GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — For the second straight day, the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament is having trouble keeping the electricity running.
The quarterfinal game between No. 14 North Carolina State and Syracuse on Friday was stopped three times in the second half by electrical problems in the Greensboro Coliseum. A winter storm hit Greensboro overnight Thursday and Friday morning, leading to ice-coated trees and power outages near the arena.
TRONDHEIM, Norway (AP) — Anders Bardal of Norway won Friday's ski jump event ahead of Austria's Andreas Kofler and Noriaki Kasai of Japan but Olympic champion Kamil Stoch of Poland kept his lead in the overall World Cup standings.
Bardal scored 269.3 points from his two jumps, beating Kofler who got 264.9 and Kasai with 261.4.
Stoch came in ninth with 245.6 points.
Czech Roman Koudelka, who won Friday's first jump, finished...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tim Williams scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 8 seed Samford bounced ninth-seeded Appalachian State 70-56 Friday in the opening round of the Southern Conference tournament.
The Bulldogs (13-19) face top-seeded and two-time defending tournament champion Davidson (19-11) in a Saturday quarterfinal.
Friday was the teams' third meeting in 23 days, Appalachian State sweeping the regular-season contests....
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Brad Penny has been released from a minor league contract by the Kansas City Royals following a poor start to spring training.
The 35-year-old right-hander, an All-Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006 and 2007, gave up four runs and eight hits in two innings Thursday against the Chicago White Sox, who hit three doubles and a home run. He allowed 13 hits over four innings in two spring training appearances and had a 15.75 ERA....
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Joe Saunders can earn up to $3.65 million plus award bonuses under his contract with the Texas Rangers and would get the full amount if he pitches 210 innings.
Saunders has a $500,000 base salary under the deal finalized Wednesday, of which $250,000 is guaranteed. The base salary escalates to $1.5 million when he's put on the active 25-man roster, and he gets a $500,000 bonus for being on the active roster for 90 days.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened the Winter Paralympics in Sochi against the backdrop of his country's military action in Crimea.
During the athletes' parade, the 23-strong Ukrainian team was represented by a lone flagbearer in an apparent protest at the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. The appearance of the flagbearer, biathlete Mykhaylo Tkachenko, drew a roar from the crowd.