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  • Baseball America Top 25

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll through March 1 (voting by the staff of Baseball America): Record Prv 1. Vanderbilt 9-2 1 2. Louisiana State 10-1 2 3.…

  • Lawmaker billed taxpayers for private plane to football game

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated…

  • Rockies turn to Hundley, son of a coach, to guide pitchers

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Hundley started last season in San Diego, finished it in Baltimore and then signed with Colorado. A dizzying year for the veteran catcher? Not so much for the son of…

  • Islanders get goalie Neuvirth in trade from Sabres

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have acquired goalie Michal Neuvirth from the Buffalo Sabres for goaltender Chad Johnson and a 2016 third-round pick. The Sabres have now traded two goalies this season…

  • Broncos place franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have placed their franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas, guaranteeing him roughly $12.8 million next season and buying them more time to work out a long-term deal.…

  • Collegiate Baseball Poll

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Collegiate Baseball poll with records through March 1. Voting is done by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors: Record Pts Prv 1. Texas Christian 7-1 494 1 2. Virginia…

  • Blue Jackets trade defenseman Jordan Leopold to Wild

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have dealt veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft. The 34-year-old Leopold, an unrestricted…

  • Egypt names Cuper from Argentina to lead its soccer team

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian Football Association has appointed Hector Cuper, from Argentina, as the new manager of its national team. The 59-year old previously led the Emirati al-Wasl club, and the Spanish Racing de Santander.…

  • NFL 2015 Salary Scale-List

    2015 2015 Adjusted Team Carryover Adjustments Salary Cap Team Salary Cap Arizona $4,256,919 $978,947 $143,280,000 $148,515,866 Atlanta $2,845,290 $123,525 $143,280,000 $146,248,815 Baltimore $5,791,927 ($3,940,800) $143,280,000 $145,131,127 Buffalo $2,647,907 ($145,977) $143,280,000 $145,781,930 Carolina $4,939,773 $1,151,864 $143,280,000…

  • Phillies’ Utley likely out of first week of spring games

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Second baseman Chase Utley will not play in the Philadelphia Phillies’ Grapefruit League opener Tuesday, and he says he isn’t likely to see game action this week while coming back from…

  • Wainwright throws first bullpen since injury last week

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Adam Wainwright bumped fists and smiled following a short bullpen session on Monday, the first since straining his abdominal muscle a week ago. Wainwright didn’t use maximum effort for most of…

  • 2015 Forbes’ Billionaires Sports List

    NEW YORK (AP) — St Louis Rams owner Stanley Kroenke tops the list of sports-related billionaires for 2015 as listed Monday by Forbes Magazine. Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, was a newcomer on…

  • Devils trade D Marek Zidlicky to Red Wings for draft pick

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have traded defenseman Marek Zidlicky to the Detroit Red Wings for a conditional draft pick. Zidlicky’s agent Allan Walsh disclosed the deal in a tweet Monday, hours…

  • Veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan released by Dolphins

    MIAMI (AP) — Cornerback Cortland Finnegan has been released by the Miami Dolphins after starting 12 games last season. His release Monday was the latest payroll purge by the Dolphins as they prepare for free…

  • Dutch candidate for FIFA presidency wants more transparency

    ZEIST, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch candidate for the FIFA presidency said Monday he wants to boost the number of teams at the World Cup to 40 and give guaranteed berths to host nations and…