High court won't referee dispute over Michael Jordan images
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won't step in to referee a copyright dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a well-known image of basketball great Michael Jordan.
Heartbreak for UCF dad, son as Dawkins game-winner rolls out
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.
Half the Sweet 16 is set in women's NCAA Tournament
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight invitations to the Sweet 16 have been delivered and the other eight will be decided Monday night. UConn's back in the regional semifinals for the 26th consecutive year.
Gronk unleashed: Gronkowski sets course for retirement fun
Rob Gronkowski the football player is finished . Yeah, but what about Gronk? Well, the party is about to go bazooka . Look out for Gronk gone wild, Gronk unhinged, Gronk unleashed.
Upset Special? NCAA favorites lead the way into Sweet 16
Chalk one up for the seeded favorite in the NCAA Tournament. The biggest upset this March isn't a wild heave at the horn for a winner from a No.
Breaking down the NBA playoff races, which are winding down
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.
Oregon beats UC Irvine 73-54 to advance to Sweet 16
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ehab Amin started the second half by cheering on his Oregon teammates from the bench during a scoring drought that seemed like it would never end.
Tennessee blows 25-point lead, beats Iowa 83-77 in OT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Admiral Schofield ran around the court in sheer joy, waving a March Madness towel after Tennessee made it back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2014.
Houston moves into Sweet 16 for first time in 35 years
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.
Indians' Ramirez hurts knee, uncertain for opening day
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.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement
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.
NCAA Latest: Oregon tops UC Irvine for last spot in Sweet 16
The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 11:45 p.m. Oregon has beaten UC Irvine 73-54 to earn the final spot in a Sweet 16 filled with top seeds.
Virginia finally gets easy NCAA win 63-51 over Oklahoma
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.
Culver, stifling defense, lift Texas Tech over Buffalo 78-58
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.
Virginia Tech beats Liberty to earn a 2nd trip to Sweet 16
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The final seconds ticked down and the celebration began for Virginia Tech. The more than half-century wait for a return to the Sweet 16 was finally over.
Mike Trout says he's "an Angel for life" with new contract
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout smiled into the postcard-perfect Orange County sunlight and said exactly what every Los Angeles Angels fan has spent years hoping to hear.
Williamson, Duke survive UCF's late misses, reach Sweet 16
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson took on 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall at the end and won. So did top-seeded Duke — barely — when two last-ditch shots by UCF rolled off the rim.
Casey holds on to repeat title at Valspar Championship
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.
North Carolina returns to Sweet 16, beats Washington 81-59
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.
Indians star Ramirez hurts knee, opening day status unsure
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez bruised his left knee when he fouled a ball off himself Sunday and his status for opening day is uncertain.
Georgia Tech announces death of DT Brandon Adams
ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Adams, a rising senior who was expected to be a key member of Georgia Tech's defensive line under new coach Geoff Collins, died at the age of 21, the school announced Sunday.
Holtby sharp as Capitals beat Flyers to end losing streak
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.
Johnson out as Alabama basketball coach after 4 seasons
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Avery Johnson brought attention, more fans and several highly rated recruits to Alabama's basketball program.
Mikaela in Manhattan: Shiffrin scripts marvelous ski season
NEW YORK (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin generally whizzes past mountain gates at 80 mph. She had a much harder time maneuvering through the crowd at Macy's.