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  • Arizona's Trier suspended for trace amount of PED

    Arizona's Allonzo Trier has been declared ineligible for the reappearance of a banned substance that led to a 19-game suspension last season. The NCAA notified the school on Thursday that the preseason All-America junior guard tested positive for trace amount of the substance late last...

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  • SEC fines Missouri AD; Dawn Staley sues him for slander

    South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley is suing Missouri's athletic director, saying he slandered her when he suggested she created an atmosphere that encouraged fans to spit on his players and use racial slurs. Staley's suit filed in Richland County asks for no more than...

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  • ESPN adds Herbstreit to NFL draft coverage, replacing Gruden

    Kirk Herbstreit will take Jon Gruden's place on ESPN's coverage of the NFL draft. ESPN announced Thursday that Herbstreit will be part the opening night coverage of the first round in prime time on April 26 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Herbstreit will be joined by host Trey...

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  • Jerome leads No. 1 Virginia past Georgia Tech, 65-54

    Ty Jerome scored 18 points and top-ranked Virginia held off depleted Georgia Tech 65-54 on Wednesday night, clinching the regular season title and top seed next month in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. The Cavaliers (25-2, 14-1), who also got nine points each from De'Andre Hunter...

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  • Pitino: Louisville should consider legal action vs. NCAA

    Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino believes the school should consider taking legal action against the NCAA after the governing body ordered the vacation of the Cardinals' 2013 men's basketball champion as part of sanctions for a sex scandal. Louisville announced on Tuesday that the NCAA...

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  • No. 2 Michigan St tops Illinois 81-61, seals share of title

    Miles Bridges grabbed the Big Ten trophy, lifted it and flashed an ear-to-ear grin. Bridges scored 19 points, leading No. 2 Michigan State to an 81-61 win over Illinois on Tuesday night to seal a share of the Big Ten championship. The Spartans (27-3, 15-2 Big Ten) have won 11 straight...

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  • No. 4 Xavier tries to get over lulls as tournaments approach

    Leading up to the showdown with Villanova for control of the Big East, Xavier coach Chris Mack had one overriding concern. "If we play one good half and one bad half, we won't win," Mack said. That's exactly what happened. No. 4 Xavier came out tight, committed early fouls and missed...

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  • Graham leads No. 8 Kansas to 104-74 rout of Oklahoma

    Two of the Big 12's most powerful offenses collided when No. 8 Kansas hosted Oklahoma. Only one lived up to the hype, though. Devonte Graham had 23 points and seven assists, Malik Newman added 20 points and No. 8 Kansas beat Oklahoma 104-74 on Monday night in its first true blowout of the...

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  • Mayfield rejects Manziel comparisons with NFL combine near

    Baker Mayfield doesn't like comparisons to Johnny Manziel, although the Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma wasn't surprised by them after an arrest and other antics during his time with the Sooners. At a stop in his home state of Texas to accept the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top...

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  • No. 19 Wichita State upends No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72

    Dave Stallworth was running the show the last time Wichita State beat a Top 5 team on the road. Landry Shamut took the lead as the Shockers did it again 54 years later. This one, too, will be a reference point, given all that was at stake. Shamut scored 19 points, and No. 19 Wichita...

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  • No. 22 Michigan tops No. 8 Ohio St 74-62, helps other rival

    Jordan Poole went on a scoring tear, sending Michigan's seniors out with a win in their last home game. The freshman guard came off the bench and scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help the 22nd-ranked Wolverines take the lead, and they never trailed in the second half of a...

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  • Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

    Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon. The $10,151,663.93 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance...

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  • Mets GM says, yes, he thinks Tim Tebow will play in majors

    Tim Tebow arrived at the New York Mets spring training camp on Sunday, and the attention immediately turned to whether the quarterback who became an outfielder could make it all the way to Citi Field in the future. Guess what? Mets general manager Sandy Alderson votes yes. "Somebody...

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  • TOP 25 REWIND: Michigan State, Villanova earn big road wins

    In a season marked by parity, No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 Villanova turned in big road performances as reminders of their title potential in March. The Spartans (26-3) completed one of the biggest comebacks in NCAA history to win at Northwestern. And the Wildcats (24-3) beat No. 4 Xavier...

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  • Trent leads No. 12 Duke to 66-57 win over No. 11 Clemson

    Gary Trent Jr. hit three foul shots with 1:31 left to put No. 12 Duke ahead for good and the Blue Devils, again playing without injured star Marvin Bagley III, beat No. 11 Clemson 66-57 on Sunday. The Blue Devils have given up all of their 10-point lead over a six-minute stretch as the...

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  • Baylor beats No. 7 Texas Tech, which loses top scorer Evans

    Terry Maston is emerging as a go-to guy for the surging Baylor Bears. No. 7 Texas Tech hopes it didn't just lose top scorer Keenan Evans for any length of time. Maston scored 24 points to lead the Bears to a 59-57 victory over the Red Raiders, whose seven-game winning streak ended Saturday...

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  • Big East showdown: No. 3 Villanova 95, No. 4 Xavier 79

    Mikal Bridges led an early 3-point shooting spurt that put Villanova in control, and the third-ranked Wildcats showed they're not ready to relinquish their reign in the Big East, beating No. 4 Xavier 95-79 on Saturday in a showdown for the league lead. The Wildcats (24-3, 11-3) have won all...

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  • South Carolina holds on to upset No. 10 Auburn, 84-75

    Frank Booker scored 19 points, and South Carolina built a 26-point lead before holding on to defeat No. 10 Auburn 84-75 on Saturday, ending the Gamecocks' six-game losing streak. The Tigers (23-4, 11-3 Southeastern Conference) had won seven of their past eight and were heavy favorites to...

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  • Nash, Kidd, Hill among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame

    Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning. Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, but the two standout...

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  • Osetkowski scores 21 as Texas tops No. 23 Oklahoma 77-66

    Dylan Osetkowski scored 21 points, Texas slowed national scoring leader Trae Young, and the Longhorns beat No. 23 Oklahoma 77-66 on Saturday to extend the Sooners' losing streak to five games. Young, a freshman point guard, scored 26 points on 7 for 21 shooting. Christian James scored 11...

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  • The Latest: Nash, Kidd headline finalists for 2018 HOF class

    The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber...

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  • St. Bonaventure upsets No. 16 Rhode Island with 77-74 win

    Matt Mobley scored 26 points and grabbed a key rebound with 4.2 seconds left, and St. Bonaventure beat Rhode Island 77-74 to snap the 16th-ranked Rams' 16-game winning streak on Friday night. LaDarien Griffin scored 10 of the Bonnies last 14 points over the final six minutes in rallying...

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  • As youngsters lead way, US not intimidated by Russians

    Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk were dominating the NHL before Ryan Donato, Troy Terry and Jordan Greenway even started playing organized hockey. "I think I dreamed about playing against those guys one day," Donato said. Dream becomes reality Saturday when Donato, Terry, Greenway and...

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  • Donato scores 2 as college kids power US over Slovakia 2-1

    Ryan Donato scored two power-play goals and Troy Terry dominated with his speed as college players led the United States to an important 2-1 victory over Slovakia on Friday at the Olympics. Donato, who plays for his father Ted at Harvard, delivered the kind of offense USA Hockey wanted when...

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