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FIFA proposes new 6-team playoff ahead of 2026 World Cup
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA wants to hold a new six-team playoff round in the 2026 World Cup host country to complete the expanded 48-team tournament lineup....

Frank Mason of Kansas, Gonzaga's Mark Few win AP awards
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- No piece of hardware could take Frank Mason III's mind off what could have been....

The Latest: NCAA will review NC rollback of 'bathroom bill'
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Latest on preparations for the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local):...

North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill' despite criticism
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments....

North Carolina hopes 'bathroom bill' deal saves NCAA events
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Basketball-mad North Carolina is hoping its move to roll back its "bathroom bill" will help it avoid another costly hit when the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports....

US women on ice after possible world championship boycott
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) -- Meghan Duggan and her U.S. hockey teammates were on the ice practicing, just where they wanted to be, two days after agreeing to a deal that avoided a boycott - and a little more than 24 hours before playing rival Canada in the world championship opener for both teams....

Emmert: NCAA will decide next week whether to return to NC
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association's board of governors will decide by next week whether the repeal of North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill" is enough to bring March Madness and other championship sporting events back to the state....

Plum and Auriemma are AP Player and Coach of Year
DALLAS (AP) -- Kelsey Plum had a historic season for Washington while Geno Auriemma did one of his best coaching jobs at UConn....

ACC rules The Associated Press all-time poll
The Atlantic Coast Conference is the king of The Associated Press all-time Top 100....

Postseason success for Kentucky, UNC back AP Top 100 perches
PHOENIX (AP) -- The top of The Associated Press Top 100 all-time college basketball ranking is filled with blueblood programs that followed those strong regular seasons with runs to the Final Four or even a national championship....

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