College basketball

FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, spectators watch from the stands during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA college basketball tournament between Temple and Belmont, in Dayton, Ohio. NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will be played without fans in the arenas because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
March 11, 2020 - 7:05 pm
The buzzer-beaters, upsets and all the other shining moments of this year’s NCAA tournaments will be played in mostly empty arenas. Trying to avoid spreading the new coronavirus that has become a global pandemic, the NCAA decided the men’s and women’s tournament games will be off-limits to the...
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A woman walks past a poster depicting the 1859 painting by Italian artist Francesco Hayez, ll Bacio (The Kiss), hanging on a facade of the Pinacoteca di Brera Museum, in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Italy is mulling even tighter restrictions on daily life and has announced billions in financial relief to cushion economic shocks from the coronavirus. Premier Giuseppe Conte says he will consider requests to toughen an already extraordinary lockdown For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
March 11, 2020 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven weeks after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the U.S., the outbreak is now classified as a pandemic and it's doing widespread damage to critical economic sectors of the global economy. Airlines are cutting capacity, people are working from home, major public...
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A view of the empty Juventus stadium, as a measure against coronavirus contagion, prior to the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Inter, in Turin, Italy, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to suspend the games in Italy’s top soccer division. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)
March 10, 2020 - 7:15 pm
The novel coronavirus outbreak, which has already reshaped the professional sports landscape in Europe, prompted new restrictions to restrict fan access in the U.S. on Tuesday, with major decisions looming about baseball's opening day and college basketball's NCAA Tournament. College games will be...
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San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane, second from right, celebrates with Radim Simek, from left, Dylan Gambrell and Brent Burns (88) after scoring a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 10, 2020 - 12:12 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Sharks and the NHL were still determining how to proceed Tuesday with three scheduled games in San Jose this month following a local ban put in place on gatherings of more than 1,000 people in response to the spread of the coronavirus. The Sharks and the league said they...
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The desk of Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel, R-Wellsville, honors University of Kansas sports teams with a sign depicting the Jayhawk mascot, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, on his House chamber desk of the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kansas lawmakers are considering legislation to allow college athletes to hire agents and sign endorsement deals. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
March 10, 2020 - 10:49 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are taking steps to allow college athletes to hire agents and sign endorsement deals because they fear that if they don't, out-of-state rivals will attract the best recruits and leave Kansas' athletic programs in the dust. A bill that would bar state...
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Kansas' Devon Dotson (1) celebrates after an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
March 10, 2020 - 7:46 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Top-ranked Kansas hasn't lost since Baylor stunned the Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse in January, that run of excellence driving coach Bill Self's squad to another regular-season Big 12 title and the top seed in the conference tournament. Better not let that winning streak end...
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Saint Mary's Jordan Ford (3) sinks a game winning shot against BYU with seconds remaining in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the West Coast Conference men's tournament Monday, March 9, 2020, in Las Vegas. Saint Mary's won 51-50. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
March 10, 2020 - 1:07 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jordan Ford knew he was getting the ball. Everyone in the Saint Mary’s huddle told him to attack the basket with the game on the line. He chose a jumper instead, and it turned out to be the right choice. Ford hit a pull-up with 1.4 seconds to go, giving the Gaels a 51-50 win over...
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The Gonzaga bench reacts after a three-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Francisco in the West Coast Conference men's tournament Monday, March 9, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
March 09, 2020 - 11:18 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joel Ayayi is always ready whenever his team needs him. Gonzaga needed him on Monday night, and he delivered. Ayayi scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and the second-ranked Bulldogs withstood a scare to beat San Francisco 81-77 on Monday night in the West Coast...
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Hoover Tower looms during a quiet morning at Stanford University on March 9, 2020 in Stanford.
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March 09, 2020 - 8:44 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The status of three San Jose Sharks hockey games, the NCAA women's basketball tournament at Stanford and one MLS game are in doubt after Santa Clara County announced a ban of all large gatherings of at least 1,000 people for the rest of the month in response to the...
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Connecticut's Olivia Nelson-Ododa makes an angel in confetti at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference tournament finals at Mohegan Sun Arena, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 09, 2020 - 7:53 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — UConn may no longer dominate all of college basketball, but they will end their tenure in the American Athletic Conference as the undisputed champions. Megan Walker scored 26 points and Christyn Williams added 22 to lead No 5 Connecticut over Cincinnati 87-53 in the...
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