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Rob Gronkowski Hanging Out With Professional Wrestlers Makes Perfect Sense
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:15:00 +0000   
Rob Gronkowski has a new friend. Rob Gronkowski’s new friend’s name is Mojo Rawley. His real name is Dean Muhtadi. He (...)
 
Asdrubal Cabrera Got Ejected, Took a Hilariously Casual Walk Out of the Park
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:53:27 +0000   
Cabrera took his time.
 
Will Hanley Ramirez keep crushing it without David Ortiz?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:30:57 +0000   
Will Hanley Ramirez keep crushing it without David Ortiz?
 
Roundup: Drama on Capitol Hill; NFL Pranked; The Fattest American Cities
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000   
Aly Raisman … London attacker identified … Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in broad daylight … Never forget (...)
 
'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit editor shares her favorite beaches - USA TODAY
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:53:36 +0000   

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'Sports Illustrated' swimsuit editor shares her favorite beaches
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MJ Day knows something about beaches — and bikinis. As the editor of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit editions, she has traveled to more than 100 countries in search of perfect waves, resorts and sandy strands. This year's issue, for instance, was shot ...

 
Sneak peak inside Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center - newsnet5.com
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:43:24 +0000   

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Sneak peak inside Sports Force Parks at Cedar Point Sports Center
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SANDUSKY, Ohio - If your kids play in a sports league, you may be taking a trip out to Erie County this Spring or Summer. A more than $20 million sports complex owned by Cedar Point is welcoming its first tournament teams this weekend. Sports Force ...

 
NHL roundup: recap, scores, notes for every game played on March 23
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:22:43 +0000   
WASHINGTON -- Washington's T.J. Oshie scored the only goal during a shootout, and the Capitals defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Thursday.
 
Late rally lifts No. 11 Xavier to upset of No. 2 Arizona
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:17:10 +0000   
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sean Miller knows what it feels like to take Xavier to the Elite Eight. Now he knows the bitter feeling of being on the other side.
 
NBA roundup: recap, scores, notes for every game played on March 23
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:13:48 +0000   
DALLAS -- Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes buried the go-ahead jumper and made a big steal with 3.9 seconds to go to give Dallas a 97-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday.
 
Magnus Paajarvi confidently scores twice in St. Louis Blues' victory over Vancouver Canucks
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:09:07 +0000   
ST. LOUIS -- Magnus Paajarvi spent much of this season playing with the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League, and it was while he was there that he felt something start to change in his game -- confidence.
 
Ottawa Senators lose Mark Methot in shootout win over Pittsburgh Penguins
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:05:48 +0000   
OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators rallied for a 2-1 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre, but they might have paid a big price for the victory.
 
Brooklyn Nets rally past Phoenix Suns
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:59:43 +0000   
NEW YORK -- Coming off a dramatic last-second win, the Brooklyn Nets saw things going south in a hurry Thursday.
 
T.J. Oshie leads Washington Capitals to SO victory over Columbus Blue Jackets
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:55:00 +0000   
WASHINGTON -- T.J. Oshie continues to build his reputation for success in shootouts.
 
Gary Woodland's withdrawal KOs Rory McIlroy at Match Play
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:48:10 +0000   
AUSTIN, Texas -- Another player's withdrawal knocked Rory McIlroy out of the World Golf Championships Match Play on Thursday.
 
FBI returns stolen Super Bowl jerseys to New England Patriots
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:44:25 +0000   
The stolen Super Bowl jerseys belonging to quarterback Tom Brady were returned to the New England Patriots on Thursday, the FBI announced.
 
Buffalo Sabres D Rasmus Ristolainen suspended three games
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:33:06 +0000   
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen has been suspended for three games without pay for a late hit against Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel on Tuesday.
 
Watch Bill Murray Turn March Madness To Gladness Once Again
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:17:22 +0000   

This charmed fan can’t be stopped.


Comedian Bill Murray cheered 11th seed Xavier to its upset victory Thursday over second seed Arizona to reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. As in the Musketeers’ previous March Madness triumphs that he attended, he milked the moment.


Watch Murray, whose son Luke is an assistant coach for Xavier, celebrate in style ― complete with hair-tussling.














He even provided postgame analysis. (Props for “The Dirty Dozen” analogy, Bill.)






