Basketball

Arizona State's Kimani Lawrence, left, and St. John's Sedee Keita, right, dive for a loose ball during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 21, 2019 - 12:42 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley — a two-time champion guard at Duke — get his first NCAA Tournament win as a coach. Luguentz Dort shook off knee and hip injuries from a hard fall, scored 21 points and led the Sun Devils to a long-awaited NCAA...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks' Brook Lopez (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
March 20, 2019 - 10:28 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Collin Sexton scored 25 points, Jordan Clarkson added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers delayed Milwaukee from clinching the Central Division on Wednesday night with a 107-102 win over the bruised Bucks, who were without superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. Sexton made a 3-pointer...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) shoots as Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier, from right, Aron Baynes, Marcus Smart and Al Horford watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 20, 2019 - 10:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics 118-115 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory...
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North Dakota State's Tyson Ward reacts after the team's win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 20, 2019 - 9:13 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tyson Ward scored 23 points, and North Dakota State advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 64 with a 78-74 win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game on Wednesday night. Vinnie Shahid had 14 points, including a pair of foul shots with 8 seconds left to seal the game...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright, left, talks to referee Pat Driscoll during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall in the championship of the Big East Conference tournament, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in New York. Villanova won 74-72. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 20, 2019 - 8:05 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova is coming into the NCAA Tournament this year from an unfamiliar angle. The defending national champions bring the cache that comes with two NCAA titles in the last three seasons, along with a couple of key senior leaders who have a wealth of postseason experience...
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People on a boat float down floodwaters that cover Washington Street Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Hamburg, Iowa. As some communities along the Missouri River start to shift their focus to flood recovery after a late-winter storm, residents in two Iowa cities are still in crisis mode because their treatment plants have shut down and they lack fresh water. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 7:45 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As some communities along the Missouri River start to shift their focus to flood recovery after a late-winter storm, residents in two Iowa cities are stuck in crisis mode after their treatment plants shut down and left them in need of fresh water. Tanker trucks from the Iowa...
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Kentucky's Ashton Hagans, coach John Calipari, left rear, and PJ Washington, right, watch the broadcast of the NCAA men's Division I college basketball tournament selection show at Calipari's home in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
March 20, 2019 - 6:43 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As the Kentucky Wildcats went through a casual shoot-around the day before their opening game of the NCAA tournament, complete with a blaring band and thousands of blue-clad fans watching every move, something was missing. Their best player. PJ Washington, a rare sophomore...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Penn State's Cael Sanderson yells during a 141 pound weight class match during the Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Iowa City, Iowa. Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions, and cement its status as the pre-eminent collegiate powerhouse of the past decade. (AP Photo/Matthew Holst, File)
March 20, 2019 - 4:28 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions and cement its status as the college powerhouse of the past decade. The Nittany Lions (14-0) are the prohibitive favorites to claim the team title at this weekend's NCAA Championships for the...
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Belmont's Kevin McClain drives to the net during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA college basketball tournament against Temple, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 19, 2019 - 11:30 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Kevin McClain scored 29 points and led the decisive second-half run as Belmont got its first NCAA Tournament win, pulling away to an 81-70 victory Tuesday night and ending Temple coach Fran Dunphy's career in the First Four. The 11th-seeded Bruins (27-5) play Maryland on...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. One player has already said he won't attend. Minutes after the Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night...
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