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Gonzaga, Holding Off West Virginia, Draws Closer to an Elusive Goal
Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams attacking the rim against West Virginia.
Oregon 69, Michigan 68: Oregon Advances After Surviving Michigan’s Buzzer-Beater Attempt
Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, left, tried for the steal against Michigan’s D.J. Wilson during the second half.
Kansas 98, Purdue 66: Kansas, Playing Before a Friendly Crowd, Easily Dispatches Purdue
Kansas’ Frank Mason III, left, collided with Purdue’s Isaac Haas during the first half.
UConn’s Recipe for Success Is to Run, Run and Run Some More
UConn’s two-hour practices are designed to prepare the regulars to play 30 or more minutes and to make good decisions when they are tired.
United States Is Overjoyed, but Still Understated
The United States happily hoisted the trophy after winning the World Baseball Classic. The players took it as an affront that their opponent, Puerto Rico, planned to celebrate win or lose.
A Yankees Rookie Opens the Door for Himself by Closing Out a No-Hitter
Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery struck out eight Rays on Thursday in just over four innings of work.
A Former Prodigy Recaptures the Joy That Made Her a Star
Taylor Townsend, once the No. 1 junior player in the world, during her first round victory in the Miami Open on Tuesday.
U.S. to Face Honduras With Absences Up and Down the Roster
The United States warmed up in practice this week ahead of its World Cup qualifying game against Honduras on Friday in San Jose, Calif.
Chris Paul’s Fast Hands and Gruesome Fingers
Clippers guard Chris Paul broke his right hand last April and plays with 16 pins and a metal plate embedded in his palm. He shoots with his right hand.
Xavier Keeps Pace With Arizona at Half Behind Trevon Bluiett
Arizona’s Dusan Ristic (14) knocked down Xavier’s Tyrique Jones (0) on a shot attempt in the first half.
Dubai World Cup Features a Strong Group of U.S. Horses
The Italian jockey Andrea Atzeni aboard Postponed winning last year’s Dubai Sheema Classic. Postponed seeks to add to his over $6.6 million career earnings in this year’s race.
Hard Work, Failure and Passion: How a Horse Trainer Made It
Arrogate, considered the best racehorse in the world, winning the Pegasus World Cup in January at Gulfstream Park in Florida ridden by Mike Smith.
Sports Briefing: Johnson Wins Again in Match Play; McIlroy Eliminated
Dustin Johnson lining up a putt Thursday at the W.G.C.-Dell Match Play event. He won his match against Martin Kaymer, 3 and 2.
College Hockey Has a Talent Glut, but Nowhere to Grow
Minnesota’s Vinni Lettieri controlling the puck in front of Penn State’s Nikita Pavlychev, a native of Russia, during the Big Ten tournament last week.
John Thompson III Is Out as Georgetown Coach
Under John Thompson III, the Hoyas were 14-18 this season, finishing with six losses in a row.
Islanders Recall Goalie Jaroslav Halak for Playoff Push
Goaltender Jaroslav Halak, who was 38-17-4 for the Islanders in 2014-15, playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in January.
Roger Dubuis and Pirelli Mix Watches and Formula One Racing
Lewis Hamilton won the Monaco Grand Prix last year. The Pirelli tires on his Mercedes are being used for wrist straps on a limited edition of Roger Dubuis watches.
Gonzaga Transfers Help Keep Program on Top
Johnathan Williams, going to the basket against Northwestern’s Sanjay Lumpkin and Dererk Pardon, transferred to Gonzaga from Missouri.
United States 8, Puerto Rico 0: United States Beats Puerto Rico for First World Baseball Classic Title
United States players celebrated in the infield after completing their rout of Puerto Rico in the final at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Sports Briefing: U.S.A. Hockey Postpones Women’s Team’s Training Camp
The organization, involved in a wage dispute with players, said the camp scheduled in Traverse City, Mich., for the world championships, won’t take place.