NEW YORK (AP) -- Should the "Fearless Girl" stand up to Wall Street's charging bull forever? That's the question New York City officials are facing after a statue of a ponytailed girl in a windblown dress went up in front of the bronze bull early this month and immediately became a tourist draw and internet sensation.
NEW YORK (AP) -- There's no need for introductions in the East Regional final. Scouting reports aren't really necessary. Fourth-seeded Florida and seventh-seeded South Carolina, two Southeastern Conference foes, will meet Sunday at Madison Square Garden with the winner advancing to the Final Four. This will be the third meeting between the teams this season with the home team winning both. They are two tough, defensive teams that can get out and run in transition.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- No. 7 South Carolina (25-10) vs. No. 4 Florida (27-8) East Regional final, 2:20 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: The Southeastern Conference rivals have never met in a bigger basketball game than they will Sunday at Madison Square Garden. South Carolina is looking for its first Final Four appearance. The Gamecocks have been maybe the biggest surprise of the tournament, beating No. 2 seed Duke and blowing out third-seeded Baylor.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Trump Tower apartment owner was fined $1,000 by the city after they say she wrongly rented the home out on Airbnb. Yelena Yelagina owns apartment 30H at 721 Fifth Avenue, the glitzy address of President Donald Trump, according to an affidavit filed with the summons seen by The Associated Press Saturday. The New York Times reported the apartment was available starting in September for up to $450 nightly.
2 spots in Final Four to be awarded today...4 regional semis for NCAA women...Knicks' Noah suspended
UNDATED (AP) -- Four teams battle today for a spot in the NCAA Tournament's Final Four. Gonzaga takes on Xavier in the West Regional final in San Jose, California, and Oregon faces Kansas in the Midwest Regional in Kansas City, Missouri. The other half of the Final Four will be determined tomorrow, when North Carolina plays Kentucky in the South Region final and South Carolina battles Florida for the East title.
UNDATED (AP) -- The NCAA regional finals are set. North Carolina will take on Kentucky for the South Region title tomorrow while surprising South Carolina battles Florida in the East final. The No. 7 Gamecocks reached the Elite Eight for the first time with a 70-50 rout of third-seeded Baylor. Florida advanced when Chris Chiozza (chee-AH'-zah) nailed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in overtime, defeating Wisconsin 84-83. Top seed North Carolina hammered Butler, 92-80. No.
Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks was suspended 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy. He tested positive for a substance found in some over-the-counter supplements, the league said Saturday. Noah has not played since Feb. 4 and likely was to miss the Knicks' final 10 games this season because of a left knee injury.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The latest in a string of brutality cases against Rikers Island guards has added fuel to a growing debate on whether New York City's notoriously violent jail complex has become so dysfunctional it should be shut down. At least 35 staff members at Rikers have faced criminal charges in the past three years, including 13 for assault or attempted assault.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House's Mideast peace efforts.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The chant "S-E-C" so well known around football across the South is coming to the Elite Eight. The league best known for winning national titles in football has the most teams still alive and playing for a trip to the Final Four. Kentucky and Florida have been joined by upstart South Carolina in the Gamecocks' first ever trip to a regional final.
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Results from the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament on Friday: ___ EAST REGION FLORIDA 84, WISCONSIN 83 NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Chiozza went end to end and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Florida an 84-83 victory against Wisconsin on Friday night in the first overtime game of this NCAA Tournament. Nigel Hayes had given the Badgers (27-10) a 2-point lead with 4 seconds left on two free throws.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apparently South Carolina is getting the hang of winning NCAA Tournament games. The Gamecocks, who hadn't won a tournament game since 1973, got their third this year. One more and it's on to the Final Four. "It's a great win for the program," Gamecocks guard Duane Notice said.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades says the school will continue to be transparent with the NCAA as the association investigates whether any of its rules were broken while former coach Art Briles was running the football program. Rhoades was at Madison Square Garden on Friday night for Baylor's NCAA Tournament men's basketball game against South Carolina.
Sometimes fantasy baseball owners overrate spring training performances, both jumping on the good and overreacting to the bad. That's not ideal, but there can be some lessons learned from spring performances if you know where to look. Here are some spring performances that should have you concerned with the MLB season nearly here.
The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday (all times Eastern): 1:15 a.m. The Southeastern Conference had a big Friday night. Chris Chiozza's incredible running 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted Florida past Wisconsin in overtime, and it gave the SEC three teams in the Elite Eight for the first time since 1986. Kentucky beat UCLA in the South Region, while South Carolina beat Baylor in the East.
ATLANTA (AP) -- It's easy enough to brush off the National Invitation Tournament as nothing more than a lame coronation: crowning a champion of the also-rans. Just don't try pushing that narrative on Josh Pastner and Georgia Tech, or any of the other three teams that will be at Madison Square Garden next week for Final Four Lite. When it comes to building a program, the NIT can be an extremely useful tool.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Johnny Dawkins's arrived at UCF with a promise to turn the men's basketball program around. No one expected him to be able to do it in a year. With just seven scholarship players, the realistic outlook was a rebuilding year, with hopes of a glimpse of what might be coming.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities have cuffed a man charged with stealing Grammy winner John Legend's Louis Vuitton bag containing $25,000 Cartier cufflinks from an airport luggage cart in New York. District Attorney Richard Brown says 63-year-old Agustin Hilario swiped the bag Thursday when it was momentarily left unattended on a luggage cart at Kennedy Airport. Brown says Hilario was identified through surveillance camera footage.