OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Thunder have won 16 straight games against Philadelphia, a run that stretches to the 2008-09 season, the franchise's first in Oklahoma City.
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor left Oklahoma City two weeks ago after a rare loss in the Big 12 Tournament. Two years ago, their season ended after losing an NCAA Elite Eight game in the same building. The Lady Bears, the top seed in the Oklahoma City Regional, are now headed back to the arena less than 300 miles from their Waco campus to play Louisville in an NCAA Sweet 16 rematch Friday night.
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.
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BRITAIN-PARLIAMENT INCIDENT Four dead, police believe there was one attacker LONDON (AP) -- The head of counterterrorism at London's Metropolitan Police, says four people have died in the terror incident in London, including an attacker and a police officer. Mark Rowley says some 20 people have been wounded and Parliament was locked down.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Baker Mayfield is trying his best to move on from his arrest in Arkansas last month. The problem is the Oklahoma quarterback doesn't know what the consequences will be. Police in Fayetteville, Arkansas, arrested the 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist in the early hours of Feb. 25. Video from the Fayetteville Police Department shows that Mayfield walked, then tried to run away before being tackled by an officer following an altercation.
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LONGTOWN, Oklahoma (AP) -- Emergency crews are making progress fighting a small but stubborn fire that destroyed at least nine homes in eastern Oklahoma and forced more than 100 people to flee its path. Pittsburg County Emergency Management Director Kevin Enloe said Tuesday the fire east of Longtown is about 25 percent contained. It has consumed about a square mile. Longtown is 80 miles southeast of Tulsa.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oregon and Quinnipiac are crashing the Sweet 16. The two double-digit seeds joined a field of mostly top seeds in the women's regional semifinals that will be played next weekend. It's no shock that No. 1s UConn, Baylor, South Carolina and Notre Dame made it out of the first weekend. Seeing these two newcomers, though, brings an unexpected buzz to the tournament.
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NBA Boston over Washington in key Eastern Conference faceoff BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A Republican state senator charged with child prostitution once proposed a bill to prohibit the use of human fetuses in food and spent 17 years working with a program that introduces young people to government. Sen. Ralph Shortey, who was elected to represent part of the Oklahoma City area, planned to resign Wednesday after being accused of soliciting sex from a 17-year-old boy, according to his attorney.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A Republican state senator facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy plans to resign from his seat, his attorney said late Monday. Attorney Ed Blau said he'd recently been retained by Sen. Ralph Shortey and that it was premature to comment on the charges until he had more time to discuss the case with his client.
SEATTLE (AP) -- At this point, the records are just a blur for Kelsey Plum. They get crossed off so quickly there is no opportunity for appreciation. But the final time she walked off her home floor on Monday night, after scoring 38 points and lifting Washington into the regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament, that's the moment that will be lasting for Plum. Not the latest accolade on the resume of her career.
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Nina Davis and the Baylor women are headed back to the Sweet 16, and a very familiar spot. Davis and Alexis Prince both scored 16 points in their last home game, and the Lady Bears earned their ninth consecutive Sweet 16 trip with an 86-46 win over California on Monday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors didn't have Kevin Durant for Monday night's game at Oklahoma City. With or without Durant, there's animosity to go around in this hot-blooded rivalry. Klay Thompson scored 34 points to help the Warriors beat the Thunder 111-95 in a heated matchup filled with trash talk, technical fouls and a shoving match centered around the usually cool-headed Curry.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Stephen Curry exchanged shoves with Oklahoma City's Semaj Christon just before halftime of a game Monday night, and both were issued technical fouls. The Golden State star tangled with Christon as the pair vied for position around a jump ball with 5.3 seconds left. Players from both teams converged around them, and there was pushing on both sides.
Results from the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament on Monday: ___ BRIDGEPORT REGION STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over Syracuse on Monday night in a second-round rematch of last year's national championship game.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Mariya Moore's awareness of her NCAA Tournament shooting struggles made her especially determined to put them behind her. Extra practice finally paid off with the breakout performance the Louisville junior guard always knew was capable of, ignoring leg cramps to get it done with a big fourth quarter that helped send the Cardinals to the Sweet 16.
BASEBALL-SPRING TRAINING-WBC As regular season beckons, competition for jobs intensifies in Major League Baseball UNDATED (AP) --New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, "He's going to be sidelined for a bit.