Vontaze Burfict joins former rival Antonio Brown with Oakland Raiders

March 19 (UPI) — Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict signed with the Oakland Raiders, the team announced Tuesday. Sources told the NFL Network that Burfict inked a one-year contract worth about $5 million, including incentives. Burfict visited the Raiders earlier on Tuesday, one day after the Bengals cut the Pro Bowl linebacker. He spent seven seasons with Cincinnati, highlighted ...

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Watch: Clippers' Lou Williams drills deep game-winning trey vs. Nets

March 18 (UPI) — Los Angeles Clippers sharpshooter Lou Williams hit a deep game-winning 3-pointer, beating the Brooklyn Nets at the buzzer Sunday in Los Angeles. The shot was the first game-winning buzzer-beater of Williams’ 14-year career and lifted the Clippers to a 119-116 victory at Staples Center. “I get made fun of that I don’t know how to celebrate,” ...

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Santa Anita, horsemen reach pact on phasing out race-day medication

March 16 (UPI) — Santa Anita officials and horse owners have announced an agreement on details of plans to phase out race-day medication for horses at two California tracks and to implement other safety-related measures. The agreement follows 22 fatal horse breakdowns during the current meeting at Santa Anita and an earlier, unilateral, announcement by Belinda Stronach, president and chairman ...

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Duke forward Zion Williamson to return from injury vs. Syracuse

March 14 (UPI) — Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson will be back on the court for the first time in nearly a month, the school announced Thursday, cleared to play against Syracuse in the ACC tournament quarterfinals. Williamson has missed time after suffering a knee sprain Feb. 20, just 33 seconds into Duke’s huge matchup with North Carolina. The ...

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