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Kevin Durant ejected in return as Bucks rout Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant’s return from a rib injury ended early. The All-Star forward was ejected with 2.4 seconds left in the first half of the Golden State Warriors’ 116-107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. “He said the magic word,” coach Steve Kerr said. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points and […]

LEADING OFF: Scherzer starts for Nats, Stanton swings away

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ JOEY’S TIME The Padres surprisingly announced hotshot prospect Joey Lucchesi would start against the  Brewers in place of injured Dinelson Lamet, even though the left-hander has only pitched 60⅓ innings at Double-A. The 24-year-old was a second-round pick in 2016 and went 11-7 with […]

Jones HR off Rodney in 11th takes down Twins in opener

BALTIMORE (AP) — Adam Jones had just hit the winning home run and absorbed a celebratory shaving cream pie in the face, and now the Baltimore Orioles center fielder was standing in the clubhouse surrounded by television cameras, microphones and his two little boys. If there was any thought that his 11th opening day with […]

AP Interview: Virginia’s Bennett moving on from UMBC stunner

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett had hoped to be here this weekend with a No. 1 seed preparing to play his team’s first Final Four in 34 years. Instead, he found himself trying to reconcile a terrific four-plus months — good enough to bring him here to collect the trophy as The […]

Arcia’s single lifts Brewers over Padres 2-1 in 12 innings

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ji-Man Choi says being with the Milwaukee Brewers reminds him of a fun day at an amusement park. The Brewers enjoyed a wild ride on opening day, beating the San Diego Padres 2-1 in 12 innings on Thursday. Reliever Jeremy Jeffress emphatically pumped his fists several times after getting Chase Headley […]

Ex-Cincy volleyball player says she was kicked off team because her Instagram was “too sexy”

CINCINNATI (AP) — A former University of Cincinnati volleyball player is suing the school, claiming she was kicked off the team because she posted photos on Instagram that her coach said were “too sexy.”  Nineteen-year-old Shalom Ifeanyi filed the lawsuit in federal court last week, alleging racial and sex discrimination by the university and volleyball […]

Sister Jean helps bring basketball to an otherworldly place

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — On the night before Easter, a night when Sister Jean could reasonably be contemplating more consequential affairs, she will instead be festooned in her maroon and yellow letter jacket, sitting in her wheelchair on the floor of one of America’s greatest sports cathedrals, praying for an entirely different sort of miracle. […]

Astros open as champions; Stanton, Martinez get new starts

NEW YORK (AP) — The Houston Astros will take the field as World Series champions for the first time. Giancarlo Stanton, J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer will wear new uniforms following an odd offseason when tanking teams helped sink the free agent market. First-time managers will fill out lineup cards, home run and strikeout totals […]

Padres upset over ‘offensive’ tweet by talk show host

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres demanded an apology from media company Entercom and said they are considering their options in dealing with their new flagship radio station after a talk show host tweeted a promo that the team said was “offensive, insensitive and completely unacceptable.” Entercom and talk show host Kevin Klein […]

Sewage leak spills onto field during game at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The final game of spring training between the Angels and Dodgers was cut short Tuesday night because of a foul-smelling leak that spilled sewage onto the field at Dodger Stadium. The game was called after a 32-minute delay in the bottom of the fifth inning, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory […]

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