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Purdue's Carsen Edwards reacts to a score during overtime of a men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional semifinal game against Tennessee Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Purdue won 99-94. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
March 29, 2019 - 2:59 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Yes, Carsen Edwards' phone blew up after he and the Purdue Boilermakers advanced to their first Elite Eight since 2000, a step away from the school's first Final Four since 1980. No, the junior doesn't think all the love means people are actually comparing him to Steph Curry...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 file photo, Georgia head coach Mark Fox communicates with players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. California has hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach. A person familiar with the hiring said on Friday, March, 29, 2019 that Fox got the job five days after Wyking Jones was fired. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not made a formal announcement. Stadium first reported that Fox would get the job. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
March 29, 2019 - 2:19 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach Friday, just five days after firing Wyking Jones. Fox had a 286-176 record in 14 seasons as coach at Nevada and Georgia. He made the NCAA Tournament five times but never advanced to the Sweet 16. Fox was fired at...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Denton County Jail shows John Wetteland. A grand jury in Texas has indicted the former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. The indictments Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Denton County, north of Dallas and Fort Worth, follow Wetteland's arrest in January on allegations he had a child repeatedly perform a sex act on him. (Denton County Jail via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 12:38 pm
DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has indicted former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. The indictments Thursday in Denton County, north of Dallas and Fort Worth, follow Wetteland's January arrest . He's accused of...
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Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, right, collides with Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)
March 29, 2019 - 12:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have banned a fan from its games for two years for being verbally abusive toward the Warriors during their only visit to Boston this season. The team says it didn't enforce a lifetime ban because its investigation couldn't prove that the fan used a racial slur...
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Chicago Cubs' pitchers Yu Darvish (11) and Cole Hamels (35), former Rangers' pitchers leave the dugout during the baseball game against the Texas Rangers Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
March 29, 2019 - 11:28 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are about to face a pair of their former aces, Yu Darvish and Cole Hamels, in consecutive games against the Chicago Cubs. "That will be unique," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "It will be a good challenge for our guys because they're both so...
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March 29, 2019 - 10:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — There were more than 100 Dominican players in the major leagues on opening day, the first time a nation outside the U.S. reached the century mark. Major League Baseball said Friday that 251 of 882 players on opening-day rosters, injured lists and the restricted list were born...
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Detroit Tigers' Christin Stewart (14) celebrates his two-run home run with Niko Goodrum (28) during the 10th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game in Toronto, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 10:10 am
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — In his rookie season with the Detroit Tigers, Niko Goodrum spent time at first base, second base, third base, shortstop and both corner outfield spots. The next logical step was to try him in center field, and manager Ron Gardenhire did just that during spring training this...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) and forward John Collins (20) leave the court after the team's 113-105 loss to the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game, in Atlanta. The instant camaraderie these two talented youngsters have make the Hawks one of the most intriguing storylines in the NBA losers bracket. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
March 29, 2019 - 9:35 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The first time they took the court together, Trae Young threw up a lob and, somehow, John Collins knew right where the ball would be. What followed was a thunderous dunk that hardly anybody else saw. It was merely a summer workout, held on Atlanta's practice court shortly after Young...
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North Carolina's Kenny Williams, right, answers a question as teammate Cameron Johnson listens during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. North Carolina plays Auburn in a Midwest Regional semifinal on Friday. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
March 28, 2019 - 12:13 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — North Carolina guard Kenny Williams is ready to go against Auburn in the NCAA Tournament after straining his hamstring last weekend, while top bench player Nassir Little is questionable with the flu. Williams was injured early in the second half of the top-seeded Tar Heels'...
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Virginia Tech guard Ty Outlaw looks to shoot during an NCAA men's college basketball practice in Washington, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Virginia Tech plays Duke in an East Regional semifinal game on Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 28, 2019 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams clarified the circumstances surrounding the arrest of swingman Ty Outlaw and said he expects the sixth-year senior to play against top-seeded Duke in the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Outlaw was charged with possession of marijuana last week stemming...
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