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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving is greeted by teammates after making the game-winning shot against the Indiana Pacers in an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 01, 2019 - 12:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For the last two years, they were the final two steps in what had become LeBron James' annual climb to the NBA Finals. Now that he's gone, maybe the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are done being stepping stones. They are among the teams capable of winning the Eastern Conference...
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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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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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Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins, left, celebrates his grand slam with Bryce Harper in the seventh inning of an opening day baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 29, 2019 - 5:31 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: BRYCE CHECK Bryce Harper was a hit on opening day in Philadelphia, getting plenty of applause in those gaudy green Phanatic spikes . But he's still hitless, something he'll try to change when the Phillies continue a series against Atlanta...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 file photo, Georgia head coach Mark Fox communicates with players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. California has hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach. A person familiar with the hiring said on Friday, March, 29, 2019 that Fox got the job five days after Wyking Jones was fired. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not made a formal announcement. Stadium first reported that Fox would get the job. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
March 29, 2019 - 2:19 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach Friday, just five days after firing Wyking Jones. Fox had a 286-176 record in 14 seasons as coach at Nevada and Georgia. He made the NCAA Tournament five times but never advanced to the Sweet 16. Fox was fired at...
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Chicago Cubs' pitchers Yu Darvish (11) and Cole Hamels (35), former Rangers' pitchers leave the dugout during the baseball game against the Texas Rangers Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
March 29, 2019 - 11:28 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are about to face a pair of their former aces, Yu Darvish and Cole Hamels, in consecutive games against the Chicago Cubs. "That will be unique," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "It will be a good challenge for our guys because they're both so...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) and forward John Collins (20) leave the court after the team's 113-105 loss to the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game, in Atlanta. The instant camaraderie these two talented youngsters have make the Hawks one of the most intriguing storylines in the NBA losers bracket. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
March 29, 2019 - 9:35 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The first time they took the court together, Trae Young threw up a lob and, somehow, John Collins knew right where the ball would be. What followed was a thunderous dunk that hardly anybody else saw. It was merely a summer workout, held on Atlanta's practice court shortly after Young...
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