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McGlynn scores 18 points, Vermont beat Lamar 71-59

Mar 14, 2012

By RUSTY MILLER, Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — It's been seven years since Vermont's signature win in school history.

The Catamounts think it's about time for another.

North Carolina, are you paying attention?

Freshman Four McGlynn came off the bench to score 18 points and Vermont ...

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Column: Academics still second at many schools

Mar 14, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

Filling out a bracket for the NCAA tournament is pretty much a crapshoot, no matter how much you study or how good you guess. That was especially true last year, when no No. 1 seed made the Final Four yet Butler somehow found its way there for the second straight ...

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Brees: Next month 'critical' in contract talks

Mar 14, 2012

By BRETT MARTEL, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees wants a long-term extension with New Orleans completed before the club's offseason training program begins in April. The quarterback also is bothered by the way the Saints have been portrayed in the wake of the NFL's bounty ...

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Bucks look to push tempo after trade for Ellis

Mar 14, 2012

By CHRIS JENKINS, Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) — It's probably going a step too far to say the Milwaukee Bucks are trying to bring showtime to the shores of Lake Michigan with the addition of guard Monta Ellis.

Still, getting a top-10 scorer in a five-player trade with Golden State will be a ...

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Coach D'Antoni resigns as Knicks skid

Mar 14, 2012

By BRIAN MAHONEY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe there's a big-name coach out there who can bring out the best in Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks.

Mike D'Antoni decided Wednesday he wasn't that guy. And so, he resigned, surprising even his bosses.

"It wasn't just Carmelo,"

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Running down the NCAA tournament

Mar 14, 2012

By JOHN MARSHALL, Associated Press

Butler and Virginia Commonwealth defied the odds with Hoosiers-like runs to the Final Four last season, leaving a trail of ripped up NCAA tournament brackets across the country.

The Rams will get another shot after winning the Colonial Athletic Association ...

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Rogge concerned about Olympic nationality switches

Mar 14, 2012

By STEPHEN WILSON, Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Jacques Rogge is concerned about Olympic athletes who switch nationalities for personal or material gain, an issue that has put several members of the British team under media scrutiny before the London Games.

Rogge ...

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Lions sign WR Calvin Johnson to 8yr, $132M deal

Mar 14, 2012

By NOAH TRISTER, Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Calvin Johnson to an eight-year contract worth up to $132 million, the biggest deal in NFL history.

The player's agent, Bus Cook, said the contract announced Wednesday is worth $60 million ...

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Titans wrap up meeting with Manning in Nashville

Mar 14, 2012

By TERESA M. WALKER, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have made their pitch to Peyton Manning and the quarterback left the team's headquarters Wednesday night after spending 6 ½ hours inside.

No decision was announced, but the next move appears to be up to the ...

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Megatron collects, Hillis heads to Chiefs

Mar 14, 2012

By BARRY WILNER, Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Calvin Johnson got the biggest contract in NFL history Wednesday, and he wasn't even a free agent.

The All-Pro wide receiver's eight-year deal through the 2019 season is worth $132 million, with $60 million guaranteed, surpassing the ...

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Premier League chairman: FIFA, UEFA stole soccer

Mar 14, 2012

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Premier League chairman Dave Richards accused FIFA and UEFA of stealing soccer from the English during a conference Wednesday on sports and security.

With FIFA Vice President Prince Ali Bin Hussein of Jordan and International Cricket Council ...

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20 years after The Shot, a new start for Laettner

Mar 14, 2012

By JEFF LATZKE, Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It is arguably the NCAA tournament's most enduring image.

With defending national champion Duke trailing by one and only 2 seconds left in an epic overtime struggle with Kentucky, Christian Laettner catches a desperation pass from ...

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Anthony denies wanting trade from Knicks

Mar 14, 2012

By BRIAN MAHONEY, Associated Press

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony said Wednesday he doesn't want to be traded, denying a report that he would welcome an exit from New York.

"No, no, no, no. Let's nip this in the bud right now. No," Anthony said after the Knicks' morning shootaround.

"I ...

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IOC reassured that London Olympics within budget

Mar 14, 2012

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Jacques Rogge says he has received assurances that the London Olympics remain within budget despite claims of major cost overruns.

With the games less than five months away, London organizers delivered their latest progress report Wednesday to the ...

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Obama picks North Carolina to win NCAA title

Mar 14, 2012

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama likes North Carolina's chances of winning the NCAA title.

Obama picked the Tar Heels to win it all in his 2012 NCAA bracket, which was revealed Wednesday on ESPN. He correctly picked North Carolina to win the 2009 NCAA championship.

Obama has North ...

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An NCAA tournament, from Jackrabbits to Jayhawks

Mar 14, 2012

By RICHARD ROSENBLATT, Associated Press

This is one NCAA test not to take seriously. Those who do will miss all the fun.

For those breaking down brackets, digging out school colors or gettin' on game faces, we're bounce-passing your way our irreverent nickname quiz.

From Aztecs to Wolverines,

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Mets 3B Wright has rib tear, expected for opener

Mar 14, 2012

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — David Wright's left rib cage injury has been diagnosed as a muscle tear, but the New York Mets third baseman says he'll be ready by opening day.

Wright returned to camp Wednesday after receiving a cortisone shot Monday in New York. The injury occurred during a fielding ...

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Vonn takes World Cup downhill for 12th season win

Mar 14, 2012

By ERIC WILLEMSEN, Associated Press

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Lindsey Vonn won a downhill by nearly a second Wednesday for her 12th victory of the season, the second-highest total in World Cup history.

It also was the American's 17th top-three finish in a race this season, one short of the World ...

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Klaus Kroell wins World Cup downhill title

Mar 14, 2012

By ERIC WILLEMSEN, Associated Press

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Austrian veteran Klaus Kroell won the World Cup downhill title Wednesday after holding on to his lead over Swiss rivals Beat Feuz and Didier Cuche in the final event of the season.

Kroell finished the race seventh and edged Feuz by ...

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Dallas Seavey is youngest musher to win Iditarod

Mar 14, 2012

By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press

NOME, Alaska (AP) — Mushers always pose with their lead dogs under the burled arch in Nome, Alaska, after winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

When Dallas Seavey won Tuesday, he posed with Diesel and Guinness, but he could have used a little more podium ...

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