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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kentucky holds off Notre Dame

CLEVELAND — Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre ...
By Tom Withers

Warriors clinch top seed in West

MILWAUKEE - Stephen Curry scored 25 points, and the Golden State Warriors clinched the top seed in the Western Conference by pulling away in the second half of a 108-95 victory on Saturday night ...


Georgia Regents ran its winning streak to three games with a doubleheader sweep of Georgia Southwestern on Saturday.

Predators top Capitals, clinch playoff berth

WASHINGTON - Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth.

Hawks rest all five starters, fall to Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- emba Walker scored 21 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat an Atlanta Hawks team missing all five starters, 115-100 on Saturday night.
By Steve Reed

Women's NCAA Tournament: UConn coach achieves milestone in record rout

ALBANY, N.Y. - Geno Auriemma reached another milestone in record fashion.

International Star claims Louisiana Derby

International Star outgamed the Todd Pletcher-trained Stanford on Saturday afternoon in a battle down the stretch before prevailing by a neck at the Louisiana Derby.
By Bill Marshall

South Carolina women still have 'destination game' as their focus

The South Carolina and Florida State women are making only the second Elite Eight appearance for either school, with one team set to make its first trip to the Final Four in Tampa, Fla.
By Aaron Beard

Badgers back in Final Four

LOS ANGELES - Sam Dekker had 27 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history.
By Beth Harris

Legendary coaches meet in East Regional final

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.
By John Wawrow

Nationals' Strasburg expected to start third game of season

Pitcher Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with New York Mets ace Matt Harvey.

Consistent Gonzaga is seeking to take the next step

HOUSTON - Gonzaga and coach Mark Few have been a constant presence in the NCAA Tournament, even if the loveable Zags rarely get this deep into March Madness.
By Stephen Hawkins

Report: Barnes, Longhorns to part ways

Texas officials have decided to release men's basketball coach Rick Barnes, the winningest coach in school history, according to a report.

Braves changes include new offensive philosophy

The 2015 season marks a changing of the guard for the Atlanta Braves front office, but it also means a change in philosophy that could prove crucial for the franchise over the coming years.
By David Lee

Wood limits damage in Braves' win

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Atlanta Braves left-hander Alex Wood gave up three runs on seven hits over six innings but also managed to limit the damage in some key situations during a 5-3 victory over the ...

Horse racing roundup: Materiality takes Florida Derby

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Materiality is still unbeaten after a victory in the $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.

Walker leads hometown tournament in Texas

SAN ANTONIO - Jimmy Walker opened a four-stroke lead over fellow Texan Jordan Spieth, shooting 3-under-par 69 on Saturday in his hometown Texas Open.

Emotions will run high at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Anger management will play a major role in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, just like managing tires, brakes and engines throughout the 500-lap race.
By Don Coble

Woods Watch is on again

The Tiger  Watch has become another Masters tradition unlike any other.
By Scott Michaux

Logano wins truck race

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Joey Logano passed Matt Crafton entering the first turn to start a two-lap sprint to the finish and won an exciting NASCAR truck race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.
Scott Michaux

Gamecock fans should savor Final Four run

For the next week until tipoff in Tampa, Fla., South Carolina fans need to heed the words of their heroine Tiffany Mitchell – savor the accomplishment of having arrived at the pinnacle of women’s college basketball.

Falcons penalized for pumping in fake noise

The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's Competition Committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games.

Browns GM suspended

CLEVELAND - The NFL sent a tough message to Browns general manager Ray Farmer for texting. However, the league didn't delete any of Cleveland's precious draft picks.
By Tom Withers

Broncos' Thomas might skip workouts

Peyton Manning will have to do without his top target this off-season unless the Denver Broncos reach an agreement with Demaryius Thomas on a long-term contract.

Race for spot in Braves' rotation heats up

LAKELAND, Fla. - Mike Foltynewicz and Eric Stults showed why the Braves might be rounding out the starting rotation, and also why the pending decision might not be as clear.

Saban doesn't regret giving Taylor second chance

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama coach Nick Saban was unapologetic about choosing to sign defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, who has been kicked off the team. 
By John Zenor

Kaminsky heads All-America team

Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky is a unanimous selection for the 2014-15 AP All-America team while Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor received all but one first-team vote.


In Awendaw, S.C., Georgia Regents shot even-par 288 for the second day in a row to climb from ninth to fifth place in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.

Four more qualify for Masters Tournament

Four international players are expected to qualify for this year's Masters Tournament when the Official World Golf Ranking is released today.

Verlander's next start is uncertain

Justin Verlander played catch briefly Sunday morning for the first time since leaving a start with a cramp in his right tricep, but it remained unclear when the Detroit Tigers ace would pitch again.

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Tiger Woods' plane spotted at airport

A plane matching the tail numbers of Tiger Woods' Gulfstream G5 was parked in front of the terminal for private aircraft at Augusta Regional Airport this morning.