Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting as third-seeded Notre Dame used a hot-shooting second half to knock off the seventh-seeded Wichita State 81-70 in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional semifinal in Cleveland.
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Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant has worked out in left field and was expected to play there in Thursday’s spring training game.
As March Madness ignites Americans’ yearly obsession with college basketball games and broken brackets, a new book is calling attention to a different kind of madness: the systemic academic fraud at the center of college sports.
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Alex Rodriguez will be tested for drugs more often in the wake of his 162-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.
Linebacker Brandon Magee was placed on waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, and now he’s headed to Boston Red Sox spring training… to play.
A bomb scare forced the evacuation on Thursday of the Massachusetts courthouse where the murder trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez was underway. The court lifted the bomb threat and the trial will resume at 2pm ET, a court security official said.
Major-league baseball teams are worth $1.2 billion on average, an increase of 48 percent from 2014, according to Forbes’ valuations released Wednesday.
This weekend we jump back into conference play as we host San Diego State. For the last three years the Aztecs have been one of the best teams in the conference. Hopefully we can come out and show our best stuff and get it started on Friday night.
The National Hockey League’s ruling body, the Board of Governors, is meeting in Las Vegas in June, fueling speculation that the NHL might announce at that time that Las Vegas will be getting a big-league team led by prospective owner Bill Foley.
It’s all about matchups at this point, and Kentucky has the edge mostly because of its size. Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson are 7-footers, Karl-Anthony Towns is 6-11 and Trey Lyles is 6-10. Wildcats coach John Calipari, like him or loathe him, has done a great job of putting it all together.
Matt Stainbrook has one of those stories only March Madness can relay to a nation of college fans, and there is also the part about him being a main reason Xavier has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time since 2008.
Few remember to take a deep breath and appreciate, which is how we should view the final days of Frank Kaminsky’s college basketball career at Wisconsin. His is the sort of story that makes the NCAA Tournament so special.
The Review-Journal’s Adam Hill, Kelly Stewart and Matt Youmans compete with handicappers Bruce Marshall and Ken Thomson in a contest covering NCAA Tournament games last week, today and Friday. Each contestant selects a total of 22 games against the spread, sides or totals.
Two weeks ago, Ron Riley, the former Clark High star who during his four-year Arizona State career became the Sun Devils’ all-time leading scorer and threw down some of the most thunderous dunks in ASU history, was inducted into the Pac-12’s Hall of Honor.
A look at some prop bets for the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 games Thursday and Friday. Lines are from the Westgate Las Vegas sports book.
JJ Raterink, a 33-year-old Arena Football League journeyman, is the starting quarterback of the Las Vegas Outlaws, the valley’s newest professional sports franchise, who open their inaugural season Monday against the San Jose SaberCats at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Nolan Kingham is one of the top pitching prospects in the West region. Armed with a fastball that has been clocked as high as 96 mph, the lanky right-hander is expected to be the first Desert Oasis player selected in Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft in June.
The Spring Valley baseball team scored three runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings to take a four-run lead and hung on for a 6-5 win over Faith Lutheran, which was handed its first league loss since May 3, 2012.
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Notre Dame and Wichita State each won rare matchups against in-state rivals in the round of 32, but Thursday’s stakes are higher. The Fighting Irish defeated Butler in overtime, and the Shockers upset Kansas to reach the Sweet 16 for the second time in three years.
Kentucky is four wins from a perfect season and is about to take on its toughest defensive test so far against West Virginia. The Mountaineers beat up Maryland in the third round to advance and will put the Wildcats’ depth to the test with their full-court pressure.
Wisconsin is two wins from returning to the Final Four, while North Carolina has reached the Elite Eight six times since 2005.
Arizona, in the Sweet 16 for the third straight season, brings a 13-game winning streak into the game. Xavier has won five of its last six games and is in the Sweet 16 for the third time in six seasons under coach Chris Mack.
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