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March 27, 2015 - 4:07am
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March 27, 2015 - 3:07am
1 day 3 hours ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan of South Korea has offered a public apology four days after received an 18-month ban for failing a doping test.

Park, who won the 400-meter freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was handed the ban Monday by world swimming governing body FINA after testing positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition drug test. The FINA ban began retroactively the day of the positive test in early September...

March 27, 2015 - 2:33am
23 hours 35 min ago

SHANGHAI (AP) — Defending champion Yuzuru Hanyu overcame a fall on his opening quad toeloop Friday to take the lead after the men's short program at the figure skating world championships.

Hanyu only had a few weeks to prepare for his title defense after undergoing surgery on his bladder in late December and then spraining his ankle, keeping him off the ice for two months.

The Japanese skater cleanly landed the rest of his triple jumps to score 95.20...

March 27, 2015 - 2:05am
1 day 3 hours ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Whether it's steroid testing, all those power arms in the bullpen or a lower strike zone, baseballs just aren't flying out of the park like they did a decade or two ago.

Sluggers who came of age in the days of 50, 60 and 70 home-run seasons have been forced to recalibrate what's a successful power season.

And 30 is the new 40.

Home runs have hit their lowest rate in more than two decades. Only 11 players...

March 27, 2015 - 1:28am
1 day 3 hours ago

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Yovani Gallardo has been tabbed to start the Texas Rangers' season opener.

New manager Jeff Banister on Thursday officially named Gallardo the starter for the April 6 opener at Oakland. The move had been expected with Yu Darvish out for the season after ligament-replacement elbow surgery, and left-hander Derek Holland likely starting the April 10 home opener.

Gallardo has started the last five season openers for the Milwaukee...

March 27, 2015 - 1:22am
16 hours 6 min ago

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial.

Shayanna Jenkins was called by prosecutors after being granted immunity, which means she was ordered to testify by the court or face time behind bars.

Jenkins, Hernandez's high school sweetheart and the mother of his 2-year-old daughter, appeared to be a...

March 27, 2015 - 1:09am
1 day 3 hours ago

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night.

Giants catcher Hector Sanchez drove in two runs and then left the game after getting hit in the throat area with a foul ball in the seventh.

A's starter Jesse Chavez completed 3 2-3 innings two days after his wife, Crystal, gave birth to the couple's...

March 27, 2015 - 12:55am
1 day 3 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — T.J. McConnell scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, freshman Stanley Johnson added 12 points, and second-seeded Arizona made a dominant late rally for a 68-60 victory over sixth-seeded Xavier in the West Regional semifinals on Thursday night.

Kaleb Tarczewski had 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Wildcats (34-3) weathered a major scare from the underdog Musketeers (23-14) and clamped down defensively during a game-ending 19-7 run....

March 27, 2015 - 12:55am
5 hours 46 min ago
BC-BBO--Spring Training Glance ...
Major League Baseball
Spring Training Glance
By The Associated Press
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
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Oakland169.640
Kansas City159.625
Toronto159.625
March 27, 2015 - 12:50am
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! SCORES AND SKEDS !

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NCAA TOURNAMENT

Thursday's Scores

Midwest Regional Semifinals

Notre Dame 81, Wichita State 70

Kentucky 78, West Virginia 39

West Regional Semifinals

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