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Heat's Bosh out for season with blo...

Heat's Bosh out for season with blood clots

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh will miss at least the remainder of the season after developing blood clots on one of his lungs, the team announced Saturday.
LeBron (42), Cavs take Warriors sho...

LeBron (42), Cavs take Warriors showdown

LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 on Thursday night for their 18th victory in 20 games.
Vandy coach scolds player, later ap...

Vandy coach scolds player, later apologizes

Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings has apologized for a postgame incident Thursday night in which he berated Commodores player Wade Baldwin IV profanely, at one point saying, "I'm going to f---ing kill you."
Report: Hamilton had drug, alcohol ...

Report: Hamilton had drug, alcohol relapse

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton reportedly suffered a drug relapse involving the use of cocaine and alcohol in the offseason.
Westbrook triple-double not enough ...

Westbrook triple-double not enough vs. Suns

Russell Westbrook scored 39 points in his 12th career triple-double but missed what would have been the game-tying layup with 5.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Phoenix Suns beat Oklahoma City 117-113 on Thursday night.
Earl Lloyd dies; helped break NBA r...

Earl Lloyd dies; helped break NBA race barrier

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.

MSNBC

Blackhawks' Kane has surgery for br...

Blackhawks' Kane has surgery for broken left clavicle

CHICAGO (AP) Blackhawks star Patrick Kane had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken left collarbone, likely sidelining the dynamic forward for the rest of the season unless Chicago makes another deep run in the playoffs.

Team physician Dr. Michael Terry and Dr. Bradley Merk performed the surgery, and Terry said a full recovery will take "approximately 12 weeks."

Kane, who leads Chicago with 27 goals and 37 assists, lost his balance and crashed into the boards after he was cross-checked by Florida defenseman Alex Petrovic with 12:11 left in the first period of Tuesday night's 3-2 shootout victory over the Panthers.

He stayed down on the ice for a short time and was hunched over as he skated to the bench and went straight to the locker room.

The three-month timeline means Kane would be out until the Western Conference finals. The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2013 and lost to eventual champion Los Angeles in the conference finals a year ago, but it will be quite difficult to make a similar run without Kane, who was working on one of his best seasons.

"You miss a valuable guy, a buddy," coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday night. "He's having one of those years that are very noticeable. But the guys still got to stick with it. Playing the right way will be emphasized as we go along."

The 26-year-old Kane led Chicago with 20 points in last year's postseason. He had the winning goal against Philadelphia when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010, and won the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP when they won the title again two years ago.

"I don't think you replace the things that he does with the puck, the attention he gets," teammate Patrick Sharp said. "But one of the strengths of our organization is depth. When a player goes down, you try to collectively try to fill in for him. But you know, as well, as you can't replace Kaner."

The Blackhawks began preparing for the rest of the season when they placed Kane on long-term injured reserve Wednesday and recalled forward Teuvo Teravainen from Rockford of the American Hockey League. The 20-year-old Teravainen, who has two goals and two assists in 15 games with Chicago, is regarded as one of the NHL's top prospects.

The Blackhawks also assigned Trevor van Riemsdyk to their top minor league affiliate. The rookie defenseman, who had left knee surgery in November, likely will return after a conditioning stint with the IceHogs.

Kane's move to long-term injured reserve also creates some room with the salary cap ahead of Monday's trade deadline. But a couple of possible targets for the Blackhawks were on the move on Wednesday, and it's unclear what direction general manager Stan Bowman will take after the massive loss.

Chicago visits Florida on Thursday and Tampa Bay on Friday, and then returns to for a three-game homestand beginning Monday against Carolina.

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Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap

Angels' Hamilton meeting with MLB a...

Angels' Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue.

Angels spokesman Tim Mead confirmed the Los Angeles Times' initial report Wednesday that Hamilton went to New York to meet with baseball officials. The team declined to give any more specific information.

Hamilton hasn't reported to spring training in Arizona after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder earlier this month. He is expected to be out until after the regular season begins.

The 2010 AL MVP is entering the third season of a five-year, $125 million contract. Hamilton has been a disappointment for the Angels, batting just .255 with 31 homers and 123 RBIs in two seasons.

