• LEADING OFF: King Felix tunes up, Storen ailing again

    Updated: 58 min ago

    A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: ___ TUNING UP Seattle ace Felix Hernandez gets ready for his opening-day start against the Angels, facing Cleveland in his final spring outing. POPPED The Nationals will check closer Drew Storen after...

  • Maryland knocks off Tennessee 58-48 in regional final

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Lexie Brown felt the need to apologize. Every shot she took in the regional semifinals failed to fall through the net and even though Maryland advanced, she believed an expression of regret was in order. Words weren't needed. Brown's actions on Monday night were...

  • Lightning clinch playoff berth with 5-3 win at Montreal

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MONTREAL (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning owned the Montreal Canadiens all season. Despite being depleted by injuries, the Lightning completed a five-game, season-series sweep of Montreal with a 5-3 victory on Monday night. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop had two assists, Vladislav...

  • Four No. 1 seeds in the women's Final Four

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The women's Final Four will have a familiar feel to it with three of last year's teams back in the national semifinals. UConn, Notre Dame and Maryland all return to the Final Four while South Carolina is making its first appearance. It's the third time in the history of the Final...

  • Monday's prep roundup: Paul Tillotson fans 12 in win over Rampart

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI, scott.kaniewski@gazette.com
    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Highlights from Monday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.   BASEBALL Lewis-Palmer 2, Rampart 0 At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer (4-2) starter Paul Tillotson struck out 12 and held Rampart (1-4) to three hits in a complete-game victory for the junior....

  • Smoak, Blue Jays rough up Oberholtzer and the Astros

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Danny Valencia, Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak homered in the first two innings off Brett Olberholtzer, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 Monday night. Oberholtzer, pitching for the first time since straining a lat muscle on March 10, gave up...

  • UConn reaches 8th straight Final Four with win over Dayton

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Getting to the Final Four never gets old for Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight season. "I love going to the...

  • DeRozan scores 42, Raptors beat Rockets 99-96

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade. It's hard to imagine any of their previous encounters was as entertaining as this one. DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied his career high with 11 rebounds as...

  • Arizona makes 6 roster moves as spring training winds down

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned right-handers Yoan Lopez, Allen Webster and A.J. Schugel, and left-hander Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Reno. The Diamondbacks also reassigned outfielder Nick Buss, infielder Walter Ibarra and left-hander Dan Runzler to minor...

  • Police: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley, soccer player who disappeared after leaving a weekend party was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday. The 19-year-old freshman, Eloi (eh-loy) Vasquez, died early Saturday on eastbound...

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