Archive for March, 2017

UConn stunned at buzzer by Mississippi State to end 111-game win streak

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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UConn's record 111-game winning streak came to a startling end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women's basketball history, stunning the Huskies 66-64 on Morgan William's overtime buzzer beater in the national semifinals Friday night.

Flames sink Sharks to clinch playoff berth

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Matt Stajan's first goal in 24 games was part of a three-goal second period as the Calgary Flames clinched a playoff spot Friday night with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

Federer battles by Kyrgios to set up another clash with Nadal

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Roger Federer's season of resurgence took another thrilling turn Friday night when he won a seesaw semifinal against Nick Kyrgios at the Miami Open, 7-6 (9), 6-7 (9), 7-6 (5).

After winning wage battle, Americans now make Canada pay in women’s hockey opener

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Brianna Decker and Gigi Marvin scored for the United States in a 2-0 win over Canada to open the women's world hockey championship.

Scobee plans to sign 1-day contract with Jaguars, retire (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 31st, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- NFL place-kicker Josh Scobee plans to sign a one-day contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars and retire with the team that drafted him in 2004.

Raptors slam Pacers’ playoff hopes as DeRozan hits 40 again

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points to help Toronto beat the Pacers 111-100 Friday, allowing the Raptors to keep up in the congested race for the top of the Eastern Conference while dealing a blow to Indiana's post-season hopes.

Tim Raines receives hero’s welcome in return to Montreal

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Tim Raines returned to Olympic Stadium as a hero. The former Montreal Expos outfielder, got a long, thunderous ovation when he was introduced in a pre-game tribute Friday night before a pre-season game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Battle for equality continues for women’s hockey

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Women's hockey took a step forward and a step back in the span of a day this week. Over 100 players in and outside the United States national team pool exercised collective power to wring financial concessions out of USA Hockey.

Saints bringing back QB Daniel on 1-year deal (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 31st, 2017
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints have brought back former reserve quarterback Chase Daniel on a one-year contract.

Patriots' Brady due for $14 million boost (AFP)

Friday, March 31st, 2017
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was set to receive a $14 million deferred signing bonus on Friday as part of the contract extension he signed last year. Brady is under contract through the 2019 season, although Patriots owner Robert Kraft said this week that the 39-year-old is preparing to play well into his mid-40s. Kraft said he was confident Brady can emulate retired Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre, who played past his 40th birthday to lead the Minnesota Vikings into the playoffs in 2009-2010.