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 2022-03-12 01:39 

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Missouri fires hoops coach Cuonzo Martin after 5 seasons...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri fired basketball coach Cuonzo Martin on Friday night, one day after the Tigers finished a 12-21 season with a 76-68 loss to LSU in the second round of the Southeast......

 2022-03-12 01:32 

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Akron upsets top-seeded Toledo 70-62 in MAC semifinals...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Xavier Castaneda scored 26 points and Ali Ali added 13, leading fourth-seeded Akron to a 70-62 upset of top-seeded Toledo in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference tournamen......

 2022-03-12 01:29 

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Rally marks anniversary of '65 voting march...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — At a rally marking the anniversary of the landmark Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights, speakers drew parallels on Friday between the 1965 struggle and modern fights......

 2022-03-12 01:27 

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Georgia House: No longer require permit for gun in public...

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans pushed a bill through the Georgia House on Friday that would abolish the requirement for a background check and license to carry a handgun in public — moving a step close......

 2022-03-12 01:16 

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AP source: Cubs, Simmons agree to $4 million, 1-year deal...

The Chicago Cubs agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with slick-fielding shortstop Andrelton Simmons, a person familiar with the situation said Friday.The person, confirming reports by The At......

 2022-03-12 01:10 

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Baylor, Oklahoma women move on to Big 12 Tournament semis...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Big 12 player of the year NaLyssa Smith scored 15 points, Baylor shut out Oklahoma State into the second quarter and the No. 4 Bears rolled the rest of the way to a 76-36 vi......

 2022-03-12 01:09 

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Nevada adopts 'Gener8tor' program to fund small businesses...

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is backing a bid to boost entrepreneurship and improve access to funding for small business and startup accelerators in two of its largest cities.Gov. Steve Sisolak announc......

 2022-03-12 01:08 

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Florida Gov. DeSantis, Disney butting heads on LGBTQ issue...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Disney World is suspending its political donations in Florida after the company's CEO received huge blowback for not using Disney's vast influence in the state to try to qu......

 2022-03-12 00:59 

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United during negotiations, MLB players divided on deal...

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players maintained unity throughout labor negotiations, yet were divided when it came time to vote on the deal.The eight-man executive subcommittee that appeared to be most......

 2022-03-12 00:57 

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No. 24 Princeton women win, Harvard honors Delaney-Smith...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Abby Meyers scored 22 points, Ellie Mitchell had 11 points and 16 rebounds for her sixth double-double, and No. 24 Princeton beat Harvard 72-67 on Friday in the final game f......

 2022-03-12 00:53 

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AP source: All-Star lefty Rodn to Giants for $44M, 2 yrs...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Free agent left-hander Carlos Rodn has agreed to terms on a $44 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, according to a person with direct knowledge of the ne......

 2022-03-12 00:48 

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AP source: Rangers set for reunion with veteran lefty Perez...

Veteran left-hander Martin Perez is set for a reunion with the Texas Rangers, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday......

 2022-03-12 00:42 

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Oregon and Washington lift mask requirements Saturday...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After spending a majority of the pandemic under statewide indoor face covering requirements, Washington and Oregon will be lifting their mask mandates Saturday — marking a sig......

 2022-03-12 00:42 

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Pierre Wrap-up: GOP Tension on federal funds, AG impeachment...

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers finished the bulk of their legislative session this week, with Gov. Kristi Noem and House Republicans locked in a power struggle over the spending of fede......

 2022-03-12 00:40 

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West Virginia health department split heads to governor...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Senate approved a bill Friday that would split the massive Department of Health and Human Resources into separate departments.Senators passed the bill witho......

 2022-03-12 00:36 

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Ohio officer cleared in shooting of teenager Ma'Khia Bryant...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus police officer who shot and killed 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant last year has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, Ohio prosecutors announced Friday.Bryant was ......

 2022-03-12 00:27 

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New Mexico health official mark two years of pandemic...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top health official observed a moment of silence Friday in remembrance of the 7,050 people who have died in the state since the pandemic began. Health and Huma......

