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Thunder tops Bulls in Chicago 97-85 on Kevin Durant's 35 points and 12 rebounds. Russell Westbrook added 17 points and 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Full stats, highlights and more at thunder.nba.com

Jarrod Parker to undergo Tommy John surgery

Parker is set to miss the entire 2014 season after a visit to Dr. James Andrews revealed the need for Tommy John surgery.<p>Oakland Athletics starter Jarrod Parker will undergo Tommy John surgery next Tuesday and miss all of the 2014 season, according to MLB.com.<p><b>More</b>: D-Backs scramble to cope with …

Duke would win it all if the NCAA Tournament was decided by Facebook

The field of 68 is set and the madness is about to begin. Before things official get underway, Facebook ran the numbers to look at how things would pan out if Facebook chatter determined the national champ. Note: Facebook chatter does *not* determine the national champ.<p>The winner of each matchup …

Cavendish Cruises to Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 6 Win

Alberto Contador keeps his overall lead over Nairo Quintana<p><b>MILAN, March 17, 2014 (AFP)</b> - Tour de France sprint king Mark Cavendish cruised to victory in the sixth and penultimate stage of Tirreno-Adriatico on Monday, with Spaniard Alberto Contador retaining the overall lead.<p>Following a crash in the …

Indiana Thinks It Is Too Good CBI Postseason Tournament

The Indiana Hoosiers would rather stop playing basketball for the season than participate in the College Basketball Invitational.<p>"We're Indiana," Indiana Director of Athletics Fred Glass told the Indianapolis Star on Sunday night in explaining the school's decision not to accept an invite." We …

2014 NCAA MASCOT DEATHBRACKET: West Region

The best way to understand basketball is by simulating violent animal death.<p>Get your full printable bracket here. For (serious) bracket predictions, head over here.<p>We have now reached the second region of our MASCOT DEATHBRACKET, wherein we help you pick your bracket my simulating how each school's …

NCAA Basketball Bracket 2014: Top Threat to Each No. 1 Seed Making Final Four

The NCAA tournament bracket has been set, and while the No. 1 teams are the favorites to advance to the Final Four, there is at least one team in each region that could be a serious threat to the top seeds.<p>This year's No. 1 seeds are the Florida Gators, Arizona Wildcats, Virginia Cavaliers and …

College Sports

A's Jarrod Parker to have elbow surgery, miss season

<b>PHOENIX</b> --<p>Jarrod Parker was one of the top young starters in baseball even after Tommy John surgery in 2009, but now he faces a much more difficult task - coming back from a second such procedure.<p>The A's projected Opening Night starter will miss the entire season with a torn ulnar collateral …

Baseball

Colts issue statement on Jim Irsay arrest

The Colts said Monday morning they're still waiting for clarification on Irsay's Sunday night OWI arrest.<p>After the arrest of team owner Jim Irsay on operating while intoxicated and controlled substance possession charges, the Indianapolis Colts organization has released a noncommittal statement on …

Michael Jordan: Phil can do it

Michael Jordan believes his former coach Phil Jackson can succeed in the front office with the New York Knicks.<p>Despite Jackson having never been an …

Basketball

Kevin Garnett injury: Nets big man out at least next 3 games

Kevin Garnett's back issues will keep him out of the Nets lineup for at least a little longer.<p>Brooklyn Nets big man Kevin Garnett will be sidelined for at least the rest of the week because of back spasms, head coach Jason Kidd said on Monday, via NetsDaily's Tom Lorenzo.<p>Garnett has already missed …

Shabazz Napier clutch as No. 21 UConn edges No. 13 Cincy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Sitting at home in the postseason a year ago is something that stuck with the Connecticut Huskies, and they are busy making up for …

Heat drop back-to-back home games for first time since 2011

MIAMI -- A year ago at this time, the Miami Heat couldn't lose.<p>These days, they can't win.<p>And what at first looked like a mere rough stretch is now …

No. 7 Duke holds off Clemson by hair to advance in ACC tourney

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Rod Hall stormed down the court, determined to send No. 7 Duke to another one-and-done at the ACC tournament.<p>And then Tyler …

College Sports

Woodson: Don't feel need to audition

NEW YORK -- Mike Woodson may have been sending a message to Phil Jackson on Saturday morning.<p>The embattled New York Knicks coach said that he doesn't …

Justin Blackmon OK after car crash

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was involved in a single-car accident early Saturday morning, but police say …

Crime

Carl Crawford to skip Australia series

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford will not travel with the team for two games in Australia next weekend so he can …

Reality TV

Julius Peppers joins Packers

The Green Bay Packers have signed eight-time Pro Bowler Julius Peppers, the team announced Saturday.<p>The defensive end agreed to a three-year deal …

NFL

Julian Edelman returns to Patriots

Julian Edelman agreed to return to the New England Patriots on Saturday after testing the open market.<p>Edelman, who enjoyed a breakthrough 2013 season …

NFL

No. 8 Michigan holds off comeback-minded Ohio State

INDIANAPOLIS -- No. 8 Michigan ended 15 years of Big Ten tournament frustration Saturday.<p>There's still some work to do before they can really …

No. 6 Virginia holds off Pittsburgh to reach ACC final

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Virginia coach Tony Bennett keeps pushing his sixth-ranked Cavaliers for more in what is already the program's best season in …

No. 1 Florida makes SEC final, win streak at 25

ATLANTA -- Even facing its biggest deficit since November, No. 1 Florida never panicked.<p>The Gators know their defense will never let them …

No. 7 Duke sets up date with No. 6 Virginia in ACC final

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Jabari Parker and T.J. Warren kept trading baskets in the kind of shootout expected from the Atlantic Coast Conference's top two …

UCLA upsets No. 4 Arizona to win Pac-12 championship

LAS VEGAS -- UCLA went into the season with the uncertainty that comes with a new coach. The Bruins suffered their share of setbacks, a notable one …

No. 5 Louisville beats No. 21 UConn for inaugural AAC title

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Rick Pitino switched from coach to lobbyist the moment his Louisville Cardinals won their third straight conference tournament …

Knicks happy Jackson N.Y.-bound

NEW YORK -- Count Carmelo Anthony among those excited about Phil Jackson's arrival in New York.<p>"I'm a chess player. That was a power move right …

Basketball

Jose Iglesias sidelined by shins

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has significant injuries to both shins that are expected to keep him out at least until the All-Star break and …

76ers fall to Grizzlies, tie team mark with 20th straight loss

PHILADELPHIA -- Moments after the final horn sounded, the Twitter feed @DidTheSixersWin posted an update.<p>For the 20th straight game, 140 characters …

Pacers rally from 25-point deficit, beat Pistons in OT

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Down by 25 in the second quarter, the Indiana Pacers still had plenty of time.<p>"We needed a little reminder of what we are …

Paul George