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OU football: Recent secondary decommits signal change in Sooners' recruiting philosophy

NORMAN — In mid-March, Oklahoma got hit by a one-two punch of 2020 defensive backs decommitting from the Sooners. Four-star...

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Friday Sports in Brief

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALLMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Duke freshman Zion Williamson is The Associated Press men's college basketball...

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Things to know for the NCAA Tournament's Final Four

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Following an epic Elite Eight and a week of buildup, the Final Four is finally here.Michigan State is the...

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Auburn's Bruce Pearl has sheen of sweat, slime and success

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There is a sheen that always seems to glisten on Auburn coach Bruce Pearl.You see, he sweats. A lot.He...

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Notre Dame and Baylor to meet in Sunday's title game

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw is excited that Sunday's night championship game will have two women...

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Ogunbowale, Irish overcome UConn, try for 2nd straight title

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This time, Notre Dame needed Arike Ogunbowale a lot earlier.A year after Ogunbowale hit an amazing pair of...

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Brown, Cox lead Baylor over Oregon 72-67 into women's final

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Locked in a close game for the first time in weeks, Baylor never flinched.Kalani Brown scored 22 points and...

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Collins scores 19, South Florida beats DePaul for CBI title

CHICAGO (AP) — David Collins had 19 points and eight rebounds as South Florida beat DePaul 77-65 on Friday night for the...

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Vanderbilt hires Grizzlies assistant Jerry Stackhouse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt went outside college athletics for its new athletic director a few months ago, and now the...

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Duke's Williamson wins AP men's college player of the year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just about everything Zion Williamson did at Duke created a highlight or headline in a spectacle of a...

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Palmer leads East past West 110-105 in NCAA All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James Palmer of Nebraska scored 21 points, Ahmad Caver of Old Dominion had 12 points, five rebounds and nine...

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Michigan State, Texas Tech get ready for a Final Four grind

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hunker down, hoops fans. This one might be ugly.The Final Four's second semifinal Saturday features Texas...

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LSU guard Mays announces intent to enter NBA draft

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU junior guard Skyler Mays says he is planning to leave the Tigers and enter this summer's NBA...

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Virginia, Texas Tech ride tough defenses into Final Four

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia's climb to its Final Four breakthrough began with a sound defensive scheme, a steadfast foundation...

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Sindelar plays backup role in spring game after strong start

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue quarterback Elijah Sindelar stands on the practice field, reading the defense as he always...

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Virginia and Auburn match contrasting styles in Final Four

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia and Auburn meet at the Final Four in the latest installment of a long-running competition in...

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Injured stars making mark at Final Four for MSU, Auburn

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Under different circumstances Joshua Langford might have had a throng of reporters around him as he sat in...

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Virginia's Diakite started with Jordan videos in Africa

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — There were a few things Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite had to do to have a shot in the world of...

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Georgia State hires Tennessee assistant Rob Lanier as coach

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia State hired Tennessee assistant Rob Lanier on Friday to replace Ron Hunter as its basketball...

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NCAA Latest: Tech will be rolling with Mahomes

The Latest on the Final Four (all times local):4:15 p.m.Auburn has Sir Charles, Michigan State has Magic and Virginia has Ralph...

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Jack Hoiberg enjoys ride at MSU, as dad takes Nebraska reins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Success in sports for Michigan State's Jack Hoiberg has actually come more quickly on the golf course than...

The expansion of the NCAA Tournament has diluted March Madness

SportsMar 17, 2019

In March 1993, Billy Tubbs’ Sooners went to Kansas City with a 19-10 record and lost 69-55 to Iowa State in the Big Eight Tournament quarterfinals. Those Sooners went 7-7 in a loaded Big Eight, tied for fifth. OU played a really good...

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Assistant coach Mark Adams masterminds Texas Tech's defense

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As a young Texas Tech assistant, Chris Beard liked to unwind from a hectic day by heading to the late-night...

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Art of the D: This Final Four, defense wins championships

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A short year ago, it not only felt inevitable, it was already happening.America's favorite spectator sports...

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Huskers' Hoiberg owes millions if he leaves for college job

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg will be required to pay the university between $5 million and...

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Alabama HS player Maori Davenport back on basketball court

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alabama high school player Maori Davenport is back playing with USA Basketball.Davenport drew national...

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Final Four participants have followed Big Ten blueprints

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It has been nearly two decades since Mateen Cleaves and the rest of the Flintstones carried Michigan State...

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Florida businessman convicted in $1B Medicare fraud case

MIAMI (AP) — A federal jury on Friday convicted a Florida health care executive on 20 criminal counts in what prosecutors...

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Fans get 1st look at stadium for Final Four team practices

Basketball fans have lined up early for the first entry into U.S. Bank Stadium, as the Final Four teams hold open-to-the-public...

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AP source: Vanderbilt hires Grizzlies assistant Stackhouse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Vanderbilt has hired Memphis Grizzlies assistant and former...

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Duke freshman Zion Williamson wins Associated Press men's college basketball player of the year in landslide vote

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Duke freshman Zion Williamson wins Associated Press men's college basketball player of the year in landslide...

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Michigan State's Tom Izzo may have done best job of career

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo struggled with tears of joy as Michigan State knocked off top-seeded Duke to reach the...

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KJ Lawson decides to leave Kansas as graduate transfer

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas forward K.J. Lawson says he plans to transfer for the second time, this time as a graduate...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

NBAPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo helped Milwaukee lock up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and the NBA...

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UConn, Notre Dame set to renew their rivalry at Final Four

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There's a different vibe around Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies at this year's Final Four. Unlike the...

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Hook 'em! Texas tops Lipscomb to win NIT championship

NEW YORK (AP) — Texas can hook its horns to an NIT championship.Dylan Osetkowski had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas to...

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Baylor-Oregon: Final 4 matchup of contrasting styles

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kim Mulkey rejects the notion that being the No. 1 overall seed makes Baylor the team to beat in the women's...

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Ionescu enjoying Final Four, not focused on WNBA decision

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — At some point over the next few days, Sabrina Ionescu is going to have to decide whether she wants to return...

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Analysis: Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb breaks down Final Four

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb faced three of the four women's Final Four participants this season. Here, she...

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Nutrition plays a small but vital role at Final Four

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Braden Burke sat at his stall finishing off the last remnants of his lunch as reporters filled the Michigan...

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Attorney defends UNC's Hatchell amid player complaints

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The attorney for North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell says players misconstrued...

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Tebow goes 0 for 4 in Triple-A debut for NY Mets farm team

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow had no hits in his Triple-A debut and nothing to say about it.The former NFL quarterback and...

