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Ducks audition QBs as Mariota's likely replacement bides time

  Even though heralded transfer Vernon Adams has yet to join the Ducks, Oregon opened spring practice with several candidates looking to succeed Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota. Junior Jeff Lockie, Mariota's backup last season, led the quarterback group that went through drills Tuesday for the first of 15 practices ahead of the annual spring game on May 2. Coach...
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Three ex-Toledo players get probation in point-shaving case

  Three former football players at the University of Toledo were sentenced to probation Tuesday for their roles in a sports bribery scheme at the Ohio school, including a running back who made the first contact with a Detroit-area gambler. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith said he chose probation over prison because the men have no additional criminal record and the point-shaving...
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UCLA WR Devin Lucien leaves program with year of eligibility

  UCLA receiver Devin Lucien has left the program. Coach Jim Mora announced Lucien's departure on Tuesday after the opening workout of spring practice. The redshirt senior from Encino, California, has one more year of college eligibility. ''He has decided to go a different direction,'' Mora said. ''I thought I knew what that direction was, but as of this morning I don't know. But...
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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the $4 million benchmark for the first time, according to a study of all major league contracts by The Associated Press. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw tops players at $31 million...
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Lance Stephenson says he doesn't regret signing with Hornets

  Lance Stephenson doesn't regret his decision to sign with the Charlotte Hornets as a free agent, even though this season has been a huge struggle for the five-year NBA veteran. The Hornets gave Stephenson a three-year, $27 million deal this past offseason expecting him to bring a boost with his playoff experience. But he hasn't come close to living up to expectations. Stephenson...
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Still scoring after all these years, Ovechkin gets 50th goal

WASHINGTON (AP) Alex Ovechkin is 29, and his hair is flecked with gray nowadays. His coaches and linemates keep changing, as have the ways opponents try to stop him. After 10 years in the NHL, one thing that stays the same about the guy known as Alex the Great: He can get the puck in the net. Putting his name in the company of such past hockey superstars as Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy...
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RECAP: Curry and Thompson help Warriors beat Clippers 110-106

Stephen Curry scored 27 points, Klay Thompson added 25 and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 110-106 Tuesday night for their 10th consecutive victory. The Clippers blew a 17-point lead and had their seven-game winning streak snapped. Blake Griffin scored 40 points, Chris Paul added 27 and J.J. Redick 14. Paul's layup drew the Clippers to 106-104 with 12...
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LeBron James honored in hometown Akron with civic award

  LeBron James may not add another NBA MVP trophy to his collection this year. He's got an award, though, that just might mean a little more. On Tuesday night, the Cavaliers superstar, who returned to Northeast Ohio last summer after four seasons in Miami, was honored by his hometown with a distinguished award for leadership, inspiring youth and philanthropic efforts. James was...
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Clippers-Trail Blazers Preview

It's not lost on the Portland Trail Blazers that their magic number stands at two for the Northwest Division crown, and they may know by tipoff Wednesday night if they have a chance to clinch. That simply would be an added bonus for Portland if it can help gain an advantage with a victory in a potential playoff preview. The Blazers seek a fifth consecutive win as they host the Los...
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Cadet Plumlee joins brothers, playing in Final Four for Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke's Marshall Plumlee spends his practices trying to match up with a possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick and most games seeing only spot duty on the Blue Devils' latest Final Four team. It's not as big of a role that older brothers Miles and Mason once played for coach Mike Krzyzewski. Yet while his brothers are in the NBA, the 7-foot redshirt junior and ROTC...
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Decisions ahead for NCAA family travel program

Getting to the Final Four won't be as costly for the parents of many players this week, thanks to an NCAA pilot program that is helping pay for families of athletes to travel and see their sons and daughters play in the biggest college basketball games of the season. The family travel program was approved in January. It allowed the College Football Playoff to pay for the parents...
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Curry and Thompson help Warriors beat Clippers 110-106

LOS ANGELES (AP) Stephen Curry scored 27 points, Klay Thompson added 25 and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 110-106 Tuesday night for their 10th consecutive victory. The Clippers blew a 17-point lead and had their seven-game winning streak snapped. Blake Griffin scored 40 points, Chris Paul added 27 and J.J. Redick 14. Paul's layup drew the Clippers to...
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Defending champs' coach to skip Final Four in wake of Indiana law

  UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law, the school announced Tuesday. 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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Clippers blow 17-point lead vs. Warriors, see 7-game win streak end

