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Ichiro gets the start in what could be his last MLB game

Ichiro Suzuki is in the starting lineup for the Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in what might be his last game in the majors            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Mariners, Ichiro, Ichiro Suzuki


Arizona State tops St. John’s, 1st NCAA win in 10 years

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Luguentz Dort overcame a hard foul and a leg injury, scored 21 points and led Arizona State to a long-awaited NCAA Tournament victory Wednesday night, 74-65 over St. John’s in the First Four. The 11th-seeded Sun Devils (23-10) will play Mid-American Conference champion Buffalo on Friday in the West Region, coming […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Ncaa, John, Buffalo, Ncaa Tournament, St John, Arizona State, Dayton Ohio, Sun Devils, Mid American Conference, West Region, Luguentz Dort


Hopkins leads Texas Southern past New Orleans 95-89 in OT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Justin Hopkins had a career-high 20 points as Texas Southern beat New Orleans 95-89 in overtime in the first round of the CIT on Wednesday night. Jeremy Combs had 19 points for Texas Southern (22-13). Devocio Butler added 15 points. Jalyn Patterson had 14 points for the road team. Butler hit […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, New Orleans, Hopkins, Texas Southern, CIT, Justin Hopkins, Jeremy Combs, Devocio Butler, Jalyn Patterson


Haley leads West Virginia over Grand Canyon 77-63 in CBI

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jermaine Haley had 24 points as West Virginia defeated Grand Canyon 77-63 in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational on Wednesday night. Lamont West had 11 points for West Virginia (15-20). Emmitt Matthews Jr. added 11 points. Chase Harler had 10 points for the home team. Oscar Frayer had […]
Tags: News, Sports, West Virginia, Cbi, Ap, Grand Canyon, Haley, MORGANTOWN W Va, Emmitt Matthews Jr, Lamont West, Oscar Frayer, Jermaine Haley, Chase Harler


Strus scores 33 to lift DePaul over Cent. Michigan 100-86

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Strus had 33 points as DePaul beat Central Michigan 100-86 in the College Basketball Invitational first round on Wednesday night. Eli Cain had 20 points for DePaul (16-15). Paul Reed added 17 points. Devin Gage had 14 points for the hosts. DePaul is undefeated (3-0) when scoring at least 100 points […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Michigan, Depaul, Paul Reed, Max Strus, Devin Gage, Eli Cain


Vasilevskiy makes 54 saves, Lightning beat Capitals in OT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game by beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Victor Hedman scored 3:01 into overtime to keep the Lightning rolling in their first game […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ap, Lightning, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Nikita Kucherov, Vasilevskiy, Victor Hedman, Andrei Vasilevskiy


Oklahoma City Thunder retire Nick Collison’s No. 4 jersey

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nick Collison’s No. 4 jersey was retired by the Oklahoma City Thunder during a ceremony before their game against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. It’s the first number the Thunder have retired since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City in 2008. The Seattle SuperSonics drafted Collison out of Kansas in […]
Tags: News, Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, Ap, Kansas, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City, Collison, Seattle SuperSonics, Nick Collison


Lightning edge Capitals 5-4 in overtime for 6th straight win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game, beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Victor Hedman scored 3:01 into overtime to keep the Lightning rolling in their first game since […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ap, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman, Andrei Vasilevskiy


Mitchell scores 30, Jazz pound Knicks 137-116

NEW YORK (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Rudy Gobert made all seven shots and added 18 points, and the Utah Jazz romped to their fifth straight lopsided victory by beating the New York Knicks 137-116 on Wednesday night. Joe Ingles made six 3-pointers and also scored 18, while Mitchell made five 3-pointers as […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, New York Knicks, Mitchell, Knicks, Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles, Donovan Mitchell


Raiders sign free agent cornerback Nevin Lawson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Nevin Lawson. Lawson joined the Raiders on Wednesday after spending the first five seasons of his career in Detroit. Lawson was a fourth-round pick by the Lions in 2014 and has played 63 games with 54 starts in his career. He has […]
Tags: News, Sports, Oakland Raiders, Raiders, Ap, Lions, Alameda Calif, Nevin Lawson, Nevin Lawson Lawson, Detroit Lawson


