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Heat's Bosh out for season with blo...

Heat's Bosh out for season with blood clots

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh will miss at least the remainder of the season after developing blood clots on one of his lungs, the team announced Saturday.
Sources: NFL to take draft pick fro...

Sources: NFL to take draft pick from Falcons

The NFL is expected to suspend Falcons president Rich McKay from the competition committee and take a draft pick from Atlanta for piping crowd noise into its stadium over the past two years, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Sources: Browns GM likely to be sus...

Sources: Browns GM likely to be suspended

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer is expected to be suspended for sending texts to personnel during games, but the team is not expected to lose a draft pick, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Fiancee: Trashed box at Hernandez's...

Fiancee: Trashed box at Hernandez's request

The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified in his murder trial that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying.
Bradford's ex-coach helped QB to no...

Bradford's ex-coach helped QB to not quit

Josh Heupel, a trusted voice from Sam Bradford's past, helped the Eagles quarterback resist quitting football last year after he suffered a second devastating injury to his left knee in a span of nine months.
Hunter leaving Ga. State, dad for N...

Hunter leaving Ga. State, dad for NBA draft

Georgia State junior guard R.J. Hunter is heading to the NBA, he confirmed to ESPN.

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Durant to have another surgery, mis...

Durant to have another surgery, miss rest of season

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the season and have bone graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot.

The Oklahoma City Thunder had said last week he likely would be shut down for the season. The team was trying to figure out why his pain remained long after he was supposed to be able to play.

General manager Sam Presti said Friday the team expects Durant to return to basketball activities within the four to six months.

He said this decision was aimed at Durant's "long-term health and stability" and represented a consensus of Durant and his representatives, specialists and the team. The procedure was termed the "most proactive and recommended approach."

The Thunder are in position to make the playoffs without Durant, but they clearly will miss one of the game's most dynamic players. Durant last played Feb. 19 before the discomfort became too much to bear. He has played in just 27 games, averaging 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists.

Durant had his initial surgery in October and had been healing well. But in late February, he had a procedure to replace a screw that was rubbing against another bone. After that second surgery, the Thunder expected him to return in one to two weeks.

Durant then consulted with three foot and ankle specialists. It was determined there still was pain from the rubbing, plus regression in the initial break. It was then decided to proceed with the bone graft, Presti said.

"It's a blow for him and for our league," Cleveland's LeBron James said of his U.S. Olympic teammate. "We're a brotherhood and you never want anyone to go down, especially of that stature. He means a lot to our game and obviously means a lot to the OKC family, and you just wish him well and hopefully for a speedy recovery."

A week ago, Presti said Durant was struggling and the team did not want to rush him back. When asked if it would be best to end Durant's season, Presti said: "Essentially, that's the direction that we're taking right now."

Presti said the bone graft is a common procedure to fix the less than 10 percent of such foot operations that don't work out.

"While everyone is disappointed that Kevin falls into that group, we are encouraged that the bone graft procedure has historically demonstrated long-term health and stability," Presti said.

The Thunder entered Friday three games ahead of Phoenix for the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference standings. Point guard Russell Westbrook has emerged as an MVP candidate. He leads the league with 27.3 points per game while averaging 8.7 assists and 7.1 rebounds.

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Sooners wear down in 62-58 loss to ...

Sooners wear down in 62-58 loss to Spartans in East semis

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) It took four years for coach Lon Kruger to rebuild the Oklahoma Sooners into bona fide NCAA Tournament contenders.

The Sooners still have a few steps to take before they can be regarded as Elite Eight worthy.

Oklahoma (24-11) withered under Michigan State's defensive pressure in the second half of a 62-58 loss in an East Regional semifinal on Friday night. After getting off to a hot start by hitting eight of their first 11 shots, the Sooners went 12 of 44 the rest of the way.

"This group does a good job, making progress as a program," Kruger said. "They've taken some good steps. We've got a long way to go. But a good fight tonight."

