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Royals’ Pitcher Yordano Ventura Killed In Car Crash In Dominican Republic

KANSAS CITY, M.O. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose electric arm and confident demeanor helped lead his long-suffering team to the 2015 World Series title, died in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday. He was 25. With the fitting nickname of “Ace,” Ventura burst onto the baseball scene with a 100 mph fastball and an explosive ...

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How Do the Steelers Win? Keep Being the Steelers

When walking through the Steelers’ locker room this week, there was a sense in the air that things were different: Extra reporters, more cameras, and less time for more demands gave an air of stress to the proceedings. For a loose locker room, it felt a bit… “off.” What wasn’t any different were the responses from veterans and rookies alike ...

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Celtics @ 7: All-Star Snub Latest Motivating Factor For Isaiah Thomas

BOSTON (CBS) — Soon-to-be two-time Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas was snubbed by the fans last week when starters for the mid-season exhibition were announced, and he felt it. So did Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook. Saturday’s “Celtics @ 7” on 98.5 The Sports Hub discussed Thomas’s increased motivation to prove his doubters wrong, and host Adam Kaufman questioned why the MVP candidate ...

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Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents. Highway patrol spokesman Jacobo Mateo says Ventura died on a highway leading to the town of Juan Adrian, about 40 miles (70 kilometers) northwest of Santo Domingo. He ...

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Royals’ Ventura Killed In Car Crash In Dominican Republic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose electric arm helped his team win the 2015 World Series title, was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday. Royals vice president Mike Swanson confirmed Ventura’s death. He was 25. With the fitting nickname of “Ace,” Ventura burst onto the baseball scene with a 100 ...

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Current, Former Major Leaguers Die In Dominican Crashes

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents. Highway patrol spokesman Jacobo Mateo says Ventura died on a highway leading to the town of Juan Adrian, about 40 miles (70 kilometers) northwest of Santo Domingo. He ...

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Carol City High Celebrates State Football Title With Parade, Block Party

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) – A celebration fit for champions. That’s what is happening in Miami Gardens on Sunday as the Miami Carol City Alumni Association and the Quarterback Club are presenting the Miami Carol City Senior High Championship Parade & Community Block Party. The event is to celebrate the Class 6A State Championship won by Carol City High ...

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Report: Sources Say Antonio Brown Has Marketing Deal With Facebook

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown reportedly has a marketing deal with Facebook. Sources tell NFL.com that Brown has a high six-figure marketing deal with Facebook. NFL.com then suggests that Brown’s controversial Facebook Live video after last Sunday’s game was not necessarily a spur-of-the-moment random event. Brown started streaming live video on his Facebook page as he and ...

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Dan Marino Autism Walk Has Seventh Straight Successful Event

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) – The 7th annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism & Expo was held on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium. The event was started in 2010 by the Dan Marino Foundation. Members of the Miami Dolphins Alumni sign autographs for fans at the 7th annual Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism. (Source: Miami Dolphins) It provides a ...

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Sharks Win Thriller Over Avs In Overtime

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — With San Jose in a grueling stretch of eight games in 13 days before the All-Star break, coach Peter DeBoer knows he needs to get help from some unusual places if the Sharks want to avoid a letdown. He got just that to cap a perfect 4-0 week. David Schlemko scored his second goal of ...

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Heat Take Down Bucks, Earn First Three Game Win Streak

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — It’s been a tough season for the Miami Heat and their fans, but the last week has been a welcomed change. When Heat guard Goran Dragic barely beat the shot clock with a 28-footer to seal Saturday’s win, he retreated upcourt waving his arms, eager to coax more noise from the modest crowd. Riding a ...

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Second Half Blitz By Duke Topples Hurricanes

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter DURHAM (CBSMiami/AP) — The Miami Hurricanes faced a healthy Duke Blue Devils squad and couldn’t overcome a second half tidal wave. For one of the rare occasions this season, No. 18 Duke had plenty of options. So acting head coach Jeff Capel started the second half with the players who brought the most energy — and they lifted ...

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Hill scores 30 vs. former team as Jazz beat Pacers 109-100

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — George Hill insisted there was no extra motivation in facing his former team for the first time since being traded during the summer. Motivation or not, the Utah Jazz point guard torched the Indiana Pacers for one of his best games of the season. Hill scored a season-high 30 points and the Jazz led wire-to-wire ...

