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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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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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General Secretary of the Argentina's Footballers' Union (FAA) Sergio Marchi holds up the contract to implement a plan to professionalize women's soccer during a preseason conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, March 16, 2019. Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no money for their work on the field. (AP Photo/Daniel Jayo)
March 16, 2019 - 4:44 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's soccer association announced Saturday that the national women's league will be granted professional status, marking a milestone in a country that is home to Lionel Messi and some of the world's greatest players but still views soccer as largely a men's...
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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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