GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Markeisha Gatling scored a career-high 28 points before leaving with a second-half knee injury, helping No. 14 North Carolina State rally past Syracuse 79-63 in Friday's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.
Kody Burke added 21 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the fourth-seeded Wolfpack (25-6), who trailed 48-39 before going on a 25-1 run fueled by Gatling's 14 points.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar will have Tommy John surgery that will sideline the pitcher for the season.
Hochevar felt a twinge in his elbow during a two-inning scoreless outing Monday against the Chicago White Sox. An MRI on Tuesday revealed the severity of the injury and it was confirmed Thursday by another doctor.
The Royals said Friday that Hochevar would have the surgery to replace a ligament in his elbow...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Jockey Garrett Gomez and trainer Steve Asmussen, along with two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, are among 10 finalists named to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame ballot.
The late Chris Antley, Craig Perret and Alex Solis are the other jockeys chosen as finalists. Trainer Gary Jones, and thoroughbreds Ashado, Kona Gold and Xtra Heat are the others on the ballot.
Voters may select as many candidates as they like...
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Alaina Coates scored 13 points, Elem Ibiam added 12 points and South Carolina took an easy 67-48 victory over Georgia in the third round of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Friday.
The top-seeded Gamecocks (27-3) advanced to the tournament semifinals for the second time in three years, yet just the second time in school history.
SEC player of the year Tiffany Mitchell finished with 11 points for South Carolina, which led...
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.