Miller leads TCU past Sam Houston St. 82-69 in NIT tourney

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — JD Miller had 15 points to lead six TCU players in double figures as the Horned Frogs beat Sam Houston State 82-69 in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday night. Desmond Bane and Alex Robinson added 13 points apiece for the Horned Frogs. RJ Nembhard chipped in 12 […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, TCU, Miller, Fort Worth Texas, Horned Frogs, Alex Robinson, Sam Houston St, Sam Houston State, Desmond Bane, Nembhard


Dragic scores 22 as Heat snap Spurs’ 9-game winning streak

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Goran Dragic had 22 points and the Miami Heat snapped the Spurs’ nine-game winning streak with a 110-105 victory Wednesday night, sending Dwyane Wade home a winner in his final game in San Antonio. Dion Waiters added 18 points and Josh Richardson had 15 for Miami, which has won three straight. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Spurs, Miami, San Antonio, Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic, Dragic, Josh Richardson, San Antonio Dion Waiters


Roby lifts Nebraska over Butler 80-76 in NIT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Isaiah Roby had a career-high 28 points as Nebraska edged past Butler 80-76 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night. James Palmer Jr. added 23 points for the Cornhuskers. Roby shot 9 for 12 from the floor and converted 9 of 10 foul shots. He added eight rebounds. Glynn Watson […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nebraska, Butler, Lincoln Neb, Roby, James Palmer Jr, Isaiah Roby, Cornhuskers Roby, Glynn Watson


Embiid, 76ers top Celtics for 6th straight victory

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the 76ers over the Boston Celtics for their sixth straight victory. Tobias Harris added 21 points for the 76ers, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Philadelphia, Boston Celtics, Celtics, Kyrie Irving, Tobias Harris, Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid


Arizona State beats St. John’s 74-65 in First Four

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Luguentz Dort overcame a hard foul and a leg injury, scored 21 points and led Arizona State to a long-awaited NCAA Tournament victory Wednesday night, 74-65 over St. John’s in the First Four. The 11th-seeded Sun Devils (23-10) will play Mid-American Conference champion Buffalo on Friday in the West Region, coming […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, John, Buffalo, Ncaa Tournament, St John, Arizona State, Dayton Ohio, Sun Devils, Mid American Conference, West Region, Luguentz Dort


Embiid gets 37 and 22 to lead 76ers past Celtics 118-115

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the streaking Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics 118-115 on Wednesday night. Tobias Harris added 21 points for the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Philadelphia, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Kyrie Irving, Tobias Harris, Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid, Embiid


Markkanen, Dunn lead Bulls over Wizards 126-120 in OT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had 32 points and 13 rebounds, Kris Dunn scored a season-high 26 — including eight in overtime — to go with 13 assists, and the short-handed Chicago Bulls beat the fading Washington Wizards 126-120 on Wednesday night. Markkanen nailed five 3-pointers, including a key shot beyond the arc in overtime. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Chicago Bulls, Wizards, Washington Wizards, Bulls, Kris Dunn, Markkanen, Lauri Markkanen, Markkanen Dunn


Collins lifts South Florida over Stony Brook 82-79 in OT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — David Collins had a career-high 31 points as South Florida edged past Stony Brook 82-79 in overtime in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational on Wednesday night. Alexis Yetna had 15 points for South Florida (20-13). Michael Durr added 13 points. Collins tied it at 66 with a minute […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Collins, South Florida, Tampa Fla, STONY BROOK, David Collins, Alexis Yetna, Michael Durr


Fournier, Gordon lead Magic to 119-96 rout over Pelicans

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 22 points and Aaron Gordon added 20 and the Orlando Magic routed the New Orleans Pelicans 119-96 on Wednesday night. Terrence Ross had 19 points and Nikola Vucevic added 15 points and 17 rebounds for Orlando, which won its third straight. New Orleans played without All-Star center Anthony […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, New Orleans, Magic, Orlando Magic, Anthony, Orlando, Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Fla, Terrence Ross, Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, Fournier Gordon


North Dakota State holds off NC Central 78-74 in First Four

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tyson Ward scored 23 points, and North Dakota State advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 64 with a 78-74 win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game on Wednesday night. Vinnie Shahid had 14 points, including a pair of foul shots with 8 seconds left to seal the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Ncaa, Dayton Ohio, North Dakota State, North Carolina Central, Tyson Ward, Vinnie Shahid


Sexton’s 25 leads Cavs over bruised Bucks missing Giannis

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Collin Sexton scored 25 points, Jordan Clarkson added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers delayed Milwaukee from clinching the Central Division on Wednesday night with a 107-102 win over the bruised Bucks, who were without superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Sexton made a 3-pointer with 1:42 left and dropped a driving layup one minute […]
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Sports, Ap, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland, Central Division, Jordan Clarkson, Giannis, Sexton, Collin Sexton, Giannis Antetokounmpo Sexton


