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MLB average salary on track for 2nd straight drop

The 872 players on rosters and injured lists on Monday evening averaged $4.36 million, down from $4.41 million at the start of last season and $4.45 million on Opening Day in 2017, according to AP studies. ... Continue Reading

D-backs' Souza injures knee crossing home plate

Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Steven Souza Jr. injured his left knee when he slipped on home plate while scoring a run during an exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox. ... Continue Reading

NBA community sends support to Nurkic after leg injury

NBA players took to social media to send support to Jusuf Nurkic. ... Continue Reading

Blazers' Nurkic suffers compound leg fractures

Portland center Jusuf Nurkic was carted off and later hospitalized after going down with compound fractures to the tibia and fibula of his lower left leg in the second overtime of a win over Brooklyn. ... Continue Reading

UFC's McGregor says in tweet that he's retiring

UFC star Conor McGregor tweeted that he is retiring from mixed martial arts, saying he wishes "all my old colleagues well going forward in competition." ... Continue Reading

Booker hits array of milestones with 59 in defeat

Devin Booker scored 59 points in the Suns' 125-92 loss at Utah to become the first player in NBA history to score 50 in a game in which his team lost by 30 or more. ... Continue Reading

Gobert sets single-season dunk record with 270th

Rudy Gobert scored a season-high 27 points and set the NBA single-season dunk record to fuel the Utah Jazz to a 125-92 victory Monday night over the Phoenix Suns, who got 59 points from Devin Booker. ... Continue Reading

Best of Monday's action: Underdogs make a statement

From a pair of 6-seeds winning true road games to Notre Dame's returning to the Sweet 16, we look at the best of Monday's second-round games. ... Continue Reading

Women to close out WrestleMania for first time

For the first time in the 35-year history of WrestleMania, WWE's biggest annual pay-per-view, a women's match will close out the show as the main event. ... Continue Reading

Ranking the Sweet 16 teams by tradition

Sixteen programs remain in the 2019 NCAA tournament. Not all 16 fan bases have equal expectations for what happens next. ... Continue Reading

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