CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James yanked off the tinted googles protecting his injured eye and flung them away. His vision was clear. However, there was one blur that wouldn't go away: John Wall. Washington's faster-than-fast star scored 37 points, Bradley Beal added 27 and the Wizards again showed they'll be a handful in the playoffs by beating James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-115 on Saturday night.
Adam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field. Now Jones and Machado are just teammates again. "Pretty cool catch, pretty great moment," Jones said. "Sorry it had to be my boy Manny, but it's part of the game, part of that process.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James has never looked like this. Briefly sporting googles to protect an eye injury, James is playing against the Washington Wizards on Saturday night after having his right cornea scratched during Friday's win at Charlotte. The Cavs listed him as questionable before announcing about two hours before tip-off that he would face the Wizards.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Brock Boeser scored in his NHL debut a day after signing with Vancouver, Reid Boucher added two in a four-goal second period and the Canucks defeated the slumping Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Saturday. Boeser was Vancouver's first-round pick in the 2015 draft. He joined the Canucks just hours after his North Dakota Fighting Hawks were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
NCAA-BUTLER-NORTH CAROLINA Berry scores 26 points and Carolina defeats Butler 92-80 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Joel Berry II scored 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 as top-seeded North Carolina moved to the Elite Eight with a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA South Region on Friday night. Luke Maye recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, helping fuel a quick start for Carolina (30-7).
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BOSTON (AP) -- Devin Booker is only 20 and already has a place alongside Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and just a few others in NBA history. Booker scored 70 points , becoming the sixth different player to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics outlasted the Phoenix Suns 130-120 on Friday night. David Thompson, David Robinson and Elgin Baylor are the NBA's only other 70-point scorers.
Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training. Following a stint with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, Duffy allowed three runs over six innings for the Kansas City Royals in a 4-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners. It was Duffy's first start with the Royals since March 5 because of the international tournament. He allowed three hits and a walk.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Gonzaga coach Mark Few did not like the question but answered it anyway. His Zags had just held off West Virginia to reach the Elite Eight and he was asked if he felt like the monkey was off his back. Few gave a long answer about no one believing there was a monkey there in the first place.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Oregon's Dylan Ennis, once called the "unluckiest player in college basketball," was feeling pretty fortunate after the Ducks survived to reach the NCAA Midwest Regional final against top-seeded Kansas on Saturday night. He gets to continue his lengthy college career for at least another day.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Top seed North Carolina will take on No. 2 Kentucky in the South Regional final of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Joey Berry II finished with a team-high 26 points and Justin Jackson finished with 24 in the Tar Heels' 92-80 win over Butler. Kentucky got a career-high 39 points from De'Aaron Fox in an 86-75 victory against No. 3 UCLA. MEMPHIS, Tenn.
NCAA TOURNAMENT-MEN Oregon ousts Kansas, Gonzaga cruises in reaching Final Four UNDATED (AP) -- Oregon and Gonzaga have moved into the Final Four in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Tyler Dorsey shot 6-for-10 from 3-point range and scored a game-high 27 points as the Ducks eliminated top seed Kansas, 74-60 in the Midwest Regional final at Kansas City.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- Rafael Nadal's first fist pump Friday followed his second point in the Miami Open, when he kissed a forehand off the sideline to win a long rally. He accompanied the celebratory gesture with a skip in his step and then hit the accelerator, holding every service game to beat Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4. Thus began Nadal's latest bid to win Key Biscayne. "A lot of big motivation," he said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- No. 3 seed Oregon (32-5) vs. No. 1 Kansas (31-4) Fourth round, Midwest Region; Kansas City, Missouri; 7:49 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: The top-seeded Jayhawks have rolled into the Elite Eight, winning their first three games by an average of 30 points. That includes a 98-66 rout of No. 5 seed Purdue in the Sweet 16, when they set a school record for a tournament game with 15 3-pointers.
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Chris Sale traded socks -- or Sox -- from white to red. Edwin Encarnacion took his big bat to Cleveland. Aroldis Chapman returned to the Bronx. Plenty of All-Stars, Cy Young winners and MVPs are wearing new uniforms this season. The biggest move occurred when the Boston Red Sox acquired Sale from the Chicago White Sox.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman isn't second-guessing the team's decision to allow Cam Newton to continue to play last season despite a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder. "Cam is a football player and he wanted to play and the medical people felt it was fine, so we did," Gettleman said Friday.
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT: -- Four men's Sweet 16 games: New York: South Carolina-Baylor (7:29 p.m.), Wisconsin-Florida (10 p.m.); Memphis, Tenn.: Butler-North Carolina (7:09 p.m.), Kentucky-UCLA (9:40 p.m.). -- Four women's Sweet 16 games: Oklahoma City: Mississippi State-Washington (7 p.m.), Baylor-Louisville (9:30 p.m.); Lexington, Ky.: Notre Dame-Ohio State (7 p.m.), Texas-Stanford (9:30 p.m.).
MIAMI (AP) -- They have won 24 times in their last 31 games. They put together the NBA's longest winning streak this season, a 13-game run that was beyond surprising. They are on the cusp of doing something never accomplished in NBA history. This Miami Heat comeback tale has been an epic one. And now comes the toughest part -- finishing the job.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- In a story March 24 about an NCAA Tournament game between Xavier and Arizona, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Xavier's record was 30-13. It should have been 24-13. A corrected version of the story is below: Xavier knocks off Arizona 73-71 in West Region Xavier, behind Trevon Bluiett's 25 points, upsets Arizona 73-71 in West to reach Elite Eight By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer SAN JOSE, Calif.