  Stephen Curry scored 27 points, Klay Thompson added 25 and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Clippers 110-106  on Tuesday night for their 10th consecutive victory. The Clippers blew a 17-point lead and had their seven-game winning streak snapped. Blake Griffin scored 40 points, Chris Paul added 27 and J.J. Redick 14. Paul's layup drew the Clippers to 106-104...
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Nebraska guard Tarin Smith to transfer after freshman season

  Nebraska guard Tarin Smith has announced he's transferring, making him the second player to leave the program in two days. Coach Tim Miles said Tuesday night he's disappointed in Smith's decision. The guard from Ocean Township, New Jersey, played in all 31 games as a freshman this past season, averaging 4.5 points and 1.6 rebounds. He scored a season-high 13 points in a loss to...
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Guthrie strong over six innings, Royals beat Padres 4-1

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Jeremy Guthrie pitched six strong innings in his final tune-up before sliding into the No. 5 spot in Kansas City's rotation, and the Royals beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Tuesday night. Guthrie, who turns 36 next week, allowed one run and six hits while striking out five. The 13-game winner from a year ago threw 93 pitches. Brandon Morrow, front-runner for the Padres...
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Guthrie strong over 6 innings, Royals beat Padres 4-1

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Jeremy Guthrie pitched six strong innings in his final tuneup before sliding into the No. 5 spot in Kansas City's rotation, and the Royals beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Tuesday night. Guthrie, who turns 36 next week, allowed one run and six hits while striking out five. The 13-game winner from a year ago threw 93 pitches. Brandon Morrow, front-runner for the Padres...
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San Diego hires Lamont Smith to replace Bill Grier as coach

  Lamont Smith is returning to San Diego to be the new Toreros head coach after playing for the school in the late 1990s. Smith's hiring was announced by the school on Tuesday night. He will be introduced by the Toreros on Wednesday and will replace Bill Grier, who was fired after the season. Smith will be the fifth coach for the Toreros since they moved to Division I in 1979. Smith...
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Man who sued Aaron Hernandez due to testify in murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) A man who sued Aaron Hernandez over being shot in the face in Florida is due to take the stand in the former New England Patriots player's murder trial. But prosecutors will not be allowed to ask Alexander Bradley Wednesday about the shooting, which happened a few months before the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in Lloyd...
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Nets-Knicks Preview

While the surging Brooklyn Nets are aiming for the playoffs on their side of the East River, the lowly New York Knicks are shooting for ping-pong balls over in Manhattan. The Nets look to extend their season-best winning streak to five Wednesday night when they try to sweep the season series from the Knicks for the first time in eight years. Brooklyn (33-40) is in the eighth and...
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San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. There was a time when it looked like the San Antonio Spurs might need much of their eight-game April schedule to secure a playoff position, but as it has been for the previous 17 seasons, postseason basketball is now likely a foregone conclusion. Wins against the Orlando Magic have also fit that description for...
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Spurs-Magic Preview

There was a time when it looked like the San Antonio Spurs might need much of their eight-game April schedule to secure a playoff position, but as it has been for the previous 17 seasons, postseason basketball is now likely a foregone conclusion. Wins against the Orlando Magic have also fit that description for five seasons, and the Spurs can make a certainty of their playoff fate...
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Stanford beats Old Dominion in NIT semis; Chasson Randle sets record

  Chasson Randle had 24 points to become Stanford's all-time leading scorer and carry the Cardinal to a 67-60 victory over Old Dominion in the NIT semifinals Tuesday. Stanford blew a 21-point first-half lead but rallied behind its senior star, who played through foul trouble to make a string of big second-half shots. Randle came in needing 11 points to break Todd Lichti's record...
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Herrera scores early to lift Mexico past Paraguay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Eduardo Herrera scored in the third minute to lift Mexico to a 1-0 victory over Paraguay in an international friendly Tuesday night. Herrera scored from in close after a free kick by midfielder Juan Carlos Medina. Hererra headed another attempt in the 44th minute, but missed to the right, before being replaced by Chicharito 15 minutes later. Mexico overmatched...
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Maple Leafs-Sabres Preview

After the Buffalo Sabres were booed for scoring and cheered for losing on home ice, things aren't likely to change in that regard for the rest of the season. With the race for the worst record in the NHL still undecided, the Sabres could get another bizarre reception Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a matchup of teams heading for the draft lottery. Buffalo (21-47-8) owns...
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