Undefeated Kentucky advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the fourth time in five seasons, defeating third-seeded Notre Dame 68-66 in the Midwest Region final at Cleveland on Saturday.
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Arizona coach Sean Miller is still oh-for-Final Four attempts, his second-seeded team having been sent home by Wisconsin 85-78 on Saturday.
William Hill books would suffer six-figure losses if Kentucky (38-0) wins the national championship, due to a prop posted last summer. The Wildcats opened at 50-1 odds to go undefeated, and they entered the tournament as even-money favorites.
A year ago, Wisconsin topped Arizona by one point in overtime to advance to the Final Four. On Saturday, the top-seeded Badgers moved on again, coasting past the second-seeded Wildcats 85-78 in the West region final at Los Angeles.
Do you see the photo of Northern Arizona basketball coach Jack Murphy? It shows Murphy calling out a play, exhorting his team — and one can see a fire extinguisher on the wall of the gymnasium.
For the second straight year, the Dodgers will open the season with games on their pay-TV channel, Time Warner Cable’s SportsNet LA, blacked out in 70 percent of Los Angeles-area households and all households in Southern Nevada, where TWC isn’t available.
Gary Russell Jr. knocked down Jhonny Gonzalez three times inside of 37 seconds in the fourth round to score a technical knockout and win the World Boxing Council featherweight championship at the Palms. Russell dominated from the outset, using his superior hand speed and energy to beat Gonzalez.
The Nevada Athletic Commission met for six hours Friday to discuss how to deal with athletes who test positive for steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, and its solution was simple — bigger fines and longer suspensions.
Aaron Garcia, the Arena Football League’s career passing leader, retired after the 2014 season and now is the head coach of the Las Vegas Outlaws, who will open their inaugural season Monday against the San Jose SaberCats at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV will need to win the Mountain West baseball tournament to advance to a regional for the second year in a row. The Rebels needed to win at least two of three from first-place San Diego State this weekend, but the Aztecs clinched the series with a 7-6 victory Saturday.
Freshman Yvette Sanchez saw eight pitches to open the game Saturday, singling up the middle on the last pitch to start a three-run rally, and the fourth-ranked Rams held on for a 5-2 softball victory at Bishop Gorman.
Joey Logano will start from the pole position for Sunday’s STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va.
While other matchups in the Elite Eight feature some of the nation’s best players, the East Region final features a different kind of star-studded affair. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Louisville’s Rick Pitino are two of the best coaches in the country.
Gonzaga is one win from its first trip to the Final Four, but the last remaining obstacle is a significant one. The Bulldogs have lost only twice all season — by a total of six points — but must get past Duke in the South Region final.
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The UNLV men’s swimming and diving team finished in a tie for 26th place Saturday in the NCAA Championships in Iowa City, Iowa, the Rebels’ fifth top-30 finish in the past six seasons. UNLV’s scoring Saturday came from its 13th-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
“The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is saddened by the events that led to the cancellation of the St. Olaf College baseball season, but commends the institution’s administration for its swift and decisive action,” MIAC Executive Director Dan McKane said in the statement.
Sean Miller is arguably the country’s best recruiter not named John Calipari. Miller is also considered an expert coach, having led teams to the Sweet 16 six times and Elite Eight four. But he is also the latest to own this moniker: Best coach not to have reached a Final Four.
Wisconsin plays for the right to reach a second straight Final Four today when it meets Arizona in the West Region final. Should they win, the Badgers then could face a national semifinal matchup against undefeated Kentucky.
UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn denied Friday on Twitter a Yahoo report that says he will forego his final three seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA Draft.
Travis Trice led Michigan State with 24 points, including six points down the stretch, and Denzel Valentine chipped in with 18 to lead the No. 7 Spartans to a 62-58 win over the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners in an East Regional semifinal at the Carrier Dome on Friday.
Justise Winslow scored a game-high 21 points as top-seeded Duke outlasted fifth-seeded Utah 63-57 on Friday night in an NCAA South Regional semifinal game at NRG Stadium.
Anton Gill, who was averaging 2.4 points per game, came off the bench to score seven points in the final seven minutes Friday night and spark fourth-seeded Louisville’s 75-65 victory over eighth-seeded North Carolina State in an East Regional semifinal game at the Carrier Dome.
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