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Kentucky's Jones, Calipari share bond after rant

Apr 2, 2012

By COLIN FLY, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Terrence Jones readily calls Kentucky coach John Calipari a father figure. It's that tough-love approach that defines their relationship.

"He's been tough on me since I first got here. It's just because he expects a lot from me. I know he loves ...

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Team of destiny? Jayhawks starting to believe

Apr 2, 2012

By DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Charlie Weis was quick to tweet his support of the Jayhawks when they punched their ticket to the national championship game. It was no surprise. The recently hired football coach has been a public supporter of the program from the moment he ...

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Column: Jedi knight vs. Darth Vader? Not exactly.

Apr 2, 2012

By JIM LITKE, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It feels like we've been here before.

Nothing quite as apocalyptic as UNLV-Duke some two decades earlier, mind you, but plenty of the same storylines.

Good vs. evil. Jedi knight vs. Darth Vader. All that's admirable about college basketball ...

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Money talks in search for London Olympic hotels

Apr 2, 2012

By MEERA SELVA, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Coming for the Olympics with money to spend? Then there's still time to ensure you can take tea at The Ritz, drink at the Savoy's American bar, or sleep in an Art Deco room at Claridge's.

Most of London's most exclusive hotels have been booked for ...

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Lakers beat Warriors 120-112 behind Bryant's 40

Apr 2, 2012

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant needed 11 seconds to make his first basket, then he hit his second and a few minutes later another. No way was the Los Angeles Lakers' superstar going to struggle for a second straight game.

Bryant finished with 40 points — his fifth ...

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Baylor women beat Stanford to reach title game

Apr 1, 2012

By DOUG FEINBERG, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — One win from perfection.

Brittney Griner was constantly hounded and double-teamed, scoring only one basket in the second half Sunday night. So the Baylor supporting cast jumped in and carried the unbeaten Lady Bears to the national championship ...

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Auriemma-Summitt feud appears to be thawing

Apr 1, 2012

By DOUG FEINBERG, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — The feud that once existed between Geno Auriemma and Pat Summitt is rapidly thawing.

The two Hall of Fame coaches were honored Sunday night at halftime of the Baylor-Stanford game along with all the other former U.S. Olympic women's basketball ...

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UConn women lose in OT to Notre Dame, 83-75

Apr 1, 2012

By PAT GRAHAM, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — A rebuilding year for Connecticut nearly turned into a remarkable one.

It still might go down as one of the most memorable for coach Geno Auriemma. Once the pain subsides, that is, and he has time to reflect.

The young and pesky Huskies rallied to ...

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Notre Dame women beat UConn 83-75 in Final 4

Apr 1, 2012

By ARNIE STAPLETON, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Notre Dame is back in the national championship thanks to Skylar Diggins' steady leadership and Brittany Mallory's clutch shooting.

Diggins scored 19 points, Mallory hit two big 3-pointers in overtime and the Irish beat Connecticut 83-75 on ...

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Festering feud: Jimenez drills Tulowitzki in elbow

Apr 1, 2012

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez nailed former teammate Troy Tulowitzki in the elbow Sunday, carrying their festering feud onto the field and causing the Indians and Colorado Rockies to clear the benches.

Tulowitzki and Jimenez jawed up close but were held back from ...

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AP Source: NFLPA hires lawyer for Saints bounties

Apr 1, 2012

By BARRY WILNER and HOWARD FENDRICH, Associated Press

The NFL Players Association told players involved in the New Orleans Saints' bounty case that there is a chance they could face criminal charges and it hired outside counsel to represent them if needed.

While Commissioner Roger Goodell weighs ...

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Yoo wins Kraft Nabisco after Kim's 1-foot miss

Apr 1, 2012

By GREG BEACHAM, Associated Press

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Sun Young Yoo won the Kraft Nabisco Championship with an 18-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday, earning her first major title after I.K. Kim missed a 1-foot putt on the final hole of regulation.

Yoo won the LPGA Tour's ...

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Bruins top Rangers, win Northeast Division title

Apr 1, 2012

By IRA PODELL, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Seidenberg and Patrice Bergeron scored second-period goals, and Tim Thomas made 33 saves for the Boston Bruins, who clinched the Northeast Division title with a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.

Boston also prevented the ...

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Newman wins wild finish at Martinsville Speedway

Apr 1, 2012

By HANK KURZ Jr., Associated Press

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ryan Newman needed help and was running out of time. Finally, Clint Bowyer provided an opening with two laps to go at Martinsville Speedway.

Bowyer's aggressive move took out race leaders Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson entering the first ...

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Power surges to another IndyCar victory in Alabama

Apr 1, 2012

By JOHN ZENOR, Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Will Power wasted no time disproving his own theory.

Power started ninth, took the lead on a late caution and pulled back in front of Scott Dixon on the double-file restart with 16 laps left Sunday to the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for the ...

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Festering feud: Jimenez drills Tulowitzki in elbow

Apr 1, 2012

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez nailed former teammate Troy Tulowitzki in the elbow Sunday, carrying their feud onto the field and causing the Indians and Colorado Rockies to clear the benches.

Tulowitzki left the exhibition game after being hit in the left elbow by ...

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Jordan says he's 100 percent committed to Bobcats

Apr 1, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan said Sunday that he's 100 percent committed to the Charlotte Bobcats and has no intention of selling the struggling NBA franchise.

The Bobcats have lost 12 of their last 14 games and own the league's worst record at 7-43, but Jordan says he isn't ready to bail ...

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Scott sticking to his schedule

Apr 1, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Adam Scott on a golf course is a rare sighting this year, although Augusta National was closed to the paying customers Sunday and the Australian had a practice round in quiet.

When he tees it up Thursday at the Masters, it will be only his ...

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Novak Djokovic wins Key Biscayne for 3rd time

Apr 1, 2012

By STEVEN WINE, Associated Press

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Two boys stood on the top row of the stadium, beautiful Biscayne Bay at their back and the world's best tennis player down below, as they waved a sign in his support.

"Djokovic in the house," it read.

From the youngsters' remote perch,

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Kansas, Kentucky to meet in power-program final

Apr 1, 2012

By EDDIE PELLS, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jayhawks or Wildcats, take your pick. Either can make a case for this being "their" year.

For Kansas, a season that started with low expectations keeps getting better, filled with high-wire comebacks and an inescapable feeling that this was ...

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