 2022-03-12 00:24 

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Trevor Bauer's leave extended through March 19 by MLB, union...

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer's administrative leave was extended Friday for a week by Major League Baseball and the players' association.The extension begins Sunday, the......

 2022-03-12 00:21 

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Lawmaker hustle as General Assembly session draws to a close...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia General Assembly members put in long hours this week as they worked through hundreds of bills, with the year's regular session drawing to a close. Throughout the day F......

 2022-03-12 00:14 

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New residents aren't taking pay cuts to move to Montana...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's population has been growing during the pandemic, and on average, new residents aren't taking pay cuts to move to the state. That means they're either bringing their h......

 2022-03-12 00:11 

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White Sox GM Hahn eyes title after back-to-back playoffs...

After a pair of playoff disappointments, general manager Rick Hahn made it clear where his sights are set for the Chicago White Sox this season.He's eyeing the biggest prize of all."I'm not real go......

 2022-03-12 00:10 

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Casino company marks start of work on new Vegas-area resort...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A local casino company with several other Las Vegas-area properties marked the start Friday of a $750 million project to build a 200-room hotel tower and casino in a growing reside......

 2022-03-12 00:10 

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East Carolina fires basketball coach Joe Dooley...

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina fired basketball coach Joe Dooley on Friday after four seasons in his second stint at the school.Athletic director Jon Gilbert said he told Dooley, his staff a......

 2022-03-12 00:10 

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Crawley and Root lead England to 153-run lead and safety...

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — An unbeaten partnership of 193 runs between Zac Crawley and Joe Root turned the tables on West Indies and gave England a lead of 153 on Friday in a first test headed towa......

 2022-03-12 00:06 

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Column: National Hypocrisy League shows true colors again...

The National Hypocrisy League strikes again.The organization better known as the NFL moved quickly and decisively to punish receiver Calvin Ridley for betting legally on games while he was away fro......

 2022-03-12 00:02 

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Georgia House approves plan to suspend state gas tax...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's House of Representatives Friday unanimously approved a plan to suspend the state's motor fuel taxes through May 31 in the face of rising gas prices fueled in part by the re......

 2022-03-11 23:58 

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Democrats say Spirit-Frontier merger could boost airfares...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several congressional Democrats are warning that the proposed combination of Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines would reduce competition among low-cost carriers and drive up fa......

 2022-03-11 23:57 

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Georgia House 2023 budget raises pay and agency funding...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state government's 2023 budget promises more money for teachers, state employees, lawmakers and retirees, lower fees for university students and more spending on mental healt......

 2022-03-11 23:56 

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Sanches injured as Lille draws 0-0 at home to Saint-Etienne...

PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Lille drew 0-0 at home to improving Saint-Etienne in the French league and lost key midfielder Renato Sanches to injury on Friday.The Portugal international went off......

 2022-03-11 23:51 

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Raiders sign DE Maxx Crosby to extension...

The Las Vegas Raiders signed star defensive end Maxx Crosby to a four-year extension worth about $95 million in the first major personnel move made by the new regime of coach Josh McDaniels and gen......

 2022-03-11 23:51 

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Missouri ethics panel finds Greitens followed election laws...

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' state campaign did not violate state campaign finance laws by spending money on his U.S. Senate bid an oversight agency ruled Friday.Washing......

 2022-03-11 23:47 

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Business Highlights: War's impact on food, stocks' slump...

___UN: War in Ukraine to hurt poor nations importing grainROME (AP) — The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization is warning that poorer countries in northern Africa, Asia and the Middle East that d......

 2022-03-11 23:42 

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Polo's wife: Timbers offered support for dropped charges...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The estranged wife of Andy Polo said in an interview that the Portland Timbers pressured her to drop domestic violence charges against the former player. Genessis Alarcon made......

 2022-03-11 23:38 

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Stars sign Pavelski to $5.5 million extension for 2022-23...

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars have signed forward Joe Pavelski to a $5.5 million, one-year contract extension for the 2022-23 season.The 37-year-old Pavelski leads the Stars in assists (37)......

