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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — UC Irvine got back-to-back 3-pointers from Evan Leonard to spark the deciding run in a 70-64 upset over Kansas State that marked the Anteaters’ first NCAA Tournament victory in school history.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Summer Hemphill scored 23 points and Cierra Dillard added 20 as 10th seeded Buffalo upset seventh-seeded Rutgers 82-71 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

It would fair to say that Craig Gump, head coach of the Meadville boys lacrosse team, is enthusiastic about the upcoming season, which will begin on Saturday when the Bulldogs host Boardman (Ohio) at 3 p.m. at Bender Field. 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch has 200 NASCAR national series wins, the same number as Richard Petty, and the totals will never stack up equally into a pair of neat columns that make for an easy debate between the two.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Collin Sexton scored 25 points, Jordan Clarkson added 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers delayed Milwaukee from clinching the Central Division on Wednesday night with a 107-102 win over the bruised Bucks, who were without superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates bet on themselves a year ago when they traded away stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen, believing the return they received plus the pieces already in place would help them make inroads in the hypercompetitive National League Central.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Kevin McClain scored 29 points and led the decisive second-half run as Belmont got its first NCAA Tournament win, pulling away to an 81-70 victory Tuesday night and ending Temple coach Fran Dunphy's career in the First Four.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Eleven months ago, Fairleigh Dickinson coach Greg Herenda was seriously ill with life-threatening blood clots. On Tuesday night, he danced on the court and hugged his players after they secured the first NCAA Tournament win in school history.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Fran Dunphy stood courtside with arms crossed, clutching a sheet of notes in his left hand, as the Temple Owls made layups to start practice. The school fight song played over the public address system at the University of Dayton, a place where the 70-year-old coach has k…

CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 27 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with just under two minutes to play, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Detroit Pistons 126-119 on Monday night.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish.

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty’s NASCAR record with his 200th career victory across the three national series Sunday by using an impressive late surge through the field following a speeding penalty to win the Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.

As Meadville senior Shane McElhinny was being interviewed after Meadville’s 73-57 PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal loss to Mars, he noticed fellow senior Lashon Lindsey and juniors Keeon Lindsey and Lamaro Husband depart the gym with their arms over each other’s shoulders. One last exit from the g…

LEWISBURG — On Saturday, the PIAA Class 3A Swimming & Diving Championships concluded at Bucknell University. Meadville had its final opportunites for medals. Unfortunately, the Bulldogs couldn’t quite get to the medal stand, but still the ’Dogs managed to post some good times in the cham…

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jon Rahm can’t think of a shot he missed Saturday in his round of 8-under 64 that took him from five shots behind to one shot ahead of Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood in The Players Championship.

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