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Spartans rout Gophers to reach Sweet 16; 1st time since '15

Mar. 23, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan State doesn't just hope to get to the Sweet 16 each year. It expects it. The Spartans played with that attitude, and then some, rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night to advance to the regional semifinals for the first time...

NCAA Latest: Edwards sharp, defending champions on the ropes

Mar. 23, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 9:40 p.m. Carsen Edwards seems to have shot himself out of his slump. The Purdue star, who was 7 for 23 from the field Thursday, hit five of his nine first-half shots Saturday. He has 17 points, and the Boilermakers lead defending...

Michigan returning to Sweet 16 after toppling Florida 64-49

Mar. 23, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan's biggest concern against Florida was facing the Gators' lockdown defense. The solution? Beat Florida at its own game. Michigan is back in the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive year after pulling away for a 64-49 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday....

Louisville, Michigan expect tougher game after blowout wins

Mar. 23, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Top-seeded Louisville and No. 8 seed Michigan know things will be significantly tougher when the schools meet in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The question is whether the quick, opportunistic Cardinals or the longer, balanced Wolverines succeed as well as they did in...

Lions sign CB Rashaan Melvin

Mar. 23, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent cornerback Rashaan Melvin. The Lions announced the move Saturday. Melvin is entering his sixth NFL season. Melvin played for the Oakland Raiders in 2018, appearing in 14 games with seven starts. Prior to Oakland, he spent time with...

Colley's late layup lifts Spartans over Chippewas, 88-87

Mar. 23, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — When crunch time came Saturday against her alma mater, Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant trusted a Canadian import to help the Spartans survive and advance into the second round of the NCAA Chicago Regional. "We were looking for a bucket to win the game and coach trusted me to make...

5th ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

Mar. 22, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The last of five former members of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago has pleaded guilty to charges in a 2016 hazing incident. Benjamin Pettway of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. DuPage County Circuit Judge Brian...

Michigan deal bars LGBT discrimination in state adoptions

Mar. 22, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Faith-based adoption agencies that are paid by the state of Michigan will no longer be able to turn away LGBT couples or individuals because of religious objections under a legal settlement announced Friday. The agreement was reached between Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel's...

Healthy Killian Tillie makes Gonzaga tough to defend

Mar. 22, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie returned from a foot injury in January, only to injure it again. The Zags were a bit more aggressive with Tillie's rehab the second time around and it seems to have paid off. Playing fast and free, Tillie was superb in top-seeded Gonzaga's blowout win...

Ex-principal: Rights were violated when losing job over gift

Mar. 22, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

CASCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan school principal says his rights were violated when he was forced out of his job for giving a gift that he said was based on an inside joke to a woman who was leaving for another job. But the superintendent alleges the security guard who was given the wooden...