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Burks lifts Marshall over Green Bay 90-70 to win CIT title

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — C.J. Burks scored 28 points as Marshall romped past Green Bay 90-70 on Thursday night for the...

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Buzz Williams introduced as Texas A&M's new coach

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Buzz Williams valued his time as an assistant under coach Billy Gillispie at Texas A&M more than...

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Montana State names Danny Sprinkle as new basketball coach

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Former Montana State guard Danny Sprinkle will be the Bobcats' new head coach.Sprinkle, an assistant at...

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Emmert: NCAA committed to prohibiting athletes from gambling

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As legalized wagering on sports spreads, the NCAA remains adamant about prohibiting college athletes from...

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Texas Tech's Beard named AP men's college coach of the year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Beard of Texas Tech had a cheering, boisterous audience as he took stage Thursday to accept the trophy...

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Kupcho heads to Augusta National with 1-shot lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jennifer Kupcho took care of the preliminaries in the Augusta National Women's Amateur and now has a shot...

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AP awards: Gustafson player of year, Mulkey coach of year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Megan Gustafson rewrote the women's basketball record book at Iowa.The 6-foot-3 center led the nation in...

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Notre Dame's McGraw wants more women in positions of power

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Muffet McGraw says it's time for more women in positions of power in all walks of life, including women's...

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Defensemen Fox, Makar and Schuldt are Hobey Baker finalists

Harvard's Adam Fox, Massachusetts' Cale Makar and St. Cloud's Jimmy Schuldt on Thursday were selected as finalists for this...

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NCAA Latest: 'Hot shot' Beard finally gets trophy at Tech

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local):5:03 p.m.Shortly before taking home...

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Final Four runs don't mask problems in college sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One team's coach got kicked out of the sport for three years, and two of his assistants have been named in...

NCAA Tournament: Now it's time for the Sooners to help themselves

SportsMar 18, 2019

NORMAN – The NCAA Tournament Selection Show didn’t make the Sooners wait. Sixty-eight teams would be announced, but “Oklahoma” popped up on the screen as the 22nd name called. That was good for crimson blood pressure, which ran a little high...

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Iowa State's Lindell Wigginton to declare for NBA draft

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State sophomore Lindell Wigginton is declaring for the NBA draft for the second year in a row "with the...

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Chris Beard of Texas Tech wins Associated Press men's basketball coach of the year; team reached its first Final Four

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Beard of Texas Tech wins Associated Press men's basketball coach of the year; team reached its first...

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FINAL FOUR: 3 newcomers, one standby arrive in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Izzo certainly knows his way around the Final Four, even if the longtime Michigan State coach had never...

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Baylor's Mulkey: AP women's college basketball coach of year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor's Kim Mulkey is The Associated Press women's college basketball coach of the year for the second...

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Iowa's Gustafson is AP women's college hoops player of year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Megan Gustafson of Iowa is The Associated Press women's college basketball player of the year.She led the...

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Best-selling Books Week Ending 3/30/19HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Della Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons)2. "The...

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Ernie Johnson talks Charles Barkley and Final Four

His emotions have been on public display every time Auburn takes the court, but TV partner Ernie Johnson tells PodcastOne...

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Baylor's Kim Mulkey wins The Associated Press women's college basketball coach of the year award for 2nd time

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor's Kim Mulkey wins The Associated Press women's college basketball coach of the year award for 2nd time.

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Megan Gustafson of Iowa is The Associated Press women's college basketball player of the year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Megan Gustafson of Iowa is The Associated Press women's college basketball player of the year.

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Been there, done that: Experienced teams fill the Final Four

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zion Williamson is not here. Neither is R.J. Barrett or the rest of Duke's freshmen.North Carolina's Coby...

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North Carolina headlines 2020 Maui Invitational field

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — North Carolina is returning to headline another strong Maui Invitational field in 2020.The Tar Heels...

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AP Top 25 Podcast: Hurts brings 'Bama process to Oklahoma

Jalen Hurts is now at Oklahoma and apparently he is bringing a bit of Nick Saban's process to the Sooners.On the latest AP Top...

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Mississippi's Kermit Davis has 4-year deal worth $12 million

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi basketball coach Kermit Davis will earn an average base salary of $3 million over the next...

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Healing slow to come for some after Humboldt crash

The 13 players who survived the Humboldt Broncos bus crash one year ago in Canada are dealing with injuries ranging from...

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4-time champ Nichols is more than Athlete A in Nassar case

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — For all the work Maggie Nichols has put into becoming a world-class gymnast, some of her most important...

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Auburn, Virginia, MSU, Texas Tech arrive at Final Four

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Auburn, Virginia, Michigan State and Texas Tech have arrived in Minneapolis for the Final Four.Teams will...

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Coach Kelvin Sampson signs extension to stay with Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach Kelvin Sampson has signed a contract extension through the 2024-25 season after helping the...

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Arrest revives security concerns at Trump's Florida estate

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As palm trees swayed in the ocean breeze, Yujing Zhang approached Secret Service agents in the...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

BASEBALLATLANTA (AP) — Hall of Famer manager Bobby Cox was able to accept visitors in his Atlanta-area hospital room on...

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Mets prospect Tim Tebow makes Triple-A debut for Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow is one step away from the Big Show. He's still in no rush."I enjoy the process every day, enjoy...

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A guide to the teams, players and coaches at the Final Four

The NCAA Tournament needed a little time to warm up.There were a few upsets, some close games and breakout performances, but...

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Betts' grounder hits 3B bag, Bosox end 4-game skid, beat A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Boston ended a long scoreless drought with a big swing from birthday boy Blake Swihart. Mookie Betts...

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Texas bans clergy from executions after Supreme Court ruling

DALLAS (AP) — Texas prisons will no longer allow clergy in the death chamber after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the scheduled...

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2 dead, 8 firefighters hurt in Maryland town house blaze

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say two people are dead and eight firefighters have been hurt in a...

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Autopsy: Migrant boy who died in US had flu infection

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An autopsy report confirmed that an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S....

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More racist graffiti found on Democratic office in Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic remarks were found spray-painted Wednesday on a Democratic Party office...

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Toews, Kane lead Blackhawks past Blues in shootout

CHICAGO (AP) — Despite staging a late comeback against the Chicago Blackhawks, the St. Louis Blues are still a point shy as...

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DePaul tops South Florida in OT, sends CBI to deciding game

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Strus scored 32 points and DePaul beat South Florida 100-96 in overtime Wednesday night, sending the College...

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Cardinals rally past Pirates again, 5-4 in 10 innings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Shildt would prefer to not have his team consistently find itself in a spot where it's forced to...

