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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.