Houston to Hire Sampson as Men's Basketball Coach

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_50988e65a8.jpgScott Halleran/Getty Images (HOUSTON, Tex.) -- Kelvin Sampson won't have to travel very far for his new job. The current Houston Rocket assistant has been hired by the University of Houston as the school's new men's basketball coach. Sampson will be introduced by the school on Thursday afternoon. A 25-year veteran of collegiate coaching, Sampson made NCAA Tournament appearances with three different schools.

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Pirates Defeat Cubs in 16-Inning Marathon

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_4ee065c420.jpgJustin K. Aller/Getty Images (PITTSBURGH, Pa.) -- It took 16-innings and nearly six hours but the Pittsburgh Pirates were able to outlast the Chicago Cubs when Tony Sanchez hit a walk-off single for a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night. The 5 hour, 55 minute marathon was the longest game in Pittsburgh history by time.

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Pirates Win on Neil Walker's Walk-Off in the 10th

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_0d2be43466.jpgJustin K. Aller/Getty Images (PITTSBURGH) -- Neil Walker hit a walk-off home run off Carlos Villanueva in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 1-0 Opening Day win over the Chicago Cubs Monday. It was Walker's first career walk-off and the first for the Pirates on opening day since 1965.

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Mike Montgomery Retires

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_d64b74d084.jpgJeff Gross/Getty Images (BERKELEY, Calif.) -- California men's head basketball coach Mike Montgomery announced Monday he is retiring. Montgomery has spent the last six seasons in Berkeley leading the team to four NCAA tournament appearances. "I don't know what to say. I did my crying earlier," Montgomery said during news conference.

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Cruz Blasts O's Past Red Sox

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_e242a6b549.jpgRob Carr/Getty Images (BALTIMORE) -- Nelson Cruz made a good first impression in Baltimore. Cruz, who signed with the Orioles this offseason, hit a tiebreaking home run off Jon Lester in the seventh-inning to lead the Orioles to a 2-1 victory over the World Series Champion Red Sox Monday.

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