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Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame pitcher and U.S. senator, dead at 85

Jim Bunning, who showed much of the same combativeness as a U.S. congressman as he had during his Hall of Fame career as a deceptive pitcher in baseball's major leagues, died at the age of 85, his son said on Saturday.<p>"Heaven got its No 1 starter today. Our lives & the nation are better off because …

Baseball

Mike Trout hits home run off back of Marlins Park

Mike Trout is off to a great start this season, and he left a memory for some fans at Marlins Park on Saturday.<p>Today, at still just 25 years old, …

Hall of Famer Jim Bunning, who threw the seventh perfect game ever, dies at 85

Bunning also served two terms as a U.S. Senator from Kentucky after his playing career<p>Hall of Famer and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning has passed away, the Phillies have announced. He was 85.<p>Bunning's son David added this on Twitter:<p>"Jim was an incredible competitor and was determined to maximize …

The NFL draft's craziness began with the Bears, and it kept on going

PHILADELPHIA – Say what?<p>That was the operative phrase summing up the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, which will be remembered for the stunning moves that blew up mock drafts across the land.<p>Gareon Conley, the former Ohio State cornerback, was supposed to fall out of the first round while a rape …

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Orbit used one of the oldest pranks in the book on Mike Trout

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On Historic Date, Dodgers to Unveil Jackie Robinson Statue

What to Know<p>The 77-inch tall bronze statue depicts Robinson as a rookie in 1947.<p>Among the quotes on the statue: "A life is not important except in …

Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, 84, Dies; N.F.L. Force and Link to Football’s Past

Dan Rooney, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers chairman who helped shape the modern National Football League and was one of the last surviving links to its founders, died on Thursday in Pittsburgh. He was 84.<p>The Steelers announced his death on their website.<p>“My father meant so much to all of us, and …

NFL

3 things to watch when the slumping Cavs take on the Pacers

The 2017 NBA playoffs will tip off with the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers hosting the Indiana Pacers on Saturday afternoon, and there's …

NBA Power Rankings as Playoffs Begin

This will be the last set of power rankings that includes all 30 NBA teams for a while.<p>Shed a tear if you need to.<p>For the most part, the 82-game schedule sorted things out. Just about every playoff team ranks among the top 16. But there are some exceptions, and if you're looking for quick …

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4/9/17: Pennington's walk-off caps seven-run 9th

Angels slugger Albert Pujols makes statement with key hits

<b>Albert Pujols</b> had apparently read enough about his one-for-20 start. He sat at his cubicle, sneering and raising an eyebrow at those who felt obligated to point it out.<p>This, of course, after he had homered and later singled in two runs to tie the score in the same implausible ninth inning in which …

Football patriarch Clay Matthews Sr. dies

Former San Francisco 49ers lineman Clay Matthews Sr., who was the patriarch of a famous football family, has died. He was 88.<p>The 49ers said Matthews died Thursday. He had been dealing with a long illness.<p>Matthews was a two-way player for San Francisco for four seasons in the 1950s. He played in 45 …

Three thrilling plays in 9th secure no-no

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Sweet 16 2017: Complete Schedule, Updated Bracket and Predictions

One No. 1 seed (Villanova) and two No. 2 seeds (Duke and Louisville) have already been eliminated from the NCAA men's basketball Division I tournament. After the Sweet 16 plays out on Thursday and Friday, will any other No. 1 or No. 2 seeds join them?<p>It's certainly conceivable, though chances are …

College Basketball

One NFL owner doesn't see 'much, if any, opposition' to Raiders moving to Las Vegas

It sure sounds like Oakland's football team is headed to Sin City<p><i>Download the CBS Sports App today and get the latest offseason NFL news and alerts, plus NFL draft analysis and a look ahead to the 2017 season!</i><p>Oakland will be a hot topic at the NFL owners’ meetings next week, with, as first reported …

Decisions loom for the Nationals as last week of spring training begins

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — One week from Friday, the Nationals will be back in D.C., preparing for the first of two exhibition games before Opening Day. Such exhibitions are a source of annual angst the players fighting for the final available roster spots make their case, then learn their fate.<p>This …

Baseball

Scenario exists where Raiders in Las Vegas could cause Super Bowl betting to be banned

It sounds crazy, but it’s not impossible.<p>The Raiders will call Las Vegas their home in 2020, at the latest, but the thought of an NFL team so close to the gambling capital of the country has long worried a league that wants to avoid scandals.<p>One potential compromise that could make the idea of the …

Las Vegas

Adrian Peterson's high asking price may be keeping him from signing

Adrian Peterson might have priced himself out of signing with a team early in free agency.<p>Peterson is still on the market in part because of a hefty …

NFL

2017 NFL Draft: Prospects on the Rise After First Week of Free Agency

Some of the best free-agency moves are the ones that don't happen, and often by accident. Just ask Denver Broncos general manager John Elway about his thankfully failed attempt to keep quarterback Brock Osweiler.<p>Though there are key signings that can push a team over the top or add a critical …

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10 Knockouts In The NFL - BIG HITS

Broncos make 1st attempt to fix their offensive line by giving Ronald Leary 4-year deal

Leary priced himself out of the Cowboys’ range, and he’s headed to Denver.<p>The Broncos took a first step toward fixing the offensive line on Thursday when the team signed Ronald Leary, the team announced Thursday. Leary’s deal covers four years and is for $35 million with $20 million guaranteed, …

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Tony Romo can Choose His Own Adventure this offseason

Tony Romo is the hero of the story! Choose from six possible endings.<p><i>Page 1</i><p>“I’ve spent my whole career with the Dallas Cowboys,” veteran quarterback Tony Romo thinks to himself, “and I don’t know what I’m going to do now that I’ve been released. I feel like I’ve got a few good years left in me, so …

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Texans shockingly trade Brock Osweiler to Browns

A stunner just before the deadline.<p>The Houston Texans have traded Brock Osweiler, a 2018 second-round pick, and a sixth-round pick this year to the Browns, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Houston receives a fourth-found pick this year, saves $10 million in cap space, and $16 million in cash in …

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Julius Thomas Reportedly Traded to Dolphins: Details and Reaction

The Miami Dolphins, who didn't have a tight end tally more than 256 receiving yards last season, reportedly acquired some much-needed depth Monday.<p>According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded tight end Julius Thomas to the Dolphins. Armando Salguero of the <i>Miami Herald</i> …

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NBA All-Star Game features astronomical total; bettors still taking Over

<i>Will the West again be the best, as it has five of the past six years? Covers talks about action on the NBA All-Star Game with Matthew Holt, COO of</i> …

66 Reasons to Pay Attention to Spring Training

So it was only last week, as I was walking near Bondi Beach just outside Sydney, when three college-age women strolled by, one of them wearing a Detroit Tigers cap.<p>The Michigan native part of me couldn't help but stir.<p>"Go Tigers!" I told her.<p>"They get going in eight days!" she said eagerly.<p>So I …

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NBA scores 2017: Nuggets blow out Warriors in historic shooting night

The Nuggets and Warriors switched roles for an evening.<p>Okay, so the Warriors were without Klay Thompson, Shaun Livingston, Zaza Pachulia, and David West. We’re also close the All-Star break and teams can taste their upcoming vacations. That said, the Nuggets only had nine players and could have …

Basketball

One of those nights: Nuggets thrive behind Jokic as Warriors hit last year's loss total

A wild night in Denver reveals small things for the Nuggets and Warriors.<p>DENVER -- On Monday night, a gym rat, a Joker, and two pure-baller vets put the boots to the baddest team in the land, tied an NBA record for made 3-pointers, and ended the super-team's chances at finishing with the best …