• Former Penn coach slapped with 15-year show-cause penalty
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    Former Penn coach slapped with 15-year show-cause penalty

    Former Penn coach Jerome Allen was hit a 15-year show-cause penalty after he accepted $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman's son into the University of Pennsylvania. The Quakers, out of the Ivy League, also were slapped by the NCAA with two years of probation, fined $5,000 and

  • No. 12 Villanova beats St. John's 71-60 on night for Lowry
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    No. 12 Villanova beats St. John's 71-60 on night for Lowry

    Saddiq Bey scored 23 points and Justin Moore added 21 to lead No. 12 Villanova past St. John's 71-60 on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (22-6, 11-4 Big East) had trouble shaking St. John's until late on a night the program honored former star Kyle Lowry. Lowry, a five-time All-Star guard for

  • De Bruyne inspires late turnaround as City stun Real Madrid
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    De Bruyne inspires late turnaround as City stun Real Madrid

    Kevin De Bruyne orchestrated a dramatic Manchester City comeback on Wednesday as they stunned Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to put one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals. Madrid looked on course to edge a cagey contest after Isco's smart finish early in the second half, but De

  • RJ Barrett claims he shoots better right-handed, still shoots with his left
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    RJ Barrett claims he shoots better right-handed, still shoots with his left

    “I’ve been told I have a better shooting form with my right.”

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    Former Penn coach slapped with 15-year show-cause penalty

    Former Penn coach Jerome Allen was hit a 15-year show-cause penalty after he accepted $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman's son into the University of Pennsylvania. The Quakers, out of the Ivy League, also were slapped by the NCAA with two years of probation, fined $5,000 and

  • Lakers rule out LeBron James for Thursday's game with sore groin
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    Lakers rule out LeBron James for Thursday's game with sore groin

    Anthony Davis is also probably with a sore left elbow.

  • Tousart gives Lyon edge against below-par Ronaldo and Juventus
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    Tousart gives Lyon edge against below-par Ronaldo and Juventus

    Cristiano Ronaldo drew a blank as a Lucas Tousart goal handed Lyon a surprise 1-0 win over Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in France on Wednesday. Midfielder Tousart netted in the 31st minute to give Lyon a lead to defend when they head to Turin for the return on March

  • Ex-Penn coach Jerome Allen hit with 15-year show-cause penalty for accepting bribes
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    Ex-Penn coach Jerome Allen hit with 15-year show-cause penalty for accepting bribes

    Jerome Allen testified last year that he took about $300,000 in bribes from a Florida businessman who wanted to get his son into Penn.

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    College hoops corruption witness testifies in NC agents case

    A cooperating witness from the federal corruption investigation into college basketball testified Wednesday against a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent laws nearly a decade ago. Louis Martin “Marty” Blazer III testified for about two hours in the trial

  • Records tumble on first day of track cycling worlds
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    Records tumble on first day of track cycling worlds

    World records fell on Wednesday as Denmark and the Netherlands set new best times on the first day of the track cycling world championships in Berlin. The Danes had already started the team pursuit in blistering fashion by setting a new record of 3min 46.579sec in a lightning qualifying display. The

  • Deep wide receiver class jockeying at NFL scouting combine
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    Deep wide receiver class jockeying at NFL scouting combine

    If your favorite NFL team doesn't have a Tyreek Hill, Julio Jones or Courtland Sutton streaking down the field, making cornerbacks cringe and constantly redefining the highlight catch, just wait. The NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis features a tantalizing wide receiver class unlike anything

  • Three things we learned from Real Madrid 1 Manchester City 2
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    Three things we learned from Real Madrid 1 Manchester City 2

    Manchester City secured the landmark Champions League win they have long waited for as Pep Guardiola's men came from behind to beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Isco's goal from a rare City mistake on the hour mark threatened to inflict another hard luck story on the biggest stage

  • MLS owners predict league will surpass MLB, Premier League
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    MLS owners predict league will surpass MLB, Premier League

    Los Angeles FC lead owner Larry Berg predicted MLS will surpass Major League Baseball in popularity during the next 10 years and Inter Miami managing owner Jorge Mas maintained it will be of higher quality than the Premier League and La Liga by 2045. MLS anticipates soccer's status in the U.S. will

