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  1. Kentucky squeaks out Final Four berth over Notre Dame
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    Kentucky squeaks out Final Four berth over Notre Dame

  2. NHL Playoff Death Watch: Chicago Blackhawks, wild card team?
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    NHL Playoff Death Watch: Chicago Blackhawks, wild card team?

  3. NCAA Hockey: More Boston magic; RIT pulls off massive upset
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    NCAA Hockey: More Boston magic; RIT pulls off massive upset

  4. Game of Thrones Night left hockey fans feeling flushed (Photo)
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    Game of Thrones Night left hockey fans feeling flushed (Photo)

  5. Whitecaps leave it late again, Robert Earnshaw scores winner to beat Timbers 2-1
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    Whitecaps leave it late again, Robert Earnshaw scores winner to beat Timbers 2-1

  6. Penguins’ Kris Letang out with (another) concussion after Doan hit
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    Penguins’ Kris Letang out with (another) concussion after Doan hit

  7. NHL Three Stars: In which Tyler Bozak tallies a hat trick vs. Ottawa
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    NHL Three Stars: In which Tyler Bozak tallies a hat trick vs. Ottawa

  8. Craig Anderson makes ridiculous blocker saves, somehow blamed for loss (Video)
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    Craig Anderson makes ridiculous blocker saves, somehow blamed for loss (Video)

  9. NBA Playoff Picture Update: Warriors come out, play, clinch top seed
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    NBA Playoff Picture Update: Warriors come out, play, clinch top seed

  10. Is the AL Central baseball's best division?
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    Is the AL Central baseball's best division?

  11. Milos Raonic wins routinely, Vasek Pospisil is routined at the Miami Open
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    Milos Raonic wins routinely, Vasek Pospisil is routined at the Miami Open

  12. Survivor's recourse: UK shows what happens when it gets pushed to the brink
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  • Penguins’ Kris Letang out with (another) concussion after Doan hit

    Penguins’ Kris Letang out with (another) concussion after Doan hit

    Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is out indefinitely after suffering concussion at the hands of Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan in a game on Saturday. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 5 minutes ago
  • Yankees' Teixeira hit on leg by pitch, says he's fine

    New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left a minor league intrasquad game Sunday with a bruised right knee after being hit by a pitch. After he returned to Steinbrenner Field from the minor league complex, Teixeira said he was ''fine.'' He … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 minutes ago
  • Soccer team reenacts George Brett's pine tar incident at Yankee Stadium

    Soccer team reenacts George Brett's pine tar incident at Yankee Stadium

    Sporting Kansas City used their visit to the new Yankee Stadium wisely. … More »

    Big League Stew - 23 minutes ago
  • Cards scratch LHP Garcia due to shoulder

    Cards scratch LHP Garcia due to shoulder

    Jaime Garcia was scratched from Sunday's start by the St. Louis Cardinals because his surgically-repaired shoulder doesn't feel right, making it unlikely he will start the season on the active roster. Garcia, who had been among three pitchers … More »

    AP - Sports - 45 minutes ago
  • Rockies' Gonzalez OK after knee scare

    Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez felt pain in his surgically repaired left knee and panicked. Gonzalez declared himself pain-free Sunday, two days after leaving early in a game against San Diego. ''I'm not going to go against him … More »

    AP - Sports - 50 minutes ago
  • Canadians blank Russia 4-0 at women's world hockey championship in Sweden

    Canadians blank Russia 4-0 at women's world hockey championship in Sweden

    MALMO, Sweden - Canada bounced back from a loss to start the women's world hockey championship with a 4-0 victory over Russia on Sunday. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 52 minutes ago
  • Defensive Plays of the Week

    Defensive Plays of the Week

    The best blocks and steals from the past week in the NBA. … More »

    NBA.com - 55 minutes ago
  • Assists of the Week

    Assists of the Week

    The best dishes and dimes from the past week in the NBA. … More »

    NBA.com - 55 minutes ago
  • Dunks of the Week

    Dunks of the Week

    The best slams and jams from the past week in the NBA. … More »

    NBA.com - 56 minutes ago
  • Plays of the Week

    Plays of the Week

    Check out the biggest clutch shots, dunks and other top plays from the past week in the NBA. … More »

