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Referee's suit against Kentucky radio network dismissed

Mar. 21, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Kentucky has dismissed a college basketball referee's lawsuit against a radio network, saying the station's criticism is protected by the First Amendment. Veteran official John Higgins sued Kentucky Sports Radio, host Matt Jones and editor Drew Franklin, saying their...

No. 1 seed Louisville begins NCAAs minus coach Jeff Walz

Mar. 21, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jeff Walz doesn't know yet where he'll watch Louisville's NCAA Tournament opener against Robert Morris. The Cardinals coach, who is suspended for the game, hints at being close enough to quickly rejoin his top-seeded team if it gets past the 16th-seeded Colonials on Friday. He didn't...

Court reverses nearly $1.5M oil spill award to ex-NBA star

Mar. 21, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NBA star David West is not entitled to a nearly $1.5 million award stemming from BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court has ruled. Court records show West submitted a claim under the terms of a settlement BP entered after the spill to avoid prolonged...

Busted: NCAA bracket filled with tales of transgression

Mar. 21, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The NCAA Selection Committee has spoken, seeding 64 teams for the tournament that starts Thursday. What if the Committee on Infractions had a say, too? Records would still matter — but not the sort compiled during the regular season. Rap sheets, academic fraud, bad...

Syracuse suspends Frank Howard on eve of NCAA Tournament

Mar. 20, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Syracuse senior guard Frank Howard is out "for an indefinite period of time" for violating school policy. The school announced Howard's suspension on Wednesday, the eve of the Orange's NCAA Tournament game against Baylor. The 6-foot-5 Howard lit up social media during the ACC...

Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

Mar. 20, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, fans and players seethed. Whereas...

Pulisic wants opponents to fear US, knows it will take time

Mar. 20, 2019 3:23 AM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team, a red-white-and-blue power that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players on the eve of facing Brazil or Germany. "I want them to fear them like a big team," he said Tuesday, quickly...

Manziel confident as he begins his latest football comeback

Mar. 19, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Manziel says he remains confident in his ability to play football "at any level" as the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner attempts another comeback, this time with the Alliance of American Football's Memphis Express. An introductory news conference was held Tuesday in Memphis for...

MLB managers want limits, not bans, on clubhouse video games

Mar. 19, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Montoyo thought he would be taking a hard line against video games in his first year as Toronto Blue Jays manager. Before he could put his foot down on Fortnite, the players took it upon themselves to govern their gaming. "We're going to play less, I know that," Montoyo said....

NCAA can't keep tournament games away from legal gambling

Mar. 19, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing college sports remains opposed to gambling on its events. But it's not denying reality, either. The NCAA had a longtime ban on bringing...