Hamilton also has a well-chronicled history of drug addiction and alcohol abuse, leading to previous suspensions.

MLB declined comment on Hamilton.

AP source: Manning, Broncos talking...

AP source: Manning, Broncos talking about reworking contract

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) It looks as if it's going to come down to money.

A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirms the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning's representatives are discussing ways to revise his contract and give the team more flexibility in free agency.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.

Manning, who has made more money than any player in pro football history, is due to make another $19 million in both 2015 and `16, and his salary cap number for next season is $21.2 million.

John Elway has traditionally been one of the more aggressive general managers in the NFL when it comes to free agency, and he has plenty of problems to fix again this offseason.

Last year he lured DeMarcus Ware, T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib and Emmanuel Sanders, Pro Bowlers all, and he wants to make another run at a Super Bowl title with Manning, who turns 39 next month.

Redoing Manning's deal would give Elway more maneuverability as he addresses Denver's offseason needs, including retooling the offensive line that figures to have up to three new members next season.

Following Denver's playoff loss to his former team, the Indianapolis Colts, last month, Manning was non-committal about playing next season, which would be his 18th in the NFL. Elway asked him the next morning not to make a rash decision.

Manning flew to Denver on Feb. 12 to meet with Elway and new coach Gary Kubiak, both of whom said at the NFL scouting combine last week that they expected Manning to be their quarterback next season.

Manning must also pass a physical by March 5 where doctors check to see if there's any degeneration in his surgically repaired neck, but both the five-time MVP and Elway have said they consider that a mere formality.

The Broncos figure to have about $27 million to work with under the projected $148 million salary cap in 2015, but a franchise tag for star receiver Demaryius Thomas next week would eat up about half of that figure. Placing the franchise tag on Thomas would buy them some time to negotiate a long-term deal. They did that with kicker Matt Prater and blindside protector Ryan Clady.

They also have to allot at least $6 million for their bevy of draft picks that's expected to include multiple compensatory selections for all the free agents they lost last year.

Manning owns most of the significant QB records and is a half-season's worth of yards - 2,148 - shy of breaking Brett Favre's yardage record of 71,838.

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Cop: Shell casings in Hernandez car...

Cop: Shell casings in Hernandez car, at scene from same gun

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) A shell casing found in a car rented by ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and at the scene of a killing near his home were fired from the same weapon, a state police sergeant testified Wednesday.

Five shell casings were found near where Odin Lloyd was shot to death June 17, 2013, in an industrial park not far from the Hernandez home in North Attleborough. An employee of a rental car business has previously testified that she found one shell casing under the driver's seat of Hernandez's rented Nissan Altima, which he returned the day of the killing.

Police later found that shell casing in a trash bin at the business.

Sgt. Stephen Walsh testified Wednesday that his examination determined all six .45-caliber casings were fired by the same gun. He said they were consistent with having been fired from a Glock.

The murder weapon has never been found.

During cross-examination, the defense went after Walsh for not looking more thoroughly for ways to match the bullets, such as by contacting the manufacturer or by checking a national database for comparing bullets.

Mavs suspend Rondo for game after e...

Mavs suspend Rondo for game after exchange with Carlisle

ATLANTA (AP) The Dallas Mavericks suspended Rajon Rondo for their game Wednesday night in Atlanta for conduct detrimental to the team, a day after the point guard had a heated exchange on the court with coach Rick Carlisle and was benched.

Carlisle said he must communicate better with Rondo.

"The incident last night was born in large part from poor communication between him and I," Carlisle said before Dallas' 104-87 loss. "That's on both of us. We had a long talk about the situation today and we both agreed we need to communicate more frequently and we need to work on the solution of making his stint as a Dallas Maverick the most successful one possible."

Rondo came out with 8:10 left in the third quarter of Dallas' 99-92 home victory over Toronto. He was bringing the ball up the court when Carlisle angrily shouted for a timeout and exchanged words with Rondo from several feet away as the player headed to the bench.

The Mavericks were trailing by nine when Rondo was pulled and rallied with backups Devin Harris and J.J. Barea running the offense along with leading scorer Monta Ellis, who sometimes handles the ball.

