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UConn women in regional finals for 7th year in row

Mar 25, 2012

By DOUG FEINBERG, Associated Press

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — A balanced offense and a stingy defense carried Geno Auriemma and his Connecticut Huskies to another regional final.

Bria Hartley scored 20 points, Kelly Faris added 15 and No. 1 seed UConn advanced to the NCAA tournament's regional finals ...

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Stevens says he's staying at Butler

Mar 25, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler coach Brad Stevens says he is staying with the Bulldogs.

Stevens says he is "happy and extremely grateful" to be the Butler coach, and is already looking forward to next season. He made his remarks in a statement issued by the school on Sunday.

Stevens led Butler to the ...

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UNC point guard Marshall misses Midwest final

Mar 25, 2012

By R.B. FALLSTROM, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kendall Marshall figures he would have been ready for the Final Four. Now that North Carolina's season is over, though, the injured point guard won't get the chance to find out.

"There was no doubt in my mind that once we won this game I was ...

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Yani Tseng wins Kia Classic

Mar 25, 2012

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Top-ranked Yani Tseng won the Kia Classic on Sunday for her second straight LPGA Tour title and third in five events this year, closing with a 2-under 70 for a six-stroke victory.

"Today the first hole I just kind of felt like every day is the same," Tseng said. "I didn't ...

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KU and UK join Louisville and Ohio St. in Final 4

Mar 25, 2012

By EDDIE PELLS, Associated Press

One game is a grudge match between teams that know each other all too well. The other is a rare rematch between virtual strangers.

The Final Four is set. In one game Saturday, Kentucky will play Louisville in an intrastate rivalry that puts Cardinals coach Rick ...

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Boxing writer Bert Sugar dies of cardiac arrest

Mar 25, 2012

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (AP) — Bert Sugar, an iconic boxing writer and sports historian who was known for his trademark fedora and ever-present cigar, died Sunday of cardiac arrest. He was 75.

Jennifer Frawley, Sugar's daughter, said his wife, Suzanne, was by his side when he died at Northern ...

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Stewart wins rain-shortened race in Fontana

Mar 25, 2012

By GREG BEACHAM, Associated Press

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — When dark clouds ominously obscured majestic Mount Baldy north of Auto Club Speedway early in Sunday's race, NASCAR's drivers all realized they were probably in for a short day on a long track.

Nobody did a better job racing until the ...

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Key question in Penn State case: Who is Victim 2?

Mar 25, 2012

By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The case is highly emotional, with accusations delving deep back in time and numerous alleged victims. But for all its breadth, one chapter in the Penn State abuse saga outpaces the others: the alleged sexual assault in a team shower by ...

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Kentucky beats Baylor 82-70 in South Regional

Mar 25, 2012

By PAUL NEWBERRY, Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Kentucky could've cut the nets down at halftime.

Actually, the Wildcats probably would've been good skipping the ceremony altogether.

A South Regional title is fine, but what matters to this bunch of future NBA stars is breaking out the scissors ...

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Jets hoping Tebow is 'Wicked' good for real show

Mar 25, 2012

By BARRY WILNER, Associated Press

Tim Tebow already has made it to Broadway, even if the New York Jets expect him to be a supporting player this season. The quarterback attended the musical "Wicked," but the real show comes Monday: his introductory news conference with the Jets.

Tebowmania hit ...

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Terps oust defending champ A&M in regional semis

Mar 25, 2012

By AARON BEARD, Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Maryland's players didn't panic when they fell behind by 18 in the first half and trailed by 11 midway through the second. These Terrapins have proven they can come back from any deficit, and it's a big reason why they're within a game of the ...

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ND women rout Bonnies 79-35 in regional semis

Mar 25, 2012

By JOEDY McCREARY, Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One of the most lopsided beatings in the regional round of the women's NCAA tournament has Notre Dame halfway to the national championship that slipped away last year.

Natalie Novosel scored 16 points and Notre Dame advanced to the Raleigh ...

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Ultey to miss Phils' opener for 2nd straight year

Mar 25, 2012

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Chase Utley will miss the entire exhibition schedule for the second straight year and will not be in the Philadelphia Phillies' opening-day lineup due to his injured knees.

The five-time All-Star, limited to 103 games last year when he didn't play his first game until May ...

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Rules changes focus of meetings

Mar 25, 2012

By BARRY WILNER, Associated Press

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Instant replay and injured reserve — the NFL's IRs — will be main topics as the owners consider several rules changes at their spring meetings this week.

The Buffalo Bills have proposed having the booth official make all decisions on ...

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'Some things never cease to amaze me ...'

Mar 25, 2012

By JIM LITKE, Associated Press

Welcome to BracketRacket, your one-stop shopping for all things NCAA on tournament game days. We'll have what our first guest ordered: the presidential breakfast.

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Lots of people have a beef with John Calipari.

Some don't like the Kentucky coach just because he ...

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Ichiro a hit in Seattle's loss to Hanshin Tigers

Mar 25, 2012

By JIM ARMSTRONG, Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki was the main attraction in the Seattle Mariners' 5-1 loss to the Hanshin Tigers in an exhibition game at the Tokyo Dome on Sunday.

Suzuki, who went 1 for 4, drew huge cheers from the crowd of 42,139 when he hit a single down the left ...

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Chamberlain to be released from hospital

Mar 25, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain is to be released from the hospital Sunday, three days after dislocating his right ankle bouncing on a trampoline.

New York general manager Brian Cashman announced the news before the Yankees' game against a Detroit Tigers split squad.

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A's beat Yomiuri Giants 5-0 in exhibition game

Mar 25, 2012

By JIM ARMSTRONG, Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Kurt Suzuki hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning and Tommy Milone pitched five scoreless innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Yomiuri Giants 5-0 in an exhibition game on Sunday.

Suzuki connected off Yomiuri reliever Levi Romero ...

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Ferrari's Alonso wins F1 Malaysian GP

Mar 25, 2012

By CHRIS LINES, Associated Press

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won a dramatic Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, giving the Italian team one of its more unlikely victories in its long history.

In a race that was stopped for 51 minutes due to rain, Alonso looked like ...

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Top-seeded Stanford women beat S Carolina 76-60

Mar 25, 2012

By JANIE McCAULEY, Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Nnemkadi Ogwumike wants one final shot at an NCAA championship.

She would like nothing more than to carry her Cardinal to another Final Four, and she had 39 points and 10 rebounds in top-seeded Stanford's 76-60 victory over No. 5 seed ...

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