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  1. Duke freshmen lead way to Final Four, struggle with rite of passage
    Charles Robinson

    Duke freshmen lead way to Final Four, struggle with rite of passage

  2. Final Four teams have Indy history
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    Final Four teams have Indy history

  3. Madness in :68 - Sweet, sour finish for final teams
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    Madness in :68 - Sweet, sour finish for final teams

  4. Who shone Sunday? Not just Tevaughn Campbell and Shaquille Murray-Lawrence
    Andrew Bucholtz

    Who shone Sunday? Not just Tevaughn Campbell and Shaquille Murray-Lawrence

  5. Sources: Georgia State's R.J. Hunter to enter NBA draft
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Sources: Georgia State's R.J. Hunter to enter NBA draft

  6. NHL Three Stars: Jagr nets a pair; Tavares hands out three helpers
    Sean Leahy

    NHL Three Stars: Jagr nets a pair; Tavares hands out three helpers

  7. What We Learned: Should the NY Rangers actually scare anyone?
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    What We Learned: Should the NY Rangers actually scare anyone?

  8. What it's like at the Final Four
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    What it's like at the Final Four

  9. Michigan State's trip to Final Four an exhausting, emotional journey for Travis Trice and his family
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    Michigan State's trip to Final Four an exhausting, emotional journey for Travis Trice and his family

  10. NBA Playoff Picture Update: Oklahoma City comes back to ruin the Suns' season
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    NBA Playoff Picture Update: Oklahoma City comes back to ruin the Suns' season

  11. McGregor-Aldo promo tour reaches fever pitch with slap incident
    Dave Doyle

    McGregor-Aldo promo tour reaches fever pitch with slap incident

  12. NCAA Hockey: Jon Gillies is awesome, Providence’s Frozen Four ticket punched
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    NCAA Hockey: Jon Gillies is awesome, Providence’s Frozen Four ticket punched

  • Woods drops out of world's top 100

    Woods drops out of world's top 100

    (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has dropped outside the top 100 in the world golf rankings for the first time since 1996. Woods's last major title was the 2008 U.S. Open but he won five PGA Tour events in 2013 and topped the rankings in May 2014 before … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • Golf-Woods drops out of world's top 100

    Tiger Woods has dropped outside the top 100 in the world golf rankings for the first time since 1996. Woods's last major title was the 2008 U.S. Open but he won five PGA Tour events in 2013 and topped the rankings in May 2014 before suffering … More »

    Reuters - 13 minutes ago
  • Volvo race leaders Dongfeng break mast but may continue

    Dongfeng Race Team, joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race, were forced to suspend racing in the fifth leg early on Monday when their mast broke in the middle of the Southern Ocean. In 2011-12, five of the six-strong fleet suffered major breakages. … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • UPDATE 1-Volvo race leaders Dongfeng break mast but may continue

    (updates with team considering carrying on in para 4) ALICANTE, Spain, March 30 (Reuters) - Dongfeng Race Team, joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race, were forced to suspend racing in the fifth leg early on Monday when their mast broke in the … More »

    Reuters - 24 minutes ago
  • Zidane interested in managing Real Madrid

    Zidane interested in managing Real Madrid

    Zinedine Zidane has said he would be willing to become Real Madrid head coach although he was not in a hurry. "Of course, if the role is offered to me I would agree to it but once again there is an amazing coach in place," Zidane, the Real Madrid … More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • What We Learned: Should the NY Rangers actually scare anyone?

    What We Learned: Should the NY Rangers actually scare anyone?

    Lundqvist is really good. The Blueshirts, not so much. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 58 minutes ago
  • New Zealanders dominate World Cup team of the tournament

    New Zealanders dominate World Cup team of the tournament

    (Reuters) - Five players from World Cup runners-up New Zealand and three from winners Australia were named in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) team of the tournament on Monday. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was joined by fellow Kiwis … More »

    Reuters - 58 minutes ago
  • Astana's fate not sealed yet, decision expected in two weeks

    Astana's fate not sealed yet, decision expected in two weeks

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Astana are expecting to learn whether they retain their World Tour (elite) licence in about two weeks, a source within the Kakazh-funded team told Reuters on Monday. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • UPDATE 2-Cycling-Astana's fate not sealed yet, decision expected in two weeks

