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INDIANAPOLIS — At the end of 500 miles around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was a former Formula One driver who took the checkered flag.

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LOS ANGELES — Two aces with three World Series titles, three Cy Young Awards and 10 All-Star nods between them struggling on the same day?

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FRESNO — For Mike D’Amato and the Independence High softball team it was mission accomplished in more ways than one Saturday afternoon at Margie Wright Field at Fresno State.

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LOS ANGELES — Alex Wood allowed two hits over five scoreless innings, Chase Utley and Adrian Gonzalez homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Friday night in the series opener.

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Landn Kauk and his Highland teammates were so excited that they had to hold themselves back from going into full-blown celebration mode after the Scots claimed a thrilling 6-5 Central Section Division III semifinal victory over visiting Kerman on Wednesday.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Six pitches into the game, Matt Shoemaker had a two-run lead and the Los Angeles Angels righty helped make it stand up.

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SAN ANTONIO — Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

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Northwest Bakersfield Baseball AAA Pirate Champions. Finished regular season in second place with a 11-3 record but won overall division championship in playoffs with a 12-7 victory over the undefeated Dodgers.