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Virginia's Jack Salt (33) celebrates with teammates Mamadi Diakite and Ty Jerome (11) as Purdue's Matt Haarms (32) watches after Diakite hit a shot to send the game to overtime of the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 01, 2019 - 12:19 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Final Four features tough defenses, a surging team that hasn't lost in five weeks and one Hall of Fame coach. Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech and Auburn earned their trips to Minneapolis for this weekend's national semifinals by emerging from regions filled with high...
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving is greeted by teammates after making the game-winning shot against the Indiana Pacers in an NBA basketball game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 01, 2019 - 12:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For the last two years, they were the final two steps in what had become LeBron James' annual climb to the NBA Finals. Now that he's gone, maybe the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are done being stepping stones. They are among the teams capable of winning the Eastern Conference...
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Michigan State players begin to celebrate their win over Duke at the end of the NCAA men's East Regional final collage basketball game in Washington, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo}
March 31, 2019 - 4:37 pm
The Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 7:35 p.m. The Final Four is set. And after an opening weekend that went to plan based on the seeds, things look different heading into Minneapolis. Virginia is the only No. 1 seed to make it through to the final weekend of...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis stands during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. An attorney for Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but “unequivocally” denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said Saturday, March 30, that the claim against the Dallas Maverick was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 30, 2019 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Kristaps Porzingis acknowledged Saturday that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but says the Dallas Mavericks forward "unequivocally" denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said the claim against the player was part of an extortion attempt that is...
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Virginia's Mamadi Diakite, center, reacts with teammates Kyle Guy and Jack Salt (33) after hitting a shot to send the game into overtime in the men's NCAA Tournament college basketball South Regional final game against Purdue, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 30, 2019 - 8:11 pm
The Latest on the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984. Kyle Guy had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the top-seeded Cavaliers withstood a brilliant performance from Purdue's Carsen Edwards and beat the third-seeded...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, right, and Rhys Hoskins celebrate after Harper's home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 30, 2019 - 6:24 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: $140 MILLION MAN Patrick Corbin begins earning the $140 million contract he signed with the Nationals, making his first start for his new team against the visiting Mets. The 29-year-old lefty was considered the top starting pitcher on the free...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James laughs as he waits to check in to the team's NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half Friday, March 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 129-115. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 30, 2019 - 3:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James' first season with the Los Angeles Lakers is over. James will sit out the final six games of the Lakers' sixth consecutive losing season, the team announced Saturday. In a statement, President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson and General Manager Rob Pelinka...
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Auburn's Chuma Okeke yells out in pain after being injured during the second half of a men's NCAA tournament college basketball Midwest Regional semifinal game against North Carolina Friday, March 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 30, 2019 - 3:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl knew the moment sophomore forward Chuma Okeke landed on the floor, his left knee having buckled at a gruesome angle, that something serious had happened. Pearl learned the extent of the damage Saturday. An MRI exam revealed that Okeke tore his ACL...
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Auburn's Bryce Brown answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA tournament college basketball tournament Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Auburn is set to play Kentucky in the Midwest regional final on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 30, 2019 - 2:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody stepping onto the floor for Auburn in the Midwest Region semifinals on Sunday was recruited by Kentucky, the lone team standing in the way of the Tigers' first trip to the Final Four. Nor were they recruited by Kansas. Or North Carolina. Yet the fifth-seeded Tigers...
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Duke forward Cam Reddish (2) makes a move against North Dakota State guard Jordan Horn (33) during the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 22, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 30, 2019 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman forward Cam Reddish will be a game-time decision for Duke's Elite Eight NCAA Tournament game Sunday against Michigan State because of a knee injury. Coach Mike Krzyzewski updated Reddish's status Saturday before the Blue Devils' practice, saying there was no structural...
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