Pac-12 and ACC top conferences in opening round
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pac-12 and Atlantic Coast Conference showed conference supremacy in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament.
Where's Cinderella? Favorites dominating in NCAA 2nd round
Fletcher Magee shot Wofford out of the NCAA Tournament. Murray State's Ja Morant scored 28 points but his team couldn't slow down Florida State.
TIPPING OFF: Dawkins faces his alma mater as UCF meets Duke
The point guard for Mike Krzyzewski's first Final Four team now is trying to lead Central Florida to its first Sweet 16 berth. Standing in Johnny Dawkins' way is his former coach and boss.
Auburn blows past Kansas 89-75 to reach Sweet 16
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bruce Pearl and Auburn made another unexpected leap in its rebuilding process Saturday night, putting on a dazzling offensive display to take down a college basketball blue blood.
Inspired by grieving friend, Florida State rolls to Sweet 16
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Scribbled in black marker on Terance Mann's left shoe was all the inspiration he needed: Mike Cofer, 3-21-19.
Morant's breakout season ends with blowout by Florida State
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ja Morant, perhaps sensing this would be his last opportunity to score for Murray State, turned on the jets and darted through three defenders for a driving layup.
NCAA Latest: Auburn trounces Kansas to reach Sweet 16
The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. Auburn is going back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003.
With Curry resting, Doncic and Dirk lift Mavs over Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki added one more memorable game in his final visit to Oracle Arena, scoring a season-high 21 points and insisting he couldn't remember whether it was a chair or a trash can that he threw into a wall opposite the visitors' locker room at one of his favorite arenas.
Edwards leads Purdue to rout of reigning champ Villanova
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Purdue's Carsen Edwards says he was getting tired of answering questions about his shooting slump. The Boilermakers' junior star had all the answers Saturday night.
Young's last-second jumper lifts Hawks past 76ers 129-127
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young wants to be known as a player his Atlanta teammates can look to when the game is on the line. The rookie made the most of his chance to be that go-to player.
Slammed: Clarke scores 36 in Gonzaga's 83-71 win over Baylor
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Next stop on the Brandon Clarke Dunk 'n Swat Festival: The Sweet 16. The Gonzaga forward had five monster dunks, five blocks, matched a career-high with 36 points and enjoyed the overall kind of night that earns potential NBAers millions, while leading the top-seeded Bulldogs to an 83-71 rejection of Baylor on Saturday.
Waters' drive beats Maryland 69-67, sends LSU to Sweet 16
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It's probably the same play suspended LSU coach Will Wade would have called. After all, it worked several times during the regular season.
Michigan returning to Sweet 16 after toppling Florida 64-49
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michigan's biggest concern against Florida was facing the Gators' lockdown defense. The solution? Beat Florida at its own game.
Kentucky shuts down Magee, beats Wofford 62-56 in NCAAs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Everywhere Fletcher Magee turned, there was a hand in his face, a body in his way, a relentless wave of blue that was intent on making sure he never found any alone time.
UC Irvine dubs assistant as its own 'Sister Jean' in NCAAs
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When UC Irvine made the NCAA Tournament, coach Russell Turner believed his team had many of the same ingredients that fueled Loyola of Chicago's surprising run to the Final Four last year.
Zion-Tacko matchup highlights NCAA second round in East
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tacko Fall really hopes the UCF-Duke NCAA Tournament game is not all about the Knights' 7-foot-6 center and the Blue Devils' explosive freshman star Zion Williamson.
Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case
MIAMI (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation.
Sale, Red Sox agree to deal adding $145 million from 2020-24
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — After winning a World Series with the Red Sox, Chris Sale preferred to stay in Boston rather than find out what he would be worth as a free agent after this season.
AP source: Verlander, Astros to add $66M for 2020, '21
Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros have agreed to a contract adding an additional $66 million in guaranteed money for 2020 and '21, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
Thrifty minor leaguer to live in school bus during season
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Grueling, late-night road trips are a loathed hallmark of minor league baseball, and most ballplayers can't wait to leave bus life behind.
Goldschmidt, Cardinals finalize $130M deal for 2020-24
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt wanted to stay in St. Louis, just like Mark McGwire, Jim Edmonds and Matt Holliday. Acquired in December from Arizona, the six-time All-Star first baseman gave up a chance to become a free agent after this season when he finalized a new contract with the Cardinals on Saturday that guarantees an additional $130 million from 2020-24.
Chen produces spectacular free skate to win gold at worlds
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen delivered a spectacular free skate Saturday to win the gold medal again at the figure skating world championships.
NCAA to appeal ruling in antitrust case about compensation
The NCAA and major college conferences will appeal a judge's ruling that the governing body violated antitrust laws by limiting education-related benefits to athletes.
TIPPING OFF: Tight games, near upsets mark women's tourney
NEW YORK (AP) — It was some opening day for the women's NCAA Tournament. Two games went to overtime — which is one more than the first round last year — while many others came down to the final minute.
TIPPING OFF: Wofford, Murray State aim for big March moment
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first teams will earn their spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 on Saturday — and the upstarts are right there near the front of the line.