The sports editor is Pete Iacobelli. Please send your best stories of the day for the South Carolina report. If you have any questions about the report, please call the AP at 800-922-1565 or 803-799-5510. Pete Iacobelli can be reached via email at piacobelli at ap.org for messages -- not stories. Reruns of stories are available from http://apexchange.com or from the service desk at 877-836-9477.
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.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman isn't second-guessing the team's decision to allow quarterback Cam Newton to continue to play last season despite a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder. Gettleman said Friday, "Cam is a football player and he wanted to play and the medical people felt it was fine, so we did.
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.
Friday, March 24, 2017, 1 p.m. For editorial questions, call the department (800-845-8450, ext. 7636). For technical and service questions, call the AP Global Customer Support at 877-836-9477 or email apcustomersupport @ ap.org. NEW HOUSE HEALTH CARE VOTE: Graphic shows results of House vote on health overhaul bill; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm; with all related stories; ETA 6 p.m.
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- The wounded warrior is now a cop -- and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is joining a suburban New York police department. The 28-year-old graduated Friday from the Suffolk County Police Academy on Long Island following 29 weeks of training.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have signed veteran running back Jonathan Stewart to a one-year contract extension, keeping him with the team through the 2018 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed Friday. Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman says the 30-year-old Stewart "is still playing at a very high level." Stewart played in 13 games last season for Carolina and ran for 824 yards with nine touchdowns. He averaged 3.
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.
CONGRESS-HEALTH OVERHAUL-RYAN UPDATE: Ryan visits White House WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan has gone to the White House to brief President Donald Trump on the state of play on the health care bill. The visit comes ahead of a planned showdown vote on the legislation later in the day Friday.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- As a teenager, Ashley Caldwell never had problems hanging with the boys when it came to doing the biggest flips off the aerials ramp. Now in her 20s, she sees no reason for that to change. Caldwell will make or miss her third U.S.
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.
Gene Chizik was walking out to practice last August when he noticed the overstuffed cars being unloaded by wide-eyed teenagers and their parents. The freshmen were moving into the dorms at the University of North Carolina. That's when it hit him: His twin daughters would be doing the same thing at Auburn soon and he would not be there. "It was tough," Chizik said.
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.