With Murray behind it, how could Xavier lose? Just months earlier his beloved Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years.


The guy is on a roll.


H/T People

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Seahawks free agent tracker updated
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:15:18 +0000   

Here's an updated look at all the Seahawks have done in free agency since the signing period began March 9.
 
Thursday's Sports in Brief - FOXSports.com
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:20:31 +0000   

Thursday's Sports in Brief
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In a statement exactly one year to the day after the law was passed, the sports organization said its committees will begin picking championship sites for 2018-22 and will announce those decisions April 18. The statement also noted that ”once the sites ...

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Chizik’s Choice: Family over football after 2 years away
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:08:04 +0000   

Gene Chizik was walking out to practice last August when he noticed the overstuffed cars being unloaded by wide-eyed teenagers and their parents. The freshmen were moving into the dorms at the University of North Carolina. That’s when it hit him: His twin daughters would be doing the same thing at Auburn soon and he […]
 
A short week for McIlroy on long road to Masters
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00:04 +0000   

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy rarely has played so well and had so little to show for it. No matter what happens Friday in the Dell Technologies Match Play, McIlroy won’t be around for the weekend. That’s not unusual for this event. Four times when Match Play was single elimination, he didn’t make it […]
 
A short week for McIlroy on long road to Masters
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:58:04 +0000   
Rory McIlroy rarely has played so well and had so little to show for it.
 
Surging Heat have playoffs in sight after dreadful start
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:56:05 +0000   

MIAMI (AP) — They have won 24 times in their last 31 games. They put together the NBA’s longest winning streak this season, a 13-game run that was beyond surprising. They are on the cusp of doing something never accomplished in NBA history. This Miami Heat comeback tale has been an epic one. And now […]
 
Tipping Off: Baylor women hope for better luck in OKC
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:51:04 +0000   

NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoma City hasn’t been too kind to Baylor the last few years in the women’s NCAA Tournament. The Lady Bears lost in 2013 to Louisville and in 2015 to Notre Dame. Coach Kim Mulkey doesn’t care about the past, focusing on the current team which has run through its first two […]
 
High-flying Jayhawks present question: Can they be stopped?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:46:05 +0000   

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter stopped short of calling Kansas invincible on Thursday night. Not by much. After watching the top-seeded Jayhawks run roughshod over his overmatched Boilermakers in the Midwest Regional semifinals, Painter was asked whether anybody can stop Kansas — a team that has won its first three NCAA […]
 
High-flying Jayhawks present question: Can they be stopped? - FOXSports.com
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:45:50 +0000   

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High-flying Jayhawks present question: Can they be stopped?
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Purdue coach Matt Painter stopped short of calling Kansas invincible on Thursday night. Not by much. After watching the top-seeded Jayhawks run roughshod over his overmatched Boilermakers in the Midwest Regional semifinals, ...
A sports agent took in a 360-pound teenager. He became Caleb Swanigan.Washington Post
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Bye, Michigan – time for new lovable underdogs Xavier, SC - FOXSports.com
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:43:43 +0000   

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Bye, Michigan – time for new lovable underdogs Xavier, SC
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Michigan, that all-sports powerhouse from the Big Ten, doesn't usually endear itself to anybody but its own fans. In some corners (Ohio, for example) the Wolverines are the team everyone loves to hate, no matter the sport. For the last two weeks ...

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Bye, Michigan — time for new lovable underdogs Xavier, SC
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:43:08 +0000   

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Thanks, Michigan. It was fun while it lasted. So who’s going to be the lovable underdog in the NCAA Tournament now? Take your pick: Xavier or South Carolina. The Musketeers are a No. 11 seed after losing their starting point guard to a knee injury in late January and finishing […]
 
TIPPING OFF: Point guard battle part of Kentucky-UCLA allure
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:41:05 +0000   

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — UCLA’s Lonzo Ball and Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox have spent the season putting up big numbers and highlight-reel plays to power two blueblood programs. Come Friday night, one of those talented freshman point guards will move their teams within a win of the Final Four, too — at the expense of the […]
 
All Aboard! Maryland women ride rails to NCAA regional
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:38:06 +0000   

ABOARD AMTRAK REGIONAL 174 (AP) — Brenda Frese always wants to give her team new experiences. So Maryland’s coach decided to have the Terrapins take the train instead of a bus to Connecticut on Thursday for the NCAA Tournament regional. “So many of them had never ridden the train before and it was an opportunity […]
 
Sloppy play and a weak finish lead Clippers to a loss at Dallas
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0000   

The starts and stops of a still uneven Clippers season ventured toward another confounding issue.

