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4th man guilty in 2007 slaying of Redskins' Sean Taylor

MIAMI (AP) A fourth man has been convicted in the 2007 shooting death of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor during a botched burglary. A judge immediately sentenced 25-year-old Charles Wardlow to 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday. Wardlow was among a group from the Fort Myers area accused of traveling to Miami to steal money from Taylor's home, believing...
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Lagares, Mets working on deal to guarantee $23M from 2016-19

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) The Mets are working to complete a new contract with Juan Lagares that would guarantee the center fielder $23 million from 2016-19, including a buyout of a $9.5 million option for 2020. ''I love the Mets,'' Lagares said Wednesday. ''That's the team that gave me the opportunity when I was 16 years old. That's the team that gave me the opportunity to play...
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Lionel Hollins doesn't believe in resting players

I'll take "Things Lionel Hollins Would Totally Believe" for $400, Alex. The Nets coach has an old-school reputation, so file this tweet from Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News in the category of something we'd expect to hear from the man leading the team that currently holds the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.  Hollins spent the first half of the NBA season and more sporadically...
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NFL to view photos from Greg Hardy's domestic violence trial

Prosecutors in North Carolina have agreed to let the NFL see photographs from Greg Hardy's domestic violence trial as the league considers whether to suspend the defensive end who signed with Dallas last month. An order filed Wednesday in a North Carolina court grants limited access to the NFL, the players association and attorneys for Hardy. The order says the photographs were provided...
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NBA power rankings: With 2 weeks to go, everyone has an agenda

The NBA regular season ends on April 15. Much has already been decided to this point, but there's still some shuffling left to be done and even non-playoff teams need to make some decisions. As we hit the final stretch, here's what each team needs to do in the final two weeks.
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NFL will view photos from Hardy's domestic violence trial

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Prosecutors in North Carolina have agreed to let the NFL see photographs from Greg Hardy's domestic violence trial as the league considers whether to suspend the defensive end who signed with Dallas last month. An order filed Wednesday in a North Carolina court grants limited access to the NFL, the players association and attorneys for Hardy. The order says...
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Real Madrid pull fast one on rival Barcelona with move for Danilo

Barcelona was in pole position to sign Danilo. The Porto right back had been identified by the Catalan club as its top target to replace Dani Alves this summer and negotiations were already underway. A few months on, however, and the 23-year-old will not be joining Barcelona. Worse still for the Blaugrana, he has agreed a move to Real Madrid instead. Danilo is a good friend of Neymar...
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Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon to start season on DL

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon will start the season on the disabled list because of a sprained left knee Rendon was hurt March 9 diving for a ball in the field. The Nationals expected Rendon to return within a week, but pain lingered. He was diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral ligament and was examined this week by Drs. James Andrews...
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13 reasons James Harden deserves to be NBA MVP

This is the third of four posts this week on "Why Player X is the NBA's MVP." The other three featured players are Russell Westbrook, LeBron James and Stephen Curry (Thursday). It's been a long time since an MVP race has been this tight, but here are 13 reasons why James Harden should ultimately take home the award. 1. He's had less help than any other candidate The Rockets were...
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Source: Possible Michigan transfer Jake Rudock cleared by Big Ten

QB Jake Rudock, who started the past two seasons at quarterback for Iowa, is transferring and the ex-Hawkeye has been told by the Big Ten his waiver to be eligible to play in 2015 has been approved, a source told FOX Sports Wednesday morning. Rudock visited Michigan last week and is strongly considering playing for the Wolverines. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder threw 16 touchdowns...
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Oklahoma sophomore Booker to transfer closer to home

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma guard Frank Booker has decided to transfer, the school said Wednesday. Booker averaged 5.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 14.3 minutes per game as a sophomore this past season. Over the final 12 games, he averaged 6.8 points and shot 35.7 percent from 3-point range. He scored a career-high 17 points in a Feb. 21 win at Texas Tech, 14 points in a...
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Traevon Jackson's journey ends at Final Four for Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Traevon Jackson lost his starting job at Wisconsin. But the senior is grateful to get a chance to return to the Final Four with the Badgers. A right foot injury in January derailed what been a solid season for coach Bo Ryan's trusted point guard. While Jackson focused on rehab, sophomore Bronson Koenig stepped in as the starter. Koenig has played well, and Jackson...
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Indianapolis running back Dan Herron signs tender

