- Associated Press - Monday, April 7, 2014


The NCAA championship games are set.

Kentucky will take on Connecticut for the men’s title on Monday night and Notre Dame and Connecticut square off in a matchup of unbeaten teams in the women’s final on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats (29-10) gained the men’s championship on another late 3-pointer, advancing when Aaron Harrison hit a 3 with 5.7 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a 74-73 win over Wisconsin at Arlington, Texas, on Saturday night. The Huskies (31-8) stymied No. 1 seeded Florida in the early game, getting 20 points and 10 rebounds from DeAndre Daniels to snap the Gators’ 30-game winning streak with a 63-53 victory.

Notre Dame’s women had little trouble with Maryland in the first semifinal Sunday night, beating the Terrapins 87-61 behind 28 points from Kayla McBride at Nashville Tenn. In the second game, Breanna Stewart scored 18 points to help UConn pull away in the second half for a 75-56 win over Stanford. The Huskies (39-0) are going for an unprecedented ninth national championship against the Fighting Irish (37-0).


PHOENIX (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 38 points, surpassing Michael Jordan with his 41st consecutive game of 25 or more in the Thunder’s 122-115 loss to the Suns on Sunday night.

Durant has the third-longest such streak in NBA history and longest since Oscar Robertson did it for 46 in a row in the 1963-64 season. Wilt Chamberlain did it in all 80 regular-season games in the 1961-62 season.

MEDINA, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested Sunday for the second time in less than a week, booked for suspicion of making terrorist threats just days after being charged with felony domestic assault for an incident involving his girlfriend.

Medina police Officer Chris McGill confirmed Cunningham’s latest arrest but declined to go into detail about the allegations, saying police would release more information Monday.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a “grossly inappropriate” way to solve problems in college sports while insisting schools have been working to get athletes more involved in decisions that impact them.

At his news conference Sunday, NCAA president Mark Emmert said the association was in no rush to come up with plans in case college players’ unions sprout up across the nation. He portrayed the recent decision in favor of Northwestern players who seek to unionize as a very early step.


CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Soccer fired coach Tom Sermanni hours after he was on the sideline for a 2-0 win against China on Sunday.

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