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Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman throws during a spring training baseball workout Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Ryan Zimmerman fielding advice from all circles

- The Washington Times

A down season last year — the fourth consecutive with a decline at the plate — has the Nationals’ first baseman being advised by his manager and last year’s second-place finisher in MVP voting.

Maryland's Melo Trimble, left, and Wisconsin's Zak Showalter (3) go after the during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Melo Trimble named Big Ten Player of the Week

The Big Ten announced that Maryland junior guard Melo Trimble was named the Big Ten’s Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career and second time this season.

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty, left, and running back LeGarrette Blount hold a Super Bowl trophy during a rally in Boston to celebrate their win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. McCourty and Blount are among a half-dozen players that have turned down an expected invitation to the White House. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) **FILE**

White House visit snubs nothing new by pro athletes

- Associated Press

While presidents have been snubbed before, six players from the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots took it to another level by preemptively turning down an expected invitation from President Trump. Rest assured, they won’t be the last to mix sports and politics.

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Hervey, UTA beat Georgia Southern for 7th straight win

Associated Press

Kevin Hervey tied a career high with five 3-pointers and had his 11th double-double of the season, Jorge Bilbao scored 16 points with eight boards and Texas-Arlington used a late run to pull away for an 81-71 win over Georgia Southern on Monday night.

Florida State guard Dwayne Bacon Jr. dunks in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Boston College in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Bacon leads No. 19 Florida State to rout of Boston College

- Associated Press

Dwayne Bacon had 16 points and 13 Florida State players had at least four points, helping the 19th-ranked Seminoles bounce back from two straight losses with a 104-72 victory over Boston College on Monday night.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw stretches during spring training baseball in Glendale, Ariz. Kershaw will make his seventh straight opening-day start for the Dodgers, tying Don Sutton's franchise record, manager Dave Roberts said Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The Dodgers open the season April 3 at home against the San Diego Padres. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Going deep: Dodgers add Gutierrez to already loaded roster

- Associated Press

Although Franklin Gutierrez officially joined the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday afternoon, the veteran outfielder had already been working out at their spring training complex for two days.

White Sox seek solutions for outfield vacancies

- Associated Press

With two spots in their outfield vacated, the Chicago White Sox are hoping a familiar face can fill one, and that someone emerges from a crowded Camelback Ranch camp to fill the other.