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Knicks fire coach Woodson

NEW YORK — Mike Woodson was fired as coach the New York Knicks today after his team fell from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season.

Wizards take care of Bulls in opener

CHICAGO — Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and Washington rallied from 13 down to beat Chicago in its playoff opener.

Aldridge has record-breaking night in Blazers’ playoff victory

HOUSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career.

Kuchar rallies to win Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.— Matt Kuchar knew his next victory was coming, he just wasn’t sure when.

White Sox end skid with 16-2 win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had two-run homers, Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the Chicago White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers, who had won five in a row.

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

BOSTON — American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

BOSTON — Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings.

AP source: Wolves’ Adelman retiring after 23 years

MINNEAPOLIS — Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons in the NBA, The Associated Press has learned.

Blackhawks’ Seabrook suspended three games for hit

CHICAGO — Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook was suspended Sunday for three games for his hit on Blues center David Backes during their first-round playoff series.

Westwood ends two-year drought with Malaysian win

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought with a seven-shot victory at the Malaysian Open.