Mamadi Diakite scored 14 points and had nine rebounds as No. 1 seed Virginia beat Oklahoma 63-51 on Sunday night.
Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett rallied Duke from three points down with 45 seconds left as the top-seeded Blue Devils defeated ninth-seeded UCF 77-76 to reach the Sweet 16 on Sunday.
One of the matchups Sunday for the Sweet 16 features college basketball's tallest player going against its most dynamic star.
Tennessee avoided one of the biggest meltdowns in NCAA Tournament history, letting a 25-point lead slip away before two-time SEC player of the year Grant Williams scored six points in overtime for an 83-77 victory over Iowa.
Texas Tech dominated on defense once again and, boosted by Jarrett Culver's 16 points and 10 rebounds, shut down Buffalo 78-58 to reach the Sweet 16 for the second straight year.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons.
Indians star 3B Jose Ramirez has bruised knee, uncertain for opening day.
Ehab Amin sparked Oregon out of a long drought to start the second half and the Ducks became the lone double-digit seed to advance to the Sweet 16 by beating UC Irvine 73-54 on Sunday night.
Luke Maye and Nassir Little each scored 20 points and top-seeded North Carolina breezed into the Sweet 16, beating Washington 81-59.
Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez has been carted off the field with a bruised left knee after fouling a ball of himself in a spring training game. The two-time All-Star was injured in Cleveland's final exhibition of the year in Arizona.
Mike Trout says he's "an Angel for life" after agreeing to $426.5 million, 12-year contract.
Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams dies at age 21; had been going through offseason workouts and was preparing for start of spring practice.
Avery Johnson out as Alabama's basketball coach after making NCAA Tournament only once in 4 seasons.
Paul Casey survives a tough test at Innisbrook and repeats Valspar Championship title.
With Germany winning again and Croatia struggling, the World Cup feels like a long time ago.
Rookie Colton Herta wins inaugural IndyCar Classic after a late-race crash.
Ja Morant dazzled for a half, but the star point guard and 12th-seeded Murray State got run out of the NCAA Tournament by Florida State.
Braden Holtby made 35 saves to compensate for an inconsistent effort by his teammates, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 to snap a two-game skid.
Bryce Brown scored 25 points and hit seven 3-pointers, leading Auburn to an 89-75 takedown of mighty Kanas in the Midwest Region.
Source tells AP: Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros have agreed on a $66 million, two-year contract extension.
Santa Anita plans to reopen for live racing on Friday.
Rejection: Clarke goes for 36 points, five blocks in Gonzaga's 83-71 win over Baylor.
Luka Doncic had a triple-double, Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-best 21 points in a rare start and the Dallas Mavericks capitalized on Stephen Curry's absence to beat the Golden State Warriors 126-91.
Kentucky ended Wofford's season in the NCAA Tournament with a stifling defensive effort on Fletcher Magee, carrying the Wildcats to the regional semifinals with a 62-56 victory.
Trae Young scores 32 points, including last-second, go-ahead floater, as Hawks beat 76ers 129-127.
Jordan Poole scores 19, Michigan pulls away to beat Florida 64-49 and advance to third straight Sweet 16.
Carsen Edwards had a career night, scoring 42 points as Purdue knocked defending national champion Villanova out of the NCAA Tournament Saturday night in an 87-61 rout.
As the clock wound down on Florida State's 90-62 victory against 12th-seeded Murray State in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Ja Morant wondered what more he could have done for his team and what could have been.
Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a banking layup with 1.6 seconds remaining to give third-seeded LSU a 69-67 victory over sixth-seeded Maryland in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Time to see whether the upstarts of the NCAA Tournament can dance their way to the Sweet 16.
Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara each had a goal and an assist help the Boston Bruins clinch a playoff berth with a 7-3 win over the Florida Panthers.
Serena Williams withdraws from Miami Open, blaming previously undisclosed left knee injury.
Paul Casey goes for back-to-back at Innisbrook with Dustin Johnson 1 shot behind.
Defending champion Nathan Chen produced a spectacular free skate on Saturday to win the gold medal at the figure skating world championships.
Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett will miss the opening months of the season with a severe groin strain.
Chris Sale, Red Sox agree to guaranteeing an additional $145 million from 2020-24.
Paul Goldschmidt will be a Cardinal through the 2024 season; St. Louis makes official announcement of the 5-year, $130 million deal.
Virginia Cavaliers' recent history, even when they make it past 1st round of NCAA Tournament, isn't all that good.
Kyle Busch remains undefeated in Truck Series with his win at Martinsville Speedway.
James Harden scored 61 points, including 27 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.
NCAA, conferences to appeal ruling in antitrust case about payment to athletes.
Wofford and Murray State have a chance to reach the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 with another win.
