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UConn advances to regional final with 86-71 win over UCLA

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Napheesa Collier had 27 points and 14 rebounds to help UConn beat UCLA 86-71, putting the Huskies in the Bridgeport Regional final. More>>

Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm advance to semifinals of Match Play

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Mickelson coasts to another victory to reach Match Play quarterfinals in Texas. More>>

Familiar foes South Carolina, Florida meet in East final

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There's no need for introductions in the East Regional final. More>>

Federer wins opening match at Key Biscayne against US teen

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Roger Federer beat 19-year-old American qualifier Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (2), 6-3 in his opening match at the Miami Open. More>>

Elite Eight-bound: Kentucky tops UCLA 86-75 behind Fox's 39

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De'Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Kentucky Wildcats beat UCLA 86-75 in a showdown between two of college basketball's goliaths for a spot in the South Regional final. More>>

Indiana hires Archie Miller as new coach

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Indiana has hired Archie Miller as its new coach. More>>

NBA bans Joakim Noah 20 games for drug violation

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Person with knowledge of situation to AP: NBA bans Knicks' Joakim Noah 20 games for drug violation. More>>

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

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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. More>>

Several women's players spurn worlds inquiry from USA Hockey

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Amid wage dispute, several women's players reject overtures to be replacements at hockey worlds. More>>

Narrow trail is the path to glory at US Alpine Championships

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Some of the nation's top skiers are swooshing down Sugarloaf's storied Narrow Gauge Trail during the U.S. Alpine Championships. More>>

Lewis Hamilton takes pole in record pace at F1 Australian GP

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Lewis Hamilton took pole position with the fastest lap ever at Albert Park and will start the season-opening Australian Grand Prix at the front of the grid. More>>

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

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Clint Dempsey scored his second international goal, 18-year-old phenom Christian Pulisic had one goal and set up three others, and the U.S. routed Honduras 6-0 to get right back in contention for an eighth straight World Cup berth. More>>

TIPPING OFF: Kansas, Gonzaga, Oregon, Xavier eye Final Four

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Kansas, Gonzaga, Oregon and Xavier will get the chance to earn the first tickets to the Final Four on Saturday. More>>

Anything can happen, but favorites sure are playing like it

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Remember when any ol' team could come from nowhere and make the Final Four. More>>

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

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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. More>>

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

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The Southeastern Conference, the league best known for winning national titles in football, has the most teams still alive and playing for a trip to the Final Four. More>>

Warriors win sixth straight, beat Kings 114-100

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Stephen Curry had 27 points, seven rebounds and a season-high 12 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings 114-100. More>>

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

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Chris Chiozza went end to end and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Florida an 84-83 victory against Wisconsin in the first overtime game of this NCAA Tournament. More>>

The Latest: Chiozza's 3 gives SEC an Elite Eight trio

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NCAA Tournament fans who filled out second chance brackets on ESPN are backing Wisconsin for a Final Four bid more than any other team in the East Region. More>>

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

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Star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball says he's one and done at UCLA and headed to the next level. More>>

Nadal advances to start bid for 1st Key Biscayne

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Vesnina makes quick exit at Miami Open, losing to wild card days after winning Indian Wells. More>>

South Carolina beats Baylor 70-50 to advance to Elite Eight

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Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina cruised past third-seeded Baylor 70-50 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals, the Bears' worst NCAA Tournament loss. More>>

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

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Top-ranked Lydia Ko missed the cut for just the second time in 91 LPGA Tour starts when she bogeyed two of her final three holes Friday at the Kia Classic. More>>

Berry scores 26 points and Carolina defeats Butler 92-80

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Joel Berry II scored 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 as top-seeded North Carolina moved to the Elite Eight with a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA South Region on Friday night. More>>

Royal Returns: KC's Duffy, Perez back in Cactus League

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Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training. More>>

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

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LeBron James had 32 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from their worst defensive outing of the season with a 112-105 win over the Charlotte Hornets. More>>