Carlisle said Rondo will return as a starter for the Mavericks' next game against Brooklyn on Saturday.

"It's one game. He'll serve it tonight," Carlisle said. "We'll be off tomorrow. He'll practice Friday and he'll be back in the starting lineup on Saturday. The events of last night are now in the past and we've got to move forward.

"I need to say this very clearly: He's an extremely important part of our team. Our efforts to get to the highest possible level largely hinge on ... playing well with him. He needs to play well with us and we need to play well with him. It's a two-way street."

Carlisle said the suspension was "an organizational decision."

The suspension left the Mavericks with only 11 players against the Hawks. Center Tyson Chandler was held out with a hip contusion and forward Amare Stoudemire was rested with the team playing on back-to-back days. Forward Chandler Parsons was held out with a left ankle injury.

Acquired in a trade with Boston in December to try to improve the playoff outlook for the Mavericks in the difficult Western Conference, Rondo hasn't had an easy transition.

The four-time All-Star who won a title with the Celtics in 2008 was on the bench in the final minutes of a four-point loss to Chicago about a month after the trade and said afterward he didn't have a problem with Carlisle's decision. Dallas' offense has sunk from the top of the league to fourth in points per game since he arrived.

"For us to get where we want to get ... his abilities have to be utilized by us the best possible way," Carlisle said. "That's in large part my responsibility and I do not dodge that. And a lot of that starts with great communication with him. I'm always working on being a better communicator and we talked about it today. He admitted that he's got to do the same. So that's where we are and we'll go forward from here."

Also brought in to improve the Mavericks' perimeter defense with a long list of strong guards in the West, Rondo had some success against Houston's James Harden and Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook before breaking a bone near his left eye at Orlando and missing six games.

In his first game back after the All-Star break, Rondo couldn't slow Westbrook in a blowout loss to the Thunder. He bounced back with a solid outing in a win over Harden and the Rockets.

The Mavericks made the move for Rondo after offseason pickup Jameer Nelson struggled at the point. Dallas gave up Nelson, swingman Jae Crowder, forward Brandan Wright and two draft picks for Rondo and forward Dwight Powell, who has played sparingly.

The win over Toronto gave the Mavericks a sweep of a three-game homestand and pulled them within half a game of Houston for third place in the tightly packed West. There are four teams separated by just a game and a half in the battle for two spots with home-court advantage in the first round.

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AP Sports Writer Schuyler Dixon in Dallas contributed to this report.

Chicago's Rose out again with knee ...

Chicago's Rose out again with knee injury, needs surgery

CHICAGO (AP) Derrick Rose's knee has failed him again.

The Chicago Bulls star will have surgery on his right knee for the second straight season, casting doubt on whether the once dynamic point guard will ever be the same after a series of injuries.

The team announced Tuesday night that Rose was feeling pain in his knee, and an exam and MRI confirmed a medial meniscus tear.

The 2011 NBA MVP played in only 10 games last season before he had surgery for the same injury in November 2013, shelving him for the year, but the Bulls said a timetable for his return will be determined after the operation.

It's unclear when Rose re-injured the knee. He appeared to be rounding into form last month, averaging 22.6 points over his final 14 games before the All-Star break, but he had struggled since returning to the court after the time off.

Rose became the latest NBA star to be sidelined for a significant period within the past few days.

Chris Bosh will miss the rest of the season after the Miami Heat announced blood clots were found on one of his lungs. Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (left knee surgery) won't return this season, either.

Thunder star Kevin Durant had surgery on his right foot, and Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has a sprained right shoulder. Both are expected back this season.

Rose's status remains to be seen.

Rose had eight points on 1-for-13 shooting while playing almost 33 minutes in Monday night's 87-71 victory over Milwaukee. He averaged 10.7 points on 23.5 percent shooting in Chicago's first three games after the break.

It's a big blow for the surging Bulls (36-21), who have won six of seven and appeared to be picking up steam after a tough stretch. They lead the Central Division by a half-game over Cleveland, but any extended absence for Rose will make it quite difficult for Chicago to hold off LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

"Man feel bad for D.Rose! Keep your head up homie and stay strong G!" James tweeted after the injury was announced.

