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Zion in action as NCAA Tournament wraps up first round

Mar. 22, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

The spotlight of the NCAA Tournament shifts to Zion Williamson and No. 1 overall seed Duke. Along with the other 31 teams playing in first-round games Friday. But let's be real: After the way the projected top overall pick in the NBA draft played during the ACC Tournament, and the rest of the season for that...

5-0 Big Ten start yields rare 2nd-round matchup in NCAAs

Mar. 22, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

Already appearing drained by Michigan State's difficult victory over the upset seekers from Bradley , coach Tom Izzo winced a little more in his postgame interview on the court when the subject turned to the next opponent for the Spartans in the East Region. Sure, Minnesota is the No. 10 seed that had a losing...

NCAA women's tournament set to start with wide open field

Mar. 22, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's going to be tough to top last season's NCAA women's tournament after one of the most exciting Final Four in the sports' history. Yet if the regular season is any indication, this could be a wild three weeks. There were six upsets by double-digit seeds in the opening round last year....

Morant's triple-double leads Murray St upset over Marquette

Mar. 21, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The game was in hand for Murray State and sensational point guard Ja Morant, who dominated Marquette in every way. With a chance to make some NCAA Tournament history, Morant's coach told him to hit the boards and grab the rebound that would push him to an elusive triple-double....

No. 10 seed Florida stops Nevada comeback for 70-61 upset

Mar. 21, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Florida was cruising toward a surprisingly easy victory over Nevada in its opening NCAA Tournament game. Then Nevada furiously tried to stave off the upset with a frantic second-half push that fell just short. Florida nearly squandered a double-digit lead before finally stopping the...

Defending NCAA champ Villanova holds off Saint Mary's

Mar. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova got off to a slow start in defense of its NCAA championship against a determined, defensive-minded Saint Mary's team that came in confident after a season-defining win. But the Wildcats, a No. 6 seed in this NCAA Tournament after an up-and-down season, have one thing no...

FDU senior fashions a beautiful ending to a terrible game

Mar. 22, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nobody should ever say Nadi Beciri's biggest moment came in garbage time. For him, it was a bucket as beautiful as they come. A debilitating back injury at the beginning of the season kept the fifth-year senior for Fairleigh Dickinson on the sideline for 33 games, but he never stopped...

Magee sets record, Wofford tops Seton Hall for 1st NCAA win

Mar. 22, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — If you didn't know who Fletcher Magee was before, you should now. Magee set the Division I career record for 3-pointers, poured in 24 points and led seventh-seeded Wofford to an 84-68 victory over Seton Hall in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night. Magee hit...

Howard, Westbrook among growing trend of graduate transfers

Mar. 22, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Anriel Howard's relentless rebounding and scoring have helped Mississippi State remain among the nation's elite women's programs. Simone Westbrook's savvy, passing and shooting are a major reason Clemson has become one of this year's surprise teams. The two veterans, who will both...

Ichiro walks off into history in 'sayonara' at Tokyo Dome

Mar. 21, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — At times, it seemed as if he'd go on hitting forever. But on Thursday night, a player who defined baseball at its very best on two continents for a generation, took his final swing. The great Ichiro has said "sayonara." Now 45, Ichiro Suzuki left the Tokyo Dome field in the eighth inning,...

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Kalscheur, Gophers knock off Louisville 86-76

Mar. 22, 2019 4:14 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota found its elusive 3-point stroke just in time to give coach Richard Pitino the NCAA Tournament win he'd been seeking for years. The 10th-seeded Gophers won their first NCAA Tournament game in six seasons behind 24 points from freshman Gabe Kalscheur, who helped Minnesota...

Kings score 3 in third period, trip up Sharks 4-2

Mar. 22, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Ferrell spent the second period of the Kings' game against the San Jose Sharks as part of the local television broadcast in his "Anchorman" character, Ron Burgundy. The comedian, who often attends games, never got to call a goal for the home team. They more than made up for it as...

NCAA women's tournament set to start with wide open field

Mar. 22, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's going to be tough to top last season's NCAA women's tournament after one of the most exciting Final Four in the sports' history. Yet if the regular season is any indication, this could be a wild three weeks. There were six upsets by double-digit seeds in the opening round last year....

Zion in action as NCAA Tournament wraps up first round

Mar. 22, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

The spotlight of the NCAA Tournament shifts to Zion Williamson and No. 1 overall seed Duke. Along with the other 31 teams playing in first-round games Friday. But let's be real: After the way the projected top overall pick in the NBA draft played during the ACC Tournament, and the rest of the season for that...

Howard, Westbrook among growing trend of graduate transfers

Mar. 22, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Anriel Howard's relentless rebounding and scoring have helped Mississippi State remain among the nation's elite women's programs. Simone Westbrook's savvy, passing and shooting are a major reason Clemson has become one of this year's surprise teams. The two veterans, who will both...

FDU senior fashions a beautiful ending to a terrible game

Mar. 22, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nobody should ever say Nadi Beciri's biggest moment came in garbage time. For him, it was a bucket as beautiful as they come. A debilitating back injury at the beginning of the season kept the fifth-year senior for Fairleigh Dickinson on the sideline for 33 games, but he never stopped...

5-0 Big Ten start yields rare 2nd-round matchup in NCAAs

Mar. 22, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

Already appearing drained by Michigan State's difficult victory over the upset seekers from Bradley , coach Tom Izzo winced a little more in his postgame interview on the court when the subject turned to the next opponent for the Spartans in the East Region. Sure, Minnesota is the No. 10 seed that had a losing...

Agent Joe Linta representing QB son as draft approaches

Mar. 22, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

It didn't take long for TJ Linta to select an agent for a potential pro football career. "After an exhausting search, I finally settled on JLSPORTS," he says with a laugh. The agent there is one Joe Linta, TJ's father. And also his coach in high school. Joe Linta doesn't have a huge NFL clientele, but he's one of...

Ellington, Drummond lead Pistons past Suns, 118-98

Mar. 22, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Detroit Pistons turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and turned away the Phoenix Suns. Wayne Ellington scored 23 points and the Pistons made 17 3-pointers in a 118-98 victory on Thursday night. Detroit held the Suns to 38 second-half points and limited Suns star Devin...

Subban records first career shutout, Vegas tops Jets 5-0

Mar. 22, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre who? No, the Vegas Golden Knights won't have a goaltending controversy on their hands when Marc-Andre Fleury returns from a lower-body injury. But Malcolm Subban is certainly making the case he's more than capable of starting against any team, and in any arena. Subban stopped 20...