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US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behind dominant Stroman
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The eagle has landed on top....

Tipping Off: Michigan talked Super Bowl on way to Sweet 16
When Michigan was slumping earlier in the season, the coach started thinking Super Bowl, not Final Four....

Miller and Mack still close after time together at Xavier
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Sean Miller had just been named Xavier's head basketball coach when he began meeting with athletic director Dawn Rogers about filling out his staff....

Manfred: WBC tournament had major success, has bright future
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Even before the United States took the field to face Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic championship on Wednesday night, Rob Manfred was confident in declaring this sometimes troubled tournament to be a smashing success....

Day heads home as his mother faces lung cancer surgery
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course....

Chris Wondolowski thankful for call-up to national team
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Wondolowski didn't have to travel far when he got the call to join the U.S. national team ahead of two key World Cup qualifiers....

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- As a big league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre....

Mickelson says he won't be called as witness in trial
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- While his name has been mentioned as a pivotal figure in a federal insider trading criminal trial, Phil Mickelson shrugged off any hint that will be hanging over him this week or in the run up to The Masters next month - both with his play and his comments....

Westbrook posts 35th triple-double; Thunder roll past 76ers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night....

Sweet 16 guide: Top NCAA matchups, players and story lines
The NCAA Tournament's first weekend closed with a flourish, a Sunday full of scintillating games after three days of good-not-always-great basketball....

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