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Boston Bruins defenseman Colin Miller (6) is chased by Toronto Maple Leafs center Brian Boyle (24) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 20, 2017, in Toronto. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP
TORONTO (AP) — Nazem Kadri called Monday’s game a “must-win” for the Maple Leafs if they were to have any hope of chasing down the Boston Bruins for third place in the Atlantic division. It took until the 58th minute before the Leafs pulled in front, Tyler Bozak scoring the go-ahead power-play...
Duke's Jayson Tatum (0) dunks against South Carolina during the first half in a second-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, March 19, 2017. AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Sindarius Thornwell had 24 points, Chris Silva scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and seventh-seeded South Carolina stunned No. 2 seed Duke 88-81 on Sunday night to advance to its first Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament’s expanded bracket. The Gamecocks (24-10)...
Boston Celtics' Gerald Green, right, goes up to shoot against Philadelphia 76ers' Nik Stauskas during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Philadelphia. AP Photo/Matt Slocum
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Save this performance for the highlight reel: Clutch shots. A raucous home crowd. The type of comeback that embodies a team’s toughness. Yes, it was a victory in a festive atmosphere worthy of a playoff bound team, though it was the so-so 76ers — not first-place Boston — that...
In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark is honored at halftime of an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons in San Francisco. Clark stands near the spot where he made a catch so famous it is referred to as "The Catch." Clark says he has Lou Gehrig's disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness. Clark announced Sunday, March 19, 2017. on Twitter that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that attacks cells
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dwight Clark revealed Sunday that he has Lou Gehrig’s disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness. Clark announced on Twitter that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that attacks cells that control muscles. The former San Francisco 49ers...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz exited Sunday’s start after two innings because of tightness in his left triceps, the latest setback for Boston’s staff in spring training. The Red Sox said Pomeranz, in competition for a spot in the rotation, was pulled against Minnesota as...
NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina and Notre Dame both survived upset bids in the second round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. The two No. 1 seeds may have trouble advancing much further because of knee injuries to key players. The Gamecocks rallied to beat Arizona State 71-68 without starting...
PHOENIX (AP) — Anna Nordqvist caught up with some college friends — and left everyone else behind on another hot afternoon at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. The 29-year-old former Arizona State player shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday to hold off fellow major champions Ariya Jutanugarn, Stacy Lewis...
Top executives from USA Hockey will meet representatives of the women’s national team to discuss a wage dispute that could lead to players boycotting the upcoming world championships. John Langel, a lawyer for the players, told The Associated Press on Sunday that they’ll meet with USA Hockey...
NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the hiring tells The Associated Press that the NFL is adding a second female official, Terri Valenti, to work as an instant replay official next season. Valenti will join Sarah Thomas, who has been a line judge since 2015. The person spoke on condition...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR on Wednesday declined to penalize Kyle Busch, Joey Logano or their crews for their post-race scuffle at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NASCAR said the sport was built on the kind of racing that Busch and Logano did on the final laps of Sunday’s race. The hard racing for...

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