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MLB '19: Longtime baseball voices going, going, almost gone

Mar. 19, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

Steve Blass spent his boyhood afternoons in Connecticut flinging a rubber ball against the side of a half-barn, fantasizing that he was pitching in the majors. Come evening, the 10-year-old would get his radio and tune into a game, delighted when Mel Allen's voice crackled from the transistor. "When I thought...

Coaches frustrated after ESPN botches NCAA bracket rollout

Mar. 19, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma was sitting in his office after practice Monday when UConn's video coordinator came in and said he had the entire NCAA Tournament women's bracket. At first, Auriemma thought it was a fake. After studying it for a few minutes, the Hall of Fame coach knew it was the real thing,...

Robin Roberts hosting first night of NFL draft on ABC

Mar. 18, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

Robin Roberts is returning to sports for one night, hosting ABC's coverage of the first round of the NFL draft on April 25. The "Good Morning America" co-host was with ESPN from 1990 until 2005. She helped cover the draft and was a regular part of "NFL PrimeTime." While ESPN's broadcast will focus on the Xs and...

Made for TV NCAAs: Louisville-Minnesota hits Pitino intrigue

Mar. 18, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Pitino sat calmly in the middle of the room, his eager players flanking him and his restless children in front of him on the floor, as the teams with NCAA Tournament bids flashed on a big screen. There went Louisville, an awfully familiar name. Next came Minnesota, his current...

The Latest: UNC Greensboro bumped by Oregon from NCAA

Mar. 17, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 9:32 p.m. It turns out the Southern Conference nearly got its first at-large bid to the tournament. UNC Greensboro was the first team listed of the first four that missed the field on the CBS selection show. And David Worlock, the NCAA...

The Latest: New Zealand rugby match canceled for mourning

Mar. 15, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Super Rugby match between the Christchurch-based Crusaders and the Dunedin-based Highlanders has been canceled in the wake of the shootings at two mosques that killed 49 people....

Maryland officials call for answers in medical system deals

Mar. 15, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan and leading lawmakers are demanding answers from the University of Maryland Medical System, after a newspaper reported this week that several members of the system's board have significant financial dealings with the hospital network. Hogan said Friday "it is not just...

Bangladesh cricketers narrowly avoid mosque shootings

Mar. 15, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

Members of the Bangladesh cricket team had just arrived by bus at Masjid Al Noor mosque for Friday afternoon prayers when they heard gunshots. Had they arrived a few minutes earlier they would have been inside the mosque, where at least 30 people were killed by a gunman with an automatic rifle. Another nearby...

5 games in, here's what we know about Alliance football

Mar. 15, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

So what do we know about the Alliance of American Football five weeks into its 10-week regular season? First off, there's apparently an appetite for spring professional football. Although the quality of play, particularly on offense, doesn't approach the NFL — nobody said it would, of course — this...

Court upholds $1.5M award to analyst in MLB Network firing

Mar. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday upheld a $1.5 million jury award to former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams stemming from his firing by the MLB Network in 2014 over his alleged conduct at a youth baseball tournament. The former closer, nicknamed "Wild Thing" for his...