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March 17, 2015 - 6:29pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attorney for the NCAA says a ruling that opened the door for college football and basketball players to be paid goes against previous court rulings, including a 1984 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

The NCAA is appealing a decision last year that the organization violated antitrust laws by limiting student-athlete compensation.

Seth Waxman told a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday that courts...

March 17, 2015 - 6:19pm
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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The head of the Major League Baseball Players Association says he'd "love" to see Pete Rose reinstated.

Former All-Star first baseman Tony Clark made the remarks to reporters at spring training Tuesday, a day after new commissioner Rob Manfred said he had received an application from Rose.

Baseball's career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 following an investigation that concluded he bet on the Cincinnati Reds to win...

March 17, 2015 - 6:16pm
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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Liriano is set to start on opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Manager Clint Hurdle made the announcement Tuesday. The Pirates begin the regular season on April 6 at Cincinnati.

Liriano will be the first Pirates pitcher to start on opening day in consecutive seasons since Oliver Perez in 2005-06.

March 17, 2015 - 6:08pm
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan offensive lineman Graham Glasgow has been suspended from the team, and court records accuse him of violating his probation by using alcohol.

Online records from the 15th District Court in Ann Arbor say Glasgow registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.086 percent on a breathalyzer test Sunday morning and admitted to consuming alcohol.

Glasgow pleaded guilty last year to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired and...

March 17, 2015 - 6:04pm
1 week 5 days ago

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State running back Delton Williams has been suspended from all team-related activities, and court records show he was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of brandishing a firearm in public.

Coach Mark Dantonio released a one-sentence statement Tuesday saying Williams was suspended.

Online records for Judicial District 54B listed an offense date of March 16 for Williams, and the records showed he pleaded not guilty...

March 17, 2015 - 5:57pm
1 week 5 days ago

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Chris Carter was 3 for 3 with two doubles and four RBIs to break out of a spring-training slump and lift the Houston Astros over the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-7 Tuesday.

Carter had entered 1 for 13 with two RBIs in the exhibition season.

Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke was roughed up for six runs and seven hits in three innings, leaving him with a 9.00 ERA.

Locke is competing for a rotation spot with right-...

March 17, 2015 - 5:56pm
1 week 5 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A preliminary hearing for former NFL safety Darren Sharper has been postponed until at least Friday.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor on Tuesday ordered Sharper to return to court on Friday for another hearing after attorneys on both sides requested a delay.

Sharper is awaiting a preliminary hearing during which prosecutors will lay out evidence in their rape case against the former All-Pro safety. The hearing may...

March 17, 2015 - 5:45pm
1 week 5 days ago

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have cut prices for preseason tickets almost in half as part of a new program that will reduce the overall cost of season package slightly for almost all fans.

The Giants e-mailed season ticket holders on Tuesday with an outline of the changes.

The team said the price of preseason tickets will be cut by roughly 50 percent of the cost of a regular-season ticket. The cost of the regular-season tickets...

March 17, 2015 - 5:43pm
1 week 5 days ago

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Latest skiing conditions, as supplied by SnoCountry Mountain Reports. Conditions are subject to change due to weather, skier/rider traffic and other factors. Be aware of changing conditions. For more information go to

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March 17, 2015 - 5:27pm
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent offensive lineman Erik Pears to a two-year contract.

The team announced the deal on Tuesday.

Pears spent the past five seasons in Buffalo and started all 16 games the past two years. Pears played right guard in 2014 and right tackle the previous year and will provide some needed versatility for a San Francisco line that lost starting left guard Mike Iupati in free agency....

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