Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Yankees 3, Astros 0

Yankees 3, Astros 0

NEW YORK — Brandon McCarthy pitched a four-hitter and the Yankees, trying to claw closer in the American League wild card chase, avoided a three-game sweep. McCarthy improved to 5-2 with a 1.90 ERA in eight starts since the Yankees got him from the Diamondbacks in an early July trade. His first outing for New York came a day after Masahiro Tanaka, off to an All-Star start as a major league rookie, pitched his last game before an elbow tear put him on the disabled list. "He's been really, really good," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. McCarthy outpitched Dallas Keuchel as both threw complete games without a walk. The game took only 2 hours, 7 minutes.

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Boys basketball: Tampa Bay Tech knocks out Countryside

CLEARWATER — Jamarcus Robertson scored 27 points to lead Tampa Bay Tech to a 89-80 road victory against Countryside in a Class 8A boys basketball region quarterfinal Thursday.Tampa Bay Tech (22-10) will play St. Petersburg on Tuesday....
Updated: 7 minutes ago

Boys basketball: Tampa Catholic gets high praise from opponent

TAMPA — Even though the Tampa Catholic team he coached against last year fell one win short of a state title and included the all-time Hillsborough County leading scorer in Kevin Knox, Community School of Naples coach Greg Donahue said before t...
Updated: 12 minutes ago
Lightning escapes for 4-3 win in Ottawa

Lightning escapes for 4-3 win in Ottawa

OTTAWA – The Lightning was encouraged it escaped Ottawa with a 4-3 win over the Senators Thursday night.But it was really disappointed how it had to "hold on to dear life," as defenseman Victor Hedman put it, after taking a three-goal, third pe...
Updated: 13 minutes ago

Boys basketball: It’s all Ridgewood after halftime

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Updated: 23 minutes ago

Boys basketball: Gibbs just a step behind Mariner

ST. PETERSBURG — Maybe just one more game would have made a difference.Returning for Thursday's Class 6A region opener, Gibbs guard David Pierce exhibited quick hands and physical play against a taller, athletic Cape Coral Mariner squad. But th...
Updated: 28 minutes ago

Boys basketball: Nature Coast holds off Zephyrhills

BROOKSVILLE — In a game that saw multiple momentum changes and very few whistles, a frantic finished featured plenty of both.Upset-minded Zephyrhills took the lead with 13 seconds left on Cartrell Strong's first basket of the game, only for a q...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Winter Olympics: Russian curler loses medal over doping

Winter Olympics: Russian curler loses medal over doping

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his bronze medal after admitting to a doping violation at the Olympics. Krushelnitsky tested positive for meldonium, which is believed to help blood circulation, aft...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Boys basketball: Jesuit ekes out win

TAMPA — The Jesuit boys basketball team could be forgiven for looking past Lake Wales. The Highlanders entered the Class 6A region quarterfinal with a 13-12 record, while the Tigers had their sights on another squad — Sarasota B...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Boys basketball: Alonso stymied in region opener

TAMPA — Alonso made history this year. Orlando Dr. Phillips had history on its side, too.The Ravens, who won their first district championship, had their dream season end Thursday in a 68-45 defeat to the Panthers in a Class 9A region quarterfi...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Winter Olympics: U.S. men on verge of first curling gold

Winter Olympics: U.S. men on verge of first curling gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — After he had a disastrous showing at the 2014 Olympics, John Shuster received an email that informed him that he had been dropped from the USA Curling’s high-performance program. In fairness, his play had been poor at the Gam...
Updated: 1 hour ago