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UNC Holds Small Edge in Predictions

North Carolina, the preseason No. 1, and Villanova, which spent three weeks as the top team in the land, are the last two teams standing and will settle the score in tonight’s Finals. Our experts are leaning

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Fred Couples Pulls Out of Masters

The powers that be at Augusta National might want to consider hiring a full-time chiropractor to help out their past Masters champions now that Tiger Woods and Fred Couples have pulled out. Acute back issues force Fred Couples

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Weather Cancels East Coast Opening Games

Opening Day has to wait for fans of four Major League Baseball teams, as unexpected wintry weather led to a pair of postponements Monday for the Yankees, Astros, Red Sox and Indians. Waiting list: Winter weather delays

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Carolina Beats Rangers, NY Fails to Clinch

The Rangers would have clinched a playoff berth with a win in either regulation or overtime. Instead, the loss and Pittsburgh’s victory over Nashville dropped the Rangers into third place. Rangers Fall in Carolina and Miss Chance

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Do Final Four Domes Affect Shooters?

The last time the Final Four was played at Houston’s NRG Stadium, Butler ad UConn combined to shoot 26 percent from the field in the final game and only one team broke 40 percent shooting in any

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Relive Mets WS Loss to Royals in Photos

Shock. Anger. Agony. Pain. Behold the faces of Mets fans in this picture, taken by The Times’s Chang W. Lee as the Royals’ Eric Hosmer dived safely home to tie the score in the ninth inning of

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Another Surfer Suffers Shark Attack

Brett Connellan, 22, was flown by helicopter to Sydney’s St. George Hospital in serious condition after he was attacked 75 miles to the south off a beach near Kiama, a police statement said. Pro surfer Brett Connellan in serious

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Redskins Sign TE Vernon Davis

Entering his age-32 season, Davis appeared to be in sharp decline last season after San Francisco traded him to the Broncos last year. Redskins signing TE Vernon Davis to one-year deal Via www.nfl.com Vernon Davis has found a

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Red Sox Bench Sandoval for Opener

Prior to the Red Sox’s final Grapefruit League game in Fort Myers, Florida, Farrell announced that unheralded former ninth-round draft pick Travis Shawwill be Boston’s Opening Day third baseman. Red Sox going with Shaw over Sandoval at 3B

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Yao-za! Ming to Hall of Fame

Yao retired with career averages of 19.0 points and 9.2 rebounds, but the Rockets never made it past the second round of the playoffs with him as their starting center. Report: Yao Ming will be inducted into