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Lewis Hamilton takes pole in record pace at F1 Australian GP

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:30:59 -0500

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Something that surprised Lewis Hamilton after he posted the fastest lap ever at the Albert Park circuit and equaled Ayrton Senna's record of six pole positions at the Australian Grand Prix was that his time wasn't…


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Dempsey hat trick lifts US over Honduras 6-0 to rebound

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:37:42 -0500

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Just before they walked onto the field for a critical World Cup qualifier, American players received a message from Bruce Arena.


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Friday's Sports in Brief

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:37:28 -0500

PENN STATE ABUSE SCANDAL



Jayhawks coach Bill Self has mellowed over the years

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:26:47 -0500

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self has kicked out the signage on scorer's tables, tossed sweat-stained suit jackets and screamed so loudly at players and officials that his face turned beet red.


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Escalator fall ended US ski racer's career, launched another

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:16:49 -0500

His adrenaline rushing at the top, former U.S. skier Cody Marshall steeled himself to tackle the daunting course.


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Maryland inspired by 7-year-old with muscular dystrophy

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:11:01 -0500

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Maryland's players are preparing to play in the Sweet 16 on Saturday and thinking of a 7-year-old girl they consider a teammate.






Tipping Off: Reaching the Sweet 16 commonplace for UConn

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:02:08 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaching the Sweet 16 seems to be a rite of spring for Geno Auriemma the UConn Huskies.


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Elite! Chiozza hits 3 at OT buzzer, Gators beat Wisconsin

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:59:07 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — With 4 seconds left in overtime, Chris Chiozza took off with the ball, hoping to get to the hoop or find an open man. Instead, the Florida point guard stopped short right at the 3-point line…


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SEC, yes the football power, has 3 teams in Elite 8

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:46:37 -0500

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The chant "S-E-C" so well known around football across the South is coming to the Elite Eight.


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Hernandez, Araujo score in 1st half, Mexico beats Costa Rica

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:05:49 -0500

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Javier Hernandez and Nestor Araujo scored in the first half, and Mexico overcame the absence of half a dozen players to beat Costa Rica 2-0 on Friday night in a World Cup qualifying match.



Cardinals are serious about trying Adams in left field

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:05:00 -0500

If Adams does fit into the outfield on occasion, he would be the only lefthanded-batting outfielder (Fowler is a switch hitter) on the club.


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Cogliano's gift of a goal leads Ducks to 3-1 win over Jets

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:57:49 -0500

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have played locked-down defense since Christmas. The scoring just hasn't been so consistent.


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Warriors win sixth straight, beat Kings 114-100

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:56 -0500

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a night when the Warriors were uncharacteristically off while shooting from the perimeter, they made up for it with the type of ball movement that has become the norm for coach Steve Kerr's team.


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Sacramento Kings at Golden State Warriors

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:56:50 -0500

The Sacramento Kings (27-45) lost to the Golden State Warriors (57-14) 100 to 114 on March 24, 2017 at Oracle Arena. The game's stat leaders were all Warriors teammates. Stephen Curry led the game in scoring with 27 points on…



Minnesota Timberwolves at Los Angeles Lakers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:56:31 -0500

The Minnesota Timberwolves (28-43) lost to the Los Angeles Lakers (21-51) 119 to 130 on March 24, 2017 at Staples Center. The game's stat leaders were all Timberwolves teammates. Andrew Wiggins led the game in scoring with 36 points on…



Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:53 -0500

The Brooklyn Nets (15-57) lost to the Washington Wizards (44-28) 108 to 129 on March 24, 2017 at Verizon Center. The game's stat leaders were all Wizards teammates. John Wall led the game in scoring with 22 points on 9…



Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:44 -0500

The Detroit Pistons (34-39) lost to the Orlando Magic (27-46) 87 to 115 on March 24, 2017 at Amway Center. Terrence Ross of the Magic led the game in scoring with 18 points on 6 for 9 shooting. The Pistons'…



Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:40 -0500

The Atlanta Hawks (37-35) lost to the Milwaukee Bucks (37-35) 97 to 100 on March 24, 2017 at BMO Harris Bradley Center. The game's stat leaders were all Bucks teammates. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the game in scoring with 34 points…



Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:36 -0500

The Cleveland Cavaliers (47-24) defeated the Charlotte Hornets (32-40) 112 to 105 on March 24, 2017 at Time Warner Cable Arena. The game's stat leaders were all Cavaliers teammates. LeBron James led the game in scoring with 32 points on…



Denver Nuggets at Indiana Pacers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:31 -0500

The Denver Nuggets (35-37) defeated the Indiana Pacers (36-36) 125 to 117 on March 24, 2017 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Nikola Jokic of the Nuggets led the game in scoring with 30 points on 12 for 18 shooting. Jokic also…



Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:27 -0500

The Phoenix Suns (22-51) lost to the Boston Celtics (47-26) 120 to 130 on March 24, 2017 at TD Garden. The game's stat leaders were all Suns teammates. Devin Booker led the game in scoring with 70 points on 21…



Philadelphia 76ers at Chicago Bulls

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:23 -0500

The Philadelphia 76ers (27-45) defeated the Chicago Bulls (34-39) 117 to 107 on March 24, 2017 at United Center. The game's stat leaders were all Bulls teammates. Jimmy Butler led the game in scoring with 36 points on 10 for…



New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:53:19 -0500

The New Orleans Pelicans (30-42) lost to the Houston Rockets (50-22) 107 to 117 on March 24, 2017 at Toyota Center. James Harden of the Rockets led the game in scoring with 38 points on 12 for 24 shooting. The…



Boys Division I: Roosevelt 54, James Logan 45

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:45:59 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Matt Mitchell's 24 points, 14 rebounds, five steals, and three-blocked shots delivered Roosevelt a 54-45 victory Friday over James Logan and the Boys Division I state championship.






NBA Capsules

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:42:07 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the Phoenix Suns 130-120 on Friday night.






Boys Division III: Mission 82, Villa Park 75

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:32:55 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Niamey Harris contributed 31 points, seven rebounds, six steals, four assists, and four blocked shots as Mission defeated Villa Park 82-75 in overtime to claim the Boys Division III state title.



Chiozza hits 3 at buzzer in OT, leads Florida past Wisconsin

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:28:49 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Chiozza went end to end and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Florida an 84-83 victory against Wisconsin on Friday night in the first overtime game of this NCAA Tournament.


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Stanford holds off Texas for 77-66 win in NCAA Sweet 16

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:25:18 -0500

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Stanford has become so accustomed to comebacks that the question wasn't whether it could overcome a halftime deficit to Texas, but how patient it would be in erasing it.


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Elite 8-bound: Kentucky beats UCLA 86-75 in South semifinal

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:27:41 -0500

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — De'Aaron Fox credits some sticky Kentucky defense for the Wildcats' latest berth in a regional final.


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Michael Porter Jr. changes plans, picks Mizzou

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:20:00 -0500

The nation's top-ranked basketball recruit coming home to Columbia to play for newly hired Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin.



NHL Capsules

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:20:10 -0500

PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.



Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA, headed to NBA

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:18:44 -0500

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA and headed to the next level.


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NCAA Tournament Capsules

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:13:08 -0500

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Cracknell gets 1st hat trick, Stars beat reeling Sharks 6-1

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:17:41 -0500

DALLAS (AP) — Adam Cracknell gave the Dallas Stars three goals from an unexpected source, while San Jose had more trouble getting goals from anybody.


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Blue Notes: Elliott, Allen likely to be opposing goalies

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:10:00 -0500

Brian Elliott and Jake Allen gave the Blues a solid 1-2 punch in goal the past two seasons, and it looks as if they’ll go head-to-head for the first time Saturday.


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Weekend sports on the air

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

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Nadal advances to start bid for 1st Key Biscayne

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:02:20 -0500

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Rafael Nadal's first fist pump Friday followed his second point in the Miami Open, when he kissed a forehand off the sideline to win a long rally.


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Molina sends message by celebrating in Puerto Rico before return to Cards

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Cardinals catcher, set to start at some point this weekend, asks U.S. outfielder Adam Jones for an apology -- as champs misread Puerto Rico's party.


