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Keselowski pulls away and wins at Martinsville

By HANK KURZ Jr.AP Sports Writer MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) – Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with 43 laps to go and pulled away to win for the first time in his career at Martinsville Speedway. The victory was the 23rd for Keselowski, the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, …

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The Latest: Miss St super fan Dak Prescott missing for final

DALLAS (AP) – The Latest on the NCAA women’s championship game (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Mississippi State is missing a famous fan in pursuit of the school’s first championship in women’s basketball. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who wildly celebrated the shot that ended UConn’s record 111-game winning streak …

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Walker scores 29; Hornets overcome Westbrook’s triple-double

By MURRAY EVANSAssociated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Kemba Walker scored 29 points to help Charlotte overcome Russell Westbrook’s sixth straight triple-double to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-101 on Sunday. Westbrook finished with 40 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. It was Westbrook’s 40th triple-double of the season, putting …

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The Latest: Roy Williams on Meeks: ‘He keeps coming back’

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The Latest on the NCAA championship game (all times local): 2:15 p.m. North Carolina coach Roy Williams says he’s only been harder on one other player than he has on current 6-foot-10 senior Kennedy Meeks. Meeks matched his career high with 25 points to go with …

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Archer outpitches Tanaka, Rays top Yankees 7-3 in MLB opener

By FRED GOODALLAP Sports Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Chris Archer pitched seven solid innings and the Tampa Bay Rays won the first game of the new Major League Baseball season, roughing up Masahiro Tanaka and beating the New York Yankees 7-3 Sunday. Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison homered …

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Sunday at the Masters about kids and no stress

By DOUG FERGUSONAP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – The 40 girls and 40 boys moved in orderly fashion from the driving range to the chipping area to the putting green in their age groups. At Augusta National, it was precision unlike any other. The latest tradition at the Masters …

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The Latest: Mark Few recognizes former Gonzaga coaches

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The Latest on the NCAA championship game (all times local): 1:30 p.m. This Final Four appearance by Gonzaga has allowed coach Mark Few to spend some time with former Bulldogs coaches who helped build the program into a national power. He doesn’t want their contributions to …

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The Latest: Final Four averaged 16.8 million viewers

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The Latest on the NCAA championship game (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Saturday’s Final Four on CBS drew 44 percent more viewers than it did last year when it was aired on TBS. CBS Sports and Turner Sports announced Sunday that the national semifinals of the …

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Molina, Cardinals add $60M over 3 years through 2020

By JAY COHENAP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) – When it was over, when the numbers were finalized and the contract was ready, Yadier Molina cried. Tears of joy. Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals announced a new deal Sunday that adds $60 million over three seasons through 2020, increasing …

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Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth released from hospital

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth has been released from the hospital and is resting at home, a day after collapsing in his crease during a game against New Jersey. Philadelphia general manager Ron Hextall said Sunday that tests on Neuvirth came back “normal.” The 29-year-old Neuvirth has been …

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