Junior guard Buddy Hield led Oklahoma with 21 points. Senior forward TaShawn Thomas scored 16 and added seven rebounds.

Travis Trice led the Spartans with 24 points, while Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half.

The third-seeded Sooners were beaten by the seventh-seeded Spartans (26-11), who advance to play Louisville on Sunday.

This was Oklahoma's third-consecutive tournament appearance in four years under Kruger. And it was the Sooners' deepest run since the Blake Griffin-led team reached the regional final in 2009.

The Sooners were undone by an unproductive bench, which accounted for just three points - all by Khadeem Lattin.

"They just did it and we didn't," said Lattin. "It was another one of those games where we had control. We took control of the game early, and something just got away from us."

The game turned once Michigan State took its first lead, going up 44-42 on Dawson's 8-foot turnaround jumper with 9:26 left. The teams traded the lead four times before the Spartans went ahead for good with 6:42 left, when Matt Costello put back his own miss with an emphatic dunk.

After Hield missed a 3-point attempt at the other end, Valentine responded by hitting a pull-up 3-pointer in transition to make it 51-47.

And Michigan State maintained the lead by finally hitting shots from the free-throw line. After missing seven of their first 10, the Spartans were perfect on their final six free throws.

Trice hit two to put Michigan State up 62-58 with 13.2 seconds left. Hield missed a 3-point attempt on what became the Sooners' final possession in a game that stretched into Saturday morning.

TIP-INS

Michigan State: The Spartans improved their NCAA tournament record to 62-27, and moved into seventh place on the victory list - one ahead of Syracuse. ... The Spartans were a No. 7 seed when they reached the Elite 8 in 2003.

Oklahoma: Coach Lon Kruger stayed true to form by starting the same five he's had all season. The Sooners are just one of six teams in the nation to start the same five this year. Kruger did the same last year. ... The Sooners bench had combined for 30 points in its last two games.

UP NEXT:

Michigan State: Faces No. 4 seed Louisville in the East final on Sunday. The Spartans trail the all-time series 5-3, and meet the Cardinals the tournament for the fourth time - and third in seven years.

Oklahoma: Season is over with the Sooners losing just one starter, Thomas, to graduation.

Louisville beats NC State 75-65; on...

Louisville beats NC State 75-65; on to Elite 8

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

Louisville (27-8), the fourth seed in the East and seeking to make its third Final Four in four years, will play either No. 3 seed Oklahoma or seventh-seeded Michigan State in the East final on Sunday. The Sooners and Spartans played in Friday's nightcap in the Carrier Dome.

After toppling top-seeded Villanova, North Carolina State (22-14), the eighth seed, saw its postseason run end against a team that refused to quit.

Louisville wasn't given much chance of playing in late March after it lost two of three entering the NCAA Tournament, but gritty wins over UC Irvine and Northern Iowa had the Cardinals brimming with confidence.

Terry Rozier had 17 points and 14 rebounds and freshman guard Quentin Snider added 14 points for the Cardinals.

Trevor Lacey led the Wolfpack with 18 points, while Ralston Turner had 12 and Kyle Washington 11.

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Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1...

Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

HOUSTON (AP) Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament.

Gonzaga's big man got to star in the show in prime time on Friday night, scoring 18 points with nine rebounds to lead the second-seeded Bulldogs to a 74-62 win over No. 11 seed UCLA in the Houston Regional semifinals.

The victory puts Gonzaga (35-2) in the Elite Eight for the second time, its first regional final since 1999. The Bulldogs will play the winner of the Utah-Duke game on Sunday.

UCLA (22-14) opened the second half with a 6-0 run to get within 35-34. Gonzaga got going after that, scoring the next 12 points, thanks to the powerful inside game of the 7-foot-1, 288-pound Karnowski to make it 47-34.

"For me it was always a dream to be here and to play deep into the NCAA Tournament," Karnowski said. "And right now I'm here and I'm trying to enjoy every second of it."

