NCAA Latest: Auburn 7% to win title? Player doubts it

Sports 04/04/19, 12:21

The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local):12:15 p.m.Auburn beat the bluest of blue blood programs on the way to the Final Four. The Tigers knocked off Kansas, North Carolina and Kentucky in their last three games. The last team to do that was Arizona ...

Auburn, Virginia, MSU, Texas Tech arrive at Final Four

Sports 04/04/19, 12:00

Auburn, Virginia, Michigan State and Texas Tech have arrived in Minneapolis for the Final Four.Teams will practice on Thursday and hold open-to-the-public workouts on Friday. The national semifinals are on Saturday, when Auburn faces Virginia and Michigan State takes on Texas Tech. The championship game is on Monday.The last time ...

Coach Kelvin Sampson signs extension to stay with Houston

Sports 04/04/19, 11:16

Houston coach Kelvin Sampson has signed a contract extension through the 2024-25 season after helping the Cougars to their best season in 35 years.The move comes after Sampson turned around a downtrodden program and led the Cougars to their first Sweet 16 since 1984. Houston lost to Kentucky 62-58 to ...

A guide to the teams, players and coaches at the Final Four

Sports 04/04/19, 02:25

The NCAA Tournament needed a little time to warm up.There were a few upsets, some close games and breakout performances, but not the usual wow factor we expect in the early rounds.Once the bracket hit the Elite Eight, the madness returned to March.FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019, file ...

Emmert: Court ruling reinforces NCAA athletes not employees

Sports 04/04/19, 02:06

NCAA President Mark Emmert says a judge's recent ruling in a federal antitrust lawsuit again reinforced that college athletes should be treated as students not employees.Emmert spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday at U.S. Bank Stadium, the site of the men's basketball Final Four, making his first public comments ...

Rookies send Anaheim Ducks past playoff-bound Flames, 3-1

Hockey 04/04/19, 00:02

Rookies Sam Steel and Max Jones scored first-period goals and the Anaheim Ducks continued their strong finish to a lost season with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.Captain Ryan Getzlaf also scored and Ryan Miller made 25 saves in his first victory since March 5 for ...

Toews, Kane lead Blackhawks past Blues in shootout

Hockey 04/03/19, 22:16

Jonathan Toews scored the lone goal in the shootout after connecting for his career-high 35th in regulation, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night.Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist to set a career high for points at 107. Cam Ward stopped 37 ...

Cardinals rally past Pirates again, 5-4 in 10 innings

Baseball 04/03/19, 21:49

Tyler O'Neill capped another St. Louis rally by driving in Kolten Wong for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the Cardinals surged past the Pirates 5-4 on Wednesday night.Two days after coming back from four runs down to beat the Pirates in Pittsburgh's home opener, St. Louis again ...

Autopsy: Migrant boy who died in US had flu infection

Sports 04/03/19, 20:50

An autopsy report confirmed Wednesday that an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol on Christmas Eve succumbed to a flu infection — one of two deaths of Central American children in December that raised concerns about the government's ability to care for minors ...

MMA fighter, girlfriend indicted in Texas for capital murder

Sports 04/03/19, 20:31

An MMA fighter and his girlfriend were indicted on capital murder charges in Texas in the killings of two people whose bodies were found in a shallow grave in Oklahoma.Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza on Wednesday announced the indictments for Cedric Marks, 44, and Maya Maxwell, 26. The couple ...

Morant, Williamson among finalists for John R. Wooden Award

Basketball 04/03/19, 20:20

Duke teammates RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson are among the 10 players named to the John R. Wooden Award All American team, representing the top vote-getters to earn college basketball's player of the year honor.Others on the team announced Wednesday are: Brandon Clarke of Gonzaga, Carsen Edwards of Purdue, Rui ...

Troubled California utility names new chief executive, board

Sports 04/03/19, 19:58

The troubled California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. named a new chief executive and board members Wednesday amid a bankruptcy proceeding.The San Francisco-based utility chose Bill Johnson as its chief executive officer and president and named 10 new board members, including former U.S. ambassadors and members of the Federal ...

Murray State: All-American Morant will enter the NBA draft

Basketball 04/03/19, 19:05

Murray State says that All-American guard Ja Morant will enter the NBA draft following a record-breaking season for the Racers.The school said Wednesday night on its website that Morant announced his decision at the team's arena. The athletic 6-foot-3 sophomore is projected as a lottery pick and could be chosen ...

GOP state Sen. Al Olszewski announces run for governor

Sports 04/03/19, 18:09

Republican state Sen. Al Olszewski on Wednesday announced his candidacy for governor of Montana in 2020, joining a field that includes two statewide elected officials.The orthopedic surgeon from Kalispell said he wants to better the relationship between the governor's office and lawmakers, make health care more affordable and improve access ...

Update: Trump unconcerned about Chinese woman’s arrest

Politics 04/03/19, 17:44

The Latest on Mar-a-Lago (all times local): 6:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is dismissing the arrest of a Chinese woman caught carrying a device containing computer malware at his private Florida club, saying it was "just a fluke situation." Trump told reporters as he met with senior military leaders Wednesday evening that he's ...

‘Easy to coach’ – Fun for Baylor all the way to Final Four

Sports 04/03/19, 17:11

There are times when Kim Mulkey — an intense, championship-winning point guard who is just as intense as a coach — will be challenging her Baylor players or getting on them about something when one of the young guards suddenly lightens the mood in the locker room."In the middle of ...

Coaches are changing the way they communicate with players

Sports 04/03/19, 17:08

It seems as if almost every week another coach is getting accused of abuse by their players.Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and now Northern Kentucky are the latest schools to generate headlines over the past month. Women's basketball coaches have started to change the way they communicate with their players out ...

Hokies AD: Buzz left program ‘a lot better than he found it’

Basketball 04/03/19, 16:49

Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said Buzz Williams left the Hokies basketball program "a lot better than he found it" and expressed empathy for the team, which learned of Williams' decision to take the same job at Texas A&M in a meeting early Wednesday morning."They just laid it on ...

Penn State hires Kieger as women’s basketball coach

Basketball 04/03/19, 16:43

Penn State hired Carolyn Kieger as its women's basketball coach on Wednesday after she led Marquette to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments.Kieger, a 2006 Marquette graduate, was 99-64 in five seasons with the Golden Eagles. The team reached the round of 32 the past two seasons, falling 78-76 to Texas A&M ...

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