National Sports

Trio of top seeds puts ACC in the spotlight

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer The Atlantic Coast Conference comes into the NCAA Tournament with three No. 1 seeds. Putting three teams in the Final Four is a different matter. The last time one league had three teams in the national semifinals was 1985, the year the field expanded to 64 ...

Embiid, 76ers overcome Antetokounmpo’s 52 to beat Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a career-high 52 points, but Joel Embiid had 40 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Milwaukee Bucks 130-125 on Sunday. Antetokounmpo was 15 of 26 from the field, including 3 of 8 from 3-point range, and made 19 of 21 ...

Gonzaga earns No. 1 seed in NCAA West Region

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gonzaga had its 21-game winning streak end in the West Coast Conference tournament title game. The loss to Saint Mary's was not enough to make the NCAA Tournament selection committee move the top-ranked Bulldogs off the No. 1 ...

McIlroy emerges from wild day to win Players Championship

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish. Suddenly staked to a one-shot lead, McIlroy had a 125-yard walk along the water to the 17th hole to face ...

The West will be wild, but in the end, Duke will win title

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Think of the greatest rivalries in college sports. Michigan vs. Ohio State. Alabama vs. Auburn. Miami vs. Florida State. Everybody vs. Notre Dame. Duke vs. North Carolina is as good as any, if not better. They have met in basketball 251 times. They now ...

Biden’s verbal slip about campaign draws Democrats’ cheers

BY BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — Did Joe Biden accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House? Or was it just another slip of the tongue by the former vice president with a reputation for veering off script? In a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware ...

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

By MARGERY A. BECK Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities were using boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers, and ...

Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate

By JUANA SUMMERS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Donald Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties. She had ...

Where eagles flirt: A DC tale of love, loss and raccoons

BY ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a tale with everything you'd need for a soap opera: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship threatened by younger suitors, pregnancy and loss, and a hungry raccoon. Washingtonians, along with a global community of eagle-watchers, ...

Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it? As state legislatures across the U.S. decide whether to ...