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Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jharel Cotton throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a spring baseball game in Mesa, Ariz., Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 18, 2018 - 12:27 am
Jharel Cotton had planned to build off a promising rookie campaign for the Oakland Athletics. He'll have to wait another year. The 26-year-old righty will undergo elbow surgery and not pitch in 2018, a setback for a young club trying to improve on a last-place finish. "It's tough. I'm missing the...
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File-This Dec. 3, 2017, file photo shows Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead making a catch in the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, in Baltimore. Woodhead has announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 seasons. Woodhead, who played with Baltimore last season, wrote in an Instagram post early Saturday, march 17, 2018, that it is time for him to leave the game he loves. The 5-foot-8 Woodhead was a two-time Harlon Hill Trophy winner at Chadron State in Nebraska as the top player in NCAA Division II. Despite his college success, he went undrafted in 2008 and signed with the New York Jets as a free agent. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
March 17, 2018 - 9:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Woodhead went from undersized and undrafted to big-time playmaker in 10 NFL seasons. The versatile running back announced his retirement from playing in a humble and heartfelt post on Instagram early Saturday. "10 years!" Woodhead wrote. "Wow, God had crazy plans for a small...
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March 17, 2018 - 6:34 pm
The New England Patriots bolstered their pass rush and backfield depth with the free agent signings of defensive end Adrian Clayborn and running back Jeremy Hill on Saturday. The Patriots also announced the signing of veteran offensive tackle Matt Tobin. Clayborn, 29, played the past three seasons...
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March 17, 2018 - 4:32 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Kyle Wilber to provide depth and special teams help. The Raiders also announced Saturday they signed defensive lineman Tank Carradine, who revealed his decision to join the Raiders a day earlier. Wilber played 89 games in...
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March 17, 2018 - 3:37 pm
UNDATED (AP) — Villanova is in the Sweet 16 after rolling over Alabama 81-58. Mikal Bridges scored 22 of his 23 points in the second half, including three straight 3-pointers as the Wildcats started the half with an 18-1 burst. The No. 1 seed will play either Marshall or West Virginia in the East...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Francisco Cervelli celebrates with Josh Harrison (5) and Joe Musgrove (59) after hitting a two-run home run off New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 17, 2018 - 2:41 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Cervelli has one primary personal goal this season — stay healthy. The Pittsburgh Pirates catcher was limited to 81 games last year. A concussion landed him on the disabled list twice in June and he was also sidelined by left wrist inflammation before his season...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Jets have acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft from the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, March 17, 2018,, moving up three spots in a sign that they intend to get one of the top quarterbacks available. The Jets are sending the Colts their first-rounder, No. 6 overall ,along with two second-rounders this year and a second-rounder next year to complete the massive deal. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File(
March 17, 2018 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets shook up the NFL draft on Saturday by soaring three spots to No. 3 overall in a stunning swap with the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets acquired the third pick in a strong sign that they intend to get one of the top quarterbacks available. They sent the Colts their...
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March 17, 2018 - 10:28 am
NCAA TOURNAMENT History made as 16th seed ousts No. 1 seed UNDATED (AP) — The University of Maryland-Baltimore County has made basketball history. The UMBC Retrievers are the first No. 16 seed to beat a first seed following a 74-54 thrashing of Virginia. Senior guard Jairus Lyles poured in 23 of...
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March 17, 2018 - 3:40 am
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San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane (9) celebrates his fourth goal with center Chris Tierney (50) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against Calgary Flames on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 17, 2018 - 3:38 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — It took Evander Kane until his 565th game to get his first NHL hat trick. Then he added another goal for good measure. Kane scored four times to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Calgary Flames 7-4 on Friday night, a huge performance by a player who was acquired at the Feb...
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