Ducks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead (Yahoo Sports)0

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Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question. ”Nobody mentioned anything,” Boudreau said after the Ducks’ 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday night, ”because they all wanted to play.” Good thing, too, because goaltender Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim back line were tested repeatedly while killing off five Chicago power plays to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Andersen made 27 saves, but nearly as important, the players in front of him combined to block 27 shots, compared to just nine blocks for the Blackhawks.

      

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Ducks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead (Yahoo Sports)0

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Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question. ”Nobody mentioned anything,” Boudreau said after the Ducks’ 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday night, ”because they all wanted to play.” Good thing, too, because goaltender Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim back line were tested repeatedly while killing off five Chicago power plays to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Andersen made 27 saves, but nearly as important, the players in front of him combined to block 27 shots, compared to just nine blocks for the Blackhawks.

      

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Maryland ends Illinois’ 27-game win streak with 2-1 victory (The Associated Press)0

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Shaffer allowed one run in seven innings and Maryland ended Illinois’ 27-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night.

      

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Maryland ends Illinois’ 27-game win streak with 2-1 victory (The Associated Press)0

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Shaffer allowed one run in seven innings and Maryland ended Illinois’ 27-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night.

      

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Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead (Yahoo Sports)0

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Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp. Stephen Curry scored 33 points before Harden lost the ball in the closing seconds to end a spectacular duel between the NBA MVP and runner-up, and the Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Harden rallied the Rockets from 17 points down in the second quarter and had a chance to finish off the comeback in the fourth.

      

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LSU tops Arkansas 10-5 at SEC Tournament (The Associated Press)0

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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — LSU scored six runs over the first two innings to take an early lead and beat Arkansas 10-5 on Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

      

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LSU tops Arkansas 10-5 at SEC Tournament (The Associated Press)0

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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — LSU scored six runs over the first two innings to take an early lead and beat Arkansas 10-5 on Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

      

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Oklahoma St. cruises past Kansas St. 10-1 in Big 12 tourney (The Associated Press)0

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Michael Freeman threw a six-hitter and Donnie Walton had three hits and knocked in three runs as Oklahoma State cruised past Kansas State 10-1 on Thursday night in a winners’ bracket pool play game in the Big 12 Tournament.

      

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Oklahoma St. cruises past Kansas St. 10-1 in Big 12 tourney (The Associated Press)0

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Michael Freeman threw a six-hitter and Donnie Walton had three hits and knocked in three runs as Oklahoma State cruised past Kansas State 10-1 on Thursday night in a winners’ bracket pool play game in the Big 12 Tournament.

      

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Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead (Yahoo Sports)0

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Stephen Curry scored 33 points to turn back another spectacular performance by James Harden, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Harden rallied the Rockets from 17 points down in the second quarter and had a chance to finish off the comeback in the final seconds of the fourth. Instead, Klay Thompson and Curry trapped Harden, who lost the ball as time expired.

      

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