Top-ranked Wildcats drub Mountaineers

CLEVELAND - Perfect and pulverizing. Kentucky made West Virginia's press look pathetic.

Booker has helped Sooners make it to the Sweet 16

Former Westside star Frank Booker has given Oklahoma a spark off the bench.
By Scott Michaux

Notre Dame rolls past Wichita State

Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and third-seeded Notre Dame blitzed the Shockers in the second half of a surprisingly easy 81-70 victory Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinal.
By Will Graves

Dekker leads Wisconsin into Elite Eight

LOS ANGELES — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night.
By Beth Harris

Hoffman lead wind-swept Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting 5-under-par 67 on Thursday.
By Tim Price

Big first inning lifts Braves

BRADENTON, Fla. - Chris Johnson had three hits, including a two-run homer that capped a five-run first inning against Vance Worley as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Thursday.

Hatcheries have high quality fish

Georgia's seasonal mountain trout stream opens to the public on Saturday, with state and federal hatchery workers planning to stock more than 80,000 trout during the last full week of this month.
By Bill Baab

Gamecocks are eager for this rematch

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Top-seeded South Carolina earned a conveniently short trip for its NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance. Its opponent - fourth-seeded North Carolina, the lowest seed left in the region - got an even shorter one.
By Joedy McCreary

Predators move into first place in division

TAMPA, Fla. - Pekka Rinne made 28 saves for his 40th win, and the Nashville Predators moved into first place in the Central Division Thursday night by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.

Braves top Red Sox in spring training game

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Julio Teheran labored through 5⅔ innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday.

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 was such a mixed bag.
By Aaron Beard

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Jimenez can tie a Champions Tour record with win

SAUCIER, Miss. - Miguel Angel Jimenez has had quite a start to his Champions Tour career.

Marlins' Cosart is cooperating with MLB

Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart said Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation.

Georgia's Michel is out with shoulder injury

Georgia running back Sony Michel missed four games last season with a broken bone in his left shoulder and his spring practices probably are over after only four practices.

Golf roundup: Lee up by one in LPGA event

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Mirim Lee birdied all four par-5 holes and finished with a bogey-free 7-under-par 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Kia Classic.

Bucks win second in a row

MILWAUKEE - Ersan Ilyasova had a career-high 34 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Indiana Pacers 111-107 on Thursday night for their second win in a row after breaking a six-game losing streak.

High school spring sports statistics

High school spring sports statistics for March 27.

Thursday's high school results

High school results from Thursday, March 26


In Florence, S.C., four victories in singles carried USC Aiken to a 5-4 victory over Francis Marion on Thursday afternoon.

Ball hits, kills Georgia baseball player

VALDOSTA, Ga. - Valdosta High School officials say a freshman athlete is dead after a baseball struck him in the head during a game.

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