NHL embraces more betting, joins with 3rd gambling operator

Sports 03/28/19, 13:15

The NHL entered its third partnership in six months with a gambling operator on Thursday, another step in its embrace of business opportunities that come with legal sports betting.The league announced the deal with William Hill shortly before Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke at a sports gambling summit organized by the ...

Heels’ Williams ready to go, Little questionable with flu

Basketball 03/28/19, 12:44

North Carolina guard Kenny Williams is ready to go against Auburn in the NCAA Tournament after straining his hamstring last weekend, while top bench player Nassir Little is questionable with the flu.Williams was injured early in the second half of the top-seeded Tar Heels' win over Washington to reach the ...

Amazon update: adding 800 high-tech jobs in Central Texas

Sports 03/28/19, 11:45

Amazon plans to add 800 high-tech jobs in Central Texas.Amazon on Thursday announced expansion of its Austin tech hub. A company statement says the new jobs will include software and hardware engineering, research science and cloud computing.Seattle-based Amazon currently employs more than 20,000 workers across the company's 17 North American ...

Hokies say Outlaw to play vs. Duke after marijuana arrest

Basketball 03/28/19, 10:58

Virginia Tech says swingman Ty Outlaw is expected to play against top-seeded Duke in the NCAA Tournament on Friday after being charged with possession of marijuana. Coach Buzz Williams says in a statement that Outlaw took a drug test from an outside agency and it came back negative. Outlaw practiced with ...

Update: Police say standoff at hotel is resolved

Sports 03/28/19, 09:37

The Latest on a shooting and a standoff at a hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire:10:30 a.m.Police in New Hampshire's largest city say a standoff between authorities and two people barricaded inside a hotel has been resolved, hours after another man was apparently killed by a law enforcement officer.Police officers enter ...

UConn expresses reservations about AAC media deal with ESPN

Sports 03/28/19, 08:53

The University of Connecticut is expressing reservations about a new media-rights deal that could force fans to pay an added subscription fee to watch many of the school's football and basketball games.The $1 billion, 12-year deal between the American Athletic Conference and ESPN gives the sports media giant the rights ...

Kalani Brown faces final chance for Final Four with Baylor

Sports 03/28/19, 01:41

Kalani Brown has a long list of accomplishments at Baylor, with Big 12 regular-season titles and NCAA Tournament trips in each of her four seasons. The 6-foot-7 senior center also has plenty of well-deserved individual awards."There's only one thing to check off my list ... that's the Final Four," Brown ...

What are the odds? Perfect bracket makes doctor a celebrity

Sports 03/28/19, 01:35

He's changed his Twitter name to Gregg "Perfect Bracket" Nigl.The 40-year-old neuropsychologist from Ohio has become an overnight celebrity and is just 15 picks away from making that nickname impossibly right.He's the only person among tens of millions to fill out NCAA Tournament brackets on major online platforms to pick ...

Barrie, Grubauer help Avs hold on for 4-3 win over Knights

Hockey 03/28/19, 00:08

Tyson Barrie scored in the second period to become Colorado's career goals leader among defensemen, Philipp Grubauer kept up his solid play with a 34-save performance and the playoff-chasing Avalanche beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Wednesday night.Matt Calvert, Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Bourque also scored to help the ...

Pot or hemp? Local police lack technology to tell difference

Sports 03/27/19, 23:56

Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid.But now, just a few months after Congress placed the marijuana look-alike squarely in safe legal ...

Osetkowski scores 15 to lift Texas by Colorado 68-55 in NIT

Sports 03/27/19, 22:28

Dylan Osetkowski registered 15 points as Texas got past Colorado 68-55 in the NIT quarterfinals on Wednesday night.Texas advanced to play No. 1 seed TCU on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Lipscomb and Wichita State will play in the other semifinal game.Kerwin Roach II had 14 points and six rebounds ...

California inmate dies after getting Legionnaires’ disease

California 03/27/19, 21:09

A California prison inmate has died after contracting Legionnaires' disease and a second inmate has tested positive for the disease, which is considered a severe type of pneumonia, authorities said Wednesday. Officials said Wednesday that they are taking precautions at a prison hospital and a neighboring youth correctional facility in Stockton, ...

Cougars return to Sweet 16 for 1st time since days of Hakeem

Basketball 03/27/19, 17:44

When the Houston Cougars were last in the Sweet 16 Hakeem Olajuwon starred and coach Guy V. Lewis stalked the sideline in his trademark plaid jackets.Thirty-five years later a new generation of Cougars led by Houston native Galen Robinson Jr., Armoni Brooks and Corey Davis Jr. finally have the team ...

Oregon guard enjoys trek from Egypt to NCAA Tournament

Sports 03/27/19, 17:25

Ehab Amin's believes his unusual journey to the NCAA Tournament that has taken him from his home in Egypt to Wisconsin, Texas and now Oregon has been worth every second.The guard chose basketball over soccer for the chance to play some day in the tournament. He is fully embracing the ...

Cofer on the minds of Florida State teammates at Sweet 16

Sports 03/27/19, 17:24

Phil Cofer is not with Florida State but he was very much on the minds of his teammates as they practiced Wednesday.The Seminoles are in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year but the senior forward is in Georgia preparing for his father's funeral on Saturday. Mike Cofer died ...

Hollywood sequel: Zags, FSU, Michigan back in SoCal

Sports 03/27/19, 16:41

From the palm trees outside to the big men inside, the Western portion of the Sweet 16 looks strikingly familiar.Michigan's the only team that would like for it to end the same as last year.The Wolverines, along with Gonzaga and Florida State, are returning to Southern California — this time ...

Source: Kyle Smith hired as Washington State coach

Basketball 03/27/19, 16:36

Washington State has hired Kyle Smith as its new men's basketball coach following the disappointing tenure of Ernie Kent.A person with knowledge of the hiring said Wednesday that Smith was given a six-year deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the hiring had ...

Florida guards Deaundrae Ballard, Mike Okauru transferring

Sports 03/27/19, 16:33

Two more bench players are leaving Florida and looking to transfer.School officials say guards Deaundrae Ballard and Mike Okauru put their names into the NCAA's transfer portal Wednesday, joining fourth-year junior Keith Stone in leaving coach Mike White's program. Stone announced plans Tuesday to transfer following his expected graduation this ...

Virginia Tech’s Ty Outlaw charged with marijuana possession

Basketball 03/27/19, 15:49

Virginia Tech's Ty Outlaw has been charged with possession of marijuana, potentially jeopardizing his status for the remainder of the NCAA Tournament. The sixth-year senior was charged March 21, the day after he and the Hokies arrived in San Jose, California for the first round of the NCAA Tournament, according to ...

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