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May 24, 2016 - 2:08pm
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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Patrick Raby and two other pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout Tuesday as No. 6 seed Vanderbilt defeated No. 11 seed Missouri 7-0 in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Vanderbilt (42-15) faces No. 3 seed Texas A&M (41-13) on Wednesday as the tournament moves to double-elimination play. Missouri (26-30) was eliminated.

The Commodores have won all 14 of their all-time meetings with Missouri....

May 24, 2016 - 2:04pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Hayes had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Angel McCoughtry scored all 15 of her points after halftime and the Atlanta Dream beat the New York Liberty 85-79 in overtime on Tuesday.

Hayes was 7 of 13 from the field with three 3-pointers and hit all 10 of her free-throw attempts. McCoughtry scored four of Atlanta's eight overtime points as the Dream held New York to just two points in the extra session.

McCoughtry made the first...

May 24, 2016 - 1:50pm
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed their second-round draft pick, linebacker Reggie Ragland.

The Bills traded up eight spots in the draft to select the Alabama prospect and 2015 SEC defensive player of the year with the 41st pick. Ragland was two-year starter and was a unanimous All-American, leading the Crimson Tide with 102 tackles last year, including 60 solo.

At 6-foot-1 and 247 pounds, he's a hard-hitting player who is being...

May 24, 2016 - 1:40pm
2 min 37 sec ago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Mark Sanchez isn't allowing his injured left thumb to sideline him at the start of the Denver Broncos' organized team activities.

Wearing a black brace on his surgically repaired thumb, Sanchez took snaps Tuesday ahead of second-year quarterback Trevor Siemian and first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch.

The Super Bowl champs' new starting quarterback had been expected to miss the first week of workouts after a weight room mishap...

May 24, 2016 - 1:39pm
2 min 37 sec ago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Brazil's health minister has briefed IOC officials on steps being taken to combat the Zika virus ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The IOC says Ricardo Barros "reaffirmed the commitment of the Brazilian government to put in place all the necessary measures to protect the health and safety of all people attending" the games in August.

Brazil has been badly hit by Zika, a mosquito-borne virus linked to severe birth...

May 24, 2016 - 1:36pm
2 min 37 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox say that pitcher Carson Smith is set to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, effectively ending his season.

The team announced that Smith, who arrived in Boston this offseason via a trade with Seattle, would undergo ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction Tuesday. The procedure was to be performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York.

Smith was placed on the 15-day disabled list last week with right elbow soreness. It...

May 24, 2016 - 1:34pm
2 min 37 sec ago

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Former NBA player Kerry Kittles has joined Princeton's coaching staff.

Coach Mitch Henderson announced the hiring Tuesday.

Since finishing his nine-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2005, Kittles earned his MBA at his alma mater, Villanova, and later served on the President's Advisory Council as an ambassador for the university.

Kittles graduated from Villanova in 1996 and remains its all-...

May 24, 2016 - 1:15pm
2 min 37 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Numerous engineering and physics professors have weighed in with a federal appeals court being asked to review New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for "Deflategate."

Papers filed Tuesday with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said these experts believe the 2nd Circuit's ruling upholding the suspension lacks any scientific proof.

Lawyers for Brady and the NFL Players Association asked the...

May 24, 2016 - 12:49pm
2 min 37 sec ago

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Antonio Conte says Andrea Pirlo and Sebastian Giovinco paid the price for choosing to play in Major League Soccer after the Italy coach left the duo out of his preliminary 30-man squad for the European Championship.

Giovinco has impressed since moving to Toronto FC in February 2015. The former Juventus striker scored 22 goals and added 16 assists in his first season, and has a league-high eight goals and five assists in 12 games this campaign....

May 24, 2016 - 12:44pm
2 min 37 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal received the most Premier League prize money last season despite finishing behind champion Leicester.

Second-place Arsenal received 101 million pounds ($148 million) because more of its games were broadcast live in Britain.

Leicester, which earned 93 million pounds, was only shown regularly on domestic TV in the second half of the season when its improbable title challenge appeared more realistic....

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