Karnowski helped the Bulldogs grab six more offensive rebounds than UCLA, which Bruins coach Steve Alford believes was the key to the game.

"We didn't rebound the basketball," Alford said. "They got too many second shots."

Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer raved about Karnowski's work.

"He was a beast down there, just gobbling up offensive boards," Wiltjer said. "It's so easy for us, especially when we're on the perimeter, to just throw it down to him and he gets a bucket."

The Bruins, who lost in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year, were done in by a tough shooting night that included long stretches without scoring. They were led by Norman Powell's 16 points.

They quieted doubters who questioned whether they should be in the tournament by winning their first two games, but couldn't stay with the Bulldogs on a night when their shots weren't falling. Powell made just 8 of 19 shots and Bryce Alford was 3 of 11.

It's Gonzaga's second win over UCLA this season after also beating the Bruins in December. Gonzaga's only loss to UCLA in the four-game history of the series came in a 73-71 defeat in the regional semifinal in 2006.

It will be the first trip to the round of eight for Gonzaga coach Mark Few, who took over the season after they last made it.

"The one accomplishment that we haven't done is reach the Final Four and we finally have an opportunity to do that," Few said.

The Bruins couldn't find any offense as Gonzaga built its lead early in the second half.

Domantas Sabonis drew ooh's and ahh's from the crowd when the 6-10 Lithuanian grabbed a bounce pass from Karnowski and sailed over Isaac Hamilton for a one-handed dunk that made it 51-37 with 11 minutes remaining.

Karnowski found Sabonis again a few minutes later, when he passed it behind his back and Sabonis finished with a layup to push the lead to 14 points.

Gonzaga was up 13-10 less than six minutes into the game when both offenses went cold, combining to miss the next 19 shots.

There were missed layups, shots from the outside that clanged off the rim and even a couple of air balls. No matter what either team tried, they simply couldn't make a shot for about 6 1/2 minutes. Gonzaga extended the lead a bit with three free throws.

Powell finally ended the field goal drought when he drove into the lane and his layup mercifully fell through the net to cut the lead to 16-12 about eight minutes before halftime. The Bulldogs scored a few seconds later on a jump shot by Karnowski.

Gonzaga led 35-28 at halftime.

VENUE TO BLAME FOR POOR SHOOTING?

With both teams struggling to shoot, many questions were asked about whether the venue caused problems. The games are being played in NRG Stadium, which is home to the Houston Texans, and the setup, with no walls behind either basket, challenges players' depth perception.

Entering Friday's game, teams have shot a combined 39.8 percent in nine NCAA Tournament games at NRG. UCLA shot 38.8 percent on Friday and Gonzaga shot 40.3 percent.

But no one on either team would use that as an excuse.

"We just missed shots," Wiltjer said. "You either make them or you don't. We don't really blame it on the arena or anything like that."

TIP-INS

UCLA: Alford had eight points. ... Looney had nine points and eight rebounds.

Gonzaga: Wiltjer had eight points and 10 rebounds after leading the team in their first two tournament games with 23 and 24 points. ... Sabonis scored 12 points before fouling out late.

UP NEXT:

UCLA: As their season ends they wait to see if Looney will stay or declare for the NBA.

Gonzaga: Faces the winner of the Utah-Duke game on Sunday in the regional final.

David Ortiz defends his reputation ...

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: "I never knowingly took any steroids." And this, too: "I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame."

The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in a column Thursday for The Players' Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives professional athletes a platform.

Ortiz also voiced his displeasure that he will "always be considered a cheater" to his detractors. He contends that nobody in baseball has been tested more often for performance-enhancing drugs - more than 80 times since 2004.

"I have never failed a single one of those tests and I never will," Ortiz wrote.

In 2009, the New York Times reported Ortiz was on a list of 104 players who allegedly tested positive during Major League Baseball's 2003 survey of steroid use - results that were supposed to be anonymous. Ortiz later said he wound up on the list because he used nutritional supplements and was careless about their contents.

