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No separation

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Second-round co-leaders Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell are on the back nine at Augusta National.

They both carded 2-under 34s over the opening nine holes of round three at the Masters and made the turn at minus-11 for the tournament.

Angel (AHN'-hehl) Cabrera is still alone in third place but has fallen two shots off the pace.

Tiger Woods was 1-under on the day through 16 and eight shots back.

Phil Mickelson was 1-under through 4 and seven back.

Indians lose again

(AP) - The Indians are 0-5 for the first time in 24 years.

Left-hander Cliff Lee dropped his second consecutive start as Cleveland got beat 5-4 by Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays. Halladay, who won 20 games last season and finished second to Lee in Cy Young balloting, held Cleveland to one run and five hits in seven innings. Picked by many prognosticators to contend this season, the Indians remain the AL's only winless team.

A timely hit and superb pitching helped Detroit to a 4-3 victory over Texas. Placido Polanco's two-out RBI double in the sixth snapped a 3-3 tie and five Tigers pitchers combined to hold the Rangers to a pair of hits. The bullpen didn't allow a baserunner in four innings of work.

Elsewhere in the AL today, it's Seattle playing at Oakland, the L.A. Angels home to Boston and Minnesota at the Chicago White Sox.

Tampa Bay is at Baltimore and Kansas City hosts the New York Yankees tonight.

Ryan Doumit's first career grand slam was 1 of 3 Pittsburgh home runs in a 10-2 beat down of Cincinnati. The Reds fall to 1-3 for the first time since 2003, which happened to be their first season playing in Great American Ball Park.

Houston is at St. Louis this afternoon, while under the lights, it'll be undefeated Florida entertaining the New York Mets, the Chicago Cubs playing at Milwaukee, Atlanta hosting winless Washington, Philadelphia at Colorado, Arizona home to the L.A. Dodgers and San Francisco at San Diego.

Red Wings take another step toward keeping talent together

DETROIT (AP) - Defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit is keeping Johan Franzen off the free agent market by signing the forward to an 11-year deal.

After averaging 11 goals in his first two seasons, Franzen had 27 goals last year in the regular season and 13 in the playoffs to help Detroit win the NHL title. He had a team-leading 34 goals entering today's game against visiting Chicago.

The Red Wings also kept forward Henrik Zetterberg off the market with a 12-year deal in January. And they're hoping to do the same with forward Marian Hossa before he becomes a free agent this summer.

Devils coming around just in time

(AP) - The Devils begin preparation for the postseason after picking up their fourth win in five games following a season-high 6-game losing streak. Dainius Zubrus (DAYN'-ihs ZOO'-bruhs) scored with 4:26 to play to lift the Devils past visiting Carolina 3-2 in a possible preview of a first-round playoff series. It was the last regular-season outing for both squads.

Simon Gagne (sih-MOHN' GAHN'-yay) netted the game-winning goal and had an assist in the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-2 victory over the league-worst New York Islanders, who end their regular season on a 3-game losing streak.

Elsewhere on the ice this afternoon: Detroit is hosting Chicago, Vancouver is at Colorado, Boston plays at Buffalo and San Jose is at Los Angeles.

The rest of the 13-game schedule will be played tonight.

Celtics almost ready to send Garnett back onto the court

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett is likely to return only for Wednesday's final regular-season game against Washington. Rivers says he won't let the all-star forward play in back-to-back games after missing 20 out of 24 games with a strained right knee.

The Celtics star hasn't played since March 25.

The Celtics play the East-leading Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday and are at Philadelphia Tuesday before returning home to face the Wizards.

Pro hoopsters on hold

(AP) - The NBA will play its entire 7-game schedule tonight. New Jersey hosts Orlando, Detroit travels to Indiana, Minnesota hosts Phoenix, the Chicago Bulls try for their fourth straight when they entertain Charlotte, Milwaukee is home to Oklahoma City, Golden State travels to Utah and the L.A. Clippers host Portland.

Maryland moving to protect its Triple Crown status

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has approved emergency legislation to give the state eminent domain authority to keep the Preakness Stakes in Maryland. They're hoping the measure will strengthen the state's hand to avoid losing the race through a federal bankruptcy case.

Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration characterizes the legislation as a last-resort emergency insurance policy, in case a buyer does not emerge to keep the race in Maryland. The problem stems from the federal bankruptcy case involving Magna Entertainment Corp., which owns Pimlico Race Course, the home of the Preakness.

The measure now goes to the House of Delegates, where similar legislation is pending. Lawmakers are hurrying to get the bill passed before Monday's adjournment.

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