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The Latest: Teen in Ohio says he's a missing Illinois boy

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on police investigation into boy who claimed to have escaped from kidnappers in Ohio (all times...

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The Latest: Trump unconcerned about Chinese woman's arrest

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Mar-a-Lago (all times local):6:40 p.m.President Donald Trump is dismissing the arrest of...

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14-year-old says he is Illinois boy who went missing in 2011

In 2011, 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen's mother picked him up at school in Illinois, took him to the zoo and a water park, and...

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Mar-a-Lago arrest spotlights security risks at Trump estate

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As palm trees swayed in the ocean breeze, Yujing Zhang approached Secret Service agents in the...

OU report card: Sooners played well in phases in 95-72 rout of Ole Miss

SportsMar 23, 2019

OU’s 95-72 domination of Ole Miss in the NCAA Tournament was so stunning, it’s hard to find anything on which to downgrade the Sooners. Here’s the report card: Starting lineup: A. The Sooner starters played 11:35 together. During those times,...

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3 Midwest states demand more power over river after floods

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Three Midwestern Republican governors of states ravaged by recent flooding on Wednesday demanded...

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MMA fighter, girlfriend indicted in Texas for capital murder

BELTON, Texas (AP) — An MMA fighter and his girlfriend were indicted on capital murder charges in Texas in the killings of two...

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Morant, Williamson among finalists for John R. Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Duke teammates RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson are among the 10 players named to the John R. Wooden Award All...

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California eyes risk pool as it struggles with costly fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials were struggling Wednesday to find ways for homeowners to afford insurance in fire-prone...

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Troubled California utility names new chief executive, board

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The troubled California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. named a new chief executive and board...

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Brad Paisley breaks ground on free grocery shop in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Brad Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space...

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Another one down: Yanks' Tulo likely to IL with calf strain

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is likely headed to the injured list with a low-grade strained left calf,...

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'Easy to coach' - Fun for Baylor all the way to Final Four

There are times when Kim Mulkey — an intense, championship-winning point guard who is just as intense as a coach — will be...

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Murray State: All-American Morant will enter the NBA draft

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Murray State says that All-American guard Ja Morant will enter the NBA draft following a record-breaking...

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'Healthy Holly', once lucrative, now bane of Baltimore mayor

BALTIMORE (AP) — "Healthy Holly" is a polite African American girl with devoted parents and a little brother. She loves...

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LSU's Naz Reid announces intention to enter NBA draft

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU freshman forward Naz Reid has announced his intention to leave school after one season and enter...

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Michigan State's Winston has chance to join Magic and Mateen

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston is already in elite company.The crafty point guard is among a handful of Michigan...

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Indiana governor signs hate crimes measure into law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation Wednesday aimed at getting Indiana off a list of five states...

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Charge against NFL player Michael Bennett dropped in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Texas said Wednesday they are dismissing a felony charge against NFL defensive end Michael...

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After sitting out, Jacob Eason in mix for Washington QB job

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's Jacob Eason was arguably the most accomplished scout team quarterback in the country last...

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Kupcho, Campos share lead in Augusta Women's Amateur

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — NCAA champion Jennifer Kupcho didn't immediately grasp the significance of hitting the opening shot...

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Texas swimmer gets deferred adjudication on trespass charge

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas swimmer who helped the Longhorns take second place in the NCAA championships last weekend was...

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Coaches are changing the way they communicate with players

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It seems as if almost every week another coach is getting accused of abuse by their players.Georgia Tech,...

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Ohio gamer pleads guilty in deadly Kansas hoax case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ohio gamer upset over a $1.50 bet in an online game pleaded guilty Wednesday to asking a prankster to...

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Texas House OKs school finance bill, but tax fight may loom

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-led Texas House has approved a bipartisan school finance bill that would pour $9 billion...

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Hokies AD: Buzz left program 'a lot better than he found it'

Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said Buzz Williams left the Hokies basketball program "a lot better than he found...

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Penn State hires Kieger as women's basketball coach

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State hired Carolyn Kieger as its women's basketball coach on Wednesday after she led Marquette...

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Colorado lawmakers pass dramatic drilling rule changes

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a measure that would dramatically change the way the state...

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Iowa Sen. Grassley: Trump wind turbine comments 'idiotic'

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Republican senator is expressing irritation at what he calls "idiotic" comments by President...

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State trooper killed by wheel that came off logging truck

HAMPDEN, Maine (AP) — A Maine police detective was fatally injured on Interstate 95 Wednesday when a wheel came loose from a...

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Groups sue to restrict salmon fishing, help Northwest orcas

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest's...

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UNC freshman Coby White declares for NBA draft

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman Coby White is entering the NBA draft.White announced his decision on social...

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Basketball refs using clock technology to get it right

The technology used for game clocks has become part of a basketball referee's on-court DNA, something few could see coming...

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Missouri bill would bar condemnation for wind energy line

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just weeks after winning a key regulatory approval, one the nation's largest wind energy projects is...

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Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams taking Texas A&M job

Texas A&M hired Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams on Wednesday, luring him back to his home state to try to turn the Aggies...

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Men stabbed by fellow inmate while handcuffed sue officers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officers at an Ohio prison watched and laughed behind a locked door as an inmate slipped his handcuffs,...

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The Latest: 1st parent guilty plea in college scam imminent

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on court appearances for prominent parents, including Hollywood actresses, charged in the sweeping...

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Light-filled stadium creates complex Final Four conversion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The losses last weekend by Duke, Gonzaga, Kentucky and Purdue pulled the curtains on their seasons, one...

Eddie Sutton doesn't need the Basketball Hall of Fame to verify his iconic status

SportsApr 3, 2019

Eddie Sutton kept insulting his new team. Kept telling the Cowboys that what they were wasn’t good enough. “You gotta get out of that NIT mentality,” Sutton kept saying to that talented but raw group of OSU players Leonard Hamilton had...

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Vanderbilt's Simisola Shittu says he's entering NBA draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt freshman Simisola Shittu is entering the NBA draft.Shittu wrote Wednesday on Twitter that...

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Little Lipscomb looks to topple Texas for NIT championship

NEW YORK (AP) — Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander walked off the Madison Square Garden court a winner in perhaps the biggest...

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GOP sees positive 2020 sign in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservative Brian Hagedorn's strong showing in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race cheered state Republicans...

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Rutgers assistant Jay Young hired as head coach at Fairfield

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jay Young joked that among the exciting aspects of the head coaching job at Fairfield, he's now two...

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Undersized Jared Harper point man in Auburn's Final Four run

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jared Harper might just epitomize this Auburn basketball team: overlooked, undersized and playing about as...

