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April 1, 2015 - 11:25am
5 hours 17 min ago

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Police say the woman who accused former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor of domestic violence has recanted her allegations.

Tuscaloosa police said in a news release Wednesday that the woman, who has not been identified, was arrested on a charge of False Reporting to Law Enforcement.

Police say they will review the charges at a later date.

Taylor was arrested on Saturday and coach Nick Saban...

April 1, 2015 - 11:00am
7 hours 7 min ago

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Doctors have told Miami reliever Aaron Crow he needs season-ending elbow ligament-replacement surgery.

Crow will get a second opinion but expects to have the procedure.

"That's a big blow for him," manager Mike Redmond said Wednesday.

A four-year veteran, Crow went 6-1 with a 4.12 ERA in 61 appearances last season for Kansas City but was left off the Royals postseason roster. The 28-year-old right-hander...

April 1, 2015 - 10:45am
7 hours 17 min ago
All Times EDT
Saturday
NCAA TOURNAMENT
Men
Semifinals
At Indianapolis

Michigan State vs. Duke, 6:09 p.m.

Kentucky vs. Wisconsin, 8:49 p.m.

EXHIBITION BASEBALL

Detroit vs. Tampa Bay at St. Petersburg, Fla., 12:35 p.m....

April 1, 2015 - 10:23am
7 hours 27 min ago

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius remains out of the lineup due to a sprained left wrist.

Brendan Ryan is at shortstop in Wednesday's lineup against Tampa Bay. Gregorius, hurt diving for a grounder in Saturday's game against Baltimore, is listed on the travel roster for a split-squad game Thursday with Detroit.

First baseman Mark Teixeira, hit on the right knee by a pitch in a minor league game Sunday, is in the lineup....

April 1, 2015 - 10:09am
7 hours 27 min ago

ST. JOHN'S, Montserrat (AP) — Former Netherlands forward and assistant coach Patrick Kluivert has made a winning start in World Cup qualifying as coach of Curacao.

The Caribbean island team advanced to the second qualifying round in CONCACAF for the 2018 tournament late Tuesday.

Curacao drew 2-2 in a second-leg match at Montserrat to win 4-3 on aggregate. Kluivert's team won 2-1 on Saturday in Willemstad.

The first-round...

April 1, 2015 - 10:01am
8 hours 17 min ago
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All Times EDT
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
West Division
WLTPctPFPA
Arizona1001.0006043
Las Vegas010.0004159
Los Angeles010.0003742
Pacific Division
April 1, 2015 - 9:56am
8 hours 17 min ago
All Times EDT
EXHIBITION BASEBALL

Atlanta vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Washington vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Detroit vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Boston (ss) vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Toronto vs....

April 1, 2015 - 9:09am
8 hours 27 min ago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Indian sprinter Dutee Chand can compete at the Asian Championships while awaiting a verdict in her appeal against a ban for having high male hormone levels.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says "it was agreed that the athlete would be eligible" for the Asian event from June 3-7 in Wuhan, China.

The 19-year-old Chand could previously compete in only national-level events during the case.

CAS says no...

April 1, 2015 - 8:34am
8 hours 27 min ago

GENEVA (AP) — Olympic medalist Silvan Zurbriggen says he has retired from Alpine skiing at age 33 because of persistent back injuries.

Zurbriggen, who earned bronze at the 2010 Vancouver Games in the super-combined, is the third Olympic medalist from Switzerland to end their career in recent weeks.

He follows Didier Defago, the 2010 Olympic downhill champion, and Dominique Gisin, the 2014 Sochi Games downhill co-winner with Slovenian Tina Maze, in...

April 1, 2015 - 8:29am
8 hours 47 min ago

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian football club FK Apolonia says two Serbian players have left the topflight team following an incident involving the Albanian flag.

The incident occurred on March 22, when Serbian goalkeeper Vilson Cakovic grabbed the flag from a fan who ran onto the pitch before a penalty shot.

Club manager Kamber Memallaj said on Wednesday that Cakovic and countryman and midfielder Djordje Djordjevic agreed to quit "fearing the lack...

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