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LeBron gets triple-double, Cavs beat Bucks without Lue

CLEVELAND /March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  LeBron James scored 40 points as part of his third triple-double in four games and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 124-117 on Monday night as coach Tyronn Lue began his leave of absence to address health issues. Lue said Monday in a statement he been dealing with … Continue reading LeBron gets triple-double, Cavs beat Bucks without Lue

Rinne stops 35 in Predators’ 4-0 win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y./March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Pekka Rinne stopped 35 shots for his eighth shutout of the season and the Nashville Predators set a franchise record by earning a point in their 15th consecutive game with a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Mike Fisher and Ryan Johansen scored goals 4:34 apart … Continue reading Rinne stops 35 in Predators’ 4-0 win over Sabres

UConn beats Quinnipiac, reaches 25th straight Sweet 16

STORRS, Conn/March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Napheesa Collier scored 23 points and top-seeded UConn beat in-state neighbor Quinnipiac 71-46 on Monday night to advance to a 25th straight Sweet 16. Azura Stevens added 14 points and Kia Nurse chipped in with 13 for the Huskies (34-0), who found themselves in a much slower-paced game than their … Continue reading UConn beats Quinnipiac, reaches 25th straight Sweet 16

Michigan State’s crisis affected Tom Izzo and his program

DETROIT/March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Tom Izzo walked into his final news conference before a game this season and saw Michigan State’s interim president conducting interviews. The Hall of Fame coach sat down and gazed toward the back of the room, essentially expressionless, as John Engler was with a handful of reporters. Izzo had plenty on … Continue reading Michigan State’s crisis affected Tom Izzo and his program

D-backs ace Greinke won’t start opener, gets time to recover

March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke will start this season in the dugout. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Monday that Greinke won’t pitch on opening day because of what’s perceived to be a minor health issue. Greinke exited his latest start after one inning because of tightness in his groin. He’s scheduled to … Continue reading D-backs ace Greinke won’t start opener, gets time to recover

AP source: MLB hopes for Yanks-Red Sox in London in 2019

NEW YORK /March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A person familiar with the plans tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball is working to finalize a two-game series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at London’s Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 in 2019, the sport’s first regular-season games in Europe. The Red … Continue reading AP source: MLB hopes for Yanks-Red Sox in London in 2019

MVP Jose Altuve, Astros finalize $163.5M, 7-year contract

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Jose Altuve sat behind a table set up on the field at the Houston Astros’ spring training complex, and his teammates looked on as the World Series champions announced his $163.5 million, seven-year contract, the longest in team history. “You made me more nervous, because I don’t like … Continue reading MVP Jose Altuve, Astros finalize $163.5M, 7-year contract

Purdue coach doesn’t believe Haas will play even with brace

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind/March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Purdue coach Matt Painter said he does not expect starting center Isaac Haas to play again this season — even if the NCAA approves a brace to protect his fractured right elbow. The 7-foot-2 senior was injured in an NCAA Tournament win over Cal State Fullerton. Team trainers fitted … Continue reading Purdue coach doesn’t believe Haas will play even with brace