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Lamb hits winning 3, Hornets down Raptors 115-114

Mar. 24, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jeremy Lamb added a dose of March Madness to Sunday's NBA action. Lamb banked home a half-court shot at the buzzer and the Hornets beat the Toronto Raptors 115-114, Charlotte's third straight win. "It feels great," Lamb said. "We fought so hard the whole game. Everybody who came in...

Mike Trout says he's "an Angel for life" with new contract

Mar. 24, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout smiled into the postcard-perfect Orange County sunlight and said exactly what every Los Angeles Angels fan has spent years hoping to hear. "I know there was a lot of talk about going back East, but I enjoy every minute being here," Trout said Sunday. "This is my home. I...

Cal fires coach Wyking Jones after 2 8-win seasons

Mar. 24, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California expects its men's basketball program to return to winning at the highest level soon, and plans to find the right coach to lead that comeback. The university fired basketball coach Wyking Jones on Sunday after Cal won just eight games in each of his first two seasons....

Indians star Ramirez hurts knee, opening day status unsure

Mar. 24, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez bruised his left knee when he fouled a ball off himself Sunday and his status for opening day is uncertain. X-rays on the two-time All-Star were negative. The team said Ramirez will remain in Arizona, and that it will be determined later...

Indians sign veteran infielder Brad Miller

Mar. 24, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians have signed infielder Brad Miller to a major league contract. Miller was signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Feb. 27. He opted out of it on March 21 and signed with the Indians, who will start the season with second baseman Jason Kipnis and shortstop...

Verlander says Astros better situation than free agency

Mar. 24, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander thinks the free-agent process is broken. Still, he says that's not why he decided to sign a new deal with the Houston Astros rather than test the market. "I can't see a better situation," Verlander said Sunday after the Astros announced a three-year contract...

Giants acquire C Kratz from Brewers for depth behind Posey

Mar. 24, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired veteran catcher Erik Kratz from the Brewers on Sunday, sending minor league infielder C.J. Hinojosa to Milwaukee. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi had wanted an experienced catcher to provide depth behind Buster Posey, who is back...

The Latest: Bills agree to deal with guard Jon Feliciano

Mar. 24, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 8:35 p.m. A person with direct knowledge of discussions tells The Associated Press that guard Jon Feliciano has agreed to a two-year contract with the Buffalo Bills. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the signing won't be official until...

McCann scores twice to help Penguins hold off Stars, 3-2

Mar. 23, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Jared McCann is pretty sure his pirouette wasn't as graceful as one might see from, say, Sidney Crosby. The result was good enough for Pittsburgh. McCann scored twice, including the go-ahead goal on a spinning short-handed play in the third period, and the Penguins beat the Dallas Stars 3-2...

Jimenez says contract with White Sox is dream come true

Mar. 23, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox think Eloy Jimenez is going to be a big-time slugger. They are so sure they gave the young outfielder a record-breaking deal. The 22-year-old Jimenez is looking forward to the upcoming season after finalizing a $43 million, six-year contract with Chicago, nearly...