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LSU's Tremont Waters, left, goes to the basket past Maryland's Darryl Morsell (11) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
March 23, 2019 - 9:12 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a banking layup with 1.6 seconds remaining to give third-seeded LSU a 69-67 victory over sixth-seeded Maryland in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. Maryland's Eric Ayala got off a final shot from...
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March 23, 2019 - 9:07 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara each had a goal and an assist help the Boston Bruins clinch a playoff berth with a 7-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. Steve Kampfer, Karson Kuhlman and Noel Acciari also scored, and Danton Heinen...
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Michigan guard Jordan Poole (2) celebrates with teammates at the end of a second round men's college basketball game against Florida in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. Michigan won 64-49. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 23, 2019 - 7:36 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away for a 64-49 win over Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. Jordan Poole scored 19 points and took charge of the game in the final seven minutes to help the Wolverines...
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Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett (3) leaves the baseball game with the help of manager David Bell, right, and head athletic trainer Steve Baumann, left, after he was injured in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 23, 2019 - 6:00 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett will miss the opening months of the season with a severe groin strain. Gennett got hurt while making a play on a ground ball hit by Milwaukee's Yasmani Grandal on Friday. He had an MRI, and the Reds said Saturday that he...
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Kyle Bush signs autographs after qualifying second for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Saturday, March 23. (AP Photo/Matt Bell)
March 23, 2019 - 4:20 pm
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch remained undefeated in the Truck Series this season with yet another victory Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. Busch has won all three Truck Series races he's entered this year, and his latest victory is the 201st national series win of his career. He's off to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the AFC Championship NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach State Attorney confirmed Tuesday, March 19, 2019, it has offered Kraft and 24 other men charged with soliciting prostitution the standard diversion program offered to first-time offenders. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 23, 2019 - 3:10 pm
MIAMI (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation. In a statement Saturday, Kraft acknowledged disappointing family, friends, co-workers, fans "and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard."...
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March 23, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros have agreed on a $66 million, two-year contract extension, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The agreement will keep the right-hander, who was entering the last year of his contract, in Houston through the 2021 season. The person...
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March 23, 2019 - 12:57 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt will be a Cardinal through the 2024 season, St. Louis officially announced on Saturday. Goldschmidt and the Cardinals agreed on a five-year extension that will take effect following the 2019 season and pay $130 million. St. Louis acquired the slugging first...
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Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu performs his men's free skating routine during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Saturday, March 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 23, 2019 - 12:22 pm
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen produced a spectacular free skate on Saturday to win the gold medal at the figure skating world championships. First after the short program, the 19-year-old Chen made no mistakes and landed four quadruple jumps to finish with 323.42 points. Chen...
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March 23, 2019 - 10:26 am
The NCAA and major college conferences will appeal a judge's ruling that the governing body violates antitrust laws by limiting education-related benefits to athletes. In a statement released early Saturday, NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said the district court "erred by giving itself...
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