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Dice-K headed back to Japan? Offer expected for 34-year-old righty

Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka wants to get back to starting, and he might have that opportunity in his native country. The Pacific League’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks reportedly will offer the former New York Mets and Boston Red Sox pitcher a four-year contract worth $3.58 million (400 million yen) annually. Matsuzaka made his wishes clear after he had just nine starts for the New...
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4 Hall of Fame coaches now battling for ACC title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim once hired Louisville's Rick Pitino as an assistant, coached against North Carolina's Roy Williams in a national championship game and served as an assistant to Duke's Mike Krzyzewski for two gold medal-winning Olympic teams. The four coaches have crossed paths for decades, racking up a few thousand wins and nine NCAA titles...
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Blue Jackets-Devils Preview

Injuries are part of the reason why the Columbus Blue Jackets are struggling in nearly every facet during their longest losing streak in a year. The New Jersey Devils recently ended a dubious stretch of their own. The Blue Jackets try to overcome the slew of absences and get their offense going as they try to snap a five-game skid Saturday night against the Devils. Columbus (4-6...
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Thompson's overtime tally gives Ducks win over Stars

  Nate Thompson scored 2:30 into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night. Thompson tipped a shot by Corey Perry from the top of the left circle past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen. Perry scored Anaheim's first goal at 16:45 of the second period to quiet a crowd that booed him every time he touched the puck. Perry leads the NHL with 10 goals in 12...
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Bucks top Sixers, 93-81

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- O.J Mayo scored 10 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, and rookie Jabari Parker had 11 points and 10 rebounds in his Milwaukee debut to lead the Bucks to a 93-81 win Friday night over the Philadelphia 76ers in their home opener. Under new ownership, the new-look Bucks got off to a good start in coach Jason Kidd's sideline debut at the Bradley Center...
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Pacers-Hawks Preview

The Atlanta Hawks couldn't wait to get back to basketball after two executives garnered headlines for the wrong reasons during the offseason - but they started off on the wrong foot on the road. They'll look to win their home opener for the eighth time in nine years Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers in a playoff rematch. The Hawks opened with a 109-102 loss Wednesday...
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Kyle Busch wins Truck race at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Kyle Busch passed German Quiroga off a restart in a two-lap shootout in the Camping World Truck race Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway for his seventh victory in nine series starts this year. Ninth on a restart with five laps left, Busch moved to third in one lap and was running second behind Quiroga when a caution forced the green-white-checkered finish...
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Same old, same old: Kyle Busch wins yet another Truck Series race

For the seventh time this season it was Kyle Busch doing celebratory burnouts and bowing to the field after scoring the win in Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch arguably had the best truck in the field, leading 80 of the 147 laps, but scoring the win was not easy for the driver whose nickname is Rowdy. Just as Busch was driving away...
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Nate Thompson lifts Ducks over Stars 2-1 in OT

DALLAS (AP) Nate Thompson scored 2:30 into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night. Thompson tipped a shot by Corey Perry from the top of the left circle past Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen. Perry scored Anaheim's first goal at 16:45 of the second period to quiet a crowd that booed him every time he touched the puck. Perry leads the NHL with 10 goals...
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James leads Cavaliers past Bulls, 114-108 in OT

CHICAGO (AP) -- LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night. James was at his best after struggling the previous night, scoring eight points in the extra period, and the Cavaliers picked up the win the after opening with a loss at home to New York. Derrick Rose scored 20 points for Chicago,...
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Legaux leads Cincinnati past Tulane, 38-14

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Munchie Legaux threw his first three touchdown passes of the season in his return to his hometown, and Cincinnati won its third straight, 38-14 over Tulane on Friday night. Legaux was 16 of 24 for 211 yards. His touchdowns went for 5 yards to Max Morrison, 54 yards to Casey Gladney and 18 yards to Shaq Washington Cincinnati (5-3, 3-1 American Athletic Conference...
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Mayo's 25 points help carry Bucks to win over Sixers

