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                                The U.S. team celebrates following an 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles today.

U.S. wins first WBC title, routs Puerto Rico 8-0

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                                The U.S. team celebrates following an 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles today.

Updated on  March 22, 2017 at 8:28 pm
The United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries on Wednesday night behind six hitless innings from Marcus Stroman. Read More
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                                Phil Mickelson hit to the green on the second hole during round-robin play against Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, today in Austin, Texas.

Mickelson says he won’t be called as witness in trial

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                                Phil Mickelson hit to the green on the second hole during round-robin play against Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, today in Austin, Texas.
His name has been mentioned as a pivotal figure in a federal insider trading criminal trial, but golfer Phil Mickelson shrugged off any hint that will be hanging over him. Read More
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                                The NHL’s divisional playoff format is drawing criticism because two of the top three teams in the league could meet in the first round. The Metropolitan Division’s Capitals, Penguins, Blue Jackets and Rangers all have more points than any team in the Atlantic, yet one of them is guaranteed to be eliminated early.

NHL divisional playoff format draws criticism

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                                The NHL’s divisional playoff format is drawing criticism because two of the top three teams in the league could meet in the first round. The Metropolitan Division’s Capitals, Penguins, Blue Jackets and Rangers all have more points than any team in the Atlantic, yet one of them is guaranteed to be eliminated early.
In a cruel twist of the NHL’s divisional playoff format, say goodbye to one of the three best teams in the league in the first round. Read More
United States’ Buster Posey is safe at second as Japan’s Ryosuke Kikuchi throws to first during the third inning of a semifinal in the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

U.S. edges Japan 2-1, advances to WBC final for the first time

United States’ Buster Posey is safe at second as Japan’s Ryosuke Kikuchi throws to first during the third inning of a semifinal in the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 7:24 pm
Brandon Crawford scored the tiebreaking run when Nobuhiro Matsuda bobbled Adam Jones’ grounder to third in the eighth inning, and the U.S. reached the championship game of the World Baseball Classic for the first time by beating Japan 2-1 on Tuesday night at rainy Dodger Stadium. Read More
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                                This photo released by MAGO today shows Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey after it was recovered by authorities in Mexico City.

Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

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                                This photo released by MAGO today shows Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey after it was recovered by authorities in Mexico City.
The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady’s jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats and boasting to colleagues that he was there as a fan. Read More
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                                Duke’s Jayson Tatum dunked against South Carolina during the first half on Sunday.

NCAA TV audiences increase for CBS, Turner

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                                Duke’s Jayson Tatum dunked against South Carolina during the first half on Sunday.

Updated on  March 20, 2017 at 7:18 pm
CBS Sports and Turner Sports say viewership for the first Sunday of the NCAA Tournament, which was packed with close games and marquee teams, was up 34 percent over last year’s Sunday second-round coverage. Read More
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                                New York Mets’ Tim Tebow will join the Columbia Fireflies when they open play on April 6 in a four-game series with Augusta.

Tim Tebow heading to Mets Class A team: Columbia Fireflies

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                                New York Mets’ Tim Tebow will join the Columbia Fireflies when they open play on April 6 in a four-game series with Augusta.
Tim Tebow is joining the Columbia Fireflies. The former two-time Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback will start his pro baseball season with the Mets Class A franchise in Columbia. Read More

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