• Shiffrin clinches overall title with Stuhec skipping slalom

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t even need to step into the starting gate at World Cup Finals to wrap up her first overall title.

  • No. 4 seed Louisville seeks longer stay in NCAA Tournament

    After consecutive earlier-than-expected exits from the NCAA Tournament, Louisville is motivated to make another deep postseason run it had been accustomed to after reaching the championship game in 2013 and regional final in 2014.

  • Baylor women get Alexis Jones back for NCAA opener at home

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Welcome back Alexis Jones, just in time for top-seeded Baylor to start another women’s NCAA Tournament at home.

  • No Federer vs Kyrgios: Aussie withdraws with illness

    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer got an unexpected day off Friday at the BNP Paribas Open after Nick Kyrgios withdrew from their quarterfinal because of what he suspected was food poisoning.

  • McCarty’s 15 points lead Texas over Central Arkansas 78-50

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Brooke McCarty scored 15 points and No. 3-seed Texas overwhelmed No. 14 Central Arkansas in the first half before cruising to a 78-50 victory Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

  • Stanford hits road to play home game in NCAA tourney opener

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — When Stanford arrived at Bramlage Coliseum on Friday, the No. 2 seed in the Lexington region of the NCAA Tournament was dropped off at the wrong door to the arena on the Kansas State campus.

  • Wilson scores 23, North Carolina State rolls Auburn 62-48

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The last time North Carolina State made the NCAA Tournament, Dominique Wilson was sitting out on a transfer year and stewed at home while her teammates went to Los Angeles.

  • Allen’s 25 points lead DePaul over Northern Iowa 88-67

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Tanita Allen scored 25 points, Lauren Prochaska and Brooke Schulte each added 12 and DePaul beat Northern Iowa 88-67 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

  • Gabriela Koukalova wins women’s biathlon sprint title

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Gabriela Koukalova won the women’s World Cup biathlon sprint title by finishing fourth in the race on Friday to edge overall champion Laura Dahlmeier by five points.

  • NKorea plans to participate in ice hockey event in South

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Olympic organizers said Friday the North Korean women’s ice hockey team had registered to compete in an international event in the South next month.