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Daily performances

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:00:45 -0500

Boys Basketball Best Performances from 3/28/2017SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)

Daily performances

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:00:46 -0500

Girls Basketball Best Performances from 3/28/2017SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)

Longtime Akron coach Dambrot taking over at Duquesne

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:58:39 -0500

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Keith Dambrot spent more than a decade turning Akron into one of the most consistent winners in the Mid-American Conference.

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USA Hockey, women's players reach agreement to avoid boycott

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:56:13 -0500

USA Hockey and the women's national team reached a wage agreement Tuesday night to avoid a boycott of the world championships.

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Minus-Messi, Argentina loses another World Cup qualifier

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:48:33 -0500

SAO PAULO (AP) — Hours after Lionel Messi was suspended by FIFA for four World Cup qualifying matches, Argentina lost 2-0 to Bolivia in the altitude of La Paz on Tuesday and heightened its risk of missing a spot at…

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Bazemore close to returning for ailing Atlanta Hawks

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:30:25 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — The slumping Atlanta Hawks are hopeful of getting back at least one of their injured players.

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Sharapova proud of her passion, integrity as doping ban ends

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:31:25 -0500

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Maria Sharapova believes she succeeded in a fight against injustice when he managed to get her doping ban reduced to 15 months.

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2 games removed from 70-point showing, Suns' Booker sits out

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:27:08 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker sat out Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks with an ankle injury that he aggravated in his 70-point performance.

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AP source: USA Hockey reaches wage agreement with women's national team players to avoid boycott of world championships.

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:11:17 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: USA Hockey reaches wage agreement with women's national team players to avoid boycott of world championships.

UConn gains associate head coach, loses Vance Jackson

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:06:06 -0500

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has announced the hiring of a new associate head coach on the same day a second player announced he is leaving the program.

Zach Trimpe, sophomore, Edwardsville

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:00:00 -0500

Trimpe was the top player in the Metro East as a freshman last spring. Trimpe played No. 1 singles on a Tigers team which finished in the top 10 in Illinois. He finished fourth in state in doubles with Alex…

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Kenji Yanaba, senior, Parkway West

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:00:00 -0500

Yanaba should play the No. 1 singles spot for the Longhorns but has established himself as one of the premier doubles players in the state with his play at the state tournament in Springfield the last two seasons. Yanaba teamed…

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A.J. Woodman, sophomore, CBC

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:00:00 -0500

Woodman had a stellar season as the No. 1 singles player on the Cadets as a freshman and improved throughout the season. He had a huge win over Marquette's Jacob Kauppila, a returning state medalist, to get to state and…

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Rohit Chouhan, senior, MICDS

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:00:00 -0500

Chouhan has been a key contributor to three team champions with the Rams and won the Class 1 doubles championship last year with Rex Serituk. He will make the big move from the No. 4 singles spot, where he lost…

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Carson Haskins, junior, Parkway South

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:00:00 -0500

The big question coming into this season was whether Haskins would return to high school tennis after success on the national level in the USTA. The answer is yes and that spells trouble for all players in the state in…

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Fans rally to send UConn off to 10th straight Final Four

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:52:54 -0500

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut freshman Larissa Compio was among about 200 fans who braved the drizzle and cold on Tuesday to cheer on the school's women's basketball team as it boarded a bus for a 10th consecutive…

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NBC to show Winter Olympics in all time zones at same time

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:44:04 -0500

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC says it will broadcast all primetime programming from the Pyeongchang Olympics live across all time zones, a first for the Winter Games.

Arkansas panel backs gun ban at stadiums after SEC plea

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:42:36 -0500

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure Tuesday to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be banned from facilities such as football stadiums.

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Roberts wins men's giant slalom at US Alpine Championships

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:28:00 -0500

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Hig Roberts won the men's giant slalom in the U.S. Alpine Championships on Tuesday at foggy Sugarloaf Mountain for his first national title.

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Coaches at women's NCAA Final Four have deep connections

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:22:35 -0500

Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Dawn Staley have decades-long connections through women's NCAA Final Fours and Olympic gold medals.

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NFL owners revamp video replay for officiating

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:15:29 -0500

PHOENIX (AP) — One day after approving the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas, NFL owners got busy passing several rules changes and adopting resolutions they believe will speed the game and enhance player safety.

