Blazers lose Nurkic to severe leg injury, edge Nets in 2 OTs
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic had 32 points and 16 rebounds before suffering a gruesome left leg injury in the second overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the Brooklyn Nets 148-144 on Monday night.
Red Sox to put World Series MVP Steve Pearce on injured list
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Pearce will begin the season on the injured list for the Boston Red Sox. The 2018 World Series MVP exited an exhibition game last weekend due to discomfort in his left calf.
Lightning rally past Bruins for 59th win; record in sight
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With five games left in the regular season, history is the only thing the Tampa Bay Lightning have to play for.
UCLA beats Maryland 85-80 in women's NCAA Tournament
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — For UCLA, missed shots are merely part of the game. What really matters is what the Bruins do after the ball clangs off the rim.
Honoring rivalries: Packers-Bears to open 2019 NFL schedule
PHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs. the Bears in its season opener Sept.
Federer finishes with flurry of aces in 3rd round at Miami
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer knew he had things going his way at the Miami Open when he hit three shots off his frame during a wild 17-stroke exchange and still won the point because Filip Krajinovic dumped a half volley into the net.
Woods to open Match Play against PGA Tour rookie of year
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiger Woods is at another new golf course for a World Golf Championships event and faces another player he doesn't know.
Trump hosts Stanley Cup champion Capitals at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June.
Column: NASCAR schedule may not be the overhaul fans sought
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway will not be part of next year's NASCAR schedule, so come to terms with that now.
In data-driven age, 'honor' of opening day start still big
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As spring training neared its conclusion, a reporter mentioned to Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez that Max Scherzer was not precisely on schedule to start on opening day.
Familiar look: Top seeds dominate spots for NCAA Sweet 16
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The path to the Final Four will not be easy for Zion Williamson, Luke Maye, De'Andre Hunter and the other top-seeded stars in the NCAA Tournament.
Big 12 a bust with early NCAA Tournament flameouts
Bill Self stood in a room just off the court in Allen Fieldhouse on Selection Sunday and lamented that the Big 12 managed to squeak only six schools into the NCAA Tournament.
Duke-UCF thriller helps boost TV ratings for NCAA Tournament
CBS Sports and Turner Sports say television ratings for the NCAA Tournament across four networks that broadcast the first week of games were up 8 percent over last year.
High court won't referee dispute over Michael Jordan images
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it won't step in to referee a copyright dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a well-known image of basketball great Michael Jordan.
Heartbreak for UCF dad, son as Dawkins game-winner rolls out
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The coach's son was having the game of his life in the biggest game of his dad's life. Down 1, UCF's Aubrey Dawkins pushed a miss back up with his right hand with 2.5 seconds left.
Half the Sweet 16 is set in women's NCAA Tournament
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight invitations to the Sweet 16 have been delivered and the other eight will be decided Monday night. UConn's back in the regional semifinals for the 26th consecutive year.
Gronk unleashed: Gronkowski sets course for retirement fun
Rob Gronkowski the football player is finished . Yeah, but what about Gronk? Well, the party is about to go bazooka . Look out for Gronk gone wild, Gronk unhinged, Gronk unleashed.
Upset Special? NCAA favorites lead the way into Sweet 16
Chalk one up for the seeded favorite in the NCAA Tournament. The biggest upset this March isn't a wild heave at the horn for a winner from a No.
Breaking down the NBA playoff races, which are winding down
MIAMI (AP) — The playoff field is largely set. The positioning, that's still anyone's guess. So even while some of what we could have had for drama over the final 2½ weeks of the NBA regular season won't materialize — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are already out of the playoffs, robbing us of one potential story line — the races for seedings and home-court edges are almost certain now to go down to the final days of the season.
Oregon beats UC Irvine 73-54 to advance to Sweet 16
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ehab Amin started the second half by cheering on his Oregon teammates from the bench during a scoring drought that seemed like it would never end.
Tennessee blows 25-point lead, beats Iowa 83-77 in OT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Admiral Schofield ran around the court in sheer joy, waving a March Madness towel after Tennessee made it back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2014.
Houston moves into Sweet 16 for first time in 35 years
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Houston's fans chanted "Sweet 16" in the final minute of the Cougars' NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State. The celebration was long overdue — it's been 35 years since the Cougars have made this trip.
Indians' Ramirez hurts knee, uncertain for opening day
The Cleveland Indians already were dealing with a depleted infield when Jose Ramirez took a most damaging swing. A two-time All-Star third baseman, Ramirez bruised his left knee when he fouled a ball off his leg Sunday in a spring training game.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement
BOSTON (AP) — The party's over for Rob Gronkowski. Then again, it might just be getting started. The New England Patriots' fun-loving, touchdown-spiking tight end announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after nine mostly dominant, Super Bowl-filled seasons.