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Crusaders ousted in opening round; Lady Crusaders advance

LONGVIEW — The Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders’ bid for an NCAA tournament berth was short-lived Thursday afternoon, when their season was ended by an 85-62 loss to Texas-Dallas in the first round of the men’s American Southwest Conference tournament.

Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What a bummer of a beginning to the Boogie-and-Brow era in the Big Easy.

Forsberg's hat trick helps Predators beat Avalanche 4-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg is living up to every bit of his 'Scoresberg' nickname right now for the Nashville Predators.

Beauvillier, Greiss lead Islanders to 3-0 win over Canadiens

MONTREAL (AP) — It was a big night for rookie Anthony Beauvillier and the New York Islanders.

Kane's hat trick leads Blackhawks past Coyotes 6-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane scored three goals for his third career hat trick to lead the surging Chicago Blackhawks past the Arizona Coyotes 6-3 on Thursday night for their third straight win and eighth in nine games.

Mavs turn eye to future by getting Noel, waiving Williams

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks made two plays for the future Thursday, acquiring big man Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers before the trading deadline and waiving point guard Deron Williams to clear the way for rookie Yogi Ferrell.

West leads group of Ellison wrestlers into state meet

Tiryek West qualified for the Class 6A state wrestling tournament last year as a junior, but didn’t get to compete.

Six Grey Wolves prepared to make their debuts at state wrestling tournament

Every one of the six Shoemaker wrestlers who qualified for the Class 6A state wrestling meet beginning today at the Barry Center in Cypress has been waiting for this opportunity.

GIRLS ALL-DISTRICT 8-6A: Hattix-Covington’s special contributions evident in MVP season

When a three-way tie atop a district occurs, the postseason accolades are likely to spread among the trio of schools.

6A BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: No pressing issues in No. 17 Wolves' win over SGP

WACO – Javon Levi gave credit to the junior varsity team after No. 17 Shoemaker drubbed South Grand Prairie 75-57 in the bi-district round of the Class 6A postseason Tuesday at University High School.

BOYS PLAYOFFS: Jones, Armour help Ellison end DeSoto’s reign as 6A champ

WACO — Ellison head coach Alberto Jones Jr. admitted that when you play DeSoto, you have to bring your ‘A’ game for four quarters and not let up.

6A PLAYOFFS: Young Dawgs hope to take lesson from 1st-round loss to No. 2 Cedar Hill

GLEN ROSE — Copperas Cove’s season is over, but the process is just beginning.

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Crusaders ousted in opening round; Lady Crusaders advance
Posted: February 23, 2017

LONGVIEW — The Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders’ bid for an NCAA tournament berth was short-lived Thursday afternoon, when their season was ended by an 85-62 loss to Texas-Dallas in the first round of the men’s American Southwest Conference tournament.

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Penn State fires women's gymnastics coach; no reason given
Posted: February 23, 2017

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State women's gymnastics coach has been fired.

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Conspiracy charge added against Penn State ex-administrators
Posted: February 23, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday allowed prosecutors to add a conspiracy charge against three former Penn State administrators, increasing their possible penalty if convicted of crimes for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

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AP study: 113 percent average raise in baseball arbitration
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:16 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers landed the biggest raise of all the hefty salary increases in arbitration.

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UConn moves forward with plans for new athletic fields
Updated: February 22, 2017 - 7:46 pm

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved spending $4.75 million to design its "Athletic District," which will include new stadiums for soccer, baseball and softball.

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Column: Baseball should get serious about speeding up games
Updated: February 22, 2017 - 5:46 pm

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — There are all sorts of ways to give baseball a much-needed boost of speed.

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Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 11:45 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What a bummer of a beginning to the Boogie-and-Brow era in the Big Easy.

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Philadelphia 76ers Profile
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:47 pm

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Dallas Mavericks Profile
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:47 pm

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Minnesota Vikings Profile
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:16 pm

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Dayton taps ex-Minnesota court chief for stadium agency
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:16 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that's been wracked by ethical questions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family.

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Mississippi self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban
Updated: February 22, 2017 - 6:06 pm

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years.

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Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche on February 23, 2017 8:00pm EST
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 11:30 pm

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Forsberg's hat trick helps Predators beat Avalanche 4-2
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 11:30 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg is living up to every bit of his 'Scoresberg' nickname right now for the Nashville Predators.

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Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Islanders on February 23, 2017 7:30pm EST
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 11:15 pm

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Hamlin spoils Earnhardt return with last-lap pass for win
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:31 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Denny Hamlin didn't need a Toyota teammate to grab another win at Daytona International Speedway.

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Earnhardt's confidence sky high amid return for Daytona 500
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 9:01 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — 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 Goodyear Blimp.

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Truex forced to relive closest 2nd in Daytona 500 history
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 1:45 am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. saw his Daytona 500 victory vanish in just a blink of an eye.

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Minnesota Vikings Profile
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:16 pm

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Dayton taps ex-Minnesota court chief for stadium agency
Updated: February 23, 2017 - 3:16 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that's been wracked by ethical questions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family.

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Expect more gung-ho attacking in Man City-Monaco Part II
Posted: February 22, 2017

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola and Leonardo Jardim were up and down from their seats in the dugout, trying to get messages to their players but ultimately powerless to exert any control in a chaotic game that was unfolding before them.

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