• Arizona outlasts Xavier 68-60 to reach West region finals

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — T.J. McConnell shook off his terrible first half and a Xavier defender with equal poise, sliding around a screen and finding an open 3-pointer. The senior's shot split the net in the waning minutes and he put Arizona on its way back to the brink of the Final Four....

  • Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide. The Wildcats were as advertised: too big, too strong, too everything. Just too good. Perfect and pulverizing. Trey Lyles scored...

  • Singapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours. The government said Friday that it "strongly advises" the public not to join the queue and to instead...

  • Unsigned No. 1 pick Aiken announces Tommy John surgery

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Brady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, announced Thursday he had Tommy John elbow surgery. The 18-year-old Aiken was pitching for the IMG Academy, a private training institute in Florida, to prepare for this...

  • Malone enjoying anonymity at end of Kentucky's bench

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The name rings a bell. It's OK, you can laugh about it. Sam Malone totally gets it. Grow up an hour south of Boston as the namesake of the one of the most popular TV characters of the 1980s and 90s and you get used to the jokes even if you happened to be born just months before...

  • Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game. Frank Kaminsky got off to a slow start, his team couldn't make a shot in the first half and then fell behind by seven midway through the second half. It looked like a repeat of the Big Ten Conference title...

  • Seoul urges Pyongyang to release 2 South Korean detainees

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage, the latest in a series of arrests in the North of foreign nationals. The North's state media said late Thursday that the two...

  • Chinese NGO considering legal action over police raid

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists whose detentions have drawn international scrutiny. Beijing...

  • Martinez throws 6 shutout innings, Rangers beat Rockies 6-3

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Martinez threw six scoreless innings, Leonys Martin homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday night. Martinez, competing for the final vacancy in the Rangers' rotation, allowed five hits and walked one. He struck out four,...

  • Rangers clinch playoff spot with 5-1 win over Senators

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Chris Kreider helped get the New York Rangers back to the playoffs. Kreider had two goals and an assist and the New York Rangers earned a postseason berth with a 5-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. "We played pretty well away from the puck and...

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