They lacked poise when it was needed the most and they failed to execute when the game was in the balance, leading to the Clippers suffering a gut-wrenching 97-95 loss to the underwhelming Dallas Mavericks...

 
There's a touch of nostalgia in Kings' 5-2 victory over Jets
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:55:00 +0000   

For most of the third period Thursday the Kings looked like their old, championship-caliber selves, breaking open a close game against the Winnipeg Jets by scoring two power-play goals and a short-handed goal as they cruised to a 5-2 victory at Staples Center.

It was all too rare a sight in this...

 
Elite 8 Saturday Schedule, Announcers, Point Spreads
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:33:47 +0000   
Half of the Elite 8 is set. We’ll know the other half late Friday night. SATURDAY Gonzaga vs (...)
 
NBA: The Nets have their first winning streak of the season after beating Suns
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:20:00 +0000   

Brook Lopez scored 19 points, K.J. McDaniels had a season-high 16 and the host Brooklyn Nets beat the Phoenix Suns, 126-98, on Thursday night to give them consecutive victories for the first time this season.

Trevor Booker added 14 points for the league-worst Nets (15-56), who beat Detroit on...

 
Kings ride special teams success to 5-2 win over Jets
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:15:07 +0000   
Drew Doughty, Marian Gaborik and Anze Kopitar each scored a power-play goal, and the Los Angeles Kings kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
 
Anatomy of an Arizona Choke: How Does Lauri Markkanen Not Take a Shot in the Final 11 Minutes?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:14:38 +0000   
In the biggest upset of the tournament, Arizona blew an 8-point lead in the final four minutes, and got dusted by Xavier in a Sweet 16 (...)
 
Kansas routs Purdue to reach Elite Eight
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:13:10 +0000   
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's hard to imagine anything better.
 
Jason Quigley wins Indio bout but his flaws are revealed
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:10:00 +0000   

Ireland’s Jason Quigley gained exposure and experience Thursday night in Golden Boy Promotions’ debut ESPN2 card, but Quigley’s expectations took a hit during the middleweight fight.

Instead of beating up veteran Glen Tapia, who came to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio diminished by back-to-back...

 
WATCH: Arizona Launched A Terrible Final Shot Against Xavier
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:59:02 +0000   
Arizona turned in yet another awful final possession in its loss to Xavier Thursday night.
 
Washington State women advance in WNIT
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:55:06 +0000   

Cougars earn 71-62 victory over UC Davis and will play at Iowa on Sunday with a chance to reach the WNIT semifinals.
 
Felix Hernandez throws six shutout innings in the Mariners’ 9-2 rout of the Giants
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:50:10 +0000   

The Mariners ace looked sharp, allowing just one hit with no walks and five strikeouts in his last long outing of the spring.
 
2017 March Madness live bracket: Sweet 16 scores, schedule, results, updates, live blog - CBSSports.com
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:49:51 +0000   

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2017 March Madness live bracket: Sweet 16 scores, schedule, results, updates, live blog
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A very eventful and entertaining Thursday has given us a terrific, and intriguing, Saturday pair of regional finals. In the West Regional No. 11 seed Xavier defeated No. 2 seed Arizona 73-71 and will face No. 1 seed Gonzaga in the Elite Eight on Saturday.

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Shaquille O'Neal will get his Lakers statue on Friday, and Kobe Bryant couldn't be happier
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:45:00 +0000   

Only in looking back can Kobe Bryant truly appreciate the impact Shaquille O’Neal had on his career. In basketball history it is impossible to mention one without the other.

“When you win three titles together and you’ve had so much impact on one another’s legacy as a player and as a champion,”...

 
Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:44:04 +0000   
Brazil was not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 in South America's World Cup qualifying group to retain the lead in the standings after 13 matches.
 
Gonzaga survives West Virginia to reach Elite Eight
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:42:57 +0000   
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- West Virginia did not make it easy. Its full-court, full-time pressure makes for a busy, difficult match.
 
