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February 18, 2015 - 5:15pm
1 week 5 days ago

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers say Miguel Cabrera has been cleared for hitting and throwing by doctors and could be ready for opening day as he recovers from surgery on his right foot.

The Detroit first baseman had surgery in late October to remove bone spurs in his ankle and repair a stress fracture in the arch of his foot.

Dr. Robert Anderson says in a statement released by the team that Cabrera shows "a good progression of healing." He...

February 18, 2015 - 5:15pm
1 week 5 days ago

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo ended a three-game scoreless streak, putting Real Madrid ahead in the first half of a 2-0 win over Schalke on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Champions League's second round.

In the night's other game, Danilo converted a penalty kick in the 79th minute to give Porto a 1-1 tie at Basel.

Ronaldo scored on a 26th-minute header off Dani Carvajal's cross, then set up Marcelo's goal from the edge of...

February 18, 2015 - 5:10pm
1 week 5 days ago

FLOWER MOUND, Texas (AP) — A North Texas school district is investigating the actions of students at a high school basketball game who held up signs saying "White" and "Power."

Superintendent Kevin Rogers says in a statement he's "disheartened" by the actions of some students at Flower Mound High School who held up a placard with the word "White" alongside another that read "Power."

The Flower Mound boys were playing Plano East on Friday when...

February 18, 2015 - 5:02pm
1 week 5 days ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Dissatisfied with his role on the team, Goran Dragic says he's made up his mind that he's leaving the Phoenix Suns, preferably before Thursday's trade deadline.

If not, he has made it clear there is no way he would re-sign with the team after this season.

As Dragic put it, "I don't trust them anymore."

The 28-year-old guard, whose points and assists are down considerably from last season, says he doesn't like his...

February 18, 2015 - 4:55pm
1 week 5 days ago

DENVER (AP) — Point guard Ty Lawson missed the Denver Nuggets' first practice after the All-Star break and coach Brian Shaw is looking into the reason why before handing out any sort of punishment.

Asked about Lawson's nonattendance, Shaw said: "Travel issues or whatever, he's not here. ... So we had to go without him." Shaw said one of the choices may be holding Lawson out of the starting lineup Friday in Milwaukee.

Lawson leads the team in scoring...

February 18, 2015 - 4:49pm
1 week 5 days ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rocked by a recent spate of high-profile suspensions, UFC announced on Wednesday a multimillion-dollar anti-doping plan.

UFC says all fighters will be subject to random performance-enhancing drug testing, effective July 1.

UFC announced the decision one day after fighters Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz, and Hector Lombard were slapped with temporary suspensions for failed drug tests.

Light heavyweight champion Jon...

February 18, 2015 - 4:46pm
1 week 4 days ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Strip dimmed its lights late Wednesday night to honor legendary University of Nevada, Las Vegas men's basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian who died Feb. 11 at the age of 84.

The major Las Vegas Strip casino-hotels plus a few off-Strip properties and local casinos dimmed their exteriors for three minutes starting at 10:30 p.m. PST.

One by one the Las Vegas Strip's casinos and downtown Las Vegas shut off their lights for a...

February 18, 2015 - 4:39pm
1 week 5 days ago

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With manager Bruce Bochy saying his team wants "to have a lot of fun in an odd year," the World Series champion San Francisco Giants were one of the first teams to open spring training.

That "odd year" would be 2015. San Francisco won it all in 2012 and 2014.

Pitchers and catchers reported Wednesday to the Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies.

They report to the rest of...

February 18, 2015 - 4:36pm
1 week 5 days ago

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun upset top-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Delray Beach Open.

Lu set up a quarterfinal match against fifth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France, a 6-2, 6-2 winner over Denis Kudla.

Fourth-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia also advanced, outlasting 18-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2). Karlovic, the 6-foot-11 Croatian...

February 18, 2015 - 4:35pm
1 week 5 days ago

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin wrecked during Daytona 500 practice Wednesday.

Patrick's No. 10 Chevrolet sustained enough damage that she was forced to switch to a backup car and will have to start at the back of the field in the second of two qualifying races Thursday. Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota was repairable.

Patrick and Hamlin started the pileup by making contact coming out of turn two. Casey Mears, Michael Annett and Jeb...

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