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Tipsheet: Shelby Miller ready to start over for D-Backs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:58:00 -0600

Once upon a time Shelby Miller was one of baseball's brightest pitching prospects. Now is he trying to shake off a brutal season in Arizona to regain his standing.

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Golf Glance

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:59:33 -0600


How long will Kelly wait in the wings?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: At what point do things get awkward if Carson Kelly continues to progress significantly and is blocked by a potentially declining Yadier Molina?

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Trade Matt Carpenter?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: Since Carpenter is no longer needed by the Cardinals as a leadoff hitter, does he have trade value with other teams? Specifically, could the Cardinals get a good third baseman for him?

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Holding on to Jaime?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: If 'Mo' knew Reyes was out for the year, would he have held onto Jaime Garcia?

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What's up with Siegrist?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: Seems like another year of "Is Kevin Siegrist healthy?" Can the Cards keep counting on him? Does Brett Cecil mean they don't have to?

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What exactly happened to Reyes?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: Reyes had his arm checked in January and was OK. Did something happen between that exam and now? Did that exam not look closely enough for this problem?

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Adding another starting pitcher?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: Do you see a need for the team to add a long-term starter sometime in the next year? Or, is it more likely the next wave of young pitchers be ready to fill the gap?

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Uncertainty about fourth outfielder?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: How will the Cardinals address the potential hole that they have for a fourth outfielder?

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Fun-loving Fowler?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: Is Dexter Fowler as happy and outgoing as he seems to be? How did Mike Matheny take to his putting the speakers on the field so the players could listen to music? I read where DF said the Cards…

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Few Cardinals among baseball's elite players?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: Rankings of "Top 100 players" in baseball include very few Cardinals. (Martinez and Carpenter frequently come in near the bottom half). Do you believe the Cardinals can win a World Series without having at least one or upper-echelon players?…

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Expectations for Waino?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: What can we expect from Waino this year 10-15 wins like he had in the years after a yearlong injury layoff or can he approach 15-20 since he presumably is 100 percent healthy from his 2015 injury?

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Prospect watch: Sandy Alcantara

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: I read Ortiz's column on Sandy Alcantara. Does Alcantara have much chance for the major league roster this year?

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Time to promote Mozeliak?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: It's time for the Cardinals to promote Mozeliak to put him on a par with Theo Epstein for all that he's accomplished. Are you aware of any discussions of that kind?

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Lineup idea: Diaz batting cleanup?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: What would you think about Diaz in the cleanup spot? The reason being that if you had a 1-2-3 first inning, you begin again with another high OBP hitter with good baserunning, who also offers RBI punch if the…

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Speeding up the game?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: What's your take on the movement to speed up play? Something needs to be done, but I won't hold my breath for a radical solution like cutting commercial breaks. Anything else seems like a half-measure.

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What's with the lousy projections?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: While it is not clear that the Cardinals improved dramatically in the off season, it also does not seem that they took a clear step back, as suggested by the PECOTA projections? Any guesses as to why the regression?

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What's the plan for Wacha?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0600

QUESTION: Given Wacha's inability to get to 200 innings without injury/performance decline, will the Cards come up with a more aggressive plan to limit his innings throughout the season? Either by skipping more starts, or piggybacking his starts with Rosenthal…

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Hulk shoots Shanghai to win in Seoul in Asian Champs League

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:06:58 -0600

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A long-range second-half strike by Hulk helped Shanghai SIPG beat FC Seoul 1-0 in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday.

Former Chelsea player Smertin lands Russian racism role

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:56:12 -0600

MOSCOW (AP) — Former Chelsea midfielder Alexei Smertin has been put in charge of investigating soccer racism in Russia, despite previously appearing to deny it existed.

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Sevilla's upgraded defense key to Champions League success

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:40:29 -0600

MADRID (AP) — Sevilla's much-improved defense will be vital in its attempt to finally succeed in the Champions League.

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Red cards could prevent Balotelli from rejoining Italy squad

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:31:05 -0600

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Mario Balotelli's chances of returning to Italy's national team have not been helped by three red cards in the French league.

Reserve keeper eats meat pie on sidelines in betting stunt

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:26:26 -0600

LONDON (AP) — A 45-year-old backup goalkeeper used his team's big moment against Arsenal to take part in a betting stunt.

