Mavs beat Thunder 135-131 despite Westbrook triple-double

Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons (25) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kyle Singler (5) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Dallas won 135-131. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Monta Ellis scored 26 points, and the Dallas Mavericks withstood a triple-double from Russell Westbrook to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 135-131 on Wednesday night.

Judge ends Maine man's attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A treasure hunter's effort to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod has been ended by a federal judge.
Serena to face Halep after 700th match win

Serena Williams plays a forehand volley against Sabine Lisicki during their Miami Masters quarter-final on April 1, 2015 in Key BiscayneSerena Williams marked another milestone, punching her semi-final ticket at the Miami Masters with her 700th career match win, a 7-6 (7/4), 1-6, 6-3 triumph over Sabine Lisicki. Williams will face a familiar foe for a place in the final, taking on popular Romanian Simona Halep, a 6-1, 7-5 winner over Sloane Stephens. Third-seeded Halep dominated Stephens, racing to a 6-1, 3-0 lead before the American dug in. "I'm really happy I played like this, it was an amazing match for me," Halep said.

Harden's career-high 51 lead Rockets over Kings 115-111

Sacramento Kings' Jason Thompson, center is between Houston Rockets Terrence Jones, left, and James Harden chasing after a loose ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Houston. The Rockets won 115-111. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden strengthened his case for the MVP award with a career-high 51 points, and the Houston Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

At least 54 dead in trawler sinking off Russia's Far East: media

Map locating Russia's Kamchatka peninsula where a trawler sank Wednesday leaving at least 54 people deadAt least 54 sailors have died and 15 others are still missing after a trawler with 132 people on board sank in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia's Far East, Russian media said. The Dalniy Vostok sank off the coast of Kamchatka, 250 kilometres (155 miles) south of Magadan, the main town in the sparsely populated region in Russia's Far East.

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