• FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2016, file photo, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim directs to his players in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech in Syracuse, N.Y. Boeheim was suspended earlier this season by the NCAA as part of penalties handed down last March in an eight-year infractions case at Syracuse. Meanwhile, North Carolina’s long-running academic fraud scandal case seems stuck in procedural limbo.  The NCAA charged the school in May with five violations, including lack of institutional control, but there has been little movement since.  (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)

    Florida St looking to continue success against zone defenses

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State’s success against zone defenses has played a major role in the Seminoles’ four-game winning streak.

  • FILE- In this March 6, 2015, file photo, driver Brian Vickers prepares for qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Las Vegas. According to a person familiar with the situation, The Associated Press has learned, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, that Vickers will replace injured driver Tony Stewart at Daytona International Speedway. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is awaiting word from NASCAR if Vickers is medically cleared to race.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

    APNewsBreak: Vickers to replace Tony Stewart at Daytona

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brian Vickers is expected to replace injured driver Tony Stewart for the NASCAR season opener at Daytona International Speedway, The Associated Press has learned.

  • FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, country music star Jake Owen, left, talks with his playing partner Jordan Spieth, right, on the third tee of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. Some see this tournament as a burden. The rounds can approach six hours because they are played in foursomes with amateurs. Spieth, who has played the last two times with Owen, says "This week, it's so unique and it's so much fun." (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    The odds are high that Spieth enjoys Pebble Beach

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth rarely sees a shot as impossible, sometimes when he doesn’t even have a club in his hand.

  • In this April 20, 2014, file photo, Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard reacts after missing a free throw during overtime in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in Houston. Hack-a-Shaq, the tactic of fouling bad foul shooters on purpose to send them to the line and slow their team's offense to a crawl, used to be a laughing matter. It isn't anymore, and has raised the ire of everyone from booing fans to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver himself and will likely be something the league tries to curb in the coming months. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    Impact Hack-a-Someone tactic having on NBA is growing issue

    MIAMI (AP) — San Antonio’s first play of the 2008-09 season was designed and executed perfectly. Spurs’ center Tim Duncan didn’t bother jumping for the opening tap, conceding it to Phoenix’s Shaquille O’Neal. Five seconds later, Michael Finley wrapped his arms around O’Neal for an intentional foul.

  • Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) leaves the court after being ejected during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Miami. Whiteside was assessed a flagrant-2 for elbowing the Spurs' Boban Marjanovic as they tried to get position for a rebound. The Spurs defeated the Heat 119-101. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Whiteside remains an enigma, and ejection won’t help

    MIAMI (AP) — Hassan Whiteside leads the NBA in blocked shots, ranks fifth league-wide in rebounds per game and has all three of Miami’s triple-doubles this season.

  • This undated image released by the Sarasota Opera shows, artistic director Victor DeRenzi in Sarasota, Fla. The opera house will perform Giuseppe Verdi's “La Battaglia di Legnano” (“The Battle of Legnano”) later this month. (Rod Millington/Sarasota Opera via AP)

    Sarasota Opera caps unique Verdi project

    NEW YORK (AP) — When the curtain rises on Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Battaglia di Legnano” (“The Battle of Legnano”) in Sarasota, Florida., later this month, it will cap an achievement as historic in its way as the military victory the opera celebrates.

  • Florida beats Mississippi 77-72, sweeps both meetings

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Devin Robinson’s emphatic dunk in the closing seconds brought Florida fans to their feet — for good.

  • Cincinnati rolls to a 69-51 win over Central Florida

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Johnson scored 13 points, Octavius Ellis had 10 points and a season-high 14 rebounds and Cincinnati used a balanced attack to beat Central Florida 69-51 Tuesday night.

  • No. 22 South Florida women breeze by Tulane 77-65

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Courtney Williams scored 18 points, Alisia Jenkins grabbed 20 rebounds — one short of her career best — and No. 22 South Florida rebounded after a rare conference loss to beat Tulane 77-65 Tuesday night.

  • Miami's Angel Rodriguez (13) dribbles to the basket against Pittsburgh's James Robinson (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Coral Gables, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

    Late basket helps No. 12 Miami edge Pittsburgh 65-63

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Angel Rodriguez scored on an offensive rebound with 1.4 seconds left Tuesday, and the No. 12-ranked Miami Hurricanes edged Pittsburgh 65-63.