Major league baseball’s 1st black Latino star Minoso dies

FILE - In a Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, former Negro Leaguer and Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso stands during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers, in Chicago. Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday, March 1, 2015. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 92. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox.

Johnson speeds to Atlanta Sprint Cup win

Jimmie Johnson (48) drives through Turn 4 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Hampton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Likely locking up a run at his record-tying seventh championship before it even turns to spring, Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Rockets blast past Cavs 105-103 in OT

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) shoots in front of Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 33 points for Houston and Cleveland star LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cavaliers on Sunday.

Poulter, Casey share lead a Honda Classic

Ian Poulter looks at his line on the second green during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ian Poulter lost command of the Honda Classic with two swings on consecutive tee shots in a wild final hour Sunday. He still had a share of the lead with Paul Casey heading into a sprint-to-the-finish at soggy PGA National.

Fenninger wins Alpine combined World Cup

Anna Fenninger, of Austria, competes during the first run of an alpine ski World Cup women's super-combined event, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)

BANSKO, Bulgaria (AP) — Anna Fenninger of Austria kept up the pressure on overall leader Tina Maze with victory in the women’s Alpine combined World Cup race in fog-hit Bansko on Sunday.

Jazz hold on for 82-75 win over Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks' Johnny O'Bryant (3) looks to pass as Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert, right, defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have been one of the NBA’s best defensive teams all season and entered Saturday night’s game against Utah holding opponents to 43.2 percent shooting — the third-best mark in the league.

Wild skate to 3-1 win over Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla, center, fights for control of the puck as Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk, left, and center Mikko Koivu, of Finalnd, defend in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — A night off? Devan Dubnyk doesn’t need one.

Spurs rout Suns 101-74

Phoenix Suns forward Brandan Wright (32) fouls San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

PHOENIX (AP) — San Antonio is finally going home, and with a lopsided victory. Phoenix forward Markieff Morris left the locker room grumbling about Suns fans.

Harrington takes lead at Honda Classic

Padraig Harrington, of Ireland, acknowledges the fans on the ninth hole during the second round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Padraig Harrington is a 36-hole leader on the PGA Tour for the first time in nearly five years and he knows he has a long way to go.

Rousey beats Zingano in 14 seconds at UFC 184

Ronda Rousey, celebrates after defeating Cat Zingano in a UFC 184 mixed martial arts bantamweight title bout, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. Rousey won after Zingano tapped out 14 seconds into the bout. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey has stopped every opponent she has faced in her meteoric mixed martial arts career, so a first-round victory is no shock for the UFC’s bantamweight champion.

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