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Will the Sweet 16 produce more upsets?
Back to the madness of March and the Sweet 16, starring Loyola-Chicago, Kansas State, Syracuse and whatever other underdog you might want to throw in there - maybe Florida State or Texas A&M....

Royal decree: LeBron scores 35, carries Cavs past Raptors
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The standings show the Eastern Conference's top team plays in Canada....

Howard has 32 points, 30 rebounds in Hornets' win over Nets
NEW YORK (AP) -- One of Dwight Howard's close friends wasn't too enthused with the center's effort at halftime. So, he sent him a text message to let him know....

Not everyone playing by the spirit of NBA tanking guideline
NEW YORK (AP) -- After 20 years in the NBA, Dirk Nowitzki can't be fooled....

Modern major league manager salesman as much as strategist
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Running a major league team for the first time in four seasons, 60-year-old Ron Gardenhire thought about all the data and video rammed into the microchip of his iPad, a slew of statistics his bosses hope transform defeats into triumphs....

AP Was There: Loyola-Chicago wins NCAA hoops title in 1963
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- With two wins built on last-moment heroics and a 98-year-old nun turned international celebrity, Loyola-Chicago is the Cinderella of the Sweet 16, back making a run for a championship 55 years after winning the NCAA Tournament....

Loyola's run shines light on barrier-breaking '63 title team
CHICAGO (AP) -- Under the bright lights of the popping flashbulbs, Jerry Harkness grasped the magnitude of the moment....

McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Mickelson lose early in Match Play
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Rory McIlroy put together another flawless back nine, running off five straight birdies....

NFL competition committee to recommend catch rule changes
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The NFL's catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee....

Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open to Osaka
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- The match ended with Serena Williams grinning at the net. She saved her worst shot for last, and after a rare first-round defeat she had to laugh....

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