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AP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday. The decision came after Texas athletic director Steve Patterson and...

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7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder....

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LEADING OFF: Alex Rodriguez to play first base

A look at what’s happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona on Sunday: ___ WHO’S ON FIRST? Alex Rodriguez will get his first start at first base for the Yankees against Houston. The soon-to-be 40-year-old is returning from a year-long...

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Walker stretches lead in hometown Texas Open

San Antonio (AFP) – Hometown hope Jimmy Walker fired six birdies in a three-under-par 69 to stretch his lead in the US PGA Tour Texas Open to four strokes. Walker, who lives just a half-hour’s drive from TPC San Antonio, had a 54-hole total of...

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Death threats made to BBC chief after Clarkson axe

London (AFP) – British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC director-general Tony Hall following his decision to drop popular “Top Gear” presenter Jeremy Clarkson. Scotland Yard police headquarters confirmed it was examining...

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Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the...

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Serena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Serena Williams punctuated points Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. There were squeals, knee kicks, pirouettes and fist pumps, sometimes all at once. In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent. Showing no...

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Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Sunday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a part of the world where the Obama administration...

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Late goals save day for Netherlands, Italy

Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands and Italy needed late equalisers to earn draws in Euro 2016 qualifying on Saturday, while Gareth Bale inspired Wales to a fine win in Israel that left them top of their group. The Dutch were heading to a first competitive...

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It’s Izzo versus Pitino in showdown to settle East Region

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago. Seventh-seeded Michigan State and fourth-seeded Louisville meet Sunday to settle the NCAA...