No. 2 Karolina Pliskova rolls in Miami Open
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:39:23 +0000   
Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic earned a straight-sets win.
 
Frances Tiafoe moves on to face Roger Federer at Miami Open
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:38:06 +0000   
Frances Tiafoe moved into the second round at the Miami Open with a 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 victory over Russia's Konstantin Kravchuk on Thursday in Key Biscayne, Fla.
 
Oregon escapes as Michigan misses last-second shot
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:36:28 +0000   
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was that close.
 
No. 1 recruit Michael Porter decommits from Washington
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:34:08 +0000   
Top overall recruit Michael Porter Jr. received a release from his letter of intent from Washington on Thursday, according to the school.
 
New York Jets sign free agent WR Quinton Patton
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:31:29 +0000   
The New York Jets added depth at wide receiver by agreeing to terms with Quinton Patton on Thursday.
 
Paajarvi scored twice to lead Blues to 4-1 win over Canucks
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:30:02 +0000   
Magnus Paajarvi has used a newfound wave of confidence to solidify his spot in the lineup and help the St. Louis Blues go on a strong run.
 
Long trips for one game don't sit well with Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:30:00 +0000   

In the NBA’s attempt to reduce games on consecutive nights and stretches of four games in five nights, the league has created a schedule quirk that annoys Lakers Coach Luke Walton:

One-game trips several time zones away.

The Lakers this season have played the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks,...

 
Impressive Zags put themselves one win from that elusive Final Four ticket
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:29:30 +0000   

Despite 18 straight trips into the NCAA tournament, Gonzaga is still looking for its first Final Four. Coach Mark Few doesn’t think he has a monkey on his back. “It’s not about me and my monkeys and my dogs and cats,” he said. “It’s about (the team).”
 
Los Angeles Chargers re-sign RB Branden Oliver
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:19:34 +0000   
The Los Angeles Chargers re-signed running back Branden Oliver to a one-year contract, the team announced.
 
Duke C Chase Jeter to transfer to school closer to home
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:18:12 +0000   
Duke center Chase Jeter is transferring after two seasons at the school, the university announced on Thursday.
 
Turris, Ryan score in shootout as Senators edge Penguins
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:18:08 +0000   
The Ottawa Senators got a big win, but lost a player in the process.
 
Kansas Is Now The Clear NCAA Tournament Favorite
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:17:26 +0000   
Kansas is the best team left in the NCAA Tournament and it doesn’t look close.
 
Washington crew will open season Saturday with annual Class Day Regatta
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:16:33 +0000   

The best eight within each class will continue a tradition that dates to 1901 on the Montlake Cut.
 
John Thompson III out as Georgetown coach
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:15:33 +0000   
Georgetown coach John Thompson III was fired on Thursday, according to university president John J. DeGioia.
 
Read scores go-ahead goal in 2nd, Flyers beat Wild 3-1
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:12:17 +0000   
With just two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Minnesota Wild have picked an inconvenient time to be playing their worst hockey of the season.
 
Clippers' Doc Rivers watches Utah Jazz-New York Knicks game with interest
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:10:00 +0000   

Now, Doc Rivers wasn’t rooting for Utah to lose its game against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, but the Clippers coach wasn’t rooting for the Jazz to win, either.

Rivers watched the game with interest because the Jazz are lining up as a potential Western Conference playoff foe for the...

 
Pressure's on teenager Christian Pulisic to produce for U.S. soccer team
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:05:00 +0000   

Imagine a teenage Kobe Bryant, only without Shaquille O’Neal playing center for the Lakers. Or Julio Urias, with no Clayton Kershaw at the front of the Dodgers rotation.

And, oh, by the way, it’s up to them to get their teams back into postseason series in which they trail by a couple of games.

...
 
Stempniak scores twice, Hurricanes down Canadiens 4-1
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:28 +0000   
Trying to keep pace in the postseason race, the Carolina Hurricanes took care of business in an arena at which they haven't had much luck recently.
 
Oilers score 5 in third period, beat Avalanche 7-4
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:47:11 +0000   
Drake Caggiula and Jordan Eberle scored 1:10 apart to break a tie late in the third period, and the Edmonton Oilers rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-4 on Thursday night.
 