Lakers honor Shaq with high-flying statue outside arena

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The Lakers have 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. More>>

Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandal

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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier has been found guilty of one count of child endangerment over his handling of a child sex abuse complaint against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. More>>

Dale Jr prepares for 600th race after creating own legacy

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join an exclusive club this weekend when he runs his 600th NASCAR race. More>>

Gonzaga and Xavier ready for Final Four breakthrough

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Gonzaga's Few, Xavier's Mack have their programs on the cusp of first Final Four. More>>

Jimmie Johnson to start from back after crashing at Fontana

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Jimmie Johnson plans to start from the back when he defends his Fontana title after a spin during practice wrecked his primary car. More>>

Oakland makes last-ditch effort to keep Raiders from Vegas

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With the Raiders gazing at Las Vegas and sticking one foot out the door, Oakland is making a last-minute plea to hang on to them. More>>

Final 4 court assembled in Arizona's NFL stadium

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The court that will be used for the Final Four has been laid in place at University of Phoenix Stadium, the home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals. More>>

Oklahoma State promotes assistant Boynton to head coach

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Oklahoma State has promoted assistant Mike Boynton to head coach less than a week after coach Brad Underwood left for Illinois. More>>

A day of dominance and survival at Match Play

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Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson had another easy time and advanced to the knockout stage of the Dell Technologies Match Play. Bill Haas delivered another great escape in the longest day at Austin Country Club. More>>

University of Minnesota to review handling of assault case

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The University of Minnesota has ordered a review of how it handled allegations of sexual assault involving football players last fall. More>>

The Latest: Dustin Johnson powers way into round of 16

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Bill Haas provided another reminder to never count him out when he's in a hazard. More>>

Xavier overcame worst slump in 35 years to reach Elite Eight

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The Slump: Xavier overcame its worst losing streak in 35 years to reach the Elite Eight. More>>

BASEBALL 2017: Key dates for the upcoming season

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The World Series champion Chicago Cubs visit the St. Louis Cardinals on opening day. More>>

BASEBALL 2017: Benintendi, Swanson among top rookies

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi and Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson are two of baseball's top rookies heading into the season. More>>

Panthers GM not second guessing playing injured Cam Newton

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Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman isn't second-guessing the team's decision to allow quarterback Cam Newton to continue to play last season despite a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder. More>>

The Cubs curbed their curse _ who's next to douse a drought?

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The Chicago Cubs ended baseball's longest curse when they won the World Series last year. More>>

Bettman: Concessions needed for NHL to go to Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee and hockey's governing body will have to make concessions if the NHL is going to send the world's best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year. More>>

Correction: NCAA-Xavier-Arizona story

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Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. More>>

US star Lloyd quick to make her mark at Manchester City

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U.S. captain Carli Lloyd did not need long to make an impact in the Women's Champions League with Manchester City. More>>

Avalanche, Senators to play 2 regular-season games in Sweden

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The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will play two games in Sweden next season, the NHL's first regular-season games in Europe since 2011. More>>

Only way to fly: Caldwell will win or lose with triples

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Ashley Caldwell's risky triples will either help her earn a trip to the Olympics or keep her home. More>>

Mickelson off to good start at Match Play in Texas

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Mickelson off to strong start in bid to get beyond 3rd round of Match Play. More>>

Surging Heat have playoffs in sight after dreadful start

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No team in NBA history has gone from 11-30 to the playoffs, and the Miami Heat are hoping to change that. More>>

A short week for McIlroy on long road to Masters

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ON THE TEE: Rory McIlroy eliminated early and faces decision whether to play Houston. More>>

Tipping Off: Baylor women hope for better luck in OKC

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Oklahoma City hasn't been too kind to Baylor the last few years in the women's NCAA Tournament. More>>

High-flying Jayhawks present question: Can they be stopped?

