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Determining which conference has fared the best in March the last three years can be a heated discussion. An argument could be made for the Big 12, which has had the highest percentage of its members get into the NCAA Tournament during the three-year span. The conference only has 10 schools, yet...
Illinois head coach John Groce reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in the Big Ten tournament, Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Washington. Michigan won 75-55. AP Photo/Nick Wass
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Big Ten has stepped out of its comfort zone, leaving the familiarity of the Midwest for the busy streets of the nation’s capital. After alternating between Indianapolis and Chicago the previous 19 years, the Big Ten Tournament is making its debut this week a few blocks from...
There’s a scarcity of pitching in today’s fantasy game. Top-tier talent is less often returning on the investment of fantasy owners. An often overlooked, underappreciated statistic in finding fantasy return on investment (ROI) is innings pitched. Since 2014, only four starters have had three...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird are providing hope that the New York Yankees can compete for the playoffs even during a season in which they’re leaning toward a youth movement. The pair of 24-year old sluggers is putting up big numbers in exhibition games, both hitting well over ....
Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton leaps but cannot make a catch on a ball hit by Oakland Athletics' Stephen Vogt during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. AP Photo/Darron Cummings
Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray will begin the season on the disabled list with a lat strain and has been shut down from throwing for the next three weeks. A’s general manager David Forst said Thursday there’s no timetable for the right-hander beyond the preliminary stretch. It was a big blow...
NEW YORK (AP) — Half a mile away from where college basketball’s premiere conference tournament is being played, there are no signs that the Atlantic Coast Conference is in town. The Thai restaurants, bodegas and store-front day care centers on Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood...
In this Sept. 30, 2000, file photo, United States' Dawn Staley (5) and Nikki McCray, right, celebrate the USA's victory over Australia in the women's gold medal basketball game at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Two people with knowledge of the decision say Dawn Staley will be the next U.S. women's basketball Olympic coach. AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team turned to its past to find its next coach. Dawn Staley will coach the team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said two people with knowledge of the decision. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The signature event remains in Florida and most race teams call North Carolina home, but the nation’s gambling mecca is about to become NASCAR’s busiest market. This week’s announcement that Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host six races yearly in NASCAR’s top three circuits...
In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Houston Texans' Brock Osweiler (17) throws against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Houston. The Texans traded Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, March 9, 2017. AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File
Everyone expected a free agency flurry when the NFL’s year began on Thursday. Predicting what happened with Brock Osweiler was beyond anyone’s projections. One year after signing a four-year deal with Houston, then losing the starting job to Tom Savage late in the season before returning and...
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods won’t be at the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week and still doesn’t know when he will play again. Woods announced on his website Thursday night that ongoing rest and rehabilitation on his back will keep him away from Bay Hill and the tournament he has won...

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