Kane, Crawford lift Blackhawks over Stars 3-2 in SO
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:46:25 +0000   
Patrick Kane scored his team-leading 33rd goal in regulation and connected again in the shootout as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Thursday night to open an eight-point lead for first place in the Central Division.
 
Vasyl Lomachenko's father and trainer, Anatoly, paves way to success for his fighters
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:25:00 +0000   

Anatoly Lomachenko’s philosophy is simple. There is always something new to learn from every fight.

As the father-trainer of one the world’s best boxers prepares to send his son and two other Ukrainian fighters he’s coached since their amateur days to the top of an HBO-televised card in Maryland...

 
Watch: Blake Griffin submits nominee for worst flop
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:23:58 +0000   
You know him for his high-flying hoop heroics and commercial cameos.
 
Green Bay Packers ink DL Ricky Jean-Francois
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:02:43 +0000   
Run stuffer Ricky Jean-Francois is joining a team that allowed the fifth-fewest rushing yards in the NFC last season.
 
A look at Washington State roster on first day of spring drills
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:50:22 +0000   

Junior wide receiver Kyrin Priester is back on the roster.
 
Bruce Arena has U.S. calm and confident for World Cup qualifier against Honduras
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:50:00 +0000   

When the U.S. takes the field for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Honduras, it will be on ground both new and familiar.

Never before have the Americans started the hexagonal round of qualifying with consecutive losses. And they’ve never been at the bottom of the six-team table heading into...

 
Mattek-Sands upsets Svitolina at Miami Open; Safarova wins
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:47:06 +0000   
Bethanie Mattek-Sands picked up her first top-10 victory since 2015, upsetting ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Miami Open's third round.
 
Washington's Kelsey Plum has been drawing rave reviews during NCAA women's tournament
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:45:00 +0000   

Mississippi State women’s basketball Coach Vic Schaefer sees something familiar when he watches Washington guard Kelsey Plum.

The Houston native and Rockets fan said Plum affects the game the same way NBA superstar James Harden does.

“They run a lot of stuff that the Rockets run,” Schaefer said....

 
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier feels stuck in 'Groundhog Day' after latest injury
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:45:00 +0000   

The realization struck Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier as he sat at his home Wednesday. For the second spring in a row, an injury has sidelined him near the end of spring training.

A herniated disk in his lower back could cause him to miss opening day. He can only hope to avoid the frustration...

 
Chase Utley homers in Dodgers' 10-2 victory over the Texas Rangers
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:40:00 +0000   

The Dodgers picked up a 10-2 victory over the Texas Rangers in a Cactus League game on Thursday.

ON THE MOUND: Alex Wood and Julio Urias both ventured to the back fields of Camelback Ranch for their pitching assignments on Thursday. Wood threw five innings and gave up one run against a group of...

 
Fishing report: Local lakes get planted with thousands of trout
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:34:10 +0000   

Roughly 63,400 rainbows are destined for 18 year-round lakes.
 
Gonzaga survives vs. West Virginia, moves on to Elite Eight
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:34:04 +0000   

In an ugly game that saw more fouls than baskets, Gonzaga prevailed 61-58 to make a regional final for the third time in school history.
 
VIDEO: Kansas Incorporates Ref Into Awesome Fast Break
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:33:37 +0000   
It’s showtime.
 
WATCH: West Virginia's Final Possession Against Gonzaga Was Awful
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:20:45 +0000   
West Virginia’s final possession against Gonzaga was horrible.
 
Seahawks to sign linebacker Michael Wilhoite
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:03:14 +0000   

The Seahawks on Thursday agreed to terms with veteran linebacker Michael Wilhoite, according to a report from the NFL Network.
 
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera unsure of Opening Day status
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:54:16 +0000   
Baseball's best hitter might not be ready for April's unofficial holiday.
 
Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss Got Away With a Long Walk in the Sweet 16
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:48:55 +0000   
Nigel Williams-Goss struggled from the field in Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 game against West Virginia (He was 1-for-8 with 7 minutes (...)
 
Soren Kjeldsen, Alex Noren clinch spots in next round of WGC Match Play event
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:40:00 +0000   

Soren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren won their groups in the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play, one round before group play is even finished.

Rory McIlroy took the day off, and he's already guaranteed the weekend off.

Thursday was as wild as it gets in this World Golf Championship tournament, even without...

