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Purvis scores 28 to lead UConn to 81-73 upset of No. 21 SMU

By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rodney Purvis scored a career-high 28 points and UConn upset No. 21 SMU 81-73 on Sunday, knocking the Mustangs out of first place in the American Athletic Conference. Continue reading

Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan

By COLLEEN BARRY, AP Fashion Writer MILAN (AP) — Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. Continue reading

Phillies fall to college team in 1st spring training game

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Phillies starter Paul Clemens pitched two perfect innings, but Philadelphia lost to the University of Tampa 6-2 Sunday in the first spring training game for a major league team this year. Detroit and Miami play college teams Monday, then the regular slate of Grapefruit and Cactus League exhibitions begins Tuesday. Continue reading

Poulter builds 3-shot lead at Honda Classic

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ian Poulter played bogey-free in the rain-softened conditions of PGA National for a 4-under 66 to build a three-shot lead going into the final round of the Honda Classic. The third round was washed out Saturday because of nearly 5 inches of rain that toppled a few trees and flooded the bunkers. Continue reading

Estonians vote in parliamentary election amid security fears

By JARI TANNER, Associated Press TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Early results showed Estonia’s center-right ruling coalition leading Sunday in the country’s parliamentary election, which has been dominated by economic issues and security concerns due to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Polls had indicated a close race between Prime Minister Taavi Roivas’ Reform Party-led coalition and Edgar Savisaar’s Center Party, the main opposition party, which is favored by the country’s ethnic Russians. After polls had closed Sunday evening, results showed the Reform Party leading with 29 percent of the votes followed by the left-leaning Center Party with 21 percent of votes Continue reading

Seller’s market for NHL teams as trade deadline nears

By The Associated Press General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they’re valuable currency. Continue reading

Mijas fights dog-mess with DNA tests

Mijas council intends to use DNA tests to identify dogs whose owners leave their mess on the streets. Continue reading

AP Essay: ‘Jihadi John’ won’t have the same impact unmasked

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — As “Jihadi John,” he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate. Continue reading

Funeral set for four Missouri shooting victims as probe continues

By Kevin Murphy By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Funeral services for four of seven people slain last week in a small town in Missouri are scheduled for Thursday as authorities seek a motive in the killings Continue reading

House Speaker John Boehner: I like my job ‘most days’

WASHINGTON (AP) — We all have bad days at work. John Boehner, too. Continue reading