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March 1, 2015 - 6:32pm
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March 1, 2015 - 6:26pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks say newcomers Antoine Vermette and Kimmo Timonen are walking into a cohesive locker room.

Unprompted, defenseman Brent Seabrook rejected rumors of discord among the players on the team, saying the group has never been tighter. He says the talk is laughable and there is nothing going on.

Veteran forward Patrick Sharp, one of the players mentioned in connection with the rumored strife, says there are "no chemistry...

March 1, 2015 - 6:21pm
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HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Johnson, a six-time Cup champion, started near the back after failing to get in a qualifying run because of inspection issues. But the No. 48 Chevrolet was the fastest car on the track at the end of the weekend, cruising across the finish line a comfortable 1.803 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick.

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March 1, 2015 - 6:20pm
4 min 13 sec ago

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points in his final home game, sophomore Nigel Hayes added 14 and No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State.

Kaminsky celebrated Senior Day with a dominating performance, going 11 of 17 from the field for the Badgers (26-3, 14-2).

The Spartans (19-10, 10-6) trailed by 22 points before rallying in the second half. Bryn...

March 1, 2015 - 6:12pm
4 min 13 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Casimir Loxsom broke his own American indoor record in the 600 meters Sunday, winning the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in 1 minute, 15.33 seconds.

On Friday night at the Reggie Lewis Center, Loxsom stopped by to hand out medals at the New England Indoor Championships, the high school meet where he set a meet record in 2009 in winning a title for Wilbur Cross High School of New Haven, Connecticut.

In the women's pole vault...

March 1, 2015 - 6:08pm
4 min 13 sec ago

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The New York Rangers have acquired All-Star defenseman Keith Yandle from the Arizona Coyotes for defenseman John Moore, a top prospect and two draft picks.

Arizona also sent defenseman Chris Summers and a fourth-round draft pick to the Rangers, who gave up prospect Anthony Duclair, a conditional first-round draft pick in 2016 and a second-rounder this year.

The 28-year-old Yandle is Arizona's leading scorer this season with 41...

March 1, 2015 - 6:05pm
14 min 12 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Sepp Blatter and his three FIFA presidential election rivals have been invited to participate in a television debate by the BBC and Sky.

The London-based broadcasters have written to the candidates proposing a one-hour "fans' congress" live on their globally available channels, websites and Facebook ahead of the election in May.

The 78-year-old Blatter is seeking a fifth, four-year term running football. FIFA Vice President Prince Ali...

March 1, 2015 - 6:01pm
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — LaDontae Henton had 25 points and 15 rebounds and No. 25 Providence held off Marquette 77-66 on Sunday.

Kris Dunn added 16 points and nine assists for the Friars (20-9, 10-6).

Duane Wilson led Marquette (11-17, 3-13) with 22 points while Matt Carlino had 21 points and six assists. The Golden Eagles have lost five straight and 11 of their past 12.

Providence trailed 19-14 before later going on a 19-5 run to...

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