Michigan State guard Cassius Winston (5) reacts to hitting a basket against Bucknell during the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament first-round game in Detroit, Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
March 16, 2018 - 10:36 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Miles Bridges outlasted Zach Thomas, scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to help third-seeded Michigan State hold on for an 82-78 win over Bucknell on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Thomas fouled out on a technical with 6:06 left and finished with 27...
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Auburn guard Malik Dunbar (14) reacts alongside head coach Bruce Pearl during the second half of a first-round NCAA college basketball tournament game against Charleston,Friday, March 16, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
March 16, 2018 - 10:31 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jared Harper made a clutch 3-pointer with 1:17 to go — his only basket of the game — and Auburn held off No. 13 seed College of Charleston 62-58 in a Midwest Region thriller to avoid becoming the second No. 4 seed upset at Viejas Arena on Friday. Auburn, playing under the cloud of...
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Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan reacts during first half NBA basketball action against the Dallas Stars in Toronto on Friday March 16, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 16, 2018 - 10:30 pm
TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan made the game-winning basket in overtime and the Toronto Raptors rallied to match the longest winning streak in franchise history, extending their season-best run to 11 by beating the Dallas Mavericks 122-115 on Friday night. DeRozan scored 29 points and Jonas...
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March 16, 2018 - 9:07 pm
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has claimed the pole for the NASCAR Cup series race in Fontana after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn't complete a lap. Truex won back-to-back poles for the first time in his career Friday, following up his pole in Phoenix with another speedy...
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Minnesota Vikings new quarterback Kirk Cousins addresses the media after he was introduced during a news conference, after signing a three-year, $84 million contract, at the NFL football team's new headquarters Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Eagan, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
March 16, 2018 - 7:58 pm
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The idea began to percolate about 2½ years ago, in discussions between Kirk Cousins and agent Mike McCartney about his status with the Washington Redskins and his future in the NFL. The goal was to get a fully guaranteed contract, the security players in this league of high...
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Texas forward Dylan Osetkowski goes to the basket against Nevada guard Josh Hall (33) in the first half of a first-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 16, 2018 - 7:55 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Caleb Martin scored 18 points and made two huge 3-pointers in overtime Friday as Nevada rallied to beat Texas 87-83 for its first NCAA Tournament victory since 2007. Nevada (28-7) erased a 14-point, second-half deficit and tied it at 68 when Jordan Caroline hit one of two...
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Henrik Stenson, of Sweden, hits from a bunker along the 16th fairway during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament Friday, March 16, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 16, 2018 - 7:54 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Henrik Stenson gave himself another chance to win at Bay Hill, and he made it a little bit tougher on Tiger Woods. Stenson made three big par saves at the turn to keep the round from getting away from him, ran off three straight birdies on his back nine and posted a 3-under 69...
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Butler forward Kelan Martin makes a layup against Arkansas during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, March 16, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
March 16, 2018 - 7:16 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Butler coach LaVall Jordan watched his team race out to a huge early lead, then give it all away before the first half was even over. That could have been a huge emotional swing, but the Bulldogs kept their cool. "We got up big and I didn't expect to beat them by 20," Jordan said. "...
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Villanova's Jalen Brunson, right, Mikal Bridges, center, and Phil Booth, left, chuckle as they take questions during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. Villanova faces Alabama in a second-round game on Saturday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 16, 2018 - 6:35 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's not a curse. Because Villanova has won a national championship. It's not always bad luck. Again, the banner in the rafters. It's certainly not something to fear. See, 2016. But the second round of the NCAA Tournament has certainly mystified the Wildcats for most of the last...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, center, and player Katie Lou Samuelson, left, smile as seniors Gabby Williams, center, and Kia Nurse leave play for the final time in regular season play during the second half an NCAA college basketball game against South Florida, in Storrs, Conn. UConn finishes No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the fifth straight year. The Huskies (32-0) enter the NCAA Tournament as the lone unbeaten team and went wire-to-wire as the unanimous top team. They received all 32 votes from the national media panel Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
March 16, 2018 - 4:57 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma doesn't take much for granted, but he's pretty confident his Huskies can get through the first couple rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The top seed in the women's tournament opens play Saturday against Saint Francis (Pa.) (24-9), a team out of the...
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