Warriors limit Doncic in Game 1 win

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Once Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson slowed down, caught their breath and stopped rushing shots, the Splash Brothers got on a roll that proved too much for Dallas to stop.

Especially because Andrew Wiggins worked end to end to make sure Luka Doncic couldn't get going.

Curry had 21 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, Golden State held Doncic in check and the Warriors beat the Mavericks 112-87 on Wednesday night for a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Saban: A&M bought every player on team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Alabama coach Nick Saban called out Texas A&M on Wednesday night for "buying" players in its top-ranked recruiting class with name, image and likeness deals, saying Crimson Tide football players earned more than $3 million last year "the right way."

"I know the consequence is going to be difficult for the people who are spending tons of money to get players," Saban said while speaking at an event in Birmingham, Alabama, to promote the World Games being held there in July. (MORE)

Flames outlast Oilers 9-6 in wild opener

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Matthew Tkachuk had his first career playoff hat trick and the Calgary Flames beat the Edmonton Oilers 9-6 Wednesday night in Game 1 of their second-round series.

Blake Coleman scored twice for the Flames. Rasmus Andersson and Andrew Mangiapane each had a goal and two assists, and Elias Lindholm and Brett Ritchie also scored. Jacob Markstrom stopped 22 shots for the win. (MORE)

'Canes rally, Cole beats Rangers in OT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Sebastian Aho extended the game. Ian Cole ended it. And that allowed the Carolina Hurricanes to escape their first home loss of the playoffs despite being completely outplayed most of the night.

Cole beat Igor Shesterkin at 3:12 of overtime to help the Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night, making a late rally to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. (MORE)

Scherzer exits with side injury in win

NEW YORK (AP) Max Scherzer had a four-run lead in the sixth inning and everything was rolling right along for the New York Mets - same as all season.

Until the three-time Cy Young Award winner signaled to the dugout he was done. (MORE)

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