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Why Rodon belongs in majors, service-time clock and all

In Chicago, at least, all spring phenom service-time dilemmas are not created equal. The Cubs have faced scrutiny for what would be an undeserved demotion for slugger Kris Bryant. I trust you’ve heard about that. The White Sox are in a very different position with left-handed starter Carlos Rodon, the No. 3 overall pick in last year’s draft. Rodon has pitched brilliantly this...
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Former NBA star Mark Price plans up-tempo offense for Charlotte

  Mark Price doesn't have much coaching experience at the college level. But the former four-time NBA All-Star is confident the knowledge he's gained from playing and coaching in the league will translate to success at his new job as head coach of the Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team. ''As I told coach (Bobby) Cremins almost 30 years ago when he took a chance on a 5-foot-11...
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South Korea's swimming start Park apologizes for doping ban

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea has offered a public apology four days after received an 18-month ban for failing a doping test. Park, who won the 400-meter freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was handed the ban Monday by world swimming governing body FINA after testing positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug...
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Frustration wanes amid another March run for Izzo, Spartans

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) It's times like this when all the frustration seems worth it to Tom Izzo. The ups and downs of a long season having finally given way to another exhilarating run in the NCAA Tournament. ''I wouldn't trade anybody as far as the way these guys have handled things this year, the class in the way they've dealt with things,'' Izzo said. ''What they are as students...
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Sweet 16 takeaways: Kentucky's easy road has hit a dead end

Thursday’s quartet of Sweet 16 games involved no upsets. If anything, it was the exact opposite -- a night spent watching some of the best teams in the country this season do their thing (some in more dominant fashion than others). Saturday’s resulting Wisconsin-Arizona and Kentucky-Notre Dame Elite 8 matchups should be outstanding. But first, here’s what we learned Thursday...
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Rangers clinch playoff spot

Rangers clinch playoff spot.
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Sabres fans cheer as Sam Gagner lifts Coyotes to OT win

  Sabres defenseman Mike Weber struggled to gather his thoughts after watching his home fans cheer Arizona's game-winning goal in overtime. ''I've never been a part of that,'' Weber said. ''Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, I guess. But this is a whole new low right now.'' Sam Gagner scored 56 seconds into overtime to lift the Coyotes to a 4-3 win Thursday night, earning...
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French pair wins ice dancing gold at figure skating worlds

SHANGHAI (AP) Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France won ice dancing gold at the figure skating world championships on Friday, vaulting from fourth place to first with an expressive, passion-filled free dance performance. The young pair has made remarkable progress since moving up to the senior level last year, winning the European Championships, two Grand Prix events...
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With Cam Ward back in goal, Hurricanes down Penguins

  Cam Ward stood tall in his return from a bout with a virus, and his Carolina Hurricanes teammates gave the goalie plenty of offensive help. Eric Staal had a goal and two assists Thursday night as the Hurricanes beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Thursday night. The victory not only gave Carolina a split of the four-game season series, but it ended a recent string of tough results...
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Bo knows when not to change a thing; can Irish slay Goliath?

Bo Ryan is no fan of change. He said so himself answering the question - ''What's the most important change your team needs to make here?'' - as he left the locker room to start the second half, down by two to North Carolina in Thursday's Sweet 16 matchup. Wisconsin was shooting just 37 percent, almost 30 points lower than the pass-completion percentage posted last season by that...
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Underarm incident recalled as Australia-NZ prepare for final

MELBOURNE, New Zealand (AP) Relations between New Zealand and Australia at a political level have regained their natural cordiality in the 34 years since cricket's notorious ''underarm'' incident, but in the sporting context memories of the incident have dimmed very little and the shadow it casts is no less. That shadow will inevitably fall over the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday...
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30 is the new 40 when it comes to home runs these days

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Whether it's steroid testing, all those power arms in the bullpen or a lower strike zone, baseballs just aren't flying out of the park like they did a decade or two ago. Sluggers who came of age in the days of 50, 60 and 70 home-run seasons have been forced to recalibrate what's a successful power season. And 30 is the new 40. Home runs have hit their lowest rate...
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Clarke's Aussies prepared for their part in World Cup final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Win or lose, Michael Clarke and his Australian teammates are probably going to be portrayed as the bad guys after the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand. The New Zealanders have been the story of the World Cup, winning all eight games on the way to the final, including a one-wicket win over four-time champion Australia in the pool stage. The Black...
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Ryder Cup director impressed by Italy's bid for 2022 event

