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American guard Jesse Reed (14) drives the ball against Wisconsin guard Josh Gasser (21) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) **FILE**

American tops Lehigh in Patriot League tournament

Associated Press

Jesse Reed scored 24 points and sixth-seeded American University topped No. 3 seed Lehigh 68-62 in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League tournament on Thursday night.

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UC Santa Barbara takes down Hawaii 98-90

Associated Press

Gabe Vincent scored a season-high 25 points and Michael Bryson added 22 to help UC Santa Barbara beat Hawaii 98-90 on Wednesday night.

Construction of 2020 Olympic stadium to start in October

Associated Press

Demolition of Tokyo's old National Stadium will be completed by September and construction of the new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will start in October, the venue's management group said Thursday.

Colorado State alone in 3rd, tops Nevada 78-62

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J.J. Avila scored 27 points and Colorado State took over sole possession of third place in the Mountain West Conference with a 78-62 win over Nevada Wednesday night.

Montreal Canadiens right wing Brandon Prust, right, and Anaheim Ducks left wing Tomas Fleischmann collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Gibson's Ducks shut down Montreal 3-1, take overall NHL lead

- Associated Press

John Gibson knew his Anaheim Ducks had every right to be exhausted late in their third game in three cities over four nights. The 21-year-old goalie also recognized the high stakes for Anaheim against the Montreal Canadiens.

This undated photo provided by the Olympic Regional Development Authority shows  a person taking a skeleton ride at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, N.Y.  For $75, visitors on winter Saturdays can take a sled ride belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug. While racers take running jumps onto their sleds and can exceed 80 mph, visitors are pushed off about halfway down the run and can hit 30 to 40 mph.  (AP Photo/Olympic Regional Development Authority)

On the wild slide: Lake Placid site offers skeleton rides

- Associated Press

Sledding can be pleasant and pastoral, with big toboggans, snowy hills and rosy cheeks. And then there's skeleton sledding: belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug, hard ice whooshing by your face.

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie gestures while answering questions  during a news conference in San Francisco. In the world of sneakerheads, a subculture of folks whose pursuit of the latest kicks sometimes borders on the obsessive, Guthrie is something just short of a deity. He's been accumulating shoes since he was a kid, when he got his first pair of Air Jordans, and his vast collection held in a vault in his Utah home has grown to roughly 500 pairs. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Just for kicks: Guthrie takes 'Sneakerheadz' mainstream

- Associated Press

Jeremy Guthrie strode to the table with a television camera trained on him, settling down behind a pair of microphones. His voice clear and his words concise, Guthrie announced in a mock news conference that he was hanging up his cleats.

Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CST

Associated Press

A strain of bird flu that's deadly to poultry has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock but the risk to humans is low, state and federal officials announced Thursday.

NHL Capsules

- Associated Press

Marek Zidlicky's power-play goal 1:09 into overtime lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

In this Jan. 27, 2015, photo, Ngoty, of Senegal, the adopted daughter of Viginia women's basketball coach Joanne Boyle, rests on a basketball as she plays with members of the women's basketball team in Charlottesville, Va. Each trip to Senegal to try and adopt Ngoty entailed an eight-hour flight to Dakar from Washington's Dulles International Airport, then a rugged drive of nearly 300 miles that could take 8-9 hours, or longer on the trips when Boyle and her driver blew a tire or their car overheated in the 120-degree temperatures. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Coach's adopted toddler builds a life with hoops team

- Associated Press

Joanne Boyle offered a quick prayer before clicking the photo link of a days-old girl in a Senegalese orphanage. Maybe, after so many years of waiting, this would be the child the Virginia women's basketball coach could bring home.