Pittsburgh hires Heather Lyke as athletic director

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Heather Lyke spent nearly four years overhauling the athletic department at Eastern Michigan, aggressively courting donors and generating buzz for a program that lacked plenty of both. The results were startling on the field and off. The football team shook off decades of mediocrity to reach a bowl game for the first time in 30 years last fall.

Illinois hires Oklahoma State's Underwood as new coach

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A year ago, Brad Underwood's Stephen F. Austin squad lost to Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament, and he took the job at Oklahoma State the next day. A year later, history repeated itself. A day after Oklahoma State lost to Michigan in the NCAA Tournament, Underwood accepted the job at Illinois. He called the chance to lead the Fighting Illini a "once in a lifetime opportunity.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT Wisconsin ousts Villanova UNDATED (AP) -- There will be a new champion crowned in NCAA men's basketball on April 3. Wisconsin made sure of that by knocking off Villanova. Nigel Hayes hit a tiebreaking layup with 11.4 seconds left as the eighth-seeded Badgers beat the No. 1 overall seed, 65-62.

Gorsuch's environment record not easy to define

By the time a lawsuit over pollution from a nuclear weapons plant had reached Judge Neil Gorsuch, it had crawled through the courts for more than two decades, outliving some of the landowners who said the contamination destroyed their property values. That pace didn't sit well with Gorsuch, a judge for the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and now President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Gorsuch's environment record: Neither a clear friend nor foe

By the time a lawsuit over pollution from a nuclear weapons plant had reached Judge Neil Gorsuch, it had crawled through the courts for more than two decades, outliving some of the landowners who said the contamination destroyed their property values. That pace didn't sit well with Gorsuch, a judge for the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and now President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Royals catcher Perez set for test on knee injured in WBC

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez is set to have another test on his left knee after getting injured in a collision with Royals backup catcher Drew Butera in the World Baseball Classic. Perez is returning to the Royals' spring training camp on Monday and will have an MRI. The four-time All-Star and 2015 World Series MVP was hurt Saturday in Mexico while playing for Venezuela and is out of the tournament.

Indictment sends ripple of doubt through Baltimore cases

BALTIMORE (AP) -- They were just seven officers on a police force of more than 3,000, but the Baltimore detectives charged with theft, fraud and conspiracy had an outsized crime-fighting role in a city plagued by violence. The sweeping federal indictment calls into question each and every case touched by these men, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the city's already fragile criminal justice system. "It's a nightmare," said Natalie Finegar, Baltimore's deputy public defender.

Federal judge tosses SEC suit against Texas attorney general

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge on Thursday dismissed claims by the U.S. government that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fraudulently duped wealthy investors before taking office, giving the Republican a key victory two months ahead of his criminal trial that carries a possible prison sentence. Paxton, who has spent most of his two years as attorney general under felony indictment, has now twice prevailed over accusations by the U.S.

Jailing of officers shakes Baltimore criminal justice system

BALTIMORE (AP) -- They were just seven officers on a police force of more than 3,000, but the Baltimore detectives charged with theft, fraud and conspiracy had an outsized crime-fighting role in a city plagued by violence. The sweeping federal indictment calls into question each and every case touched by these men, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the city's already fragile criminal justice system. "It's a nightmare," said Natalie Finegar, Baltimore's deputy public defender.

Update on the latest in sports:

NBA-SCHEDULE Bulls top Warriors UNDATED (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors are now 0-2 since losing Kevin Durant for the rest of the month. Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and Bobby Portis had a double-double of 17 points and a game-high 13 rebounds as the Bulls knocked off the Warriors, 94-87 in Chicago.

Byron lifts Canadiens past Rangers in shootout

NEW YORK (AP) -- Paul Byron scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Montreal beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night to give coach Claude Julien his first win in his second stint with the Canadiens. Carey Price made 28 saves for Montreal. Price stopped Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller twice in the OT, including a diving save in the closing seconds of the extra period.