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Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg, left, a 2005 Hall of Fame inductee, and Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor, a 2004 Hall of Fame inductee, throw out the ceremonial first pitches together before a spring training baseball game between the Phillies and the Twins in Clearwater, Fla., Monday, March 23, 2015. It is the first time in Major League Baseball history two current Hall of Famers have managed a game against each other.

Hall of Famers Molitor, Sandberg manage against each other

Twins and Phillies square off in unique matchup

A Wilson A2000 glove and a Louisville slugger bat sit on the field prior to a spring training baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Chicago White Sox Monday, March 23, 2015, in Peoria, Ariz. Hillerich & Bradsby Co., the company that made bats for a who's who of baseball greats, including Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, announced a deal Monday to sell its Louisville Slugger brand to rival Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million.

Louisville Slugger maker announces deal to sell iconic brand

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. set to purchase Louisville Slugger brand for $70 million

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The NFL won’t blackout games this season

Team owners voted to suspend the league's blackout policy.

Workers add team names to a 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship bracket that is displayed on the side of the JW Marriott, Monday, March 16, 2015, in Indianapolis. The championship game will be played Monday, April 6, in Indianapolis.

NCAA Tournament ratings enjoy record opening weekend

The networks announced Monday that the weekend's third-round coverage of the NCAA Tournament across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV delivered a 7.3/16 overnight rating/share. That's a 7 percent increase from last year.

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the fifth inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. Davis, who became an instant celebrity in August when she became the first girl to win a Little League World Series game, is The Associated Press 2014 Female Athlete of the Year.

Mo’ne Davis: Reinstate baseball player after offensive tweet

Davis told ESPN on Monday she emailed Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania to request it reinstate first baseman Joey Casselberry.

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper, center, with his attorneys, Lisa Wayne, left, and Leonard Levine, right, appear in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, March 23, 2015. Sharper was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Monday immediately after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in Arizona, marking the first change of plea of the day for the former safety accused of drugging and assaulting women in four states.

Darren Sharper pleads no contest in Los Angeles rape case 

Sharper pleads guilty to sexual assault, no contest to rape charge

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Watch March Madness sportscasters imitate each other

These Marv Albert and Charles Barkley impressions are impressive.

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MLB Spring Training: Long deal for Marlins outfielder

Outfielder Christian Yelich has signed a seven-year contract extension said to be worth $49.5 million.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Monday, March 23.

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Ex-NFL player Sharper gets 9 years in Arizona sex assault

Former NFL All-Pro Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault.

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March Madness: How ‘sweet’ it is

It was a wild weekend of basketball, with the NCAA men's basketball tournament down to the "Sweet 16."

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Brad Keselowski holds off Harvick late, wins at Fontana

Brad Keselowski roared past Kurt Busch on the final lap and held off streaking Kevin Harvick to win at Fontana on Sunday, earning his first NASCAR victory of the season in a wild finish.

In this Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, photo, Duke's Jahlil Okafor reacts during an NCAA college basketball scrimmage at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. With a lineup stacked with four blue-chip freshmen talented enough to jump to the NBA after one year, these Blue Devils look an awful lot like some recent Kentucky teams.

Duke, Oklahoma, Wisconsin & Louisville secure Sweet 16 berths

Duke beat San Diego State and Oklahoma beat Dayton on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament, sending the Blue Devils and Sooners back to the Sweet 16.

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo, left, talks to referee Karl Hess during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Kansas won 61-56.

Michigan State, Wichita State & West Virginia beat higher seeds to advance to Sweet 16

Travis Trice scored 23 points, and Michigan State knocked second-seeded Virginia out of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, 60-54 on Sunday.

Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks during a news conference a an NCAA college basketball tournament in Louisville, Ky., Friday, March 20, 2015. Kentucky is to play Cincinnati in the Round of 32 on Saturday.

No. 1 Kentucky reaches Sweet 16, other favorites roll

Aaron Harrison scored 13 points, Trey Lyles added 11 with 11 rebounds and top-ranked Kentucky outworked eighth-seeded Cincinnati for a 64-51 victory Saturday to remain undefeated and reach the Sweet 16 for the second straight season.

A basketball with the NCAA logo goes in on a shot by Northeastern during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Northeastern plays Notre Dame in a second round game on Thursday.

No. 1 Villanova falls to No. 8 NC State on surprising Saturday

N.C. State is back in the Sweet 16, attacking one of the top teams in the nation for 40 minutes and stunning Villanova 71-68 on Saturday night.

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Two-time MVP Steve Nash announces retirement from NBA

The 41-year-old Canadian made the announcement Saturday in a letter on The Players' Tribune, a website where he is a senior producer.

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Orioles catcher Wieters could start season on disabled list

Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is "unlikely" to begin the season with the team, manager Buck Showalter said.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis.

Kershaw needs more dental work, is OK for opener

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw needs more dental work after getting hit in the face by a line drive, but still is set to start on opening day.

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WWU: Donigian and Milbrandt break records at Mt. SAC Relays

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Both set school and GNAC standards in 100 and 110 hurdles, respectively

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Washington soccer legend Kasey Keller headlines 2015 WIAA Hall of Fame class

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The nine inductees will be recognized throughout the year at various WIAA State Championships and will be honored with the Hall of Fame Class of 2016 at the induction ceremony in May of 2016.

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Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has bypass surgery

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FILE - This April 1, 2014, file photo shows former Los Angeles Lakers player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at an NBA basketball ball game in Los Angeles. Abdul-Jabbar is recovering after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. A hospital statement on Friday, April 17, 2015 says Abdul-Jabbar had the surgery on Thursday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The doctor who performed the surgery, says the 68-year-old former NBA and UCLA star is expected to make a full recovery.

Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is recovering after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery.

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Hawks F Sefolosha undergoes surgery for injured right leg

Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball players Thabo Sefolosha, center, and Pero Antic, back left, leave a courthouse in New York, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The players have been released after their arrest on charges they blocked officers from setting up a crime scene following the stabbing of Indiana Pacers' Chris Copeland.

Sefolosha will miss the playoffs, with an expected recovery period of about six months. The team hopes he'll be ready for the start of training camp next season.

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Beckenbauer: Bayern ‘far, far, far away’ from Euro title

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Beckenbauer captained West Germany to the 1974 World Cup title and coached his country to the 1990 championship.