Men's sports

Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41) is introduced for the team's NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Dallas, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 09, 2019 - 10:14 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 30 points and the Dallas Mavericks celebrated the final home game of the 40-year-old's record 21st season with the same franchise in a 120-109 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Nowitzki hasn't said he's retiring, but the game-long...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade stands during a ceremony in his honor as he is playing his final home regular season game when the Heat host the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Miami. Wade is retiring at the end of the season. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
April 09, 2019 - 9:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade's wife was slapping his backside in celebration. His oldest son, the heir to the Wade basketball throne, was on the Miami bench for the final minutes. Former President Barack Obama sent a video. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were courtside. The "M-V-P" chants rained down...
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield (15) celebrates at third base after hitting a triple off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. With that hit Merrifield tied George Brett with a team record for hits in consecutive games. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 09, 2019 - 8:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whit Merrifield has extended his hitting streak to 30 games, matching the Kansas City Royals' team record set by George Brett. Merrifield led off the bottom of the first inning with an opposite-field triple to right on Tuesday night against Seattle. Merrifield ended last...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry greets fans as he takes the court for warm up shots prior to an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
April 09, 2019 - 8:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Warriors guard Stephen Curry left Tuesday night's game against the Pelicans with what team officials say is a mild sprain of his right foot. The club says Curry was ruled out for the remainder of the game for precautionary reasons. Curry played nine minutes during the first...
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April 09, 2019 - 7:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A soccer fan says in a lawsuit that the California Department of Motor Vehicles violated his First Amendment rights by rejecting a personalized license plate he said would celebrate his favorite team, but which the DMV determined might be deemed offensive. Jon Kotler applied for...
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Corey Conners hits a chip shot on the practice green at the Masters golf tournament Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
April 09, 2019 - 6:57 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — As the man in the green jacket recounted the incredulous events of the past week, Corey Conners cocked his head to one side and smiled ever so slightly. Almost as if he couldn't believe it, either. A little over a week ago, Conners snatched the last spot in the Valero Texas Open...
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Mamadi Diakite hoods the NCAA championship trophy as Virginia team members are welcomed by fans as they return to Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the day after defeating Texas Tech in the title game of college basketball's Final Four. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 09, 2019 - 6:56 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's national champion men's basketball team returned to campus Tuesday and was greeted with a hero's welcome. A throng of several thousand fans serenaded coach Tony Bennett and the Cavaliers, many in the crowd sporting newly acquired T-shirts celebrating the first...
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FILE - In this Oct, 22, 1986, file photo, New York Mets' Ron Darling pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of Game 4 of the World Series at Boston's Fenway Park. Lenny Dykstra has sued former Mets teammate Darling, St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Publishing Group over a passage in the pitcher's new book accusing the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston pitcher Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
April 09, 2019 - 6:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Dykstra has sued former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Publishing Group over a passage in the pitcher's new book accusing the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston starter Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series. Dykstra...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale walks off the mound after the top of the fourth inning of the home opener baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 09, 2019 - 6:48 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox blanketed Fenway Park with pieces of the city's championship past to welcome the newest members of their World Series title club. It wasn't enough to ward off another setback for a team yet to resemble the one that hoisted the trophy last year. Chris Sale let a...
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April 09, 2019 - 6:12 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A woman has sued the Houston Astros for more than $1 million, saying that a T-shirt cannon by the team's mascot at a game last season broke her finger. The Houston Chronicle reports that Jennifer Harughty alleges that the mascot, who is named Orbit, "shattered" her left index finger...
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