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts' running back Daniel ''Boom'' Herron has signed his one-year free-agent tender. The move, announced Wednesday, means Herron will be with Indianapolis this season. The former Bengals' practice squad player became Indy's starter in the playoffs, replacing Trent Richardson. After running 78 times for 351 yards with one touchdown and catching 21 passes for 173...
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Will Tiger tee off at Masters? Robert Lusetich weighs in

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Woman who accused ex-Vols DB Jones declines to prosecute

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Knoxville police say they are closing the rape case involving former Tennessee cornerback Riyahd Jones because the woman has decided not to prosecute. Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said Wednesday investigators received notification that the woman didn't want to prosecute. DeBusk said ''the case is in the process of being closed.'' Police said in Feb. 9 that...
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Iconic ring announcer Howard Finkel celebrates 35 years with WWE

The WWE has had its share of legendary announcers. Most notable on the list would be Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, Jesse Ventura, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler. However, one man stands above them all when it comes to iconic pipes and service time with the company. We are talking about ring announcer Howard Finkel, who is celebrating his 35th anniversary with the WWE on Tuesday. As any...
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Stewart: F1 should stand by traditional European races

Formula One great Jackie Stewart has bemoaned the downfall of the German Grand Prix and is urging the sport's bosses not to forsake tradition for money as the number of European races on the calendar dwindles. The German GP was erased from the 2015 schedule because of financial problems and F1 commercial head Bernie Ecclestone could not guarantee the future of the iconic Italian...
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Live chat with Rob Neyer, today at 1:30 p.m. ET

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Liverpool's Raheem Sterling: I'm not a 'money-grabbing 20-year-old'

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling insists he is not "a money-grabber" after talks on a new contract were put on hold until the summer. The 20-year-old has been made what manager Brendan Rodgers described as "an incredible offer", believed to be £100,000-a-week, but negotiations have reached an impasse. However, somewhat embarrassingly for the Reds, Sterling suggested had the club...
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Northern Iowa coach Jacobson agrees to decade-long extension

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson has agreed to stay with the Panthers for another decade. Northern Iowa spokesman Colin McDonough says Jacobson and the school have agreed to a contract extension through 2024-25. McDonough says further details on Jacobson's new contract will be available later this week. Jacobson has been at Northern Iowa for nine seasons. He led...
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Ole Miss Frat Guy Bites Head off Hamster on Spring Break, Leaves School

As rough as your spring break might have been -- don't worry, penicillin will fix it -- at least you didn't bite the head off a hamster, get kicked out of your frat, and have to withdraw from school after the video went viral and PETA declared war on your ass. That all happened to an Ole Miss student. And, no, it wasn't Marshall Henderson.   Here's the video that Daily Mail posted...
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Hurricanes-Panthers Preview

Though Florida looks like a longshot to reach the playoffs, at least it won't need to leave home as it attempts to get in. The Panthers play their final five games in Sunrise, starting Thursday night against a Carolina Hurricanes club that failed to score in the season's first two meetings. Tenth in the East, Florida (35-27-15) missed a huge opportunity to gain ground with Tuesday...
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Pistons look to spoil Hornets' postseason hopes

Although the Charlotte Hornets are doing nearly everything they can to quit the playoff race, the weak Eastern Conference seems to be refusing their resignation letter. If they can win for just the fourth time in 13 games Wednesday night against the visiting Detroit Pistons (6:30 p.m. pregame, 7 p.m. tip-off on FOX Sports Detroit), the Hornets could climb within a game of the conference...
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Cowboys bring back linebacker McClain on 1-year contract

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Cowboys are bringing back linebacker Rolando McClain after the former top 10 pick revived his career with a solid season in Dallas. The team said on its website Wednesday that McClain had re-signed. The one-year deal is worth $3 million. McClain had trouble staying on the field last year because of various injuries but still finished second on the team with...
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MotoGP: Rossi speaks on 'unfair' Ducati rules

Valentino Rossi says a miserly fuel penalty for next weeks MotoGP race in Texas will have little impact on the ability of Ducati to challenge for podiums with their fast new GP15 bike. Yamaha racer Rossi fought an epic battle against Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso to narrowly win last Sunday's season opening Qatar Grand Prix. The current rule concessions for Factory Option entries - such...
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