all of the money. "We've already recouped a great deal of the money," Quinn said. "We intend to get every single penny." Republican lawmakers seized on the mistake as evidence that Illinois' Democratic leadership has failed to do all it can to clean up the Medicaid rolls and shield the system from abuse. The error emerged during one of the most hotly contested governor's races in the nation and could become a

  • Iran vice president says row over reactor resolved

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will redesign its Arak heavy water reactor to greatly limit the amount of plutonium it can make, the country's vice president said Saturday, marking a major concession from the Islamic Republic in negotiations with world powers over its contested nuclear program. The comments by Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi come as the talks face an informal July 20 deadline to hammer out a final deal to limit Iran's ability to build nuclear arms in exchange for ending the crippling economic sanctions it faces. Iranian state television quoted Salehi, who heads the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, as saying that Iran has proposed to redesign Arak to produce one-fifth of the plutonium initially planned for it.

  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — No one can say when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it. Workers and residents have watched helplessly as the slow-motion landslide spanning hundreds of yards split a house in two and buckled pavement. Standing at the edge of the rocky slope, Jackson Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh said the earth movements slowed somewhat Saturday. That gives crews a chance to re-assess the damage, yet leaves an uncertain fate for the businesses, houses and two apartment buildings in the slide zone. What triggered the slide remains under investigation.

  • Colombia hopes to share Garcia Marquez remains

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The final resting place for the ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez remains unclear. It could be Mexico where he lived for decades or his native Colombia. Perhaps even both. Colombia's ambassador to Mexico says it's completely up to the family of the Nobel laureate who died Thursday in Mexico City. And the family so far has not revealed its wishes. Ambassador Jose Gabriel Ortiz says Colombians from President Juan Manuel Santos on down would like to see the remains divided between Mexico and Colombia. He notes that while Garcia Marquez wrote many of his novels in Mexico, "he never stopped being Colombian.

  • Yankees' Robertson expects to rejoin team soon

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees closer David Robertson has pitched in an extended spring training game for the first time since being sidelined by a groin strain and expects to rejoin the team Tuesday. The right-hander allowed one hit and struck out one in 1 1-3 innings of an intrasquad game Saturday. Robertson felt discomfort April 6 in the ninth inning of a 6-4 win over Toronto and was placed on the disabled list. He is replacing major league saves leader Mariano Rivera, who retired after last season. First baseman Mark Teixeira went 2 for 4 with a walk in his third extended spring training game since injuring his right leg. He says he is ready to return Sunday, the first day he's eligible to be activated from the disabl

  • Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MONACO (AP) — Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal. Federer will try to win the event for the first time in an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka, who defeated David Ferrer of Spain 6-1, 7-6 (3). Djokovic described soreness in his right wrist at the start of the week. The heavily taped wrist seemed to bother him more toward the end of the first set, and he served slower throughout the second. "I just rest now. I cannot play tennis for some time. How long, I don't know," Djokovic said. "I'm going to rest and see when it can heal 100 percent, then I will be back on the court.

  • Duchene not likely to play in Wild series

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy says he doesn't expect leading scorer Matt Duchene to play in the first-round playoff series against Minnesota. Duchene has been out since damaging the MCL in his left knee when he ran into a teammate against San Jose on March 29. Roy said before Game 2 on Saturday that he would be "very, very surprised" if Duchene returns against the Wild, especially since Duchene hasn't even started skating. The team originally announced Duchene would be out roughly four weeks, which would have put him potentially back for Game 5. But Roy quelled that by saying, "I don't think we'll see him." The 23-year-old Duchene led the team with a career-high 70 points this season.

  • Egypt's el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief and presumed presidential front-runner visited the Coptic pope Saturday ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency. Pope Tawadros II is a strong backer of retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who removed the country's first democratically elected president last summer after a wave of popular protests. Tawadros backed the military's overthrow of Islamist Mohammed Morsi and appeared alongside el-Sissi with Muslim leaders and secular politicians after his ouster. Following Morsi's removal, rioters burned and vandalized churches and government buildings in the country. Orthodox Easter is Sunday and El-Sis