"Most guys were taking over-the-counter supplements then. Most guys are still taking over-the-counter supplements. If it's legal, ballplayers take it," Ortiz wrote. "Why? Because if you make it to the World Series, you play 180 games. Really think about that for a second. 180 games. Your kids could be sick, your wife could be yelling at you, your dad could be dying - nobody cares.

"Nobody cares if you have a bone bruise in your wrist or if you have a pulled groin. You're an entertainer. The people want to see you hit a 95-mile-an-hour fastball over a damn 37-foot wall."

Ortiz said he had two drug testers arrive early at his house in the Dominican Republic one day over the offseason. His kids are so used to them showing up, he said, they were laughing and taking pictures as the testers drew Ortiz's blood in the kitchen. Ortiz said to them: "Let me tell you something. The only thing you're going to find in my blood is rice and beans."

Added Ortiz: "In some people's minds, I will always be considered a cheater," emphasizing his point with an expletive.

Ortiz is a .285 hitter with 466 career homers and 1,533 RBIs. He believes his numbers are Hall of Fame worthy.

"I've won three World Series since MLB introduced comprehensive drug testing. I've performed year after year after year. But if a bunch of writers who have never swung a bat want to tell me it's all for nothing, OK. Why do they write my legacy?" Ortiz wrote. "In 75 years, when I'm dead and gone, I won't care if I'm in the Hall of Fame. I won't care if a bunch of baseball writers know the truth about who I am in my soul and what I have done in this game. I care that my children know the truth."

Big Papi said his mental preparation was one of his biggest attributes.

"They're only going to remember my power," Ortiz wrote. "They're not going to remember the hours and hours and hours of work in the film room. They're not going to remember the BP. They're not going to remember me for my intelligence.

"Despite all I've done in this game, I'm just the big DH from the Dominican. They turn you into a character, man."

Freshman-led Duke in another region...

Freshman-led Duke in another regional final, beat Utah 63-57

HOUSTON (AP) Justise Winslow says coach Mike Krzyzewski never treated him and the other Duke freshmen like, well, freshmen.

These young Blue Devils certainly aren't playing like it either - and have Coach K one win away from another NCAA Final Four.

"He gave us his trust and just believed in us," said Winslow, one of the three freshman starters. "When you have that, you play like yourself."

Winslow, playing home in Houston the day after his 19th birthday, had 21 points and 10 rebounds for South Regional top seed Duke in a 63-57 Sweet 16 victory over revived Utah on Friday night.

Freshman guard Tyus Jones had 15 points while standout big man Jahlil Okafor had six points and eight rebounds.

Duke (32-4) will play in its 20th regional final, the 14th under Coach K for the most by any active coach. The last Final Four appearance was in 2010, when the Blue Devils also went through Houston on way to their fourth national title.

"This has been one of my favorite groups. They've been easy to coach and they really get along. There's only a good attitude, only a good attitude and a willingness to learn." Krzyzewski said. "Sometimes freshmen don't learn that until they're older. But these guys knew it from the beginning. That's why they've had a special year."

The Blue Devils play No. 2 seed Gonzaga (35-2) on Sunday in the South Regional final, with the winner going to Indianapolis for the Final Four. The Bulldogs beat 11th-seeded UCLA 74-62 in the earlier game Friday night at NRG Stadium, the home of the NFL's Houston Texans.

Brandon Taylor had 15 points for the Utes (26-9), the No. 5 seed with an at-large berth out of the Pac-12.

Utah and its Coach K, Larry Krystkowiak, got to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005, and only three years after winning six games in Krystkowiak's first season.

Leading scorer Delon Wright was the Utes' only senior starter, and Dallin Bachynski the only other graduating player who played regularly.

Asked where he goes from now, Krystkowiak said it was time to decompress a bit.

"Just enjoyed the experience with these kids, and am going to soak this up and reflect," he said.