    (Adds UCI comment) By Julien Pretot PARIS, March 30 (Reuters) - Astana are expecting to learn whether they retain their World Tour (elite) licence in about two weeks, a source within the Kakazh-funded team told Reuters on Monday. Dutch newspaper … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • Sailing-Dongfeng quit Volvo Ocean Race fifth leg as mast breaks

    Dongfeng Race Team, joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race, were dramatically forced to quit the fifth leg early on Monday when their mast broke in the Southern Ocean. The boat's French skipper Charles Caudrelier sent a message to his team, saying … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • NCAA Hockey: Jon Gillies is awesome, Providence’s Frozen Four ticket punched

    NCAA Hockey: Jon Gillies is awesome, Providence’s Frozen Four ticket punched

    At this level of the game, they don’t really come much better at their jobs than Jon Gillies. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • Israeli club to compensate Palestinian side in player dispute

    FIFA has ordered Israeli premier league club Hapoel Haifa and their former player, Ali Khatib, to compensate Palestinian side Jabal al-Mukabbar after Khatib left them without authorisation. Jabal al-Mukabbar, based in Arab East Jerusalem claimed … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
  • Cyprus football officials determined to unify despite protest

    By Michele Kambas NICOSIA (Reuters) - Turkish Cypriot football officials on Monday vowed to press ahead with attempts to reunite with the Cyprus Football Association, (CFA), triggering a political storm on the ethnically-split island. In a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 45 minutes ago
  • Romania coach Iordanescu slams pitch in Ploiesti

    Romania coach Iordanescu slams pitch in Ploiesti

    The poor condition of the pitch affected Romania's performance in their laboured 1-0 home win over Group F underdogs the Faroe Islands in Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Ploiesti, said coach Anghel Iordanescu. Against the well-organised Faroes, the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 24 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Astana's fate not sealed yet, decision expected in two weeks

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, March 30 (Reuters) - Astana are expecting to learn whether they retain their World Tour (elite) licence in about two weeks, a source within the Kakazh-funded team told Reuters on Monday. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 42 minutes ago
  • Vettel win is a relief for all except Mercedes

    Vettel win is a relief for all except Mercedes

    By John O'Brien SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - An ebullient Sebastian Vettel spoke at length about the importance of his first win for Ferrari when addressing reporters after his Malaysian Grand Prix triumph on Sunday, yet his beaming smile pretty … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 46 minutes ago
  • Ecclestone proposes championship for women

    Ecclestone proposes championship for women

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has proposed a controversial world championship for women drivers as part of grand prix weekends. "I thought it would be a good idea to give them a showcase," British media quoted the 84-year-old as saying … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Nadal crashes out in Miami, Murray wins

    Nadal crashes out in Miami, Murray wins

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - A struggling and edgy Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Miami Open in the third round on Sunday, losing 6-4 2-6 6-3 to fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco. The 31-year-old Verdasco, who is ranked 34th in the world, has … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Newcastle announce record profits

    Newcastle announce record profits

    Newcastle United may be staggering their way towards the end of another season of under-achievement but they still announced record profits of 18.7 million pounds after tax to the end of June last year. Newcastle, who last won a major domestic … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Germany will hit top form in crucial qualifiers, says Loew

    Germany will hit top form in crucial qualifiers, says Loew

    World Cup winners Germany will be at their best when they take on Euro 2016 qualifying rivals Poland, Scotland and Ireland later this year after their current period of experimentation, coach Joachim Loew has said. While easing past the Georgians … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Matic shines on another gloomy night for Serbia

    Matic shines on another gloomy night for Serbia

    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - A 2-1 defeat by Portugal has left Serbia with only a slim hope of reaching Euro 2016 after Nemanja Matic provided the only beacon of light in another lacklustre qualifying performance by the Balkan … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Joint leaders of Volvo Ocean Race quit with broken mast

    The joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team, were forced to quit the fifth leg early Monday when their mast broke in the Southern Ocean. The incident could hardly have happened in a worse spot for the Chinese boat, 240 nautical … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Reus, Mueller on target as Germany ease past Georgia

    Reus, Mueller on target as Germany ease past Georgia

    TBILISI (Reuters) - World Cup winners Germany eased past hosts Georgia 2-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday with first-half goals from Marco Reus and Thomas Mueller enough to get their Group D campaign back on track. Reus put the visitors … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Power reigns supreme at 11th World Cup

    Power reigns supreme at 11th World Cup

    By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The ICC hailed the 11th cricket World Cup the "most popular ever" and although most neutrals would have preferred New Zealand to win Sunday's final, there is no doubt Australia were worthy of their fifth … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Golf-Scotland's Ramsay takes European Tour title in Morocco

