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Bradley names Brian Wardle its 14th basketball head coach

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Bradley University has hired Brian Wardle as its new basketball coach.

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Back door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after review

Duke's Justise Winslow (12) and Tyus Jones (5) react after a college basketball regional semifinal game against Utah in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Houston. Duke won 63-57. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Think that last free throw was meaningless for Duke as it beat Utah in the Sweet 16? Thousands of gamblers in Las Vegas disagree.

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Sooners wear down in 62-58 loss to Spartans in East semis

Oklahoma's C.J. Cole (25) and D.J. Bennett, right, sit with teammates in the locker room after a regional semifinal against Michigan State in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament  early Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. Michigan State won 62-58. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — It took four years for coach Lon Kruger to rebuild the Oklahoma Sooners into bona fide NCAA Tournament contenders.

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Gonzalez exits, Shields struggles as Padres beat Rockies

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez left with pain in his surgically-repaired left knee, and new San Diego ace James Shields struggled in the Padres’ 7-5 victory over the Rockies on Friday night.

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Aldridge leads Trail Blazers to 87-81 win over Suns

Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge celebrates with Damian Lillard (0) after Aldridge scored against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Phoenix. The Trail Blazers won 87-81.(AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — History and a tepid shooting performance were working against the Portland Trail Blazers.

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