Wright, who got his third foul on a questionable call with about 5 minutes left in the first half, finished with 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting. Dallin Bachynski added 11 points for the Utes, and 7-foot freshman Jakob Poeltl had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Even after Utah didn't score until nearly 5 minutes into the game, Duke was down 8-5 before going ahead to stay with an 8-0 run in just over 2 1/2 minutes when all the Blue Devils freshman starters scored.

Winslow's 3-pointer at 12:36 tied the game 8-8 before Amile Jefferson's tiebreaking layup. Okafor had a jumper before Jones' layup made it 14-8 with 9:54 left.

Another 8-0 run after halftime pushed the Blue Devils to a 49-34 lead with 8:41 left.

That spurt included four free throws by Quinn Cook, the senior guard who also made it to a Sweet 16 in 2013 - but was also part of the Blue Devils squads upset in their NCAA openers last year (Mercer) and in 2012 (Lehigh).

Wright got his third foul with 4:57 left in the first half in a scramble for the ball - under the Duke basket and in front of the Utah bench. Wright and Winslow were both on the floor, the Duke freshman on his back, when the foul was called.

Duke was up 27-17 on a layup by Okafor with 3:04 left, but didn't score again until after halftime.

Wright got back in the game after halftime, making a jumper on the first shot for a 27-24 score. The Utes never got closer.

After Utah had scored nine points in a row to get within 49-43 with 3:42 left, Winslow made a big-time play. He drove into traffic and made a layup while being fouled, then added the free throw.

"He played phenomenal. He was outstanding. He was the best player on the floor." Okafor said. "Maybe because he's in Houston or maybe because he's 19 now. It was fun to watch."

NOT OVER YET

The players had already had their customary postgame handshake, and several Utah players were headed down the steps off the elevated court when officials blew their whistle after reviewing a call. Cook grabbed a rebound of a missed 3-pointer with 6 seconds left, and Utah was trying to foul. They didn't get a whistle until the buzzer sounded. Officials reviewed and determined there was six-tenths of a second on the clock when they called the foul. Cook made one of two free throws.

TIP-INS

Utah: The Utes missed their first nine shots before Poeltl scored inside with 15:19 left in the first half. And they trailed only 3-2, before Bachynski scored six points in a row for an 8-5 lead.

Duke: Krzyzewski has a record 85 NCAA Tournament wins, 20 more than Dean Smith and Roy Williams.

UP NEXT

Utah: Season Over.

Duke: Play Gonzaga in South Regional final Sunday.

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Duke back in Final Four after 66-52...

Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga (Yahoo Sports)

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski celebrates with Matt Jones after the second half of a college basketball regional final game against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Houston. Duke won 66-52. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four. With their trio of freshmen starting, the Blue Devils are going to their 16th Final Four, and a record-tying 12th for Krzyzewski, after a 66-52 win over Gonzaga on Sunday to win the South Regional. ''Just being with these kids and sharing this moment and this Final Four, I'm so happy, I'm so happy for them and to be with them,'' Coach K said. ... They're taking me to Indy, which is kind of neat.'' Justise Winslow, the freshman playing home in Houston, finished with 16 points after rolling his left ankle early in the game, and had a big 3-pointer in the closing minutes.

Spartans Final Four-bound after 76-...

Spartans Final Four-bound after 76-70 OT win over Louisville (Yahoo Sports)

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo, center front, celebrates with his team after the regional final against Louisville in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. Michigan State won the game 76-70. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard's vow lasted no more than 10 seconds once the final horn sounded following Michigan State's 76-70 overtime victory over Louisville in a thrilling NCAA Tournament East Regional final Sunday. I'm mad that I even cried now.'' That's when senior forward Branden Dawson interjected by saying that was the first time he's ever seen Trice cry. Counted out for done as recently as six weeks ago, the seventh-seeded Spartans (27-11) let it all out in a thrilling display of perseverance and defensive grit to oust the fourth-seeded Cardinals (27-9).