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Tennessee's Jordan Bone says he's entering NBA draft

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee guard Jordan Bone says he's entering the NBA draft, but he isn't ruling out the possibility...

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St. Louis police want chemical agent restrictions lifted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge should end restrictions on when St. Louis police use chemical agents such as pepper spray and...

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New running backs coach looks to boost Gamecocks ground game

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp has struggled to build a running game. He's turning to one of...

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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___April 1Los Angeles Times on the fatal shooting of...

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Hoosiers QB wins NCAA waiver, becomes eligible immediately

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana quarterback Jack Tuttle has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible to play...

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AP Analysis: Success in March tied to NBA-caliber talent

In the 30 seasons since the NCAA Tournament started morphing into "March Madness," 120 teams have traveled the road to the...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLDuke's Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are the second freshman teammates to earn first-team All-America...

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Money, opportunity part of one-and-done's winding past

Spencer Haywood set the stage, Michael Jordan made it bigger and Kevin Durant super-sized it when he helped usher in the...

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Roach lifts Texas past TCU 58-44 and into NIT championship

NEW YORK (AP) — Kerwin Roach II is the Texas guard's name, the numerals not part of the running tally marker for his season...

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Cohen lifts Green Bay past Texas Southern 87-86 in OT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Sandy Cohen III scored 23 points as Green Bay narrowly beat Texas Southern 87-86 in overtime in the...

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Mathews' late 3 sends Lipscomb past Wichita St in NIT semis

NEW YORK (AP) — Garrison Mathews is the kind of player only the most die-hard basketball fans would know, his prolific scoring...

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Elmore scores 28 to lead Marshall over Hampton 80-78 in CIT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore scored 23 of his 28 points in the first half and Marshall held on to beat Hampton 80-78 in...

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Culver, Mooney take different paths to Tech and Final Four

Hometown standout Jarrett Culver was the first recruit Chris Beard reached out to when he got to Lubbock as Texas Tech's head...

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Michigan St's Tillman forced to grow up fast on, off court

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Xavier Tillman has had to grow up fast on and off the basketball court.The Michigan State forward...

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Oregon women Final Four debut, others have national titles

Oregon and coach Kelly Graves are going into the Final Four as the only newcomers, surrounded by three other women's teams that...

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Judge takes oversight of PG&E's wildfire prevention plans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday he will closely monitor Pacific Gas & Electric's tree-trimming this year and...

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Naeher sets sights on World Cup with her usual calm

When Alyssa Naeher was a college freshman, a senior Penn State teammate told her she couldn't afford to be intimidated.The U.S....

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California turns to dam's spillway for 1st time since crisis

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An epic winter of rain and snow has refilled California's reservoirs and pressed into service a...

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Nebraska vows it's 'all in on basketball' with Hoiberg hire

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has built some of the best basketball facilities in the country the last decade and plays in a...

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New York will be first US city to charge congestion toll

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to become the first American metropolis that seeks to ease traffic congestion, cut...

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Tim Tebow in Syracuse for next step in his baseball odyssey

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow began the next step of his quest to make it to the major leagues , working out with the...

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Big week for Trump leads to big week for Hannity in ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — When there's a blowout in the normally tight race for cable news supremacy between Sean Hannity and Rachel...

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Director's chair: CBS's Fishman ready for 37th Final Four

Michigan State's Tom Izzo has the most Final Four experience of any of the coaches in this year's NCAA Tournament finale.He...

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Stitt's pick for OU regents sails through Senate panel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt's first appointment to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents is sailing through the...

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Second ex-aide to former Texas congressman gets prison term

HOUSTON (AP) — A second ex-aide to disgraced former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman is following his boss to prison over a...

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News industry leaders fighting back against claims by Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — News industry leaders are fighting back against the charge by President Donald Trump and his supporters that...

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Prosecutors: Alarms show Houston teen fatally shot parents

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say house alarms and motion detectors indicate a Houston teenager whose father was a standout...

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Olson, Majerus headline college hoops Hall of Fame class

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Longtime coach Lute Olson and the late Rick Majerus headline the 2019 class of six former players and...

Thunder's plunge off the cliff continues in bewildering loss to Mavericks

SportsApr 1, 2019

Russell Westbrook air-balled a 3-point shot on the Thunder’s first possession, though in all fairness, it might have been a pass. The way Westbrook shoots, you can’t always tell. On the next possession, Paul George made made one of those...

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Nielsen's top programs for March 25-31

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 25-31. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.1. "60...

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Helicopter with 2 aboard crashes at Massachusetts airport

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A helicopter with two people aboard has crashed at a Massachusetts airport, but authorities say neither...

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William & Mary names Dane Fischer as men's basketball coach

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — William & Mary has named George Mason assistant coach Dane Fischer as its new men's basketball...

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Boston College star Ky Bowman declaring for NBA draft

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College point guard Ky Bowman is skipping his senior season and entering the NBA draft.He announced his...

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UConn fans send Huskies off to 12th straight Final Four

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma is a bit bemused by what seems like a renewed sense of enthusiasm in the Huskies...

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Duke freshmen Williamson, Barrett top AP All-America team

The season did not end as Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett intended. The fabulous freshmen came to Duke to win a national...

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending March 31, 2019:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner...

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Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:The Oklahoman. March 31, 2019.— Oklahoma children can gain from...

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Georgia adding games with ACC schools Clemson, Florida State

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia is adding Atlantic Coast Conference schools Clemson and Florida State to its future football...

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Linebacking corps still a question for Kelly, Lea, Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Nine sessions into spring practice, coach Brian Kelly has an idea how his depth chart is settling in at...

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Monday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will face a familiar foe in Notre Dame on the game's...

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UConn's Collier headlines AP women's All-America team

NEW YORK (AP) — Napheesa Collier has had an incredible senior year so far, leading UConn back to the Final Four for a 12th...

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Notre Dame beats Stanford to get back to Final Four

CHICAGO (AP) — Trailing by seven after missing too many shots in the first half, Notre Dame saw no reason to be rattled.The...

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UConn, Notre Dame, Baylor and Oregon reach Final Four

NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will face a familiar foe in Notre Dame on the game's grandest stage.The two...

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Baylor, Notre Dame advance to Final Four with routs

CHICAGO (AP) — Jackie Young scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead defending national champion Notre Dame back to the...

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Collins scores 23 to carry South Florida past DePaul in CBI

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — David Collins made a game-winning runner with 1.6 seconds left and finished with 23 points as South Florida...

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Top-seed Baylor routs Iowa 85-53 to cruise to Final Four

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Maybe someone at the Final Four will actually give Baylor a game.Four rounds into the NCAA Tournament,...