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Division I Girls: Windward 53, McClatchy 41

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:57:49 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sophomore Charisma Osborne led Windward to a 53-41 victory over McClatchy with 26 points, five rebounds, four steals, and three blocked shots in the Girls Division I state title game.






McCowan's 26 helps Miss St top Washington 75-64

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:54:36 -0500

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It didn't matter that Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan had scored just six points through three quarters.


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Preview: Blues vs. Flames

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:40:00 -0500

It could be former goaltending partners Jake Allen and Brian Elliott battling each other for the first time.


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MLB notes: Tigers' J.D. Martinez to miss start of season

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:35:00 -0500

Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is expected to miss the beginning of the season with a right foot injury.


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Daily performances

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:30:36 -0500

Boys Basketball Best Performances from 3/24/2017SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)



Daily performances

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Girls Basketball Best Performances from 3/24/2017SCORING LEADERS (Min. Games Played)






Kentucky pulls away from UCLA; North Carolina tops Butler

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:20:00 -0500

MEMPHIS, Tenn. • De’Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 Friday night in a showdown between two of college basketball’s goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final.


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NHL roundup: Halak helps Islanders top Penguins

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:15:00 -0500

John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the host Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.


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Sports digest: U.S. routs Honduras in World Cup qualifying

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:10:00 -0500

Bruce Arena’s return as U.S. coach reignited American confidence, and his players responded with an emphatic rebound in World Cup qualifying Friday night in San Jose, Calif.


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Booker scores 70 in Boston, but Celtics outlast Suns 130-120

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:07:48 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker is only 20 and already has a place alongside Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and just a few others in NBA history.


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Johnson, Mickelson cruise to round of 16 in Match Play

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:05:00 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas • Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson showed the simple side to the World Golf Championship Match Play. For three straight days in warmth, wind or rain, they built early leads and never let anyone get close to them…


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Matter: A look at Mizzou's past top recruits

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:00:00 -0500

In 1970, John Brown was the first high-profile recruit to choose Missouri over a host of nationally prominent programs. More than four decades later, Michael Porter Jr. becomes the latest. In between, the Tigers have lured their share of celebrated…


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Florida stuns Wisconsin in OT; South Carolina reaches first Elite Eight

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:00:00 -0500

NEW YORK • Chris Chiozza went end to end and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Florida an 84-83 victory against Wisconsin on Friday night in the first overtime game of this NCAA Tournament.


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No. 1 seed Notre Dame routs Ohio State 99-76 in Sweet 16

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:55:46 -0500

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Notre Dame delivered on one promise by coach Muffet McGraw to look different without injured Brianna Turner, shifting from lobbing the ball inside to their star forward to throwing up perimeter shots with success.


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WBC provides playoff atmosphere Miami's Stanton craves

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:54:04 -0500

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — For slugger Giancarlo Stanton, the World Baseball Classic gave him a feeling he'd never experienced but wants to feel again in about six months.


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Kucherov tips in OT winner, Lightning beat Red Wings 2-1

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:48:25 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — Nikita Kucherov took the advice of Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper by shooting the puck more, and that has the Lightning hanging around the Eastern Conference playoff chase.


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Harden's 38 points lead Rockets over Pelicans 117-107

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:48:04 -0500

HOUSTON (AP) — After winning just 41 games in last year's disappointing season, the Houston Rockets acknowledged their 50th win on Friday night.


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Angels get 3 diving stops in 9th to complete no-hitter

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:43:25 -0500

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bud Norris and seven Angels relievers combined for quite a feat Friday night.



New Zealand beats Fiji 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:39:41 -0500

LAUTOKA, Fiji (AP) — New Zealand beat Fiji 2-0 on Lautoka Saturday to take a substantial early advantage in the home and away matches which make up the third stage of FIFA World Cup qualifying in the Oceania region.



Archbishop Wood overwhelms Meadville, claims 1st state crown

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:39:06 -0500

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — In total command from the opening tip on, Archbishop Wood captured its first state boys basketball championship in its first state tournament by wheeling past Meadville 73-40 in the PIAA Class 5A title game Friday night…



Streaking Bucks beat Hawks 100-97, position for postseason

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:41:58 -0500

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo isn't waiting for the playoffs to play with postseason intensity.


