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William "Rick" Singer founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 13, 2019 - 5:03 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — For 25 years, William "Rick" Singer was in the business of helping high school students get into some of the country's top colleges. He gained a reputation as a master salesman who got results, but also someone who came across as devious and out for himself, say some of...
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Virginia Tech's Kerry Blackshear Jr. (24) shoots against Miami's Dejan Vasiljevic (1) and Ebuka Izundu (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 13, 2019 - 4:57 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ty Outlaw and No. 16 Virginia Tech got a quick offensive start. The Hokies didn't need a whole lot more to advance in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Outlaw hit three 3-pointers during the Hokies' game-opening 11-point run and the they never trailed in beating Miami...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 file photo, Real Madrid players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Club World Cup at Zayed Sport City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. FIFA Council members will be asked on Friday March 15, 2019, to approve a pilot of an expanded 24-team Club World Cup in June-July 2021, The Associated Press has learned. A revamp of the current annual December seven-team competition is being pursued by FIFA President Gianni Infantino despite ongoing opposition from Europe, with the long-term vision of the bigger Club World Cup being staged every four years. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
March 13, 2019 - 12:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — FIFA Council members will be asked on Friday to approve a pilot tournament for an expanded 24-team Club World Cup in June-July 2021, The Associated Press has learned. An overhaul of the current seven-team annual competition, normally in December, is being pursued by FIFA President...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Duke's Zion Williamson (1) dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Clemson, in Durham, N.C. Williamson was named both The Associated Press ACC player and newcomer of the year, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
March 13, 2019 - 12:25 pm
The madness of March has already begun with conference tournaments in full swing and Selection Sunday looming. The latest edition of the AP Top 25 College Football Podcast is a basketball special edition. AP national college basketball writer Aaron Beard joins Ralph Russo to sort out how the...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Ronaldo scored the three goals in Juventus 3-0 win.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
March 13, 2019 - 12:24 pm
TURIN, Italy (AP) — If you can't beat him, buy him. The $131 million that Juventus spent to lure Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid is already paying off on the field and off it. Ronaldo scored a hat trick against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, giving the Italian team the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez speaks in the locker room at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Massachusetts' highest court on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, reinstated Hernandez's murder conviction, scrapping a legal principle that had erased it after he killed himself in prison in April 2017. Hernandez had been found guilty in 2015 of killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Two years later, the 27-year-old was found dead in his prison cell days after being acquitted of most charges in a separate double-murder case. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 13, 2019 - 11:01 am
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction was reinstated Wednesday in a sweeping ruling from Massachusetts' highest court that does away with the legal principle that made the former NFL star innocent in the eyes of the law after he killed himself in prison. The Supreme Judicial Court...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts after losing a game to Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 13, 2019 - 9:43 am
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — It was a tough day for seeded players at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, with Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, the world's top-ranked players, ushered out in the desert. Djokovic and Philipp Kohlschreiber resumed their third-round match that was suspended because of rain...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell carries the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL divisional football AFC playoff game in Pittsburgh. Defense is the area with the most depth in this year's free agency class, Monday, March 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
March 13, 2019 - 12:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he'd make his next playmaking moves. Well-rested, motivated and armed with a new contract, the star running back is joining Sam Darnold and the New York Jets. Bell agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, a person with...
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Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau (13) celebrates his penalty-shot goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 12:46 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau busted out of a scoring slump in a big way. Gaudreau had three goals and three assists, and the Calgary Flames scored six times in the third period on their way to a 9-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Derek Ryan added two goals for...
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New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Jupiter, Fla. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 12:20 am
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When Ronald Acuna Jr. returned to the Atlanta clubhouse, Braves star Freddie Freeman playfully told the NL Rookie of the Year there still was work to do. "You should have kept going," Freeman kidded, "and gone for the cycle." Acuna went 3 for 3 with a long home run and double...
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