 
Chicago Bears signing QB Mark Sanchez
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:30:47 +0000   
The NFL's leader in free agent signings made another interesting addition Thursday.
 
Fickle UCLA fans cast a shadow over Steve Alford's great season
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:30:00 +0000   

The dude in the baggy blue UCLA sweats fired it up from midcourt, the soaring ball swished through the net, and Steve Alford thrust up his arms in triumph.

It was his shot. The 52-year-old coach had just made UCLA’s most impressive basket in this NCAA tournament, draining a long ball during the...

 
With fans freaking out, Arena hopes to start US rebound
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:26:05 +0000   

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A new coach is making the decisions after a pair of historically bad games. Nearly half the projected starters are sidelined. Fans are freaking out that the United States’ streak of consecutive World Cup appearances might end at seven. On the eve of his first competitive international match in nearly […]
 
With fans freaking out, Arena hopes to start US rebound
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:23:58 +0000   
A new coach is making the decisions after a pair of historically bad games.
 
WATCH: Michigan Misses Buzzer-Beater, Oregon Advances To Elite Eight
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:13:18 +0000   
Derrick Walton Jr.’s shot fell just short.
 
Spieth grinds out "must win" over Ikeda
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:10:19 +0000   
With a big lead on the back nine, Jordan Spieth put the ball in water again.
 
Big wind and wild outcomes at Match Play
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:02:17 +0000   
Soren Kjeldsen and Alex Noren won their groups in the Dell Technologies Match Play, one round before group play is even finished.
 
Angels infielder Luis Valbuena out 4 to 6 weeks because of strained hamstring
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:00:00 +0000   

The Angels’ depth suffered a blow Thursday, when an MRI exam revealed a significant strain within infielder Luis Valbuena’s right hamstring. He’ll require four to six weeks of rest before returning to game action, the team announced.

The Angels said the strain was diagnosed between grades 1 and...

 
Track and Field Preview: Metro League distance-running rivalry about to write final chapter
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:59:54 +0000   

Holy Names’ Jordan Oakes and Erin Ripple and Lakeside’s Sophie Cantine have pushed each other to greater heights over their high-school careers.
 
Seahawks free agent update: Ricky Jean Francois signs with Packers, Gerald Hodges visit ends without a deal
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:57:00 +0000   

Defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois, who visited Seattle over the weekend, signed instead with Green Bay on Thursday.
 
Rams agree to terms with free-agent defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:45:00 +0000   

The Rams continued to restock the defense Thursday, agreeing to terms with free-agent tackle Tyrunn Walker.

Walker, 27, is the third defensive player added to the roster, joining cornerback Kayvon Webster and linebacker Connor Barwin.

Walker is expected to provide backup for tackles Aaron Donald...

 
You'll never guess how many candy bars Dwight Howard ate per day
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:43:37 +0000   
How many delicious candy bars add up to 5,136 calories?
 
Coaching LaVar Ball's Sons Sounds Like An Absolute Nightmare
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:38:20 +0000   
Coaching LaVar Ball’s sons sounds like an absolute nightmare.
 
Stephen Curry is About to Get Paid and That Could Destroy the Golden State Warriors
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:30:58 +0000   
The NBA Playoffs start in just over 3 weeks. The Golden State Warriors are within reach of finishing with the best record in the NBA for the (...)
 
College basketball: Georgetown looking for new coach after firing John Thompson III
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:20:00 +0000   

John Thompson III was fired as Georgetown's basketball coach Thursday after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship.

Thompson said in a statement released by agent David Falk that he was “honored” to have been the Hoyas' coach and proud of what his...

 
Angels drop a 6-2 decision to the Padres
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:10:00 +0000   

The Angels fell to the San Diego Padres, 6-2, on Thursday at Peoria Sports Complex. The Angels are 14-12 with six Cactus League games left.

AT THE PLATE: In the first inning, C.J. Cron singled in Eric Young Jr., who had tripled. … The Angels’ other run scored in the fifth inning, when Ryan LaMarre...

 
Auto Club 400 returns, with some NASCAR stars still seeking first win of season
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:10:00 +0000   

NASCAR returns to Southern California this weekend with a new race format, a new series sponsor and most of the sport’s biggest names looking for their first win of the season.

Stock-car racing’s top circuit is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after energy drink maker Monster Beverage...

