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Seahawks lock up coach Pete Carroll with extension

AP Photo/MARCUS R. DONNER SEATTLE (AP) — The first major contract extension finalized by the Seattle Seahawks following their Super Bowl title was a commitment to coach Pete Carroll – and to an ideology that finally proved successful at the professional level. While...
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Contrasting Kentucky, Wisconsin meet at Final Four

AP Photo/Eric Gay ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court. Kentucky has a coach labeled a renegade, a rotating stable of McDonald’s All-Americans and sky high expectations every year. Wisconsin has a...
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Donovan, Calipari in bonus duel at Final Four

AP Photo/Eric Gay ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Florida’s Billy Donovan has both the SEC trophies from this season. Kentucky’s John Calipari has the bigger bonus check, at least for now. If the Gators get past Connecticut in Saturday’s semifinals and win their...
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UConn and Florida meet again

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The last time Florida lost there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas. The Gators have won every game since that loss at Connecticut on Dec. 2. The teams meet again Saturday in the Final Four. They both have changed...

Saints agree to terms with Champ Bailey

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Veteran defensive back Champ Bailey has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. The 35-year-old Bailey played the last 10 seasons with Denver after spending his first five in the NFL with Washington. A shutdown cornerback for much of...

Titans tell Chris Johnson he’ll be released today

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have told Chris Johnson they are releasing him after six seasons to avoid paying the $8 million the running back is due in pay in 2014, and the final three seasons left on the $53.5 million contract he signed in September 2011....

AP Source: Wake hires Danny Manning from Tulsa

A person familiar with the situation says Wake Forest has hired Tulsa coach Danny Manning as its next men’s basketball coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the school had not announced the hiring. Manning attended high...
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Durant, Thunder end Spurs’ 19-game win streak

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 28 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat San Antonio 106-94 on Thursday night, ending the Spurs’ winning streak at 19 games. Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and Serge Ibaka added 11 points and...

Florida State under investigation by feds

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State University is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for possible Title IX violations in its response to sexual violence complaints. The investigation by the Office for Civil Rights stems from a complaint filed with it...
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Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

AP Photo/David J. Phillip ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas. Big as March Madness and the Final Four have become, they’re not big enough to blot out the...