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Makarova beats Cibulkova, advances to 3rd round in Dubai

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:10:39 -0600

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ekaterina Makarova advanced to the third round of the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 Tuesday.

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Bayern defends Ancelotti for middle-finger gesture to fans

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:56:45 -0600

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has defended coach Carlo Ancelotti for raising his middle finger to Hertha Berlin fans after supposedly being spit at following a dramatic 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga.

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'We are the best': Buffon and Casillas to resume rivalry

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:42:23 -0600

It will be a meeting of goalkeeping greats when Gianluigi Buffon faces old rival Iker Casillas on Wednesday in the Champions League.

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Japan wins 4 gold in speed skating at Asian Winter Games

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:05:42 -0600

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Japan claimed four gold medals in speed skating and China won two on the short track at the Asian Winter Games on Tuesday.

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On cusp of playoff spot, Islanders head on long road trip

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:27:52 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — After climbing back into the playoff race with nearly unbeatable play at home the last month, the New York Islanders will need to quickly find a way to win on the road to preserve their postseason…

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Daily performances

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:15:51 -0600

Boys Basketball Best Performances from 2/20/2017SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)

Daily performances

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:15:52 -0600

Girls Basketball Best Performances from 2/20/2017SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)

Coyotes score 3 in 1st period, hold on to beat Ducks

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:14:11 -0600

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Marek Langhamer made enough saves in a relief appearance in his NHL debut to help the Arizona Coyotes get another big win.

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Ankiel says he drank vodka before starts to tame anxiety

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:36:31 -0600

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rick Ankiel says he drank vodka before his first two starts in 2001 to quell anxiety after throwing five wild pitches in one inning during the previous season's playoffs.

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Monday's Sports in Brief

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:32:44 -0600


ACC clash, battle in Pac-12 highlight week in college hoops

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:16:01 -0600

The regular season is winding down, and while the bubble teams are fighting for spots in the NCAA Tournament, teams in the AP Top 25 are jockeying for position in the bracket.

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Ortiz: Fowler won't lash out, or back down, from comments on travel ban

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:55:00 -0600

JUPITER, Fla. • It would have been easy for Dexter Fowler to lash out at the hate spewed his way this weekend after he described President Trump’s proposed travel ban as unfortunate.

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Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom in Asia

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:48:02 -0600

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Lee Hee-beom, the head of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, expects the 2018 Olympics to usher in a new era for winter sports in Asia.

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UConn, Miss St, Baylor, Notre Dame top seeds in NCAA reveal

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:50:43 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — After a week full of upsets, the NCAA women's basketball committee revealed its projected top 16 seeds for the final time before selection Monday.

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Iowa State hires Virginia Tech's Dresser as wrestling coach

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:25:14 -0600

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kevin Dresser, who built Virginia Tech into an Atlantic Coast Conference wrestling power, was hired Monday as Iowa State's wrestling coach.

Groce, Illinois focusing on the present

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • Late February is when college basketball fans start to sharpen their pencils and their minds, revving up for that annual tradition we call March Madness.

MLB notes: Puig back in Dodgers' plans

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:50:00 -0600

He has been a baseball phenom, a marketing sensation, an All-Star, a pariah and an afterthought, all by the age of 25. He has earned millions, made plays that would make Roberto Clemente jealous and been called a disgrace to…

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Sports digest: Cunningham honored as MU rejoins Top 25

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:45:00 -0600

On the heels of Sunday’s win over No. 6 South Carolina, the Missouri women’s basketball team jumped back into The Associated Press Top 25 at No. 24, while the hero of Sunday’s game, sophomore Sophie Cunningham, was named ESPNW national…

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Morris, Thomas lead Iowa St past Texas Tech, 82-80 in OT

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:40:44 -0600

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — It was pointed out to Iowa State coach Steve Prohm that his team won at Kansas earlier this year.

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NHL Capsules

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:34:20 -0600

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vincent Trocheck scored with just under 5 seconds remaining to lift the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

College basketball: Huggins suffers medical scare but keeps coaching

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:35:00 -0600

Bob Huggins fell to his knees and clutched his chest during a scary moment just before halftime. West Virginia players picked up their coach, got him to the bench and made his job easier by maintaining a comfortable lead the…

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Hampton holds off Florida A&M for 76-69 win

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:31:24 -0600

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jermaine Marrow scored a career-high 31 points and Hampton held off Florida A&M for a 76-69 win Monday night.

