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  • Argentina cricket program targets slum poverty

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Children living in a slum in Argentina's capital are playing cricket as part of an initiative to help them escape poverty and crime. Villa 21-24 in Buenos Aires is a slum so dangerous that most outsiders don't dare enter. But the kids playing the ball-and-bat...

  • Nets owner looking to move company to Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian owner of the Brooklyn Nets says he is moving ahead with plans to transfer the NBA team's ownership company to Russia. Mikhail Prokhorov first announced last year that he wanted to shift control of the team to a Russian-based company after the Kremlin passed a law...

  • White House petition to make Opening Day a holiday hits 100K signatures

    A petition on the White House website calling for Major League Baseball's Opening Day to be declared a national holiday has passed the 100,000-signature threshold to earn a response.

  • Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 7-5, win both Down Under

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers felt right at home in their season-opening series Down Under. Yasiel Puig had three hits and two RBIs to back a scoreless outing by Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. Dee Gordon and Juan...

  • Obama's brackets may have violated ethics rules banning NCAA betting at work

    President Obama's NCAA bracket, distributed by the White House, and his comments to ESPN that he would buy the first lady some shoes if he won, may have crossed strict ethics lines barring federal workers from doing their own brackets while on duty.

  • Obama unveils Final Four picks, predicts Michigan State to win

    President Obama unveiled his Final Four picks for the men's NCAA College Basketball Championship to ESPN and predicted that Michigan State would top Louisville in the title game. In a yearly tradition for the basketball fan, Obama shared his Final Four predictions, rounded out by Florida and...

  • Shane Battier is latest Miami Heat player to pitch Obamacare

    The Miami Heat may not be a slam dunk for NBA champions this year, but there's no question about where they stand when it comes to Obamacare. Team forward Shane Battier is just the latest player to pitch in to help promote enrollment in the federal health care exchanges before the March 31...

  • With nod to March Madness, White House promotes Obamacare bracket

    The White House on Monday will release a “16 Sweetest Reasons to Get Covered” bracket, hoping to use March Madness to promote Obamacare two weeks before the deadline for Americans to obtain health insurance.

  • Pair of GOP senators want Russia kicked out of World Cups

    Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Dan Coats of Indiana have urged FIFA, international soccer's governing body, to suspend Russia's membership "in light of Russia's military occupation of a sovereign Ukraine."



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