All Times EDT COLLEGE BASKETBALL NCAA Regional Semifinals MIDWEST REGIONAL At Kansas City, Mo. Michigan vs. Oregon, 7:09 p.m. Purdue vs. Kansas, 9:40 p.m. WEST REGIONAL At San Jose, Calif. Gonzaga vs. West Virginia, 7:39 p.m. Xavier vs. Arizona, 10:10 p.m. EXHIBITION BASEBALL Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at West Palm Beach, Fla., 1:05 p.
NEW YORK (AP) -- No. 8 seed Wisconsin (27-9) vs. No. 4 seed Florida (26-8) Sweet 16, East region; New York; about 10 p.m. EDT (15 minutes after first game). BOTTOM LINE: The Badgers are back in the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight season after upsetting defending champion Villanova in the second round.
TOP STORIES BKC--NCAA-CALIPARI'S RETURN MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- John Calipari returns to the town where fans still hate him for ditching the Memphis Tigers for Kentucky in 2009, a decision all the more painful because the coach's best season was wiped off the books months after he left. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 7 p.m. BKC--NCAA-MICHIGAN-OREGON KANSAS CITY, Mo.
MIAMI (AP) -- A South Florida man has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial on charges of plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school in support of the Islamic State terrorist group. Prosecutors say a Miami judge issued the decision Thursday for 41-year-old James Medina, who is scheduled to stand trial in August. His attorney had questioned Medina's mental state and ability to assist in his defense.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on Israeli police saying they have arrested a Jewish Israeli man who is the prime suspect behind a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other institutions in the United States (all times local): 7:45 p.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella's castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot's 11-country World Showcase -- and a hefty purse to pay the property taxes on it.
HORNETS-MAGIC Hornets rally in the fourth quarter for 109-102 win ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Marco Belinelli came off the bench to add 20 as the Charlotte Hornets pulled off a fourth-quarter comeback to defeat the Orlando Magic 109-102 on Wednesday night. Charlotte won its third straight game and keeps its Eastern Conference playoff hopes alive after entering the night three games out of eighth place in the standings.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Kemba Walker scored 22 points and Marco Belinelli came off the bench to add 20 as the Charlotte Hornets pulled off a fourth-quarter comeback to defeat the Orlando Magic 109-02 last night. Charlotte won its third straight game and keeps its Eastern Conference playoff hopes alive. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR has suspended the crew chiefs for Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick for violations at Phoenix Raceway.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- B.J. Taylor scored 17 points, Tacko Fall had a double-double and Central Florida held on to defeat Illinois 68-58 on Wednesday night to advance to the final four of the NIT. A.J. Davis and Matt Williams added 16 points apiece for the Knights (24-11), who play TCU in a semifinal game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Fall had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Charlotte Hornets aren't sure they have enough time to climb into the Eastern Conference playoff picture, but the feeling is whatever chance they have is giving them purpose down the stretch. The Hornets certainly looked the part of a team on a mission Wednesday night as they fought back from an early fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Orlando 109-102 for their third straight victory.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- An iguana caused quite a racket during a professional tennis match at the Miami Open, perching atop a scoreboard and then scurrying across the court. The rather large reptile showed up at Court 1 midway through the final set of Jiri Vesely's 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5 victory over Tommy Haas on Wednesday, delaying play for several minutes. At first, they tried to continue with the match.
COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) -- Former Alabama receiver Antonio "A.C." Carter has filed a fraud suit against Florida Atlantic, coach Lane Kiffin and the state of Florida. The lawsuit accuses Kiffin and the school of offering him a job to get him to help sign a "coveted prospect," and then going back on repeated assurances that the job was his.
NCAA TOURNAMENT Sweet 16 starts today UNDATED (AP) -- March Madness resumes tonight with regional NCAA semifinals. In West Regional action, top-seeded Gonzaga takes on No. 4 West Virginia, while second-seeded Arizona faces No. 11 Xavier. In the Midwest Regional, Kansas faces Purdue and Oregon takes on Michigan.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Men's and women's basketball teams in this year's Sweet 16 are graduating more players and experiencing all-time high academic success. The programs still alive in the NCAA Tournament are enjoying the best academic success since The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport on the University of Central Florida campus has been tracking the numbers, according to a study it released Wednesday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Dwayne Bacon said he felt like he wasn't ready to turn pro last year, which is why he took his name out of consideration for the NBA draft. This time the Florida State guard doesn't have any doubts. The 6-foot-7 sophomore said Wednesday that he will declare for the draft, which will be held on June 22, and hire an agent. "I had a lot of doubt about me last year.
Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Jonathan Drew. For technical support, please call the AP's Services and Technology Department in Raleigh at 919-881-9974. ADDS story on Hornets game. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NCAA-NORTH CAROLINA-BOARD WORK CHAPEL HILL -- North Carolina coach Roy Williams has made it clear to his players for years.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A personal injury attorney representing dozens of survivors and victims' relatives from the Orlando nightclub massacre filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they could have stopped Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in South Florida on behalf of almost five dozen of the survivors and family members of those killed at Pulse nightclub last June.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Labor Department said Wednesday he won't allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions and regrets he let that happen on his watch at the Justice Department. But Alexander Acosta, testifying before the Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions Committee, said little about what he would do about overtime pay and other issues if confirmed for the job.
College football teams can be divided into two groups during the spring: Those with quarterback competitions and those without. The ones without are usually kind of boring. There might be position battles all over the depth chart, but nothing quite piques interest like an opening at QB1. Two of the most intriguing quarterback situations this spring might not qualify as genuine competitions.