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DALLAS -- A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Cowboys will release quarterback Tony Romo when the NFL year opens on Thursday. Romo will leave the Cowboys as the franchise leader in yards passing and touchdowns after losing the starting job to rookie Dak Prescott. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 130 words. Developing.


Buyers, beware. With the market about to open for 2017, there's naturally a list beginning with Houston quarterback Brock Osweiler of big-money signees in 2016 who didn't play up to the contract and need a bounce back this season. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.


NEW YORK -- No. 14 Duke faces Clemson in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. The fifth-seeded Blue Devils won a two-point game against the 12th-seeded Tigers during the regular season. By College Sports Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started 2:30 p.m.


PRINCETON, N.J. -- In any other year, Princeton would automatically be heading to the NCAA Tournament after going undefeated in the Ivy League. This year is different. The Ivy has become the nation's final league to employ a conference tournament to decide its automatic qualifier, so Princeton still needs two wins in Philadelphia this weekend to reach the NCAAs. SENT: 630 words, photo.



Colin Kaepernick is looking for work, after a season far more memorable for what he did before the games than anything he did while actually on the field. Megan Rapinoe also wants her job back on the U.S. national women's soccer team. Neither will be taking a knee during national anthems, something the cynical among us might think is related. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. UPCOMING: 700 words by 7 p.m.


-- FBN--GIANTS-MARSHALL -- Giants sign WR Brandon Marshall to 2-year contract. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

-- FBN--BILLS-TAYLOR -- Bills sticking with QB Tyrod Taylor after reworking contract. By John Wawrow. SENT: 130 words. Developing.



NEW YORK -- No. 21 Virginia faces Pitt in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. The Cavaliers routed the Panthers in the regular-season finale, but Pitt bounced back to beat Georgia Tech in the opening round of the conference tournament. By College Sports Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts about 9:30 p.m.

-- Coverage of the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC, Big East tournaments.


LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Top-seeded Bucknell plays Lehigh in the Patriot League Tournament championship game, with the winner getting an automatic birth to the NCAA Tournament. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas suspends star freshman Josh Jackson for the Big 12 Tournament after he backed into a parked car last month and fled the scene, the latest in a string of legal troubles for the top-ranked Jayhawks. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 520 words, photos. Will be updated after practice at 4:45 p.m.


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois hasn't qualified for the NCAA Tournament since 2012-2013 season, John Groce's first year as coach. It's been a painful streak for Malcolm Hill and the rest of the Illini seniors, who will face Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.


RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond's versatile forward T.J. Cline is the newly minted Atlantic 10 player of the year, but the 6-foot-9 son of Nancy Lieberman would trade the honor for a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Cline probably needs to lead the third-seeded Spiders to the conference tournament title to make that happen. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wake Forest star Tim Duncan, Gonzaga's John Stockton and Duke standout Jay Williams headline the seven-member class that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame later this year. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 550 words, photos.



TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, who was sent home from the NFL combine after an incident with a hospital official, is among the prospects expected to attend the team's pro day. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.


NORMAN, Okla. -- Former Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, who was not invited to the NFL combine, is expected to perform at Oklahoma's pro day. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos by 4 p.m.



PEORIA, Ariz. -- Some viewed young outfielder Mitch Haniger as a throw-in prospect in the offseason deal that got the Seattle Mariners a top-notch shortstop. The Mariners never felt that way. Not only did they want Jean Segura in their lineup, they expect Haniger to be their starting right fielder after only 34 major league games. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.


JUPITER, FLa. -- Michael Wacha hasn't allowed an earned run this spring in either of his first two outings and will try to continue the trend against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals. With Alex Reyes out for the season following Tommy John surgery, the Cardinals need a healthy Wacha to round out their rotation. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.


TAMPA, Fla. -- Freddie Freeman is playing in the World Baseball Classic for Canada to honor his mother who died when he was 10. The Atlanta Braves slugger isn't sure what his emotions will be like Thursday in the opener against defending champion Dominican Republic. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.


-- BBN--METS-TEBOW'S DEBUT -- Tim Tebow fans, grounds into double play in 1st game for Mets. SENT: 150 words.

-- BBI--DOMINICAN ENERGY -- Manager Tony Pena wants Dominicans to ride lively spirit in WBC defense. By Jake Seiner. SENT: 440 words, photos.

-- BBO--SPRING TRAINING RDP -- Roundup of games in Cactus, Grapfruit leagues. UPCOMING: 1,100 words by 8 p.m.



OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors, missing injured star Kevin Durant, play their only home game in two weeks when they host the Boston Celtics. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 10:30 p.m.


New Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is not the first to give up agent life for the challenge of an NBA front office. Those who preceded him on such a path, however, would caution that it's not always the easiest transition. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 730 words, photo.


-- BKN--CAVALIERS-BOGUT -- Cavaliers center Andrew Bogut done for season with broken leg. By Tom Withers: SENT: 280 words, photos.



After the opening weekend of Major League Soccer, it looks as though Atlanta is doing everything right. Now all the team needs a first victory. It could come Sunday against the league's other expansion team. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 8 p.m.


BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona hosts Paris Saint-Germain looking to reverse a 4-0 first-leg loss in the Round of 16 of the Champions League. By Joseph Wilson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts 2:45 p.m.


-- SOC--DORTMUND-BENFICA. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts 2:45 p.m.



BOCA RATON, Fla. -- NHL general managers discuss changing the schedule for bye weeks next season and get a no-update update on Olympic participation from league officials. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m.



PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Henrik Stenson thinks he is off to a good start this year, but it feels like a false start. It's been more than a month since he played a full round of competition. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.


-- TEN--INDIAN WELLS -- Olympic champion Monica Puig of Puerto Rico and young Americans CiCi Bellis, Madison Brengle, Nicole Gibbs and Christina McHale play opening matches in the BNP Paribas Open. UPCOMING: 500 words by 10 p.m.

-- IDITAROD -- Veteran leads Iditarod as mushers jockey for lead. SENT: 130 words.





Tuesday's Time Schedule (EST)


Chicago at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Brooklyn at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Detroit at Indiana, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

New York at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Toronto at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Utah at Houston, 8 p.m.

Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Washington at Denver, 9 p.m.

Boston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.


Detroit at Boston, 8 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Ottawa at Dallas, 8 p.m.

College Basketball (Top 25)


No. 14 Duke vs. Clemson at the Barclays Center, 2:30 p.m.

No. 21 Virginia vs. Pittsburgh at the Barclays Center, 9:30 p.m.

Exhibition Baseball

Canada vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Dominican Republic vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (ss) vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Philadelphia vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Toronto vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Washington vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Boston vs. N.Y. Mets (ss) at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m.

Italy vs. Oakland (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers vs. Milwaukee (ss) at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m.

Milwaukee (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

Puerto Rico (ss) vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

Venezuela (ss) vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

Mexico (ss) vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.

Columbia (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 6:35 p.m.

United States (ss) vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m.

Cleveland vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 9:10 p.m.