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Mar 23

Hornets rally in the fourth quarter for 109-102 win (Yahoo Sports)

The Charlotte Hornets aren’t sure they have enough time to climb into the Eastern Conference playoff picture, but the feeling is whatever chance they have is giving them purpose down the stretch. The Hornets certainly looked the part of a team on a mi…

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Mar 23

Thomas scores 25; Celtics stay hot at home with 109-100 win (Yahoo Sports)

The Boston Celtics just needed a little reminder to focus on playing instead of worrying about where they were in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Avery Bradley had 18 with eight rebounds and the Celtics beat the I…

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Mar 23

Seattle signs DB Bradley McDougald, K John Lunsford (Yahoo Sports)

The Seattle Seahawks have added depth in the secondary by signing defensive back Bradley McDougald. Seattle announced the signing of McDougald and kicker John Lunsford on Wednesday night. McDougald spent the past four seasons with Tampa Bay.

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Mar 23

Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll past 76ers (Yahoo Sports)

Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Thunder have won 16 straight games aga…

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Mar 23

Manfred: WBC tournament had major success, has bright future (Yahoo Sports)

Even before the United States took the field to face Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic championship on Wednesday night, Rob Manfred was confident in declaring this sometimes troubled tournament to be a smashing success. The Major League Baseb…

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Mar 23

Ex-Baylor football player accused of 2013 sexual assault (Yahoo Sports)

WACO, Texas (AP) — A former Baylor football player has been arrested after a grand jury indicted him on three second-degree felony sexual assault counts arising from a 2013 incident while he was with the Bears.

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Mar 23

Bulls honor late Jerry Krause with moment of silence (Yahoo Sports)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls honored late general manager Jerry Krause with a moment of silence before their game against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.

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Mar 22

Jets sign defensive lineman Mike Pennel to 1-year deal (Yahoo Sports)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Mike Pennel to a one-year deal.

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Mar 22

NASCAR suspends crew chiefs for Keselowski and Harvick (The Associated Press)

NASCAR suspended the crew chiefs for Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick on Wednesday for violations at Phoenix Raceway. Keselowski’s car failed post-race inspection on Sunday and NASCAR suspended crew chief Paul Wolfe three races. Wolfe was also fined…

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Mar 22

76ers’ Embiid to undergo surgery for torn meniscus (Yahoo Sports)

The Philadelphia 76ers say center Joel Embiid will undergo surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee. Coach Brett Brown said ”there has been tremendous due diligence … and research” before the decision about surgery was made.

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Mar 22

Jaguars sign tight end Mychal Rivera to 2-year contract (Yahoo Sports)

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent tight end Mychal Rivera to a two-year contract. Rivera spent the first four years of his NFL career in Oakland, where he caught 146 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns in 61 games. A sixth-round dr…

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Mar 22

New Vikings RB Latavius Murray has ankle surgery (Yahoo Sports)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — New Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray had successful ankle surgery Wednesday.

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Mar 22

Blues’ Stastny listed week to week with lower-body injury (Yahoo Sports)

The St. Louis Blues announced forward Paul Stastny is week to week with a lower-body injury. Stastny was injured in the Blues’ 4-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night. The injury to Stastny is a blow to the Blues’ center depth with Jo…

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Mar 22

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82 (Yahoo Sports)

As a big league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre. ”When you think of big, with that deep voice, that booming voice, he could hold a team meeting, boy, he could scare you right out of your seat,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona recalled. G…

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Mar 22

Serial numbers, game photos may help verify Brady jerseys (Yahoo Sports)

Now that authorities believe they have recovered the jersey stolen from Tom Brady’s locker following the Patriots’ Super Bowl win last month, the next step will be determining whether it is in fact the MVP quarterback’s missing grass-stained garment. …

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Mar 22

Matz, Wheeler struggle as opening day nears (Yahoo Sports)

Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler took a step back Wednesday in the Mets’ 15-9 loss to the Miami Marlins, a shaky sign for New York with opening day less than two weeks away. Last time I was up out of the zone and had some walks,” Matz said. You try to n…

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