Men's sports

Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons goes up for a dunk during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 21, 2019 - 10:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boban Marjanovic covered up All-Star center Joel Embiid's absence — at least for a night. Marjanovic had 19 points and 12 rebounds and made three key free throws in the final 1 1/2 minutes to help Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night. "He was our bell...
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Tiger Woods putts on the 1st green during the first round of the the WGC-Mexico Championship at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
February 21, 2019 - 8:06 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy flirted with a hole-in-one on the same par 4 where Tiger Woods hit out-of-bounds with his first shot in Mexico. That's about how their days went Thursday in the Mexico Championship. McIlroy, already off to a solid start on the back nine, hit a 2-iron on the 305-yard...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2017, file photo, Executive Director of the Major League Players Association, Tony Clark, answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. Players' union head Tony Clark is guarding against drawing any conclusions about the free-agent market based on Manny Machado’s contract and says Adam Wainwright’s recent comments about a possible strike were in line with the level of concern he hears from the pitcher’s colleagues. Clark met with the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, starting his spring training tour as several top players still look for teams. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
February 21, 2019 - 6:56 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Players' union head Tony Clark says Adam Wainwright's comments about a possible strike were in line with widespread concern he hears from his members about a free-agent market they claim has become dysfunctional. Starting his tour of spring training camps, Clark said he isn't...
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February 21, 2019 - 6:49 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have announced their $300 million, 10-year deal with All-Star infielder Manny Machado, more than two days after the deal was agreed to. Machado will be introduced Friday at spring training in Peoria, Arizona. The agreement, the largest for a free agent in big...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. A person with knowledge of the matter says that the NBA recently sent a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association about lowering the minimum age to enter the NBA Draft from 19 to 18, as the sides continuing moving toward eliminating the "one-and-done" policy that has many elite players going to college for one season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
February 21, 2019 - 6:44 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The NBA and its players are continuing to move forward on plans to eliminate the "one-and-done" rule in college basketball, something that the sides have been working toward for months. The league has sent a proposal to the National Basketball Players Association on lowering the...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim watches during a practice for an NCAA men's college basketball tournament first-round game, in Detroit. Police say Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his vehicle on a highway near Syracuse, N.Y., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 21, 2019 - 6:26 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say. Syracuse police say 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez was an occupant in a black Dodge Charger with...
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Oakland Athletics second baseman Jurdickson Profar, center right, turns a double play against Seattle Mariners' Omar Narvaez, center left, and getting Ryon Healy at first to end the top of the first inning of the first spring training baseball game of the season Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Mesa, Ariz. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 5:13 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The spring training season started with a splash. Just not the kind fans hoped for. In the first major league exhibition game of the year, the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics were rained out Thursday. The Mariners roughed up Jerry Blevins and led 5-0 in the middle of the...
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Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask takes a shot off his mask by Los Angeles Kings' Carl Hagelin (62) off his mask during the this period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
February 21, 2019 - 1:58 pm
The defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals got faster ahead of the NHL trade deadline by acquiring speedy winger Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. Washington sent a 2019 third-round pick and a conditional 2020 sixth-round pick to Los Angeles. "We are pleased to...
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Canada's Georges St-Pierre announces his retirement from mixed martial arts during a press conference in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 1:14 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Georges St-Pierre retired Thursday after a career in which he put mixed martial arts on the map in Canada and helped fuel the UFC's worldwide expansion. The 37-year-old Canadian made the announcement at the Bell Centre. St-Pierre, a two-division champion, leaves with a record of 26-...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) falls to the floor with an injury while chasing the ball with North Carolina's Luke Maye (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 21, 2019 - 9:33 am
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake. And Zion Williamson could have some things of his own to consider, too. All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the...
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