James was one of several NBA stars who took to social media to express their support for Rose, who has been dogged by injuries since he won the MVP award. All-Star teammate Jimmy Butler posted a picture of him and Rose with the message: "my point guard. my brother."

Rose was limited to 39 games during the 2011-12 season, and tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Game 1 of the 2012 playoffs against Philadelphia. He missed the next season altogether, and then last season was cut short by the right knee surgery.

Rose, 26, is averaging 18.4 points and 5.0 assists in 46 games this season. He has flashed his MVP form at times, attacking the rim, but his outside shot has been unreliable. He is shooting just 40.7 percent, the second-lowest average of his career, and is committing 3.2 turnovers per game.

The Bulls have shuffled players in and out of the lineup because of various ailments and have struggled to develop continuity after making some big moves last summer.

They signed All-Star Pau Gasol, giving them a big scoring presence inside, and with Rose back after missing most of the past two years, the Bulls came in looking to contend for a championship.

Now they wait to see how long Rose will be out with this injury.

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Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap

Yahoo

Judge rules for Peterson, opening d...

Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the field after an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders in Minneapolis. A federal judge has cleared the way for Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, less than three weeks after hearing oral arguments. AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

In NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question.

Ex-Louisville guard Jones pleads no...

Ex-Louisville guard Jones pleads not guilty to rape, sodomy (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2014, file photo, Louisville's Chris Jones, left, drives past the defense of Rutgers' Kadeem Jack to attempt a layup during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky. Former Louisville guard Chris Jones pleaded not guilty Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, to charges of rape and sodomy, days after being dismissed from the team. The 23-year-old Jones appeared in Jefferson District Court before Judge Sheila Collins. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Louisville coach Rick Pitino had reached his limit with Chris Jones, even before he knew the senior guard was facing felony rape and sodomy charges. Demonstrating a zero tolerance for any more misbehavior after reinstating Jones from a one-game suspension, Pitino abruptly dismissed him from the team. Pitino says all he knew for certain at the time was that Jones had broken a curfew, but had no details about more serious accusations looming. Then Thursday, Jones pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree rape and sodomy.

LeBron scores 42, Cavs beat Warrior...

LeBron scores 42, Cavs beat Warriors for 18th win in last 20 (Yahoo Sports)

zCLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 26: Harrison Barnes #40 and Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors try to stop LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on February 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 110-99. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

LeBron James says he isn't about personal statements. James scored a season-high 42 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 for their 18th victory in 20 games. James added 11 rebounds, outplaying fellow MVP candidate Stephen Curry and leading Cleveland past the team with the NBA's best record for its 11th straight home victory. When I'm on the floor I'll try to do everything I can to help this team win.'' The Cavaliers did get a bit of bad news.

Earl Lloyd, first black player in N...

Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86 (Yahoo Sports)

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 12: Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the NBA is being honored to celebrate black history month at the game against the Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat on February 12, 2012 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games. ''The State family mourns the loss of a fellow Yellow Jacket and trailblazer who was a true champion both on and off of the basketball court,'' West Virginia State President Brian Hemphill said in a statement.

Westbrook gets triple-double but Su...

Westbrook gets triple-double but Suns beat Thunder 117-113 (Yahoo Sports)

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 26: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots against Marcus Morris #15 and Markieff Morris #11 of the Phoenix Suns on February 26, 2015 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Point guard matchups don't get much better than the one Thursday night in Phoenix. Russell Westbrook got the triple-double, Eric Bledsoe got the victory. Westbrook scored 39 points in his 12th career triple-double but missed what would have been the game-tying layup with 5.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Suns beat Oklahoma City 117-113 to snap the Thunder's seven-game winning streak. ''It was an epic battle,'' Phoenix's P.J. Tucker said.

Cavs' Irving to have shoulder exam,...

Cavs' Irving to have shoulder exam, doubtful for Friday (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 26: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots after being fouled by Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on February 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 110-99. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kyrie Irving will have an MRI on his left shoulder Friday and the Cleveland Cavaliers say the All-Star guard is doubtful for their game at Indiana.

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Rosenthal: Tanaka to Yankees restor...

