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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin visit Pirates camp

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was very impressed with the Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen and Jared Hughes. He even spent some of his visit to the Pirates' spring training camp Monday jokingly trying to persuade the two to play at the other stadium in Pittsburgh. Tomlin lobbied Jared Hughes, a 6-foot-7 reliever, to consider playing tight end. He had a more...
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Police: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) Police say a University of California, Berkeley soccer player who disappeared after a weekend party was killed by a car while he was on foot on a Los Angeles freeway. Police on Monday confirmed the death of 19-year-old freshman Eloi (eh-loy) Vasquez. Vasquez was killed early Saturday on Interstate 10 near the University of Southern California, but the coroner could...
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Snubbed by NCAA selection committee, Temple in NIT semis

NEW YORK (AP) Temple's season could have ended in mid-March with the Owls still sagging from their NCAA Tournament snub. Playing three days after the selection committee made them the first team left out of the field, they came out sluggish in their NIT opener and trailed with just over 11 minutes left. Then their senior point guard, Will Cummings, ensured his college career would...
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George Mason hires Dave Paulsen from Bucknell as head coach

  George Mason has hired Dave Paulsen as its men's basketball coach. Paulsen was a three-time Patriot League coach of the year at Bucknell, taking the Bison to the NCAA tournament twice. George Mason announced his hiring Monday, two weeks after the school fired Paul Hewitt, who went 66-67 in four seasons. Paulsen went 134-94 at Bucknell, where he arrived in 2008. Before that, he...
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Connecticut governor: move '16 Final Four unless law changes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Connecticut's governor and UConn's athletic director are calling on the NCAA to consider moving next year's Women's Final Four out of Indianapolis unless changes are made to Indiana's new religious-objections law. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other critics contend the law would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs. The...
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Fordam hires Eastern Kentucky's Neubauer as its hoops coach

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Eastern Kentucky has announced that Jeff Neubauer has resigned after 10 seasons to become Fordham's next men's basketball coach. Neubauer was the Colonels' second-winningest coach with a 188-134 record including two Ohio Valley Conference tournament championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2007 and 2014. EKU also played in three other postseason tournaments...
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St. Pete city council will not vote on revised ballpark plan

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman has decided against asking the City Council to vote on a revised proposal to allow the Rays to search for new ballpark sites on both sides of Tampa Bay. Council members voted down an initial agreement in December. The mayor feared the adjusted plan would fail, too. The team has played since its inception in Pinellas County...
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Pelicans' Anderson expects to play on upcoming road trip

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson says it's his ''full intention'' to play during New Orleans' upcoming three-game road trip. Anderson has been out of the lineup for more than a month with a sprained right knee. New Orleans begins a West Coast swing Wednesday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers, followed by games at Sacramento and Portland. Anderson, who averages...
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Seattle and Western New York swap stars in major NWSL trade

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Reign FC and Western New York Flash have swapped U.S. women's national team stars as part of a major trade in the National Women's Soccer League. Seattle on Monday sent forwards Sydney Leroux and Amanda Frisbie to Western New York in exchange for the rights to Abby Wambach, midfielder Amber Brooks and a first-round pick in the 2016 NWSL draft. Wambach had...
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Ex-Titans LB Gerald McRath resigns at UNC after DWI arrest

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) A former Tennessee Titans linebacker recently hired as a graduate assistant at North Carolina has resigned after his arrest on a charge of driving while impaired. Gerald McRath said in a statement Monday that he apologized for his actions ''and for bringing negative publicity and attention'' to the school and its football program. He says he is stepping down...
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A year later than expected, Michigan St back in Final Four

DETROIT (AP) Michigan State's run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that's part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much. ''Last year we were picked by the president and everyone else, and we didn't get out of the Elite Eight,'' Izzo said Monday. ''It doesn't matter who picks us and who doesn't, I just appreciate the respect our program has gotten...
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Bucs appear comfortable with Winston's history of off-the-field issues

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jameis Winston has spent much of the past two months crisscrossing the nation, sharpening his quarterback skills and trying to convince NFL teams he's learned from mistakes made off the field and ready to become the face of a franchise. A lot of his effort was geared toward the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have the first pick this year's NFL draft. Heading into Winston...
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Fordham hires Jeff Neubauer as coach