    Golf-Scotland's Ramsay takes European Tour title in Morocco

    (Reuters) - Scotland's Richie Ramsay claimed his third European Tour title and survived Romain Wattel's late surge to win the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco on Sunday. Ramsay, joint overnight leader on seven-under with Wattel and Scotland's Andrew … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Zungu strikes late as South Africa snatch draw with Nigeria

    Zungu strikes late as South Africa snatch draw with Nigeria

    Bongani Zungu snatched a dramatic equaliser in the final minute of stoppage-time as South Africa held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in a friendly at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday. The visitors, on the back foot for much of the match, looked set for the … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Gradel goal rescues 1-1 draw for Ivory Coast

    Gradel goal rescues 1-1 draw for Ivory Coast

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's Max Gradel scored 20 minutes from time to prevent the new African champions falling to an embarrassing home defeat against minnows Equatorial Guinea in a 1-1 friendly draw on Sunday. Gradel’s equaliser came after … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • McGraw appreciates Notre Dame women's run more than ever

    McGraw appreciates Notre Dame women's run more than ever

    It would be easy to forgive Muffett McGraw if she started taking Final Four appearances for granted. After all, the Notre Dame women's coach has become a regular of sorts on college basketball's biggest stage - reaching her fifth straight Final … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Mitchell sends South Carolina women to 1st Final Four

    Mitchell sends South Carolina women to 1st Final Four

    Someday, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley will eventually rename a play after star guard Tiffany Mitchell. Mitchell scored 21 points and made all the key plays down the stretch to help South Carolina beat Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • 76ers favored twice this week, so what happened to tanking?

    They have the look of such favorites that Las Vegas likes them twice this week, once while on a back-to-back and the other time on the road. … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • LEADING OFF: Rockies' Gonzalez expected to return to lineup

    LEADING OFF: Rockies' Gonzalez expected to return to lineup

    A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: --- CAR-GO READY TO GO Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez expects to return to the lineup Monday after sitting out two days. After leaving Friday night's game against … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia

    Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia's triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Feds to wrap up case in 1st phase of marathon bombing trial

    BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) with testimony from medical examiners who'll describe the fatal injuries to two people, including an … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Hernandez fiancee to resume testimony

    Hernandez fiancee to resume testimony

    The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to take the stand for a second day of testimony in his murder trial and talk about a box she disposed of from their basement the day after a man who was dating her younger … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 hours ago
  • Down 20, OKC wins behind Westbrook's 33

    Down 20, OKC wins behind Westbrook's 33

    Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek said it was a must-win, and the Oklahoma City Thunder struggled with the Suns' intensity early in Sunday night's game. ''Once they went up 20, we had to make a decision: Defend or go home,'' guard Russell Westbrook said. … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 hours ago
  • Ryan Massa makes 40 saves, Nebraska-Omaha beats RIT 4-0 to reach Frozen Four

    Ryan Massa makes 40 saves, Nebraska-Omaha beats RIT 4-0 to reach Frozen Four

    Ryan Massa made 40 saves and Nebraska-Omaha beat Rochester Institute of Technology 4-0 on Sunday night in the NCAA Midwest Regional final to reach the Frozen Four for the first time. Omaha (20-12-6) will face Providence in the semifinals in Boston … More »

    The Canadian Press - 8 hours ago
  • Mar. 29: Daily Zap

    Mar. 29: Daily Zap

    Recap all of Sunday's amazing action in the Daily Zap. … More »

    NBA.com - 8 hours ago
  • Mar. 29: Top 10

    Mar. 29: Top 10

    Check out the top ten plays from around the Association. … More »

    NBA.com - 8 hours ago
  • Irish women make fifth Final Four in row

    Irish women make fifth Final Four in row

    Notre Dame star Jewell Loyd struggled with her shot for the second straight game. Lindsay Allen was there again to help the Fighting Irish advance. Allen scored 23 points and top-seeded Notre Dame beat Baylor 77-68 in the Oklahoma City regional … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 hours ago
  • NBA Playoff Picture Update: Oklahoma City comes back to ruin the Suns' season

    NBA Playoff Picture Update: Oklahoma City comes back to ruin the Suns' season

    The Thunder would not stay calm in the face of a white hot Phoenix start. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 8 hours ago