  O.J Mayo scored 10 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, and rookie Jabari Parker had 11 points and 10 rebounds in his Milwaukee debut to lead the Bucks to a 93-81 win Friday night over the Philadelphia 76ers in their home opener. Under new ownership, the new-look Bucks got off to a good start in coach Jason Kidd's sideline debut at the Bradley Center. The Bucks...
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LeBron leads Cavs past Bulls in OT; Rose injured in home-court return

  LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night. James was at his best after struggling the previous night, scoring eight points in the extra period, and the Cavaliers picked up the win the after opening with a loss at home to New York. Derrick Rose scored 20 points for Chicago, but his first...
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NASCAR PREVIEW AAA TEXAS 500

After an eventful start to the Eliminator round of NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship the series heads to Texas Motor Speedway and the final 1.5-mile quad-oval of the 2014 season. Joey Logano led 108 of the 340 laps on hand at the track in April to win his first race of the season, and is one of the eight drivers still in contention to win the championship. A total of 27 Sprint...
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Nyquist, Datsyuk lead Red Wings over Kings 5-2

Gustav Nyquist and Pavel Datsyuk each scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Friday night. Nyquist had a pair of power-play goals, and Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar also scored in a four-goal first period to help the Red Wings win their third straight at Joe Louis Arena. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves - one on Dustin Brown's penalty shot - for his...
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LeBron takes over in OT at Chicago to get Cavs first win

LeBron takes over in OT at Chicago to get Cavs first win
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Nets-Pistons Preview

The Detroit Pistons have fallen short in their first two games under Stan Van Gundy while playing without one of their top scorers and rebounders from the past three seasons. Greg Monroe, though, is slated to return as the Pistons try to give their new coach his first win in Saturday night's home opener against the Brooklyn Nets. Monroe was suspended for two games after getting...
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Datsyuk, Nyquist score two apiece as Red Wings cruise past Kings

  Gustav Nyquist and Pavel Datsyuk each scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Friday night. Nyquist had a pair of power-play goals, and Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar also scored in a four-goal first period to help the Red Wings win their third straight at Joe Louis Arena. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves -- one on Dustin Brown's penalty shot -- for...
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Datsyuk, Nyquist lead Red Wings over Kings

DETROIT (AP) -- Pavel Datsyuk and Gustav Nyquist each scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Friday night. Nyquist had a pair of power-play goals, and Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar also scored in a four-goal first period to help the Red Wings win their third straight at Joe Louis Arena. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves -- one on Dustin Brown's penalty...
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Syracuse concludes hearing with NCAA on potential violations

  Syracuse has completed a hearing before the NCAA on potential NCAA violations. The two-day hearing before the NCAA Committee on Infractions concluded Friday in Chicago. School spokesman Kevin Quinn declined to offer details, but said none of the potential violations involves current student-athletes. ''The university is fully committed to ensuring compliance with all NCAA...
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Wisconsin forward Hayes joins antitrust suit against NCAA

  Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has joined an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA that accuses the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes. Hayes was added as a plaintiff in documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Northern California. Middle Tennessee State linebacker Anfornee Stewart was also added as a plaintiff. The suit was initially filed in March...
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Bernier stops 28 shots to lift Maple Leafs past Blue Jackets

  Daniel Winnik and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two assists, and Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night. Nazem Kadri added a goal and an assist and David Clarkson also scored for the Maple Leafs, who are 3-0-1 on the road and 2-4-0 at home. Kessel punched in a shot that went to video review...
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Leafs top Blue Jackets 4-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Daniel Winnik and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two assists, and Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night. Nazem Kadri added a goal and an assist and David Clarkson also scored for the Maple Leafs, who are 3-0-1 on the road and 2-4-0 at home. Kessel punched in a shot that...
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Syracuse concludes hearing with NCAA

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse has completed a hearing before the NCAA on potential NCAA violations. The two-day hearing before the NCAA Committee on Infractions concluded Friday in Chicago. School spokesman Kevin Quinn declined to offer details, but said none of the potential violations involves current student-athletes. ''The university is fully committed to ensuring compliance...
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