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Grizzlies’ Bradley to miss at least a week with bruised shin

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley will miss at least a week because of a bruised shin. The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that the condition of Bradley’s shin was revealed after their 135-128 loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday. Bradley had collected 21 points and five assists in that game. The Grizzlies said Bradley…read more »

Illinois professor creates women’s NCAA Tournament simulator

NEW YORK (AP) — University of Illinois computer science professor Sheldon Jacobson has always loved data. For the past seven years he’s had a men’s NCAA Tournament bracket simulator. After getting many requests, Jacobson decided to put together one for the women’s tournament. It’s believed to be the first of its kind for the women’s tournament to…read more »

Royals brimming with optimism despite 100 losses a year ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Very few teams coming off 100-loss seasons head to spring training full of confidence. The Kansas City Royals are a rare exception. Fresh off a strong finish to 2018, and after a quiet offseason for the first time in years, the Royals believe they are poised to take another step…read more »

Schwartz scores hat trick for Blues in 7-2 win over Oilers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Goals have been hard to come by this season for St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz. That all changed Tuesday night against Edmonton. Schwartz had three goals and an assist, David Perron added two goals and two assists, and the Blues cruised to a 7-2 rout of the Oilers. Schwartz,…read more »

Cincinnati Reds’ first African-American player dead at 94

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds’ first African-American player has died at the age of 94. The team says Charles “Chuck” Harmon died Tuesday, nearly 65 years after he made his debut against the Braves in Milwaukee on April 17, 1954. It did not provide details. Harmon had remained a familiar figure in Cincinnati as…read more »

Cubs get good news on Morrow, Strop

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs received good news on closer Brandon Morrow and reliever Pedro Strop, who have both been slowed this spring by injuries. Morrow threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session Monday, his first time off the mound this spring. He was limited to 35 games last season with the Cubs…read more »

Goldschmidt, Miller give Cardinals hope heading into 2019

(AP) – John Mozeliak watched how the St. Louis Cardinals were galvanized following a managerial change midway through last season, then made a spirited run toward the playoffs that came up just short. He decided a couple of pieces were all it would take to push the Cardinals over the top. Welcome to St. Louis,…read more »

Grizzlies’ C.J. Miles likely out for remainder of season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward C.J. Miles is expected to miss the remainder of the season after injuring his left foot over the weekend. Miles left a 135-128 loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday due to left foot soreness. The Grizzlies announced Tuesday that an MRI revealed a stress reaction. The 6-foot-6…read more »

QB Fitzpatrick glad to be on move again, this time to Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Experience tells Ryan Fitzpatrick that his job with the Miami Dolphins might not last long. After all, they are his eighth team. And for now, at least, he is glad to be their starting quarterback. “I’m going to come in from day one and act like and be the starting quarterback for…read more »

Maddon, Cubs looking to rebound from disappointing finish

CHICAGO (AP) — After four consecutive playoff appearances and the 2016 World Series title, the Chicago Cubs are way past playing for Joe Maddon’s future. They also know what’s going on, too. Maddon is entering the final year of his contract after the team declined to offer an extension to its 65-year-old manager. While president…read more »

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