 
Capsules advancing Friday's state championship basketball games
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:20:00 +0000   

A look at the CIF state basketball championships to be played Friday at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento:

Boys

DIVISION I

Eastvale Roosevelt (25-8) vs. Union City Logan (28-5), 8 p.m.: Roosevelt has been in existence only 11 years and is playing for its first state title. The duo of Matt Mitchell...

 
Darrelle Revis Returning To The Patriots Would Be A Perfect Move
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:10:59 +0000   
Darrelle Revis returning to the Patriots would be a great move for both sides.
 
UCLA basketball team has navigated distractions en route to regional semifinal
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:05:00 +0000   

They have soared over every obstacle, defeating each team on their schedule while restoring sheen to a brand that had dulled considerably in the more than two decades since the UCLA Bruins last ruled college basketball.

Showtime, once the exclusive realm of the Lakers, has moved to Westwood, where...

 
Prep basketball season prepares for final weekend of glory with state championships
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:00:00 +0000   

It’s the final weekend of the high school basketball season. Twenty-four boys and girls teams have made it to the CIF state championships to be held Friday and Saturday at Sacramento’s new Golden 1 Center, which has a seating capacity of 19,000.

It’s going to be a challenging weekend for teenagers...

 
On cutting edge of custom skates, is Ovechkin a trendsetter?
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:56:02 +0000   
Alex Ovechkin is the first NHL player to lace up custom-painted skates, though in a sport that discourages freedom of expression he may not be much of a trendsetter.
 
Anaheim Ducks backup goaltender Jhonas Enroth waits for a turn that might never come
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:55:00 +0000   

Jhonas Enroth has been with the Ducks for so long that he’s had time to grow out his beard, trim it and grow it back.

Such is the untidy existence of a backup goalie, although backups do play every now and then. Enroth is still waiting to make his Ducks debut, one that may be a long time in coming...

 
Bryce Alford, coach's son and social media target, is finally content
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:41:47 +0000   
Bryce Alford, coach's son and social media target, is finally content
 
UCLA vs. Kentucky: How the teams match up for the NCAA South Regional semifinal
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:40:00 +0000   

A look at how the UCLA Bruins and Kentucky Wildcats match up for a South Regional semifinal of the NCAA tournament on Friday.

WHO: No. 3 UCLA (31-4) vs. No. 2 Kentucky (31-5).

WHAT: NCAA South Regional semifinal, Friday, 6:40 p.m. PDT.

WHERE: FedExForum, Memphis, Tenn. TV: Channel 2; Radio: 570.

...
 
Lonzo Ball vs. De'Aaron Fox Is A Dream Sweet 16 Point Guard Matchup
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:25:37 +0000   
Lonzo Ball vs. De’Aaron Fox is going to be a lot of fun Friday night.
 
McDonald on UFC: 'I didn't feel they were being honest'
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:10:14 +0000   
McDonald on UFC: 'I didn't feel they were being honest'
 
'Inside San Diego Sports' debuts on FSSD April 3rd - FOXSports.com
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:07:32 +0000   

'Inside San Diego Sports' debuts on FSSD April 3rd
FOXSports.com
SAN DIEGO – FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) announced today the launch of their newest show, “Inside San Diego Sports,” debuting Monday, April 3 at 4:30PM PST following live coverage of San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers. Hosted by FOX Sports ...

 
Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys returned to Patriots
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:55:00 +0000   
Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots.
 
ESPN Internally Squabbles about How to Cover LaVar Ball Madness
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:43:33 +0000   
ESPN is grappling with how to cover LaVar Ball.
 
The NCAA Will Keep Events Out Of North Carolina Unless HB2 Is Repealed
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:35:32 +0000   





The NCAA will not hold any of its college sports championship events in North Carolina for at least the next five years if the state’s legislature fails to repeal an anti-transgender law it passed last year, the NCAA said Thursday.


Last year, the NCAA moved seven championship events ― including men’s NCAA Tournament games ― out of North Carolina after the passage of HB2, a law that prohibited localities from enacting laws to protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and required that students at North Carolina schools use bathrooms matching their gender assignment at birth.


Next week, the NCAA will begin selecting the hosts of championship events that will be held between 2018 and 2022. North Carolina cities have submitted bids for many of those events. But if the state doesn’t repeal HB2 soon, it won’t win hosting rights for any of them.


