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Mamukelashvili shot at buzzer lifts Seton Hall over Butler

By Tom Canavan AP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With the game tied and less than a second to play, Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard had a feeling Butler would be looking for Pirates’ leading scorer Myles Powell to get the ball. So he called a play Sandro Mamukelashvili, one he had ...

NFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a West Texas jail without bond Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157 pounds (71.21 kilograms) of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other people were riding. Robinson, 27, of Thibodeaux, ...

Beilein resigns as coach, says emotional goodbye to Cavs

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — John Beilein stood in front of the Cavaliers and emotionally explained why he’s leaving. This was goodbye. But even on his way out, the admired coach gave his players one last lesson. He showed them honesty, dignity and ...

Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500; Newman hospitalized

By Jenna Fryer AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman flipped across the finish line, his Ford planted upside down and engulfed in flames, a grim reminder of a sport steeped in danger that has stretched nearly two decades without a fatality. At the finish line, ...

Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright dies at 85

By Terry Spencer Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright, who won 82 LPGA tournaments including 13 majors, died Monday of a heart attack, her attorney said. Wright was 85. Attorney Sonia Pawluc said Wright had been hospitalized in Florida for the ...

If at first: Ryan Braun back at 1B for OF-heavy Brewers

By Andrew Wagner Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Braun spent much of his first morning at spring training looking for equipment. The Milwaukee Brewers’ veteran outfielder is expecting to get significant time at first base this season after the team added Avisaíl García to a mix ...

Báez says Cubs lacked proper preparation last season

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. Associated Press MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Javier Báez wants his Chicago Cubs to be better prepared this season. The two-time All-Star said Sunday at spring training that he and the Cubs were lacking last year when it came to their pregame routines and work ...

Mike Trout rips cheating Astros, calls for bigger punishment

By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout thinks the Houston Astros should pay more dearly for their cheating ways. The Los Angeles Angels’ three-time AL MVP ripped the Astros and questioned the discipline handed out by Major League Baseball on Monday after he ...

War of words on Astros scandal now involves partial tattoo

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The verbal sparring between the Houston Astros and others around the majors over the team's sign-stealing scandal is reaching new levels of absurdity — from accusations of illiteracy to claims about a player's partial tattoo. Yes, really. And spring training ...