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Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson (11) and Pat Connaughton walk off the floor after Notre Dame's 68-66 loss to unbeaten Kentucky in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Notre Dame’s upset bid falls short in 68-66 loss to Kentucky

- Associated Press

Pat Connaughton stood motionless in the lane, trying to delay the inevitable. Half a court away Kentucky players rushed onto the floor, their undefeated season and a trip to the Final Four preserved by the narrowest of margins by a team that spent five months defying expectations.

Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro (63) celebrates his goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Predators clinch playoff berth with victory over Capitals

- Associated Press

Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Capitals on Saturday.

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, left, stretches with teammates during a spring training baseball workout, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Nationals unveil order of starting rotation

- The Washington Times

Max Scherzer, who had previously been announced as the Opening Day starter, will be followed in the rotation by Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister.

FILE - In this Feb. 2015, file photo, Texas head coach Rick Barnes calls to his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State in Austin, Texas. Barnes, who shaped Texas into a national basketball power with three Big 12 championships and 16 NCAA Tournament appearances in 17 years, will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

AP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

- Associated Press

Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday.

FILE- In this March 16, 2015, file photo, workers add team names to a 2015 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament bracket that is displayed on the side of the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday, March 26, that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious law

- Associated Press

With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

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NBA Capsules

- Associated Press

Stephen Curry scored 25 points, and the Golden State Warriors clinched the top seed in the Western Conference by pulling away in the second half of a 108-95 victory on Saturday night over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter (34) keeps Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert behind him during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jazz rally from down 16 to beat Thunder 94-89

- Associated Press

Trey Burke said the Jazz "felt disrespected" and took former teammate Enes Kanter's critical comments about the organization personally.

NHL Capsules

- Associated Press

Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

Open Division Girls: St. Mary's 76, Mater Dei 69

Associated Press

Aquira DeCosta scored eight points in the final five minutes, Kat Tudor made a critical 3-pointer down the stretch and St. Mary's of Stockton held on to beat Mater Dei 76-69 in the Open Division girls state basketball championship on Saturday.