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Kansas has rolled to three NCAA Tournament wins by an average of 30 points, blowing out Purdue in the Midwest Regional semifinals on Thursday night. More>>

TIPPING OFF: Point guard battle part of Kentucky-UCLA allure

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The point guard battle between UCLA's Lonzo Ball and Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox is a big part of the allure for the South Region semifinal matchup. More>>

Bye, Michigan _ time for new lovable underdogs Xavier, SC

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Michigan's ouster from the NCAA Tournament makes room for a new lovable underdog to step up. More>>

More races, more friction in the future for F1

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The new owners of Formula One are planning to have more races and a greater presence in North America, and wouldn't mind revving up the ratings with some extra friction among drivers. More>>

The Latest: Arizona's loss means three 2-seeds are out

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Las Vegas casinos are favoring North Carolina as the NCAA Tournament resets to a 16-team field. More>>

Top-seeded Gonzaga survives for 61-58 win over West Virginia

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Jordan Mathews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to play and top-seeded Gonzaga survived a rough shooting night for both teams to beat No. 4 seed West Virginia 61-58 to advance to the West Regional final. More>>

Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers

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Leaders Brazil were not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo and trashed second place Uruguay 4-1 in South America's World Cup qualifying group after 13 matches. More>>

No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue 98-66 to reach Elite Eight

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Player of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seeded Jayhawks soared to a 98-66 blowout of No. 4 seed Purdue on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals. More>>

Ducks end Michigan's run with 69-68 victory, head to Elite 8

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Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon ended No. 7 Michigan's dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal. More>>

Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers

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Leaders Brazil were not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo and trashed second place Uruguay 4-1 in South America's World Cup qualifying group after 13 matches. More>>

Big wind and wild outcomes at Match Play

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Soren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren won their groups in the Dell Technologies Match Play, one round before group play is even finished. More>>

With fans freaking out, Arena hopes to start US rebound

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With fans freaking out after a pair of losses in World Cup, Bruce Arena coaches his first competitive international match in nearly 11 years as the Americans hope to start their rebound against Honduras. More>>

USA Hockey begins contacting potential women's replacements

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USA Hockey says it will begin reaching out to potential replacement players in case the women's national team boycotts the upcoming world championships over an ongoing wage dispute. More>>

NCAA dismisses Louisville's response in sex scandal case

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The NCAA is standing by its allegations against Louisville's men's basketball program and Rick Pitino, saying the coach failed to notice "red flags" in a former staffer's activities that led to violations following a sex scandal. More>>

NHL asked for decision on Olympics by end of April

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The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation says he needs to know by the end of April whether NHL players will be allowed to play in the Olympics next year in South Korea. More>>

The Latest: Kjeldsen advances, McIlroy eliminated

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Rory McIlroy has never had a stranger week at the Match Play. More>>

Memphis' not-so-favorite son Calipari returns for Sweet 16

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John Calipari knows people in Memphis remain upset with how he abandoned the Tigers to take the Kentucky job. More>>

Georgetown fires John Thompson III after another losing year

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Georgetown has fired men's basketball coach John Thompson III after two consecutive losing seasons at the program his father led to a national championship. More>>

Brady's Super Bowl jerseys returned to New England Patriots

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Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots. More>>

NCAA set to pick title sites, could leave North Carolina out

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The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn't changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time. More>>

Not what was expected in East Regional semifinals

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The folks at Madison Square Garden were drooling at the thought of a Duke-Villanova regional final. More>>

Arkansas reconsiders letting guns in stadiums, arenas

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Arkansas lawmakers are considering exempting college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed. More>>

Washington's high-scoring Plum leaves opponents befuddled

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Washington guard Kelsey Plum has always stayed a step ahead of the competition. More>>

Texas appeals court overturns ex-Baylor player's conviction

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An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Baylor football player whose sexual assault case added to a scandal that engulfed the nation's largest Baptist school. More>>

NFL owners mull cut of regular-season overtime to 10 minutes

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NFL owners to consider cut of regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10. More>>

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82

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Dallas Green, the tough-talking manager who guided the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship, has died. More>>

McIlroy, Spieth facing elimination at Match Play

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Elimination day could loom for McIlroy, Spieth at Match Play in Texas. More>>

