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Stolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta

Police in Gwinnett County northeast of Atlanta received a suspicious vehicle call at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, nearly 24 hours after the race car was stolen, said Jeffery Richter, the public information officer. A motorist spotted the No. 44 machine along a darkened road and quickly realized it must be the stolen race car.

Thunder's Russell Westbrook has surgery on cheekbone

The MVP of the All-Star game, Westbrook has had triple-doubles in his past three games. For the month of February, he averaged 31.2 points, 10.2 assists and 9.1 rebounds and led the team to a 9-3 record.

Former Knick Mason dies at 48

Mason was a defensive force who played for six NBA teams from 1989-2003, a popular protector of superstars like Ewing and respected by opponents who knew they were in for punishment when they played against him.

Adam Wainwright might miss Cardinals' season opener

Adam Wainwright was hurt Monday while putting a 45-pound weight back on a rack. He returned to St. Louis for an examination by Dr. Michael Brunt, who said the injury was minor.

NHL players getting an education about blood clots

Reasons vary, but with better awareness, more athletes are being diagnosed with and treated for blood clots.

No word on possible MLB discipline for Los Angeles slugger Hamilton

The 33-year-old has a history of drug addiction and alcohol abuse, leading to suspensions that cost him more than three years while in the minors. The Angels have confirmed Hamilton's meeting with MLB, but have declined to give any more information.

Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL were handed a second high-profile legal defeat Thursday, when U.S. District Judge David Doty overruled league arbitrator Harold Henderson's December denial of the six-time Pro Bowl running back's appeal.

Bulls' Rose to have surgery Friday

A timetable for the Chicago Bulls star's return will be determined after the operation.

Alexander Steen scores winner in shootout to lift Blues past Jets

Vladimir Tarasenko also scored in the tiebreaker for the Blues. Patrik Berglund had St. Louis' score in regulation, and Brian Elliott finished with 30 saves through overtime.

Alex Rodriguez participates in Yankees' first full-squad workout

Rodriguez, who hasn't played since September 2013, took ground balls at third base and hit three home runs in 32 swings during batting practice.

Rory McIlroy stumbles at Honda Classic; Herman survives windy day

McIlroy managed to salvage a tough day by holing a 30-foot birdie putt and two-putting for birdie on the 18th hole for a 3-over 73. It was his highest score to par since he opened with a 3-over 74 at The Barclays seven months ago.

Florida Panthers add Jaromir Jagr for playoff run

Chasing a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Panthers acquired Jagr — who turned 43 earlier this month — for two draft picks.

Tarasenko comes into his own with Blues

Earlier this month, Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis Blues player in more than two decades to score 30 goals.

The 23-year-old Russian forward's skill is known across the league.

Adam Wainwright's trip to St. Louis for exam is precautionary

Wainwright said he first felt the injury in a Monday weight room session, but didn't think much of what he called the "twinge" he felt while putting a 45-pound weight back on the rack. Since then he's thrown pain free. The pain occurs when he runs or lunges.

Another injury for Rose hits Bulls hard

The injury only magnifies the doubts about whether Rose can lead a championship team, something that seemed like a distinct possibility a few years ago.

Cardinals send Wainwright to St. Louis for doctor's trip

Wainwright threw his first bullpen session of spring training on Friday. The team said discomfort in his abdomen had bothered him in other drills and when running.

St. Louis Blues fall to Montreal Canadiens 5-2

David Backes and T.J. Oshie scored for the Blues, who wrapped up a 1-3 homestand. St. Louis is among the Western Conference leaders with 78 points, but has surrendered the first goal in eight consecutive home games.

Kevin Garnett returns to Timberwolves

Garnett also said he's in this for the long haul and hopes to one day own the team that he put on the map.

Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon vows wrist will be ready for opening day

Manager Ned Yost said the four-time Gold Glove outfielder would be held out for the first week of spring training games.

 

Two members of Congress write Goodell about domestic violence

In a letter sent Tuesday to Goodell, Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, wrote: "We urge you to create accountability at all levels of the NFL, particularly among team owners, who have the most direct financial incentives to avoid long-term suspensions and quickly get players back on the field."

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