  • Alonso hopes Indy flop holds key to victory this year
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    Alonso hopes Indy flop holds key to victory this year

    Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso says he hopes lessons learned from failing to qualify for last year's Indianapolis 500 will give him a stronger chance to win this year. The 38-year-old Spaniard said Wednesday, a day after securing a ride with Arrow McLaren for the 104th Indy

  • Tito Ortiz’s win over Alberto ‘El Patron’ Rodriguez inexplicably changed to no contest
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    Tito Ortiz’s win over Alberto ‘El Patron’ Rodriguez inexplicably changed to no contest

    UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz's most recent victory has been inexplicably changed to a no contest.Ortiz submitted MMA fighter and former professional wrestling champion Alberto "El Patron" Rodriguez at the 3:10 mark of the first round of their Combate Americas: Tito vs. Alberto pay-per-view

  • Pliskova knocked out by Tunisia's Jabeur, Barty gets walkover
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    Pliskova knocked out by Tunisia's Jabeur, Barty gets walkover

    Tunisian Ons Jabeur dumped world number three Karolina Pliskova out of the WTA event in Doha on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals, while top-ranked Ashleigh Barty received a walkover. Australian Open quarter-finalist Jabeur came through a tight match against Pliskova, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to set

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    Reuters People News Summary

    British singer Duffy on Tuesday explained a long absence from the music scene by saying she had been "raped and drugged and held captive," but gave no details about where or when the incident took place. Duffy, 35, who had big hits with single "Mercy" in 2008 and her debut album

  • Ennis-Hill: Dina and Katarina can inspire next generation at Tokyo 2020
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    Ennis-Hill: Dina and Katarina can inspire next generation at Tokyo 2020

    Olympic champion Dame Jess Ennis-Hill is tipping Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson to inspire a whole new generation of girls to take up athletics with their performances at Tokyo.

  • Saudi Arabia announces sporting mega-event
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    Saudi Arabia announces sporting mega-event

    Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it will hold its biggest sporting event next month, with 6,000 athletes expected to participate, the latest extravaganza in a push to soften its ultra-conservative image. "I (am) proud to launch the biggest sporting event in the kingdom's history," said the

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    Ireland's rugby matches against Italy postponed due to virus

    Ireland's Six Nations rugby match against Italy in Dublin was postponed Wednesday because of concerns about the spreading virus in Europe. The Italians were scheduled to play at Ireland on March 7, part of the annual rugby competition that also includes England, France, Scotland and Wales. On another

  • Net development: Kenny Atkinson balancing winning now with an eye toward a KD-Kyrie future
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    Net development: Kenny Atkinson balancing winning now with an eye toward a KD-Kyrie future

    The pressure will only increase for Coach Atkinson next season when Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving bring championship expectations.

  • Sharapova 'legend with mind of champion,' says Djokovic
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    Sharapova 'legend with mind of champion,' says Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic hailed Maria Sharapova as a "legend" with "the mind of a champion" after the Russian superstar announced her retirement from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday. Five-time Grand Slam champion and former world number one Sharapova called time on her career after losing

  • Warner, Finch help Australia thrash South Africa in series decider
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    Warner, Finch help Australia thrash South Africa in series decider

    David Warner and Aaron Finch launched a brutal assault on the South African bowlers to set up a comprehensive 97-run Australian victory in the series-deciding third Twenty20 international at Newlands on Wednesday. In a near-repeat of Australia's record 107-run win in the first match of the series

  • NBA Power Rankings: How much noise can Toronto and Dallas make in the playoffs?
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    NBA Power Rankings: How much noise can Toronto and Dallas make in the playoffs?

    Welcome to the eighth installment of the 2019-20 Yahoo Sports NBA Power Rankings.

  • Rangers beat Braga to reach Europa League last 16
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    Rangers beat Braga to reach Europa League last 16

    Steven Gerrard hailed a "faultless" Rangers performance as an impressive 1-0 victory at Braga on Wednesday booked their place in the last 16 of the Europa League, winning 4-2 on aggregate. Gerrard has been critical of his side in recent weeks as they have fallen 12 points behind Celtic at