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March 26, 2017 - 3:31 am
NCAA-FINAL FOUR-WEST COAST WINNERS Big wins for West Coast in regional finals UNDATED (AP) —Two teams from the West Coast will be in the Final Four. The Southeastern Conference hopes to fill the other two spots. Gonzaga trounced Xavier and Oregon upset Kansas in Saturday's regional finals. Sunday's...
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March 26, 2017 - 3:31 am
HURRICANES-DEVILS Skinner, Aho lead surging Hurricanes to 3-1 win over Devils NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway with 10:26 left and the surging Carolina Hurricanes stretched their point streak to 10 games with a 3-1 victory Saturday night that eliminated the...
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March 25, 2017 - 11:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday. In confirming the death of Qari...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, dealer Han Kim, center, gathers up chips after a hand of Texas Hold 'em at a poker room in Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Unlike the 2000s when casinos competed to lure fans of the game, poker's appeal has been weakening during this decade. Strip casinos had 405 tables and made $97 million in 2007. In contrast, the game only netted casinos $78 million last year after the number of tables decreased to 320. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 25, 2017 - 1:11 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. Casinos constantly adjust their floors to meet customer demand. And unlike the...
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March 25, 2017 - 12:27 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago. Casinos constantly adjust their floors to meet customer demand. And unlike the...
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March 25, 2017 - 4:46 am
NCAA-BUTLER-NORTH CAROLINA Berry scores 26 points and Carolina defeats Butler 92-80 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Joel Berry II scored 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 as top-seeded North Carolina moved to the Elite Eight with a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA South Region on Friday night. Luke...
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March 25, 2017 - 4:45 am
HAWKS-BUCKS Streaking Bucks beat Hawks 100-97, tie for 5th in East MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up his second straight double-double with 34 points and 13 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-97 on Friday night. The Bucks, who have won 11 of 13...
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Matias Ferreira poses for a picture during his graduation from the Suffolk County Police Department Academy at the Health, Sports and Education Center in Suffolk, Long Island, New York, Friday, March 24, 2017. Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department. The 28-year-old graduated Friday from the Suffolk County Police Academy on Long Island following 29 weeks of training. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
March 24, 2017 - 8:26 pm
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police...
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March 24, 2017 - 4:54 am
RAMS-MURRAY LA Rams sign Aaron Murray to be their 3rd-string quarterback THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have signed quarterback Aaron Murray. The Rams announced the deal Thursday. Murray is expected to be the Rams' third-string quarterback. He was a fifth-round pick by Kansas...
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March 24, 2017 - 4:48 am
LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA NCAA set to pick title sites, could leave North Carolina out RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn't changed a law that...
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