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Markkanen’s scoring, Kessler’s block lifts Jazz past Celtics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lauri Markkanen scored 28 points and Walker Kessler had a game-saving block to help the Utah Jazz to a 118-117 comeback win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. Grant Williams, who had 23 points and a career-high seven 3-pointers, was driving for a potential ...

Sanogo, UConn pull away from Saint Mary’s, into Sweet 16

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — UConn decided to return to its roots five years ago, hiring a former Big East guard as coach and then a couple years later returning to the conference where it became a national power. Now the Huskies are back in the Sweet 16, looking like the beasts of the Big East ...

Pili helps Utah advance to Sweet 16 with win over Princeton

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alissa Pili often had two or three opponents draped on her when she got the ball. No one was strong enough to stop Utah's All-American. Pili had 28 points and 10 rebounds to lead the second-seeded Utes to a 63-56 win over 10th-seeded Princeton 63-56 on Sunday night in ...

Nembhard helps Creighton beat Baylor 85-76, on to Sweet 16

DENVER (AP) — The rims really aren't bigger in Denver. It just felt that way to Ryan Nembhard. The sophomore guard had a career-high 30 points and No. 6 seed Creighton found its shooting touch to beat third-seeded Baylor 85-76 on Sunday night and earn a spot in the Sweet 16 for the second ...

Ole Miss stuns top-seed Stanford advances to Sweet 16

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Madison Scott hit a pair of free throws with 23 seconds left that gave Mississippi the lead for good, Angel Baker scored 13 points, and the Rebels delivered on their declaration to get defensive, stunning top-seeded Stanford 54-49 on Sunday night to reach the NCAA ...

Wong, Miller lead Miami past Indiana, into Sweet 16

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After nearly getting upset in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Miami had a point to prove. Indiana paid the price. Isaiah Wong and Jordan Miller led a decisive second-half spurt and Miami stormed into the Sweet 16 for the second straight year Sunday night with an ...

Gonzaga, Timme move to Sweet 16 with 84-81 win over TCU

DENVER (AP) — Drew Timme added something new to his twisting, turning, head-faking, mustachioed repertoire — a 3-pointer to help Gonzaga get over the hump and back to the Sweet 16. The Gonzaga big man extended his one-of-a-kind college career by at least one more game, finishing with 28 ...

US routs Cuba 14-2 to reach World Baseball Classic final

MIAMI (AP) — Trea Turner, Paul Goldschmidt and an unrelenting U.S. lineup kept putting crooked numbers on the scoreboard, a dynamic display of the huge gap between an American team of major leaguers and Cubans struggling on the world stage as top players have left the island nation. Turner ...

Ole Miss stuns Stanford, reaches first Sweet 16 in 16 years

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Sobbing as she received hugs from friends, family and administrators, Mississippi coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin tried to grasp the magnitude of her team's stunning win against top-seeded Stanford when someone reminded her there's more basketball to be played. Her two ...

Missouri linebacker Chad Bailey suspended after DWI arrest

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri linebacker Chad Bailey was suspended from the team after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated early Sunday, the team said. The 23-year-old, who was a team captain last season, was booked at about 2:45 a.m. and released after posting $500 ...

Ethiopia’s Jemal Yimer wins Los Angeles Marathon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jemal Yimer of Ethiopia won the men's division of the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, while Stacy Ndiwa of Kenya took the women's division. Yimer completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course through city streets in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 13.58 seconds. Yemane Tsegay of ...

PSG loses at home in French league for 1st time this season

PARIS (AP) — Arnaud Kalimuendo scored against his boyhood club as leader Paris Saint-Germain was beaten 2-0 by Rennes in its first home loss in the French league this season on Sunday. The win ended PSG's 35-match unbeaten run in the league at the Parc des Princes. Marseille later won 2-1 ...

Perez holds off Verstappen’s charge to win Saudi Arabian GP

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Sergio Perez won the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and Max Verstappen drove from 15th to second to give Red Bull a 1-2 finish Sunday in what is shaping up to be a runaway season for the reigning Formula One champions. And there have only been two races so far. "Nice ...

Rybakina defeats Sabalenka to win Indian Wells title

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Elena Rybakina defeated Aryna Sabalenka 7-6 (11), 6-4 on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open and hand the world's second-ranked player just her second loss this year. Rybakina carried the momentum from her straight-set semifinal upset of top-ranked Iga Swiatek into ...

Eichel’s hat trick leads Golden Knights past Columbus 7-2

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jack Eichel's three goals helped the Vegas Golden Knights bounce back from a recent loss with a 7-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday. This was Eichel's fourth career hat trick and second this season. The other for Eichel, who leads the Knights with 26 goals, ...

No diving: Leverkusen beats Bayern 2-1 to leave Dortmund top

BERLIN (AP) — Amine Adli was twice booked for diving, twice excused, and Bayer Leverkusen scored twice from the resulting penalties to upset Bayern Munich 2-1. Bayern's third defeat of the season left Borussia Dortmund top of the Bundesliga on Sunday. Referee Tobias Stieler had VAR to thank ...

Irish hold on to defeat Bulldogs in March Madness

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Lauren Ebo had 10 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks to help No. 3 seed Notre Dame beat 11th-seed Mississippi State 53-48 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. "Keeping them off the boards was important for us and rebounding is something we really ...

Barcelona rallies to top Madrid, move closer to league title

MADRID (AP) — Closer than ever to the title, Barcelona finished the last Spanish league "clasico" of the season by celebrating on the field at Camp Nou. Real Madrid was left complaining about the refereeing after seeing its chances of retaining the title all but end. Barcelona took a major ...

2 Fulham players, coach sent off in chaos at Man United

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Fulham had two players and manager Marco Silva sent off before quickly conceding twice against Manchester United as its FA Cup dreams collapsed on Sunday. With Fulham leading 1-0 in the quarterfinal match at Old Trafford, the game was turned round after United was ...

Maryland into women’s Sweet 16 after 77-64 win over Arizona

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Diamond Miller scored 13 of her 24 points in the third quarter to help second-seeded Maryland to a 77-64 victory over seventh-seeded Arizona in the second around of the women's NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. The Terrapins (27-6) advance to the Sweet 16 for a third ...