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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Andy Staples: Wildcats soak in Bluegrass victory over Louisville, eye national title

Andy Staples: Wildcats soak in Bluegrass victory over Louisville, eye national title


Andy Staples: Wildcats soak in Bluegrass victory over Louisville, eye national title

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 09:09 PM PDT

Kentucky knows it is supposed to win it all. Unlike after other NCAA wins, however, the Wildcats joyfully celebrated its tense 69-61 win over archrival Louisville, writes Andy Staples.

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Davis, Kentucky finally put away Louisville

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 10:36 PM PDT

It wasn't easy, but Kentucky finally put away archrival Louisville in the Final Four opener with a 69-61 win. Anthony Davis had 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks for the Wildcats.

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Kansas rallies past Ohio State

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 10:36 PM PDT

Another game, another great second half by Kansas. The Jayhawks rallied from down nine at half and made key plays late to take down Ohio St. 64-62 and earn a date with Kentucky.

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Davis leads Kentucky past Louisville

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 10:36 PM PDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Riot police used pepper spray in small amounts for crowd control as thousands of rowdy fans swarmed into the streets near the University of Kentucky campus, some overturning cars and lighting couches ablaze after a victory over cross-state rival Louisville in a Final Four matchup.

Lin needs knee surgery, likely finished for season

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 07:40 PM PDT

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks say Jeremy Lin is having left knee surgery and will miss six weeks, likely ending his amazing breakthrough season.

NFLPA to review more bounty findings

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:58 PM PDT

The NFLPA has accepted the league's invitation to meet next week in New York to review additional confidential findings in the bounty scandal involving Saints coaches, management and players. However a source familiar with the situation said the union still might not recommend specific discipline for players allegedly involved in the illegal pay-to-injure program, even if there's concrete evidence they were involved.

Kansas State hires former Illinois coach Weber

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 02:35 PM PDT

A person familiar with the situation says Bruce Weber has been hired by Kansas State to replace men's basketball coach Frank Martin, who left for South Carolina.

Phelps dominates 200 IM to win final race in Indy

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:48 PM PDT

Michael Phelps finished at Indianapolis just the way he wanted -- with another resounding victory.

Yankees' Pineda will miss start of season on DL

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 01:29 PM PDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda will begin the season on the disabled list after tests showed inflammation in a shoulder tendon, but no structural damage.

Report: Jordan drops hints about selling Bobcats

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 10:36 PM PDT

Wanted: A bully to end bullying

Wanted: A bully to end bullying


Wanted: A bully to end bullying

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 10:01 AM PDT

Schools worldwide book him to put a stop to bullying. One Minnesota community promised him $20,000 to get him to come to town for two weeks last fall.

Court documents: Blood of Josh Powell's wife found at Utah home

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 04:51 AM PDT

Investigators found the blood of Susan Powell, the mother of two who went missing in 2009, inside the family's Utah home and a handwritten will saying she feared for her life at the hands of her husband, court documents show.

Student with cancer too ill to go with Taylor Swift to awards show

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 07:50 PM PDT

A cancer-stricken New Jersey student asked by superstar singer Taylor Swift to join her at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards is too ill to attend, supporters said.

2 killed, 12 injured in mass shooting during funeral in Miami

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 06:44 PM PDT

Gunfire rang out outside a Miami funeral home, killing two people and injuring 12 others, police said.

Kansas rallies past Ohio State, will face Kentucky in NCAA title game

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 09:32 PM PDT

The University of Kansas men's basketball team squeaked by Ohio State late Saturday night, setting up an an NCAA tournament championship showdown with top-seeded Kentucky.

'Game of Thrones': Kings will clash in a bloody season 2

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:19 AM PDT

Last year, "Game of Thrones" became a breakout hit for HBO, turning George R.R. Martin's fantasy novel into an epic show that pleased diehard fans of the book while pulling in a wider audience with ample servings of sex, violence and intrigue to rival "The Sopranos," "Boardwalk Empire" and "True Blood."

Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin injured

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:56 PM PDT

Jeremy Lin, who brought "Linsanity" into the lexicon when he came off the bench and led the New York Knicks to a string of wins, suffered a knee injury and will be out about six weeks, the team said Saturday.

Gay pride groups appear at U.S. military academies

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 03:09 PM PDT

In the six months since the repeal of the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, many of the most prestigious military institutions in the country are adding a student group to their club rosters that they had never seen before: gay pride groups.