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Gonzaga’s bid for perfection begins with No. 1 overall seed

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Gonzaga's road to perfection will be filled with familiar faces. The Bulldogs were the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament bracket announced Sunday as they try to become the first team in 35 years to complete a perfect season. Gonzaga is the top ...

K-State forward Gordon transferring after ‘health issues’

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State forward Antonio Gordon has been released from his scholarship and will transfer for his junior season. The 6-foot-9 forward from Lawton, Oklahoma, started 21 games and appeared in 27 more during his first two seasons with the Wildcats. The former ...

Humbled early, Texas back on track after sweeping Gamecocks

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Any consternation over how the Texas baseball team opened the season has been replaced by anticipation for what the Longhorns could accomplish as Big 12 play begins. Texas enters the week as a top-10 team again after it won three games against nationally ranked ...

Kansas headed to NCAA tourney trying to put bad week to bed

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — It began with the resignation of Kansas football coach Les Miles amid allegations of sexual harassment during his time at LSU. It continued days later with the resignation of ahtletic director Jeff Long for his role in the ...

Devoe, Georgia Tech beat No. 15 FSU 80-75 for ACC title

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jose Alvarado couldn't contain his emotions as the horn sounded, collapsing in disbelief as his Georgia Tech teammates mobbed each other near midcourt. He quickly ran to the celebration that included coach Josh Pastner — still ...

Cockburn scores 26 as No. 3 Illinois beats No. 5 Iowa 82-71

By The Associated Press undefined INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 18 of his 26 points in the first half, and No. 3 Illinois beat No. 5 Iowa 82-71 on Saturday to advance to the Big Ten Tournament title game. The Fighting Illini (22-6) have won six straight, with three coming against ...

James Harden has triple-double, Nets roll past Pistons

By The Associated Press undefined NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden scored 12 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and had his ninth triple-double with the Nets to help Brooklyn beat the Detroit Pistons 100-95 on Saturday night. Harden also had 10 rebounds and 10 assists in his 55th ...

No wind means no racing on America’s Cup day 4

By STEVE McMORRAN AP Sports Writer Suspense moved up another notch Sunday in the 36th match for the America's Cup between defender Team New Zealand and Italian challenger Luna Rossa when lack of wind prevented sailing on the scheduled fourth day. Each of the first three days has built the ...

Lightning raise championship banner, beat Predators 6-3

By The Associated Press undefined TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Playing in front of their home fans for the first time this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning raised their 2020 Stanley Cup banner and beat the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Saturday night. Tyler Johnson and Blake Coleman each had a goal and ...

Maryland beats Michigan State 68-57 in Big Ten tournament

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eric Ayala scored 21 points, Aaron Wiggins added 19 and Maryland dominated Michigan State in the second half to take a 68-57 win in a first-round Big Ten tournament game on Thursday. The eighth-seeded Terrapins (16-12) gave their NCAA Tournament hopes a big boost but now ...