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Lakers beat Hornets 88-85 on Bryant's late 3

Mar 31, 2012

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 20 seconds left, after starting the game with 15 straight misses, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the last-place New Orleans Hornets 88-85 on Saturday.

It was just the third field goal of the ...

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Henry scores 3 as Red Bulls beat Impact

Mar 31, 2012

By TOM CANAVAN, Associated Press

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Thierry Henry scored his first career MLS hat trick and set up goal to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 5-2 victory over the expansion Montreal Impact Saturday.

Kenny Cooper and Mehdi Ballouchy also scored as the Red Bulls won their second ...

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Baylor's Kim Mulkey is AP Coach of the Year

Mar 31, 2012

DENVER (AP) — Kim Mulkey is The Associated Press' women's college basketball Coach of the Year.

Mulkey has guided her team to an undefeated season so far and the Lady Bears stand two wins away from becoming the first team in NCAA history to win 40 games in a season.

She was presented the award ...

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Baylor's Griner is AP Player of the Year

Mar 31, 2012

DENVER (AP) — Brittney Griner is The Associated Press' women's college basketball Player of the Year, the first Baylor player to win the award.

She received 36 votes Saturday from the 40-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Balloting was done before the NCAA tournament.

The ...

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Mancuso wins giant slalom title at nationals

Mar 31, 2012

By PAT GRAHAM, Associated Press

WINTER PARK, Colo. (AP) — Julia Mancuso simply can't switch off her competitive nature, even in a friendly competition.

Behind after the first run because of a costly bobble on the top of the course, Mancuso tried to convince herself it wasn't a big deal and if she ...

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Oklahoma State ends tragic season with WNIT title

Mar 31, 2012

By JEFF LATZKE, Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Toni Young scored 25 points, Tiffany Bias added 17 points and 11 assists and Oklahoma State ended a season marked by tragedy by beating James Madison 75-68 on Saturday to win the program's first WNIT championship.

Liz Donohoe notched her ...

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Sharapova loses in Key Biscayne final to Radwanska

Mar 31, 2012

By STEVEN WINE, Associated Press

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — The two finalists met at the net to shake hands, Maria Sharapova standing a head taller, even with her shoulders slumped in disappointment.

She finished second again Saturday.

Sharapova lost serve in the final game of each set and fell ...

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Woods, McIlroy have starring roles in Masters

Mar 31, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy passed each other on Sunday at Augusta National last year, two players from different generations who appeared headed in opposite directions.

Now, headed into Masters 2012, they're on a collision course — each taking a path over the ...

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Chan and Kostner win figure skating world titles

Mar 31, 2012

By JEROME PUGMIRE, Associated Press

NICE, France (AP) — Patrick Chan felt it was his destiny to win another world figure skating title on the day his former coach and mentor, Osborne Colson, used to celebrate his birthday. For Carolina Kostner, it was a first world gold after years of trying.

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Monterosso wins $10 million World Cup

Mar 31, 2012

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Monterosso won the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, to give Dubai's ruler an emotional victory after one of his horses was euthanized following a fall in an earlier race.

The outcome provided a big ...

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Like it or not, pressure is on Kentucky to win

Mar 31, 2012

By COLIN FLY, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The pressure is everywhere for Kentucky to win a national title. Except in the locker room.

At least that's what the Wildcats (36-2) keep saying as they head into their national semifinal showdown with Louisville (30-9) on Saturday night in New ...

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Column: 'Occupy the Masters.' Or maybe not.

Mar 31, 2012

By JIM LITKE, Associated Press

Few things in life are more entertaining than watching rich people fight.

Over golf.

So here's hoping the 99 percent don't choose sides too soon in the renewed tussle over whether Augusta National Golf Club should admit its first female member. Lord knows, we all ...

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Panthers deal RB Goodson for Raiders' OT Campbell

Mar 31, 2012

By STEVE REED, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders acquired running back Mike Goodson from the Carolina Panthers on Friday in exchange for offensive tackle Bruce Campbell, a trade both teams hope will improve their depth.

Goodson, who ran for 501 yards and three touchdowns ...

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49-year-old Moyer earns spot in Rockies rotation

Mar 31, 2012

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jamie Moyer, at 49 years old, has made it back in the big leagues.

Moyer earned a spot in the Colorado Rockies' rotation and will start the team's second game of the season.

"It is still Jamie Moyer. It's the Jamie Moyer that was pitching prior to the arm injury that cost ...

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East-leading Rangers win 4th straight

Mar 30, 2012

By IRA PODELL, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — From their coach and throughout the dressing room, the New York Rangers shake their heads with disinterest whenever someone mentions one of their many accomplishments in a stellar regular season.

Not only don't they care about the achievements,

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Wade responds to Chicago shootings; nephew wounded

Mar 30, 2012

By KAREN HAWKINS and TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — A nephew of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade was one of 13 men shot — two fatally — during a violent six-hour stretch in Chicago, another indication that violence is on the rise in the nation's third-largest city.

Wade learned of the ...

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Raiders agree to deal with LB Wheeler

Mar 30, 2012

By JOSH DUBOW, Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders agreed to a one-year deal with unrestricted free agent Philip Wheeler on Friday to fill their void at starting outside linebacker.

Wheeler visited the Raiders on Thursday and agreed to the deal a day later.

Wheeler played ...

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Wade and Bosh each score 30 as Heat beat Raptors

Mar 30, 2012

TORONTO (AP) — Dwyane Wade was determined to put in a strong performance for a stricken family member.

Wade and Chris Bosh scored 30 points each and the Miami Heat beat Toronto 113-101 Friday night, their seventh straight win over the Raptors.

Wade dedicated the performance to his nephew, one of ...

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Padres sign RHP Luebke through 2015

Mar 30, 2012

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The San Diego Padres signed pitcher Cory Luebke to a four-year contract worth $12 million on Friday night.

Luebke was 6-10 with a 3.29 ERA in 46 games (17 starts) as a rookie last season. The deal has team options for 2016 and 2017 that could make the contract worth $27.75 ...

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Top-ranked Yani Tseng storms to Kraft Nabisco lead

Mar 30, 2012

By GREG BEACHAM, Associated Press

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — After taking one round off from her utter domination of the LPGA Tour to get rested and reinvigorated, Yani Tseng is right back in her usual spot atop the leaderboard.

The world's top-ranked golfer shot her second straight 68 at the ...

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