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Rabb Has 18 Points, Cal Beats Oregon State 69-58

CORVALLIS, Ore. (CBS/AP) — Ivan Rabb had 18 points and eight rebounds and the California Golden Bears handed Oregon State its seventh straight loss with a 69-58 victory Saturday night. Charlie Moore added 15 for Cal, (14-6, 5-3 Pac-12), which led by as many as 14 points after a close first half. Jabari Bird and Grant Mullins each added 12 ...

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No. 11 Oregon Tops Stanford For Record 16th Straight Win

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Chris Boucher had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Dylan Ennis scored 15 points and No. 11 Oregon rolled to a 69-52 victory over Stanford on Saturday. With preseason All-America forward Dillon Brooks on the bench and his left leg in a boot to protect a sprained foot, the Ducks (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12) broke a 104-year-old school ...

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3 Late Goals Lift Surging Wild To 5-3 Win Over Ducks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Known as a steady, minute-munching defenseman, Ryan Suter also had a big game at the other end of the rink Saturday night. Suter, Erik Haula and Jason Zucker scored in a two-minute span late in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. It was the second ...

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Lee Scores 2 Power-Play Goals, Islanders Beat Kings 4-2

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are on quite a nice roll. Anders Lee scored two power-play goals to lead the Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, giving New York its third straight win and fourth in the last five games. “We’ve been keeping it simple of late,” said Lee, who ...

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Bulls Get Favorable Whistle Late But Won’t Apologize For Anything In Much-Needed Win

By Cody Westerlund– CHICAGO (CBS) — Bulls guard Dwyane Wade called the whistle “questionable.” Teammate Taj Gibson acknowledged it was a “sketchy” call. Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins took the sarcastic route, saying it was the “absolute right call.” However you want to define it, the Bulls got a gift Saturday night at the United Center in their 102-99 win ...

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Nuggets Rout Short-Handed Clippers, 123-98

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 19 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 123-98 on Saturday night. Danilo Gallinari, Will Barton and Wilson Chandler added 18 points apiece for the Nuggets, who have won four of their last five games. The Clippers have lost two in a row since opening January with seven consecutive wins. ...

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L.C. Bird gives Trinity 1st loss of the year

In a battle of the last two undefeated High School teams in the state, it was L.C. Bird that remains undefeated as they beat Trinity 64-59 in front of a sold out house in Chester. Cam Henry led four Skyhawks in double figures with 16.  Jaylen Dillard added 13 as L.C. Bird improved to 13-0 with the win. Armando Bacot ...

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Bulls Hold Off Kings, 102-99

CHICAGO (AP) — Dwyane Wade had 30 points and two key steals in the final minute, Jimmy Butler added 23 points and the Chicago Bulls overcame a 42-point performance by DeMarcus Cousins for a 102-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. Wade, who had 13 points in the fourth quarter, snapped a 99-all tie by making a free ...

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De’Monte Buckingham Headband Day at UR

Richmond Spiders freshman and former Henrico standout De’Monte Buckingham has played well during the last month. He was named A-10 Rookie of the week twice in the last four weeks. On Sunday, Buckingham will play against George Mason on “De’Monte Buckingham Headband Day.” We caught up with the Spiders freshman to see how did the headband phenomenon start.

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Kansas State Stuns No. 7 West Virginia

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Kamau Stokes and Barry Brown each scored 13 points to help Kansas State rally to upset No. 7 West Virginia 79-75 on Saturday night. The Wildcats (15-4, 4-3 Big 12) trailed by 12 late in the first half before Stokes keyed a late burst, hitting a layup right before the halftime buzzer to cut the deficit ...

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Steelers Fans Talk Game Day Traditions, Superstitions

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Yinzers in the Strip District wasn’t short of selling Steelers gear on the eve of the big AFC Championship game in Foxborough, Mass. “I’ve been a Steelers fan for 67 years believe it or not,” Steelers fan Woody Welsh said. In those 67 years, Woody Welsh said things haven’t changed too much when it comes to watching a ...

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Sixers Fall To Hawks, 110-93

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 22 points and combined with Dwight Howard to help Atlanta dominate the boards as the Hawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 110-93 on Saturday night for their ninth win in 11 games. Millsap grabbed 10 rebounds and Howard had 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Atlanta, which broke loose for 37 points in the ...

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