San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. (84) tags out Cleveland Indians' Leonys Martin, left, in a rundown during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 18, 2019, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 26, 2019 - 8:06 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fernando Tatis got the call he knew he'd be receiving sooner or later from his son, top shortstop prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. And just like that, opening day for the San Diego Padres will be that much more exciting, when long-suffering fans will get to watch the younger Tatis...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 26, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Chris Sale will have to wait until middle age to collect all his money from the Boston Red Sox. His $160 million, six-year contract includes $50 million in deferred money that is not due to be paid until 15 years after it is earned, according to details obtained by The Associated Press. A left-...
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Los Angeles Clippers' Patrick Beverley, right, knocks the ball away from Minnesota Timberwolves' Dario Saric in the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
March 26, 2019 - 7:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers clinched a playoff spot Tuesday night with a 122-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Coach Doc Rivers' club is back in the postseason after falling short last year. Los Angeles finished 42-40 last season, missing...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2016, file photo, World Team's Eloy Jimenez hits against the U.S. Team during the seventh inning of the All-Star Futures baseball game in San Diego. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press Wednesday, March 20, 2019, that the Chicago White Sox are nearing a $43 million, six-year contract with highly regarded outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
March 26, 2019 - 7:44 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The White Sox confirmed Tuesday what a $43 million contract seemed to signal: Eloy Jimenez will begin the season in the major leagues. Chicago's prize prospect will make his big league debut on opening day at Kansas City on Thursday. Signed as a teenager by the crosstown Cubs out of...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Roberto Bautista Agut, of Spain, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. John (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 26, 2019 - 7:42 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Novak Djokovic has had a rough couple of weeks on the court. The top-seeded Djokovic was upset by Roberto Bautista Agut 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the fourth round of the Miami Open Tuesday. He also made an early exit from Indian Wells earlier in the month. Djokovic was looking to...
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Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez (11) is helped to his feet after an injury during the third inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. From left are manager Terry Francona, Ramirez, athletic trainer Jeff Desjardins, Carlos Santana (41) and third base coach Mike Sarbaugh (16). (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 26, 2019 - 6:53 pm
Jose Ramirez is expected to be in the Cleveland Indians' opening day lineup Thursday, four days after fouling a pitch off the area below his left knee. Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Ramirez should be ready to go for the opener at Minnesota. The All-Star third baseman worked out Monday...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to the media during the NFC/AFC coaches breakfast during the annual NFL football owners meetings, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 26, 2019 - 6:45 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Roger Goodell laid down the law, and the owners readily changed NFL rules on reviewing pass interference, whether flagged or not. As the league concluded its spring meeting one day early, the owners passed by a shockingly overwhelming 31-1 margin that interference can be challenged...
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FILE - This Wednesday, March 20, 2019, file photo shows a basketball with March Madness 2019 in a rack before Michigan practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
March 26, 2019 - 4:46 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has made history with a March Madness bracket that's perfect through 48 games on the's "Bracket Challenge," according to the NCAA. Gregg Nigl of Columbus told The Columbus Dispatch he almost didn't fill out his bracket last week, saying he was home sick...
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Tiger Woods plays a shot from a bunker on the 16th hole during a practice round at the Dell Match Play Championship golf tournament, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 26, 2019 - 4:32 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Dell Technologies Match Play has changed golf courses twice and the format once since the last time Tiger Woods played. He still remembers what it takes to succeed. "Still got to win matches and move on," Woods said. The opponent doesn't really matter, as is the case with...
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FILE- In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Nebraska coach Tim Miles yells instructions during an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska has fired seventh-year coach Tim Miles after the Cornhuskers finished 13th in the Big Ten and failed to make the NCAA Tournament for a fifth straight year. Athletic director Bill Moos announced the firing Tuesday, March 26, 2019, two days after the Huskers finished a 19-17 season with an 88-72 loss to TCU in the second round of the NIT. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)
March 26, 2019 - 2:42 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska fired seventh-year coach Tim Miles on Tuesday, and athletic director Bill Moos said he's spoken with former Iowa State and Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg to gauge his interest in the job. Moos announced the firing two days after the Huskers finished a 19-17 season...
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