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Mankato players refuse to practice for old coach
Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, refused to practice for their former head coach on Wednesday, greeting his reinstatement by an arbitrator by demanding that the interim coach keep the top job.
Weekend ratings for Masters worst since 1993
The average audience for the weekend coverage of the Masters on CBS was 8.6 million viewers in 6.4 million homes, according to the Nielsen ratings that were finalized Thursday morning.
Mag: Puig subjected to threats, civil lawsuit
Yasiel Puig has received threats from the human traffickers who orchestrated his 2012 defection from Cuba to Mexico, according to an ESPN The Magazine investigation, which uncovers new details about Puig's harrowing escape from the island.
Source: WR Rice, Seahawks agree to deal
Wide receiver Sidney Rice is returning to the Seattle Seahawks.
Griz seize No. 7 slot from Mavs with OT win
Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale.
Expert's credibility challenged at Pistorius trial
The prosecution in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday challenged the credibility of an expert witness for the defense, which was trying to show that the athlete killed his girlfriend by mistake.
Pineda leads Yanks to doubleheader shutout of Cubs
Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night.
Durant's 42 help OKC secure second seed
Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night.
Thompson likens Griffin to 'bull in china shop'
The trash talking between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors has started -- even before their first-round playoff series became official late Wednesday night.
Penguins erase 2-goal deficit, top Jackets
Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.