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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, tees off on the ninth hole during the second round of The Players Championship golf tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 15, 2019 - 8:12 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The easy way out was to go low under a tree 20 feet in front of Rory McIlroy. He was looking up. Coming off a 10-foot eagle and a 20-foot birdie that tied him for the lead Friday in The Players Championship, McIlroy risked wasting that great finish with a bold shot...
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San Francisco Giants shortstop Alen Hanson, left, throws to first base after forcing out Los Angeles Angels' Brennon Lund at second base in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 15, 2019, in Phoenix. The Angels' Jose Rojas was out at first on the double play. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 15, 2019 - 8:02 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Thanks to the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels, baseball got a new twist on the old Abbott and Costello gag of "Who's on First?" For confused players and fans at Scottsdale Stadium on Friday, it was "Who's on Second?" A day after Major League Baseball announced...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino talks during a press conference after the FIFA Council Meeting, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Miami. The council approved working with Qatar to explore expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams by adding at least one more country in the Persian Gulf to host matches. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
March 15, 2019 - 8:01 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Concerned by political and logistical impediments, FIFA will face resistance in Qatar to attempts to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams and spread games across the Persian Gulf, people with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press. FIFA President Gianni Infantino was given...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first scheduled spring training start due to right shoulder discomfort. Severino was slated to face the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, but was replaced by Stephan Tarpley.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
March 15, 2019 - 7:29 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees ace Luis Severino will miss all of April because of right shoulder inflammation. Severino had been scheduled to start on opening day on March 28 but was scratched from his first planned spring training appearance on March 5. He felt discomfort after throwing his...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Chuck Person leaves Manhattan federal court in New York. The former Auburn assistant basketball coach is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, to a conspiracy charge in a scandal that involved bribes paid to families of NBA-bound young athletes to steer them to top schools and favored money managers and agents. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
March 15, 2019 - 6:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn assistant basketball coach Chuck Person is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday to a conspiracy charge in a scandal that involved bribes paid to families of NBA-bound young athletes to steer them to top schools and favored money managers and agents. The change-of-plea...
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Michigan State's Foster Loyer (3) celebrates after scoring a 3-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 15, 2019 - 4:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — No. 6 Michigan State has its sights set on a sixth Big Ten Tournament championship and a deep NCAA run. The Spartans are off to a good start. Cassius Winston scored 18 points, Foster Loyer provided a lift off the bench with a career-high 14 points, and Michigan State gave Hall of...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper rolls on the dirt holding his leg after getting hit by a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays 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 15, 2019 - 4:26 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — New Phillies star Bryce Harper sustained a bruised right foot when he was hit by a pitch during a spring training game Friday, but manager Gabe Kapler said the team wasn't overly worried about the injury. Initial X-rays were negative, the club said. Harper then left the...
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Wisconsin's Nate Reuvers (35) drives against Nebraska's James Palmer Jr. (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 15, 2019 - 4:25 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Nate Reuvers scored 14 points, D'Mitrik Trice hit a clutch 3-pointer with 58 seconds left and No. 19 Wisconsin beat pesky Nebraska 66-62 on Friday to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. Khalil Iverson also scored 14 points as the Badgers (23-9) won for the sixth time in...
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Florida guard Andrew Nembhard (2) is hugged by Jalen Hudson after Nembhard hit the winning 3-point basket against LSU in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Florida won 76-73. At right is LSU guard Skylar Mays (4). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 15, 2019 - 3:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Florida Gators finally figured out how to avoid overtime against LSU. Andrew Nembhard hit a 3-pointer with a second left, and Florida rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half to upset the ninth-ranked Tigers 76-73 Friday in the Southeastern Conference...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2013 file photo, Joan Benoit Samuelson warms up in Hopkinton, Mass., prior to the start of the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. The Boston Athletic Association, which organizes the race, said Friday, March 15, 2019, that the two-time champion and Olympic gold medalist will be in the field for the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)
March 15, 2019 - 1:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Joan Benoit Samuelson plans to run the Boston Marathon again. The Boston Athletic Association says the two-time champion and Olympic gold medalist will be in the field on April 15. Benoit Samuelson was a 21-year-old Bowdoin College student in 1979 when she set an American marathon...
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