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Eds: Resending to update Masters section. Updates with Thunder-Pacers game over, Brewers winning ninth straight.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson shoots a 3-under 33 on the front nine at Augusta National, giving him a two-shot lead over 20-year-old Jordan Spieth midway through the final round of the Masters. Spieth, playing in his first Masters, is trying to become the youngest player to wear the green jacket. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 7 p.m.


LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao shows he can still batter the world's best fighters with his unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley. The rejuvenated Filipino will get another big-money bout in the fall, and he still hasn't given up hope of fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.



AUGUSTA, Ga. — Commentary on the final round of the Masters. By Sports Columnist Jim Litke. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 8 p.m.


AUGUSTA, Ga. — So many players have a shot, but only one can emerge with the green jacket. And the one who finishes second will really be lamenting the shots that got away. By National Writer Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 8 p.m.


AUGUSTA, Ga. — No cellphones. No video screens. No electronic scoreboards. Outside the ropes, the Masters is a throwback to a different era in golf. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 7 p.m.

— Also:

— GLF--Masters-Notebook. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 8 p.m.

— GLF--Masters-Watch. Updated throughout day.



INDIANAPOLIS — David West scores 21 points and Lance Stephenson has his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past Oklahoma City 102-97 and putting the Pacers one win from clinching the Eastern Conference's top seed. By Michael Marot. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — The Memphis Grizzlies, trying to hang onto the eighth and last playoff berth in the West, visit the Los Angeles Lakers, who play their final home game in a forgettable season. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 9:30 p.m.


When Marco Belinelli signed with San Antonio in the offseason few took notice. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau knew better. He saw the former Bulls swingman as a perfect fit for the Spurs, and he was right. By Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski. SENT: 700 words, photos.



LONG BEACH, Calif. — Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe start on an all-Andretti Autosport front row at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Takuma Sato, coming off a tough qualifying session, captured this race last year to become the first Japanese winner in IndyCar history. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Race started 4:40 p.m.


DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick knew his first-year team was better than it had shown the past few weeks. After taking the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night, Harvick is convinced Stewart-Haas Racing has what it takes to win a Sprint Cup championship. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— Also:

— AUSTIN, Texas — CAR--F1-Kurt Busch-Formula One. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 350 words.

— CONCORD, N.C. — CAR--NHRA. Final of NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. UPCOMING: 150 words 6 p.m.

— AUSTIN, Texas — MOT--Austin GP. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 400 words, photos.



NEWARK, N.J. — Goaltender Martin Brodeur might be making the final start of his 20-year career with the Devils when New Jersey finishes its season against the President's Trophy winning Boston Bruins. Brodeur is in the final year of his contract. The Bruins play Detroit in the first round of the playoffs. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started 3 p.m.


MILWAUKEE — The Brewers win their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. At 10-2, Milwaukee is off to its best start since going 13-0 to start the 1987 season. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.



LONDON — World-record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya wins the London Marathon for the second time, setting a course record despite arriving late in the British capital because of a stolen passport. Compatriot Edna Kiplagat, the two-time world champion, takes the women's race. By Rob Harris. SENT: 750 words, photos.


PYONGYANG, North Korea — The streets of North Korea's capital are filled with runners from all over the world for the Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time. Tens of thousands of North Koreans lined the streets cheer and sometimes high-five the runners. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— Also:

— VIENNA — ATH--Vienna City Marathon. By Eric Willemsen. SENT: 350 words, photos.

— ROTTERDAM, Netherlands — ATH--Rotterdam Marathon. Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins Rotterdam Marathon. SENT: 100 words.



PRETORIA, South Africa — The tough questions from prosecutor Gerrie Nel keep coming one after another. And Oscar Pistorius seems worn down by the relentless and caustic cross-examination from a prosecutor who is very much a celebrity in his own right. Questioning resumes Monday at the Olympian's murder trial. By Christopher Torchia. SENT: 750 words, photos.



Last year's WNBA draft featured the "Big Three" of Brittney Griner, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins. This time, it's Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike and Baylor's Odyssey Sims. The Connecticut Sun are expected take to Ogwumike with the first pick Monday night, with Sims going to the Tulsa Shock at No. 2. By Vin A. Cherwoo. SENT: 850 words, photos.


— HOUSTON — TEN--Houston. Fernando Verdasco wins U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship, beating Spanish countryman Nicolas Almagro for first title since 2010. SENT: 200 words, photos.

— MONACO — TEN--Monte Carlo Masters. Novak Djokovic looks to maintain winning streak against Rafael Nadal at this week's Monte Carlo Masters. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 650 words, photos.

— CASABLANCA, Morocco — TEN--Grand Prix Hassan II. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez defeats fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers to take Grand Prix Hassan II title. SENT: 180 words, photos.

— KATOWICE, Poland — TEN--Katowice Open. Alize Cornet of France beats Camila Giorgi of Italy in Katowice Open final. SENT: 120 words.


— SOC--Euro Rdp. Liverpool beats Manchester City 3-2, becoming the favorite to win the Premier league on a day of remembrance for English soccer. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— MUMBAI, India — SOC--India League. New Indian soccer league to feature Bollywood movie stars, ex-cricket captains as owners. SENT: 130 words.


— LEON, Mexico — GLF--Webcom Tour. Final round of El Bosque Mexico Championship on webcom Tour. UPCOMING: 150 words by 7 p.m.

— ROUBAIX, France — CYC--Paris-Roubaix. Dutch cyclist Niki Terpstra upstages favorites to win one-day Paris-Roubaix race. SENT: 450 words, photos.

— WARSAW, Poland — OLY--Krakow-2022 Bid. Prime minister says Poland can still win 2022 Winter Games despite organizer's resignation amid bribery accusations. SENT: 200 words.

— LONDON — Britain-Commonwealth Games. Plan dropped to demolish high-rises as part of Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. SENT: 130 words.


— BBO--Baseball Capsules.

— BKN--NBA Capsules.

— HKN--NBA Capsules.

Sunday's Time Schedule (EDT)


Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.

Toronto at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.

Miami at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m.

Washington at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m.

Kansas City at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m.

Houston at Texas, 3:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m.

Colorado at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 4:10 p.m.

Detroit at San Diego, 4:10 p.m.

Oakland at Seattle, 4:10 p.m.

Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 8:05 p.m.


Oklahoma City at Indiana, 1 p.m.

Toronto at Detroit, 3:30 p.m.

Orlando at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.

Chicago at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Golden State at Portland, 9 p.m.

Minnesota at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.


Detroit at St. Louis, 12:30 p.m.

Boston at New Jersey, 3 p.m.

Carolina at Philadelphia, 3 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Washington, 3 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, 5 p.m.

Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Nashville at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Colorado at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Calgary at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

Dallas at Phoenix, 9 p.m.


Columbus at San Jose, 3 p.m.

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