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Newbauer impressed Florida AD long before women's job opened

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:15:06 -0500

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Cameron Newbauer auditioned for the Florida women's basketball job long before athletic director Scott Stricklin called.

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Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:11:00 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports.

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Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:11:30 -0500

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Luke Maye can't go to class without getting a standing ovation nor walk across campus without getting stopped by people requesting to take a photo with him.

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AP Sportlight

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:04:06 -0500

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Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace discusses Mark Sanchez, draft strategy and more from NFL meetings

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:04:00 -0500

PHOENIX — Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace is looking and acting very much like a young man quite comfortable in his own skin and confident he is guiding his organization down the right path.Make no mistake, Pace isn’t happy…

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FIFA bans Lionel Messi for 4 World Cup qualifying games

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:50:59 -0500

GENEVA (AP) — Lionel Messi is banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifying games, dealing a blow to a campaign by the 2014 runner-up that has stuttered without him.

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Judge signs deal to demolish Silverdome, former Lions home

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:47:05 -0500

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The former home of the Detroit Lions will be demolished.

Pacers lose Stuckey for 4-6 weeks with injured left knee

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:36:28 -0500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers will be without backup guard Rodney Stuckey for four to six weeks with a strained left patellar tendon.

Spain benefits from video technology in 2-0 win over France

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:31:31 -0500

The benefit of using video referees during soccer games was highlighted Tuesday when Spain rightly profited from two decisions made away from the field of play to beat France 2-0 in an international friendly in Paris.

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Technology lends a hand as Spain beats France 2-0

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:25:56 -0500

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Spain ended France's seven-game unbeaten run as substitutes David Silva and Gerard Deulofeu scored second-half goals to secure a 2-0 win over the European Championship runner-up in a friendly at the Stade de France on Tuesday.

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Hobbled Penguins hoping to get healthy by playoffs

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:21:54 -0500

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ron Hainsey arrived in Pittsburgh from Carolina a month ago on the verge of reaching the playoffs for the first time in his 14-year career.

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Orioles acquire starting pitcher Alec Asher from Phillies

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:20:58 -0500

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have added another starting pitcher, acquiring right-hander Alec Asher from the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named or cash.

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Bourjos, Gennett, Asher switch sides as opening day nears

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:20:00 -0500

Speedy outfielder Peter Bourjos and infielder Scooter Gennett were among the players on the go Tuesday as big league teams tweaked their rosters less than a week before opening day.

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Cook, Walker main attractions at Florida State pro day

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:14:36 -0500

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Dalvin Cook and DeMarcus Walker felt like they had something to prove at Florida's pro day after their performances at last month's NFL scouting combine.

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Mississippi State get another crack at UConn in NCAA tourney

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:04:40 -0500

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's run to its first Final Four in program history has generated more than a little excitement in Starkville the past few days.

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Lumière Place cancels Cardinals ticket package days before opening game

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:00:00 -0500

After selling the ticket packages for months, the hotel notified customers March 24 it was canceled and offered buyers the chance to cancel their reservations. The announcement came nine days before the game at Busch Stadium.

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Pau Gasol giving Spurs everything they expected, and more

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:54:28 -0500

When Pau Gasol was languishing in Memphis early in his career, when he was winning championships in Los Angeles and certainly when he was on a two-year layover in Chicago, there was always the feeling that he would be the…

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Galaxy's Lletget needs foot surgery, out 4 to 6 months

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:57:08 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget needs foot surgery and will be sidelined four to six months after getting hurt while playing for the United States in a World Cup qualifier against Honduras.

No fairytale start for Grim: Italy beats Netherlands 2-1

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:55:10 -0500

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Italy beat the Netherlands 2-1 in a friendly Tuesday in caretaker Dutch coach Fred Grim's first and possibly only match in charge.

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Eagles sign DE Chris Long to two-year contract

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:50:33 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles agreed Tuesday to terms on a two-year contract with defensive end Chris Long, who won a Super Bowl last season with New England.

