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Unseeded Lajovic through to Monte Carlo semis

MONACO (AP) — Dusan Lajovic reached the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals for the first time after beating Lorenzo Sonego of Italy 6-4, 7-5 Friday. The unseeded Lajovic has not dropped a set at the clay-court event. He won on his first match point against Sonego, who failed to become the first qualifier to reach the…

Austria fears for top climbers missing in Canada

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Friday his thoughts are with the friends and families of two of the country's best-known climbers missing and feared dead in Canada along with an American alpinist following an avalanche. David Lama und Hansjörg Auer have been missing in Alberta's Banff National Park since Wednesday together with…

Aussie doctors bestowed Thai royal honors for cave rescue

BANGKOK (AP) — Two Australian doctors were given royal honors in Thailand on Friday for helping rescue a boys soccer team from a flooded cave and said they are looking forward to a reunion with the youngsters they helped save. Richard Harris and Craig Challen were given the award at a ceremony presided over by…

College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girls

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Noor Ahmed outwardly lives her Muslim faith, and even growing up in a state as diverse as California she says she encountered hostility on the street, in school and on the golf course. One of the top junior golfers in Northern California coming out of high school, Ahmed was a starter…

Snakes in office force Liberia's president to work from home

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A spokesman says Liberia's president is working from home after two snakes were found in the building that contains his office. Deputy press secretary Smith Toby tells The Associated Press that former international soccer star and President George Weah was told to stay away until the Foreign Affairs building can be…

Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes

Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines. The Magic got a split of their first two…

Held at bay, Gaudreau hopes to ignite Flames in Game 5

DENVER (AP) — Summoning Johnny Hockey! His scoring prowess is required ASAP. After a 99-point regular season, Calgary All-Star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist and just 12 shots against Colorado. It is a big reason why the top-seeded Flames trail the Avalanche 3-1 in a first-round series that heads back…

Durant, Curry shut down Clippers in Warriors' 132-105 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's Kevin Durant, and the Los Angeles Clippers got reminded of it. Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to win 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. "He came…

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Rays at opposite ends, Sabathia sharp

A look at what's happening around the majors today: EARLY TEST Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox. Boston is just 6-13, and a real bad series at Tropicana Field could drop the defending World Series champions into a double-digit deficit. Rays manager…

Mariners blow 8-run lead, rally for 11-10 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Mariners jumped to an eight-run lead in the seventh inning and then promptly gave it all back to the Los Angeles Angels. Seattle still pulled out an unlikely victory when Jay Bruce came up with the last big hit in a game chock-full of offensive excellence and regrettable pitching. Bruce…