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Trump turns down offer to throw ceremonial first pitch for the Nationals

Reports that President Trump might throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Washington Nationals on Opening Day turned out to be fake news.

Actually, a report Tuesday from Politico that the Nationals offered the president that opportunity appears to have been true.

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Auburn softball player Haley Fagan goes after Florida Coach Tim Walton following shove in handshake line

Auburn shortstop Haley Fagan had to be restrained by teammates after getting pushed by Florida Coach Tim Walton during postgame handshakes Monday.

Following her team’s 1-0 victory over the Gators, Fagan was participating in the traditional handshake line with the opposing squad but lowered her hand when she reached Walton.

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft: Tom Brady wants 'to play six to seven more years'

Tom Brady can do anything.

Those of us who have been paying attention for the better part of two decades now know this. The New England Patriots quarterback is pretty much unstoppable and only seems to be getting better with age, as the 39-year-old player most recently showed by leading his team to the most dramatic comeback in Super Bowl history earlier this year.

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Luke Maye gets a standing ovation at his 8 a.m. class the day after putting Tar Heels into Final Four

Luke Maye’s Monday morning started like this:

The North Carolina backup forward received a standing ovation at his 8 a.m. class in Chapel Hill. That’s because he did this Sunday evening in Memphis:

Maye made a shot with three-tenths of a second remaining for a 75-73 victory over Kentucky to send the Tar Heels back to NCAA tournament’s Final Four for the second straight year.

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NCAA women's tournament: Stanford erases 16-point deficit to beat Notre Dame

Alanna Smith’s layup with 23 seconds left capped Stanford’s rally from a 16-point deficit in the second half, Erica McCall blocked a last-second shot and the Cardinal beat top-seeded Notre Dame, 76-75, Sunday to reach its first Final Four since 2014.

Brittany McPhee scored 27 points to help the second-seeded Cardinal (32-5) win their eighth game in a row.

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Jimmie Johnson can't quite pull off another comeback

This time there would not be another hard-charging comeback by Jimmie Johnson.

Johnson, the record six-time winner at Auto Club Speedway and defending winner of the Auto Club 400, had to start near the rear of the 39-car field Sunday after he failed to qualify because he crashed his practice car.

Johnson climbed back to about mid-field but not much higher in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

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