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I'm AP's assistant sports editor for sports in the eastern region, leading a team of a dozen reporters in 10 states. If it's got sports involved in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey or Massachusetts, I'm your dude.

Previous gigs with the AP include Hawaii, Las Vegas and Omaha, Neb. I started my career as an AP intern in ...

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Pac-12, SEC, ACC atop NFL draft among college conferences

pro32.ap.org — Home " Pac-12, SEC, ACC atop NFL draft among college conferences Marcus Mariota, left, former Oregon quarterback and overall No. 2 NFL football draft pick by the Tennessee Titans, answers questions during a news conference Friday, May 1, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. With Mariota are Titans general manager Ruston Webster, center, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt, right.

Draftees by conference: ACC, Pac-12 with 9 each in Round 1

pro32.ap.org — Home " Draftees by conference: ACC, Pac-12 with 9 each in Round 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round draft pick Jameis Winston, right, answers a question during a news conference Friday, May 1, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Winston, a former Florida State quarterback, was the first overall pick.

NSA revelations reframe digital life for some

news.yahoo.com — In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government probe. In California, a college student encrypts chats and emails, saying he's not planning anything sinister but shouldn't have to sweat snoopers.

Duke caps dominant ACC run

collegebasketball.ap.org — Home " Duke caps dominant ACC run Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski sits on the court during the second half of the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game against Wisconsin Monday, April 6, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Duke left no doubt-- this NCAA Tournament belonged to the ACC.

ACC, Big Ten split conference bragging rights, while SEC hinges on Kentucky

Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review

collegebasketball.ap.org — Think that last free throw was meaningless for Duke as it beat Utah in the Sweet 16? Thousands of gamblers in Las Vegas disagree. The free throw allowed the top-seeded Blue Devils to cover a 5-point spread on Friday night, topping the Utes by 6 at 63-57 and flipping wagers on a game many thought was already over.

Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review

wsoctv.com — By OSKAR GARCIA The Associated Press Think that last free throw was meaningless for Duke as it beat Utah in the Sweet 16? Thousands of gamblers in Las Vegas disagree. The free throw allowed the top-seeded Blue Devils to cover a 5-point spread on Friday night, topping the Utes by 6 at 63-57 and flipping wagers on a game many thought was already over.

Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review

wpxi.com — By OSKAR GARCIA The Associated Press Think that last free throw was meaningless for Duke as it beat Utah in the Sweet 16? Thousands of gamblers in Las Vegas disagree. The free throw allowed the top-seeded Blue Devils to cover a 5-point spread on Friday night, topping the Utes by 6 at 63-57 and flipping wagers on a game many thought was already over.

Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review

usnews.com — Duke's Justise Winslow (12) and Tyus Jones (5) react after a college basketball regional semifinal game against Utah in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Houston. Duke won 63-57. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Associated Press By OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press Think that last free throw was meaningless for Duke as it beat Utah in the Sweet 16?

Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review - The Monitor: College

themonitor.com — The free throw allowed the Blue Devils to cover a 5-point spread on Friday night, topping the Utes by 6 at 63-57 and flipping wagers on a game many thought was already over. Luckily for gamblers, it appears most were backing Duke, laying 5 points at Las Vegas sports books operated by Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International and the Wynn Las Vegas.
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