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USC adds graduate transfer Adlesh to roster for 2019-20

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has added guard Quinton Adlesh to its basketball roster for the 2019-20 season.Coach...

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Seeking new coach, Tennessee reaches out to Kellie Harper

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Tennessee wants to talk to Missouri State coach Kellie Harper about its coaching vacancy.The Lady Vols...

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Coaches gearing up for demands of the Final Four

Dick Bennett's fingerprints will be all over this year's NCAA Tournament.The former longtime coach has ties to three of the...

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Calipari, Kentucky agree to terms on long-term contract

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has agreed to a long-term contract with coach John Calipari that will allow him to finish his...

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TCU coach Dixon honors late sister before NIT semifinal

TCU has a date in Madison Square Garden and a championship it's trying to win.But first, coach Jamie Dixon had to make a travel...

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New Cougars coach Kyle Smith has winning pedigree

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Kyle Smith has gotten right to work as the new head coach at Washington State. He's already held a couple...

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North Carolina freshman Nassir Little declares for NBA draft

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina freshman Nassir Little is entering the NBA draft.Little announced his decision on...

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Former Georgia coach Mark Fox faces uphill climb at Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — New California coach Mark Fox's phone began to buzz nonstop not long after word spread of his hiring....

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UNC places Hatchell, staff on leave during review of program

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has placed Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell and her three...

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Iowa State's Horton-Tucker to declare for NBA Draft

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State freshman guard Talen Horton-Tucker intends to declare himself eligible for the NBA Draft after...

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LSU off to good start in SEC play after inconsistent play

LSU's strange baseball season took a turn for the better last weekend.The Tigers won two of three games on the road against...

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Belmont coach Rick Byrd retiring after 805 career victories

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rick Byrd, ranked 12th all-time among Division I head coaches with 805 career victories, is retiring...

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Michigan State-Duke helps boost NCAA Tournament TV ratings

Michigan State's dramatic NCAA Tournament victory over Duke drew a 10.5 television rating, the highest for a late Sunday...

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Hall of Fame coaches McGraw, VanDerveer meet in NCAA tourney

CHICAGO (AP) — Defending national champion Notre Dame and Stanford have Hall of Fame coaches in Muffet McGraw and Tara...

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Final Four features 3 first-time coaches and Izzo in his 8th

Tom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot in the Final...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALLTom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot...

OSU football: Defensive ends forced to grow up quickly, but showing promise in spring

SportsMar 31, 2019

STILLWATER — Mike Gundy didn’t go into much detail in describing the performance of his defensive ends through the first few spring practices. It’s not that they’re playing poorly. Gundy feels comfortable with their progression. But he knows...

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TIPPING OFF: Other half of Final Four to be decided

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Half of the Final Four is set and the other two teams will be decided Monday night.UConn extended its...

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NCAA Tournament money: Big Ten gets most, SEC sets own high

The Southeastern Conference made a concerted effort three years ago to improve the quality of basketball in a league known for...

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Final Four field boasts tough defenses, veteran lineups

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Final Four features tough defenses, a surging team that hasn't lost in five weeks and one Hall of Fame...

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Zion, No. 1 Duke miss out on Final Four in loss to Spartans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty minutes after his first and, in all likelihood, last season at Duke ended with an Elite Eight exit,...

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Warriors beat Hornets 137-90, clinch Pacific Division crown

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Towel around his neck, Stephen Curry raised both arms and pointed to the crowd with appreciation.Curry...

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Washington's Jaylen Nowell declares for NBA draft

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington guard Jaylen Nowell, the Pac-12 Conference player of the year, announced he will enter the NBA...

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Michigan State knocks off Duke 68-67 to make Final Four

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cassius Winston missed an open jump shot but was right there for the rebound. Without hesitating, he stepped...

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NCAA Latest: After upsets, Final Four has a different look

The Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):7:35 p.m.The Final Four is set. And after an opening...

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Kentucky's Washington plays through pain in loss to Auburn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — PJ Washington got more out of himself and his sore left foot than anyone would have expected. It just...

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Auburn tops Kentucky 77-71 in OT for first Final Four trip

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The confetti was still swirling around Auburn coach Bruce Pearl when he gazed over a team headed to the...

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UConn, Oregon reach women's Final Four

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 29 points and second-seeded UConn held off No. 1 Louisville 80-73 on Sunday in the Albany Regional...

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Oregon reaches 1st women's Final Four, tops Miss. St. 88-84

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Off to Oregon's first appearance in the Final Four, guard Sabrina Ionescu set the theme for the...

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Asia Durr ends impressive career at Louisville

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When Louisville star Asia Durr retreated to the refuge of the locker room after the final game of her...

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101-year-old fan watches UConn beat Louisville

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cheering UConn on to its victory over Louisville was 101-year-old Harold Oehler.He made the nearly 2-hour...

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Samuelson leads UConn to 12th straight Final Four

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Katie Lou Samuelson put UConn on her injured back and shot the Huskies into a record 12th straight Final...

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Top women's seed Baylor braces for test from Iowa, Gustafson

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Top overall seed Baylor might actually face its first challenge of the women's NCAA Tournament: slowing...

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AP Sportlight

April 11938 — Joe Louis knocks out Harry Thomas in the fifth round in Chicago to retain his world heavyweight title.1940 —...

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Texas Tech coach takes the long way to the Final Four

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It's fair to say there would be no Final Four for Texas Tech if there weren't plenty of places like Fort...

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TIPPING OFF: Women's Elite Eight features all top seeds

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The cream of women's basketball has risen to the top.For the fourth time since the NCAA Tournament expanded...

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Virginia, Texas Tech give Final Four certain new look

Texas Tech shut down the nation's most efficient offense to reach its first Final Four in 93 years as a program.Virginia erased...

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Perkins laments "bonehead play" in Gonzaga's loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Josh Perkins has accomplished so much over five years at Gonzaga, but a self-described "bonehead play"...

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DePaul meets USF in finals of CBI

DePaul (18-15) vs. South Florida (22-13)CBI Championship1, Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida; Monday, 6 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE:...

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TIPPING OFF: Krzyzewski-Izzo matchup highlights Elite Eight

A coaching matchup for the ages highlights Sunday's regional finals in the NCAA Tournament.Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Michigan...

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Virginia shakes off Purdue 80-75 in OT to win South Region

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — From embarrassment to exhilaration. From early exit to regional champ. From bracket busters to net...

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Virginia tops Edwards, Purdue in OT to reach Final Four

Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.Kyle Guy had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the top-seeded...

