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Norfolk State, Lehigh lead memorable day of upsets

Mar 17, 2012

By EDDIE PELLS, Associated Press

Oh, those fabulous 15s.

Did they leave your bracket in shambles? Join the club.

And sit back and enjoy this one. Because 10 — or 15 — years from now, they still might be talking about Friday the 16th as the day the 15s rose up and produced one of the greatest ...

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Hamilton wins pole for F1 Australian GP

Mar 17, 2012

By CHRIS LINES, Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton led a 1-2 McLaren finish Saturday by winning the pole position for Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Hamilton qualified in 1 minute, 24.922 seconds on the Albert Park circuit, one-tenth of a second ahead ...

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Woods to play next week in 2 events

Mar 17, 2012

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods returned to practice Friday and declared himself ready to play next week.

Woods said in a story on his website that his left Achilles tendon felt good and that he would play in the two-day Tavistock Cup exhibition that starts Monday, and then the Arnold Palmer ...

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South Florida upsets Temple 58-44 after cold start

Mar 17, 2012

By TERESA M. WALKER, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — South Florida gave the Temple Owls an early preview of the Big East's grinding style, and the Bulls added another upset to the NCAA tournament.

Even though the Bulls could barely find the basket themselves in the first 20 minutes, they ...

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No. 2 seed Kansas rolls through Detroit 65-50

Mar 17, 2012

By DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self hardly broached the topic of fellow No. 2 seed Missouri's upset loss to Norfolk State on Friday. He figured there was no need — his players already knew.

He made sure to mention another No. 2 seed, Duke, also went down.

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Ohio upsets Michigan 65-60 in NCAA tourney

Mar 17, 2012

By BETH RUCKER, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Walter Offutt got a taste for what it was like to beat Michigan while he was at Ohio State. Clinching an upset win for Ohio over the Wolverines in the NCAA tournament is just a bit sweeter.

Offutt, who ended up at Ohio by way of Wright ...

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McCollum leads Lehigh to 75-70 upset win over Duke

Mar 16, 2012

By STEVE REED, Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Lehigh Mountain Hawks said they weren't afraid of mighty Duke.

Maybe no one believed them at the time, but the Patriot League champions proved they were serious.

C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke 75-70 to become the ...

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No. 15 seed Norfolk St stuns No. 2 Missouri 86-84

Mar 16, 2012

By DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Kyle O'Quinn's booming voice echoed through the halls, the jovial center for Norfolk State riding the euphoria of a monumental upset of Missouri as the words spilled out of his mouth faster than he could think.

"We messed up some brackets! We ...

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LHP Andy Pettitte makes comeback, rejoins Yankees

Mar 16, 2012

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andy Pettitte went with his heart and headed back to the hill.

A year after the star left-hander said he didn't have the desire to keep pitching, Pettitte ended his brief retirement and announced Friday he was returning to the New York Yankees.

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North Carolina beats Vermont 77-58 in NCAA opener

Mar 16, 2012

By AARON BEARD, Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — John Henson had a great seat on the North Carolina sideline to watch his teammates advance in the NCAA tournament. The question is how long the Tar Heels will have to win without him, not to mention if his sore left wrist will heal enough to ...

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Howell leads 'Pack past Aztecs 79-65

Mar 16, 2012

By RUSTY MILLER, Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Richard Howell has been a solid, if often overlooked, part of North Carolina State's resurgence this season.

On Friday, he decided to step into the spotlight.

Howell doubled his average, scoring 22 points, and 11th-seeded North Carolina ...

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Dufner takes the lead in Tampa

Mar 16, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Padraig Harrington was 12 shots worse without feeling as though he played that badly.

Harrington followed his course-record 61 with a 2-over 73 on Friday in the Transitions Championship. He fell two shots behind Jason Dufner, who had ...

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Jones' block lifts Creighton over Alabama 58-57

Mar 16, 2012

By STEVE REED, Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Josh Jones figured he owed his teammates one.

After missing two crucial free throws with 8.7 seconds left, the junior guard blocked a 3-point attempt by Trevor Releford on the other end of the floor to help Creighton end its 10-year NCAA ...

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Manning update: Broncos, Titans and 49ers are left

Mar 16, 2012

By JOEDY McCREARY, Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The stealthy 49ers are in the chase for Peyton Manning. The Dolphins and Cardinals are out. And the Broncos and Titans want to make sure the four-time NFL MVP is healthy.

Got all that?

After a brief lull, the pursuit of Manning sure got ...

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Georgetown moves on 74-59 over Belmont

Mar 16, 2012

By TOM WITHERS, Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Georgetown's run of early NCAA exits is over. The Hoyas are hanging around this March.

Jason Clark scored 21 points, Otto Porter added 16 and Georgetown's ruthless defense bottled up Belmont's shooters in a 74-59 NCAA tournament win Friday,

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Emotional Marshall excited to join Chicago Bears

Mar 16, 2012

By JAY COHEN, Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Marshall paused to collect himself a couple times as he talked about joining the Chicago Bears and his bond with Jay Cutler. The wide receiver spoke eloquently about raising awareness of mental illness and the borderline personality ...

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Beal, Prather lead Gators to 71-45 win over Cavs

Mar 16, 2012

By ERIC OLSON, Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — With his 1.5-point scoring average, Casey Prather surely wasn't a big part of Virginia's scouting report on Florida.

You can bet any team that plays Florida the rest of the NCAA tournament will know who he is.

Prather scored a career-high 14 ...

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Summitt's future uncertain, Lady Vols eye NCAA run

Mar 16, 2012

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, Associated Press

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Pat Summitt isn't sure she'll coach Tennessee beyond this season. So if the Lady Volunteers are looking for some extra motivation, there it is.

Not that they really need it.

They've missed the Final Four the past three years and will try ...

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Florida St rallies to avoid upset against Bonnies

Mar 16, 2012

By TERESA M. WALKER, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Florida State beat North Carolina twice this season. Did the same to Duke, too.

But it was Andrew Nicholson and little St. Bonaventure who nearly sent the Seminoles home in their first NCAA tournament game.

Bernard James scored 19 ...

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Cincinnati holds off Texas 65-59 in NCAA tourney

Mar 16, 2012

By BETH RUCKER, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This time, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin wanted to be on the other end of a slow start.

Cronin had caught his Bearcats slogging through the beginning of the Big East championship game last week, and it cost them. So when Texas came out slow ...

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