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Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi bats against the New York Yankees in a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. AP Photo/John Raoux
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. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening day for...
In this Friday, March 10, 2017, file photo, South Carolina head coach Frank Martin yells at guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama at the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Long considered a football power, the Southeastern Conference is showing some basketball promise. The league has a chance to get three teams in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, with Kentucky, Florida and South Carolina playing in the Sweet 16 on F
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee’s Rick Barnes has coached in the Big East, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12. He’s made the NCAA Tournament nearly two dozen times and advanced to the Final Four. He’s been around. He’s seen it done a number of different ways. So Barnes has...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the godfather of the NBA’s modern player rest movement, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has long championed the importance of limiting the wear and tear on players’ bodies in order to prolong their careers and increase the chances of deep runs in the postseason....
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Put together the top 64 players available from the world ranking, have them play 112 matches over five days, and anything can happen. That’s the beauty of the Dell Technologies Match Play. Last year, Jason Day seemed to cruise at Austin Country Club, winning all seven of...
Referees and linesmen try to separate Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators players after the conclusion of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The Senators won 3-2. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — For the Ottawa Senators, snapping a four-game losing streak seemed almost secondary to the way they did it. The Senators appeared ready for a return to the playoffs, ending an untimely skid with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. “We wanted to see this as a...
In this April 21, 2014, file photo, Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon in Boston. Keflezighi said he'll hang up his racing shoes for good after running the April 17, 2017, Boston Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon in November. AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File
BOSTON (AP) — America’s premier marathoner is taking his victory lap. Meb Keflezighi says he’ll hang up his racing shoes for good after running next month’s Boston Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon in November. By then, he’ll have racked up 26 marathons and he’ll be 42. Considering...
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes (10) scores the game-winning basket against Villanova guard Mikal Bridges (25) with 11 seconds to play in the second half of a second-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. Wisconsin won, 65-62. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s win over defending national champion and overall No. 1 seed Villanova shook up office pools around the country, though the tested Badgers aren’t a typical No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Eleventh-seeded Xavier might be a surprise team in the regional...
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh never wanted to take games off as a player and would give anything to be playing right now. So he has a very simple perspective on the NBA’s rest-or-play debate . “If you can play,” Bosh said, “go out there and play.” Having the game taken away from him for what will...
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives during an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, March 20, 2017. The Celtics defeated the Wizards 110-102.  AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics got a bit of revenge against the Washington Wizards and also took control of the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Celtics to a 110-102...
NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon and Quinnipiac are crashing the Sweet 16. The two double-digit seeds joined a field of mostly top seeds in the women’s regional semifinals that will be played next weekend. It’s no shock that No. 1s UConn, Baylor, South Carolina and Notre Dame made it out of the first...

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