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Croatia beaten by Hungary in European qualifying, Wales wins

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — World Cup finalist Croatia slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Hungary on Sunday, continuing its shaky start to European Championship qualifying. In a group which looks up for grabs with four teams level on points, Wales began its campaign with a 1-0 win over Slovakia. Fresh off a narrow 2-1 win […]
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Third-seeded Syracuse goes for a second home sweep

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse lost its last home game during the regular season, a big disappointment for coach Quentin Hillsman and his seniors. But his Orange still finished high enough in the national rankings to land as a host for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, and those seniors now have a […]
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Georgia Tech announces death of DT Brandon Adams

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams has died at the age of 21. The school on Sunday announced Adams’ death. No cause was given. Adams had been going through offseason workouts and was preparing for the start of spring practice when he died on campus Saturday. He made his first three career […]
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Louisville tops Michigan 71-50 to reach women’s Sweet 16

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Asia Durr scored 24 points, including 12 in the first quarter to lead top-seeded Louisville past No. 8 Michigan 71-50 on Sunday in the second round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals (31-3) started fast and stayed in gear on the way to earning their third consecutive Sweet 16 berth. […]
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Clippers win fifth straight, beat Knicks 124-113

NEW YORK (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points to extend the best scoring streak of his career, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the New York Knicks 124-113 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory. Lou Williams had 29 points and fellow reserve Montrezl Harrell added 24 to provide their usual potent play off […]
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Verlander says Astros better situation than free agency

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander thinks the free-agent process is broken. Still, he says that’s not why he decided to sign a new deal with the Houston Astros rather than test the market. “I can’t see a better situation,” Verlander said Sunday after the Astros announced a three-year contract that added $66 […]
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Tennessee blows big lead, rallies for 83-77 OT win over Iowa

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA Tournament history Sunday, letting a 25-point lead slip away before two-time SEC player of the year Grant Williams scored 6 points in overtime for an 83-77 victory over Iowa. The Volunteers (31-5) made it back to the Sweet 16 for the first […]
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Holtby sharp as Capitals beat Flyers to end losing streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Braden Holtby made 35 saves to compensate for an inconsistent effort by his teammates, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Sunday afternoon to snap a two-game skid. Holtby was in late-season form and helped Washington kill off three of four Philadelphia power plays. That allowed the Capitals to […]
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Lewis, Flagler lift Presbyterian over Robert Morris in CIT

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Francois Lewis and freshman Adam Flagler scored 19 points apiece as Presbyterian beat Robert Morris 77-70 in the second round of the CIT on Sunday. JC Younger added 17 points for Presbyterian (20-15), which has the most wins in its Division I history. Lewis and Younger each made five 3-pointers […]
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Indians sign veteran infielder Brad Miller

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians have signed infielder Brad Miller to a major league contract. Miller was signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Feb. 27. He opted out of it on March 21 and signed with the Indians, who will start the season with second baseman Jason Kipnis and shortstop Francisco […]
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Giants acquire C Kratz from Brewers for depth behind Posey

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired veteran catcher Erik Kratz from the Brewers on Sunday, sending minor league infielder C.J. Hinojosa to Milwaukee. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi had wanted an experienced catcher to provide depth behind Buster Posey, who is back from right hip surgery that ended his 2018 […]
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Schedule helps Lightning keep focus after Presidents’ Trophy

While the bulk of contenders duke it out to secure playoff spots, the Tampa Bay Lightning sit comfortably atop the NHL with nothing left to play for. The Lightning clinched the Presidents’ Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs with nine games left in the regular season. With no blueprint for how to play hockey […]
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Barno of Kenya, Merachi of Ethiopia win Los Angeles Marathon

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Elisha Barno of Kenya passed countryman John Korir with 150 meters to go to win the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday for the closest finish in the race’s 34-year history. Ethiopia’s Askale Merachi won the women’s race and set a race record. Barno crossed the finish line in 2 hours, […]
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Bennett scores 1st-ever goal at new Tottenham stadium

LONDON (AP) — Spurs winger J’Neil Bennett scored the first-ever goal at Tottenham’s new stadium on Sunday. Tottenham played Southampton in an Under-18 game in the first official test event at the 62,000-seater arena. The opening of the stadium, built on the site of Tottenham’s White Hart Lane ground, had been repeatedly put back because […]
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Plenty of politics at play in Venezuela-Catalonia friendly