Australia beats UAE 2-0 after 4 draws in qualifying

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:42:25 -0500

Australia defeated United Arab Emirates 2-0 in Sydney on Tuesday, ending a run of four games without a win to get its qualification for the 2018 World Cup back on track.

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Ronaldo scores on return home as Portugal loses to Sweden

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:35:28 -0500

FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his emotional return home, but Portugal squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday.

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Gsellman seems to have earned spot on Mets' pitching staff

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:35:01 -0500

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Whatever his role, it looks as if right-hander Robert Gsellman has earned on spot on the New York Mets' pitching staff.

Bagwell tours the Hall of Fame as his big day approaches

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:07:37 -0500

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Four months away from the big day, Jeff Bagwell studied the 300 bronze images of the greatest names in baseball history that surrounded him.

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Dantonio says MSU's Martinez has decided to transfer

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:02:02 -0500

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says cornerback Drake Martinez has decided to transfer.

Orioles plan on taking another power trip to AL playoffs

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:54:33 -0500

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have found a formula for success, and they're sticking with it.

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Girardi will likely have Sanchez hit second in Yanks' lineup

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:49:41 -0500

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees will likely bat power-hitting catcher Gary Sanchez second in their lineup at the start of the season.

AP's Joe Mooshil to receive posthumous sports writing honor

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:34:36 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime Chicago Associated Press sports writer Joe Mooshil will be honored posthumously with the Ring Lardner Award.

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Florida's Tabor to NFL decision-makers: Just press play

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:34:12 -0500

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida cornerback Jalen "Teez" Tabor wants NFL coaches, general managers and scouts to forget everything he's done the last two months.

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Baylor guard Al Freeman to transfer after spring graduation

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:23:46 -0500

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor junior guard Al Freeman plans to transfer after graduating at the end of the spring semester.

Dantonio says MSU 'extremely concerned' about allegations

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:13:57 -0500

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With his program embroiled in a sexual assault investigation, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio decided more conventional questions about spring practice would have to wait.

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Gamecocks' Frank Martin: New perceptions of him 'comical'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:15:08 -0500

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin believes he's the same straight-forward, open book he has always been, though perceptions of him have changed with the Gamecocks' run to the Final Four.

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Browns' Jamie Meder signs; field goal block secured lone win

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:07:42 -0500

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns re-signed defensive lineman Jamie Meder, who blocked a late field goal to give the team its only win last season.

Longtime Cowboys TE Witten signs extension through 2021

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:07:05 -0500

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas tight end Jason Witten has signed a four-year contract extension that virtually guarantees the 14-year veteran will spend his entire career with the Cowboys.

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Atlanta United's Martinez to miss 4 to 6 weeks with injury

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:53:35 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez, who leads the MLS with five goals, will miss four to six weeks with a left quad injury.

Astros need Keuchel, rotation to bounce back to contend

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:53:57 -0500

HOUSTON (AP) — They have the AL batting champion, a big-hitting shortstop and a few newcomers to boost a potent lineup.

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Nielsen's top programs for March 20-26

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:50:59 -0500

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 20-26. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

'60 Minutes' tops ratings for first time since 2008

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:50:08 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS' "60 Minutes" returned this week to a familiar place it hadn't been accustomed to visiting that much lately: first place in the prime-time television rankings.

Harry Giles leaves Duke after 1 year to enter NBA draft

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:47:06 -0500

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke forward Harry Giles is entering the NBA draft following a freshman season that was slowed due to knee surgery.

Gone but not forgotten: Twins turn page on 103-loss season

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:38:02 -0500

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There's hardly value in finishing 59-103, no full-color brochure touting the benefit to a franchise of losing that many baseball games in a single season.

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Nationals: Trump declined invite for opening day 1st pitch

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:26:05 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day.

Jets sign former Colts offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:22:02 -0500

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed former Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison.

Rangers 3B Beltre close to 3,000 hits, really wants 1 ring

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:13:51 -0500

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre goes into his 20th major league season only 58 hits shy of joining the 3,000 club. He was a .300 hitter again last year, when he also won his fifth Gold Glove.

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Indians sign INF Ramirez to 5-year, $26 million contract

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:13:12 -0500

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians and versatile infielder Jose Ramirez completed a five-year, $26 million contract Tuesday, giving the AL champions another core player for a long while.

