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Messi faces FIFA action for insults in World Cup qualifier

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FIFA says it has opened a disciplinary case against Lionel Messi after TV pictures showed the Argentina forward verbally abusing a match official in a World Cup qualifying game against Chile. More>>

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Florida coach, Auburn player clash after softball game

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Florida softball coach Tim Walton was involved in an altercation with Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan after Walton gave Fagan a slight push during postgame handshakes. More>>

NFL owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas, so what now? Video included

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The Raiders will be moving to Las Vegas sometime in the not distant future, but Mark Davis' team is likely to belong to Oakland until 2020. More>>

Westbrook, Thunder top Mavs 92-91 with 14-0 finishing run

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Russell Westbrook hit a pull-up jumper with seven seconds left and the Oklahoma City Thunder erased a 13-point deficit in the final four minutes to beat the Dallas Mavericks 92-91. More>>

Leonard scores 25 as Spurs dismantle ailing Cavs, 103-74

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Kawhi Leonard scored 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the ailing Cleveland Cavaliers 103-74 in a showdown that turned into a major letdown for the defending NBA champions. More>>

No. 1 South Carolina follows men's team, reaches Final Four

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Kaela Davis scored 23 points and A'ja Wilson added 16 and top-seeded South Carolina held off No. 3 seed Florida State 71-64 in a furious finish to win the Stockton Regional. More>>

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely out to start season

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Outfielder Jorge Soler will likely begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game. Soler, acquired from the Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing over the weekend. More>>

Lack leaves on stretcher; Wings win in OT again

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Andreas Athanasiou crashed into Eddie Lack as he scored in overtime, giving the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 victory over Carolina on a play that left the Hurricanes goalie with a frightening injury. More>>

UConn, South Carolina, Miss State and Stanford in Final Four

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Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies have been on an unprecedented Final Four run, making it there for the 10th straight year this season. More>>

Federer rolls into fourth round at Miami Open

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Roger Federer had no trouble reaching the fourth round at the Miami Open, prevailing in straight sets over Juan Martin del Potro. More>>

After late goals broke Panama's hearts in 2013, US returns

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Looking for its second straight win under coach Bruce Arena, the U.S. returned to Panama, where stoppage-time goals four years ago eliminated the hosts from contention for their first World Cup berth. More>>

UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four

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Napheesa Collier scored 28 points and UConn beat Oregon 90-52 to advance to its 10th consecutive Final Four. More>>

Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team

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14 US senators write hockey leader over concerns about treatment of women's national team. More>>

Oakland fans: Raiders 'lost them forever' with Vegas vote Video included

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Oakland's mayor asks NFL owners to delay vote on proposed move by Raiders to Las Vegas. More>>

NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas Video included

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NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday. More>>

Agreement puts Jeanie Buss in control of Lakers for life

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A battle over control of the Los Angeles Lakers is over after an agreement was reached to have Jeanie Buss serve as controlling owner of the storied NBA franchise. More>>

Coaches: Carolina Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff

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Coaches for Oregon, South Carolina and Gonzaga concede Roy Williams and his North Carolina players have an advantage when it comes to knowing how to deal with the hot spotlight during Final Four week. More>>

New Indiana coach delivers all right words in introduction

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New Indiana coach Archie Miller intends to win the in-state recruiting battles and bring back a defense-first philosophy back to the tradition-rich program. More>>

Correction: Penn State-Abuse story

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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>>

Day wants to play Masters, depending on mother's prognosis

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Jason Day says he expects to travel to Augusta, Georgia on Friday and start practicing for the Masters. More>>

Plum unanimous choice as AP women's basketball All-American

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Kelsey Plum is a unanimous choice to The Associated Press women's basketball All-America team. More>>

Quad man: Nathan Chen, skater to beat at worlds in Helsinki

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Quadruple jumps give US champion Nathan Chen the edge entering worlds in Finland. More>>

Tipping Off: Second half of Final Four field to be decided Video included

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Half the women's Final Four field is complete after two thrilling games. More>>

After Match Play, can anyone beat Dustin Johnson?

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Dustin Johnson has been around long enough to realize he's not going to win every golf tournament he plays. More>>

Last-shot practice pays with Final Four for North Carolina

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Roy Williams still has not watched the tape of the 2016 national championship game and likely never will. More>>

TIPPING OFF: Final Four welcomes trio of 1st-time coaches Video included

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Gonzaga's Mark Few, Oregon's Dana Altman and South Carolina's Frank Martin are all first-time coaches at this year's Final Four. More>>

South Carolina: The surprise of the Final Four

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Gonzaga is in its first Final Four but the Zags had knocked on the door a few times. More>>

Ducks soar in 6-3 win over Rangers, returning Lundqvist

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Andrew Cogliano scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves and the Anaheim Ducks won their fourth straight game by defeating Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers 6-3. More>>

Thompson's second half sparks Warriors past Grizzlies 106-94

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Klay Thompson scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half and the Golden State Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter and beat the Memphis Grizzlies 106-94 on Sunday for their seventh straight win. More>>

William, Mississippi State women earn 1st Final Four berth

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Morgan William scored a career-high 41 points, and No. 2 seed Mississippi State upset top-seeded Baylor 94-85 in overtime to reach the Final Four for the first time. More>>

Stanford rallies, edges Notre Dame 76-75 to reach Final Four

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Alanna Smith's jumper with 23 seconds left capped Stanford's rally from a 16-point deficit in the second half, Erica McCall blocked a last-second shot and the Cardinal edged top-seeded Notre Dame 76-75 to reach its first Final Four since 2014. More>>

Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four

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Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left, and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to earn the Tar Heels' second straight trip to the Final Four and 20th all-time in Sunday's showdown of college basketball's elite in the South Regional. More>>

South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida 77-70

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Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday. More>>

US women's hockey players hoping for wage dispute resolution

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The U.S. women's hockey team remains hopeful it can resolve its ongoing dispute with USA Hockey in time to participate in the world championships. More>>

Johnson wins Match Play to sweep World Golf Championships

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Dustin Johnson became the first player to sweep the World Golf Championships with a dominant week that included more drama that he needed in the Dell Technologies Match Play. More>>

Raiders to Las Vegas should happen Monday with little delay Video included

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Barring an unforeseen obstacle, the Oakland Raiders seem certain to get approval Monday to relocate to Las Vegas. More>>

Carolina (North) your tour guide for this year's Final Four

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Consider North Carolina the tour guide at this year's Final Four. More>>

Mets' Matz has tender elbow, status for opening day in doubt

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New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt. Matz had been scheduled to throw Monday in a minor league game. More>>

The Latest: East vs. West set in Final Four next weekend

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Florida finished the first half with a 17-9 flourish to take a 40-33 lead at halftime against South Carolina in the East Regional final. More>>

Williams leads Rockets to easy 137-125 win over Thunder

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Lou Williams scored 31 points off the bench, James Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assists, and the Houston Rockets never trailed while cruising to a 137-125 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. More>>

Florida falls short for Final Four, but finds hope in White

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The first NCAA Tournament in which Florida's Mike White has ever coached provided plenty of hope for the future of Gators basketball in the post-Billy Donovan era. More>>

Germany, England, Poland stay on course in WCup qualifying

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Germany, England and Poland all took another step toward World Cup qualification but the Netherlands' failure to do the same cost national coach Danny Blind his job. More>>

Son of Indians GM blurts out Lindor contract info on radio

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The 6-year-old son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff spilled a little secret while appearing on the team's radio broadcast. More>>

Defoe scores on return for England in front of ill friend

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Jermain Defoe made a scoring return after more than three years out of the England team as the Group F leaders eased to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania in World Cup qualifying on Sunday. More>>

Danny Blind fired as coach of Dutch football team

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The Dutch football association has fired national coach Danny Blind. More>>

Alejandro Valverde wins Tour of Catalonia for 2nd time

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Alejandro Valverde of Spain won his second Tour of Catalonia on Sunday. More>>

Gonzaga's national title chance a breakthrough moment

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Gonzaga had great players go through Spokane, great teams that won year after year, laying the foundation for the program's big breakthrough this season. More>>

Top-seeded Jayhawks just can't shake their Elite Eight blues

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Kansas came up short again as a No. 1 seed in the Elite Eight. More>>

Oregon needs monumental upset to reach Final Four

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Oregon coach Kelly Graves planned a trip with his family in January to watch the men's Final Four next week. More>>

Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

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Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. More>>

Zags, Ducks give West Coast flair to Final Four in Phoenix

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Gonzaga and Oregon are giving the West Coast a reason to watch the Final Four for a change. More>>

Johnson, Rahm win to set up powerful title match

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Dustin Johnson finally held up his end of the bargain with an error-filled 1-up victory over Hideto Tanihara in the semifinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play. More>>

Play it back: Rematches to decide last 2 spots in Final Four

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The most entertaining college basketball game of the season came in December. More>>

Vettel breaks Ferrari's F1 drought with victory at Aussie GP

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Sebastian Vettel broke Ferrari's Formula One drought with a victory over the Mercedes team of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas on Sunday at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Ferrari hadn't won an F1 GP since Vettel's 2015 victory in Singapore. More>>

Stefan Kraft clinches WCup title with win in final event

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Stefan Kraft clinched his first overall ski jump World Cup title with a victory in the final event of the season on Sunday. More>>

Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

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Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. More>>

Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

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Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas' romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in nearly 80 years. More>>

Eye-popping: Wall, Wizards blow past LeBron, Cavs 127-115

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John Wall scored 37 points, Bradley Beal added 27 and the Washington Wizards downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-115 on Saturday night. More>>

The Latest: Big wins for West Coast in regional finals

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With fan favorite Arizona eliminated in the Sweet 16, there are plenty of empty seats at tip off for the West Regional final between top-seeded Gonzaga and No. 11 seed Xavier. 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>>

Ovechkin hits 30 goals, Winnik scores as Caps beat Coyotes

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Alex Ovechkin recorded his 30th goal of the season and Daniel Winnik scored two goals including the game-winner late in the third period as the Washington Capitals overcame listless stretches to beat the lowly Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Saturday night. More>>

Gonzaga players take unusual journeys to Final Four

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With three starters who transferred and two who were granted extra seasons of eligibility due to injuries, Gonzaga's starters took unusual journeys to the Final Four. More>>

Jones back with Orioles after winning World Baseball Classic

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Adam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field. More>>

Gonzaga beats Xavier 83-59 to reach first Final Four

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Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga's efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 to reach the Final Four for the first time. More>>

Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at 94

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A California man who made history when he made 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. More>>

Goggled LeBron playing against Wizards despite eye injury

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LeBron James will play in Saturday's game against Washington despite an eye injury. More>>

Clippers clinch playoff berth with 108-95 victory over Jazz

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Jamal Crawford scored 28 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 108-95 to clinch a playoff berth for the sixth straight year. 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>>

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>>

Improvement of freshman Fox leads Kentucky to Elite 8

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Kentucky coach John Calipari can point to a distinct difference from the first of the season that has contributed to freshman guard De'Aaron Fox's maturation into the Wildcats offensive leader in the postseason. More>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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 Video included

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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>>

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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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>>

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