Kristi Yamaguchi tweets 'break a leg' to Nancy Kerrigan

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A good luck tweet from Kristi Yamaguchi to former Olympic figure skating teammate Nancy Kerrigan is drawing online attention. More>>

US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behind dominant Stroman Video included

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Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. More>>

Tipping Off: Michigan talked Super Bowl on way to Sweet 16

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When Michigan was slumping earlier in the season, the coach started thinking Super Bowl, not Final Four. More>>

Chris Wondolowski thankful for call-up to national team

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Chris Wondolowski didn't have to travel far when he got the call up to the U.S. national team ahead of two key World Cup qualifiers. More>>

Miller and Mack still close after time together at Xavier

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Arizona coach Sean Miller and Xavier coach Chris Mack take strong connection in Sweet 16 showdown. More>>

Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery

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ON THE TEE: Jason Day is physically fine, emotionally a wreck as his mother battles lung cancer. More>>

Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones faces 3 misdemeanor charges

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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but no longer is charged with a felony. More>>

Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll past 76ers

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Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. More>>

Mickelson says he won't be called as witness in trial

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Golfer Phil Mickelson says he won't be called as a witness in a federal insider trading criminal trial. More>>

A rough, emotional day for top seeds at Match Play

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Defending champion Jason Day lasted only six holes at the Match Play until a heavy heart forced an early departure. More>>

Iguana causes a racket at Miami Open for several minutes

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An iguana caused quite a racket during a professional tennis match at the Miami Open. More>>

USA Hockey postpones women's training camp amid wage dispute

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As expected, USA Hockey has postponed the start of the women's national team's world championship training camp amid an ongoing wage dispute. More>>

The Latest: Dustin Johnson has no problem in opening match

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Rory McIlroy faces a tough road if he wants to advance out of his group in the Dell Technologies Match Play. More>>

Serial numbers, game photos may help verify Brady jerseys

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How will authorities authenticate Brady's stolen jerseys? Customizations, game photos and serial numbers might be clues. More>>

Day leaves Match Play as mother battles lung cancer

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Defending champion Jason Day tearfully withdrew from the Dell Technologies Match Play after six holes to be with his mother when she has lung cancer surgery. More>>

Ex-Penn St official: 'I should have done more' in abuse case

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The criminal trial of Penn State's former president on felony child endangerment charges is set to resume, with two of his former top lieutenants among those who could take the stand. More>>

At 0-2, Americans understand stakes in World Cup qualifying

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Michael Bradley sees no reason to keep harping on that 4-0 loss at Costa Rica four months ago. More>>

Robin Lopez, Serge Ibaka get 1-game suspensions for fighting

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Chicago's Robin Lopez and Toronto's Serge Ibaka have both been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for fighting. More>>

Kansas, Purdue plan to make for a stylish Sweet 16 matchup

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Kansas brings speed and shooting to its Midwest Regional semifinal against Purdue, while the Boilermakers plan to counter with size and strength. More>>

UFC star McGregor's fine for Vegas pre-bout fracas reduced

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Nevada athletic officials have significantly reduced the fine they imposed on UFC star Conor McGregor following a profanity-laced, bottle-throwing fracas with a rival during a pre-fight news conference in August in Las Vegas. More>>

NFL looking to speed up games via officiating and breaks

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The NFL is making plans to speed up the pace of games, including changing how video replays are handled and using a time clock for extra points. More>>

Barry Bonds joins Giants at camp to coach minor leaguers

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Barry Bonds is back in spring training camp with the San Francisco Giants, set to spend a week working on hitting with the team's minor leaguers. More>>

Michigan State: Doctor sexually assaulted teen gymnast

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A Michigan State University investigation has concluded that a sports doctor sexually assaulted a teen gymnast during treatments for back pain in 2000. More>>

Xavier looks for another upset against Arizona

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No. 11 seed Xavier meets one of the hottest teams in the bracket, facing No. 3 seed Arizona in West Region semifinals. More>>

