NEW YORK - Accuse some of the announcers calling next month's Final Four on national TV of bias toward one team and their bosses at the networks will be flattered. NCAA Tournament rights-holders Turner Sports and CBS are experimenting this year with two additional telecasts of the semifinal games, using crews with a connection to each program.
While top-ranked Florida tunes up for the NCAA Tournament, a bunch of teams enter the SEC Tournament on the bubble.
NOME, Alaska Dallas Seavey ran a blistering pace to rally from third place and win his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Tuesday in a record-breaking finish, after a sudden storm blew the front-runner out of the competition and kept another musher minutes away from her first win.
ST. LOUIS - Stars forward Rich Peverley remained hospitalized Tuesday in Dallas, undergoing heart tests after collapsing on the bench during a game that was postponed.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Justin Verlander pitched one-hit ball into the fourth inning of his spring debut for the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
AIKEN - Clemson freshman Austin Langdale finished with an even-par 210 to win the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate on Tuesday. The Tigers won the team title.
The biggest move at Tuesday's start of the NFL free-agency signing period was a departure: Franchise sack leader DeMarcus Ware was released by the Dallas Cowboys to create room under the salary cap. 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers, a former Butler High standout, was also let go.
A.J. Gray, who plays football and basketball at Washington County, has committed to play football at Georgia Tech.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Brandon Beachy became the second straight Atlanta starting pitcher forced to leave early, exiting the Braves' 8-1 win over Philadelphia on Monday because of tightness around his right elbow.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Breanna Stewart scored 20 points and top-ranked Connecticut beat No. 3 Louisville 72-52 on Monday night to win the inaugural American Athletic Conference Tournament.
BALTIMORE - Carl Baptiste scored a career-high 24 points, including a go-ahead layup with 10 seconds left, and top-seeded Delaware squeezed past William and Mary 75-74 Monday night.
NEW YORK - Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 28 points as the New York Knicks defeated Philadelphia 123-110 on Monday night, sending the 76ers to their 17th consecutive loss.
Here's a Pick Six of bubble teams, how they did over the weekend and what they need to accomplish in the upcoming conference tournaments.
In Aiken, Clemson jumped out to the lead after two rounds of the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina State's T.J. Warren and Duke's Jabari Parker were unanimous selections Monday to the media's all-Atlantic Coast Conference team.
COLUMBIA - South Carolina freshman Sindarius Thornwell joined the Gamecocks because of Frank Martin's fiery style, and he wants the coach to be himself when he returns from his one-game suspension.
DALLAS - The game between Dallas and the Columbus Blue Jackets was called off in the first period after Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench.
NEW ORLEANS - A man booked on two aggravated rape charges in a New Orleans case also involving former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has posted a $400,000 bond.
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Overtime changes and video review are expected to be on the agenda when NHL general managers begin meeting in Boca Raton. The general managers want to reduce the number of shootouts that decide regular-season games. This year, 122 of 967 games have gone to a shootout.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Former Augusta GreenJacket Jon Lester allowed one hit over three scoreless innings in his delayed first spring training start and David Ortiz hit his first home run of the exhibition season Monday as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2.