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One 12 seed got its first NCAA Tournament win in program history, another staged a huge comeback then hung on for a double-overtime victory and two 11 seeds also pulled upsets. In total, seven lower-seeded teams won in the tourney’s first 16 games, but of course, the No. 1 seeds have so far...
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Henry Owens throws warm up pitches in the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Thursday, in Fort Myers, Fla. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox overcame a rough outing by left-hander Henry Owens to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-5 on Thursday. Owens, who is competing for a spot in Boston’s starting rotation, lasted just 2 2-3 innings in his fourth appearance this spring. He gave up three runs on...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The preseason hype over rookie drivers went primarily to Chase Elliott, who slid into the coveted seat vacated by Jeff Gordon. It’s been Ryan Blaney who has been most impressive through the first four races of the season. Blaney heads into Auto Club Speedway this weekend...
Boston Celtics' Evan Turner, left, drives past Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant stepped to the free throw line with his Thunder clobbering the Celtics, and the home crowd let him know how they felt. “Come to Boston! Come to Boston!” Durant will be a free agent in July and showed Celtics fans how good he would look in green. Durant had 28...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tournament time has become Michigan’s time, especially those last few drama-packed seconds. They’ve finally figured out how to handle them. Zak Irvin hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and a pair of free throws in the closing minute as Michigan rallied at the end yet again on Wednesday...
 FOULED -- Holy Cross' Malachi Alexander (21) is fouled by Southern University's Chris Thomas (4) as Tony Nunn (50) defends during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Wednesday, in Dayton, Ohio. AP Photo/John Minchillo
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Holy Cross has a losing record — and a long-awaited win in the NCAA Tournament. Robert Champion scored 19 points, including a key 3-pointer in the final minute, to help the Crusaders beat Southern University 59-55 Wednesday night for their first tournament victory in 63 years...
College basketball fans thought picking the bracket was tough last season. Wait til this NCAA Tournament really gets going. With no clear-cut favorites and seemingly a dozen teams that could take down the nets in Houston, this March could be the mother of madness. Regardless of whether you...
Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia follows through on a ground-out in the first inning of a spring training baseball game as Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki watches, Wednesday, in Fort Myers, Fla. The Twins won 9-4. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Gibson settled down after serving up a leadoff homer to Mookie Betts, striking out seven in an encouraging pitching performance that helped the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 9-4 on Wednesday night. “He can strike people out,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said...
PHOENIX (AP) — Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche said he planned to retire and walk away from a $13 million salary after being told by the team president to cut down the time his son spent in the clubhouse. Team president Kenny Williams confirmed Wednesday that he twice asked LaRoche...
CHICAGO (AP) — GE has announced plans to create 160 Chicago-area jobs focused on digital advancements in transportation and health care. General Electric Co. announced Tuesday the selection of Chicago for the lead office of GE Transportation’s Digital Solutions business, which will employ 100....

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