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Northern Iowa, Wichita St in winner-take-league matchup

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The most famous player ever to lace up his sneakers in the Missouri Valley Conference has been watching Northern Iowa and Wichita State for most of the season. He watched them beat up on his alma mater, Indiana State. He watched as the Panthers' Seth Tuttle and the Shockers' Ron Baker became Oscar Robertson Trophy finalists. He watched both teams climb the polls...
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McIlroy struggles, misses cut at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Rory McIlroy's road to the Masters hit a speed bump Friday in the Honda Classic. He missed the cut. McIlroy made only one birdie in the rain at PGA National, and three bogeys on his last four holes led to a 4-over 74. The cut officially will not be made until Saturday because of a rain delay of nearly four hours, though that was a formality. McIlroy...
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A winner in most years, Gomes has chance to start for Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Jonny Gomes has a knack for making teams win. He has .244 career batting average and has played in more than 120 games in a season once in an 11-year major career. And he was with Tampa Bay when the Rays reached the postseason for the first time in 2008, got back with Cincinnati in 2010, helped Oakland win the AL West in 2012 and won a World Series ring with...
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No. 2 South Carolina seeking steadiness after SEC crown

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her latest Southeastern Conference champions are better equipped to handle what's next than her first group a season ago. Staley and the Gamecocks were in the midst of breakthrough season in 2014 and celebrated the school's first Southeastern Conference on their home floor, league commissioner Mike Slive on hand to present...
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MLS Commissioner Garber: Hopeful season will start on time

BOSTON (AP) MLS Commissioner Don Garber says he's still hopeful his league's season will start on time. The top professional soccer league in the United States hasn't been able to reach a collective bargaining agreement with its players. Opening day is a week away. Garber spoke at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. He says he's got his plane ticket to fly to Los...
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Rory McIlroy misses the cut at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Rory McIlroy's road to the Masters hit a speed bump Friday in the Honda Classic. He missed the cut. McIlroy made only one birdie in the rain at PGA National, and three bogeys on his last four holes led to a 4-over 74. The cut officially will not be made until Saturday because of a rain delay of nearly four hours, though that was a formality. McIlroy says...
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McIlroy misses the cut at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Rory McIlroy's road to the Masters hit a speed bump Friday in the Honda Classic. He missed the cut. McIlroy made only one birdie in the rain at PGA National, and three bogeys on his last four holes led to a 4-over 74. The cut officially will not be made until Saturday because of a rain delay of nearly four hours, though that was a formality. McIlroy...
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NHL players getting an education about blood clots

TORONTO (AP) The doctor told Tomas Fleischmann he might never play hockey again. Blood clots that began in his leg had moved to his lungs and threatened not only his career but his life. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun's left leg was almost 4 inches bigger than his right because of a clot. Surgery was required to drain the blood and he never played another NHL game. A week after NBA star...
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Espanyol climb league ladder, top Cordoba ahead of Copa del Rey clash

BARCELONA, Spain -- Espanyol midfielder Abraham Gonzalez scored shortly before halftime to earn his side a 1-0 home win over bottom-placed Cordoba in the Spanish league on Friday. Gonzalez drove in a strike from the edge of the area after striker Felipe Caicedo had headed the ball back to him two minutes before the interval. Cordoba improved after forward Bebe was introduced at the...
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Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches. And he did it while championing human rights around the globe, from civil rights close to home - he joined hands with Martin Luther King Jr. at a 1964...
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Penn State athletic director says finances top priority

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Six months into her tenure, Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour is focused on keeping the school's 31 sports financially healthy. ''You create resources either by spending what you have more smartly ... and also by raising more money,'' Barbour said during a recent interview with the Associated Press. Barbour, who replaced Dave Joyner in August 2014...
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LIVE UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano weigh-ins

Since the UFC welcomed the women's division to the Octagon in 2013, Ronda Rousey has been the only bantamweight champion the promotion has ever known and she's ruled the weight class with an iron fist. Despite all her accolades and dominance, Rousey still has one major obstacle standing in her way this weekend as the main event for UFC 184 as No. 1 contender and undefeated fighter...
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Report: PGA Tour moving Match Play Championship to Texas

