• Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga's big man got to star in the show in prime time on Friday night, scoring 18 points with nine rebounds to lead the second-seeded Bulldogs to a 74-62 win over...

  • Louisville beats NC State 75-65; on to Elite 8

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell is not ready for the end of his college career at Louisville just yet. Anton Gill helped make sure it continues at least one more game. Harrell scored 24 points, Gill keyed a late-game surge with seven points off the bench, and Louisville beat...

  • Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all....

  • South Carolina holds off North Carolina 67-65 in NCAAs

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — For the second straight year, South Carolina found itself trailing late against North Carolina and staring at an early NCAA Tournament exit despite its No. 1 seed. This time, Tiffany Mitchell and the Gamecocks found a way to regroup, rally and advance....

  • Durant to have another surgery, miss rest of season

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the season and have bone graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City Thunder had said last week he likely would be shut down for the season. The team was trying to figure out why...

  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant workers abandoned by their boat captains after...

  • Hawks beat Heat 99-86, clinch top seed in Eastern Conference

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — After clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs for only the second time in their Atlanta franchise history, the Hawks were left to contemplate the remainder of the regular season. It's is a new dilemma for a Hawks team that barely made the playoffs as...

  • Notre Dame eyes history, shot at upsetting No. 1 Kentucky

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Beware, Kentucky. That little leprechaun looms. The pristine season, the presumed NCAA championship, the aura of invincibility and every other plaudit being thrown at the so-good-they're-scary Wildcats are all at great risk. There's a proven giant-killer waiting....

  • INSIDE THE MADNESS: Irish vs blue again, Zags '99 rewind

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Notes and tidbits from around the NCAA Tournament on Friday: ___ NOTRE DAME UP AGAINST 50 SHADES OF BLUE Don't expect Notre Dame to be shaken by Kentucky's Big Blue. Actually, the color seems to suit the Fighting Irish rather well. Notre Dame fans will be badly outnumbered on...

  • Abbott stays noncommittal on pulling Guard from Texas border

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WESLACO, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott remained noncommittal Friday on a timeline for pulling the National Guard off the Texas-Mexico border after hundreds of police officers recently applied for jobs to effectively replace those troops. "We can't just snap our finger and...

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