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The Latest: Virginia beats Purdue in OT to reach Final Four

The Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):11:10 p.m.Virginia is heading to the Final Four for...

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Texas Tech locks down 'Zags to earn to 1st Final Four trip

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — One player came all the way from Italy. Another arrived from rural Illinois after a stop in South...

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Buona notte for Moretti and Final Four-bound Texas Tech

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and Davide Moretti sprinted to find his family in the stands.With his Texas...

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Stanford women outlast Missouri State 55-46 in Sweet 16

CHICAGO (AP) — Even Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer grew concerned while the Cardinal kept missing its shots — over and over...

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Notre Dame gets past Texas A&M in women's Sweet 16

CHICAGO (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored a career-high 34 points, Jessica Shepard added 24 points and 14 rebounds, and defending...

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Seton Hall tosses no-hitter vs. Iona after starter ejected

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Seton Hall starter Noah Thompson was ejected after two innings before four relievers combined to...

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Sweet repeat: Notre Dame women beat Texas A&M 87-80 in NCAAs

CHICAGO (AP) — Consider this a sweet repeat for Notre Dame.Arike Ogunbowale scored a career-high 34 points, Jessica Shepard...

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Miss. St. stands in way as Oregon seeks first Final Four

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Veteran Arizona State coach Charli Turner Thorne weighed in with her prediction for Sunday's Elite Eight...

Texas Tech's Final Four appearance the latest success for former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton

SportsApr 2, 2019

As Texas Tech players climbed the ladder and clipped the net Saturday afternoon, a photographer from the school’s athletic department snapped a photo of Sean Sutton. His brow was sweaty. His hair was mussed. Oklahoma State fans well...

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Tyler Herro: Kentucky fans love him, opponents not so much

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyler Herro is always confident, some might even say cocky, so it seemed a bit out of character when he...

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Auburn's Chuma Okeke out with torn ACL in left knee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl knew the moment sophomore forward Chuma Okeke landed on the floor, his left...

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Duke vs. Michigan State is battle of NCAA Tournament titans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Zion Williamson watched in awe in 2015 when Duke and Michigan State met in the Final Four.When he steps on to...

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Red-hot Auburn meets tradition-rich Kentucky for Final Four

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody stepping onto the floor for Auburn in the Midwest Region semifinals on Sunday was recruited by...

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Northwest Missouri St wins 2nd Division II title in 3 years

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Joey Witthus scored 24 points and Northwest Missouri State capped an undefeated season with a 64-58...

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Ex-Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg hired at struggling Nebraska

Fred Hoiberg, the former NBA player who coached Iowa State and the Chicago Bulls, was hired Saturday to coach a Nebraska team...

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Baylor beats South Carolina 93-68, returns to Elite 8

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Kim Mulkey has led Baylor to two national titles, so she knows the traits a contender ought to...

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Duke's Reddish a game-time decision vs. Michigan State

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman forward Cam Reddish will be a game-time decision for Duke's Elite Eight NCAA Tournament game Sunday...

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Walz and Louisville hope to beat UConn twice in season

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Walz knows that it's extremely rare for a team to beat UConn twice in a season. Only one school has...

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Gustafson, Iowa reach Elite 8 by beating NC State 79-61

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Iowa did what it always does, working the ball around and getting it to Megan Gustafson. Now the...

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Tar Heels set for different look, await NBA decisions

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina thrived with a seemingly perfect balance of veteran composure and youthful upside to earn a...

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Kansas guard Moore decides to transfer closer to home

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas guard Charlie Moore has decided to transfer for the second time after an uneventful season with...

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Auburn meets Kentucky in Elite Eight

No. 5 seed Auburn (29-9, 15-7) vs. No. 2 seed Kentucky (30-6, 16-4)NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, Sprint Center, Kansas City,...

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Michigan State meets Duke in Elite Eight

No. 2 seed Michigan State (31-6) vs. No. 1 seed Duke (32-5)NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, Capital One Arena, Washington; Sunday,...

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Oregon heads to Elite 8 with 63-53 win over South Dakota St

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has been looking forward to this since falling in the Elite Eight last season.The second-seeded...

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TIPPING OFF: Defense key to victories in women's Sweet 16

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Defense was the key to teams advancing Friday night to the Elite Eight of the women's NCAA Tournament.It...

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TIPPING OFF: First 2 Final 4 spots on the line

The first two spots in the Final Four will be decided on Saturday. Both games will be strength against strength.In the West...

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Injury questions linger for teams headed to regional finals

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kentucky got PJ Washington back just in time, Duke hung on without Cam Reddish, and Auburn's thrill from a...

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Mississippi St. advances with 76-53 victory over Arizona St.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Teaira McCowan knows she needs to keep her composure when opponents get physical.McCowan finished 22...

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Louisville and UConn advance in Albany Regional

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Fuehring and Asia Durr each had 17 points and top-seeded Louisville clamped down on defense again,...

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Herro late 3-pointer lifts Kentucky over Houston, to Elite 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kentucky got its big man back, and PJ Washington helped get the Wildcats to the Elite Eight for the...

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Zion, Duke avoid upset, edge Virginia Tech 75-73 in NCAAs

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was nothing Zion Williamson could do but watch. Once again, Williamson and Duke were at the mercy of an...

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Auburn outshoots UNC, bouncing first No. 1 from NCAAs

Auburn earned its second trip to the Elite Eight by coasting to a to a 97-80 victory over the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region....

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Freshmen lead Michigan State past LSU and into Elite Eight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt McQuaid could not believe LSU was giving Michigan State freshmen Aaron Henry and Gabe Brown so much room...

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Fuehring, Durr lead Louisville past Oregon State 61-44

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz breathed a big sigh of relief. His top-seeded Cardinals clamped down on defense...

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NCAA Latest: Kentucky holds off Houston reach regional final

The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):12:20 a.m.Tyler Herro and No. 2 seed Kentucky are...

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Hot-shooting Auburn upsets No. 1 North Carolina 97-80

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The euphoria of reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in 33 years had already worn off and Auburn...

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Dangerfield helps UConn beat UCLA 69-61 in Sweet 16

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With UConn struggling on offense, Crystal Dangerfield took over.The Huskies' junior guard scored 11 of her...

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LSU plunges into uncertainty after NCAA Tournament exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — LSU players were able to push aside thoughts about suspended coach Will Wade and the program's scandal...

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Cohen carries Green Bay by Bakersfield 80-65 in CIT quarters

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Sandy Cohen III had 15 points to lead five Green Bay players in double figures as the Phoenix beat Cal...

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Alabama's Nate Oats receives $2.45 million deal

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will pay new basketball coach Nate Oats $2.45 million annually under his five-year deal.The...

