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Franklin lifts No. 18 SDSU over BSU, 65-62

Mar 8, 2012

By BERNIE WILSON, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jamaal Franklin made an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer to give top-seeded and No. 18 San Diego State a 65-62 victory over No. 8 seed Boise State in the Mountain West Conference tournament opener Thursday.

Franklin, the MWC Player of the ...

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Big East: Cincy beats No. 13 Hoyas 72-70 in 2 OTs

Mar 8, 2012

By RACHEL COHEN, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Cashmere Wright banked in a runner with 7.6 seconds left, and Cincinnati beat No. 13 Georgetown in double overtime 72-70 on Thursday in another multiple-OT classic at the Big East tournament.

The Bearcats trailed by 11 points midway through the ...

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No. 1 Baylor tops Texas Tech 72-48 in Big 12

Mar 8, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 18 points and Brittney Griner had 15 points, nine rebounds and five blocks to power No. 1 Baylor over Texas Tech 72-48 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 women's tournament on Thursday.

The Lady Bears (32-0) move into Friday's semifinal against Kansas ...

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Kevin Love thrusts himself into MVP talk

Mar 8, 2012

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One by one, Kevin Love recites the weaknesses that everyone expected to prevent him from becoming an elite player in the NBA.

It started with doubts that the doughy UCLA freshman wouldn't be able to create his own shot against taller,

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FBI probing AU's Ward for point shaving

Mar 8, 2012

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating suspended Auburn point guard Varez Ward for alleged point shaving involving in at least two games this season, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday.

The report cited anonymous sources and said the FBI began an investigation in late February ...

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Jones III scores 31, Baylor beats Kansas St 82-74

Mar 8, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perry Jones III scored a career-high 31 points, hitting 11 of 14 shots, and powered No. 12 Baylor past Kansas State 82-74 Thursday in the Big 12 tournament.

The 6-foot-11 Jones, whose season was a bit of a disappointment after being the coaches' preseason pick as conference ...

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Tuck: Manning makes any team instant powerhouse

Mar 8, 2012

By PAUL LOGOTHETIS, Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Justin Tuck expects Peyton Manning to make any team he signs for an instant NFL powerhouse. The New York Giants defensive end just hopes it's not a team in the NFC East.

The Indianapolis Colts avoided paying Manning a $28 million bonus ...

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Double-amputee in Cuba sets sights on London games

Mar 8, 2012

By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA, Associated Press

HAVANA (AP) — Damian Lopez was 13 when he tried to untangle his kite from electrical wires dangling over a street corner and accidentally touched a high-voltage cable.

The 13,000 volts that coursed through his body cost him both his forearms, melted much of ...

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Marino: Manning 'fits with anybody' in NFL

Mar 8, 2012

By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — If Peyton Manning wants to talk about playing quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, Dan Marino would be thrilled to take his call.

And just in case, Marino has his sales pitch ready.

"There's great tradition there. We've had a couple off ...

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After spat, Brazil and FIFA try to get to work

Mar 8, 2012

By TALES AZZONI, Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil and FIFA have put their rift behind them. Now it's time to get to work.

A public dispute brought uncertainty over the country's preparations, but both sides are moving forward after apologies from FIFA were accepted by the Brazilian ...

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Howard of US signs new long-term deal with Everton

Mar 8, 2012

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard has extended his contract at Everton, tying him to the Premier League club until 2016.

The 33-year-old Howard has played 256 games for Everton since joining from Manchester United in 2006, initially on loan before signing a permanent deal in ...

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Browns GM says Manning not in team's plans

Mar 8, 2012

By TOM WITHERS, Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns won't join the Peyton Manning chase.

However, they're still in the hunt for Robert Griffin III.

Offering few clues about his plans for the NFL draft, free agency or how he'll solve Cleveland's interminable quarterback ...

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Trump has 'monster' plans for Doral course

Mar 8, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump has monster plans for his purchase of the Doral Golf Resort.

Trump bought the famous golf resort outside Miami for $150 million and said Thursday he plans to invest more than $200 million to revamp the Blue Monster championship ...

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Yankees' Robertson hurts foot in fall down stairs

Mar 8, 2012

By RONALD BLUM, Associated Press

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — David Robertson limped out of the Yankees clubhouse in Tampa, holding a pair of crutches, his right foot in an oversized black boot.

He sprained a foot when he stumbled on stairs while moving empty boxes at his home, and the team sounded ...

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3-time French Open champ Kuerten elected to Hall

Mar 8, 2012

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten was elected Thursday to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

The lanky Brazilian nicknamed "Guga" reached No. 1 in the ATP rankings and collected singles titles at Roland Garros in 1997, 2000 and 2001.

He showed up at the 1997 ...

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Owens, Lewis lead way into new IAAF Hall of Fame

Mar 8, 2012

By CHRIS LEHOURITES, Associated Press

ISTANBUL (AP) — Jesse Owens was posthumously made an inaugural member of the IAAF Hall of Fame on Thursday, more than 75 years after he won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and showed up Adolph Hitler's idea of Aryan supremacy.

Owens joined Carl ...

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Column: Manning and Irsay do an awkward dance

Mar 8, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

At the Super Bowl that never would have been held in Indianapolis if not for Peyton Manning, near the stadium that would have never been built if not for Peyton Manning, Colts owner Jim Irsay had an assortment of his collectibles on display.

The original ...

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Manning starts sorting out life as NFL free agent

Mar 8, 2012

By MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peyton Manning is getting an early glimpse into life as a free agent.

Hours after a tearful, trying farewell news conference in Indianapolis, Manning flew back to his home in Miami and was immediately peppered with questions about his next ...

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Retweets becoming digital version of autographs

Mar 8, 2012

By NANCY ARMOUR, Associated Press

Forget standing in line for hours, hoping for a scribbled, barely legible autograph on a wrinkled piece of paper. Or jockeying for spots behind the dugout, on the off chance a signed ball or batting glove gets tossed your way.

When it comes to souvenirs from your ...

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Manning lands in Miami, final destination unknown

Mar 8, 2012

By STEVEN WINE, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Touchdown, Peyton Manning.

The former Indianapolis Colts quarterback landed late Wednesday afternoon in South Florida, drawing the attention of local TV news helicopters and NFL fans everywhere.

His private plane arrived at a small airport 30 minutes ...

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