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Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, center, holds a trophy with his team after beating Xavier during an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional final game Saturday, March 25, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
March 25, 2017 - 9:47 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The criticism dogged Gonzaga wherever it went, no matter how much it won. The Zags run up their record by beating up on teams in a weak conference, then always seemed to come up short as the calendar went deep into March. Few outside of Spokane believed the program Mark Few...
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Oregon guard Casey Benson drives to the basket past Kansas guard Josh Jackson (11) during the first half of a regional final of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
March 25, 2017 - 9:44 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 9:40 p.m. Tyler Dorsey's back-to-back 3-pointers, including a bank job at the buzzer, have given third-seeded Oregon a 44-33 lead over top-seeded Kansas in the Midwest Regional final. Oregon shot a blistering 58 percent from the field in the...
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United States' Ian Kinsler, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Jonathan Lucroy, left, and Adam Jones during the third inning against Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 25, 2017 - 7:58 pm
Adam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field. Now Jones and Machado are just teammates again. "Pretty cool catch, pretty great moment," Jones said. "Sorry it had to be my boy...
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Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams (3) celebrates after scoring against Xavier during the first half of an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional final game Saturday, March 25, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
March 25, 2017 - 7:36 pm
The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 7:35 p.m. Halftime did little to slow down Gonzaga's shooting success. Nigel Williams-Goss and Jordan Mathews each hit 3-pointers early in the second half to help the top-seeded Bulldogs build a 59-42 lead over No. 11 seed Xavier in the West...
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, attempts to back down Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
March 25, 2017 - 5:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamal Crawford scored 28 points off the bench, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 108-95 on Saturday to clinch a playoff berth for the sixth straight year. The Clippers trail the Jazz by a half-game in their race for the No. 4 playoff seed in the West. Blake Griffin...
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Dustin Johnson hits from the rough on the fifth hole during the round of 16 play at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 25, 2017 - 5:55 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm advanced to the semifinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play, staying on track for a potential showdown between the No. 1 player and Spain's rising star. Johnson lost a 3-up lead at the turn and for the first time in 71 holes of this event, he was...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
March 25, 2017 - 3:44 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took pole position with the fastest lap ever at Albert Park and will start the season-opening Australian Grand Prix at the front of the grid. The times kept improving during the three practice sessions and the Mercedes driver's last flying lap in...
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United States' Clint Dempsey, center, celebrates his free-kick goal with teammate Geoff Cameron, right, during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match against Honduras on Friday, March 24, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 25, 2017 - 3:37 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Just before they walked onto the field for a critical World Cup qualifier, American players received a message from Bruce Arena. "I have this copyrighted, but it was something to the effect of: first shot, first tackle, first goal," the returning coach said. "I have T-shirt...
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Florida guard Chris Chiozza (11) puts up a last second 3-point shot to score the game-winning points against Wisconsin in overtime of an East Regional semifinal game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in New York. Florida won 84-83. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 25, 2017 - 1:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With 4 seconds left in overtime, Chris Chiozza took off, hoping to get to the hoop or find an open man. Instead, the Florida point guard stopped short right at the 3-point line and let fly with a shot that will go down in Gators' history. Chiozza's 3-pointer swished in at the buzzer...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, watches the second half of an NBA basketball game beside Sacramento Kings coach Dave Joerger, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 25, 2017 - 1:53 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a night when the Warriors were uncharacteristically off while shooting from the perimeter, they made up for it with the type of ball movement that has become the norm for coach Steve Kerr's team. With the regular-season winding down, it's just another encouraging sign for...
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