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March 1, 2015 - 9:08pm
4 min 24 sec ago

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Gordie Gillespie, one of the winningest coaches in college baseball history who also had success coaching football and basketball, has died. He was 88.

The University of St. Francis said Gillespie died Saturday night at his home in Joliet. He spent a quarter-century of his 59-year career as the baseball coach at the NAIA school.

Gillespie had 2,402 wins in four sports, though he is most remembered for his accomplishments on the...

March 1, 2015 - 9:01pm
4 min 24 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka had 18 points and 14 rebounds, D.J. Augustin added 18 points and nine rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-101 Sunday night without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Enes Kanter had 16 points and 15 rebounds as the Thunder's supporting cast snapped a two-game skid with no help from its superstar duo. Durant is out with a foot injury, and Westbrook underwent surgery on his right cheek Saturday in his...

March 1, 2015 - 9:00pm
4 min 24 sec ago

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have selected John Axford's contract, adding a veteran reliever with late-inning experience to their bullpen.

Axford, who agreed to a minor league deal last month, gets a $2.6 million, one-year contract with a chance to earn more in performance bonuses. The 31-year-old right-hander was 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 62 games with Cleveland and Pittsburgh last year.

In six major league seasons, Axford is 24-23...

March 1, 2015 - 8:55pm
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March 1, 2015 - 8:53pm
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have traded forward James Sheppard to the New York Rangers for a fourth-round draft pick in 2016.

The deal was announced on Sunday, a day before the NHL's trade deadline.

The 26-year-old Sheppard had five goals and 11 assists in 57 games with San Jose this season. He played mostly as a third-line center for the Sharks but also has played wing in the past.

San Jose has lost 10 of 13...

March 1, 2015 - 8:53pm
4 min 23 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Christian Welp, the 7-foot German center who holds the University of Washington's career scoring record and played three seasons in the NBA, has died. He was 51.

The school confirmed the death Sunday. It didn't provide details.

Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar says Welp's passing is an "extremely sad loss."

Welp finished his Washington career in 1987 as the school's career leader in points, rebounding and blocks. He...

March 1, 2015 - 8:46pm
4 min 23 sec ago

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half, and Wake Forest rallied in the final five minutes to stun Pittsburgh 69-66 on Sunday.

Mitchell Wilbekin added 14 points, including 12 first-half points on four 3-pointers, and Cornelius Hudson had 11 for the Deacons (13-16, 5-11 ACC), who rallied from a seven-point deficit to snap a three-game losing streak.

Down 60-53, Miller-McIntyre scored seven points...

March 1, 2015 - 8:42pm
4 min 23 sec ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored nine of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 15 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Sacramento Kings 110-99 on Sunday for their third straight victory.

Wes Matthews scored 17 points and Robin Lopez had 15 points and eight rebounds for Portland, which is 14-13 on the road.

The Blazers took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter, had it cut to one, then...

March 1, 2015 - 8:38pm
4 min 23 sec ago

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mo Williams had 23 points and 11 assists, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Orlando Magic 98-83 on Sunday night.

Cody Zeller, Al Jefferson and Gerald Henderson had 16 points apiece for the Hornets, who had dropped six of seven.

It was the fifth straight double-digit scoring game for Williams and his second time with double-digit assists since being dealt to Charlotte at the trade deadline.

Charlotte carried...

March 1, 2015 - 8:33pm
4 min 23 sec ago

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Freshmen Chris Mathewson and Darren McCaughan combined to throw the first no-hitter in Long Beach State history, beating Wichita State 4-0 on Sunday.

Mathewson (1-1), a right-hander from Fontana, struck out eight, walked one and hit two batters in seven innings. He was replaced in the eighth by McCaughan, a righty from Downey, who struck out three in two innings for Long Beach State (8-3). McCaughan got Michael Mucha to ground out to complete...

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