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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer poses for a photograph before a spring training baseball workout in West Palm Beach, Fla. The NL Cy Young Award winner will miss the Nationals’ opener against Miami on April 3 because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger. The stress fracture caused Scherzer to change the grip on his fastball, placing three fingers on top of the ball instead of two. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
March 16, 2017 - 11:44 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer probably will miss the Washington Nationals' opener against Miami on April 3 because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger. The stress fracture caused Scherzer to change the grip on his fastball, placing three fingers on top...
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Arnold Palmer Invitational officials pose for a photo with Arnold Palmer's golf bag on Wednesday morning, March 15, 2017, at the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Fla. (Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
March 16, 2017 - 3:50 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Arnold Palmer Invitational is more than just a tournament this year. It's an event. Palmer died on Sept. 25 of heart complications. The public funeral service was held on Oct. 4, two days after the Ryder Cup. Palmer would not have wanted to distract from the Ryder Cup, and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, WNHL player Hilary Knight answers questions during an interview in New York. The U.S. women's hockey team is threatening to boycott the world championships because of a wage dispute. The team announced Wednesday that they will not participate in the International Ice Hockey Federation tournament that begins March 31, 2017, in Plymouth, Michigan. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 16, 2017 - 3:46 am
As Hilary Knight read a text message from a former U.S. women's hockey player praising the team for sacrificing playing in the world championships over a wage dispute, she started to wonder who will play if they don't make progress in talks with USA Hockey. "We're unanimously united as a player...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates a score against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Warriors won, 106-104. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 16, 2017 - 3:37 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sure, it's a little strange for Steve Kerr to be talking about how his Golden State Warriors must regain momentum in March. They are the NBA's top team, after all. Yet having lost three straight and on the brink of another defeat Tuesday night before rallying to beat the...
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Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade reacts after being injured during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Chicago. The Grizzlies won 98-91. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 15, 2017 - 11:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — After getting away lately from the tough defense that defines them, the Memphis Grizzlies have each other's backs again. Marc Gasol and Mike Conley scored 27 points apiece to lift the Grizzlies to their second straight win after dropping five straight, beating the Chicago Bulls 98-91...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot to Rafael Nadal, of Spain, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 15, 2017 - 9:57 pm
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday in a fourth-round match that saw the longtime rivals meeting much earlier in a tournament than usual. Federer broke Nadal four times in advancing to the quarterfinals in just over an hour...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Washington coach Lorenzo Romar, center, stands with assistant coach Michael Porter, right, as assistant coach Will Conroy signals to players during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Colorado in Seattle. Washington announced Wednesday, March 15, 2017, that Romar had been fired after 15 seasons at the school. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
March 15, 2017 - 9:51 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Lorenzo Romar was a beloved figure at Washington, from building the Huskies into a conference champion, to the way he carried himself off the court as a representative of the school. No amount of goodwill built by Romar over more than a decade could overcome six straight seasons of...
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FILE - This Oct. 20, 2016 file photo shows Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez watching from the dugout during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the Chicago Cubs in Los Angeles. Gonzalez Gonzalez had some harsh words, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, for organizers of the World Baseball Classic, saying 'they're not even close to being the Little League World Series'. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 15, 2017 - 9:50 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez had some harsh words for organizers of the World Baseball Classic. "They're trying to become the World Cup, but they're not even close to being the Little League World Series," the Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman said Wednesday. Gonzalez's Mexican team beat...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2016, file photo, United States' Clint Dempsey reacts after scoring against Paraguay during the first half of a Copa America Group A soccer match in Philadelphia. Dempsey was selected for the U.S. roster by coach Bruce Arena on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, for the team's World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 15, 2017 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Geoff Cameron are back on the U.S. roster after lengthy illness and injury layoffs as coach Bruce Arena made large-scale changes hoping to spark the Americans to a rebound in World Cup qualifying. The U.S. coach from 1998-2006, Arena replaced Jurgen...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2014, file photo, Meghan Duggan of the United States looks up during a face off during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game against Sweden at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. women's hockey team is threatening to boycott the world championships because of a wage dispute. The team announced Wednesday that they will not participate in the International Ice Hockey Federation tournament that begins March 31, 2017, in Plymouth, Michigan. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 15, 2017 - 2:00 pm
The U.S. women's hockey team announced Wednesday that it will boycott the upcoming world championship tournament on home ice unless there is significant progress in settling a wage dispute with USA Hockey. Players said they informed USA Hockey that they would not report to training camp next...
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