Sweet 16 guide: Top NCAA matchups, players and story lines

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The NCAA Tournament's first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great basketball. More>>

Duke's Jayson Tatum declares for NBA draft after 1 season

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Jayson Tatum is leaving Duke after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft. More>>

Preliminary approval given to $208.7 million NCAA settlement

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About 40,000 college football and basketball players won't have submit a claim form to receive a portion of the $208.7 million the NCAA will pay to settle a federal class-action lawsuit. More>>

South Carolina's Thornwell gets time to shine in tournament

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Sindarius Thornwell has been the foundation of the South Carolina men's basketball program and is now getting his moment to shine on the national stage in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

'Stupid' NHL divisional playoff format is drawing criticism

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The NHL's divisional playoff format is drawing criticism because two of the top three teams in the league could meet in the first round. More>>

Kaepernick donates $50K to Meals on Wheels after Trump swipe

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Meals on Wheels has confirmed a $50,000 donation from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. More>>

Oklahoma QB Mayfield faces uncertainty after arrest

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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is trying his best to move on from his arrest in Arkansas last month. More>>

Puerto Rico in scarce supply of hair dye amid baseball fever

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Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair as a bonding ritual ahead of the World Baseball Classic. More>>

SEC Rises: Football league has 3 teams vying for Elite Eight

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Long considered a football power, the Southeastern Conference is showing some basketball promise. More>>

Russia says 3 disqualified from 2012 Olympics for doping

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Russian officials say three of the country's athletes have been disqualified from the 2012 Olympics after failing doping retests. More>>

US edges Japan 2-1, advances to WBC championship game Video included

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Brandon Crawford scored the tiebreaking run when Nobuhiro Matsuda bobbled Adam Jones' grounder to third in the eighth inning, and the United States reached the championship game of the World Baseball Classic for the first time by beating Japan 2-1. More>>

Match Play in Texas, and the LPGA gears up for a major

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It's going to be a wild week at Match Play with Dustin Johnson going for a sweep of the four World Golf Championships in golf's most unpredictable format. More>>

Spring flings: 6 intriguing quarterback competitions

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College football can be broken up into two types of teams during spring football: Those with quarterback competitions, and those without. More>>

Yankees SS Didi Gregorius out 6 weeks; Bonds rejoins Giants

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic. More>>

Warriors get 28th road win with 112-87 win over Mavs

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Klay Thompson had 23 points with five 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-87 on Tuesday night. More>>

Crosby loses teeth, Penguins clinch playoff berth vs Sabres

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Sidney Crosby scored a highlight-reel goal and lost a pair of front teeth in helping the Pittsburgh Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth with a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. More>>

Ovechkin shines as Caps snap Elliott's streak, beat Flames

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Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists, T.J. Oshie scored his 30th of the season and the NHL-leading Washington Capitals beat the surging Calgary Flames 4-2. More>>

Back to the future: US World Cup veterans reunite with Arena

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Like old times: Beasley, Demspey, Howard reunite with US coach for World Cup qualifying. More>>

Jerry Krause, Bulls' GM during 1990s dynasty, dies at 77

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Former Chicago Bulls executive Jerry Krause has died at the age of 77. More>>

Bonds rejoins Giants as special adviser, calls team 'family'

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Bonds coming back to Giants as special adviser; home run king says team will always be 'family'. More>>

Prosecutor: Not reporting Jerry Sandusky let evil 'run wild'

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Prosecutors preparing to lay out their case against Penn State's former president say two of his ex-top lieutenants are among those who could take the stand. More>>

Injured Yanks shortstop Gregorius expected to miss 1st month

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season because of a strained right shoulder. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Gregorius will likely be sidelined for six weeks. More>>

Johnson going for a World Golf Championships sweep

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Dustin Johnson is one victory away from something not even Tiger Woods has accomplished: a sweep of the four World Golf Championships. More>>

