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February 18, 2015 - 9:07pm
1 week 5 days ago

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — No. 5 Wisconsin couldn't control Penn State's D.J. Newbill on Wednesday night, so the Badgers settled for stopping all his teammates.

Sam Dekker scored 22 points and Frank Kaminsky added 16 as No. 5 Wisconsin overcame a late Penn State surge to defeat the Nittany Lions 55-47.

Dekker and Penn State's D.J. Newbill waged an entertaining scoring battle. Newbill got 29 points, but the next-highest scorer for Penn State (15-12, 3-...

February 18, 2015 - 8:25pm
1 week 5 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid vowed Wednesday that he will be ready for the start of the season despite needing a cane to get around the scouting combine following knee replacement surgery.

Reid skipped attending the Senior Bowl because of the procedure, which occurred after the Chiefs finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs. He joked that he "won't be starting on PUP" — the physically unable to perform list for players that are recovering from injuries....

February 18, 2015 - 7:45pm
1 week 5 days ago

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's four Western Hockey League franchises, currently under investigation for child labor practices, have asked the Legislature for exemptions to state labor laws.

In a hearing Wednesday before the Washington state Senate's Commerce and Labor Committee, officials from the four WHL teams — Spokane, Everett, Seattle and Tri-City — and the league office said the league might have to pull out of Washington if state law isn't changed to consider...

February 18, 2015 - 7:37pm
1 week 5 days ago

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State won't appeal an NCAA ruling that it vacate its baseball wins in the 2012 and 2013 seasons, but the school's former coach says he's challenging it on his own.

Gene Stephenson tells the Wichita Eagle ( he knows the chances of the NCAA accepting his appeal are slim, he says it's important.

University President John Bardo says he disagrees with the punishment but decided it wasn't in the school's...

February 18, 2015 - 7:16pm
1 week 5 days ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez was hospitalized in Venezuela following a boating accident.

The Mariners could not comment Wednesday on Sanchez's condition, citing federal health reporting laws, but said the team was monitoring the situation. Sanchez remains in the hospital.

The accident occurred Friday in the town of Carupano, the team said.

Sanchez, a 20-year-old righthander from Venezuela, was...

February 18, 2015 - 7:04pm
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says things went downhill for him in Washington because Robert Griffin III and team owner Dan Snyder both wanted the quarterback to become a dropback passer.

In an interview Wednesday on D.C. radio station ESPN980's "The Sports Fix" show, Shanahan spoke mostly about Griffin and Snyder, but also about ex-Redskins Donovan McNabb, Albert Haynesworth and other topics.

In Shanahan's telling, a...

February 18, 2015 - 6:36pm
1 week 5 days ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — First baseman Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $13.9 million, two-year contract.

Hosmer gets $5.65 million this year under Wednesday's agreement and $8.25 million in 2016.

The 25-year-old hit .270 for the AL champions with 35 doubles, nine homers and 58 RBIs. He won his second straight Gold Glove.

He made $3.6 million last year and had asked for $6.7 million when...

February 18, 2015 - 6:13pm
1 week 5 days ago

Washington Redskins safety Ryan Clark says he's retiring from the NFL after a 13-year career as a player.

As expected, the 35-year-old old Clark is going to work as an NFL analyst for ESPN.

He started his pro career with the New York Giants, won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers and had two stints with the Redskins, including last season.

Clark finished with 16 interceptions in 177 games, with 152 starts....

February 18, 2015 - 6:11pm
1 week 5 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade reiterated that he plans to play Friday when the Miami Heat open their post-All-Star schedule in New York against the Knicks.

Wade practiced fully on Wednesday in the Heat's first workout since the break. He hasn't played since Jan. 27 because of a hamstring strain.

He says, "I feel like I'll be playing on Friday. ... I'm ready to go."

Also back at practice was Hassan Whiteside (ankle) and Shawne Williams...

February 18, 2015 - 6:04pm
1 week 5 days ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Colorado defeated catcher Wilin Rosario in salary arbitration Wednesday, and Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez and Arizona's Mark Trumbo went to hearings.

Rosario was given a $2.8 million salary instead of his $3.3 million request. Elizabeth Neumeier, Phillip LaPorte and James Oldham heard arguments Tuesday.

Rosario, who turns 26 on Feb. 23, hit .267 with 13 homers and 54 RBIs for the Rockies last year, down from .292 with 21...

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