Syracuse's Tyler Lydon to enter NBA draft

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse's Tyler Lydon has decided to enter the NBA draft. The star forward made the announcement on Instagram on Wednesday night. He says he made the decision after speaking with his family. "It was a privilege to wear the Orange uniform alongside my teammates," Lydon wrote. "I was honored to battle with you all every night.

'Fox & Friends' the morning show of choice for Donald Trump

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Fox & Friends" has emerged as the morning television show of choice for President Donald Trump and his fans, although that may have backfired for Fox News Channel this week. Like many cable news shows in the Trump era, "Fox & Friends" has seen ratings jump, and not just in the White House. Its average February audience of 1.72 million viewers was 49 percent over last year's, the Nielsen company said.

Republicans shift NY Medicaid tab; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Desperate to lock down votes for their health care overhaul, House Republican leaders are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government -- a proposal Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe" and the "Knickerbocker kickback.

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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.

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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.

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BRADY JERSEY FOUND Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico BOSTON (AP) -- Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found in Mexico six weeks after it vanished from the Patriots' locker room -- but the mystery isn't over.

Boeheim fully intended for next year to be last at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Jim Boeheim says he fully intended for next year to be his last as Syracuse's basketball coach, and he never thought otherwise until Sunday. That's when longtime assistant Mike Hopkins -- and Syracuse's coach-in-waiting -- left to become head coach at Washington. Boeheim said at a news conference Monday he never tried to change the agreement he made with the university to retire after next season.

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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to stay on

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has agreed to a new contract that will extend past next season. The extension of the Hall of Fame coach's contract comes after head-coach-in-waiting Mike Hopkins was hired Sunday by Washington. Boeheim had planned to step down following the conclusion of next season. Details of the extension were not released. Boeheim just completed his 41st season as head coach at his alma mater.

Ole Miss upsets Syracuse in NIT...NCAA Round 2 begins...NC State to introduce new coach

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Terence Davis made 6 of 7 3-pointers and scored 30 points to lead fifth-seeded Mississippi to an 85-80 upset of No. 1 Syracuse in the NIT. Ole Miss advances to a quarterfinal game at home Tuesday against the winner of tomorrow's game between Georgia Tech and Belmont. UNDATED (AP) -- The men's NCAA Tournament enters its second round with eight games.

Terence Davis' 30 leads Ole Miss' upset of Syracuse in NIT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Terence Davis made 6 of 7 3-pointers and scored 30 points to lead fifth-seeded Mississippi to an 85-80 upset of No. 1 Syracuse in the NIT on Saturday. Ole Miss (22-13) advanced to a quarterfinal game at home Tuesday against the winner of Sunday's game between Georgia Tech and Belmont.

Uber's final frontier: Upstate New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Brian Cook's trip to Buffalo to cheer on Princeton's basketball team in the NCAA Tournament was, for him, a journey back to a simpler time, when hailing a ride meant standing on a corner and waving your hands to flag down a taxi. "For a 19-year-old, that's unknown," said Cook, who flew in from Chicago to see his brother play in Princeton's first-round game against Notre Dame.

Vikings nab ex-Raiders RB Murray, bid Peterson farewell

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson has taken his final handoff for Minnesota, a 10-year run featuring a league MVP award, plenty of off-the-field drama and a franchise-leading 11,747 yards rushing over 123 regular-season games. After the Vikings declined their $18 million option on his contract for 2017 two weeks ago to make Peterson a free agent, they signed former Oakland running back Latavius Murray early Thursday.

White scores 34, leads Syracuse 90-77 over UNCG in NIT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Andrew White III made seven of his nine 3-point attempts and scored 34 points in leading Syracuse to a 90-77 victory over UNC Greensboro in a first-round NIT game on Wednesday night, giving coach Jim Boeheim a landmark 903rd win. Boeheim moved a victory ahead of Bob Knight for second place all-time in Division I basketball. Boeheim's total does not include 101 wins vacated as a result of NCAA penalties.

Winter storm forces basketball teams to alter travel plans

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Mother Nature is causing college basketball teams to alter their travel plans. Teams chasing a college basketball title are contending with an unexpected wrinkle that's making last-minute travel plans difficult -- a fierce storm bearing down on the Northeast that's expected to dump up to two feet of snow in some places and create blizzard-like conditions.

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BIGSOUTH-UNC ASHEVILLE-RADFORD Fitzgerald's FTs gives UNC Asheville women Big South title LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Bronaza Fitzgerald, a 47 percent free-throw shooter who had missed her other four attempts, made two from the line with five seconds left, giving UNC Asheville a 49-48 victory over top-seeded Radford on Sunday for a second straight Big South Tournament championship and trip to the NCAA Tournament.