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Hawks and Grizzlies revel in home wins

By The Associated Press
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta and Memphis both capitalized on a return to their home courts by beating their more-fancied opponents on Thursday to take 2-1...full story
updated 2014-04-25 02:42 PM
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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, center right, high-fives a fan upon arriving for a news conference with Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, rear, to announce the city will be getting an MLS expansion team, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Atlanta. MLS announced its newest franchise, which will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable-roof stadium. The team will be owned by Blank. He donned a traditional soccer scarf and was serenaded by a burgeoning fan group that calls itself "Terminus Legion," a reference to the city's former name. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Mrs. Lindo Mandela, left, looks on as Rachael Robinson, Hal Steinbrenner, and Sharon Robinson, right, pose with a copy of the Nelson Mandela plaque before the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees play Game 2 of a baseball doubleheader onWednesday, April 16, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl speaks at a news conference after reaching a deal to sell the NBA basketball franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Milwaukee. The deal is subject to approval by the NBA and its Board of Governors. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Real's Gareth Bale, right, looses the ball to Barcelona's Sergio Busquets during the final of the Copa del Rey between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during a news conference announcing the city will be getting an MLS expansion team, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Atlanta. MLS announced its newest franchise Wednesday, unveiling a team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Manchester City's Samir Nasri grimaces after missing a goal scoring opportunity during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Sunderland at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira) Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank smiles during a news conference announcing the city is getting a Major League Soccer expansion team on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Atlanta. MLS announced its newest franchise, unveiling a the team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium. (AP Photo/David Goldman) New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry, left,  and Wesley Edens shoot baskets in the Bradley Center before a news conference with Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl after reaching a deal to sell the franchise Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter, left, shoots against Memphis Grizzlies forward Ed Davis, center, and guard Tony Allen in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)
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Hawks and Grizzlies revel in home wins
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta and Memphis both capitalized on a return to their home courts by beating their more-fancied opponents on Thursday to take 2-1....Fullstory

2014-04-25 02:42 PM

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By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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2014-04-25 02:01 PM

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By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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2014-04-25 01:42 PM

NBA Playoff Capsules
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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Associated Press

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2014-04-25 10:22 AM

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Associated Press

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2014-04-25 09:01 AM

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2014-04-25 02:22 PM

NBA Daily Playoff Glance
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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AL Capsules

Associated Press

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Copa Libertadores Results, SOC

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By The Associated Press
Associated Press

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2014-04-25 09:01 AM

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Associated Press

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2014-04-25 06:42 AM

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