Marshall scores 20 to lead Xavier past Toledo 78-64 in NIT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Naji Marshall had 20 points and 21 rebounds as Xavier beat Toledo 78-64 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night. Tyrique Jones had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for Xavier (19-15). Quentin Goodin added 11 points. Paul Scruggs had 10 points and six rebounds for the home team. After […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Toledo, Cincinnati, Marshall, Xavier, Quentin Goodin, Naji Marshall, Tyrique Jones, Paul Scruggs


USC pro day draws lower-profile class of prospects aiming to impress

Southern California running back Aca’Cedric Ware sprints during USC Pro Day, Wednesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Pro Day is intended to showcase talent to NFL scouts for the upcoming draft. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Southern California cornerback Iman Marshall runs through a sprint drill during USC Pro Day, Wednesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Pro Day is intended to showcase talent to NFL scouts for the upcoming draft. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Sound The gallery w...
Tags: California, Washington, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Indianapolis, Ap, Soccer, Seattle Seahawks, College sports, Ncaa, NFL Network, New York Jets, Usc, Southern California


Okolie scores 26 to carry Brown over UAB 83-78 in CBI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Obi Okolie had a career-high 26 points as Brown edged past UAB 83-78 in the College Basketball Invitational first round on Wednesday night. Joshua Howard had 15 points for Brown (20-11). Zach Hunsaker added 12 points. Chris Sullivan had 11 points for the home team. Lewis Sullivan had 19 points for […]
Tags: News, Sports, Cbi, Ap, Uab, Providence, Brown, Chris Sullivan, Joshua Howard, Lewis Sullivan, Obi Okolie, Zach Hunsaker


McDuffie scores 20 to lift Wichita St. over Furman in NIT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Markis McDuffie had 20 points as Wichita State topped Furman 76-70 in the first round of the NIT on Wednesday night. Jaime Echenique had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Wichita State (20-14). Erik Stevenson added 12 points and six rebounds. Asbjorn Midtgaard had 10 rebounds for the visitors. Matt Rafferty […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Greenville, McDuffie, Wichita State, Furman, Wichita St, Erik Stevenson, Matt Rafferty, Markis McDuffie, Jaime Echenique, Asbjorn Midtgaard


Aiken scores 18 to lift Harvard past Georgetown 71-68 in NIT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Aiken registered 18 points, including two free throws with 14 seconds left, as Harvard edged past Georgetown 71-68 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night. Robert Baker had 11 points for Harvard (19-11). Noah Kirkwood added 11 points and seven assists. Chris Lewis had 10 points for the visiting team. […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ap, Harvard, Chris Lewis, Georgetown, Aiken, Robert Baker, Bryce Aiken, Noah Kirkwood


Wilson scores 23 to lift Longwood over Southern Miss in CBI

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jaylon Wilson had 23 points as Longwood romped past Southern Miss 90-68 in the College Basketball Invitational first round on Wednesday night. Lorenzo Phillips had 19 points for Longwood (16-17). JaShaun Smith added 12 points. Damarion Geter had 11 points for the home team. Longwood posted a season-high 18 3-pointers. Gabe […]
Tags: News, Sports, Cbi, Ap, Wilson, Gabe, Longwood, Farmville Va, Damarion Geter, Jaylon Wilson, Lorenzo Phillips, JaShaun Smith


NHL's furthest south outdoor game will be in Cotton Bowl

NHL going south for its next Winter Classic when the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators play in Cotton Bowl Stadium            [Author: AP]
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NHL’s furthest south outdoor game will be in Cotton Bowl

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop tossed a football around at Cotton Bowl Stadium on the first day of spring while teammate John Klingberg played with a soccer ball. That historic football field will be covered by a sheet of ice and converted into a hockey rink for them to play their professional […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Dallas, NHL, Dallas Stars, Ben Bishop, John Klingberg, Cotton Bowl, Cotton Bowl Stadium


USD identifies Lamont Smith in admissions bribery scandal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The University of San Diego said former basketball coach Lamont Smith was the previously unnamed “varsity coach” alleged to have taken a kickback in what federal authorities called the largest college admissions cheating scam ever prosecuted in the United States. The private school said it was able to publicly identify Smith […]
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