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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt, center, hits a double in the third inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Monday, March 11, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
March 23, 2019 - 12:57 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt wanted to stay in St. Louis, just like Mark McGwire, Jim Edmonds and Matt Holliday. Acquired in December from Arizona, the six-time All-Star first baseman gave up a chance to become a free agent after this season when he finalized a new contract with the...
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Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell gestures toward the crowd after hitting a three-point shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday, March 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Nets won 111-106. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 23, 2019 - 1:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — D'Angelo Russell took no public pleasure in playing a pretty big role in officially eliminating the Los Angeles Lakers from playoff contention for yet another season. Russell is much more excited about the increasing likelihood that he's about to make his postseason debut with...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt, center, hits a double in the third inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Monday, March 11, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
March 22, 2019 - 11:44 am
The St. Louis Cardinals knew that Paul Goldschmidt had one year left on his contract when they acquired the slugging first baseman in an offseason trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. They also made no secret of their desire to sign him to a long-term deal. Now, the Cardinals and the 31-year-old...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88), of Russia, celebrates with defenseman Braydon Coburn (55), center Yanni Gourde, second from left, and center Steven Stamkos (91) as Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) skates by after an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Washington. The Lightning won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 20, 2019 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy piled up the saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals traded blows in a thrilling potential playoff preview. Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Lightning won their sixth consecutive...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) shoots over Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, March 18, 2019. Jokic scored 21 points as the Nuggets defeated the Celtics 114-105. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 18, 2019 - 10:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Denver Nuggets are headed back to the postseason after a six-year drought. Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105 on Monday night and clinched their first playoff berth since 2012-13. Will Barton...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Los Angeles. The NFL has suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt for eight games after a video showed him kicking a woman and he was later involved in a fight at a resort. The league on Friday, March 15, 2019, cited a violation of its personal conduct policy "for physical altercations at his residence in Cleveland last February and at a resort in Ohio last June." Hunt will not be paid during the half-season suspension, which he will not appeal. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
March 15, 2019 - 12:01 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt promises to change. The NFL will hold him to his word. The league suspended the Cleveland Browns running back for eight games on Friday for two "physical altercations," one in which Hunt shoved and kicked a woman in a hotel hallway while he played for Kansas City. Hunt...
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Indiana Pacers' Domantas Sabonis (11) puts up a shot against Oklahoma City Thunder's Jerami Grant (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Indianapolis. Indiana won 108-106. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
March 14, 2019 - 10:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George figured to be the feature attraction in his second visit to Indiana since a blockbuster trade two years ago. Domantas Sabonis and Wesley Matthews upstaged the former Pacer on Thursday night. Matthews tipped in a basket with 1.8 seconds left and Indiana rallied from a...
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown smiles during the NFL football team's news conference Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Alameda, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 13, 2019 - 9:12 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden had meticulously put together a plan to rebuild the Oakland Raiders with three first-round draft picks and a couple of smart free agent signings when they suddenly got sent in a different direction last week. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots Jason, left, and Devin McCourty react to fans during their Super Bowl victory parade in Boston. The Patriots’ twin combination in the secondary will remain intact for another season. A person familiar with the move says cornerback Jason McCourty has agreed to a two-year deal to remain with the Super Bowl champions. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because teams are not permitted to announce any moves until later in the day. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 13, 2019 - 8:14 pm
The Latest on NFL free agency Wednesday (all times EDT): 9:05 p.m. The Jacksonville Jaguars released quarterback Blake Bortles four hours after officially agreeing to terms with Nick Foles on Wednesday, the official start of free agency and two days after the sides settled on contract terms. The...
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March 13, 2019 - 6:14 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't make much of splash on the opening day of NFL free agency. The team needs helps in a number of areas — especially on defense — but doesn't have much space under the salary cap to pursue solutions. A trade sending receiver DeSean Jackson back to the...
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