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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Frank Martin never got caught up in wins and losses, the highs and the lows, as he worked to build South Carolina into a contender for conference championships. Gonzaga’s Mark Few dismissed questions of whether his Bulldogs would be a failure as long as they failed to get to...
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) celebrates after scoring during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game as Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) looks on, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Boston. The Celtics won 112-108. AP Photo/Steven Senne
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics have almost caught Cleveland for the top spot in Eastern Conference. Now they’re focused on passing the Cavaliers. Thomas scored 30 points, including 20 in the second half, and Boston beat the Miami Heat 112-108 on Sunday night for its fourth...
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Half the women’s Final Four field is complete after two thrilling games. The other two spots in Dallas will be decided Monday night when UConn faces upstart Oregon and South Carolina plays Florida State. It took a huge second-half rally and one last defensive stop for...
Dustin Johnson, right, reaches out to Jon Rahm, left, of Spain, after Johnson's win in the final pairing of the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Austin, Texas. AP Photo/Eric Gay
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dustin Johnson has been around long enough to realize he’s not going to win every golf tournament he plays. It’s just getting harder to find a candidate to stop him. Zach Johnson advanced out of his group in the Dell Technologies Match Play and faced Dustin Johnson, whom...
New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) defends the net against Boston Bruins right wing David Backes (42) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in New York. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Bruins badly needed a win and the scoring support came from unexpected source in Riley Nash. Nash scored twice and backup goalie Anton Khudobin made 18 saves as the Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak. Nash broke...
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in central Iowa say Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre Hall and Green Bay Packers cornerback Makinton Dorleant were arrested outside a bar in Cedar Falls. Hall was cited for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and interference with official acts. Dorleant...
PHOENIX (AP) — Barring an unforeseen obstacle, the Oakland Raiders seem certain to get approval Monday to relocate to Las Vegas. Several team owners have said this week they don’t envision a scenario where Raiders owner Mark Davis doesn’t get the required 24 votes to move the team. Chargers...
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, center, heads the ball away from Brazil's Marquinhos, left, during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, March. 23, 2017. AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil was not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 in South America’s World Cup qualifying group to retain the lead in the standings after 13 matches. Midfielder Paulinho scored a surprising hat...
Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, watches his drive on the first hole during round-robin play against Soren Kjeldsen, of Denmark, at the Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament at Austin County Club, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Austin, Texas. AP Photo/Eric Gay
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rory McIlroy rarely has played so well and had so little to show for it. No matter what happens Friday in the Dell Technologies Match Play, McIlroy won’t be around for the weekend. That’s not unusual for this event. Four times when Match Play was single elimination, he didn’...
In this Feb. 23, 1970, file photo, Pete Hamilton, of Charlotte, N.C., waves a trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona Beach, Fla. Hamilton, won four career Cup races, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017. He was 74. AP Photo/CS, File
Pete Hamilton, who captured the Daytona 500 in 1970 and won twice at Talladega Superspeedway the next year, has died at 74. His death Wednesday was announced by Richard Petty Motorsports and NASCAR. Hamilton won four Cup races, including a Daytona 500 qualifying race in 1971. He had 26 top-...

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