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Reds claim 2B Scooter Gennett off waivers from Brewers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:17:46 -0500

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have claimed Scooter Gennett off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers, giving them another option at second base and a utility player off the bench.

Florida coach sorry after shoving Auburn player after game

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:16:26 -0500

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida softball coach Tim Walton apologized Tuesday for a shoving match with Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan during postgame handshakes.

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Receivers standing out as Ohio State retools passing game

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:10:52 -0500

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that Parris Campbell is distinguishing himself at receiver, and K.J. Hill, Terry McLaurin and Binjimen Victor are right behind him as the Buckeyes try to breathe some life back…

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New NC State coach Keatts hires Siddle as assistant coach

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:05:16 -0500

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has hired Takayo Siddle as an assistant coach.

After close call, Indians determined to finish job in 2017

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:02:50 -0500

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis let his heart heal a little before heading home last November. He didn't wait long enough.

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Toby Keith to headline Hall of Fame concert in August

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:57:41 -0500

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame is going country again.

Tipsheet: Allen Craig still scuffling, still getting paid

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:50:00 -0500

Yes, Allen Craig is still playing baseball. The Boston Red Sox are giving him 11 million reasons to endure another season at the Triple-A level.

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No Big Papi, but Red Sox still loaded with youth, pitching

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:47:01 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — When David Ortiz took one final, hat-tipping trot around Fenway in October, with him went the franchise's biggest personality and one of the last links to its most recent run of Word Series titles.

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Yakupov getting another chance and thriving

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:45:00 -0500

He has a point in three straight games and will play for the fourth consecutive night in Arizona

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Suspended Noah: Using supplement to aid injuries 'backfired'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:37:45 -0500

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Joakim Noah was seeking help to overcome injuries that wrecked his first season in New York and turned to an over-the-counter supplement.

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Rays bolster depth, acquire OF Peter Bourjos from White Sox

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:35:24 -0500

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have bolstered their outfield depth, acquiring speedy Peter Bourjos from the Chicago White Sox for cash or a player to be named,

Russia salvages friendly 3-3 draw with Belgium

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:32:14 -0500

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Alexander Bukharov salvaged a 3-3 draw for Russia against Belgium in stoppage time on Tuesday to cap a comeback from being 3-1 down.

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Xavier point guard Edmond Sumner entering NBA draft

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:27:44 -0500

CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier point guard Edmond Sumner announced on Tuesday that he's entering the NBA draft even though he's still recovering from a significant knee injury.

Remodeled Mariners believe they can be contender in AL West

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:18:10 -0500

SEATTLE (AP) — Jerry Dipoto was thrilled by the results from his first year in charge of the Seattle Mariners, when they won 86 games and were in contention for a playoff berth until the final weekend of the season.

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White Sox begin rebuilding after trading Sale, Eaton

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:15:32 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — On the decline in recent years, the Chicago White Sox finally took the big plunge in the offseason.

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Royals, key players looking for bounce-back season in 2017

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:01:47 -0500

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Alex Gordon were both flying high a year ago, the team coming off its first World Series title in three decades and the star outfielder having signed a new long-term…

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Golf Glance

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:55:48 -0500


Bautista's big spring an encouraging sign for Blue Jays

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:44:01 -0500

TORONTO (AP) — While it's generally unwise to put much stock in spring training statistics, Jose Bautista is giving the Toronto Blue Jays reason to believe he's back to being the slugger they remember.

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Djokovic in, Nadal out for Serbia-Spain Davis Cup

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:35:28 -0500

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal will miss Spain's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Serbia and the chance to take on Novak Djokovic in Belgrade next month.

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Yankees open season looking to future arrivals

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:35:22 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Most teams' fans focus on the opening-day lineup. With the Yankees, the view is further ahead.

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Penn State's Zain Retherford voted nation's top wrestler

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:32:40 -0500

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Penn State's Zain Retherford has been honored with the 2017 Dan Hodge Trophy, given to the nation's top wrestler.

LA Angels eager for bounce-back season behind Trout, Pujols

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:07:09 -0500

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels got plenty of good breaks in 2014, when they won a big league-best 98 games and led the majors in runs scored.

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