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Last Update on April 20, 2014 05:37 GMT

BLUE JACKETS-PENGUINS

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury stuffed the initial shot by Cam Atkinson but Calvert stood all alone at the left post and wristed a shot into the open net to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game each.

Game 3 is Monday in Columbus.

Jack Johnson tied the game with 6:01 left in regulation for the Blue Jackets. Ryan Johansen also scored the first playoff goal of his career for Columbus. Sergei Bobrovsky overcame a shaky start to finish with 39 saves.

BLUE JAYS-INDIANS

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.

REDS-CUBS

CHICAGO (AP) -- Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers and Mike Olt added a solo shot as the Chicago Cubs broke out of a weeklong offensive funk and beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 Saturday.

Since scoring four times last Sunday in St. Louis, the Cubs had managed just one run before beating the Reds. Cincinnati had won 16 of the last 17 at Wrigley Field.

Emilio Bonifacio had three hits and scored a pair of runs for the Cubs. Junior Lake, Starlin Castro and Justin Ruggiano each drove in a run.

Edwin Jackson (1-1) allowed two runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.

Tony Cingrani (1-2) gave up three runs in five innings.

Jay Bruce went 3 for 3 with a walk for the Reds.

REDS-MOVES

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cincinnati Reds have activated left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list and optioned the contract of righty Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville.

Marshall had soreness in his throwing shoulder in spring training. He remained at extended spring training before two rehab appearances in Louisville. He pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday, allowing one hit and one walk and striking out two. On Wednesday, he allowed a home run in one inning of work.

Marshall is 37-46 with a 3.77 ERA in his eight-year career.

Partch didn't allow a run in 4 1-3 innings of relief for the Reds before he was sent down Saturday. He allowed one hit and three walks.

National Sports News

Last Update on April 20, 2014 22:37 GMT

NBA PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) -- It's the NBA playoffs and so far today the home teams are faring well. That's in contrast to Saturday when three of four road teams captured openers.

The Miami Heat opened its postseason run for a three-peat by beating Charlotte 99-88. LeBron James led the way with 27 points and nine rebounds. Dwyane (dwayn) Wade added 23.

Game 2 is Wednesday.

In other Game 1 NBA playoff series:

-- The San Antonio Spurs held Dallas to one basket over the final seven minutes of their 90-85 win over the Mavericks in the opener of that series. Tim Duncan led the scoring parade with 27. Tony Parker had 21 points, and Manu Ginobili (MAN'-oo jih-NOH'-blee) added 17.

Game 2 is Wednesday

-- This evening, the Chicago Bulls are home against Washington, which is making its first playoff appearance since 2008. The visiting Wizards took two of three from the Bulls in the regular season, winning both times in Chicago.

-- Tonight, the Houston Rockets host Portland. All-star guard James Harden of the Rockets averaged 30.3 points a game against the Trail Blazers in four games this season.

NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Luke Schenn scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and backup Ray Emery made 31 saves for the Philadelphia Flyers, who rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-2 to even that first-round NHL playoff series. The victory ends the Flyers' nine-game losing streak to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

In other first-round hockey playoffs:

-- Boston tied up its series with the visiting Detroit Red Wings at a game apiece, after the Red Wings shocked Boston 1-0 in the opener Friday night in Beantown. The Bruins beat the Red Wings 4-1 in Game 2. Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period.

-- The Montreal Canadiens, who took the first two games of their series on the road against Tampa Bay, have home ice for the next two games as they attempt to sweep the Lightning out of the first round.

-- The final game of the night has San Jose hosting the L.A. Kings. The Sharks took the opener 6-3 Thursday night.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- It was Keystone Kops baseball for a time at Comerica Park where the L.A. Angels made three errors on one play in their 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers. That allowed Ian Kinsler to score from first on a walk.

Then in the sixth, Angels catcher Hank Conger threw wildly to first trying to pick off Austin Jackson. It was his second error of the game, and Jackson went to second.

Nick Castellanos followed with an RBI single to put Detroit ahead 2-1.

Rick Porcello pitched seven sharp innings for the win.

In other Easter Sunday baseball:

-- Adeiny Hechavarria (etch-eh-vahr-EE'-ah) hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after an instant replay went in Miami's favor and the Marlins beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep.

-- The Washington Nationals rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat St. Louis 3-2 and gain a weekend split in that four-game series. Denard Span's bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth drove in the winning run.

-- The New York Mets avoided a three-game sweep by beating Atlanta 4-3 on Curtis Granderson's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 14th. David Wright went 4-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored as the Mets dealt the Braves just their second loss in nine games

-- Cleveland avoided a three-game split by beating Toronto 6-4. David Murphy's three-run double in the sixth was the big hit for the Tribe.

-- Milwaukee picked up its third straight win as Khris Davis homered in the 14th inning of a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh. Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, Pirates outfielder Travis Snider and Milwaukee bench coach Jerry Narron were ejected following a punch-filled brawl in the third inning.

-- The New York Yankees scored four times in the 12th to beat Tampa Bay 5-1. Dean Anna put the Yanks ahead by drawing a bases-loaded walk with two out and Carlos Beltran followed with a two-run single before Alfonso Soriano added an RBI single.