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Elite matchup: Gonzaga's offense vs. Texas Tech's defense

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Leave it to Texas Tech's Matt Mooney to succinctly sum up Saturday's West Regional final matchup against...

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Trial of Florida health care executive $1B fraud nears end

MIAMI (AP) — The federal trial of a Florida health care executive wrapped up on Friday with closing statements from the...

Promoting baseball runs in Mike Veeck's blood

SportsApr 4, 2019

Mike Veeck learned baseball from his dad. Bill Veeck was a baseball pioneer. Ran three franchises over the course of four decades and eventually made the Hall of Fame as the game’s greatest promoter. And father taught son a simple truth....

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Police: Late Georgia Tech player collapsed in dance routine

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech football player Brandon Adams was practicing a dance routine when he collapsed suddenly and died...

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No. 1 seed Virginia, No. 3 Purdue meet in South Region final

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Top-seeded Virginia features a stingy defense that just held Oregon to 49 points.High scoring has...

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Chaney eager to give Tennessee offense physical style

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney believes he knows the biggest way in which he's adjusted his...

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Missouri State's Harper focused on Lady Bears, not Lady Vols

CHICAGO (AP) — Missouri State coach Kellie Harper can only hope the Lady Bears handle mighty Stanford as well as she fielded...

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Notre Dame rolls into Sweet 16, looking for another title

CHICAGO (AP) — Notre Dame comes rolling into the Chicago Region semifinals with a second straight NCAA championship in sight.If...

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Wealthy parents appear in court in college admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — From a Napa Valley vintner to a Hot Pockets heiress, a procession of wealthy parents made their first appearances...

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Purdue's Carsen Edwards shooting into Steph Curry territory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Yes, Carsen Edwards' phone blew up after he and the Purdue Boilermakers advanced to their first Elite...

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Kansas RB Williams to do diversion in domestic violence case

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas running back Pooka Williams agreed to diversion terms for a misdemeanor domestic battery charge,...

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Heisman winner Joe Bellino, the 'Winchester Rifle,' 81, dies

The New England Patriots say Heisman Trophy winner Joe Bellino has died.Bellino died on Thursday at the age of 81. Neither the...

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California hires Mark Fox as new head coach

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach Friday, just five days after firing Wyking...

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More than muscles: Metcalf works to show NFL all-around game

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Even among NFL prospects, Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf stands out as a physical marvel.He's 6-foot-3,...

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UCLA's Kris Wilkes hires agent, declares for NBA draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Wilkes won't be around to play under UCLA's new basketball coach.The sophomore forward from...

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Baylor braces for everyone's best shot in NCAA regional

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Everybody's trying to beat Baylor, and the Bears have learned to embrace that attention.The No. 1...

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Sports betting revenue projection was $11.5M. So far? $150K

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Casinos in Rhode Island lost nearly $900,000 on sports betting in February after winning bets for the...

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St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds to enter NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds will skip his senior season to enter the NBA draft.The school announced Friday...

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UNC's Brown pushing for more from Tar Heels in spring drills

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mack Brown isn't spending spring practices at North Carolina in a happy-just-to-coach-again mood.No,...

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Texas Tech's coach spends life on edge, as an underdog

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chris Beard burst onto the scene at the NCAA Tournament three years ago with a splint on his hand, a...

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Another Sweet 16 for Michigan, but no further glory

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In the past two seasons, Michigan reached a Final Four and a Sweet 16 on the strength of its...

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The Latest: Parent charged in college case to fight charges

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on court appearances for parents charged in a widespread college admissions scheme (all times...

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TIPPING OFF: Zion back for Duke rematch with Virginia Tech

Zion Williamson is back for a rematch in the Sweet 16 against one of the four teams the Blue Devils lost to this year.Duke gets...

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Elite Eight-bound: Purdue holds off Tennessee 99-94 in OT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Down two to Tennessee with 2.7 seconds left, Purdue narrowly avoided a 5-second call before Carsen...

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Correction: NCAA-Perfect Bracket story

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story March 28 about Gregg Nigl's perfect bracket through two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, The...

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Correction: Election 2020-Florida Mayor story

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — In a story March 28 about Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam announcing his presidential campaign, The Associated...

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Syracuse star Tyus Battle not coming back for senior year

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse star Tyus Battle is not coming back for his senior year.In an open letter to fans published...

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WNBA coaches, GMs tab McCowan for top pick in mock draft

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the three rounds...

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Stars will be on display as women's Sweet 16 tips off

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There will be plenty of star power and Pac-12 teams on display when the women's Sweet 16 tips off on Friday...

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No. 1 seed Virginia outlasts No. 12 Oregon 53-49 in NCAAs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ty Jerome's 3-pointer was memorable not only for its timing, but because it marked one of the few...

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Niagara hires Michigan coach's son, Patrick Beilein

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Beilein is following his father's college basketball coaching career path by moving to the Metro...

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D up: Texas Tech clamps down in 63-44 win over Michigan

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — More than 24 minutes into the game, the nation's best defense had yet to allow its 20th point.Yes, Texas...

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NCAA Latest: Jerome helps Virginia outlast Oregon 53-49

The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):12:35 a.m.Ty Jerome scored 13 points and put Virginia...

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Mariners tag Sale and rout defending champion Red Sox 12-4

SEATTLE (AP) — Tim Beckham, Domingo Santana and Seattle's hodgepodge of new faces sent the defending World Series champions to...

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Gonzaga beats Florida State in Sweet 16 rematch

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gonzaga was not going to be bullied by Florida State again with a spot in the Elite Eight on the...

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'Texas 7' prison-break gang member gets execution reprieve

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A member of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners won a reprieve Thursday night from execution for...

OU report card: Not much to grade highly for the Sooners

SportsMar 25, 2019

You figured Virginia would be a rugged opponent in the NCAA Tournament, and the Cavaliers most definitely were. They beat OU 63-51 Sunday night in the South Regional quarterfinals, and the grades reflect an uphill performance for the Sooners....

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Texas Southern tops Louisiana-Monroe 108-102 in 3OT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Tyrik Armstrong had a season-high 32 points as Texas Southern defeated Louisiana-Monroe 108-102 in triple...

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Trump turns Mueller probe's findings into political weapon

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Presenting himself as both vindicated and vindictive, a fired-up President Donald Trump on Thursday...

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Yetna carries South Florida over Loyola Marymount 56-47

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alexis Yetna registered 11 points as South Florida beat Loyola Marymount 56-47 in the semifinals of the...

