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March 6, 2015 - 3:22am
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SINGAPORE (AP) — Carlota Ciganda shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to move into a tie for the lead with Inbee Park after the second round of the HSBC Women's Champions.

Ciganda offset a pair of bogeys with eight birdies at Sentosa Golf Club to finish even with Park (69) at 9-under 135.

Azahara Munoz was in third place, two strokes back, after a 67 that featured six birdies against a lone bogey.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko birdied three of the...

March 6, 2015 - 3:00am
3 min 5 sec ago
FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Chicago at Indiana, 6 p.m.

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Illinois St. vs. Evansville, 2:35 p.m.

Illinois-Chicago vs. Oakland, 6 p.m.

N. Iowa vs. Bradley, 6:05 p.m.

Indiana St. vs. Loyola of Chicago, 8:35 p.m.

E. Kentucky vs. Belmont, 9 p.m.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE...

March 6, 2015 - 3:00am
3 min 5 sec ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — One year after the NCAA changed how rules were enforced to open up the game, men's basketball looks a lot like it once did.

Fouls, free throws and scoring increased at the start of last season with a new emphasis on eliminating some of the physical play, especially around the basket. Those statistics leveled off as the season went along — and they are now back to near where they were two years ago.

Coaches and players say officials...

March 6, 2015 - 2:22am
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts have made qualifying offers to four restricted free agents.

Indianapolis said Thursday it has made offers to starting inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman, running back Daniel "Boom" Herron and outside linebackers Daniel Adongo and Cam Johnson.

Freeman signed with Indy in January 2012 after playing in the CFL. He became an immediate starter. Freeman has 516 tackles, nine sacks, eight forced fumbles and three interceptions...

March 6, 2015 - 2:12am
3 min 5 sec ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice.

A weather pattern that buried the eastern U.S. in snow has left Alaska fairly warm and relatively snow-free this winter, especially south of the Alaska Range. A stalled jet stream is moving warm Pacific air to Alaska and pushing cold Arctic air to the Midwest and East...

March 6, 2015 - 2:08am
3 min 5 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Jazmine Davis and Kelsey Plum combined to score 35 of their 52 points in the second half on Thursday night to help No. 5 seed Washington women beat 12th-seeded Utah 75-64 in the first round of the Pac-12 Conference tournament.

Davis finished with 29 points, Plum scored 23 and Aminah Williams grabbed 11 rebounds for Washington (23-8), which will face No. 4 seed California in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Tanaeya Boclair and Joseta...

March 6, 2015 - 1:44am
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EAST

Memphis 54, UConn 53

SOUTH

Alabama St. 78, Grambling St. 46

Appalachian St. 67, Texas St. 64

Arkansas 78, South Carolina 74

Bethune-Cookman 72, SC State 62

Davidson 82, VCU 55

Delaware St. 104, Coppin St. 92...

March 6, 2015 - 1:34am
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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shaquielle McKissic scored a career-high 23 points and Arizona State overcame second-half foul trouble by its two big men to beat Stanford 67-62 Thursday night.

Arizona State (16-14, 8-9 Pac-12) led by 14 at halftime after closing with a 16-2 run, but allowed the Cardinal back in it after big men Eric Jacobsen and Savon Goodman ran into foul trouble.

The Sun Devils pulled it out by outscoring the Cardinal 40-22 inside and hitting...

March 6, 2015 - 1:33am
3 min 5 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marian Gaborik's second power-play goal tied it with 45 seconds left in regulation, and he scored again in the shootout as the Los Angeles Kings rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

Jeff Carter also scored in regulation and the shootout, and Anze Kopitar scored in the fourth round before Lars Eller put a shot off the post to end Los Angeles' second shootout victory in eight tries this season.

The...

March 6, 2015 - 1:21am
33 min 5 sec ago

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Delon Wright scored 18 points and Jordan Loveridge added 16 as No. 13 Utah came back to beat Washington State 67-59 on Thursday night.

Brandon Taylor added 11 points for Utah (23-6, 13-4 Pacific 12), which closed the game with a 26-11 run to remain second in the Pacific-12.

DaVonte Lacy scored 16 points for Washington State (12-17, 6-11)

Utah, coming off a loss to No. 5 Arizona, shot just 40 percent from the...

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