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Leaked bracket ruins suspense

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK — Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No. 1 seeds in the women’s NCAA Tournament, leading a March Madness field that was revealed early thanks to a production error. The bracket was mistakenly put out by ESPN ...

Kang, Gonzalez win starting infield jobs

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates. General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin ...

It’s the last go-around for veteran Temple coach

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer DAYTON — Fran Dunphy stood courtside with arms crossed, clutching a sheet of notes in his left hand, as the Temple Owls made layups to start practice. The school fight song played over the public address system at the University of Dayton, a place where the ...

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OVAC boys stars announced Ten area boys basketball players received first-team honors on the All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference. They include East Liverpool senior Gabe Roach and junior Tre Jackson, Beaver Local junior Luke Chetock and Oak Glen seniors Sean Smith and Ethan Travis,in ...

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6:30 p.m. (TRU) College basketball: NCAA Tournament: Prairie View vs. Farleigh Dickinson, First Four 7 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: NIT Tournament: St. Francis (PA) vs. Indiana, First Round 7 p.m. (ESPN2) College basketball: NIT Tournament: Hofstra vs. NC State, First Round 7 p.m. ...

Zion ready for NCAA’s biggest party

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer The clock is ticking. The rest of college basketball has three weeks to figure out how to stop Duke’s freshman force of nature, Zion Williamson. Williamson and the Blue Devils got the overall top seed in the tournament, while Gonzaga and two more ...

Build wall to save billions

President Donald Trump launched another battle for border-wall funding on Monday, calling for $8.6 billion additional dollars in his proposed federal budget for next year. Top Democrats came out swinging, bashing a border wall as “expensive and ineffective.” The truth is, Dems are not ...

Anti-Semitism in Dem Party nothing new

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., denies that anti-Semitism is “on the rise” within the Democratic Party. He’s right. This is not a recent phenomenon; anti-Semitism within the Democratic Party has been on the rise for some time. Democrats failed to pass a resolution specifically condemning ...

Pessimistic about politics

My latest book has a simple message built right into the title: “The Sun Is Still Rising: Politics Has Failed But America Will Not” expresses my deep pessimism about our broken political system and my great optimism about the future of our great nation. Many in the political world have ...

‘Captain Marvel’ soars even higher with stellar 2nd weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Captain Marvel” has continued to dominate the global box office in its second weekend in theaters, leaving newcomers in the dust. Walt Disney Studios estimated Sunday that the intergalactic superhero fell only 55 percent from its record-breaking opening. This ...