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Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in BaltimoreCavaliers move on without Love, out with dislocated shoulder (Yahoo Sports)

A man walks past a burning police vehicle, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Police are injured amid the chaos that prevailed after the funeral for Freddie Gray.


BOSTON, MA - APRIL 26: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after an injury against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter in Game Four during the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 26, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Cavaliers will move forward in the NBA playoffs without Kevin Love and with their title hopes shaken. Cleveland's starting forward has been ruled out for the team's next playoff series - and perhaps longer - after dislocating his left shoulder in Sunday's win to sweep the Boston Celtics. Love, playing in his first postseason as a pro, got hurt when he got tangled with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball in the first quarter. It's a potentially devastating blow to the Cavs, who are likely to face Chicago in the second round.


Sen. Lindsey Graham: Send U.S. troops to topple AssadOrioles' game in Baltimore postponed due to safety concerns (Yahoo Sports)


Baseball fans make their way towards Oriole Park at Camden Yards as Baltimore police stand watch, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Baltimore. The baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox is postponed. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Baltimore Orioles' home game against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday night because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, at the stadium for a previously planned visit, said Tuesday night's game between the Orioles and White Sox could be moved - possibly to Nationals Park in Washington - if safety continued to be an issue. Rioters looted stores and threw rocks and bricks at Baltimore police about three miles from the stadium in the wake of the mysterious death of Gray. The Orioles announced the postponement about 40 minutes before gametime.


World 'closer than ever' to Iran nuclear deal, Kerry saysKuznetsov's goal leads Capitals past Isles 2-1 in Game 7 (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, in the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran but the work is far from over, with key issues unresolved, Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines.


Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, celebrates after Game 7 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs against the New York Islanders, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington. Kuznetsov scored the game winning goal and the Capitals won 2-1, to advance. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Unburdened by the catastrophes of past Game 7s littering the Washington Capitals' playoff history, rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov delivered a breathtaking, series-clinching goal that got Alex Ovechkin's seal of approval. ''Pretty sick,'' Ovechkin declared. Skating around every opponent on the ice as he swooped across from the right boards, past the slot and waited, waited, waited for the right moment to lift a rising shot over sprawling goalie Jaroslav Halak, Kuznetsov scored the go-ahead goal with 7:18 remaining, and Braden Holtby only needed to make 10 saves Monday night, leading the Capitals to a 2-1 victory that eliminated the New York Islanders in the first round. ''If you've never played hockey,'' Kuznetsov said, ''you'll never feel this.'' Joel Ward gave Washington a 1-0 lead late in the second period, and Frans Nielsen pulled New York even early in the third.


Baltimore erupts in riots after funeral of man who died in police custodyJohnson scores 2, Lightning beat Detroit 5-2 to force Game 7 (Yahoo Sports)

Demonstrators jump on a damaged Baltimore police department vehicle during clashes in BaltimoreBy Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore erupted in violence on Monday as hundreds of rioters looted stores, burned buildings and injured at least 15 police officers following the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. The riots broke out just a few blocks from the funeral of Freddie Gray and then spread through much of West Baltimore in the most violent U.S. demonstrations since arson and gunfire in Ferguson, Missouri, last year. Firefighters battled several blazes on Monday evening, including a fire under investigation that consumed a church's senior center under construction in East Baltimore. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, declared a state of emergency and sent in the National Guard.


Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson, facing, celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings with Ondrej Palat in the second period of Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Tyler Johnson scored two goals in his latest stellar performance and the Tampa Bay Lightning held on for a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series. Johnson and Jason Garrison scored in the first period, and Johnson added another goal in the second to give the Lightning a 3-0 lead. Tomas Tatar scored twice for Detroit, but Alex Killorn answered with an unassisted goal with 5:09 remaining, and Cedric Paquette added an empty-netter. Ben Bishop made 22 saves for the Lightning, who led the NHL in goals during the season but had been struggling to score on the Red Wings and goalie Petr Mrazek in this series.


Stage set for landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage argumentsNets beat Hawks behind 35 from Williams, tie series at 2-2 (Yahoo Sports)

People line up outside the Supreme Court in Washington ahead of Tuesday's arguments focusing on gay marriageBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day before the U.S. Supreme Court hears landmark arguments on whether the Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage, activists on both sides of the contentious social issue converged on the white marble courthouse to voice their views. Anti-gay rights activists rallied in front of the courthouse steps condemning same-sex marriage, while a line snaked around the block of people, many displaying gay rights messages, hoping to snag one of the limited number of seats available in the courtroom for Tuesday's 2-1/2 hour oral arguments. The nine justices will be hearing arguments concerning gay marriage restrictions imposed in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, four of the 13 states that still outlaw such marriages. The ruling, due by the end of June, will determine whether same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide.


BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 27: Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deron Williams finally delivered the game that's expected of him, and he wasn't going to let the Nets lose it. ''We really needed to get this one to stay in the series,'' he said, ''and so it was definitely one of my better games this year for sure and probably as a Net.'' Williams rebounded from two dismal games by tying a playoff career high with 35 points, and Brooklyn pulled out a 120-115 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night in Game 4. The Nets, just 38-44 in the regular season, moved two victories from becoming the sixth No. 8 seed to beat a No. 1 - only the fourth since the first round became best-of-seven. What we expect is to be challenged, and this is a great challenge for us,'' Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.




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