    NBA.com - 56 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Paolini the smartest as Italian veteran wins Gent-Wevelgem

    Italian veteran Luca Paolini outwitted a select group of favourites to win the Gent-Wevelgem one-day classic in difficult conditions on Sunday. The 38-year-old Katusha rider attacked from a small group of top guns six kilometres from the line and … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • Larson ruled out after fainting

    Larson ruled out after fainting

    NASCAR driver Kyle Larson was ruled out of Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway, failing to get medical clearance after fainting during an autograph session. Regan Smith was to replace Larson in the No. 42 Chevrolet at Martinsville. Larson, the … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • Brazil sink Chile to continue winning run

    By Tom Hayward LONDON (Reuters) - Brazil won their eighth successive game since the World Cup as Roberto Firmino's goal gave them a feisty 1-0 victory over Chile in a friendly at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Firmino, a 61st-minute … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 18 minutes ago
  • Canadian women move up one spot into tie for No. 8 in new FIFA rankings

    TORONTO - Canada has climbed one spot to No. 8 in the latest FIFA's women's soccer rankings. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 26 minutes ago
  • RHP Alvarez to start Marlins' opener

    RHP Alvarez to start Marlins' opener

    Henderson Alvarez has been picked to start the Miami Marlins' opener against the Atlanta Braves on April 6. Alvarez went 12-7 with a 2.65 ERA for Miami last season. The right-hander, who turns 25 on April 18, was the favorite because Jose … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • MMA amateurs say NY should let them turn pro here

    COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) -- While proposals to legalize professional mixed martial arts have been deadlocked for eight years at New York's statehouse, the amateur sport has grown in gyms across the state. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 58 minutes ago
  • Peraud retains Criterium International title, Pinot fails

    France's Jean-Christophe Peraud retained his Criterium International title when he won the queen stage, a 189.5-km ride finishing at the top of the Col de l'Ospedale in Corsica on Sunday. The AG2R-La Mondiale rider attacked on the final climb, a … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 6 minutes ago
  • In-form Porte triumphs in Tour of Catalonia

    Team Sky's Richie Porte held on to his overnight lead to win the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday, the in-form Australian securing one of the biggest victories of his career and laying down a marker for the Giro d'Italia. Porte held off a strong … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
  • UPDATE 1-Cycling-In-form Porte triumphs in Tour of Catalonia

    * Australian Team Sky rider holds on to overnight lead * Movistar's Valverde wins final stage and claims second (Adds quotes) BARCELONA, March 29 (Reuters) - Team Sky's Richie Porte held on to his overnight lead to win the Tour of Catalonia on … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 10 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Peraud retains Criterium International title, Pinot fails

    France's Jean-Christophe Peraud retained his Criterium International title when he won the queen stage, a 189.5-km ride finishing at the top of the Col de l'Ospedale in Corsica on Sunday. The AG2R-La Mondiale rider attacked on the final climb, a … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 12 minutes ago
  • Gibbs' son being treated for brain issue

    Gibbs' son being treated for brain issue

    Joe Gibbs says his son, J.D., is his hero and the most courageous person he's ever been around. Joe Gibbs Racing announced this week the younger Gibbs, who is the team president, is undergoing treatment for ''symptoms impacting areas of brain … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 24 minutes ago
  • Astros send Correa, Dominguez to minors

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Top prospect Carlos Correa and Matt Dominguez, Houston's regular third baseman for the last two seasons, are among eight players cut by the Astros from their big league spring training camp. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 28 minutes ago
  • Ferrari's Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix to halt Mercedes F1 winning streak at 8

    Ferrari's Vettel wins Malaysian Grand Prix to halt Mercedes F1 winning streak at 8

    Fears that Mercedes would dominate the 2015 Formula One season were swept aside in a flash of Ferrari red on Sunday as a tearful Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix and announced himself as a genuine title contender. Most observers were … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 33 minutes ago
  • Man United's Smalling hails Van Gaal impact

    Man United's Smalling hails Van Gaal impact

    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling hailed manager Louis van Gaal as the reason behind his upturn in form and believes he is now playing the best football of his career. Smalling has struggled for consistency since joining United from Fulham … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 50 minutes ago
  • Braves release LHP Russell

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Left-hander James Russell has been released by the Atlanta Braves. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 55 minutes ago
  • Mercedes hear the wake-up call

    Mercedes hear the wake-up call

    By John O'Brien SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Alarms sounded at Formula One world champions Mercedes on Sunday after Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel beat them fair and square in Malaysia. "It was a wake-up call, it’s going to remind us it’s not an … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Volta a Catalunya final classification

    March 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Final Classification from Volta a Catalunya on Sunday 1. Richie Porte (Australia / Team Sky) 30:30:30" 2. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) +4" 3. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy / AG2R) +5" 4. Alberto Contador (Spain / … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • NHL Playoff Death Watch: Chicago Blackhawks, wild card team?

