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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, right, and Rhys Hoskins celebrate after Harper's home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 30, 2019 - 6:24 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: $140 MILLION MAN Patrick Corbin begins earning the $140 million contract he signed with the Nationals, making his first start for his new team against the visiting Mets. The 29-year-old lefty was considered the top starting pitcher on the free...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
March 30, 2019 - 5:12 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers has become the first player to win an MVP award and then hit a home run in the first three games of the next season. Yelich connected in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on Saturday. After leading the Brewers...
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March 30, 2019 - 4:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville won't cut down 21 ornamental cherry trees to make space for an NFL draft stage, Mayor David Briley said Saturday. In a news release, Briley said he had informed the NFL and Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. that they will have to remove the trees...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James laughs as he waits to check in to the team's NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 129-115. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 30, 2019 - 3:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James' first season with the Los Angeles Lakers is over. James will sit out the final six games of the Lakers' sixth consecutive losing season, the team announced Saturday. In a statement, President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka...
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Auburn's Chuma Okeke yells out in pain after being injured during the second half of a men's NCAA tournament college basketball Midwest Regional semifinal game against North Carolina Friday, March 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 30, 2019 - 3:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl knew the moment sophomore forward Chuma Okeke landed on the floor, his left knee having buckled at a gruesome angle, that something serious had happened. Pearl learned the extent of the damage Saturday. An MRI exam revealed that Okeke tore his ACL...
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Duke forward Zion Williamson speaks, accompanied by head coach Mike Krzyzewski, during an NCAA men's college basketball news conference in Washington, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Duke plays Michigan State in the East Regional final game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 30, 2019 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Zion Williamson watched in awe in 2015 when Duke and Michigan State met in the Final Four. When he steps on to the court for another Duke-Michigan State NCAA Tournament showdown on Sunday with a Final Four spot at stake, the fabulous freshman will feel grateful to be a part of it...
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Auburn's Bryce Brown answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA tournament college basketball tournament Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn is set to play Kentucky in the Midwest regional final on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 30, 2019 - 2:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody stepping onto the floor for Auburn in the Midwest Region semifinals on Sunday was recruited by Kentucky, the lone team standing in the way of the Tigers' first trip to the Final Four. Nor were they recruited by Kansas. Or North Carolina. Yet the fifth-seeded Tigers...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee. A person with knowledge of the negotiations has told The Associated Press that Nebraska has finalized a deal to hire Fred Hoiberg as its coach. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Saturday, March 30, 2019 because the school has not announced the hiring. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
March 30, 2019 - 1:59 pm
Fred Hoiberg, the former NBA player who coached Iowa State and the Chicago Bulls, was hired Saturday to coach a Nebraska team that had big hopes this season but finished with a 19-17 record. He has strong ties to the school, which announced his hiring four days after seventh-year coach Tim Miles...
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Duke forward Cam Reddish (2) makes a move against North Dakota State guard Jordan Horn (33) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 30, 2019 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman forward Cam Reddish will be a game-time decision for Duke's Elite Eight NCAA Tournament game Sunday against Michigan State because of a knee injury. Coach Mike Krzyzewski updated Reddish's status Saturday before the Blue Devils' practice, saying there was no structural...
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Louisville head coach Jeff Walz speaks to the media during a press conference for the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. Top-ranked Louisville faces No. 2 seed Connecticut in the regional final game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 30, 2019 - 1:23 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Walz knows that it's extremely rare for a team to beat UConn twice in a season. Only one school has done it over the past decade and that's Notre Dame. He hopes to join his ACC counterpart in that small club when the Cardinals face the Huskies on Sunday in the Albany...
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