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Baylor No. 1 in final AP women's poll

Mar 12, 2012

By DOUG FEINBERG, Associated Press

Baylor is the unanimous No. 1 choice in The Associated Press final women's college basketball poll while Princeton becomes the first Ivy League team to join the rankings, entering at No. 24.

The Lady Bears received all first-place votes Monday for the 15th ...

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Japanese school baseball team a symbol of recovery

Mar 12, 2012

By JIM ARMSTRONG, Associated Press

IZUNOKUNI, Japan (AP) — One year after their lives were torn apart by the devastating earthquake and tsunami, players from Ishinomaki Technical High School are ready to compete on one of the biggest stages in Japanese baseball.

When the magnitude-9.0 earthquake ...

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Ouch! Athletic skill can't stop cuts and bruises

Mar 12, 2012

By NANCY ARMOUR, Associated Press

One guy needed a titanium plate and nine screws to fix the collarbone he broke while carrying deer meat. Another burned his hands trying to put out a candle. And then there are the geniuses who developed elbow problems after spending too many hours on the computer ...

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Kentucky ends season on top of AP poll

Mar 12, 2012

By JIM O'CONNELL, Associated Press

Even after a week in which the top four teams lost, The Associated Press' final poll looks a lot like it did for the last two months of the season.

Kentucky and Syracuse, which both lost in their conference tournaments, were Nos. 1 and 2 in the Top 25 for a ...

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Vegas likes Kentucky, Ohio St to win NCAA tourney

Mar 12, 2012

By OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casinos like top seed Kentucky better than all the other teams in the NCAA tournament, but think Ohio State is better than any of the other No. 1s.

Oddsmaker Mike Colbert of Cantor Gaming said Monday that Kentucky is a 5-2 favorite to ...

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Picking perfect bracket a tough numbers game

Mar 12, 2012

By EDDIE PELLS, Associated Press

Want to be sure you have the perfect March Madness bracket this year? Not possible.

If you were to stack the amount of paper it would take to fill in every bracket with every possibility among the 68 teams who will play 67 games over the next three weeks, it would ...

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Open for business: free agency set to begin

Mar 12, 2012

By BARRY WILNER, Associated Press

Open for business, wild as it might get.

The NFL's calendar turns toward a new season Tuesday when free agency begins. As if there hasn't been enough news with the Peyton Manning tour, Saints bounties and veterans being cut by their teams, now comes the roster ...

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TJ Ford retires from NBA after latest spinal scare

Mar 12, 2012

By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs point guard T.J. Ford abruptly retired Monday following the latest scare to his surgically repaired spine, which once sidelined him for an entire NBA season and hampered the dazzling promise that made him a college star.

Ford told ...

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Ricardo Teixeira out as head of Brazilian soccer

Mar 12, 2012

By TALES AZZONI, Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ricardo Teixeira resigned as head of the Brazilian soccer federation and the 2014 World Cup organizing committee on Monday after a contentious 23-year stint in charge of the sport in the country.

The announcement ends an era that mixed success on ...

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Dallas Seavey leads Iditarod mushers

Mar 12, 2012

By MARY PEMBERTON, Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dallas Seavey held a slight lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday night, but Aliy Zirkle was close on his heels as the leaders drew closer to the finish line.

Not far off the pace were Ramey Smyth and Aaron Burmeister.

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Rogge confident Saudis will send women to London

Mar 12, 2012

By STEPHEN WILSON, Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Jacques Rogge is optimistic that Saudi Arabia will send female athletes to the Olympics for the first time at this summer's London Games, helping achieve the Olympic body's target of having women represented on every ...

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NCAA hits UNC football with 1-year postseason ban

Mar 12, 2012

By AARON BEARD, Associated Press

The NCAA infractions committee has hit North Carolina's football program with a one-year postseason ban, a reduction of 15 scholarships and three years of probation following an investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct.

In a ruling Monday, the ...

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PSU: Paterno's firing over 'failure of leadership'

Mar 12, 2012

By GENARO C. ARMAS and RANDY PENNELL, Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State trustees, faced with continued alumni and student criticism for firing football coach Joe Paterno, released a statement Monday intended to underscore their rationale for his ouster: "failure of leadership"

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A look at the NCAA field

Mar 12, 2012

By JIM O'CONNELL, Associated Press

The good news is the NCAA tournament starts Tuesday. The great news is the word bracketology now will disappear for 11 months.

This is the way one man looks at the field, and the track record isn't too shabby. Last season Connecticut was the pick to win it all;

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Column: Good story lines and some good NCAA picks

Mar 12, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

There's only one No. 1 team in the country, as the selection committee made clear in picking Kentucky as the overall top seed in the NCAA tournament just a few hours after the Wildcats were upset by Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference tournament final. No ...

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UK in final bid to keep dopers out of Olympic team

Mar 12, 2012

By ROB HARRIS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Britain's attempt to keep drug cheats off its Olympic teams reached world sport's top court on Monday, less than five months before the London Games.

No other country enforces lifetime bans for dopers and, during a five-hour hearing, the British ...

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Swedish ski star Anja Paerson to retire

Mar 12, 2012

By KARL RITTER, Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish Alpine skiing star Anja Paerson says she will retire after the final World Cup races of the season this week, ending a career in which she won six Olympic medals.

Injuries, especially to her left knee, have prevented her from competing at ...

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Tiger withdraws with another injury

Mar 12, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — One week after Tiger Woods showed some of his old magic, he hobbled off the golf course with an old injury.

And the Masters is only three weeks away.

Woods pounded a 321-yard tee shot on the 12th hole Sunday in the Cadillac Championship when ...

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Rose emerges a winner on a wild day

Mar 12, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Even after the biggest win of a career that is starting to fill up with significant titles, Justin Rose had to share the stage with two stars who appear headed in opposite directions.

Rory McIlroy took another leap forward by nearly pulling ...

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Kentucky, 'Cuse, NC, Mich State earn top seeds

Mar 12, 2012

By EDDIE PELLS, Associated Press

Were they minor hiccups or something much bigger? Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina will sort that out over the next three weeks.

For now, though, they have "No. 1" by their names — top seeds and beneficiaries of a selection committee that all but ignored ...

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