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Injured West Virginia star says he will play in Elite Eight

West Virginia guard De'Sean Butler says his injured right hand will not affect his play in the NCAA tournament's regional final.

Gilbert Arenas avoids jail time in sentencing

Gilbert Arenas was sentenced to 30 days in a halfway house on gun charges stemming from a locker-room confrontation with a teammate. He will not have to serve any jail time.

Astros ace Oswalt leaves start with hamstring strain

Astros ace Roy Oswalt left his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates after four innings because of a hamstring strain.

Cubs reveal starting rotation; Samardzija doesn't make it

Carlos Silva and Tom Gorzelanny beat out Jeff Samardzija and Sean Marshall for the Chicago Cubs' final two rotation spots in a spirited spring competition.

UN says Iraq election credible, blast follows

BAGHDAD - The top official for the United Nations in Iraq says the UN has determined Iraq's March 7 parliamentary elections were credible and called on all sides to accept the results.

Agent: Lions, 49ers, Bengals interested in Pacman

The agent for Adam "Pacman" Jones says several teams have expressed interest in the cornerback, but no signing is imminent. <

Schein says Haynesworth is clueless

According to Adam Schein, Albert Haynesworth is "clueless" and "his attitude stinks." Wow, how does he really feel?