NEW YORK (AP) Jeff Neubauer, who took Eastern Kentucky to two NCAA tournaments in 10 seasons, is the men's basketball coach at Fordham. The school will hold a news conference Tuesday to introduce Neubauer. He led the Colonels to a 188-134 record, and they played in the NCAA Tournament in 2007 and 2014. Eastern Kentucky finished 21-12 last season and lost in the quarterfinals of...
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Verlander to miss start Thursday, hopes to pitch April 8

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday but hopes to take his first scheduled regular-season turn for the Detroit Tigers on April 8 against Minnesota. The 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP left Friday's exhibition outing with a cramp in his right triceps. He threw on Sunday but still had soreness on Monday. Tigers manager Brad...
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Cardinals pick Carlos Martinez as 5th starter

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have picked Carlos Martinez as their fifth starter and put pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny made the announcement about the rotation on Monday. Martinez, Garcia and Marco Gonzales had been competing for the final starting spot. The 23-year-old Martinez went 2-4 with a 4.03 ERA in 57 games...
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Baseball, football, Magee says he just wants to improve

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Not the typical transaction path: cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, join the Boston Rex Sox at minor league camp. But linebacker and would-be outfielder Brandon Magee is a confident enough athlete that he's sought two-sport advice from Bo Jackson. Magee says Jackson told him to stay humble and outwork everyone else. Magee participated in Red Sox camp last...
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Wacha settles down to earn his first spring win

JUPITER, Fla. -- Michael Wacha won his first game of the spring as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Monday afternoon. Wacha allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings. Both runs scored in the first three innings, when Wacha surrendered all five hits and two of his three walks for the day. He struck out three batters. Reliever Carlos Villanueva,...
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Former Arizona Wildcats football coach Jim LaRue dies at 89

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Jim LaRue, who coached Arizona's football team for eight years including an 8-1-1 season in 1961, has died. He was 89. The university announced LaRue's death Monday. The Arizona Daily Star reported LaRue died Sunday night at an assisted living facility. A cause of death wasn't immediately available. LaRue coached the Wildcats from 1959 to 1966 and had a 41-37...
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Dave Leitao insists he's right coach to turn around DePaul

CHICAGO (AP) Coach Dave Leitao understands the perception that by dipping into its past DePaul is not moving forward. That doesn't mean he agrees with it. Leitao made that clear Monday when he was introduced as DePaul's coach for the second time. He is charged with a big task as he tries to revitalize a struggling program and get it back at least to the level when he led the Blue...
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Montoya has swagger back, but also shows softer side

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) There was a time when the edge to Juan Pablo Montoya was evident everywhere he went. His arrogance was on display as he walked through the paddock, his confidence in a race car clear with every fearless move he made. But when the success stopped, the great JPM was no longer the intimidating force he had once been. His abrupt departure from Formula One,...
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MLBPA threatens litigation over Kris Bryant demotion

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Third baseman Kris Bryant was reassigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp on Monday despite an outstanding spring training at the plate, triggering a threat of litigation from the players' association. Bryant hit .425 in the exhibition season with nine homers and 15 RBIs in 40 at-bats. If the 23-year-old spends 12 or more days in the minor leagues...
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George Mason hires Paulsen from Bucknell as basketball coach

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) George Mason has hired Dave Paulsen as its men's basketball coach. Paulsen was a three-time Patriot League coach of the year at Bucknell, taking the Bison to the NCAA Tournament twice. George Mason announced his hiring Monday, two weeks after the school fired Paul Hewitt, who went 66-67 in four seasons. Paulsen went 134-94 at Bucknell, where he arrived in 2008...
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Dani Alves ignores reporter's question, steals mic and starts singing (VIDEO)

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Longoria homers as Rays and Orioles finish in a 10-inning tie

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Evan Longoria hit his third homer of the spring and drove two runs as the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles played to a 6-6 tie in 10 innings Monday. Alejandro De Aza had two RBIs for Baltimore. For the second time in three days, Orioles manager Buck Showalter used a minor league pitcher against an American League East opponent. Zach Davies started...
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The union's defense of Kris Bryant is ... something?

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