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Career nights for Saric, Long lift 76ers past Bulls, 117-107

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:35:37 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — With many of his fellow high draftees sidelined, Dario Saric has turned into the leader for whatever is left of the Philadelphia 76ers.


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Payton's triple-double helps Magic rout Pistons 115-87

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:26:58 -0500

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The late-season shift to a smaller and quicker lineup has seemed to benefit all of the remaining Orlando Magic players, especially Elfrid Payton.


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Ko misses just 2nd LPGA cut; Kerr shoots 69 to take Kia lead

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:26:44 -0500

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — A 10-foot putt stood between top-ranked Lydia Ko making the cut or getting a rare weekend off.



AP Source: Indians, Ramirez agree to contract extension

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:18:36 -0500

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Ramirez's breakout season was enough to convince the Cleveland Indians he's worth a long-term investment.


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Wizards jump out early, cruise to 129-108 victory over Nets

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:09:40 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — After waking up with a migraine headache on Friday, John Wall could at least go to bed knowing his Washington Wizards are back in the playoffs.


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Tavares helps Islanders get past Pens in shootout

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:09:39 -0500

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Embattled goaltender Jaroslav Halak is glad to be back and contributing to the New York Islanders' run to the playoffs.


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Berry scores 26 points and Carolina defeats Butler 92-80

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:10:14 -0500

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — North Carolina expects strong offensive performances from junior leaders Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II, but Luke Maye provided an unexpected bonus.


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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:11:02 -0500

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Howard, Dempsey, Cameron return under Arena vs Honduras

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:02:04 -0500

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Arena made key changes in his first starting lineup since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann as U.S. national team coach, starting goalkeeper Tim Howard, defenders Geoff Cameron and Jorge Villafana and midfielder Clint Dempsey in Friday…


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James to see eye doctor after 112-105 win over Hornets

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:01:35 -0500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James sat at his locker dabbing his right eye with a wet compress while having difficulty keeping it open.


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Jokic has 31 points, 17 rebounds, Nuggets top Pacers 125-117

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:49:58 -0500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Jokic did a little bit of everything to help the Denver Nuggets beat the Indiana Pacers.


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Final 4 court assembled in Arizona's NFL stadium

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:38:33 -0500

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Eight days before the competition begins, a shiny new basketball court has been laid in place for the Final Four.


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Booker scores 70 in Boston, but Celtics outlast Suns 130-120

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:32:00 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the Phoenix Suns 130-120 on Friday night.


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Chastain, MacMillan inducted into US Soccer Hall of Fame

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:28:40 -0500

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brandi Chastain looked at the assembled crowd in a tent under the rain and addressed former coach Tony DiCicco, who had just introduced her at the induction ceremony for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of…


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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:26:02 -0500

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Litzsinger comes up big twice to lift Summit past St. Joseph's

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:15:00 -0500

FRONTENAC • Even though she showed an air of confidence, Summit senior forward Mackenzie Litzsinger was anything but Friday afternoon.


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Lakers honor Shaq with high-flying statue outside arena

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:09:22 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Lakers honored Shaquille O'Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days outside Staples Center on Friday.


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Danica questions NASCAR discipline after no fine for Dillon

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:04:21 -0500

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — When NASCAR decided not to fine Austin Dillon for running Cole Custer into a wall last week in Phoenix, other drivers were left wondering how the sport decides who gets fined and who gets away with…


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Packers add free agent defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:59:14 -0500

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed free agent tackle Ricky Jean-Francois, adding depth to a defensive front depleted in the offseason.



Carrasco sharp in latest spring start for Tribe

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:02:06 -0500

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco took a step Friday toward being ready for his first regular season start.


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Boston University ousts North Dakota in NCAA hockey tourney

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:51:58 -0500

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Fighting Hawks celebrated what the defending NCAA men's hockey champions thought was an overtime win Friday at the West Regional semifinals. But the goal was not allowed and Boston University won in the…



Detroit's J.D. Martinez expected to miss 3-4 weeks

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:33:32 -0500

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is expected to miss the beginning of the season with a right foot injury.