“Absent any change in the law, our position remains the same regarding hosting current or future events in the state,” the NCAA said in a statement Thursday, citing the need to “assure a safe, healthy, discrimination free atmosphere for all those watching and participating in our events.”






Lawmakers filed legislation to repeal HB2 in the state Senate earlier this week. The repeal bill passed its first procedural hurdle Wednesday. A previous attempt to repeal HB2 after the election of Gov. Roy Cooper (D) ― who ran on his opposition to the law ― failed after a compromise fell apart at the last minute.


Cooper renewed calls for the law’s repeal on Thursday, the one-year anniversary of HB2’s passage. His statement referenced sporting events the state had lost; in addition to NCAA events, the Atlantic Coast Conference relocated its championships from the state, and the NBA moved its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans.


“Today marks a dark anniversary for our state. For one year now, HB 2 has harmed our reputation and cost our economy thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars,” Cooper said in a statement. “I have offered numerous compromises and remain open to any deal that will bring jobs and sports back to North Carolina and begin to repair our reputation.”


“North Carolinians have spoken clearly that HB 2 does not reflect our values and must be repealed,” he continued. “Legislative Republicans have been all too happy to use their supermajorities to pass damaging partisan laws. It’s time for them to step up, meet halfway, and repeal HB 2.”


North Carolina’s two most prominent college basketball coaches renewed their previous criticisms of the law during the NCAA Tournament last week, after Duke lost its second-round game to South Carolina. The game would have been played in Greensboro, but the NCAA moved it to Greenville, South Carolina, because of HB2.


“It would be nice if our state got as smart and also would host not just basketball tournaments but concerts and other NCAA events. But maybe we’ll get there in the next century,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said after the loss. “Look, it’s a stupid thing. That’s my political statement. If I was president or governor I’d get rid of it.”


“It shouldn’t just be about athletic events,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said this week. “It should be about what’s right and wrong. And what we have now is wrong.”

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The 19th-Century Black Sports Superstar You've Never Heard Of - History
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:14:51 +0000   

History

The 19th-Century Black Sports Superstar You've Never Heard Of
History
Who was the first African American sports superstar? Ask any boxing fan and they might tell you it was Jack Johnson, a fierce fighter who terrorized opponents on his way to becoming the first black heavyweight champion in 1908. However, 100 years ...

 
James Harden Covered in Puppies Proves He is the M.V.P.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:50:37 +0000   
Puppies!
 
Preview: Verne Lundquist on the secret to a great sports call - CBS News
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:47:00 +0000   

CBS News

Preview: Verne Lundquist on the secret to a great sports call
CBS News
Sportscasters rehearse calling big moments over and over in their heads, but few ever get the chance to make a call that will echo through the years. CBS Sports' Verne Lundquist is one of the lucky ones who, in a 50-plus-year career, has made some of ...

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Fox Sports: Red Wings' logo tops in NHL - The Detroit News
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:33:06 +0000   

The Detroit News

Fox Sports: Red Wings' logo tops in NHL
The Detroit News
The Red Wings' streak of 25 straight seasons of playoffs appearances is all but history, as they sit at the bottom of the Atlantic Division, and 15th in the Eastern Conference. But, the Red Wings still lead the the NHL in something, writes Fox Sports ...

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Newlywed Mullinax takes lead in Puerto Rico
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:25:54 +0000   
Five days after getting married, Trey Mullinax ran off nine birdies and saved par with a 15-foot putt on his last hole for a 9-under 63 to lead the Puerto Rico Open.
 
Nigel Hayes Doesn't Have to Like New York City
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:05:44 +0000   
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes is in New York City, the greatest metropolis in the world. His Badgers take on Florida Friday night for (...)
 
The Best Fitness Instagram Accounts
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:48:37 +0000   

We all want to feel healthy and strong. And if there is any group of experts who live and breathe that philosophy, it’s fitness trainers and athletes. 


Instagram is full of people posting about their wellness habits, but there are a handful of accounts that stand above the rest when it comes to exercise. They contain motivational quotes, fun workouts and inspiring stories that will make you want in on a sweaty, endorphin-fueled lifestyle.


Check out our favorite fitness gurus to follow below:


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