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The PGA Tour is completing plans to bring the Match Play Championship to Austin, Texas, starting in 2016. Three people aware of the negotiations told The Associated Press that Texas-based Dell will be the title sponsor of the World Golf Championship event that features the top 64 players from the world ranking. They spoke on condition of anonymity because...
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Vikings release left guard Charlie Johnson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have released starting left guard Charlie Johnson after four seasons with the team. The move was made Friday, clearing $2.5 million from the team's salary cap. Johnson started 61 of 64 regular season games after joining the Vikings as a left tackle during training camp in 2011. Johnson moved to left guard, holding down that position...
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Former All-Star 2nd baseman Bret Boone is writing a memoir

NEW YORK (AP) Bret Boone figures the best way to tell a baseball story is through his own family. The former Gold Glove second baseman has a deal with the Crown division of Penguin Random House for the memoir ''Runs In the Family.'' He is the son, grandson and brother of former major leaguers. Literary agent Steve Ross and Crown editor Matt Inman announced the deal Friday. Inman...
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Why does Kasey Kahne already feel sense of desperation to get win?

Unlike his three Hendrick Motorsports teammates, Kasey Kahne took his eligibility for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup down to the wire last year. While Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson all locked up their respective spots in the 16-driver Chase field with early-season victories, Kahne's chances were slipping away as he fired his engine for the Oral-B USA 500...
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Senators-Sharks Preview

The San Jose Sharks' longest home losing streak in nearly 20 years has put their chances of qualifying for an 11th straight playoff berth in jeopardy. Suddenly, the Ottawa Senators are giving their postseason hopes a boost with help from an unexpected source in net. San Jose looks to avoid an eighth consecutive home defeat while preventing the Senators from winning a season-high...
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A-Rod shifts across the infield and works out at first base

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Stripped of his job at third base, Alex Rodriguez moved across the diamond and worked out at first base for the initial time with the New York Yankees. Rodriguez fielded grounders and took part in various drills including bunt defense Friday during New York's second full-squad workout. Asked whether he felt comfortable at first, Rodriguez said: ''Too quick to tell...
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Bayern Munich scores early, beats Cologne 4-1 in Bundesliga

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Bayern Munich celebrated its 115th anniversary with a 4-1 victory over Cologne in the Bundesliga on Friday. Bayern scored twice inside the first 10 minutes but was made to work harder than expected to overcome Cologne, the team with the second best record on the road after Pep Guardiola's side. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery scored the early goals...
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Maple Leafs-Canadiens Preview

The Montreal Canadiens have raced to the top spot in the Eastern Conference behind stellar performances from their star players, most notably Carey Price. The Toronto Maple Leafs have spent the last two-plus months going in the opposite direction, but they're coming off their first back-to-back wins since December as they face the Canadiens on Saturday night. Max Pacioretty scored...
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Outfielder Juan Pierre retires after 14-year MLB career

MIAMI (AP) Outfielder Juan Pierre has announced his retirement after a 14-year major-league career that included a World Series championship with the 2003 Florida Marlins. Pierre ranks 18th in career stolen bases with 614. He was a .295 hitter who finished with 2,217 hits. He batted .247 in 113 games with the Marlins in his final season in 2013. He announced his retirement Friday...
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Approaching 'last call' for NHL GMs to tweak rosters

David Poile made an impressive splash on the NHL trade market earlier this month. The Nashville Predators general manager knows better than to make any assurances he's done altering his NHL-leading lineup. ''I can say to you right now, I don't feel like I'm going to make any trades,'' Poile told The Associated Press. ''But I'm not closing the store.'' He's not the only one as trade...
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Cardinals release 11-year NFL veteran Darnell Dockett

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have released defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, allowing the three-time Pro Bowl lineman to test the free agency market. General manager Steve Keim said that the Cardinals have made it clear they want Dockett back but the two sides agreed that it made the most sense for the team and player to release him and allow him to shop around and determine...
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Indians' Moss making strides as he recovers from hip surgery

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) As he works on his potent swing, Brandon Moss is also testing his patience this spring. Acquired in a December trade from Oakland to bring more power to Cleveland's lineup, the All-Star from last season has been making solid progress as he recovers from hip surgery. Both he and the Indians' training staff have been encouraged that he's ahead of schedule. Moss...
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Bayern Munich flex giant muscles with bruising win over Cologne

Bayern Munich raced out to a quick 2-0 lead over Cologne inside ten minutes en route to a 4-1 victory on Friday night in the Bundesliga. Bayern's fourth straight win provisionally widened their gap on second-placed Wolfsburg to 11 points. Josep Guardiola fielded a very attacking-minded lineup against predictably cautious visitors, with Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Thomas Mueller...
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