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TCU's Desmond Bane (1) drives to the basket past Georgia Tech's Quinton Stephens, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the NIT Thursday, March 30, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 30, 2017 - 10:26 pm
New York (AP) — Kenrich Williams had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and TCU routed Georgia Tech 88-56 in the NIT championship on Thursday night. TCU opened with a 20-3 run on its way to the program's first NIT title. Vlad Brodziansky scored 18 points for the Horned Frogs (24-15), and Alex Robinson had...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts to an official during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
March 30, 2017 - 10:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has passed Shaquille O'Neal for seventh place on the NBA's career scoring list. James came into Thursday's game against the Chicago Bulls with 28,573 points in 14 seasons with Cleveland and Miami. He needed 23 points to tie O'Neal and did...
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NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 30, 2017 - 8:55 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — NCAA leaders need a few days to digest the new law that will replace North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill" before deciding whether to bring March Madness and other championship sporting events back to the Tar Heel state. As for other potential political hot spots, such...
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March 30, 2017 - 8:44 pm
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Rickie Fowler shot an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead over Sung Kang after the first round of the Houston Open on Thursday. Fowler had his best round in six appearances at the tournament, topping a previous low score of 68. Fowler overcame damp conditions and a chilly, breezy...
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FILE - In this combination of three file photos shows, from left, Maryland head coach Gary Williams cannot believe his ears as the referee calls a foul on one of his Maryland players during ACC basketball action on Jan. 29, 1997 in Tallahassee, Fla., Williams swings the net after his Terps beat Indiana 64-52 in the NCAA final on April 1, 2002 in Atlanta, and Williams, right, yells at his team in the first half against Boston College during a quarterfinal Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament game on March 10, 2006, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Files)
March 30, 2017 - 7:27 pm
The Atlantic Coast Conference is the king of The Associated Press all-time Top 100. Led by blue bloods at the top and backed by years of dominance in college basketball, the ACC had more teams ranked and more No. 1s than any other conference through 68 years of the AP Top 25 poll. "It was just an...
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North Carolina head coach Roy Williams answers questions after a practice session for their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 30, 2017 - 6:40 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on preparations for the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 3:30 p.m. North Carolina coach Roy Williams had yet to hear details about his home state's decision to repeal a law limiting protections for LGBT people, which had led the NCAA to strip...
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper holds a press conference at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 30, 2017, to announce that he signed a HB142, a compromise replacement bill for HB2, that the N.C. General Assembly passed earlier in the day. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 5:57 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments. The compromise plan , announced Wednesday night by the Democratic...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) throws an interception to Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Tampa, Fla. Newton is recovering from surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The Panthers have said they expect Newton will be ready for training camp. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack, File)
March 30, 2017 - 5:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is at home recovering from surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder on Thursday. Dr. Pat Connor performed the surgery on the Panthers quarterback's throwing shoulder at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. "Dr. Connor was pleased with...
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North Carolina Senate President pro tem Phil Berger, right, and Senate Democratic leader Sen. Dan Blue announce a bill to replace the controversial HB2 or “bathroom bill” at the North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The bill passed the committee and now goes to the full Senate. (Chris Seward /The News & Observer via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 4:29 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments. The compromise plan, announced Wednesday night by the state's...
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South Carolina head coach Frank Martin answers questions after a practice session for their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 30, 2017 - 3:41 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on preparations for the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Pressure? Yes, South Carolina coach Frank Martin knows all about it. In his words, it's 35 students, 27 desks, 18 textbooks, 180 days, and making sure all those kids get an...
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