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NFL teams get jump start on franchise tags
Le'Veon Bell, Chandler Jones, Melvin Ingram and Kawann Short didn't have to wait until Wednesday's deadline to get franchise tagged....

Despite cold Curry, Durant and Warriors beat 76ers 119-108
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Stephen Curry is surrounded by stars with the Golden State Warriors. He's never needed them more than Monday night....

Steelers sign Brown to new deal, place franchise tag on Bell
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert stressed earlier this month one of the team's biggest goals during the offseason was to make wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le'Veon Bell vital parts of the organization "for life."...

Guy, Perrantes help No. 23 Virginia beat No. 5 UNC 53-43
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia coach Tony Bennett took the blame for a poor approach in No. 23 Virginia's 24-point loss at No. 5 North Carolina nine days ago....

No. 1 Kansas rallies to beat Oklahoma 73-63 on Senior Night
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Frank Mason III scored 23 points in his final game at Allen Fieldhouse, Devonte Graham hit a series of crucial 3-pointers in the second half and top-ranked Kansas rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat Oklahoma 73-63 on Monday night....

Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With their championship window in danger of closing, the Washington Capitals made a strong move Monday to try to win the Stanley Cup this spring by acquiring defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues....

No. 2 Baylor rolls Oklahoma 103-64 days after Mulkey's rant
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Kim Mulkey walked into the postgame press conference with the expression and demeanor of a coach whose team had just lost by 39 points....

Pat Riley says Magic Johnson will win with the Lakers
MIAMI (AP) -- Pat Riley has never doubted Magic Johnson, and isn't about to start now....

Tebow learns from Jacksonville neighbor Daniel Murphy
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- After struggling in the Arizona Fall League last year, New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow turned his attention to his hometown of Jacksonville for some help and inspiration....

Kansas moves to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova 2nd, UCLA 3rd
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas could have rested easy after clinching a share of its 13th straight Big 12 title....

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