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  • Sharapova shocked by Gavrilova in Miami opening match

    Sharapova shocked by Gavrilova in Miami opening match

    AFP News - 12 minutes ago
    Sharapova shocked by Gavrilova in Miami opening match

    World number two Maria Sharapova crashed out of the Miami Open hardcourt tennis tournament, ambushed by 97th-ranked Daria Gavrilova 7-6 (7/4), 6-3. Thursday's upset, biggest so far at the combined WTA and ATP Masters event, took one hour, 49 minutes and marked the worst defeat five-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova has endured in Miami since she lost in the first round on her debut in 2003. "It's sport, and I happened to lose the match," Sharapova said of dropping her second-round opener after …

  • New York fire, building collapse injure 19; gas blast blamed

    New York fire, building collapse injure 19; gas blast blamed

    Associated Press - 15 minutes ago
    New York fire, building collapse injure 19; gas blast blamed

    NEW YORK (AP) — An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring 19 people. Smoke could be seen and smelled for miles. …

  • Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72

    Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72

    Associated Press - 18 minutes ago
    Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game. …

  • Hoffman leads at wind-whipped PGA Texas Open

    Hoffman leads at wind-whipped PGA Texas Open

    AFP News - 26 minutes ago
    Hoffman leads at wind-whipped PGA Texas Open

    Charley Hoffman fired five birdies in a five-under par 67 to take the lead by one shot after the wind-whipped first round of the US PGA Tour Texas Open. Australia's Aaron Baddeley on Thursday also had five birdies with one bogey in a four-under 68 at TPC San Antonio. He was one stroke in front of American Max Homa, who closed with back-to-back birdies to grab sole possession of third place on a three-under par 69. He was joined at two-under by fellow American Ryan Palmer, whose round …

  • Astros Triple-A club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion

    Astros Triple-A club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion

    Associated Press - 28 minutes ago
    Astros Triple-A club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion

    The Fresno Grizzlies are so confident the Houston Astros will win a title soon, they planned to hand out replica 2017 World Series rings as a promotion this season. …