Apr 30

Jamal Crawford broke out of a slump with 24 points, Joe Johnson added 22 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 83-69 on Friday night to force a seventh game in the first-round series.


Apr 30

Clayton Richard pitched six scoreless innings and Scott Hairston hit a two-run homer to lift the San Diego Padres to a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

Apr 30

Barry Zito won four straight decisions to start the season for the first time in his career, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 Friday night.

Apr 30

Defensemen Kris Letang and Alex Goligoski each had a goal and an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Canadiens 6-3 Friday night in the first game of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Apr 30

Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov was helped off the ice with an apparent left shoulder injury after being rammed by Penguins forward Matt Cooke during the first period of the Eastern Conference playoff game.

Apr 30

Alex Gonzalez hit two home runs and Vernon Wells also connected, leading Brandon Morrow and the Toronto Blue Jays over the Oakland Athletics 10-2 Friday night.

Apr 30

Brad Keselowski led most of the last 192 laps and then rallied from fourth in a two-lap sprint to win his second consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series race.

Apr 30

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jordan Staal injured his right leg during a second-period collision with Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban and didn’t return to the second-round playoff game.

Apr 30

Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant has denied that a question from Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland in a predraft interview asking if his mother was a prostitute was prompted by something Bryant said.

Apr 30

Former Olympian Sherali Dostiev remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision over Orlando Rizo on Friday night.