'Canes rally, beat Caps in 2OT in Game 7

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WASHINGTON (AP) Justin Williams returned to the building that was the scene of his only Game 7 loss and left the ice relieved and redeemed after knocking off his old friends and defending Stanley Cup champions.

The man who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker shook Alex Ovechkin's hand after the Carolina Hurricanes' stunning 4-3 double-overtime victory over the Washington Capitals and beamed with pride in his upstart team's latest triumph that added another piece to one of the craziest first rounds in recent NHL history. Each conference's top seed, all four division champions and the teams that met in last year's Cup Final are all out, and the pesky Hurricanes are storming on to face the New York Islanders in the second round.

"You can kick the snot out of each other and look each other in the eye and say, `Man that was a great series, you really pushed us,'" Williams said. "We pushed each other."

Clips overcome Durant's 45, force Game 6

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Lou Williams again came off the bench and knocked down big shot after big shot. Patrick Beverley crashed the boards at every chance. Danilo Gallinari drove the lane with authority.

The Los Angeles Clippers took the Warriors right out of their comfort zone by beating the two-time defending champions at their own game with energy on both ends, extending their season long after many had counted them out. (MORE)

Rockets outlast Jazz to win series in 5

HOUSTON (AP) In a series where their shots weren't falling like normal, the Houston Rockets managed to close it out with some tough defense.

James Harden scored 26 points and the Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1. (MORE)

Jays' Guerrero Jr. to make debut Friday

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics.

Manager Charlie Montoyo announced the move after Toronto lost to San Francisco 4-0 on Wednesday. The Blue Jays are off Thursday. (MORE)

Chiefs' Hill won't face domestic charges

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) A county prosecutor declined to charge Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill with a crime Wednesday in a domestic incident that involved his fiance and their 3-year-old child.

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe acknowledged that "we believe a crime has occurred, however, the evidence in this case does not conclusively establish who committed this crime." (MORE)

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