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Crucial missed shot sends Duke to Sweet 16

Crucial missed shot sends Duke to Sweet 16

TuelekZa/iStock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Sunday’s game between the University of Central Florida and No. 1-seeded Duke University was a true nail-biter.Duke came from behind and took the lead with just seconds to go after freshman RJ Barrett made a rebounded free throw. UCF then took possession but failed to upset the Blue Devils, missing two shots,…

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski announces retirement from NFL

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski announces retirement from NFL

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Rob Gronkowski is hanging up his cleats after nine seasons in the NFL.The New England Patriots tight end made the announcement in an Instagram post Sunday.”It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am…

Scoreboard roundup — 3/24/19

Scoreboard roundup — 3/24/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEPittsburgh 1, Baltimore 1Houston 5, Washington 3Philadelphia 11, Baltimore 4Nashville 4, Texas 3Atlanta 4, Tampa Bay 2Oakland 5, San Francisco 0LA Angels 8, LA Dodgers 4AMERICAN LEAGUEDetroit 18, Toronto 6NY Yankees 5, Minnesota 3Chi White Sox 7, Cleveland 3Kansas City 3, Texas 3NATIONAL…

Scoreboard roundup — 3/23/19

Scoreboard roundup — 3/23/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEBoston 12, Pittsburgh 3Chicago White Sox 5, L.A. Dodgers 1Milwaukee 7, Texas 3Kansas City 6, Milwaukee 4Cleveland 8, Cincinnati 5San Diego 11, L.A. Angels 4Houston 5, Miami 0AMERICAN LEAGUEDetroit 8, Tampa Bay 7Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 3Minnesota 8, Baltimore 7NATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 4, Washington 4Pittsburgh…

Report: Cardinals finalizing five-year extension for Paul Goldschmidt

Report: Cardinals finalizing five-year extension for Paul Goldschmidt

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(ST. LOUIS) — The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly finalizing an extension that will keep Paul Goldschmidt in Missouri through 2024.A source tells ESPN the five-year extension is for $130 million.This season marks the final year of Goldschmidt’s current contract. The All-Star first baseman is poised to make $15.5 million this…

Barack Obama writes to Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez on engagement

Barack Obama writes to Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez on engagement

ABC/Kelsey McNeal(NEW YORK) — Everyone was excited after one of Hollywood’s favorite couples, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, made it official earlier this month and got engaged. And “everyone” even included former President Barack Obama.Obama sent a handwritten note to the couple, which the former MLB champion shared on Twitter early Friday morning. This means…

Scoreboard roundup — 3/21/19

Scoreboard roundup — 3/21/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTSOUTHVillanova 61, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 57Purdue 61, Old Dominion 48EASTMinnesota 86, Louisville 76Michigan St. 76, Bradley 65LSU 79, Yale 74Maryland 79, Belmont 77WESTGonzaga 87, Fairleigh Dickinson 49Baylor 78, Syracuse 69Florida St. 76, Vermont 69Murray St. 83, Marquette 64Florida 70, Nevada 61Michigan 74,…

‘No evidence’ American figure skater intentionally hurt South Korean opponent: ISU

‘No evidence’ American figure skater intentionally hurt South Korean opponent: ISU

proBAKSTER/iStock(NEW YORK) — An American figure skater has been accused of deliberately injuring a South Korean skater during practice ahead of the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships in Japan, but the skating union has said there was “no evidence” it was intentional.The accusations were made about an incident between American skater Mariah Bell…