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Nadal beats Delbonis, reaches semis in Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard needed just over an hour to defeat the 59th-ranked Argentine at the clay-court tournament in Buenos Aires. Nadal will next face another local in Carlos Berlocq, who beat Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3...
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Timberwolves F Garnett to rest against Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) Minnesota coach Flip Saunders says he plans to rest Kevin Garnett for the Timberwolves' game against the Chicago Bulls. The Timberwolves reacquired Garnett in a trade with Brooklyn last week, and he had five points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 19 minutes in an emotional 97-77 victory over Washington on Wednesday night. But Saunders decided to rest the 38-year-old...
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Quinnipiac beats Siena 73-63

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) Zaid Hearst had 20 points, Evan Conti added 18 and Quinnipiac snapped a three-game losing streak with a 73-63 victory over Siena on Friday. Quinnipiac (15-13, 9-10 Metro Atlantic) took its first 20-point lead at 52-32 and led by as many as 23. Siena got no closer than 15 points until closing the game with a 7-0 run. Ousmane Drame had 11 points and 16 rebounds...
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Blackhawks acquire veteran D Timonen from Flyers for picks

  The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from Philadelphia on Friday for a 2015 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2016 fourth-rounder. Timonen is set to return after being sidelined all season because of blood clots discovered in his leg and lungs last summer. The 39-year-old native of Finland has been expected to retire after this season, although the...
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Blackhawks acquire D Timonen from Flyers

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from Philadelphia on Friday for a 2015 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2016 fourth-rounder. Timonen is set to return after being sidelined all season because of blood clots discovered in his leg and lungs last summer. The 39-year-old native of Finland has been expected to retire after this season, although the trade...
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Olympic champion Christensen returns to where it began

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) Joss Christensen won the slopestyle at the U.S Freeskiing Grand Prix in January 2014 and his life has never been the same since. That victory allowed him to grab the final spot on the Olympic team and sent him to Sochi. The Park City native went on win the gold in one of the biggest surprises of the games. Christensen won the same event in his hometown Friday...
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New champ Wilder eyes heavyweight unification bout with Klitschko

  Deontay Wilder is driving around in a Hummer and sports cars, leaving his beer delivery truck days far behind. He watched the Super Bowl from the stands instead of his couch and made his rounds at the NBA All-Star game, too. His decade-long journey from community college dropout to keg hauler to boxing celebrity was cemented with his unanimous decision over Bermane Stiverne on...
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Guardiola expresses his delight following Bayern's win over Cologne

Bayern Munich head coach Josep Guardiola was left satisfied with another victory after his team's 4-1 defeat of Cologne at the Allianz Arena. The reigning Bundesliga champion had scored 14 goals in its previous two league outings and looked in the mood for another heavy win on Friday as it went 2-0 up inside 10 minutes courtesy of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery. However...
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NHL fines Sharks' Couture $5,000 for tripping Wings' Smith from behind

  Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Friday for tripping Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith. Couture came from behind and used his skate to knock Smith to the ice in the third period of Detroit's 3-2 victory on Thursday night. He was called for tripping on the play, while Smith was assessed a hooking penalty. The fine is the maximum allowed...
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Boxer Oscar Diaz, badly injured in fight nearly 7 years ago dead at 32

  Oscar Diaz, a former welterweight boxing champion whose career ended when he sustained a debilitating brain injury in a fight nearly seven years ago, has died. He was 32. The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that Diaz died Thursday. The agency had yet to determine a cause of death Friday. Diaz was in a coma for two months and spent seven months in a hospital after...
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Rothwell vs. Mitrione, Henderson vs. Boetsch headed to New Orleans

Three new bouts have been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in New Orleans on June 6 including a heavyweight showdown between Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione as well as the return of Dan Henderson as he takes on Tim Boetsch. The new fights were announced during the UFC 184 weigh-in show on FOX Sports 1. Rothwell is coming off the biggest win of his career in the UFC after...
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Flames captain Giordano out indefinitely with upper-body injury

  Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano has been sidelined indefinitely with an undisclosed upper-body injury and won't play against the New York Islanders on Friday night. The NHL's top-scoring defenseman left Wednesday night's 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils in the third period after he was hauled down by Devils forward Steve Bernier. General manager Brad Treliving says the...
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Lydia Ko shoots course record in New Zealand Women's Open

  Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a course-record 11-under 61 on Saturday to take the early second-round lead in the New Zealand Women's Open. The 17-year-old New Zealander, coming off a victory Sunday in the Women's Australian Open, broke the Clearwater record of 63 set last year by Mi Hyang Lee in her victory. Ko rebounded from an opening bogey with an eagle on the par-5 second and birdied...
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Everton-Arsenal Preview

Arsenal return to Premier League action against Everton on Sunday after suffering a disappointing mid-week defeat in Europe. The Gunners (14-6-6) are going well in the Premier League and have moved up to third place after winning five of their last six matches. However, Arsenal's hopes of success in Europe were dealt a heavy blow following a 3-1 defeat to French side Monaco at the...
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Barca's Luis Enrique accuses media of launching 'campaign' on Suarez

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has accused English media of launching a campaign against Luis Suarez after claims he bit another opponent midweek. Suarez returned to English shores for the first time since leaving Liverpool in July, scoring twice in a 2-1 win at Manchester City. Despite his goal-scoring exploits, many media outlets in the UK instead focused on images they say appeared...
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Brewers 3B Ramirez says this 'probably' is final season

PHOENIX (AP) It's never easy for a baseball player to leave his family for six weeks of spring training, no matter how nice the weather is in Arizona. This year, though, was harder than most for Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez. And on Friday, he said he wouldn't be doing it anymore. ''When I was leaving this year, I don't think I can do that again,'' he said Friday...
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Bruins goalie Rask scratched for game against Devils

  Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has had his streak of playing in 18 straight games snapped. Rask was not feeling well at the Bruins' morning skate Friday and he did not dress for the game against the New Jersey Devils later that night. He had started 16 of the last 18 games. Niklas Svedberg started in goal for the Bruins. His last start was on Feb. 10 against Dallas and he was...
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Lydia Ko shoots 61 in New Zealand Women's Open

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a course-record 11-under 61 on Saturday to take the early second-round lead in the New Zealand Women's Open. The 17-year-old New Zealander, coming off a victory Sunday in the Women's Australian Open, broke the Clearwater record of 63 set last year by Mi Hyang Lee in her victory. Ko rebounded from an opening bogey with an eagle...
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Healthy Pollock critical to any Diamondbacks success

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Uncertainty abounds in position after position for the Arizona Diamondbacks this spring. Center field isn't one of them. A.J. Pollock has that spot nailed down and he will be looking to re-start that All-Star level of performance he had before a hand injury derailed it all. ''He's one of the catalysts of our team,'' general manager Dave Stewart said. ''He...
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Home sweet home: No. 8 Kansas returns to Allen Fieldhouse to take on Texas

Kansas should be pleased to return home, and not simply because of its spotless record at Allen Fieldhouse. After tangling with court stormers following an upset loss, the Jayhawks head back to Lawrence on Saturday to take on a Texas team which failed to utilize its superior size in a previous loss to them this season. The eighth-ranked Jayhawks (22-6, 11-4 Big 12) shot 39.3 percent...
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Mexico Open: Maria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virus

  Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia because of a stomach virus. The third-seeded Garcia will face fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Bacsinszky beat Bulgaria's Sesil Karatantcheva 6-2, 6-4. In the men's semifinals, top-seeded Kei Nishikori...
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Maria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virus

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia because of a stomach virus. The third-seeded Garcia will face fifth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in the hard-court event at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Bacsinszky beat Bulgaria's Sesil Karatantcheva 6-2, 6-4. In the men's semifinals, top...
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Sprint Cup Series starting lineup: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole on Friday night for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Below is the full 43-car starting lineup for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500:
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Joey Logano follows Daytona win by taking pole in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn't get on the track after failing to pass inspection. Among those who didn't get to take a lap Friday evening: Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart. At least they'll be in the race. That...
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Blue Jackets place Calvert on injured list, recall Gibbons

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Matt Calvert on injured reserve and recalled center Brian Gibbons from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Calvert is out indefinitely due to a concussion. Calvert has recorded 10 goals and nine assists in 49 games this season and has totaled 39 goals and 43 assists in 202 career...
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