-- Phil Hughes ended a personal eight-game losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning and helping the Minnesota Twins top the Kansas City Royals 8-3 to avoid a three-game sweep.

MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) -- New York Yankees right-hander Ivan (ee-VAHN') Nova has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. The Yankees also reinstated first baseman Mark Teixeira (teh-SHEHR'-uh) from the 15-day disabled list.

In other baseball news:

-- Three weeks into the season, the New York Mets are trying their third closer. Mets manager Terry Collins says he is promoting setup man Kyle Farnsworth to the ninth-inning role in place of struggling right-hander Jose Valverde (val-VAYR'-day), who has given up four home runs in his last three outings.

---- L.A. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw a simulated game on Sunday and reported no discomfort after topping out at 90 mph. Kershaw, who is on the disabled list for the first time in his seven-year career, threw a combined total of 50 pitches from the windup and from the stretch.

-- The Twins have claimed outfielder Sam Fuld off waivers from Oakland and designated outfielder Darin Mastroianni for assignment.

PGA-RBC HERITAGE

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) -- Matt Kuchar (KOO'-char) overcame a four-stroke deficit to finally finish on top, when his stunning chip-in on the 18th hole gave him a 64 and a victory at the RBC Heritage.

Kuchar was four shots behind Luke Donald at the start but made that up with seven birdies on his first 10 holes. John Huh and Ben Martin tied for third.

TENNIS-ROUNDUP

MONACO (AP) -- Stanislas Wawrinka (vah-VINK'-ah) won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia clinched her first WTA title on Sunday after beating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova (doh-mih-NEE'-kuh see-bool-KOH'-vuh) of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final.

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) -- The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday. The Czech Republic will play Germany in the Fed Cup final in November.

Germany's Angelique Kerber overcame Sam Stosur in three sets and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Roberta Vinci 6-3, 7-5 as both countries took insurmountable 3-0 leads.

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Scores & Schedules

April 20, 2014 07:08 GMT

Updated scores, upcoming schedules

NBA PLAYOFFS

Saturday's Games

Brooklyn 94, Toronto 87

(Nets lead series 1-0)

Golden State 109, L.A. Clippers 105

(Warriors lead series 1-0)

Atlanta 101, Indiana 93

(Hawks lead series 1-0)

Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 86

(Thunder lead series 1-0)

Sunday's Games - Series Openers

Dallas at San Antonio, 1 p.m.

Charlotte at Miami, 3:30 p.m.

Washington at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Portland at Houston, 9:30 p.m.

NHL Playoffs

Saturday's Games

St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, OT

(Blues lead series 2-0)

Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 3, 2OT

(series tied 1-1)

Colorado 4, Minnesota 2

(Avalanche lead series 2-0)

Sunday's Games

Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, Noon

(Rangers lead series 1-0)

Detroit at Boston, 3 p.m.

(Red Wings lead series 1-0)

Tampa Bay at Montreal, 7 p.m.

(Canadiens lead series 2-0)

Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m.

(Sharks lead series 1-0)

MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Saturday's Games

Toronto 5, Cleveland 0

Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 2

Boston 4, Baltimore 2

Kansas City 5, Minnesota 4

Oakland 4, Houston 3

Tampa Bay 16, N.Y. Yankees 1

Miami 7, Seattle 0

Texas 6, Chicago White Sox 3

Sunday's Games

Toronto (Morrow 1-1) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-2), 1:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (H.Santiago 0-2) at Detroit (Porcello 1-1), 1:08 p.m.

Seattle (Maurer 0-0) at Miami (Slowey 0-0), 1:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 0-0) at Tampa Bay (C.Ramos 0-1), 1:40 p.m.

Minnesota (Hughes 0-1) at Kansas City (Ventura 1-0), 2:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Er.Johnson 0-1) at Texas (Ross Jr. 1-0), 3:05 p.m.

Houston (Peacock 0-1) at Oakland (J.Chavez 0-0), 4:05 p.m.

Baltimore (Jimenez 0-3) at Boston (Peavy 0-0), 7:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Saturday's Games

St. Louis 4, Washington 3

Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 4

Milwaukee 8, Pittsburgh 7

Atlanta 7, N.Y. Mets 5

Miami 7, Seattle 0

L.A. Dodgers 8, Arizona 6

Colorado 3, Philadelphia 1

San Diego 3, San Francisco 1

Sunday's Games

Atlanta (Hale 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 1-2), 1:10 p.m.

Seattle (Maurer 0-0) at Miami (Slowey 0-0), 1:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (Estrada 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Cole 2-1), 1:35 p.m.

St. Louis (S.Miller 1-2) at Washington (Strasburg 1-2), 1:35 p.m.

Cincinnati (Bailey 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 1-3), 2:20 p.m.

Arizona (Collmenter 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0), 4:10 p.m.

Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 1-0) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-0), 4:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1) at San Diego (Erlin 1-1), 4:10 p.m.

MLS

Saturday's Games

Philadelphia 0, Houston 0, tie

Chicago 1, New England 1, tie

Colorado 0, San Jose 0, tie

Vancouver 2, Los Angeles 2, tie

Columbus 1, D.C. United 1, tie

FC Dallas 2, Toronto FC 1

Sporting Kansas City 4, Montreal 0

Portland at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.

Seattle FC at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday

No games scheduled

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