MADRID (AP) — There will be lots of politics to talk about when Venezuela takes on a Catalonia squad in a friendly soccer game in Spain on Monday. Venezuela has a coach who offered his resignation over the alleged political use of his national team, while Catalonia — the region in the middle of an […]
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Italian soccer federation signs deal with Chinese government

ROME (AP) — The Italian soccer federation has signed a wide-ranging memorandum with the Chinese government to promote soccer between the two countries. The deal foresees playing the Italian Super Cup or Italian Cup in China within the next three years. The Italian Super Cup — which pits the Serie A champion against the Italian […]
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Power to start from pole at inaugural IndyCar Classic

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Team Penske’s Will Power will start from pole position to lead the field into the inaugural IndyCar Classic at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas. Power has 35 career race wins and Sunday offers an extra $100,000 bonus if he can win from pole position, something he has done 16 […]
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Orioles DH Trumbo to start season on injured list

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo will start the season on the injured list. The 33-year-old Trumbo, who led the major leagues with 47 home runs in 2016, had surgery on his right knee last September. Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Sunday that Trumbo hasn’t played enough to be ready for […]
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Mikaela in Manhattan: Shiffrin scripts marvelous ski season

NEW YORK (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin generally whizzes past mountain gates at 80 mph. She had a much harder time maneuvering through the crowd at Macy’s. The 24-year-old skier arrived in Manhattan to celebrate the end of a record-setting season, which included an unprecedented 17 World Cup wins and her third straight overall title. Lindsey […]
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Logano to lead a gaggle of Fords at NASCAR’s shortest track

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Joey Logano leads two rows of Ford drivers to the green flag Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, the first stop at a short track in this young NASCAR season. Logano won at Martinsville last fall by bumping Martin Truex Jr. out of the lead in the final turn of the playoff race. […]
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Juventus sets record for women’s club game in Italy

TURIN, Italy (AP) — A week after the world record for the highest attendance at a women’s soccer club match was set, a league record in Italy was also broken. Juventus’ women’s team played for the first time at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday and a total of 39,027 people turned out to see the […]
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Mariners 2019 season preview mailbag: What to expect of Felix Hernandez?

The weekly Sunday mailbag returns for 2019 as Ryan Divish it kicks off with a question about what we can expect out of Felix Hernandez — as a player and a teammate — and much more.
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Our 2019 MLB predictions: Seattle Times staff picks AL West, pennant and World Series winners

The 2019 MLB season is upon us. Will the Phillies' offseason of "stupid money" pay off? Will the Red Sox repeat? Do the Astros continue to own the AL West? Ryan Divish, Larry Stone and Matt Calkins make their predictions.
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Scott Hend wins Maybank Championship in playoff

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Scott Hend of Australia closed with a 5-under 67, had to wait nearly two hours to see if it would be good enough, and then made a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win the Maybank Championship on Sunday. Hend was one shot ahead of overnight leader […]
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UW vs. North Carolina: Live updates, how to watch as Huskies battle top-seeded Tar Heels

After cruising through the Round of 64 against Utah State, Washington's next NCAA tournament challenger is No. 1 seed North Carolina. The Tar Heels have ousted UW before. Is this the year an upset is brewing? Follow here for live updates and more from Columbus.
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AP PHOTOS: Spanish Basque Ball players use hands to hit ball

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Their hands protected by layers of tightly bound tape, the players take turns swatting a small, hard ball at speeds that reach 115 kilometers (71.4 miles) per hour. They are playing a match of Pelota Vasca, or “Basque Ball,” a sport popular to its native Basque region that overlaps northern Spain […]
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Mariners need to turn page after emotional trip to Japan to realities of regular season

After winning twice in the Tokyo Dome and seeing Ichiro retire, the Mariners have to focus on the Red Sox, who come to town Thursday.
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Ronaldo is indirectly helping Italy’s national team

Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus isn’t just helping raise the profile of Serie A. It’s also helping Italy’s national team to recover from its failure to qualify for last year’s World Cup. Indirectly at least. Moise Kean, a 19-year-old reserve forward at Juventus, has gotten the chance to observe Ronaldo up close on a daily […]
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‘Drama queen?’ Teen Andreescu beats Kerber again at Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu beat Angelique Kerber for the second time in a week, and the result left hard feelings. Andreescu reached the fourth round of the Miami Open, winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in a match that ended early Sunday. Andreescu took a medical timeout after seven games to […]
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