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Maryland 's Bruno Fernando (23) celebrates during the final moments of the second half of a first round men's college basketball game against Belmont in the NCAA Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Big defensive stop allows Maryland to escape Belmont

- Associated Press

Maryland’s Darryl Morsell made a crucial defensive stop as Belmont went for a last-second upset in the NCAA Tournament, allowing the Terrapins to escape with a 79-77 victory Thursday in the East Regional.

First-year Washington Redskins outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky said "the way you coach your players is the way they're going to act and how they're going to perform." (Associated Press) **FILE**

Manusky: No ‘balancing act’ with new assistants

- The Washington Times

Washington ultimately chose to not fire Manusky, hiring Rob Ryan and Ray Horton as high-profile assistants instead. But speaking after Washington’s annual coaching clinic Wednesday, Manusky said “everything is good” with his new assistants.

Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn, left, drives to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Jabari Parker during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Chicago. The Bulls won 126-120 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Wizards fall to short-handed Bulls in overtime

- Associated Press

Lauri Markkanen had 32 points and 13 rebounds, Kris Dunn scored a season-high 26 - including eight in overtime - to go with 13 assists, and the short-handed Chicago Bulls beat the fading Washington Wizards 126-120 on Wednesday night.

FILE - In this Tuesday Sept. 22, 2015 file picture, competitors play bridge at the Acol Bridge Club in West Hampstead, London. A doping ban handed down to the top-ranked player in bridge has provoked a backlash in the card game. It also has provoked criticism of bridge's affiliation with the Olympics. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File) **FILE**

Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

- Associated Press

When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, fans and players seethed.

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Rice guard Erica Ogwumike (13) fights through the defense of Middle Tennessee forward Jordan Majors, left, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship game of the Conference USA women's tournament, Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Frisco, Texas. Rice won 69-54. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Carter back from injury to lead A&M against Wright State

- Associated Press

Texas A&M star Chennedy Carter will return for the No. 4 Aggies when they host 13th-seeded Wright State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday, less than three weeks after having finger surgery.

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout smiles as he walks onto the field with teammates before a spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Trout plays full game a day after receiving record contract

- Associated Press

Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus likes to have his regulars play nine innings at least once in a spring training game and on Thursday, it was Mike Trout's turn against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Pulisic, McKennie, Adams start together for 1st time for US

Associated Press

Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams, a trio of 20-year-olds who have become regulars in the German Bundesliga, started together for the first time in the United States' exhibition against Ecuador.

Kansas State's Barry Brown Jr. (5) and Iowa State's Cameron Lard (2) chase a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. Iowa State won 63-59. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

NCAA tournament teams in San Jose content to slow it down

- Associated Press

When fans settle in to watch the NCAA Tournament games at the Shark Tank this weekend they should have plenty of extra time to check their phones after baskets to see what's happening at other sites around the country.

Connecticut's Napheesa Collier, left, shoots as Central Florida's Fifi Ndour, right, defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference women's tournament finals, Monday, March 11, 2019, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn using No. 2 seed as motivation

- Associated Press

UConn comes into this year's NCAA Tournament feeling a little disrespected and that could be bad news for the rest of the field.