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Last Update on April 23, 2014 20:46 GMT

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The Braves edged the Marlins 3-1 as Evan Gattis snapped a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Atlanta its 14th win of the season against seven defeats. David Carpenter was the fourth of five pitchers for the Braves and he got the win, his first against no losses. Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his sixth save. The loser was reliever Mike Dunn.

In games this evening, Gio Gonzalez of the Nationals is going for his fourth win of the season as the Nats entertain the Angels in interleague play. Gonzalez, who is 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA and 24 strikeouts, retired the last 11 batters he faced in his last outing against the Cardinals.

Zack Greinke (GREHN'-kee) of the Dodgers is on the mound tonight gunning for win No. 4 as L.A. plays host to the Phillies, and Milwaukee's Kyle Lohse (lohsh) takes his 3-1 record against the visiting Padres this evening.

Completing the schedule, Kansas City is at Cleveland, the Pirates are home to the Reds, Baltimore is playing at Toronto, the Tigers are entertaining the White Sox, Minnesota is at Tampa Bay, the Red Sox and Yankees square off in Boston and the Cards are in New York for a game with the Mets.

ATHLETICS-BALLPARK

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland A's have rejected a deal to play at their current ballpark in the foreseeable future, saying a 10-year lease extension offer doesn't meet all their requirements. The Oakland Tribune reports the rejection came just an hour after the joint board that runs the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum complex announced the extension proposal.

The current lease expires after the 2015 season. The current stadium has a history of bad plumbing and the A's have complained that the building is dilapidated.

NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The Heat, Spurs and Blazers are all out to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven NBA first-round playoff series tonight.

In Miami the Heat are facing the Bobcats after taking the first game 99-88 on Sunday. The Spurs are home to the Mavericks in their second game after a 90-85 win three days ago and in Houston the Blazers are facing the Rockets after winning Game 1 122-120 in overtime on Sunday.

NBA-MOST IMPROVED

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA has announced that guard Goran Dragic (DRAHG'-ich) of the Phoenix Suns has been named winner of the league's Most Improved Player Award. He came into the season with a career scoring average of 9.5 points a game but this season averaged 20.3 per game with 5.9 assists.

Indiana's Lance Stephenson was second in the voting with Anthony Davis of the Pelicans third.

NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The visiting team in each of tonight's three NHL playoff games can take a commanding 3-1 lead with a win this evening.

In Columbus the visiting Penguins start the night leading the Blue Jackets 2-1 while Anaheim skates at Dallas, leading 2-1 and the Blackhawks are home to St. Louis with the Blues on top two games to one.


 

Business News

Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start.

Consumer Info

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 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

Entertainment News

STEPHEN COLBERT GUESTS ON LETTERMAN'S SHOW

NEW YORK (AP) -- It was old meets new on Letterman last night.

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Science/Tech News

IN THE NEWS: STUDY SUGGESTS RETAIL PAYMENT SYSTEM BREACHES UNCOMMON

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some customers are still a little leery about swiping their credit cards after the massive theft of credit card numbers from Target this past holiday season.

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