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TIPPING OFF: Wofford, Murray State aim for big March moment

Mar. 23, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first teams will earn their spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 on Saturday — and the upstarts are right there near the front of the line. There are eight double-digit seeds left in the field of 32 entering the second round, three of those coming from outside the power...

Odd surprise, lots of top NBA talent left in NCAA Tournament

Mar. 23, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It shouldn't come as a surprise that this spring's NBA draft will feature lots of good players from lots of good college teams. Or maybe it should. As the numbers from recent seasons show, the path to the upper reaches of the NBA lottery does not always intersect with the road to the...

TIPPING OFF: Tight games, near upsets mark women's tourney

Mar. 23, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was some opening day for the women's NCAA Tournament. Two games went to overtime — which is one more than the first round last year — while many others came down to the final minute. Missouri edged Drake in OT as did Marquette over Rice. The Golden Eagles rallied from a...

Massive growth spurt keyed Clarke's rise at Gonzaga

Mar. 23, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Summers meant shopping for new clothes and shoes during Brandon Clarke's high school years. Now a 6-foot-8 shot-blocking force for top-seeded Gonzaga, Clarke went through a growth spurt over a four-year period that had his parents blowing through money for new duds and kicks. "I...

Duke's Zion Show has successful NCAA Tournament debut

Mar. 23, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Everything was set for Zion Williamson's starring turn on the biggest stage in college basketball. The Duke megastar made his NCAA Tournament debut some 90 miles away from his high school, in front of what was essentially a hometown crowd, with a CBS camera dedicated to his every...

No. 1 Virginia avoids 2nd straight huge NCAA tourney upset

Mar. 22, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This time, Virginia was not one-and-done against a 16 seed. It looked possible, at least through the first half, as the Cavaliers were tested in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Down 14 points in the first half Friday against Gardner-Webb, another early exit was quite...

No. 13 seed UC Irvine upsets Kansas State 70-64

Mar. 22, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to college basketball in California, UC Irvine is low on the totem pole. Now the program that sometimes feels like a little brother to Pac-12 powers like UCLA and USC is the only school from the state still standing in the NCAA Tournament after pulling off a stunner ....

Liberty upsets Mississippi St 80-76 for 1st NCAA tourney win

Mar. 23, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Down by 10 points with less than seven minutes to play against a more accomplished opponent, Liberty didn't give in a bit. Instead, the Flames just kept getting the ball to Caleb Homesley. Homesley scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half, and Lovell Cabbil hit a go-ahead...

Ohio State upsets Iowa State in NCAAs as Wesson scores 21

Mar. 23, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ohio State went from barely making the NCAA Tournament to a spot in the second round. Kaleb Wesson had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the 11th-seeded Buckeyes to a 62-59 upset of sixth-seeded Iowa State in the Midwest Region on Friday night. "You could say it validates the...

Chen produces spectacular free skate to win gold at worlds

Mar. 23, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen produced a spectacular free skate on Saturday to win the gold medal at the figure skating world championships. First after the short program, the 19-year-old Chen made no mistakes and landed four quadruple jumps to finish with 323.42 points. Chen opened...

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Show focused on black fans, athletes finds SiriusXM home

Mar. 23, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When Larry Robinson and Howard Robertson created a pilot for their sports talk radio program "R&R on Sports" in 2013, something was missing from the marketplace. "At the time, there were no national syndicated sports radio shows with two African-American male hosts," Robinson...

Chen produces spectacular free skate to win gold at worlds

Mar. 23, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen produced a spectacular free skate on Saturday to win the gold medal at the figure skating world championships. First after the short program, the 19-year-old Chen made no mistakes and landed four quadruple jumps to finish with 323.42 points. Chen opened...

Chief Wahoo protest will go on despite removal from jerseys

Mar. 23, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Opponents of the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo logo are planning to demonstrate before the club's home opener even though team has dropped the mascot from their caps and jerseys. Organizers of the protest say they still want the team to change its name. That's why they'll be outside...

Spring's sweet arrival: New Hampshire Maple Weekend

Mar. 23, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — College basketball has "March Madness," but this weekend is all about maple madness in New Hampshire. Nearly 100 sugar houses will be open to the public Saturday and Sunday as part of the 24th annual New Hampshire Maple Weekend. Visitors can learn about how sap becomes syrup and enjoy...

For many high school athletes, host families fill a voidfy

Mar. 23, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

OWING MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Roland Park Country School girls' basketball team trails by four points with 21 seconds remaining, and McDonogh School Coach Brad Rees is growing nervous that his biggest rival's season will end in heartbreak. "I can't imagine a worse situation," Rees says with a groan as he...

US alpine championships head to New Hampshire

Mar. 23, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. alpine championships are shifting from Maine to New Hampshire. The speed events have wrapped up at Maine's Sugarloaf and have moved to Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire for the slalom, parallel slalom and giant slalom events. The first event on Saturday is...

New York acquires Catskill land, site of historic hotel

Mar. 23, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has acquired a tract in the Catskills that includes remnants of a historic hotel and provides increased access to a popular network of hiking and cross-country skiing trails. Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says the 50 acres in the...

The NCAA Latest: Spartans' Henry nothing but love for Izzo

Mar. 23, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 4:20 p.m. Michigan State freshman Aaron Henry doesn't know what all the fuss is about. Tom Izzo's heated exchange with him on the court during the Spartans' first-round win over Bradley on Thursday has drawn wide attention on social media...

The Latest: WR Perriman returning to Cleveland

Mar. 23, 2019 7:35 AM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency (all times EDT): 4:45 p.m. Wide receiver Breshad Perriman will re-sign with the Cleveland Browns after a bounce-back season. He was set to hit the free-agent market on Wednesday. Perriman agreed Tuesday to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Browns, a person familiar with the...

Nacho Elvira edges closer to Maybank Championship title

Mar. 23, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nacho Elvira took a big step towards clinching a first European Tour title after he fired a 6-under-par 66 for a two-shot advantage over David Lipsky after the third round at the Maybank Championship on Saturday. Elvira has been on song since the opening round where he...