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Rose returns for 23, Bulls beat Bucks

CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose had 23 points and seven assists in his first postseason game in three years, Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, and the Chicago Bulls opened the playoffs with a 103-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

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Hogs take three-game series at top-ranked A&M;

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Arkansas rallied with six runs over the final three innings to stun top-ranked Texas A&M 9-8 over a two-day Game 2 before beating the Aggies 8-2 in Game 3 Saturday at Blue Bell Park, the Razorbacks winning their fourth consecutive Southeastern Conference series two of three.

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Caps rally past Islanders, even series at game each

WASHINGTON -- Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists, and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

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Tarasenko, Blues whip Wild, even series at 1-all

ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the first period and then had an empty-netter for his first career playoff hat trick, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday that evened their playoff series at a game apiece.

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Third time charming for anglers

Finally getting my schedule in order, I planned three consecutive days of fishing. With the white bass engulfing in their annual spawn, I could spend the first day coaxing these fierce fighters from the water by the droves.

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