Jayhawks fans divided over on-court success, off-court woes

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Legal problems that have followed Kansas all season have caused a divide among fans during the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Vegas casino owner eyes $1M March Madness win from rival

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A bet between two Las Vegas casino owners will cost one of them $1 million if Michigan wins the NCAA mens' basketball tournament. More>>

Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

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The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats. More>>

Panthers QB Newton to have shoulder surgery, will miss OTAs

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will undergo surgery at the end of this month to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder. More>>

Tar Heels QB Mitch Trubisky draws crowd at UNC pro workouts

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North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky drew a bigger-than-usual crowd to the Tar Heels' annual pro day. More>>

Ex-Dean Foods chair describes giving secrets to pro gambler

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The former chairman of Dean Foods has told a New York jury that he fed secrets about the company to a professional gambler for years. More>>

Paris Olympic bid team tells IOC it doesn't want 2028 Games

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The Paris bid team is fine with an unprecedented double vote on Olympic hosts as long as the French capital is awarded the 2024 Games. More>>

Notre Dame loses top scorer Brianna Turner to knee injury

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Notre Dame junior forward Brianna Turner will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, a major blow to the NCAA Tournament hopes of the top-seeded Fighting Irish. More>>

Star witness in Aaron Hernandez trial is grilled by defense

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A lawyer for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has aggressively questioned the prosecution's star witness against Hernandez in his double-murder trial. More>>

Oregon and Quinnipiac crash women's Sweet 16 field

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Oregon and Quinnipiac are crashing the women's Sweet 16. More>>

Labs extend purebred dog popularity record; Rottweilers rise

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Labrador retrievers have extended their record run as America's most popular dog breed. More>>

Ex-MMA fighter guilty of 29 felonies in kidnap, beating case

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A Las Vegas jury has convicted a former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine of kidnapping, beating and sexually assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend. More>>

Puerto Rico edges Netherlands 4-3 in 11 to reach WBC final

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Eddie Rosario's sacrifice fly drove in Carlos Correa with the winning run in the 11th inning, giving Puerto Rico a 4-3 victory over the Netherlands and a berth in the World Baseball Classic championship game. More>>

Yankees shortstop Gregorius hurts shoulder, return uncertain

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi hasn't put on a timetable on a return. More>>

Trump rips NFL QB Kaepernick during speech in Kentucky

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President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at a campaign-style rally in Louisville, Kentucky. More>>

'If you can play, play': Chris Bosh speaks on rest debate

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Chris Bosh speaks to The Associated Press about the rest-or-play debate and how he's coping while not playing this season. More>>

Three No. 1 seeds, endless optimism among Sweet 16 teams

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The 16-team field left in the NCAA Tournament features three No. 1 seeds and endless optimism. More>>

Harden hits layup with 2.4 seconds left to lift Rockets

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James Harden drove the length of the floor for a layup with 2.4 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets over the Denver Nuggets 125-124. More>>

3 Minnesota footballers cleared by school in assault case

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Three Minnesota football players were cleared of sexual harassment allegations while another's punishment was upheld in the final round of appeals at the school. More>>

Curry shoves, Thompson shoots and Warriors roll Thunder

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Klay Thompson scored 34 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-95 in a heated matchup filled with trash talking, physical play and technical fouls. More>>

Long shots: Quinnipiac beats Miami 85-78 for Sweet 16 berth

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Morgan Manz scored 22 points and made six 3-pointers, Aryn McClure added 15 and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac is headed to the Sweet 16, stunning fourth-seeded Miami 85-78 in a second-round NCAA Tournament game. More>>

Silver tells NBA team owners to take note of rest issue

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has sent a memo to the league's board of governors, calling the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games "an extremely significant issue for our league.". More>>

Back from injury, Thomas scores 25 as Celtics top Wizards

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Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. More>>

Tim Howard always stayed optimistic he'd be healthy for US

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Veteran U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard always remained optimistic his right leg would be healthy enough to allow him to rejoin the Americans for World Cup qualifying after November surgery. More>>

