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Formula One: Mercedes is still ahead, says Vettel

Sebastian Vettel says that Mercedes has a clear advantage on the field heading into Melbourne, but the former World Champion is pleased with the way testing has unfolded for Ferrari. Vettel believes that the Italian team is in the mix behind Mercedes, along with Williams and RBR. “Largely it went according to plan,” he said in Barcelona. “The last three days were very good...
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No jail time for Nelson in assault on ex-football player

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Former University of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson won't serve any jail time for an assault that seriously injured a former Minnesota State football player. Nelson was sentenced Monday to 100 hours of community service for his part in a fight May 11 outside a Mankato nightclub that left Isaac Kolstad with a brain injury. Nelson got credit for two days he...
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No. 4 Villanova leads formidable Big East into home stretch

CINCINNATI (AP) No. 4 Villanova has clinched the top seed in the Big East tournament. The Wildcats have been the team to beat all season in one of the nation's toughest basketball conferences, top-to-bottom. There's still a lot at stake as the Big East opens the final week of the regular season. Villanova (27-2, 14-2) has put itself in consideration for a top seed in the NCAA tournament...
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Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (elbow) will miss three to six weeks

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls say guard Jimmy Butler will miss three to six weeks because of a sprained ligament in his left elbow and join the injured Derrick Rose on the sideline. Butler, Chicago's scoring leader, was injured during Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He missed most of the second half after he ran into a pick by DeAndre Jordan, the latest blow to a team that...
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Villanova-Creighton Preview

Now that Villanova has secured its second straight outright Big East title, it can focus on earning a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Looking to match their longest Big East regular-season winning streak, the No. 4 Wildcats try for an 11th consecutive victory Tuesday night at Creighton. Villanova (27-2, 14-2) overcame a seven-point halftime deficit by shooting 14 of...
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Three reasons to watch the Cardinals in 2015

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Jon Jones: I have the skill set to beat Cain Velasquez

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has talked about an eventual move to heavyweight for several years, but just when it appears like he's entertaining the idea, another contender comes along at 205-pounds. Following his latest win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 183, Jones already knew his next opponent would come from the fight between Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson. ...
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Ball hit by Rays SS during batting practice breaks teammate's winshield

We'll spare you an awful "Break it like Beckham" pun and just let you know that Rays shortstop Tim Beckham and pitcher Drew Smyly have some negotiating to do after Beckham did some damage to Smyly's car during batting practice on Monday. As you'll see below, Smyly's BMW was the unfortuante victim of a ball Beckham hit out of the park.
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Dolphins release veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan

MIAMI (AP) -- Cornerback Cortland Finnegan has been released by the Miami Dolphins after starting 12 games last season. His release Monday was the latest payroll purge by the Dolphins as they prepare for free agency beginning March 10. Finnegan was to make $5.45 million this season in the final year of a deal he signed in 2014. Last week, the Dolphins released veteran receivers Brian...
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Kang hitless, Black over Gold 2-1 in Pirates intrasquad game

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang will have to wait for his first hit as a big leaguer. The rookie had a weak groundout in his only plate appearance in three innings of work at shortstop in a six-inning intrasquad scrimmage on Monday. The Black team beat Kang and the Gold team 2-1. Steve Lombardozzi had two hits for the Black team. Andrew Lambo had an...
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Bulls' Butler out 3 to 6 weeks

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls say guard Jimmy Butler will miss three to six weeks because of a sprained ligament in his left elbow and join the injured Derrick Rose on the sideline. Butler, Chicago's scoring leader, was injured during Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He missed most of the second half after he ran into a pick by DeAndre Jordan, the latest blow to a team...
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17 reasons pro athletes have it better than you

