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Hello! The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Martha Waggoner. For technical support, please call the AP's Services and Technology Department in Raleigh at 919-881-9974. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NCAA-BUTLER-NORTH CAROLINA MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Top-seeded North Carolina plays No. 4 seed Butler on Friday night in the South Region semifinal with the Tar Heels trying to get a step closer to a second straight berth in the national championship game.
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State has given coach Steve Prohm a contract extension and a raise. The Cyclones announced Friday that Prohm's deal will now run through 2022 with an annual compensation of $2 million. Prohm was set to make $1.6 million next season and top out at $1.75 million in 2021 under his previous deal. Iowa State also extended women's coach Bill Fennelly through 2022, though the terms of his deal remain unchanged.
HJORRING, Denmark (AP) -- U.S. captain Carli Lloyd did not need long to make an impact in the Women's Champions League with Manchester City. The two-time world player of the year scored the only goal on her competition debut as City edged Danish side Fortuna Hjorring 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal late Thursday. Midfielder Lloyd powered a bullet header past the Fortuna goalkeeper in the 36th minute.
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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.).
CHICAGO (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee and hockey's governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world's best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday. "As things stand today, you should assume we're not going," he said.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dennis Felton's coaching connections span the country, from college to the NBA. Cleveland State is counting on them to turn things around. Felton, who guided both Western Kentucky and Georgia to NCAA Tournament appearances, was hired as Cleveland State's coach Friday. He succeeds Gary Waters, who retired after 11 seasons at the school and the Vikings now at the bottom of the Horizon League.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Phil Mickelson is off to a strong start in his bid to get beyond the third round of the Dell Technologies Match Play for the first time in 13 years. Mickelson won the opening three holes in his match against J.B. Holmes. He needs only to halve the match to advance out of group play. Eight other players, including No.
NCAA regional semifinals continue...Avalanche, Senators to play 2 games in Sweden...Brady jerseys back in Foxborough
UNDATED (AP) -- Sweet 16 competition continues tonight with more NCAA regional semifinals. In the East Regional, eighth-seeded Wisconsin plays fourth-seeded Florida, while third-seeded Baylor meets seventh-seeded South Carolina. The South Regional features Butler vs. North Carolina followed by Kentucky vs. UCLA. The South is the only bracket where the top four seeds reached the Sweet 16. RALEIGH, N.C.
LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA NCAA set to pick title sites, could leave North Carolina out RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The NCAA will start deciding on locations for its upcoming championships next week and has indicated it will leave North Carolina out of that process if the state hasn't changed a law that limits LGBT rights by that time.
SIB HASHIAN OF BOSTON DIES UNDATED (AP) -- Musicians are mourning the loss of former Boston drummer Sib Hashian. Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith remembers Hashian as a "really good guy and fine drummer as well." Lou Gramm says his thoughts and prayers go to Hashian's family. Michael Sweet, singer for Stryper and sometimes singer for Boston, says it was an honor to be a member of the band Hashian helped create.
NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett's 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half.
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. -------------------------- NEW & DEVELOPING -------------------------- EGYPT-MUBARAK -- An Egyptian security official says ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back home, free after his release from detention. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo by 7:30 a.m. Adds: BRITAIN-ATTACK, KEYSTONE PIPELINE, EGYPT, DENMARK-WWII PLANE.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Rory McIlroy rarely has played so well and had so little to show for it. No matter what happens Friday in the Dell Technologies Match Play, McIlroy won't be around for the weekend. That's not unusual for this event. Four times when Match Play was single elimination, he didn't make it out of the second round. But this week was as strange as it gets for the No.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Purdue coach Matt Painter stopped short of calling Kansas invincible on Thursday night. Not by much. After watching the top-seeded Jayhawks run roughshod over his overmatched Boilermakers in the Midwest Regional semifinals, Painter was asked whether anybody can stop Kansas -- a team that has won its first three NCAA Tournament games by an average of 30 points.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Thanks, Michigan. It was fun while it lasted. So who's going to be the lovable underdog in the NCAA Tournament now? Take your pick: Xavier or South Carolina. The Musketeers are a No. 11 seed after losing their starting point guard to a knee injury in late January and finishing seventh in the Big East. They stomped No.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- UCLA's Lonzo Ball and Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox have spent the season putting up big numbers and highlight-reel plays to power two blueblood programs. Come Friday night, one of those talented freshman point guards will move their teams within a win of the Final Four, too -- at the expense of the other.
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