Rosenthal: Tanaka to Yankees restores natural order in baseball

Japanese ace Tanaka agrees to 7-yea...

Japanese ace Tanaka agrees to 7-year, $155 million deal with Yankees

The New York Yankees and prized Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreed Wednesday to a $155 million, seven-year contract.
Aussie Open: Federer ousts Murray, ...

Aussie Open: Federer ousts Murray, will face Nadal in semis

Roger Federer regained his dominance over Andy Murray in Grand Slam matches and advanced to his 11th consecutive Australian Open semifinal with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 win Wednesday.
Red-hot Durant scores 46, leads Thu...

Red-hot Durant scores 46, leads Thunder past Trail Blazers

Kevin Durant scored 11 of his 46 points in the final 3:23 to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-97 on Tuesday night.
Browns to interview Bills' Pettine ...

Browns to interview Bills' Pettine with Broncos' Gase out of running

Adam Gase has told the Browns not to wait for him.
Players reportedly wanted A-Rod kic...

Players reportedly wanted A-Rod kicked out of MLBPA after lawsuit

Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed.

Reuters

Tokyo 2020 planners issue playbook,...

Tokyo 2020 planners issue playbook, but venues still undecided

TOKYO (Reuters) - Planners for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics issued their playbook for organizing the sports extravaganza on Friday, but there was no final decision on venues amid growing pressure to keep swelling costs down.
Earl Lloyd, first African-American ...

Earl Lloyd, first African-American in NBA, dead at 86

(Reuters) - Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association, died on Thursday at the age of 86, the league said on its website.
American Herman moves one ahead at ...

American Herman moves one ahead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Reuters) - American journeyman Jim Herman was the unlikely first round leader at the Honda Classic after shooting a five-under-par 65 as world number one Rory McIlroy struggled at blustery PGA National on Thursday.
McIlroy struggles in wind at Honda ...

McIlroy struggles in wind at Honda but lives to fight on

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has had his share of ups and downs at the Honda Classic and Thursday's opening round, where he shot a three-over-par 73, was no different.
American Herman moves one ahead at ...

American Herman moves one ahead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Reuters) - American journeyman Jim Herman was the unlikely first round leader at the Honda Classic after shooting a five-under-par 65 as world number one Rory McIlroy struggled at blustery PGA National on Thursday.
Liverpool in shootout misery, holde...

Liverpool in shootout misery, holders Sevilla win

LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool's Europa League campaign ended at the scene of one of their greatest European triumphs as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Besiktas in the Ataturk Stadium on Thursday on a woeful night for British clubs.

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A few words with World Cup broadcas...

A few words with World Cup broadcaster Darke

The poet laureate of soccer in the United States is not an American. ESPN's Ian Darke was born on the south coast of England in the naval port town of Portsmouth and since he landed on American shores fulltime for the 2010 World Cup, his soccer calls have thrilled the American public with the most famous being his description of Landon Donovan's injury-time game-winner against Algeria during that tournament.
Colombia's Radamel Falcao out for W...

Colombia's Radamel Falcao out for World Cup, ACL recovery comes up short

Star Colombian striker Radamel Falcao will miss the World Cup after his ACL recovery falls short.
Colombia's Radamel Falcao out for W...

Colombia's Radamel Falcao out for World Cup

Seattle rises to No. 1

Seattle rises to No. 1

End of an era: Frank Lampard leaves...

End of an era: Frank Lampard leaves Chelsea

USA's first foe Ghana finalizes Wor...

USA's first foe Ghana finalizes World Cup roster

Sky Sports

Venus sets up Azarenka clash

Venus sets up Azarenka clash

Venus Williams claimed her second win of the season over Agnieszka Radwanska when she defeated the Pole 6-4 1-6 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Qatar Open.
Unruly scenes at Feyenoord tie

Unruly scenes at Feyenoord tie

The Europa League last-32 second-leg tie between Feyenoord and Roma was overshadowed by crowd trouble, including an apparent incident of racism.
McIlroy struggles in Florida

McIlroy struggles in Florida

Rory McIlroy endured a torrid start to the PGA Tour’s Florida Swing as he scrapped his way to a three-over 73 on the first day of the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens.
Rory lifted by strong finish

Rory lifted by strong finish

Rory McIlroy will be looking to take advantage of calmer, early conditions in the second round of the Honda Classic after opening with an erratic three-over 74 at PGA National.
Martinez content with progress

Martinez content with progress

Roberto Martinez admitted his surprise at Everton being the last British club left in this season’s Europa League but is satisfied with the achievement.
McDermott: Leeds 'not great'

McDermott: Leeds 'not great'

Leeds coach Brian McDermott was happy with the 24-22 win over Huddersfield on Thursday night but not overly impressed with his team’s performance.