2 Alabama players arrested in separ...

2 Alabama players arrested in separate weekend cases (Yahoo Sports)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban cheers his defensive backs as they work through drills during NCAA college football practice, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama coach Nick Saban is expected to address the media Monday after two Crimson Tide players were arrested in separate cases over the weekend.

Rick Barnes says he wanted to stay ...

Rick Barnes says he wanted to stay as Texas coach (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Feb. 2015, file photo, Texas head coach Rick Barnes calls to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State in Austin, Texas. Barnes, who shaped Texas into a national basketball power with three Big 12 championships and 16 NCAA Tournament appearances in 17 years, will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years Sunday, insisting he's grateful for his time with Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired.

Clippers beat Celtics 119-106 for 7...

Clippers beat Celtics 119-106 for 7th straight win (Yahoo Sports)

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29: J.J. Redick #4 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots against the Boston Celtics on March 29, 2015 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 119-106 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive win. On March 13, the Clippers - minus Blake Griffin - lost 129-99 in Dallas. ''With Blake back, he makes us that much more dangerous and you have to pick your poison.'' Griffin had 21 points and nine rebounds for Los Angeles, which jumped out to a 68-47 halftime lead.

Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup win,...

Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, 5th at Martinsville (Yahoo Sports)

Denny Hamlin sprays cola after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track. Now, with his spot in NASCAR's Chase for the championship virtually assured, they can work to make it better. Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and ended Toyota's 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. It was his fifth victory on NASCAR's oldest, smallest circuit.

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Rosenthal: Tanaka to Yankees restor...

Rosenthal: Tanaka to Yankees restores natural order in baseball

Japanese ace Tanaka agrees to 7-yea...

Japanese ace Tanaka agrees to 7-year, $155 million deal with Yankees

The New York Yankees and prized Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreed Wednesday to a $155 million, seven-year contract.
Aussie Open: Federer ousts Murray, ...

Aussie Open: Federer ousts Murray, will face Nadal in semis

Roger Federer regained his dominance over Andy Murray in Grand Slam matches and advanced to his 11th consecutive Australian Open semifinal with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 win Wednesday.
Red-hot Durant scores 46, leads Thu...

Red-hot Durant scores 46, leads Thunder past Trail Blazers

Kevin Durant scored 11 of his 46 points in the final 3:23 to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-97 on Tuesday night.
Browns to interview Bills' Pettine ...

Browns to interview Bills' Pettine with Broncos' Gase out of running

Adam Gase has told the Browns not to wait for him.
Players reportedly wanted A-Rod kic...

Players reportedly wanted A-Rod kicked out of MLBPA after lawsuit

Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed.

Reuters

Ex-NFL player's fiancee to continue...

Ex-NFL player's fiancee to continue testimony at murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (Reuters) - The fiancee of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is expected to continue testifying in his Massachusetts murder trial on Monday after she said last week he told her he did not murder the man he is accused of fatally shooting in June 2013.
Woods drops out of world's top 100

Woods drops out of world's top 100

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has dropped outside the top 100 in the world golf rankings for the first time since 1996.
Volvo race leaders Dongfeng break m...

Volvo race leaders Dongfeng break mast but may continue

ALICANTE, Spain (Reuters) - Dongfeng Race Team, joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race, were forced to suspend racing in the fifth leg early on Monday when their mast broke in the middle of the Southern Ocean.
Dongfeng quit Volvo Ocean Race fift...

Dongfeng quit Volvo Ocean Race fifth leg as mast breaks

ALICANTE, Spain (Reuters) - Dongfeng Race Team, joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race, were dramatically forced to quit the fifth leg early on Monday when their mast broke in the Southern Ocean.
Astana's fate not sealed yet, decis...

Astana's fate not sealed yet, decision expected in two weeks

PARIS (Reuters) - Astana are expecting to learn whether they retain their World Tour (elite) license in about two weeks, a source within the Kakazh-funded team told Reuters on Monday.
Vettel win is a relief for all exce...