Tight games, near upsets on first day of women's tourney.
This time No. 1 seed Virginia avoided the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history.
Zion Williamson scored 25 points and put on his own personal highlight show in top-seeded Duke's 85-62 victory over 16th-seeded North Dakota State in his first NCAA Tournament game.
The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska race when his dogs refused to keep running is dismissing critics who say he ran them too hard.
Evan Leonard hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start a run of 12 straight points in the second half that sent No. 13 seed UC Irvine to a 70-64 victory over fourth-seeded Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Caleb Homesley scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half and Lovell Cabbil hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:16 to play to send 12th-seeded Liberty to its first NCAA Tournament win in school history.
Ohio State upsets sixth-seeded Iowa State in the opening round of the Midwest Region.
Joe Harris scored 26 points and the Brooklyn Nets eliminated the Los Angeles Lakers from playoff contention with a 111-106 victory.
Cincinnati has managed to stay ahead in its first-round game against Iowa despite a subpar performance from Jarron Cumberland, the American Athletic's player of the year.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, had eight rebounds and seven assists after missing two games with a sprained right ankle and helped the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks to a 116-87 victory over the Miami Heat.
Payton Pritchard scored 19 points, Kenny Wooten protected the rim with four blocks and 12th-seeded Oregon extended its surprising March run by beating No. 5 seed Wisconsin 72-54 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
North Carolina gets rattled in first half by No. 16 seed Iona, goes on to win 88-73.
Looking like a No. 6 seed no one wants to play, high-scoring Buffalo beat Arizona State and breezed into the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
Jarrett Culver scored 29 points, with eight rebounds and seven assists, to help lead No. 3 seed Texas Tech to a 72-57 victory over No. 14 Northern Kentucky in the first round of West Region action in the NCAA tournament on Friday.
Person familiar with talks to AP: Cardinals, Goldschmidt near $130 million, 5-year deal.
Guaranteed payments for unrestricted free agent contracts this month make up just over half of the total money to be paid, down a bit from 2018.
Reviewing penalty calls among proposals NFL owners will hear to expand use of replay.
Gonzaga's Killian Tillie is finally healthy and making the top-seeded Zags better at both ends.
Defending champ Naomi Osaka wins her opening match at new site of Miami Open.
Robert Garrigus becomes 1st PGA Tour player suspended for drug of abuse.
Olympic champion Alina Zagitova won the free skate to capture her first title at the figure skating world championships.
Vanderbilt fires coach Bryce Drew after 9-23 season in which Commodores went winless in SEC.
Former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has accepted a plea agreement following his arrest at a southeastern Indiana casino.
Opening NCAA round concludes with plenty of star power, notably Zion Williamson, Duke.
Ja Morant dominated with a triple-double, the ninth in NCAA Tournament history, slicing up Marquette with 16 assists to go with 17 points and 11 rebounds as Murray State beat the fifth-seeded Golden Eagles 83-64 in first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Kevarrius Hayes scores 16, 10th-seeded Florida upsets Nevada with 70-61 win.
Phil Booth scored 20 points and defending champion Villanova began its title defense by holding off Saint Mary's 61-57 in the South Region.
Fletcher Magee set a collegiate record for 3-pointers and seventh-seeded Wofford beat Seton Hall 84-68 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Despite the loss, Fairleigh Dickinson senior closes it out in style.
Report: Ichiro will retire in Japan after Mariners vs. A's game in Tokyo Dome.
Heartbreaker: Missed FTs, late pass cost NMex State in 78-77 loss to Auburn.
Freshman Gale Kalscheur scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half and 10th-seeeded Minnesota rolled past Louisville 86-76 in the opening round of the East Region, the Gophers' first win in the NCAA Tournament in six years.
Maryland's Darryl Morsell made a crucial defensive stop as Belmont went for a last-second upset in the NCAA Tournament, allowing the Terrapins to escape with a 79-77 victory in the East Regional.
Gregg Berhalter became only the second American coach to win his first three games when Gyasi Zardes scored a bizarre goal that deflected off a defender and looped over goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez in the 81st minute for a 1-0 win over Ecuador.
The Pimlico Race Course owner says there's no plan to keep the signature Preakness Stakes race in Baltimore, despite what Mayor Catherine Pugh has said.
Carsen Edwards scored 24 points and third-seeded Purdue coasted to a 61-48 victory against Old Dominion on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Duke is the most popular pick in the online tournament pools, with North Carolina next.
Bryce Harper hit his first two Grapefruit League homers, combining with fellow new additions Andrew McCutchen and J.T. Realmuto to help the Philadelphia Phillies pound the Toronto Blue Jays 13-6.
Dedric Lawson had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Kansas dominated inside for an 87-53 rout over Northeastern in the opening round of the Midwest Region.
