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April 4, 2014 - 8:52am
1 week 4 days ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials say Dayton's run deep into the NCAA men's basketball tournament has been a boon for the university in merchandise sales and may benefit the school in other ways.

The bookstore's accounting clerk tells WDTN-TV (http://bit.ly/1luft5w ) the campus has sold more than 14,000 Flyers items during the NCAA tournament. He says fans continued buying gear in commemoration even after the Flyers lost to Florida last week.

University...

April 4, 2014 - 8:43am
1 week 4 days ago

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Mercedes further demonstrated its early-season dominance by outpacing its rivals in Friday's practice sessions for the Bahrain Grand Prix, indicating the team is well poised for a third straight win to start 2014.

Lewis Hamilton followed up his victory last week in Malaysia by having the fastest time in both sessions, the second of which was held under lights for the first time at the Bahrain International Circuit, which has switched to being a...

April 4, 2014 - 8:38am
1 week 4 days ago
All Times EDT
BASEBALL

Atlanta at Washington, 1:05 p.m.

Baltimore at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.

Milwaukee at Boston, 2:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

Minnesota at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 4:10 p.m.

Arizona at Colorado, 4:10 p.m.

...

April 4, 2014 - 8:38am
1 week 4 days ago
All Times EDT
BASEBALL

Atlanta at Washington, 1:05 p.m.

Baltimore at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.

Milwaukee at Boston, 2:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

Minnesota at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 4:10 p.m.

Arizona at Colorado, 4:10 p.m.

...

April 4, 2014 - 8:35am
1 week 4 days ago
April 5

1913 — Brooklyn's Ebbets Field hosted its first game, an exhibition. Before a crowd of 25,000, the Dodgers beat the Giants, 3-2. Casey Stengel hit an inside-the-park homer for Brooklyn.

1971 — In their last opening day, the Senators, behind pitcher Dick Bosman, beat the Oakland A's 8-0 before 45,000 fans at RFK Stadium.

1979 — Baltimore manager Earl Weaver got his 1,000th career...

April 4, 2014 - 8:34am
1 week 4 days ago
All Times EDT
Saturday, April 5
AUTO RACING
10:30 a.m.

FS1 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, "Happy Hour Series," final practice for Duck Commander 500, at Forth Worth, Texas

12:30 p.m.

NBCSN — Formula One, qualifying for Bahrain Grand Prix, at Sakhir, Bahrain...

April 4, 2014 - 8:33am
1 week 4 days ago
April 5

1915 — Jess Willard beats Jack Johnson in the 26th round to win the world heavyweight boxing title in Havana, Cuba.

1927 — Johnny Weissmuller breaks his own 200-meter freestyle record by seven seconds in 2:08. He also lowers his own record in the 100-yard freestyle to 51 seconds, a record that stood for 17 years.

1952 — Henry Wittenberg wins the 191-pound AAU wrestling title for...

April 4, 2014 - 8:32am
1 week 4 days ago

April 7 — Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2013 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

May 2 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

May 7 — Deadline for club to exercise right of first refusal for its restricted free agents.

May 8-10 —2014 NFL draft, New York.

May 19-21 — Spring league meeting, Atlanta.

June 22-28 — Rookie symposium...

April 4, 2014 - 8:11am
1 week 4 days ago

TOKYO (AP) — Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol won their singles matches Friday to give the defending champion Czech Republic a 2-0 lead over Japan in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

Stepanek beat Tatsuma Ito 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-1, 7-5 at Ariake Coliseum and Rosol defeated Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2.

In Saturday's doubles, Stepanek and Jiri Vesely are scheduled to face Ito and Yasutaka Uchiyama.

Kei Nishikori, Japan's top-...

April 4, 2014 - 6:46am
1 week 4 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — A central Illinois man will be among those helping Wrigley Field kick off its 100th anniversary celebration.

One-hundred-year-old Louis Reinhart was asked to participate in Friday's festivities during the Cubs home opener.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports the invitation came after his daughter sent the team a note asking for a ball to mark his 100th birthday in March.

She says the Cubs responded with a letter from...

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