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March 16, 2015 - 2:34pm
1 week 6 days ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will be out indefinitely with lingering soreness in his right knee.

A team spokesman said Monday that the Thunder consulted with Ibaka's representation and they agreed to have him see a specialist in New York. The team is in Dallas, where it will play the Mavericks on Monday night.

Ibaka has missed the past two games. He was playing well before that, averaging 17.1 points and 9.4 rebounds since the All...

March 16, 2015 - 2:22pm
1 week 6 days ago

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians pitcher Gavin Floyd will have surgery on a fractured bone in his right elbow.

Floyd, who missed most of last season with Atlanta with the same injury, will have the operation on Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic. Indians manager Terry Francona said Floyd will miss "a good portion if not the whole year."

The club signed Floyd as a free agent in the offseason, hoping he could rebound and join their starting...

March 16, 2015 - 2:15pm
1 week 6 days ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German officials recommend Hamburg over Berlin as candidate for 2024 Olympics.

March 16, 2015 - 2:14pm
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will miss Tuesday night's game in New Jersey, but coach Mike Johnston says Malkin could be available later this week.

The NHL's sixth-leading scorer left Saturday's loss to Boston in the first period with a lower-body injury, and missed Sunday's lopsided defeat to Detroit. Pittsburgh begins a three-game road swing Tuesday against the Devils. Johnston says there's a strong chance Malkin could rejoin the team in...

March 16, 2015 - 1:47pm
1 week 6 days ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball, according to new Commissioner Rob Manfred.

The career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban in August 1989 following an investigation by Major League Baseball that concluded he bet on the Cincinnati Reds to win while managing the team. He applied for reinstatement in September 1997 and met in November 2002 with Commissioner Bud Selig, who never ruled on the application....

March 16, 2015 - 1:47pm
1 week 6 days ago

MIES, Switzerland (AP) — Basketball's governing body says the 2019 World Cup will be played in Asia, with China and the Philippines bidding to host the tournament.

FIBA's Central Board will decide in June who will host its flagship event, previously known as the world championship.

The United States won the 2014 World Cup.

Instead of being played in 2018, the next tournament has been moved to 2019 and will be held from then on in...

March 16, 2015 - 1:37pm
1 week 6 days ago

Kentucky, the overall top seed in the NCAA Tournament, is the first team in 23 years to be No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll from the preseason rankings to the final Top 25.

The Wildcats (34-0) are looking to become the first undefeated men's national champion since Indiana in 1976. They were a unanimous No. 1 Monday for the seventh straight week and 11th overall this season. Kentucky received all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel to...

March 16, 2015 - 1:37pm
1 week 6 days ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Forward Chris Johnson has signed a second 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, replenishing a roster beset by injuries.

The 6-foot-6 Johnson has appeared in five games since signing his first 10-day deal on March 6, averaging 4.6 points and 20 minutes.

The Bucks are 4-9 since the All Star break and a trade deadline deal that brought point guard Michael Carter-Williams to the rebuilding franchise. At 34-32, Milwaukee remains in...

March 16, 2015 - 1:28pm
1 week 6 days ago

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' final 2014-15 college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

RecordPtsPrv
1. Kentucky (65)34-01,6251
2. Villanova32-21,5224...
March 16, 2015 - 1:23pm
1 week 6 days ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian swimmer Vitaly Melnikov has been given a two-year doping ban and will be stripped of two European short-course championship medals.

Melnikov, a backstroke specialist, tested positive for banned substance EPO at the short-course competition in December 2013. He won a relay gold and silver in the 100 backstroke.

His ban, handed down Monday by the governing body of swimming, cancels his results from the championships....

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