Vettel win is a relief for all except Mercedes

SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - An ebullient Sebastian Vettel spoke at length about the importance of his first win for Ferrari when addressing reporters after his Malaysian Grand Prix triumph on Sunday, yet his beaming smile pretty much said it all.

SI.com

A few words with World Cup broadcas...

A few words with World Cup broadcaster Darke

The poet laureate of soccer in the United States is not an American. ESPN's Ian Darke was born on the south coast of England in the naval port town of Portsmouth and since he landed on American shores fulltime for the 2010 World Cup, his soccer calls have thrilled the American public with the most famous being his description of Landon Donovan's injury-time game-winner against Algeria during that tournament.
Colombia's Radamel Falcao out for W...

Colombia's Radamel Falcao out for World Cup, ACL recovery comes up short

Star Colombian striker Radamel Falcao will miss the World Cup after his ACL recovery falls short.
Colombia's Radamel Falcao out for W...

Colombia's Radamel Falcao out for World Cup

Seattle rises to No. 1

Seattle rises to No. 1

End of an era: Frank Lampard leaves...

End of an era: Frank Lampard leaves Chelsea

USA's first foe Ghana finalizes Wor...

USA's first foe Ghana finalizes World Cup roster

Sky Sports

Hamburg targeting Tuchel

Hamburg targeting Tuchel

Hamburg director of sport Dietmar Beiersdorfer says the Bundesliga strugglers want to appoint Thomas Tuchel as their head coach.
Wrexham dismiss boss Wilkin

Wrexham dismiss boss Wilkin

Wrexham have sacked boss Kevin Wilkin just a day after losing the FA Trophy final at Wembley.
Earle signs new Scarlets deal

Earle signs new Scarlets deal

George Earle has secured a contract extension with the Scarlets and will qualify for Wales in time for this year’s World Cup on residency rules.
Car crash injures three Greeks

Car crash injures three Greeks

Three players from the Greek national team soccer were injured when their taxi crashed on its way to Budapest airport on Monday morning.
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Watch the Miami Open live

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Miami Open - live scores

Miami Open - live scores

Follow the latest scores from the ATP and WTA competitions on day five of the Miami Open.

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March Madness: See Which Teams Reac...

March Madness: See Which Teams Reached the Final Four

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Analysis: Notre Dame 77, Baylor 68

Analysis: Notre Dame 77, Baylor 68

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Notre Dame is going back to the Final Four, which means it is now part of an even more elite quartet of college basketball programs than just those that will gather in Tampa, Florida, next week. Pushed hard by No. 2 seed Baylor in a rematch of last season's regional final that was played on its own court in South Bend, Indiana, No. 1 seed Notre Dame pulled away in the closing minutes for a 77-68 win on a neutral court. Continuing a run that began before any of the current players were part of the roster, the Fighting Irish will make their fifth consecutive appearance in the Final Four, something only three other programs have accomplished. For the second game in a row -- and marking her first back-to-back games all season of at least 20 points -- sophomore point guard Lindsay Allen led Notre Dame in scoring with 23 points. She added seven assists and didn't commit a turnover in 40 minutes. Michaela Mabrey, Jewell Loyd and Brianna Turner also reached double...
Duke's freshmen deliver again

Duke's freshmen deliver again

HOUSTON - Jahlil Okafor, the 6-foot-11, all-everything freshman center for the Duke Blue Devils, stood on a ladder for what seemed like too long. Scissors in hand, snipping away at the nets after the Blue Devils topped the Gonzaga Bulldogs 66-52 to advance to the Final Four, Okafor couldn't quite figure out how to free the piece of net from the teeth of the rim. For a program that will make its 16th Final Four appearance, cutting down nets is still a new experience for a team that plays four freshmen, including three starters. "It's the youngest team I've ever had," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "No one would ever say that because it's Duke or because it's me." Krzyzewski tied legendary UCLA coach John Wooden with his 12th Final Four appearance, yet his team's youth makes its trip to Indianapolis next weekend unlike any he has made before. "He's obviously been to a bunch of Final Fours, but for him to be as...
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