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Source: Patrick Kane out 6-10 weeks

Source: Patrick Kane out 6-10 weeks

CHICAGO -- Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will be out six to 10 weeks after suffering an upper-body injury in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Florida Panthers, a source confirmed Wednesday. The source said the injury could keep Kane, who was injured in the first period and did not return, out of action toward the "higher end" of the estimate. He was placed on long-term injured reserve, which means he must sit out at least 24 calendar days and 10 regular-season games. The regular season ends April 11, and the playoffs begin the following week. That could mean Kane misses the start of the playoffs if it's closer to the 10-week period. Kane was cross checked in the lower back by the Panthers' Alex Petrovic at 7:49 of the first period. The force of the hit knocked Kane to the ice and drove him into the boards. He was slow to get up and was bent over as he skated to the bench. He immediately departed for the...
Bryce Harper eyes World Series ring

Bryce Harper eyes World Series ring

Bryce Harper??arrived to spring training Wednesday with confidence befitting a defending World Series champion, saying he was "excited to get going this year and doing the things that I need to do to bring a title back to D.C. and hoist that trophy over the monuments." Two months after getting a new $7.5 million contract that keeps him with the?? Washington Nationals??for two more years, the 22-year-old appears to have reason to believe. "It's absolutely stupid; we have the best staff in all of baseball," Harper told reporters at camp in Viera, Florida, of the Nationals' pitchers. "I don't care what nobody says, and the thing about our guys, they work. It's not like it's just, 'Hey, OK, let's just go out and play.' They work, and they work hard. And to add a guy like [Max] Scherzer who's a bulldog out there, who's unbelievable in the postseason, who shows that fire and that emotion, it's something that I'm going to enjoy watching...
LeBron: Stop recruiting LeBron Jr.

LeBron: Stop recruiting LeBron Jr.

LeBron James is not thrilled that his son and young basketball standout 10-year-old LeBron James Jr. has already received letters and even scholarship offers from college coaches. "Yeah, he's already got some offers from colleges," James told CBS Detroit before the Cleveland Cavaliers' matchup against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. "It's pretty crazy. It should be a violation. You shouldn't be recruiting 10-year-old kids." His son is not alone. Connecticut star Ryan Boatright committed to USC before he was in high school. Marquette's Matt Carlino reportedly received an offer from Arizona while he was in elementary school. Michael Avery accepted a scholarship offer from former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie in 2008, when he was an eighth-grader. Per the NCAA handbook: "A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the...
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LeBron Scores 42, Cavs Beat Warrior...

LeBron Scores 42, Cavs Beat Warriors for 18th Win in Last 20

LeBron James scores 42, Cavs beat Warriors 110-99 for 18th win in 20 games
Judge Rules for Peterson, Opening D...

Judge Rules for Peterson, Opening Door for Reinstatement

It's the latest blow to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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LeBron scores 42, Cavs beat Warrior...

LeBron scores 42, Cavs beat Warriors for 18th win in last 20

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 on Thursday night for their 18th victory in 20 games.
Judge: Peterson to be reinstated

Judge: Peterson to be reinstated

Judge: Peterson to be reinstated
NFL appeal

NFL appeal

NFL appeal
Stallings apologizes for saying he'...

Stallings apologizes for saying he'll 'kill' player

Stallings apologizes for saying he'll 'kill' player
Hamilton mentor: MLB 'career should...

Hamilton mentor: MLB 'career should be over'

Hamilton mentor: MLB 'career should be over'
Pacquiao will arrive early in US fo...

Pacquiao will arrive early in US for training

Pacquiao will arrive early in US for training
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