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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari, right, address official John Higgins after being assessed a technical foul during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt, in Lexington, Ky. Referee John Higgins of Omaha has contacted law enforcement to report he’s received death threats after Kentucky’s loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final.A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Higgins reported threats on his home phone, which has an unlisted number, and on the office phone for his roofing company. The person requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)
March 29, 2017 - 14:03 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Referee John Higgins of Omaha reported he received death threats after Kentucky's loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final, a Nebraska law enforcement official said Wednesday. Higgins' roofing company received about 3,000 harassing emails and an unknown number of...
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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) works against the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The game ended in a 3-3 tie. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 29, 2017 - 13:03 pm
New York Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, discipline stemming from an altercation last October. The suspension, announced Wednesday, is the fifth and least severe under the policy, which was agreed to in...
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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) works against the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The game ended in a 3-3 tie. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 29, 2017 - 13:03 pm
New York Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, discipline stemming from an altercation last October. The suspension, announced Wednesday, is the fifth and least severe under the policy, which was agreed to in...
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A boy takes a selfie next to the bust of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Madeira international airport outside Funchal, the capital of Madeira island, Portugal, Wednesday March 29, 2017. Madeira International Airport has been renamed after local soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday during a ceremony, with family, at the airport outside his Funchal hometown. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
March 29, 2017 - 13:03 pm
FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the Portugal star in his hometown. The player's bronze bust, which was unveiled to much fanfare by Portugal's president and prime...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2016, file photo, Team USA's Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (17) celebrates teammate Alex Carpenter's winning goal to defeat Canada 1-0 in overtime and win the gold medal at the women's world hockey championships in Kamloops, British Columbia. While the impending start of the world championships created urgency for USA Hockey and the women's national team to hammer out a deal, the agreement had everything to do with tournaments over the next four years. and beyond. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 29, 2017 - 10:03 am
Just three days before hosting the world championships, USA Hockey and the women's national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott on home ice. The four-year deal finalized Tuesday night pays players beyond the six-month Olympic period, up to $129,000 if they win...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2016, file photo, Vin Scully acknowledges the crowd from a box before Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Dodgers will play their first opening day since 1950 without Scully calling their games. He won't be in the stands. He won't make a point of watching on TV, either. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
March 29, 2017 - 03:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On Monday, the Dodgers will play their first opening day since 1950 without Vin Scully calling their games. He won't be in the stands. He won't make a point of watching on TV, either. "It's a day game. I'll probably have things to do," the famed 89-year-old announcer told The...
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones arrives at the NFL football annual meetings, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 29, 2017 - 02:03 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Time to celebrate? NFL fans could see an enhanced flow of play and fewer restrictions on how demonstrative players can be in their jubilation after big plays. At the busy league meetings Tuesday, owners passed several rules changes, adopting resolutions they believe will speed the...
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March 29, 2017 - 02:03 am
While the impending start of the world championships created urgency for USA Hockey and the women's national team to hammer out a deal, the agreement had everything to do with tournaments over the next four years and beyond. The sides finalized an agreement Tuesday night that avoided what would've...
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United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring against Panama during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Panama City, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
March 29, 2017 - 01:03 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Christian Pulisic was sent tumbling to the ground early on. The 18-year-old phenom bounced back up, and so did the United States. Pulisic made an outstanding individual move to spin a defender and feed Clint Dempsey for his 56th international goal, and the Americans hung on for...
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Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, takes the ball past Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell, right, on the way to making a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
March 29, 2017 - 01:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Wall scored 34 points and Washington rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-108 on Tuesday night, clinching the Southeast Division title for its first division crown in 38 years. Wall shot 14 of 25 and Bradley Beal was held to 16 points on 7-of-16...
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