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Friday, March 27, 2015

Hawks clinch No. 1 seed in East

ATLANTA - DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 99-86 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
By Charles Odum

Friday's high school sports results

High school sports results from Friday, March 28


In Greenville, S.C., Brandon Robinson-Thompson shot 5-under-par 67 to help third-ranked USC Aiken take the lead after the opening round of the Furman Intercollegiate at Furman University ...

Wild pull away from Flames, boost playoff hopes

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild pulled away to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night.

Tiger will not play Houston Open

Tiger Woods made it official Friday: He will not play in next week's Shell Houston Open. According to, the commitment deadline passed and he was not entered into the event.

Warriors wallop Grizzlies for win No. 60

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists and the Golden State Warriors won their 60th game, matching a franchise record, 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

Baylor women back in Elite Eight

OKLAHOMA CITY - Sune Agbuke had a career-high 23 points and Baylor advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight for the fifth time in six years with an 81-66 win over Iowa on Friday night.
By Kurt Voigt

Bulldogs split with Irish in soccer

HARLEM - The Harlem girls beat Dublin 3-1 on Friday night. The Irish boys routed the Bulldogs 3-0.
By Scott Rouch

Louisville surges past N.C. State

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points, reserve Anton Gill keyed a late-game surge, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of ...
By John Kekis

Golf roundup: Montgomerie, Durant share lead in Champions event

SAUCIER, Miss. - Colin Montgomerie and Joe Durant shared the lead at 5-under-par 67 on Friday after the breezy first round of the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.

Arizona eyes revenge in rematch

LOS ANGELES - Arizona guard Gabe York remembers having the ball in his hands, taking a couple of dribbles and failing to get a shot off before time expired. Wisconsin 64, Arizona 63, in overtime.
By Beth Harris

Wolfpack stay hot to beat Knights

Greenbrier's Nick Sandlin struck out 12 as the Wolfpack beat Evans 7-1 on Friday night to keep a region streak alive.
By David Lee

Gonzaga runs away from UCLA

HOUSTON - Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night.
By Kristie Rieken

Gamecock women edge Tar Heels

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.
By Aaron Beard

Defending champ has top speed at IndyCar practice

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Will Power shook off a six-month layoff by pacing the opening practice of the IndyCar season.

Walker feeling 'good mojo' at Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Jimmy Walker enjoyed a neighborly stroll at TPC San Antonio after a 35-minute drive from his suburban home. Walker shot 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke ...
By Tim Price

Lady Vols expect to be met by hostile crowd

Second-seeded Tennessee is really going to feel the love today when the Lady Vols face 11th-seeded Gonzaga in its hometown.
By Nicholas K. Geranios

Tar Heels 'proud' of late-season run

At times, North Carolina looked like a team that could battle anybody. At others, the Tar Heels were prone to concentration lapses. It's why the season that ended with Thursday's loss to Wisconsin ...
By Aaron Beard

Logano takes pole; Elliott earns spot in field

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Joey Logano won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, and Chase Elliott earned the right to make his debut in the series by qualifying 27th.

Column: Wildcats might be greatest team ever

With every dominating win - we're up to 37-0 - it becomes more and more apparent that Kentucky really isn't competing against the remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament. History is the opponent now.
By Paul Newberry

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.

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.

Ferrari ends long run by Mercedes

SEPANG, Malaysia - Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes' long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams.
By Chris Lines

Frost wins Champions Tour event

SAUCIER, Miss. - David Frost survived a one-stroke penalty on the par-3 17th and won the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic on Sunday.

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