COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The coach's son was having the game of his life in the biggest game of his dad's life. Down 1, UCF's Aubrey Dawkins pushed a miss back up with his right hand with 2.5 seconds left.
MIAMI (AP) — The playoff field is largely set. The positioning, that's still anyone's guess. So even while some of what we could have had for drama over the final 2½ weeks of the NBA regular season won't materialize — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are already out of the playoffs, robbing us of one potential story line — the races for seedings and home-court edges are almost certain now to go down to the final days of the season.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Houston's fans chanted "Sweet 16" in the final minute of the Cougars' NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State. The celebration was long overdue — it's been 35 years since the Cougars have made this trip.
The Cleveland Indians already were dealing with a depleted infield when Jose Ramirez took a most damaging swing. A two-time All-Star third baseman, Ramirez bruised his left knee when he fouled a ball off his leg Sunday in a spring training game.
BOSTON (AP) — The party's over for Rob Gronkowski. Then again, it might just be getting started. The New England Patriots' fun-loving, touchdown-spiking tight end announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after nine mostly dominant, Super Bowl-filled seasons.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett made a last-minute change in his starting lineup and the top-seeded Cavaliers finally breezed through an NCAA Tournament game to make their first Sweet 16 in three years.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech's dominant defense earned the Red Raiders a second consecutive trip to the Sweet 16. Jarrett Culver had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the third-seeded Red Raiders shut down Buffalo 78-58 on Sunday night.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey got the battle he expected Sunday in the Valspar Championship. Just not from Dustin Johnson. Casey and everyone else had full attention on a Copperhead course at Innisbrook that made the final round feel more like survival than a shootout.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After making an early exit from the NCAA Tournament last season, North Carolina breezed to the Sweet 16. Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and the top-seeded Tar Heels beat Washington 81-59 Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Braden Holtby made 35 saves to compensate for an inconsistent effort by his teammates, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Sunday afternoon to snap a two-game skid.