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Xavier guard Quentin Goodin (3) celebrates after his team beat Arizona during an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional semifinal game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 24, 2017 - 3:59 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier didn't look like an Elite Eight team in early March, coming off six straight defeats that led coaches to try to burn the month of February from the players' memories, literally. Ranked No. 7 in the preseason, the Musketeers had dropped out of the poll and were a bubble team...
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St. Louis Blues left wing Magnus Paajarvi points to teammate Patrik Berglund after Berglund assisted on Paajarvi's second goal of the night against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in St. Louis. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
March 24, 2017 - 11:49 am
CHICAGO (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the International Olympic Committee and hockey's governing body will have to make concessions before the league sends the world's best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next February. For now, Bettman says, "assume we're not going." Bettman...
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FILe - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Ottawa Senators' Erik Karlsson (65) keeps the puck away from goalie Craig Anderson (41) and Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario. The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will play two regular-season games in Sweden next season. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association on Friday, March 24, 2017, announced their new “Global Series” games Nov. 10 and 11 in Stockholm .(Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 24, 2017 - 11:48 am
The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will play two games in Sweden next season, the NHL's first regular-season games in Europe since 2011. The NHL and NHL Players' Association on Friday announced their new Global Series games Nov. 10 and 11 in Stockholm. This is the NHL's sixth trip to Europe...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain waits in his car as his team mechanics change his tires during the first practice session for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)
March 24, 2017 - 1:53 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The new owners of Formula One are planning to have more races and a greater presence in North America, and wouldn't mind revving up the ratings with some extra friction among drivers. Sean Bratches, the managing director of the Formula One Group — formerly Liberty Media...
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Xavier guard J.P. Macura, left, defends on Arizona guard Rawle Alkins (1) during the first half of an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional semifinal game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
March 24, 2017 - 1:46 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Not long after losing to Arizona's Sean Miller at the 2015 NCAA Tournament, Xavier coach Chris Mack jokingly said his friend should let him win the next one. This was no gift between former colleagues. The Musketeers earned this one and now they're headed to the Elite Eight...
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Xavier players including Sean O'Mara, right, and Quentin Goodin (3) celebrate after beating Arizona during an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional semifinal game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 24, 2017 - 1:13 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 1:05 a.m. Xavier's upset of Arizona wrapped up Thursday's four-game slate, sending the Musketeers into the Elite Eight as a surprise team alongside high seeds Gonzaga, Kansas and Oregon. That made Arizona...
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Oregon forward Dillon Brooks, left, celebrates with Jordan Bell after a regional semifinal against Michigan in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Oregon won 69-68. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 23, 2017 - 11:53 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyler Dorsey's teammates call him "Mr. March." Yeah, that fits. Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon held on to end No. 7 Michigan's dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal on...
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Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan, center, passes the ball between Kansas' Frank Mason III (0) and Landen Lucas during the first half of a regional semifinal of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 23, 2017 - 9:51 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 9:45 p.m. You wouldn't expect there to be a man-to-man showdown between national player of the year front-runners when one stands 5-foot-11 while the other is 6-9 and 250 pounds. That's exactly what is...
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Oregon forward Dillon Brooks, left, celebrates with Jordan Bell after a regional semifinal against Michigan in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Oregon won 69-68. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 23, 2017 - 9:37 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon ended No. 7 Michigan's dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal on Thursday night. Dorsey, the man the Ducks call "Mr. March," had his sixth...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Washington. Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel says he and national hockey federations need to know by the end of April whether the NHL will participate in Winter Olympics next year, or not. Capitals and Russian superstar Alex Ovechkin has said he plans to play in South Korea, even if he has to leave his NHL team while it is playing games. “(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
March 23, 2017 - 7:59 pm
The NHL may be nearing a deadline to decide whether to allow the world's best hockey players to participate in the Winter Olympics next year in South Korea. "I hope we can find a compromise in the next two or three weeks," International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel told The Associated...
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