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NCAA committee approves expanded meal allowance

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA’s Legislative Council approved a proposal Tuesday to expand the meal allowance for all athletes. The move occurred eight days after Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier complained during the Final Four that he sometimes went to bed “starving” because he couldn’t afford food. The proposal would allow Division I schools to provide unlimited meals and snacks to all athletes, including walk-ons. The measure still must be approved … 0

MLB marks 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson debut

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NEW YORK — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades. Jackson traveled to baseball’s 1992 winter meetings to criticize its lack of minorities in management, … 0

Hoisting the Stanley Cup without a hot goalie hard to do

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The NHL playoffs have arrived, which means it’s time for the goalies to get going. As simplistic as the adage can be, predictions of the Stanley Cup champion often tilt toward the guy in the crease producing the biggest saves of the spring. Hoisting the hallowed trophy is hard to do without a … 0

Jacoby Ellsbury, Michael Pineda lead Yanks over Red Sox 4-1

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NEW YORK — This much is clear: Michael Pineda had a dark substance smudged on his pitching hand during his first win for the New York Yankees. Pine tar or dirt? We might never know. Pineda took a … 0

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick among 3 named in Miami police report

Thursday, April 10, 2014

MIAMI — Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, though no one has been charged with a crime, authorities said Thursday. San Francisco 49ers … 0

Bill Haas grabs Masters lead with 68, Adam Scott in the mix

Thursday, April 10, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — With dad in his ear, Bill Haas turned in the best round of his Masters career Thursday. Now he wants to do what his father never could — finish the job. Haas birdied the final … 0

Manchester United losing luster on Europe’s biggest stage

Thursday, April 10, 2014

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United has just about faded into European soccer irrelevance. As Man U waved goodbye to the Champions League for 18 months at least, the reality is dawning on England’s biggest club of the last 20 years: It has sunk to second-tier status in Europe. … 0

Prosecutor mocks Oscar Pistorius’ version of events

Thursday, April 10, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete’s murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself … 0

Kenseth looking for another Darlington win

Thursday, April 10, 2014

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Matt Kenseth hopes to get his season going and lock up a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Darlington Raceway. Kenseth came to the Southern 500 last May one of Sprint … 0

Kevin Ziomek struggles in first start for West Michigan Whitecaps

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Before Wednesday, Kevin Ziomek had not pitched in a professional game since July 18. His first start in almost nine months won’t be one to add to the highlight reel. The Amherst native was … 0

Hawks improve playoff chances with win over Celtics

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ATLANTA — Kyle Korver was concerned that the Atlanta Hawks were about to squander another chance to beat a struggling opponent. “We easily could’ve hung our heads there, but we kept fighting, got some good looks and we … 0

David Ortiz homer leads Red Sox to 4-2 win over Rangers

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

BOSTON — Instant replay, meet the Pesky Pole. David Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over Fenway Park’s right-field foul pole on Wednesday, helping the Boston Red Sox rally for a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers. The … 0

Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

PRETORIA, South Africa — A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend’s bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, “I don’t have to look at a picture. I was … 0