• LEADING OFF: Matt Harvey makes last spring start for Mets

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: ___ FINAL START The Mets and Cardinals wrap up Grapefruit League play in Jupiter, Florida. Mets right-hander Matt Harvey (Tommy John surgery) has his final tuneup before he makes his first major league...

  • Boston Marathon opens new 'front door' on Boylston Street

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A few blocks from the finish line and even closer to the spot where the second bomb exploded during the 2013 Boston Marathon, race organizers are building a combination clubhouse, interactive museum and retail store that, for the first time, gives them a year-round,...

  • Final Four teams have 4 different sets of drug-testing rules

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four teams, four drug-testing policies. Players at Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke operated under the same rules on their road to the Final Four this season — except when it came to the frequency of their doping tests and the penalties they faced for...

  • Paul scores 41, Clippers rally to beat Blazers 126-122

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Don't mess with the Los Angeles Clippers. And certainly not Chris Paul. A third-quarter shove by Portland's Chris Kaman spurred an intense rally, and the Clippers defeated the Trail Blazers 126-122 on Wednesday night. Portland's four-game winning streak was...

  • Future uncertain for Boston bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — When the U.S. decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, many experts felt an American city would be an early front-runner in the global race. Now, it's uncertain whether the bid will even make it to a final vote. International Olympic Committee members are watching with a...

  • Yankees get infielder Gregorio Petit from Astros for cash

    Updated: 3 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — In need of another healthy infielder by opening day, the New York Yankees have acquired Gregorio Petit from the Houston Astros for cash. The teams announced the deal Wednesday night. New York says Petit will report to major league camp. Petit batted .278 with two...

  • Mavs beat Thunder 135-131 despite Westbrook triple-double

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has been in the NBA as a player or coach for most of the past 30 years. He's seen few games like the one Wednesday night. Monta Ellis scored 26 points, and Carlisle's Mavericks withstood a triple-double from Russell Westbrook to beat...

  • Harden's career-high 51 lead Rockets over Kings 115-111

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden continues to strengthen his case for the MVP award, and is forging a place as one of the best players in Houston Rockets history in the process. He had a career-high 51 points, and the Rockets squandered a huge early lead but held on for a 115-111 win over...

  • AP source: Texas to meet with VCU's Smart to present offer

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is scheduled to travel Thursday to meet with Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart to make an offer to coach the Longhorns, a person with knowledge of the trip told The Associated Press. Texas hopes to introduce Smart as...

  • Wednesday's high school box scores

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    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Box scores from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. baseball high school Bayfield 18, St. Mary's 3 At Alamosa Bayfield 462 150 x - 18 15 2 St. Mary's 030 000 x - 3 8 6 Bayfield- na. St. Mary's-B. Brummel (L) 2 IP, 10 R, 5 ER, 5 H, 3 SO, 3 BB,...

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