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Former NBA basketball player and FIBA World Cup Ambassador Kobe Bryant, left, passes a trophy to former NBA basketball player and Chinese Basketball Association president Yao Ming during the draw ceremony for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong Province, Saturday, March 16, 2019. The competition will take place in 8 cities across China later this year. (Chinatopix via AP)
March 16, 2019 - 10:02 pm
USA Basketball still doesn't know which players will be wearing the red, white and blue this summer in China. Their first three opponents, however, are finally set. The Americans' quest for an unprecedented third consecutive FIBA World Cup championship will start against the Czech Republic,...
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) celebrates his first of two goals during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 16, 2019 - 9:04 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn scored three goals for his first career hat trick, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 Saturday night in the teams' first meeting since last year's Eastern Conference finals. Tampa Bay set team records for wins (55) and points (114) in a...
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Kansas forward Dedric Lawson (1) blocks a shot by Iowa State forward Michael Jacobson (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big 12 men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
March 16, 2019 - 8:24 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lindell Wigginton found his way to Iowa State from Canada, Marial Shayok took a detour through the University of Virginia, and Michael Jacobson started his career at the University of Nebraska. Three players from three very different backgrounds now have something in common...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates in the second half of the team's NFL football preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, in Cleveland. With a shocking, blockbuster trade for superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the Browns flipped the NFL on its helmet and instantaneously changed their national perception. The Browns roster now includes Beckham, Mayfield, Jarvis Landry and Myles Garrett. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
March 16, 2019 - 7:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Baker Mayfield wasn't going to pass up this opportunity. Fully aware the Milwaukee Brewers wanted to protect him, Mayfield knew he wouldn't get into a spring training game during his two-day stay with the NL Central champions. But they let the Cleveland Browns quarterback get real...
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March 16, 2019 - 7:40 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Cole Custer postponed Kyle Busch's historic 200th victory for at least one more day. Custer held off Busch to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, preventing Busch from tying Richard Petty's record with his 200th win across NASCAR's three...
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Jon Rahm, of Spain, waves to the gallery as he arrives at the 17th hole during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 16, 2019 - 7:14 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jon Rahm can't think of a shot he missed Saturday in his round of 8-under 64 that took him from five shots behind to one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood in The Players Championship. The one bogey he made stood out for two reasons. It was nearly perfect...
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March 16, 2019 - 7:03 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Four drivers have earned a victory in the first four weeks of what's shaping up as a competitive NASCAR Cup Series season. Only two teams have reached Victory Lane, however. Two other giants of the sport are eager to join them. Stewart-Haas Racing and Hendrick Motorsports are...
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Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots a 3-point shot against Kentucky to give Tennessee a 78-76 lead in the final minute of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee held on to win 82-78. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2019 - 6:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Lamonte' Turner picked a perfect time to snap out of his shooting slump. Turner sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left as No. 8 Tennessee rallied to beat No. 4 Kentucky 82-78 in a Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinal thriller Saturday. Before...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, center, yells toward Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton as manager Gabe Kapler, right, and assistant trainer Chris Mudd check on him after he was hit by a pitch during the sixth inning in a spring training baseball game, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. Harper sustained a bruised right foot Friday, but manager Gabe Kapler said the team wasn't overly worries about the injury. Initial X-rays were negative, the team said, but Harper then left the ballpark for more detailed X-rays. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
March 16, 2019 - 6:23 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A day after an errant fastball bruised his right ankle, Phillies slugger Bryce Harper said he had no concerns about being ready for opening day. "As of right now, no," Harper said Saturday. "If I felt that way then I'd probably tell you guys. I really don't." Philadelphia...
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Michigan head coach John Beilein directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 16, 2019 - 5:59 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — No. 10 Michigan had just buried Minnesota when the focus shifted to the opportunity at hand. The Wolverines didn't just earn a shot at a record third straight Big Ten Tournament championship. They put themselves in position to get some payback against their archrival. Isaiah Livers...
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