After Huggins' scary moment, No. 12 WVU beats Texas 77-62

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:25:32 -0600

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Bob Huggins fell to his knees and clutched his chest during a scary moment just before halftime.

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Brown's 35 points lead Baylor over Texas in key Big 12 win

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:24:12 -0600

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown put Baylor on her big shoulders and gave the Lady Bears a huge boost toward yet another Big 12 title.

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Trocheck's late goal lifts Panthers past Blues, 2-1

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:15:49 -0600

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Florida Panthers began their five-game road trip near the back of a crowded field in the Eastern Conference playoff race. After sweeping the trip they're near the top of the Atlantic Division.

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Olympic organizers say winter sports set for boom is Asia

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:11:14 -0600

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Lee Hee-beom, the head of the Pyeongchang organizing committee, expects the 2018 Olympics to usher in a new era for winter sports in Asia.

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NHL roundup: Coyotes score three in first period, hold off Ducks

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:10:00 -0600

Radim Vrbata capped Arizona’s three-goal first period and the host Coyotes held on for a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.

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Daily performances

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:02:43 -0600

Boys Basketball Best Performances from 2/20/2017SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)

Daily performances

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:02:44 -0600

Girls Basketball Best Performances from 2/20/2017SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)

Tuesday’s sports on the air

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:00:00 -0600


McCloud propels Texas Southern past MVSU 92-61

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:54:21 -0600

HOUSTON (AP) — Jalan McCloud sank six 3-pointers and scored 25 points, both career highs, to propel Texas Southern to a 92-61 win over Mississippi Valley State on Monday night.

Hamilton, Bellinger lead PVAMU past UAPB, 73-55

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:52:40 -0600

HOUSTON (AP) — Zachary Hamilton and Tevin Bellinger scored 23 points apiece and Prairie View A&M overcame a poor-shooting night to beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 73-55 on Monday.

Johnson scores 23 with 11 boards, Alcorn St tops Alabama A&M

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:52:11 -0600

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Reginal Johnson scored 23 points, on 11-of-17 shooting, and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Alcorn State beat Alabama A&M 74-59 on Monday night to clinch a top-four seed in the Southwestern Conference Tournament.

Southern beats Alabama State 79-73

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:47:18 -0600

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Chris Thomas had 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists to help Southern beat Alabama State 79-73 on Monday night.

Top 25 Capsules

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:46:57 -0600


Althoff hopes to build on individual success in dual sectional

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:29:00 -0600

After a successful weekend at the individual wrestling state tournaments — the St. Louis area produced 14 champions in Missouri and five in Illinois — the attention turns to Tuesday evening's Illinois dual team sectionals involving Edwardsville in Class 3A,…

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Women's Top 25 Capsules

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:22:34 -0600

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 31 points and No. 12 Ohio State used a sizzling start to upset second-ranked Maryland 98-87 on Monday night.

UMES beats North Carolina A&T 106-95 in 3 overtimes

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:18:00 -0600

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Bakari Copeland hit 17 of 21 free throws and scored 29 points, and Maryland-Eastern Shore kept North Carolina A&T winless in conference with a 106-95 triple-overtime victory on Monday night.

Brown, Clayton lift Coppin St. past Savannah St. 84-83

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:15:01 -0600

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Chas Brown scored 19 points with 9-for-12 shooting and hauled in 12 rebounds and Dejuan Clayton sank the winning bucket to lift Coppin State to an 84-83 win over Savannah State on Monday night.

Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:11:43 -0600

Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac headed into All-Star weekend convinced it was finally time to part ways with ultra-talented center DeMarcus Cousins.

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WVU's Huggins falls in apparent health scare, stays on bench

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:00:21 -0600

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins dropped to his knees on the court during an apparent health scare while the 12th-ranked Mountaineers faced Texas on Monday night.

Edwardsville passes test from Springfield to win sectional semifinal

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:45:00 -0600

COLLINSVILLE • A tight first-half battle in the Class 4A Normal Sectional semifinal forced adjustments from the Edwardsville girls basketball team Monday night.

