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March 17, 2015 - 5:45pm
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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
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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 www.snocountry.com

Tuesday, March 17
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Mohawk Mountain — Tue 5:58 am MG machine groomed 50 - 75 base 25...

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....

March 17, 2015 - 5:25pm
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are working to finalize a minor league contract with left-hander Randy Wolf.

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said before Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees that the team and Wolf are in discussions.

"It looks like we're going down that path," Anthopoulos said.

The 38-year old Wolf is 133-120 in 382 games, including 372 starts, in a 15-year big league career. He...

March 17, 2015 - 5:17pm
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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Strasburg struck out five in four scoreless innings to lead the Washington Nationals over the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander 6-4 Tuesday.

Making his second spring-training start, Strasburg allowed three hits and no walks.

Verlander gave up four runs and five hits in four innings. He hadn't allowed a run in his first two starts.

Tony Gwynn Jr., in camp on a minor league contract, homered off of...

March 17, 2015 - 4:56pm
1 week 5 days ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials say three football players have been stabbed in a fight outside a dining hall on the Morgan State University campus.

University spokesman Clint Coleman said the players were stabbed Tuesday when someone began swinging a knife wildly.

Coleman says one of the players was slashed across the chest, another was cut in the cheek and the other in the arm. They were taken to a hospital. A suspect was taken into custody....

March 17, 2015 - 4:34pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Nate Robinson to a second 10-day contract.

He has averaged 4.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in five games.

The nine-year NBA veteran has had stints with New York, Boston, Oklahoma City, Golden State, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles.

Robinson helped Boston reach the 2010 NBA Finals, when he was with current Clippers coach Doc Rivers.

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March 17, 2015 - 4:32pm
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz allowed four runs in four innings, and Boston's defense committed four of the game's seven errors in an 11-3 loss by the Red Sox to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.

Buchholz gave up two earned runs and five hits, striking out six. A throwing error by second baseman Dustin Pedroia led to a pair of unearned runs in the fourth.

Mookie Betts was 2 for 3 and raised his batting average to .462.

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March 17, 2015 - 4:26pm
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder forward Serge Ibaka could miss the rest of the season after having an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Tuesday.

Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Ibaka will be out four to six weeks. The playoffs begin April 18.

Presti said the procedure shaved off damaged cartilage from under Ibaka's kneecap that had caused discomfort and swelling. Ibaka started having issues in late February, but he played until missing...

March 17, 2015 - 4:25pm
1 week 5 days ago

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Yu Darvish had his season-ending elbow surgery Tuesday, when the torn ligament from the Texas Rangers ace's right arm was replaced with a tendon from his forearm.

The Rangers say Dr. James Andrews reported elbow ligament-replacement surgery went as expected, with no complications.

Andrews did the surgery in Gulf Breeze, Florida, where Darvish will have a follow-up exam Wednesday.

Andrews was the last of...

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