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  • Marco Belinelli emerges as next great role player for San Antonio

    On the list of free agents available last summer, Marco Belinelli’s name certainly didn’t stand out. He spent six years bouncing around the league, was traded once for an on-his-last-legs Devean George and again for failed lottery pick ...

    April 14, 2014

  • Carpenter leads Cards past Cubs

    ST. LOUIS — Michael Wacha doesn’t mind a little bad weather. Wacha had to wait out yet another lengthy rain delay, Matt Carpenter drove in three runs and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 Sunday....

    April 14, 2014

  • Rangers get another 1-0 win to clinch Astros series

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Martin Perez kept his pitches low in the zone and got plenty of help from the Texas defense. Perez threw eight scoreless innings with the benefit of four double-play grounders, plus two runners thrown out trying to ...

    April 14, 2014

  • Pacquiao back on top after Bradley win

    LAS VEGAS — The old Manny Pacquiao returned for thrilling bursts, hounding Timothy Bradley onto the ropes and battering the welterweight champion with whip-quick combinations that recalled the Pacman’s magical prime....

    April 14, 2014

  • Robin, Squires win national championships

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan’s Sam Mikulak won the all-around title and led Michigan to a victory in the team competition Friday. Oklahoma finished second in the team event, but the Sooners stole the show a bit during Saturday’s individual ...

    April 13, 2014

  • Union wins first hockey title

    PHILADELPHIA — Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night....

    April 13, 2014

  • No cigar but low round for Jimenez at the Masters

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — He likes a good cigar as much as he does a fine bottle of wine, though his days of actually smoking on the course are over. In a tournament where a lot of players look the same, Miguel Angel Jimenez can’t be missed with a ...

    April 13, 2014

  • Souvenir cups in high demand at Augusta National

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — On the course, it’s all about going low. Outside the ropes, it’s more about stacking high....

    April 13, 2014

  • Watson, 20-year-old Spieth tied for lead at the Masters

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Young and old. Even without Tiger Woods, this Masters has a little bit of everything. Twenty-year-old Jordan Spieth is making quite a bid to become golf’s youngest major champion in more than 80 years with three straight ...

    April 13, 2014

  • Wainwright, Carpenter help Cards top Cubs

    ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright’s day started as badly as it could but ended up just fine....

    April 13, 2014