Nurse hits 9 3-pointers to lead UConn over Syracuse 94-64

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Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over Syracuse in a second-round rematch of last year's national championship game. More>>

Warriors' Stephen Curry involved in skirmish with Thunder

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Stephen Curry exchanged shoves with Oklahoma City's Semaj Christon just before halftime Monday night, and both were issued technical fouls. More>>

Spieth looking forward to get through this Masters

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Two weeks before the Masters begins, Jordan Spieth said he will look forward to it being over. More>>

Jets sign veteran QB Josh McCown to 1-year deal

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The New York Jets have signed veteran free-agent quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year deal. More>>

Women's players call negotiations with USA Hockey productive

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The U.S. women's national team says discussions with USA Hockey over an ongoing wage dispute were productive and will continue this week. More>>

Witness: Ex-NFL star shot men after drink spilled at club

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A key witness against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has told the jury at his double-murder trial that Hernandez opened fire on a car because he believed two men inside had taunted him at a Boston nightclub. More>>

Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

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Mystery solved: Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey found in possession of international media member. More>>

2 ex-officials set to testify against ex-Penn State leader

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Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of Penn State's former president on charges that his response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal put children at risk. More>>

Tim Tebow heading to Mets' Class A team: Columbia Fireflies

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Two-time Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will start his pro baseball season with the New York Mets' Class A franchise in Columbia, South Carolina. More>>

Bellator hits New York with big pay-per-view show June 24

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Bellator is stepping up to Madison Square Garden and back onto pay-per-view. More>>

Angelique Kerber retakes No. 1 ranking from Serena Williams

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Angelique Kerber is back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, retaking the top spot from Serena Williams. More>>

Yankees' Gregorius has injured shoulder, return uncertain

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. More>>

Spike Lee calls lack of suitors for Colin Kaepernick 'fishy'

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Spike Lee says it's "fishy" that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains an NFL free agent. More>>

Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers battling dementia

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Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Chicago Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. More>>

Shaq latest in the NBA community to join flat-Earth belief

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Count Shaquille O'Neal among the roster of NBA personalities who believe the Earth is flat. More>>

Federer on 'dream start' after winning Indian Wells title

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Elena Vesnina defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open in an all-Russian final. More>>

Wawrinka calls laughing Federer expletive on court

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Roger Federer has a reputation as one of the nicest pro athletes among his fellow tennis players and fans, but that didn't stop Stan Wawrinka from using an expletive post-match. More>>

3 NRL clubs face fines for concussion protocol breaches

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Three clubs face $270,000 (350,000 Australian dollars) in fines for alleged breaches of the National Rugby League's concussion protocols in what could be the heaviest sanctions the competition's governing body has ever imposed for such infringements. More>>

Key injuries could derail South Carolina, Notre Dame women

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South Carolina and Notre Dame both survived upset bids in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament. More>>

It's been a season of coaching stability, rare for the NBA

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Not a single coach has been let go since this season started, and that's a true rarity for the NBA. More>>

Tipping Off: On to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament

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It's on to the weekend that many consider the defining mark of a season. More>>

NCAA Tournament picks up steam just before Sweet 16

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In need of a jolt after three so-so days, the NCAA Tournament got it with a scintillating Sunday of high-level basketball. More>>

Kyrie gets 46, but Cavaliers barely beat Lakers, 125-120

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Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers had to rally from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to edge the last-place Los Angeles Lakers, 125-120. More>>

Anna Nordqvist wins Founders Cup in college homecoming

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Anna Nordqvist won the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, shooting a 4-under 68 to hold off fellow major champions Ariya Jutanugarn, Stacy Lewis and In Gee Chun by two strokes. More>>

Marlins 3B Prado likely to miss opener with hamstring injury

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Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic. Marlins manager Don Mattingly already has ruled out Prado playing in any exhibition games. More>>

Confederate flag flies next to NCAA arena in South Carolina

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Protesters fly Confederate flag from parking garage next to NCAA arena in South Carolina. More>>

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