Skylar Mays scored 19 points, including four free throws in the final 15 seconds, and third-seeded and embattled LSU did just enough to beat 14th-seeded Yale 79-74 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
Joel Dahmen, the 'Leaping Cougar,' shares early lead in action-filled day at Valspar Championship.
Don't let the brackets fool you. The latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast digs into some spring football story lines and takes an early look on which teams meet fall short of expectations next season. And which ones could overachiever.
Mfiondu Kabengele had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Florida State held off a barrage of 3-pointers from 13th-seeded Vermont in a 76-69 victory in the opening round of the NCAA West Regional.
College basketball fans are lining up at casinos and racetracks and furiously tapping smartphone screens to get down bets on March Madness in many states where sports betting is legal for the first time.
After years of hosting the top European racing series, the Circuit of the Americas is finally racing IndyCar.
The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the NHL's Global Series.
Kentucky coach John Calipari says forward PJ Washington has a sprained foot and is out for NCAA Tournament game against Abilene Christian.
Ichiro Suzuki was showered with cheers and chants while taking what appeared to be his final bow in a magnificent career that lasted nearly three decades when the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 in 12 innings.
Mike Trout and the Angels announced their 12-year contract, a record deal that ties baseball's top player to Los Angeles for what likely will be the rest of his career.
Calipari shoots down latest coaching rumor, says his 'plan and desire' is to retire at Kentucky.
Spanish club Valencia again targeted by Batman creators for bat logo.
Defending champion Nathan Chen upstaged two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu to lead the short program at the figure skating world championships.
About 6 in 10 Americans want betting on professional sports events to be legal in their state, but fewer feel that way about college athletics, according to a poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
James Harden scored 57 points but the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted Houston 126-125 in overtime, handing the Rockets only their second loss in the last 14 games.
Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics 118-115 for their sixth straight win.
Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game by beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime in a potential playoff preview.
Don't expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to long-term contract with Boston Red Sox before he can become free agent in late 2020.
Luguentz Dort overcame a hard foul and a leg injury while scoring 21 points and leading Arizona State to a long-awaited NCAA Tournament win, 74-65 over St. John's in the First Four.
Tyson Ward scored 23 points and North Dakota State advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 64 with a 78-74 win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game.
Phillies star Bryce Harper gets his 1st hit of spring training.
Bryce Harper finally got his first spring training hit with the Philadelphia Phillies after an 0 for 9 start.
Rookie Collin Sexton scores 25 as Cavaliers down Bucks missing Giannis 107-102.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust as assistant coaches, becoming the first NFL team with two female coaches on their staff.
Gregg Berhalter is bringing a new philosophy to the U.S. national team after its failure to qualify for last year's World Cup.
Ichiro Suzuki drew the loudest ovation back home in Japan and Domingo Santana delivered the biggest hit, launching a grand slam that led the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 in the Major League Baseball opener.
Villanova is coming into the NCAA Tournament this year from an unfamiliar angle.
Something's a-foot: Kentucky best player, PJ Washington, expected to play in NCAA Tournament opener against Abilene Christian despite a sore left foot.
Dustin Johnson makes unexpected stop at Innisbrook as he expects game to be in top shape with Masters approaching.
Michigan State seeking to survive opening weekend of NCAA Tournament.
John Engler's front-row interest in Michigan State University basketball has led to a war of words over the Larry Nassar scandal.
APNewsBreak: Danica Patrick will return to the Indianapolis 500 as part of NBC Sports coverage.
TJ Dillashaw has surrendered the UFC 135-pound championship because of an "adverse finding" in his last drug test.
German prosecutors say as many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world.
Penn State is poised to send out another senior class as four-time national champions and cement its status as college powerhouse of the past decade.
AP source: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels close to finalizing $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter record for largest deal in North American sports history.
A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros have agreed on a $100 million, six-year deal that keeps the All-Star third baseman under contract with the team through 2024.
Jay Bruce of the Seattle Mariners has gotten the first hit of the 2019 Major League Baseball season and Oakland's Stephen Piscotty has connected for the first home run.
It was a night to celebrate all things Ichiro at MLB opens season in Japan.
Summer League is going international this year, with China and Croatia joining 30 NBA teams.
Kevin McClain scored 29 points and led the decisive second-half run as Belmont got its first NCAA Tournament win, pulling away to an 81-70 victory and ending Temple coach Fran Dunphy's career in the First Four.
Darnell Edge scored a career-high 33 points, and Fairleigh Dickinson rallied to win its first ever NCAA Tournament game, taking down Prairie View A&M 82-76 in the tourney opener.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora thinks he can squeeze more production out of outfielder Mookie Betts this year by batting him 2nd.
Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels close to finalizing $432 million, 12-year contract.
D'Angelo Russell scored 27 of his career-high 44 points in the fourth quarter, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a layup with eight-tenths of a second remaining, and Brooklyn rallied to beat Sacramento 123-121 Tuesday night.
Christian Pulisic has a vision of a transformed U.S. soccer team that gives opponents sleepless nights similar the nightmares that plague players on the eve of facing Brazil or Germany.
Giants President and CEO Larry Baer will not face charges following a physical altercation with his wife this month that led to him taking a leave of absence from the team.
The Oakland Raiders have signed linebacker Vontaze Burfict, one day after he was released by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor.
The NCAA says it won't move future tournament games away from states or venues where gambling is legal.
AP Source: Washington Capitals will visit White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship.
Splish, splash: Curry, Thompson shoot Warriors past Timberwolves 117-107, into 1st in West.
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has inflammation in his right shoulder and will start the regular season on the injured list.
For NCAA Tournament-bound Minnesota, Pitino aims for more progress in 6th year of up-and-down tenure with program.
The blatant non-call late in the NFC championship game caused a lot of consternation among Saints fans and led to calls for change in the NFL's replay system.
Nyjah Huston, Brighton Zeuner and Tom Schaar were among the 16 members of the inaugural U.S. national skateboarding team announced Tuesday, less than two years before the sport makes its Olympic debut with mens' and women's park and street disciplines.
Doc Rivers is denying rumors that he's interested in leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to coach the Lakers.
Back with the US national team after own goal helped cost a World Cup berth, Omar Gonzalez recalls reaching out to Gregg Berhalter at the low point of his career.
Free-agent outfielder Carlos Gonzalez signs minor league contract with Cleveland Indians.
There was no shortage of NFL executives on hand to watch several Crimson Tide players workout during Alabama's pro day ahead of next month's NFL draft.
ESPN analyst Jay Bilas thinks Louisville-Minnesota matchup takes away from basketball.
Joe Maddon, Chicago Cubs looking to rebound from disappointing finish.
Former Auburn assistant basketball coach and 13-year NBA veteran Chuck Person has pleaded guilty to a bribery conspiracy charge in a college basketball bribery scandal.
Experience tells QB Ryan Fitzpatrick his job with the Miami Dolphins, his 8th team, might not last long.
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has inflammation in his right shoulder and will start the regular season on the injured list.
A former University of South Dakota football player who was accused of raping a woman in her dorm room has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and been sentenced to 10 years of probation.
Tsunekazu Takeda, the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, is resigning in a bribery scandal.
Early reveal of women's NCAA Tournament bracket gave UConn extra time to prepare for rarity of not being top seed; no surprise Baylor No. 1 overall.
Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu says he has recovered sufficiently from an ankle injury and is ready to take back the title at the world figure skating championships.
Ichiro Suzuki is keeping everyone guessing about his future as Major League Baseball opens at the Tokyo Dome.
Nikola Jokic scores 21, Nuggets rally to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105, clinch playoff berth.
Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season and the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. The Lightning, who have 116 points, will have home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.
DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and nine rebounds, LaMarcus Aldridge added 23 points and 13 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 111-105 for their ninth straight win.
Dirk Nowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA's career scoring list, but Elfrid Payton had his fifth straight triple-double to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Dallas Mavericks 129-125 in overtime.
Duke is back on top followed by Virginia and North Carolina to give the Atlantic Coast Conference a 1-2-3 showing in the final AP Top 25 poll this season.
Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the top seeds in the women's NCAA Tournament.
There's still some good, old-fashioned hate in the NBA.
Union head Tony Clark applauds Blue Jays' decision to give minor leaguers 50 percent raise.
The Cincinnati Bengals released oft-suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks became the NBA's sixth-leading scorer with another of his signature long-range jumpers.
Tennis with a football look: Miami Open leaves Key Biscayne for new home at Dolphins' stadium.
Baylor finishes No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll.
Giants general manager Dave Gettleman says trading Beckham was in best interests of team.
A judge has ordered a sports marketing group to pay a total of $1 million in fines in the FIFA soccer scandal.
Kyle Busch is trying to tie Richard Petty's NASCAR record of 200 victories when he hits the track at Auto Club Speedway.
Stopping Zion could be key to outdueling Duke in NCAA Tournament.
Rory delivers a major performance on back 9 at TPC Sawgrass to win The Players Championship.
Bianca Andreescu upset three-time major champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open, becoming at age 18 the first wild-card winner in tournament history.
The Atlantic Coast Conference comes into the NCAA Tournament with three No. 1 seeds, but no league has put three teams in the Final Four since 1985.
Big Ten sending 8 teams to NCAA Tournament, among 11 different leagues with multiple teams.