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Mike Conley’s 31 points lead Grizzlies past Nuggets

DENVER — Some friendly advice from Zach Randolph to his point guard, Mike Conley — shoot, shoot and shoot some more. “No shot is a bad shot for him,” Randolph said. Conley scored 31 points,...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Kurt Busch steals monster victory at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Decked in Monster gear, chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models, Kurt Busch celebrated the biggest win of his racing career. It was...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Rickie Fowler overcomes early mishaps to win Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Rickie Fowler made it interesting Sunday for as long as it took him to make two big putts to pull away in the Honda Classic. Staked to a four-shot lead, Fowler hit one...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Shiffrin storms to combined World Cup race victory

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland — A stunning slalom run from Mikaela Shiffrin saw her clinch a first Alpine combined win Sunday to extend her advantage in the overall standings. Shiffrin was seventh...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Ilka Stuhec wins super-G to close in on Shiffrin

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland – Suddenly the overall title is not looking so certain for Mikaela Shiffrin after Ilka Stuhec won a super-G race on Saturday. There was also a worrying crash for Lindsey...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Ryan Palmer takes early lead at Honda Classic with 65

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Ryan Palmer has reason to believe that better days are ahead, with his golf game and at home. Palmer made seven birdies Friday on another day of ideal scoring conditions...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Dangerous conditions lead Vonn, Shiffrin pull to out of Alpine combined

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland – Lindsey Vonn wasn’t about to risk another injury, and neither was Mikaela Shiffrin. Vonn and Shiffrin, along with some of their American teammates on the World Cup...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Forsberg’s hat trick sends Predators past Avalanche

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Filip Forsberg scored his second straight hat trick, and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 Thursday night to sweep the season series between the Central...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Big names stay in place on NBA trade-deadline day

MIAMI – Paul George stayed put. So did Jimmy Butler, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose. And as the trade deadline passed Thursday, the NBA landscape seemed remarkably unchanged. In all, seven...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. the star of Daytona Speedweeks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded in his T-shirt, jeans and sneakers for a head-to-toe pilot uniform, climbed up the portable stairs and slipped into the cockpit of the iconic...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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2024: A tale of two cities and an uncertain Olympic future

Olympic leader Thomas Bach’s grand plan was to streamline the Olympics, cut costs and encourage more cities to try to host the games. Judged by the first round of bidding since the revamp, the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Lance Armstrong faces November trial in $100 million lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong’s $100 million legal fight with the federal government has been set for a November trial. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper on Thursday set a Nov. 6 trial start...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports