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Denny Hamlin has place in mind for latest grandfather clock

With his dramatic victory in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Denny Hamlin earned his fifth Martinsville grandfather clock. So where does the Joe Gibbs Racing driver plan to keep his prized trophy? Asked after the race about where the treasured clock will reside, Hamlin wasn't entirely committal. "I don't know yet," he said. "I've got to track down where the rest of them...
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Chicago Cubs plan opening night Ernie Banks tribute

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs and thousands of fans will honor the late Ernie Banks during the team's season opener against the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend. The Hall of Famer known as ''Mr. Cub'' died in January at the age of 83. A pregame ceremony and moment of silence are planned along with other tributes throughout Sunday night's game at Wrigley Field. Banks' sons, Joey...
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3 more probation sentences in Toledo sports bribery probe

DETROIT (AP) Three former football players at the University of Toledo have been placed on probation for their roles in a sports bribery scheme that occurred years ago at the Ohio school. Adam Cuomo, Quinton Broussard and Harvey ''Scooter'' McDougle Jr. admit taking money from Detroit-area gambler Ghazi Manni to provide information about the Rockets or their opponents a decade ago...
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Mateen Cleaves among analysts on Final Four homer broadcasts

NEW YORK (AP) Michigan State great Mateen Cleaves and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's son-in-law are among the commentators who will call the ''homer'' broadcasts during the Final Four. Turner Sports and CBS are bringing back the team-centric alternative telecasts for the NCAA semifinals that debuted last season. The rematch between Kentucky and Wisconsin on Saturday will feature some...
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Olympic gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas' family to get reality show

  Olympic women's gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star. The defending all-around gold medalist and her family will be featured in a new Oxygen reality show debuting later this year. The show, which will be co-produced by Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins among others, has the working title ''Douglas Family Gold.'' The series will...
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Tomas Berdych advances to quarterfinals at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Tomas Berdych advanced Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open when Gael Monfils fell and hurt his hip. The No. 8-seeded Berdych was leading 6-3, 3-2 when Monfils retired. Monfils, seeded 17th, said he bruised his hip but hopes to be able to play in his next scheduled tournament in Houston. Berdych, the runner-up at Key Biscayne in 2010, remains in...
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Check out Tom Izzo in 1977 coaching up high school kids at first job

We're a couple days away from Throwback Thursday but the time machine is ready early thanks to DNAinfo Chicago's Justin Breen, who uncovered some 1977 photos showing longtime Michigan Spartans skipper Tom Izzo during his first coaching gig at Ishpeming High School, which is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He was 22 years old in 1977. Take a look (click either one to enlarge...
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76ers-Wizards Preview

John Wall has been sensational on the Washington Wizards' homestand, though it isn't translating into enough victories. The lowly Philadelphia 76ers visit next, and they may be able to slow down Wall now that the energetic Ish Smith is starting at point guard. The Wizards also usually excel on the glass and will attempt to keep Nerlens Noel off the boards in Wednesday night's matchup...
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The Royals Way: Speed, defense and a top-notch bullpen

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The first thing Dayton Moore makes clear is that he never set out to change how baseball clubs are built. He simply wanted to win games, something the Kansas City Royals had repeatedly failed to do for nearly three decades. Never once did Moore think he'd become the next Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics' general manager whose use of advanced statistics revolutionized...
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Zach Zenner diary: Trying to impress on a Pro Day

Zach Zenner played running back at South Dakota State, where he became the first FCS back to rush for 2,000 yards in three different seasons and finished 12 yards shy of setting the FCS' all-time rushing record. Projected to be a late-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Zenner will take you through the process of training for the NFL Combine, his pro day, the anticipation for draft...
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Anonymous Mailbag

So last night on my drive back from Atlanta, I pulled into a gas station in middle of nowhere north Georgia at around midnight. I was starving so I set my gas pump to run and walked inside to buy dinner -- Mountain Dew and cheddar and sour cream potato chips and peanut M&M's because I'm awesome like that. When I came back outside to get in my car I put my snacks inside and then...
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Rio 2016 Olympic tickets go on sale despite football uncertainty

  The first phase of ticket sales for the Rio Olympics in 2016 began on Tuesday despite uncertainty about the football tournament. Nearly 7.5 million tickets are available to fans, but none for football games in Sao Paulo because the city and local Olympic organizers were not able to reach a deal ahead of the opening of the sales. Sao Paulo officials are still analyzing the costs...
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No British soccer teams will play at 2016 Olympics in Rio