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Marrow scores 22 to carry Hampton past NJIT 82-70

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jermaine Marrow had 22 points as Hampton topped NJIT 82-70 in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament...

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Wounded teacher expected shots at school, not on drive home

SEATTLE (AP) — Longtime schoolteacher Deborah Judd has grown accustomed to active-shooter drills in her second-grade classroom....

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76ers assistant Billy Lange hired as Saint Joseph's coach

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saint Joseph's plucked Billy Lange off the Philadelphia 76ers bench to become the new head coach on Hawk...

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Tourist taking photos dies in fall at Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON WEST, Ariz. (AP) — Two people have died at the Grand Canyon in separate incidents this week that included one man...

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Clemson forward Javan White to leave program

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson reserve forward Javan White is transferring after one season with the Tigers.White is a 6-foot-10,...

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Federal judge holding trial on Alabama prisoner suicides

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After 15 inmates killed themselves within 15 months, a federal judge will weigh whether the Alabama...

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New York sues billionaire family behind maker of OxyContin

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is suing the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of...

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Mississippi St coach expects another grueling game vs ASU

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer remembers the team's last meeting with Arizona State as grueling. He...

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App State hires Presbyterian's Kerns as basketball coach

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State has hired Presbyterian's Dustin Kerns as its basketball coach.Athletic director Doug...

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3 dead after 15-hour standoff with police at hotel

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A 15-hour standoff at a New Hampshire hotel ended Thursday with three people dead, including two who...

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Florida men imprisoned for murder for 42 years ordered free

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An uncle and nephew who had been imprisoned for 42 years for a Florida murder were vindicated Thursday...

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Georgia Tech practices while mourning death of teammate

ATLANTA (AP) — On a chilly spring morning, the sun shining brightly under a brilliant azure sky, the Georgia Tech players...

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$768M Powerball winner bought ticket in Milwaukee suburb

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — A single ticket that matched all six Powerball numbers to win the estimated $768.4 million jackpot —...

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Duke, Michigan State, relative newcomers left in East Region

WASHINGTON (AP) — Zion Williamson went to Duke for its winning history. Kerry Blackshear went to Virginia Tech to create...

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Status unclear for injured Kentucky star PJ Washington

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — PJ Washington wasn't wearing a cast on his left foot when he arrived at the Sprint Center on Thursday,...

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Yale ex-coach pleads guilty in bribery scandal

BOSTON (AP) — A former women's soccer coach at Yale University pleaded guilty Thursday to taking hundreds of thousands of...

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Southwestern Energy Schedules First Quarter Conference Call for April 26, 2019

SPRING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 28, 2019--Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) today announced it will host a conference...

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2 more West Virginia men's hoops players seeking transfers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Two more West Virginia men's basketball players are looking to transfer and reduce coach Bob Huggins'...

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UCLA ready for challenge of UConn

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — UCLA coach Cori Close told her team to pack for 10 days when the Bruins left Los Angeles last week for the...

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New Alabama coach Nate Oats says, 'We can make a Final Four'

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nate Oats was a high school coach and math teacher making a five-figure salary six years ago.Then he...

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Trump extends humanitarian program for Liberian immigrants

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a one-year extension of a humanitarian program that allows...

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Arkansas court to be named for Richardson

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Nolan Richardson's name will grace the court at Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena.Arkansas athletic director...

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Hartford coach Kim McNeil takes job at East Carolina

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Hartford says women's basketball coach Kim McNeill has resigned to become the...

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Louisville's Nwora to enter NBA draft but retain eligibility

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville leading scorer Jordan Nwora will enter the NBA draft pool and maintain his collegiate...

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Plenty of on-court, off-court intrigue in Midwest Region

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last four teams standing in the Midwest Region are a celebration of everything that is good about...

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The Latest: Ex-Yale coach pleads guilty in bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a former Yale University soccer coach charged in college admissions scandal (all times local):3:40...

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Iowa State signs women's hoops coach Fennelly through 2025

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State and women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly have agreed to a contract extension through 2025.The...

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Billionaire's climate-change fight includes Wyoming research

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A British billionaire who's a major contributor to environmental causes, including fighting climate...

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Federal legalization of hemp creates quandary for US police

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming...

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The Latest: Male, female among dead in hotel standoff

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting and a standoff at a hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire:3:30 p.m.The New...

Both resting and playing Paul George has its drawbacks as Thunder approaches playoffs

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Luka Doncic didn’t make the trip to Oklahoma City with the Mavericks on Saturday. LeBron James won’t take the floor at Chesapeake Energy Arena with the Lakers on Tuesday. It’s that time of year when some of the NBA's best players rest due to...

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Beto O'Rourke hires Iowa caucus architect as state tactician

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa Democratic Party official is facing criticism for jumping to Beto O'Rourke's campaign —...

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Heels' Williams ready to go, Little questionable with flu

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — North Carolina guard Kenny Williams is ready to go against Auburn in the NCAA Tournament after...

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Police: Man driving 130 mph was heading to White House

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Missouri man who threatened President Donald Trump and sped to the White House with a gun had driven...

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Hokies say Outlaw to play vs. Duke after marijuana arrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams clarified the circumstances surrounding the arrest of swingman Ty Outlaw...

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EPA: No known toxic releases at flooded Superfund sites

MEAD, Neb. (AP) — Flooding in the Midwest temporarily cut off a Superfund site in Nebraska that stores radioactive waste and...

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The Latest: Milwaukee suburb excited for jackpot winner

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the $768 million Powerball winning ticket sold in Wisconsin (all times local):1:15...

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NHL embraces more betting, joins with 3rd gambling operator

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The NHL entered its third partnership in six months with a gambling operator on Thursday, another step in...

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Kamala Harris lands diverse endorsements in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced Thursday the rollout of a slate of endorsements...

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UConn expresses reservations about AAC media deal with ESPN

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Jean Labutis is 82-years-old and a huge UConn basketball fan.The retired lawyer, who lives in Manchester,...

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UMKC hires Northwestern assistant Donlon as hoops coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri-Kansas City hired Northwestern assistant Billy Donlon on Thursday to take over its men's...

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SDSU assistant tabbed as next head coach of men's hoops team

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State has promoted assistant Eric Henderson to be the next head coach of its men's...

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Police: 2 killed in 'random' shooting, crash in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — A man opened fire on motorists in a Seattle neighborhood in what authorities are calling a "random" attack that...

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Kalani Brown faces final chance for Final Four with Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown has a long list of accomplishments at Baylor, with Big 12 regular-season titles and NCAA...

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Ducks long shots in seed only as powerhouses start Sweet 16

The closest thing to a long shot left in the NCAA Tournament is in the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years, made the...