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Coastal Carolina pulls away in overtime, beats South Alabama

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:38:10 -0600

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Elijah Wilson scored 21 points, Demario Beck and Colton Ray-St Cyr each had double-doubles, and Coastal Carolina beat South Alabama 81-77 in overtime on Monday night.

No. 12 Ohio State uses hot start to upset No. 2 Maryland

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:42:19 -0600

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State got off to a sizzling start and then held off Maryland to get one of the biggest wins in school history.

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Morgan State overtakes Delaware State for 65-54 win

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:41:58 -0600

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Phillip Carr scored 16 points, including a pair of go-ahead free throws, and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Morgan State past Delaware State for a 65-52 win Monday night.

Tabb, Bethune-Cookman upset Norfolk State, 75-65

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:29:58 -0600

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Tabb hit four 3-pointers and finished with 22 points and three steals, Quinton Forrest scored 15 with four assists and Bethune-Cookman beat Norfolk State 75-65 on Monday night to end the Spartans' 10-game win…

Brown's 3 lifts Miami over No. 18 Virginia, 54-48 in OT

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:32:33 -0600

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bruce Brown had a tough night from the field, and yet, with the ball in his hands and Miami in need of a basket, the freshman guard put his faith in loads of summertime shooting work.

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Mater Dei struggles down stretch in super-sectional loss to Camp Point Central

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:30:00 -0600

JACKSONVILLE, ILL. • All season long, the Mater Dei girls basketball team relied on its poise down the stretch to get the job done.

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Varnado has 21 points, 12 boards, Troy beats App State 76-66

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:13:34 -0600

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Jordon Varnado scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help Troy beat Appalachian State 76-66 on Monday night.

Giants' Cueto still in Dominican Republic with ailing father

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:11:55 -0600

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Johnny Cueto remains in the Dominican Republic helping his ailing father a week after pitchers and catchers reported to spring training, and the San Francisco Giants spoke with him on Monday and reported the right-hander is…

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Former Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dies

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:46:58 -0600

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement…

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Portland cruises to 96-58 win over NAIA Walla Walla

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:44:15 -0600

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gabe Taylor and Jazz Johnson scored 13 points apiece and Portland cruised to a 96-58 win over NAIA Walla Walla on Monday night.

Flames acquire Michael Stone from Coyotes for draft picks

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:36:52 -0600

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames have acquired defenseman Michael Stone from the Arizona Coyotes for two draft picks.

Georgia State pulls away from Texas State in 67-51 win

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:25:43 -0600

ATLANTA (AP) — D'Marcus Simonds scored 18 points, Jeremy Hollowell added 16 more and hot-shooting Georgia State snapped a three-game skid with a 67-51 win over Texas State on Monday night.

Defending champ Querrey wins opening match at Delray Beach

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:21:58 -0600

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Sam Querrey of the United States began his Delray Beach Open title defense Monday with a victory over Dudi Sela of Israel.

Irish reserve Nelson to return for fifth season

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:14:11 -0600

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame reserve Kristina Nelson will return for a fifth season.

Hervey, UTA beat Georgia Southern for 7th straight win

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:15:56 -0600

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Hervey tied a career high with five 3-pointers and had his 11th double-double of the season, Jorge Bilbao scored 16 points with eight boards and Texas-Arlington used a late run to pull away for an…

Oldest rookie managers in Major League Baseball history

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:48:28 -0600

The oldest first-time managers in Major League Baseball history:

Deshaun Watson plans to fully participate in NFL combine

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:30:35 -0600

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading up to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for another once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Going deep: Dodgers add Gutierrez to already loaded roster

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:22:55 -0600

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Although Franklin Gutierrez officially joined the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday afternoon, the veteran outfielder had already been working out at their spring training complex for two days.

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Napoli's return alters expected roles for some young Rangers

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:18:53 -0600

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Jurickson Profar is pretty much off first base for now with the Texas Rangers. So are young slugger Joey Gallo and Ryan Rua.

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LA Kings to oversee Berlin hockey club's operations

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:20:07 -0600

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NHL's Los Angeles Kings will oversee the operations of Berlin Eisbaren, a team in Germany's top hockey league.

No. 3 Pablo Cuevas beaten in first round of Rio Open

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:09:47 -0600

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Third-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay was knocked out in the first round of the Rio Open by Arthur de Greef of Belgium 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

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