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Race rookie Ryan Anderson of Minnesota drives his team onto the Chena River during the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in front of Pike's Waterfront Lodge, Monday, March 6, 2017 in Fairbanks, Alaska. It's the third time the starting location of the 1,000-mile trek to Nome, Alaska has been moved from Anchorage to Fairbanks due to low snow and poor trail conditions south of and through the Alaska Range. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)
March 06, 2017 - 8:48 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Mushers pumped their fists and high-fived fans Monday as they set out one-by-one on the world's most famous sled dog race, a nearly 1,000-mile trek through the grueling Alaska wilderness. The grandson of a co-founder of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was the first...
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Chelsea players celebrate a goal as security escort a spectator from the pitch during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Chelsea at London Stadium, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 06, 2017 - 6:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea took a confident step closer to the Premier League title with goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa enough to sweep aside London rivals West Ham 2-1 Monday. The result lifts Chelsea 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham, with 11 games left. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte...
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In this photo taken Jan. 1, 2017, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden speaks during a news conference in Landover, Md. The Washington Redskins have signed Gruden to a multi-year contract extension. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 06, 2017 - 2:43 pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Amid an offseason of potential upheaval, the Washington Redskins have made an investment in continuity by signing coach Jay Gruden to a multiyear contract extension. Gruden was going into the fourth year of a five-year contract. The team announced the extension after Gruden and...
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Illinois State's Phil Fayne (10) is unable to score between Wichita State's Markis McDuffie (32) and Darral Willis Jr., right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship game Sunday, March 5, 2017, in St. Louis. Wichita State won 71-51. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 06, 2017 - 2:11 am
Imagine waiting a week to hear whether or not you have done enough to earn the biggest of your dreams. That's what Illinois State faces. The Redbirds, a true definition of a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament, lost to No. 21 Wichita State in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Tournament...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) goes up for a layup as New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, watches from the floor in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 06, 2017 - 2:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It looms as the biggest game of the week: Golden State at San Antonio in a matchup of the NBA's top two teams. Forgive Steve Kerr if he doesn't enjoy looking ahead. His Warriors have to navigate what he calls a "bizarre" schedule just to get there, one that won't leave them fresh...
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Illinois State's Phil Fayne (10) is unable to score between Wichita State's Markis McDuffie (32) and Darral Willis Jr., right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship game Sunday, March 5, 2017, in St. Louis. Wichita State won 71-51. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 06, 2017 - 1:54 am
Imagine waiting a week to hear whether or not you have done enough to earn the biggest of your dreams. That's what Illinois State faces. The Redbirds, a true definition of a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament, lost to No. 21 Wichita State in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Tournament...
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Dustin Johnson, of the United States, poses with his Mexico Championship trophy at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, March 5, 2017. Johnson won the Mexico Championship in his debut as the No. 1 player in the world. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)
March 06, 2017 - 1:52 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico Championship put on quite a show in its debut as a World Golf Championships event. So did Dustin Johnson. In his first tournament as No. 1 in the world, Johnson gave every indication that he planned on staying at the top for a while. Even during a week when everything...
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Brad Keselowski poses with the trophy in victory lane after winning a NASCAR Monster Cup series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/John Amis)
March 06, 2017 - 1:51 am
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — From Brad Keselowski's perspective, it was just a matter of things evening out. Sure, he slipped away from Atlanta Motor Speedway with a victory that seemed downright improbable most of the day. Then again, he's been on other side, too. "We've had races where we've led a bunch...
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Kevin Harvick leads off the start during a NASCAR Monster Cup series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/John Amis)
March 05, 2017 - 6:41 pm
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Harvick ruined a dominating performance by going too fast on pit road Sunday, allowing Brad Keselowski to steal a NASCAR Monster Energy Cup victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick seemed poised to win at Atlanta for the first time since his initial Cup victory in 2001,...
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Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) shoots in front of Oklahoma State guard Brandon Averette (0) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, March 4, 2017. Kansas won 90-85. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 05, 2017 - 2:25 pm
The race for the major player of the year awards in college basketball was a split decision in 2016. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield won the Naismith and Wooden awards, while Michigan State's Denzel Valentine was The Associated Press player of the year. This season could see a similar divvying. While there...
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