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Dominic Thiem, of Austria, celebrates winning a game against Milos Raonic, of Canada, during their semifinal match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 16, 2019 - 5:27 pm
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Dominic Thiem outlasted Milos Raonic 7-6 (3), 6-7 (3), 6-4 on Saturday to reach the BNP Paribas Open final after Roger Federer advanced when Rafael Nadal withdrew because of a knee injury. A somber Nadal announced his withdrawal a couple hours before he was scheduled to...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper looks down at the baseball after getting hit by a pitch during the sixth inning in a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, 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 - 4:40 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper sat out the Philadelphia Phillies' game against the Houston Astros on Saturday, saying he's "a little sore" one day after getting hit by a pitch and bruising his right ankle. Manager Gabe Kapler said he had no concerns about Harper being ready for opening day on...
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Auburn guard Jared Harper (1) makes a 3-point shot against Florida guard Jalen Hudson in the closing seconds of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Auburn won 65-62. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2019 - 4:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers are stringing together some impressive accomplishments with coach Bruce Pearl. Now they have a chance at something particularly special before the NCAA Tournament. Jared Harper hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left as No. 22 Auburn held off Florida 65-62...
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Tiger Woods reacts to hitting his drive into the water on the 17th hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 16, 2019 - 2:43 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods could have avoided the water on his second attempt to the island-green 17th under the new Rules of Golf. Instead, he hit a second shot into the water and made quadruple bogey. It raises anew the semantical question that has been around as long as The...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (14) plays in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Ingram will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a deep venous thrombosis in his right arm, the Lakers announced Saturday, March 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
March 16, 2019 - 1:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers forward Brandon Ingram is expected to be ready for next season after undergoing surgery on his right arm. Ingram had thoracic outlet decompression surgery Saturday, the Lakers say. Ingram was declared out for the season earlier this month after he was diagnosed with deep...
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Former NBA basketball player and FIBA World Cup Ambassador Kobe Bryant, center, speaks 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 - 11:07 am
Kobe Bryant has a message for USA Basketball going into the FIBA World Cup: Be ready. Bryant, the two-time Olympic gold medalist for the U.S. and one of the global ambassadors for this summer's World Cup, spent part of his Saturday night at the tournament draw ceremony in China with his hands on...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin holds the women's World Cup slalom discipline trophy at the alpine ski, World Cup finals in Soldeu, Andorra, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
March 16, 2019 - 9:54 am
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Citius, altius, 40th. Embodying the Olympic motto in a World Cup slalom Saturday, Mikaela Shiffrin went faster in her second slalom run and higher in the World Cup all-time lists by being stronger than Wendy Holdener to win an intense duel. Shiffrin's 40th career victory in...
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Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Saturday, March 16, 2019. Ichiro is back in his native Japan and enjoying it while he can. He will play for the Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in the first two games of the Major League Baseball season at Tokyo Dome (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
March 16, 2019 - 8:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki is enjoying it while he can. He's back in Japan and sure to play at the Tokyo Dome when the Seattle Mariners face the Oakland Athletics in two games to open the Major League Baseball season. He's 45 and knows it can end any moment, but if he has a grand retirement plan,...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain puts his hands together after qualifying on pole for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 16, 2019. The first race of the year is Sunday. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
March 16, 2019 - 3:22 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton produced the fastest lap ever at the Australian Grand Prix to take pole position at the Formula One season opener for the sixth consecutive year. The five-time world champion edged Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas' leading time with seconds remaining to...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket against North Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 16, 2019 - 3:11 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson didn't hesitate when he saw his shot for the lead coming off the rim late in a tense game with Duke's fierce rival. He bounced right back up in traffic for the kind of play that only he can make with his athleticism and size. Yes, the Blue Devils' freshman...
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