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In this Friday, March 3, 2017, file photo, injured South Carolina center Alaina Coates ;ooks on during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia at the Southeastern Conference tournament in Greenville, S.C. Coates will miss NCAA Tournament with injury. ((AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's road to a possible return to the Final Four just got a little more difficult. Gamecocks forward Alaina Coates has been ruled out for the NCAA Tournament because of a right ankle sprain. The 6-foot-4 Coates has missed three of the past five games since first...
BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have signed free agent running back Rex Burkhead. The move was announced Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed. Burkhead, 26, comes from Cincinnati, where he has spent all four years of his NFL career since being drafted in the sixth round out of Nebraska in 2013. He...
Mitch Seavey, of Sterling, Alaska, runs towards the finish line under the Burled Arch, winning the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in Nome, Alaska, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Seavey won his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, becoming the fastest and oldest champion at age 57 and helping cement his family's position as mushing royalty. (AP Photo/Diana Haecker)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Mitch Seavey won his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, becoming the fastest and oldest champion at age 57 and helping cement his family's position as mushing royalty. The Seward, Alaska, musher brought his dogs off the frozen Bering Sea and onto Front Street...
Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo (25) and left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrate Marchand's second goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, March 13, 2017. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Brad Marchand relishes being the villain, especially in the city where he hoisted the Stanley Cup. The Bruins forward scored a hat trick in the third period, including the winning goal with under eight minutes left, and Boston beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on...
Here’s one thing millions of Americans can agree on: March Madness is fun, especially when there’s a little money on the line. So fun, in fact, that more people will fill out NCAA Tournament brackets this week than voted for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential...
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright delivers to the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 13, 2017, in Dunedin, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox had a good day on the mound. Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello threw five scoreless innings Monday in an intrasquad game, five days after being struck on the pitching hand by a batted ball. Also, David Price is making progress in his...
This March 4, 2017 file photo shows Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond fielding a ball during first inning at a spring baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz. Colorado Desmond will undergo surgery Wednesday, March 15, 2017. AP Photo/Chris Carlson
The Colorado Rockies now need a second plan for first base. Rockies newcomer Ian Desmond will have surgery on his broken left hand, the team said Monday without announcing a timetable for his return. Desmond was injured Sunday when he was hit by a pitch from Cincinnati righty Rookie Davis. The...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Teams chasing a college basketball title are contending with an unexpected wrinkle that’s making last-minute travel plans difficult — a fierce storm bearing down on the Northeast that’s expected to dump up to two feet of snow in some places and create blizzard-like conditions...
Boston Bruins' Frank Vatrano (72) and Philadelphia Flyers' Radko Gudas (3), battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, March 11, 2017. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — It was a low-percentage chance that might just help the Boston Bruins reach the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. It also could lead to the end of Philadelphia’s hopes. “Ninety-nine out of 100 it’s not going to go in,” Boston’s Drew Stafford said of his dump-in shot...
Kyle Busch (18) climbs out of his smoking car in pit lane at the end of the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The introduction of stage racing has so far provided the intended effect of spicing up the NASCAR Cup Series. But nothing beats a good old-fashioned brawl to get everyone buzzing. Martin Truex Jr. wasn’t immune. After taking advantage of Brad Keselowski’s mechanical issues to...

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