Boy, do athletes live a sweet life. They have piles of cash, fleets of cars, and millions of adoring fans (that's you!) who would never rely on them or their team's performance to fill a hole in their (you again!) otherwise meaningless lives (sorry, but it's true).  So, just in case you thought you had it better than these genetically marvelous millionares, here's an arbitrary number...
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Denver Broncos place franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas, guaranteeing him roughly $12.8 million next season and buying them more time to work out a long-term deal. General manager John Elway used that same tactic before re-signing kicker Matt Prater and left tackle Ryan Clady before training camp in recent years. "This is another step...
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Islanders get goalie Neuvirth in trade from Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The New York Islanders have acquired goalie Michal Neuvirth from the Buffalo Sabres for goaltender Chad Johnson and a 2016 third-round pick. The Sabres have now traded two goalies this season after sending Jhonas Enroth to Dallas last month. Buffalo also traded forward Matt Flynn to Montreal for a 2016 fifth-round pick Monday as they continue to rebuild through...
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Rockies turn to Hundley, son of a coach, to guide pitchers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Nick Hundley started last season in San Diego, finished it in Baltimore and then signed with Colorado. A dizzying year for the veteran catcher? Not so much for the son of a college football coach. ''That's something I'm used to,'' Hundley said Monday. ''I went to four elementary schools, four high schools.'' When deciding where to sign over the winter, Hundley...
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Broncos place franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas, guaranteeing him roughly $12.8 million next season and buying them more time to work out a long-term deal. General manager John Elway used that same tactic before re-signing kicker Matt Prater and left tackle Ryan Clady before training camp in recent years. ''This is another...
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Blue Jackets trade defenseman Jordan Leopold to Wild

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have dealt veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft. The 34-year-old Leopold, an unrestricted free agent this summer, is returning to him home state. He was acquired by the Blue Jackets on Nov. 15 from the St. Louis Blues for a fifth-round pick in 2016...
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Cardinals' Wainwright throws first bullpen since abdominal injury

JUPITER, Fla. -- Adam Wainwright bumped fists and smiled following a short bullpen session on Monday, the first since straining his abdominal muscle a week ago. Wainwright didn't use maximum effort for most of the 30-plus pitch session, but did turn it up for the final five pitches -- one of which had bullpen catcher Jamie Pogue hooting and hollering behind the plate. The Cardinals...
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LIVE: Roma and Juventus battle at the top of Serie A

LIVE: Roma and Juventus battle at the top of Serie A
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Penguins trade Bortuzzo, draft pick to Blues for defenseman Ian Cole

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. The 26-year-old Cole has four goals and five assists in 54 games for the Blues this season. Cole's plus-16 plus/minus ratio ranked third on the team at the time of the trade. The Penguins have been...
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Wings acquire defenseman Marek Zidlicky from Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Devils have traded defenseman Marek Zidlicky to the Detroit Red Wings for a conditional draft pick. Zidlicky's agent Allan Walsh disclosed the deal in a tweet Monday, hours before the NHL trade deadline. Zidlicky had to waive a no-trade clause in his contract that expires after this season. The Devils will receive a third-round draft pick in 2016...
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Wainwright throws first bullpen since injury last week

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Adam Wainwright bumped fists and smiled following a short bullpen session on Monday, the first since straining his abdominal muscle a week ago. Wainwright didn't use maximum effort for most of the 30-plus pitch session, but did turn it up for the final five pitches - one of which had bullpen catcher Jamie Pogue hooting and hollering behind the plate. The Cardinals...
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2015 Forbes' Billionaires Sports List

NEW YORK (AP) St Louis Rams owner Stanley Kroenke tops the list of sports-related billionaires for 2015 as listed Monday by Forbes Magazine. Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, was a newcomer on the list. The magazine reported there are a record 1,826 billionaires in the world. The sports-related billionaires are listed below by name (affiliation), net worth and worldwide...
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Phillies' Utley likely out for first week of spring games

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Second baseman Chase Utley will not play in the Philadelphia Phillies' Grapefruit League opener Tuesday, and he says he isn't likely to see game action this week while coming back from a right ankle injury. The 36-year-old Utley has participated in hitting and fielding practice during the Phillies' first week of full-squad workouts, but has not gone through...
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Devils trade D Marek Zidlicky to Red Wings for draft pick

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have traded defenseman Marek Zidlicky to the Detroit Red Wings for a conditional draft pick. Zidlicky's agent Allan Walsh disclosed the deal in a tweet Monday, hours before the NHL trade deadline. Zidlicky had to waive a no-trade clause in his contract that expires after this season. The Devils will receive a third-round draft pick in 2016...
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