  European Ryder Cup director Richard Hills appears impressed with Italy's bid for the 2022 event. During an inspection visit at the Marco Simone club northeast of Rome, Hills is quoted by the Italian Golf Federation on Thursday as saying the course designed by Jim Fazio ''is very convincing.'' Hills adds, ''We were taken aback by the proximity to the city, which you can see from...
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Thursday's Sports In Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALL CLEVELAND (AP) Perfect and pulverizing. Kentucky made West Virginia's press look pathetic. Trey Lyles scored 14 points, Andrew Harrison added 13 and the unbeaten Wildcats, chasing history and a ninth national title, rolled to a 78-39 victory over the Mountaineers on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. The tourney's top seed...
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Five bizarre NFL offseason moves that don't add up

By Rachel WoldThe NFL free agency period has been overloaded by some smart player moves along with some bizarre signings and trades that have a lot of people wondering what exactly is happening in the minds of key decision makers around the league.Here are five player moves that just don’t add up.1. The New Orleans Saints Trade Jimmy Graham to the Seattle SeahawksLet’s give one...
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New Nevada coach Eric Musselman gets 5-year, $2 million deal

  The state Board of Regents approved a five-year contract worth $2 million Thursday for new Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman, a two-time former NBA coach who says he's already on the recruiting trail and is planning to run a high-octane offense. Nevada athletic director Doug Knuth formally introduced Musselman at the Lawlor Events Center on the Reno campus shortly after the...
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Rangers officially tab Gallardo as the opening day starter

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Yovani Gallardo has been tabbed to start the Texas Rangers' season opener. New manager Jeff Banister on Thursday officially named Gallardo the starter for the April 6 opener at Oakland. The move had been expected with Yu Darvish out for the season after ligament-replacement elbow surgery, and left-hander Derek Holland likely starting the April 10 home opener...
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Capitals coach laments 'poor' play in overtime win over Devils

  Even if a win is a win is a win, especially for a team chasing a playoff berth, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz gave a rather blunt and unflattering assessment of his team's performance in this particular victory. ''I didn't think we had a real hard work ethic, weren't diligent on our responsibilities, and that was probably one of our sloppier games,'' Trotz said. He wasn...
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Fiancee of ex-NFL player Hernandez due to be called in trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due to be called to testify in his murder trial. Two people with knowledge of the matter confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday that Shayanna Jenkins would be called to appear Friday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of a gag order. Jenkins has been granted immunity, which...
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Malone enjoying anonymity at end of Kentucky's bench

The name rings a bell. It's OK, you can laugh about it. Sam Malone totally gets it. Grow up an hour south of Boston as the namesake of the one of the most popular TV characters of the 1980s and 90s and you get used to the jokes even if you happened to be born just months before ''Cheers'' and Ted Danson - who played the former Red Sox pitcher turned womanizing barkeep that fetched...
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Lincecum goes 5 innings but Giants lose 6-4 to Athletics

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night. Giants catcher Hector Sanchez drove in two runs and then left the game after getting hit in the throat area with a foul ball in the seventh. A's starter Jesse Chavez completed 3 2-3 innings...
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Arizona outlasts Xavier to reach regional final

LOS ANGELES -- Just when Arizona appeared to be in serious trouble against underdog Xavier, T.J. McConnell sparked his Wildcats back to the brink of the Final Four. McConnell scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, freshman Stanley Johnson added 12 points, and second-seeded Arizona made a dominant late rally for a 68-60 victory over sixth-seeded Xavier in the West Regional...
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Score an assist for Aaron Rodgers in Badgers' win over UNC

Aaron Rodgers has 226 career touchdown passes. On Thursday night, the Green Packers quarterback collected his first career assist. In basketball. College basketball. Like he did with the Milwaukee Brewers and friend / business partner Ryan Braun, Rodgers has adopted in-state Wisconsin as his college basketball team. So much so, that he and girlfriend / actress Olivia Munn were in...
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Daxter Miles' Twitter mentions light up after Kentucky blowout

By Larry BrownDaxter Miles Jr. was persona non-grata for West Virginia after figuratively tugging on Superman’s cape, leading Kentucky to play angry and blow out the Mountaineers 78-39 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.In case you missed it, Miles Jr., who is a freshman for West Virginia, was so confident about his team that he predicted they would win and make...
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