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By Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press DES MOINES, Iowa — John Beilein came to Michigan in 2007 just hoping to get the school's name called on Selection Sunday. Nearly 12 years later, he's blitzed by that goal — and just about everything else. No. 2 Michigan got 19 points from Jordan Poole and clamped down on No. 10 Florida for a 64-49 win Saturday at Wells Fargo…

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By Peter Grathoff, Kansas City Star The NFL confirmed to The Star that it is looking into a report that a laser beam was directed at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Video from KMBC-TV shows a green light shone on Brady during the fourth quarter of the game, which New England won 37-31 in overtime at Arrowhead Stadium.…

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C.J. Massinburg scored 35 of his 43 points in the second half and overtime as the University at Buffalo men's basketball team upended No. 13 West Virginia, 99-94, late Friday night in Morgantown. It was the first true road win against a ranked team in UB basketball history. Massinburg's 43 points set the school record for points in a road ga…

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A St. Louis jury has awarded former Bills running back Reggie Bush $12.45 million in his lawsuit against the Los Angeles Rams, who were formerly the St. Louis Rams. Bush suffered a severe knee injury in a game at the Edward Jones Dome in 2015 and the jury found the Rams 100 percent liable. "I'm very happy with the verdict," Bush told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after…

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Chad Kelly is not a rookie but he is making in impression at the Denver Broncos' rookie minicamp this weekend. Kelly, a nephew of Bills legend Jim Kelly and a product of St. Joseph's, was on injured reserve for his rookie season with a wrist injury suffered before the draft. The injury led him to slip in the draft and he was chosen with the last pick. A year later, h…

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is more likely to continue his football career than retire at 28 years old, ESPN reported Sunday citing sources close to him. Gronkowski still hasn't made a decision, but the sources say that he is "pretty certain" to return as long as quarterback Tom Brady remains with the team. While that can be construed as a positive,…

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SAN ANTONIO – Michigan  basketball ran into the national darling and a brutal shooting slump Saturday in Texas. But as this team has done all year long, the Wolverines found a way. And Monday night at the Alamodome, Michigan will play for a national championship. The Wolverines overcame a horrid first-half shooting performance, received 24 points and 14 rebounds f…

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Quarterbacks Josh Rosen and Mason Rudolph share more in common than their position or the fact that each drew representatives of all 32 NFL teams to their respective Pro Day workouts Thursday. Each is also attempting to create enough buzz to pass rivals, with Rosen currently second in NFLDraftScout.com's QB rankings behind cross-town competitor Sam Darnold from Southern…

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Former Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin agreed to a three-year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed by the 49ers, but multiple outlets reported that the contract is worth $20.3 million and includes $10 million guaranteed. "From the minute Marquise joined our team, he has shown us everythi…

Sports

Here are 15 Americans with medal hopes or riveting stories to keep tabs on during the Pyeongchang Games: Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine skiing: At 18, Shiffrin became the youngest skier to win gold in the slalom at the 2014 Games. At 22, she will try to become the first skier, male or female, to repeat as Olympic slalom champion. Shiffrin is the best skier in the world. She h…

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Shane Matthews, who spent part of the 2004 season as the Bills quarterback, has been sentenced to three months in prison and must pay $440,000 for his minor role in a health care fraud conspiracy set up by a former University of Florida teammate. Matthews pleaded guilty in August to one count of causing a drug to be misbranded, according to the Florida Times Union. F…

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Former TCU wide receiver and Bills draft pick Kolby Listenbee has filed a lawsuit in Dallas County state district court against TCU coach Gary Patterson, the university and the Big 12 Conference, alleging a pattern of abuse and harassment. Listenbee was injured during a touchdown reception against SMU during his senior season in 2015. He alleges that Patterson, former o…

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was cleared from concussion protocol 11 days after the jarring hit from Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church put the New England All-Pro’s status in doubt for Super Bowl LII. Clearing concussion protocol, which requires clearance from an independent neurologist, all but guarantees Gronkowski will play Sunday. He i…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Nick Shimonek threw a touchdown to Steven Dunbar and the West defeated the East, 14-10, in the annual East-West Shrine Game on Saturday at Tropicana Field. The Texas Tech quarterback completed 12 of 18 passes for 108 yards to lead the West. Colorado’s Phillip Lindsay was the game’s leading rusher with 51 yards on 12 carries. Dunbar, a wide rece…

Nation and World

LONDON — A van driving at high speed mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge Saturday night before the occupants got out and began stabbing patrons at nearby bars and restaurants, witnesses said in an attack that police described as the latest in a string of deadly terrorist strikes to hit Britain this spring. British police say six people were killed, and at least 20 o…