 2022-03-11 23:37 

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White leads Montana State women to Big Sky title over NAU...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Darian White scored 17 points, Leia Beattie added 16 and Montana State earned its third NCAA Tournament berth with a 75-64 win over Northern Arizona in the Big Sky Conference t......

 2022-03-11 23:36 

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Cowboys dump TE Jarwin, K Zuerlein for modest cap savings...

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys waived tight end Blake Jarwin and released kicker Greg Zuerlein on Friday, moves that bring modest savings under the salary cap.The Cowboys will save almost ......

 2022-03-11 23:32 

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Browns center JC Tretter re-elected players' union president...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter has been re-elected for a second term as president of the NFL Players Association.The union announced Tretter's unanimous re-election Friday. The......

 2022-03-11 23:25 

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Ex-police chief guilty of child rape first reported in 2012...

A former police chief has been convicted of raping a child and related offenses in abuse the victim said began when she was about 4 years old and occurred hundreds of times over the following seven......

 2022-03-11 23:23 

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Bird flu case found in southwest Iowa egg-laying flock...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State and federal officials said Friday that Iowa's third case of bird flu has been identified in a flock of about 919,000 egg-laying chickens in the southwestern part of th......

 2022-03-11 23:23 

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Judge sets 2023 bribery trial date for ex-Ohio speaker...

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Friday set a January 2023 trial date for the former Ohio Houser speaker facing a 2 1/2-year-old racketeering conspiracy charge in an alleged $60 million bribery......

 2022-03-11 23:21 

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France escapes Cardiff a winner with Grand Slam in sight...

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — France hurdled the considerable obstacle that was Wales in boisterous Cardiff by just 13-9 and stayed on track for the Six Nations Grand Slam on Friday.The French scored the g......

 2022-03-11 23:20 

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Rain washes out qualifying in the NHRA Gatornationals...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Rain washed out qualifying Friday in the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.Qualifying and all three rounds of the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout are set for Sat......

 2022-03-11 23:16 

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Atltico beats Cdiz 2-1 before CL decider at Old Trafford...

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Joo Flix kept up his fine scoring form to help Atltico Madrid beat Cdiz 2-1 at home in the Spanish league on Friday before Diego Simeone's team heads to Manchester Unite......

 2022-03-11 23:14 

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Veteran coach Bradley making early impact for Toronto...

TORONTO (AP) — While Toronto has yet to record a win in its first two games under Bob Bradley, the veteran coach is already making a difference.Players say Bradley challenges them to think more abo......

 2022-03-11 23:13 

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Murray outlasts Daniel at Indian Wells for 700th career win...

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Andy Murray outlasted qualifier Taro Daniel 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Friday in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open for his 700th career victory.Murray, who received a wild c......

 2022-03-11 23:07 

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Arkansas beats LSU for 3rd time, 79-67 in SEC Tournament...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Au'Diese Toney scored 22 points, JD Notae added 19 and No. 15 Arkansas beat LSU 79-67 in the Southeastern Conference quarterfinals Friday.Toney's final basket was a dunk in the w......

 2022-03-11 23:06 

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Rutgers gives Steve Pikiell 4-year extension through 2030...

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has extended the contract of coach Steve Pikiell through the 2029-30 season.The school announced the four-year extension Friday, hours before the Scarlet Knights (18......

 2022-03-11 23:03 

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Amid Mariupol horror, a newborn rests in her mother's arms...

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Newborn Veronika curled against her mother's side on Friday, as if to hide from the horror around them — the war that tore apart the Mariupol maternity hospital where she w......

 2022-03-11 23:00 

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Charge filed against fired cop involved in wrongful arrest...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fired West Linn, Oregon, police sergeant has been criminally charged for his involvement in the 2017 wrongful arrest of a Black man, according to the Oregon Department of Ju......

 2022-03-11 22:59 

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MATCHDAY: Man United hosts Tottenham; Milan welcomes Empoli...

A look at what's happening in European soccer on Saturday:ENGLANDCristiano Ronaldo is expected to be available when Manchester United hosts Tottenham in a game with European implications for both t......

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