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These recent photos provided by their respective schools show, from left, NCAA college basketball players: Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati; Doug McDermott, Creighton; Shabazz Napier, UConn; Jabari Parker, Duke, and Russ Smith, Louisville. Kilpatrick, McDermott, Napier, Parker and Smith were selected to The Associated Press All-America team, released Monday, March 31, 2014. (AP Photo)

Duke Freshman Declares for NBA Draft

Friday, April 18, 2014

Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke’s latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-8 All-American forward said Thursday he’ll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, and the first freshman in three …

Tigers Outlast Indians

Friday, April 18, 2014

Detroit — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Justin Verlander (2-1) allowed three unearned runs in five innings, and the Tigers trailed 3-1 before Kinsler’s three-run homer in the fifth off Danny Salazar (0-2). Detroit …

Rangers Rule Flyers Again

Friday, April 18, 2014

New York — Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener on Thursday night to stretch their home-winning streak over the rival Flyers to nine games. The teams were locked in a 1-1 tie when Jason Akeson — playing in just his third career …

Star Third Basemen Land on DL

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Arlington, Texas — Adrian Beltre is getting some extra time to recover from a strained left quad after the Texas Rangers put their third baseman on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The move came just before the series finale against Houston, when newly acquired right-hander Hector Noesi was …

Pacquiao Returns to the Top

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Las Vegas — The old Manny Pacquiao returned for thrilling bursts, hounding Timothy Bradley onto the ropes and battering the welterweight champion with whip-quick combinations that recalled the Pacman’s magical prime. The older Pacquiao couldn’t finish the trick, …

Chisox Win in Ninth

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chicago — Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run homer off John Axford in the ninth inning, rallying the Chicago White Sox over the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on a rainy Sunday. The Indians scored twice in the top of the …

Spieth Had Victory ‘In My Hands’

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Augusta, Ga. — Like John Travolta’s character in Saturday Night Fever, Jordan Spieth strutted down the Augusta National practice range, one confident stride after the next. While onlookers applauded, Spieth high-fived Sean Foley, the swing coach for Justin …

Bubba, Times Two: Watson Takes Second Green Jacket

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Augusta, Ga. — One of golf’s most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That’s just fine with Bubba Watson. All he cared about was slipping into that green jacket. Instead of …

After Further Review, Yanks Drop Sox

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New York — Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay ruling that led to the …

B’s Have Top Record, But Cup’s the Goal

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Boston — Cheering fans stood and waved gold and black towels as the Boston Bruins claimed the Presidents’ Trophy for the NHL’s best regular-season record. The celebration will be a lot bigger if the Bruins achieve their ultimate goal, winning the Stanley Cup. “We’ve still got to do …

Yankees Tee Off on Lackey

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New York — With every pitch John Lackey threw, that short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium seemed to move closer and closer. Lackey was tagged for a career-high four home runs Saturday, with Brian McCann connecting twice to …

Harvick Prevails in a Darlington Marathon

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Darlington, s.c. — Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track’s 65-year NASCAR history. Harvick earned his first pole here Friday night and …

20-Year-Old Draws Even With Bubba at Masters

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Augusta, Ga. — In a Masters longing for star power, 20-year-old Jordan Spieth put himself atop the leaderboard and 18 holes away from replacing Tiger Woods as the youngest player with a green jacket. Spieth kept his poise …