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Vettel breaks Ferraris Formula One drought with win at Australian Grand Prix

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Vettel breaks Ferraris Formula One drought with win at Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Sebastian Vettel jumped onto the podium at the Australian Grand Prix and held up his right index finger, celebrating the end of Ferrari’s Formula One drought and a break in the Mercedes dominance.It was back to No. 1 for Ferrari, at least after one race to open the season.Ferrari hadn’t won an F1 GP…

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SC beats Baylor 70-50 to advance to Elite Eight

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SC beats Baylor 70-50 to advance to Elite Eight

Te east regional final is scheduled to tip off at 2:20 on Sunday. Scouting reports aren’t really necessary.Advertisement Such is life in NY these days for Thornwell, the breakout player of this NCAA Tournament, who in Sunday’s East region final will try to carry No. 7 seed SC past No. 4 seed Florida and into…

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Lethbridge Hurricanes quieted by Red Deer Rebels in series opener

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Lethbridge Hurricanes quieted by Red Deer Rebels in series opener

On a night where fans at the Enmax Centre were ready to explode, the Red Deer Rebels quieted the home-crowd with an excellent road performance. The Rebels scored four unanswered goals in the second and third periods to win 4-2 and take a 1-0 series lead.“We have a young team,” Rebels Head Coach Brent Sutter…

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Huskies stretch winning streak to 110 games

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Huskies stretch winning streak to 110 games

BRIDGEPORT, CONN.—That’s 110 in a row and counting for the Connecticut women’s basketball team.The Huskies, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, handled No. 4 UCLA 86-71, on Saturday afternoon in the Bridgeport Region’s round of 16 at Webster Bank Arena.The Huskies will carry the longest winning streak in college basketball history into…

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Lose-lose for Leafs in Buffalo: Feschuk

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Lose-lose for Leafs in Buffalo: Feschuk

BUFFALO—Asked a while back to explain his strategy for staying injury-free through the most demanding season of his career, Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen rapped his knuckles on a wooden locker stall.“Touch wood — there’s no secret formula,” Andersen said. “It’s not like if one day you forget to take your vitamins you’re going to get…

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Gonzaga answer doubters with win over Xavier

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SAN JOSE, CALIF.—The criticism dogged Gonzaga wherever it went, no matter how much it won.The Zags run up their record by beating up on teams in a weak conference, then always seemed to come up short as the calendar went deep into March. Few outside of Spokane believed the program Mark Few helped build from…

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Raptors clinch Eastern playoff spot with win over Mavs

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Raptors clinch Eastern playoff spot with win over Mavs

DALLAS—It was little more than a formality and not much more than a baby step, but at least it’s over and done with for the Toronto Raptors.A 94-86 victory here Saturday night — a wire-to-wire job that notched their fifth win in a row — was enough to officially clinch an Eastern Conference playoff spot.That…

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Calgary Flames beat Blues 3-2 thanks to Monahan goal in OT

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Calgary Flames beat Blues 3-2 thanks to Monahan goal in OT

Sean Monahan scored with 3 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Calgary Flames past the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday night.Troy Brouwer and Matt Bartkowski also scored for the Flames, who improved to 13-4 in overtime this season. Brian Elliott made 29 saves.Ivan Barbashev and Jaden Schwartz scored for the Blues and Jake Allen…

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Ducks stun Jayhawks for NCAA Final Four berth

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Ducks stun Jayhawks for NCAA Final Four berth

KANSAS CITY, MO.—Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks of Mississauga added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas’ romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in nearly 80 years.Dylan Ennis of Brampton added 12 points for the Ducks (33-5), who took…

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Andorra's soccer squad ends 11-year losing streak

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Andorra's soccer squad ends 11-year losing streak

Rarely has a scoreless stalemate in front of the home fans tasted so sweet.Eleven years of nothing but losing will do that to a team.Andorra’s home draw with fellow minnow Faroe Islands in Saturday’s World Cup soccer qualifier at Estadi Nacional ended its run of 58 competitive defeats. It was the first point in qualifying…

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