  Britain will not have soccer teams at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because the English Football Association failed to gain support from the other three federations. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are against united British teams, saying they risk their independence within FIFA. The English FA have confirmed that the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish associations were...
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Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium gets the green light

Tottenham have announced an agreement has been reached with Archway Sheet Metal Works which clears the path for their new stadium to be built. The club have plans in place to construct a new 56,000-seater stadium on their White Hart Lane site but have faced a lengthy court battle with Archway - who refused to relocate to allow Tottenham to begin the process. Earlier in the month...
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'Top Gear Live' tour renamed 'Clarkson, Hammond and May Live'

So as to not disappoint current ticket-holders for the 2015 “Top Gear Live” world tour, BBC Worldwide has announced that the tour will go ahead but will be renamed “Clarkson, Hammond and May Live” and will not feature any BBC branding. “So as not to disappoint the thousands of people around the world who have already purchased tickets, BBC Worldwide has agreed with our...
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Orioles pitcher Tillman to start second straight season opener

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Chris Tillman has been selected to start the Baltimore Orioles' opener at Tampa Bay on April 6. Manager Buck Showalter picked Tillman as his opening-day starter for the second consecutive season. Tillman was 13-6 with a 3.34 ERA last season for the AL East champion Orioles. The 26-year-old is set to become the first Baltimore pitcher to start consecutive openers...
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Rays release infielder Alexi Casilla

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have released infielder Alexi Casilla. The veteran infielder, who signed a minor league contract with Tampa Bay in February, was batting .267 in 17 spring training games. The 30-year-old is a .247 hitter in nine big league seasons with Minnesota and Baltimore. Casilla was in the Rays' starting lineup for their split-squad game with Boston...
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Lawyers: Aaron Hernandez murder trial could finish next week

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Lawyers involved in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez say they expect the case to wrap up next week. The trial began Jan. 29 and was estimated to last six to 10 weeks. Prosecutors are still putting on their case against the former star tight end, who pleaded not guilty in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd was dating...
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Derby hopeful Far From Over sidelined with leg injury

Kentucky Derby hopeful Far From Over has been sidelined with a leg injury and is off the Triple Crown trail. The 3-year-old trained by Todd Pletcher was scheduled to run in Saturday's Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday. But a fractured left rear leg was found following a workout in Florida over the weekend. Far From Over won the Withers at the Big A and was among the...
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Phillies OF Domonic Brown to start season on disabled list

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown will start the season on the disabled list. The 27-year-old was out of the lineup for the 12th straight game on Tuesday with left Achilles tendinitis. The former All-Star was scheduled to return to the field as a designated hitter in a minor league game Tuesday afternoon. When Brown is placed on the DL prior to Monday...
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Cardinals officially add Kozma and Grichuk to Opening Day roster

JUPITER, Fla. -- Infielder Pete Kozma and outfielder Randal Grichuk will fill the Cardinals' final two bench spots on St. Louis' Opening Day roster. Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday he liked Kozma's versatility. The shortstop has also played third, second, some outfield and even practiced catching this spring training. Though he's known more for his defense than his bat, Kozma began...
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Olympic champ Gabby Douglas' family to get reality show

LOS ANGELES (AP) Olympic women's gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star. The defending all-around gold medalist and her family will be featured in a new Oxygen reality show debuting later this year. The show, which will be co-produced by Douglas and her mother Natalie Hawkins among others, has the working title ''Douglas Family Gold.''...
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Phillies' Domonic Brown to start season on disabled list

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown will start the season on the disabled list. The 27-year-old was out of the lineup for the 12th straight game on Tuesday with left Achilles tendinitis. The former All-Star was scheduled to return to the field as a designated hitter in a minor league game Tuesday afternoon. ''It's the right thing to do physically...
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Jordan Spieth speaks out on texting and driving

Nine months after Jordan Spieth signed an endorsement deal with AT&T, the 21-year-old Texan is starring in his first TV commercial with the Dallas-based company. Only he won't be pitching a product. Spieth is supporting the company's ''It Can Wait'' campaign against texting and driving. ''I like this more,'' Spieth said Monday night after his runner-up finish in the Texas Open...
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Kevin Durant undergoes successful bone graft surgery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Thunder star Kevin Durant has had successful bone graft surgery for a fracture in his right foot. The team has said the league's reigning MVP will miss the rest of the season and is expected to return to full basketball activities in four to six months. The Thunder said in a statement that Dr. Martin O'Malley operated Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery...
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