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Knicks say former player Anthony Mason has died

The New York Knicks say Anthony Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, has died. He was 48.

NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil uses a cell phone in the garage at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Hampton, Ga. Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car was stolen early Friday, forcing him to withdraw from a race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Travis Kvapil’s NASCAR car stolen from hotel before race

Police say Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car has been stolen ahead of a race this weekend near Atlanta.

FILE - In this April 1955 file photo, Fort Wayne's Mel Hutchins (9) and Syracuse's Earl Lloyd (11) reach for the ball during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis. Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before fellow black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games.

Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86

The Associated Press Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd’s alma mater,…

Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings yells to his team in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn.

Vanderbilt AD says Stallings’ outburst handled internally

Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams says coach Kevin Stallings' outburst after the Commodores' win at Tennessee was "unfortunate" and he will handle the issue internally.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is sacked by defensive end Darnell Dockett (90) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Seattle.

Cardinals release 11-year NFL veteran Darnell Dockett

The Arizona Cardinals have released defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, allowing the three-time Pro Bowl lineman to test the free agency market.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of the biggest plays and best shots in sports this week.

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's media day Friday, Sept. 27, 2013., in Deerfield, Ill. Rose missed last season after tearing an ACL in a playoff game in 2012.

Bulls expect Rose to return this season from knee surgery

General manager Gar Forman says the star point guard will be out four to six weeks. He described the procedure as minor and said that Rose is able to bear weight on his legs.

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Betting on the Olympics?

Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green.

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SPRING TRAINING: Brew Crew keeps K-Rod, bad break for Toronto

Some of the headlines coming out of spring training today, Friday, Feb. 27.

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Judge sides with Peterson

Adrian Peterson is a step closer to playing in the NFL again.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports headlines making news today, Friday, Feb. 27.

Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton breaks his bat in the 10th inning of Game 2 of baseball's AL Division Series against the Kansas City Royalsin Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Hamilton grounded into a double play on the at-bat.

Hamilton meets with MLB

The Angels have confirmed that outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue.

Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton takes batting practice during a spring training baseball practice workout Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla.

Marlins’ Stanton faces first live pitches since being hit

Giancarlo Stanton saw his first live pitches since his beaning back in September. The Marlins will have to wait at least one more day to watch Stanton take his first swing.

New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr, of the Czech Republic, skates against the Calgary Flames during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Newark, N.J.

Florida Panthers add Jaromir Jagr for playoff run

The Florida Panthers acquired Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for a second-round pick in June and either Florida or Minnesota's third-round pick in 2016.

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Ex-Louisville guard Jones pleads not guilty to rape

The Memphis native was dismissed from the team Sunday.

In this Aug. 16, 2014, photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before a NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Minneapolis.Millions of people using the top three fantasy football platforms have generated three different answers to the question of that top draft pick. Yahoo says LeSean McCoy of Philadelphia. ESPN says Adrian Peterson. CBS Sports says it’s Jamaal Charles of Kansas City.

Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

The league suspended Peterson through at least April 15 for his involvement in a child abuse case.

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Witness: Aaron Hernandez smoked pot hours before the killing

Hernandez is charged with the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

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Jack Nicklaus gets his own ice cream

Jack Nicklaus is now devoting time to the one glaring weakness in his incomparable career.

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SPRING TRAINING: Hamilton meets with MLB

Josh Hamilton hasn't reported to spring training in Arizona after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder earlier this month.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Feb. 26.

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Aaron Hernandez trail delayed by bomb threat

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens during a motion regarding jail phone recordings during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Hernandez is accused in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

A bomb threat has delayed proceedings of the Aaron Hernandez murder trial.

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Dean Smith’s trust sends $200 checks to his UNC lettermen

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Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players — even after his death.

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NCAA Tourney: Can Kentucky remain perfect vs. upset minded West Virginia?

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Kentucky players wait to enter the game against Montana State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 86-28.

Sweet 16: Midwest and West Regional action tonight. Coverage begins at 4pm on KPUG 1170AM.

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Prosecutor: Germanwings co-pilot appeared to want to ‘destroy the plane’

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The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.

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WSU football team begins spring practice today

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Cougs hit the field 15 times in the next month