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    Clippers shrug off blowout, top Spurs to even series

    BY MARK ROSNER The Sports Xchange
    Sunday, Apr 26 2015 10:27 PM

    SAN ANTONIO -- As it turns out, that pounding the San Antonio administered to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night was no sign that the Spurs were in control of their NBA playoff series.

    Guard Chris Paul scored 34 points, forward Blake Griffin added 20 along with 19 rebounds, and the Clippers defeated the Spurs 114-105 Sunday to even the Western Conference first-round series at 2-2.

    That represented quite a turnaround from Friday, when Griffin and Paul combined for only 21 points during a 100-73 defeat. "There is no momentum in this series," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "Just two very good teams, two evenly matched teams."

    Griffin and Paul each handed out seven assists Sunday. Guard J.J. Redick supplemented the two Clippers...

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    Martin's homer sparks Rangers to extra-inning win against Angels

    ANAHEIM -- Persistence provided a much-needed dividend for the Texas Rangers in the final game of their first extended road trip this season. Center fielder Leonys Martin hit his first home run of the season, leading a two-run rally in...

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    Padres top Dodgers 3-1 to salvage series finale

    SAN DIEGO -- After the Padres dropped a second straight game to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night at Petco Park, right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow and catcher Derek Norris talked briefly in the San Diego clubhouse about the...

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    Seattle pitching cools off CSUB

    Despite dropping to third place in the WAC standings after a 4-0 loss to Seattle University at Hardt Field on Sunday, Cal State Bakersfield baseball coach Bill Kernen is convinced that there is no team in the conference that is better than...

  5. San Jose tops Blaze

    San Jose's Nick Vander Tuig pitched 5-2/3 solid innings and the Giants got some outstanding relief pitching Sunday in a 5-2 victory over the Blaze at Sam Lynn Ballpark. Vander Tuig struck out three, walked one and allowed only four hits....

  6. Eric Richardson prevails at Raceway Park

    Eric Richardson became Kern County Raceway Park's first Late Model repeat winner this year, holding off his cousin Brian Richardson to take the second of twin 35-lap races on Saturday night. Eric Richardson led the final 33 laps of race No....

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    Kurt Busch wins at Richmond to seal Chase berth; Harvick 2nd

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Suspension to redemption. After being suspended for three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races earlier this season after an alleged domestic violence incident, Kurt Busch won Sunday's postponed Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond...

  8. April 27 high school roundup

    Swimming Boys Liberty 93, Centennial 87 At McMurtrey, Saturday 200 med relay: Cen (McDanelle, Kingston, Sweeney, Rizenhoover), 1:55.41; 200 free: Hart, L, 1:51.96; 200 IM, Cruz, C, 2:13.10; 50 free: Olinbger, L, 23.24; 100 fly: Ragnetti, L,...

  9. BC women 2nd in WSC track and field finals

    Sprinter Kyra Saunders was a three-time winner with one second-place finish Saturday as the Bakersfield College women's track and field team placed second among 11 teams in the Western State Conference Championships at Santa Barbara City...

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    VOTE: Kern County Driver of the Week fan choice April 26

    Vote for your favorite driver in our weekly poll. If we're missing someone just email us at lamestoy@bakersfield.com and we'll update the list. Loading...

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    CSUB beats Seattle, moves into tie for first place in WAC

    It won’t go down as James Barragan’s finest game of the season, but he’ll take it. Barragan, a senior right-hander from Stockdale High, pitched into the eighth inning Saturday afternoon as Cal State Bakersfield downed Seattle University...

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    High side is winning side as Sawyer takes IMCA race at Speedway

    From the first feature of the night to the final 25-lap IMCA race, there was one constant on Saturday night at Bakersfield Speedway: The high side of the track was the fast way around. Robby Sawyer slid past Troy Morris II early in the...

  13. Richardson picks up first Late Model win of year at KCRP

    After coming up empty in the first three races of the year, Brian Richardson wasn't sure when he would return to Victory Lane. He doesn't need to wonder anymore. The 2014 Late Model track champion at Kern County Raceway Park claimed his...


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