    NHL Playoff Death Watch: Chicago Blackhawks, wild card team?

    Over in the West, the Minnesota Wild moved into third place in the Central, as the Chicago Blackhawks dropped to the first wild card. It’s likely a temporary inconvenience for the Hawks, who have two games in-hand on the Wild. But Minnesota has a … More »

    Puck Daddy - 3 hours ago
  • Team by team analysis of Malaysian Grand Prix

    Team by team analysis of Malaysian Grand Prix

    Team by team analysis of Sunday's Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix (listed in current championship order): - - - - MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 2, Nico Rosberg 3) World champion Hamilton started on pole and led until the safety car was deployed, when … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Early McCullum exit a huge blow for New Zealand

    By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE (Reuters) - This was not how the script was supposed to run for Brendon McCullum, the personification of the aggressive cricket that had taken New Zealand to their first World Cup final. His day's work at the Melbourne … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Factbox - Reaction to Australia's fifth World Cup victory

    Following are reactions to Australia's fifth World Cup triumph after they beat New Zealand in Sunday's final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. - - - - Australia captain Michael Clarke: "I think obviously there's no such thing as fairy-tales in … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Starc award defies trend in bat-dominated tournament

    Starc award defies trend in bat-dominated tournament

    By Julian Linden MELBOURNE (Reuters) - At a World Cup dominated by batsmen and huge scores, it was an old-fashioned fast bowler who ultimately played the biggest role in Australia's success. Mitchell Starc, whose devastating pace and movement … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Verstappen adds another record with first F1 points

    Verstappen adds another record with first F1 points

    By John O'Brien SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Max Verstappen's rush into the record books continued on Sunday when the 17-year-old Dutch driver became Formula One's youngest ever points scorer with seventh place for Toro Rosso at the Malaysian Grand … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Vancouver shares Olympic lessons with Toronto ahead of Pan Am Games

    Vancouver shares Olympic lessons with Toronto ahead of Pan Am Games

    In their effort to fight congestion during this summer's Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, organizers in Ontario are taking cues from those who have been there, done that. Transportation planners involved in preparing for the international competition … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago
  • Cycling-In-form Porte triumphs at Tour of Catalonia

    Richie Porte of Team Sky held on to his overnight lead to win the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday, the in-form Australian securing one of the biggest wins of his career and laying down a marker for the Giro d'Italia. Porte held off a strong challenge … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • New Zealand 'cop it sweet' after Australia humbling

    New Zealand 'cop it sweet' after Australia humbling

    By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE (Reuters) - New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum said sometimes you have to "cop it sweet" and admit you were beaten by a better team after they were hammered by seven wickets in their first World Cup final on Sunday. … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Game of Thrones Night left hockey fans feeling flushed (Photo)

    Game of Thrones Night left hockey fans feeling flushed (Photo)

    The Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League created their own Iron Throne on “Game of Thrones Night” … and took the “Throne” part quite seriously. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 4 hours ago
  • Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish

    Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Steve Smith's pull to the Melbourne Cricket Ground fence to bring up the winning runs for Australia on Sunday was a fitting ending for a player who was instrumental in his team's campaign for a fifth World Cup … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • NZ hold back retirements to allow Australia to bask

    By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Some New Zealand players may have decided to call time on their one-day or international careers but there will be no immediate announcements to allow Australia to bask in their World Cup triumph, skipper … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • New Zealand hold back retirements to allow Australia to bask

    New Zealand hold back retirements to allow Australia to bask

    By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Some New Zealand players may have decided to call time on their one-day or international careers but there will be no immediate announcements to allow Australia to bask in their World Cup triumph, skipper … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago