U.S. waits after clinching 1st Davis Cup semi since 2012

Ryan Harrison, of the United States, celebrates with teammates after beating Ruben Bemelmans, of Belgium, in a Davis Cup quarterfinal singles tennis match Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States clinched the series Saturday to move on to the semifinals. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United States is off to a perfect start in Davis Cup play this year, and the Americans now have to wait and see if they can continue this momentum when they play in the semifinals for the first time since 2012.

Warner leads decathlon; Blake in night final for the 100

New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard reacts after failing to make a lift in the snatch of the women's +90kg weightlifting final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Damien Warner got the contest for the most versatile athletes in track and field started on Day 5, hours before Yohan Blake and the sprinters were racing to determine the fastest man and woman at the Commonwealth Games.

Reed builds 3-shot lead over McIlroy at Masters

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, reacts after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the third round at the Masters golf tournament Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The only thunder was on the ground, not in the sky, a series of ear-splitting roars for Patrick Reed and his two eagles, Rory McIlroy and his final birdie, and everyone else who tried desperately to keep up with them in the Masters.

Nuggets eliminate Clippers with 134-115 rout

Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After four games with their defense leading the way, the Denver Nuggets turned to their offense Saturday and regained control of their playoff destiny.

Avalanche beat Blues 5-2 to head back to playoffs

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Patrik Nemeth (12) jump on Gabriel Landeskog after Landeskog scored an empt-net goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Denver. Colorado won 5-2 to advance to the playoffs. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog sat at his locker stall, his skates still laced and most of his gear still on.

Red Sox beat Rays 10-3 for 7th straight win

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts and Tampa Bay Rays' Denard Span look down to first to watch after Bogaerts completed a double play during the eighth inning of Boston's 10-3 win in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Saturday, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit the first grand slam for Boston since the end of the 2016 season and drove in a career-best six runs to carry the Red Sox to a 10-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday for their seventh straight victory.

Stewart-Haas starting top 3 in Texas after short qualifying

Kurt Busch poses for photos after winning the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, April 6, 2018. The ceremony that is usually held in Victory Lane was held indoors due to inclement weather. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch got a little more aggressive in the first round of qualifying, and it paid off with a pole at Texas Motor Speedway.

76ers beat Cavs 132-130 for 13th straight win

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons, right, of Australia, reacts to his assist on a three-point basket by Marco Belinelli, left, of Italy, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James pulled Ben Simmons in for a hug, and smiled and laughed in a brief chat with Joel Embiid.



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