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White Sox rookie Eloy Jimenez to miss Orioles series after being placed on bereavement...

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By Phil Thompson Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez will return to his hometown of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to mourn the death of his grandmother. The Sox on Monday...

Cassius Stanley picks Duke as Blue Devils add to 2019 class

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By Jonas Pope IV The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (TNS) Duke put the full-court press on California guard Cassius Stanley and it worked. Stanley picked the Blue Devils in an announcement on Monday, choosing Duke...

Is Ezekiel Elliott nearing the end of his Cowboys’ tenure?

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By Tim Cowlishaw The Dallas Morning News (TNS) The comments may have been as innocuous as they sounded. The Cowboys could use one of their precious and few draft picks Friday or Saturday to seek...

Kyler Murray and Josh Rosen at the center of Cardinals’ draft mystery

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By Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times (TNS) Kyler Murray wanted to clear up any confusion. Instead, he heightened the intrigue. Two months ago, the two-sport star from the University of Oklahoma officially chose football over baseball. Even...

Avenatti accused of embezzling nearly $2 million that NBA player paid ex-girlfriend

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By Michael Finnegan Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — When Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat wired $2.75 million to Michael Avenatti in January 2017, the pro basketball player intended most of the money...

For all the work teams put into scouting, how can they get top draft...

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By Les Bowen The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News (TNS) PHILADELPHIA — NFL teams spend months preparing for the draft, which this year begins on Thursday and runs through Saturday, in Nashville, Tenn. A team’s...

UCLA wins gymnastics semifinal, will compete for national title Saturday

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By Blake Richardson Los Angeles Times (TNS) FORT WORTH, Texas — For UCLA gymnastics, the stakes at the NCAA semifinals were higher than ever. Only four teams advance to the championship, not six as in previous...

Matt Barnes thriving in reimagined relief role for Red Sox

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By Dom Amore The Hartford Courant (TNS) NEW YORK — Matt Barnes doesn’t know what inning he’ll be pitching, or for how long, but when he comes to the ballpark he has a very good...

A heckler chanted ‘Larry Nassar’ at a Michigan State game. A survivor was watching

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By Kristen Jordan Shamus Detroit Free Press (TNS) “Larry Nassar! Larry Nassar! Larry Nassar!” a Texas Tech University fan shouted in response to Michigan State University students’ cheers of “Go, Green! Go, White!” Kate Mahon’s stomach...

Jeff Gordon: Lightning, Penguins fall in first-round chaos

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By Jeff Gordon St. Louis Post-Dispatch (TNS) This NHL postseason has become a free-for-all, just as Blues general manager Doug Armstrong suspected it might. “I think if you get in, you have a chance to win,”...

UCF QB McKenzie Milton bonds with USF DB whose tackle caused his injury

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By Chris Hays Orlando Sentinel (TNS) ORLANDO, Fla. — McKenzie Milton and Mazzi Wilkins had not seen each other since Nov. 23, on Black Friday of Thanksgiving weekend, but there was little for the two...

Tiger Woods at the Masters: A TV ratings hit unlike any other

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By Phil Rosenthal Chicago Tribune (TNS) Midday at the Masters was a hit with TV viewers Sunday, leaving one to wonder what kind of audience Tiger Woods’ resurrection would have drawn had weather not forced...

Tiger Woods rocks Augusta National and the sports world by winning his 1st Masters...

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By Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune (TNS) AUGUSTA, Ga. — As a triumphant Tiger Woods strolled up the 18th fairway, a mass of spectators surrounding the green made it impossible for countless fans to see him...

Twins survive rough start, shaky ending to hold off Tigers

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By La Velle E. Neal III Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Berrios couldn’t have looked more out of sorts during a sunny but cold Sunday afternoon. He didn’t have his best control, so...

Dwyane Wade is on the Mount Rushmore of Chicago hoops with George Mikan, Isiah...

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By K.C. Johnson Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — Late in Dwyane Wade’s lone season with the Bulls, I interviewed him for a story about the brotherhood of Chicago basketball. But first, Wade had a question...

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Warriors bounce back big time with 138-96 rout of Bulls

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Steve Kerr and Co. dismissed their blowout loss to the Milwaukee Bucks as a flash in the pan, one game of 82, just a bad night. It took only 24 hours for those assessments to prove accurate. On Friday, it was the Bulls’ turn for a bad night.