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No. 1 Duke, Zion figuring out what
No. 1 Duke, Zion figuring out what's next after knee injury

Duke might have to figure out what the Zion Show will look like without its namesake. All because of a freak injury to arguably the most exciting player in college basketball in the opening minute of the sport's fiercest rivalry, one that helped turn a widely anticipated matchup - in front of yet

Veteran teams riding experience toward March Madness

Buffalo's coaches spent part of Tuesday morning's walkthrough going over defensive assignments, making sure the players were prepared for that night's game against Ohio. As the players moved to their various spots at the coaches' direction, senior guard Dontay Caruthers began telling

Column: Players finding payoffs are changing in baseball
Column: Players finding payoffs are changing in baseball

Manny Machado's new $300 million contract put a stop - at least temporarily - to a growing chorus of player complaints that major league teams were conspiring to do deep damage to the free agent market. ''Markets change,'' commissioner Rob Manfred said the other day before Machado

Duke players, Coach K react to Zion Williamson
Duke players, Coach K react to Zion Williamson's knee injury

Mike Krzyzewski, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish all confessed Duke struggled after an early injury to Zion Williamson against North Carolina.

Washington State holds off Colorado 76-74
Washington State holds off Colorado 76-74

Robert Franks scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds as Washington State held off Colorado 76-74 on Wednesday night. CJ Elleby added 18 points with eight rebounds and Marvin Cannon scored 13 points for Washington State (11-15, 4-9 Pac-12). Tyler Bey had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Colorado (16

Wednesday
Wednesday's Things to Know: North Carolina rolls Duke as Zion exits with injury; Four ranked teams upset

Duke vs. North Carolina featured a freakish Zion Williamson incident while four ranked teams fell to unranked opponents.

San Diego State stuns Caroline, No. 6 Nevada 65-57
San Diego State stuns Caroline, No. 6 Nevada 65-57

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Jeremy Hemsley and Devin Watson scored 15 points apiece for San Diego State, which shut down Jordan Caroline and stunned cold-shooting No. 6 Nevada 65-57 Wednesday night, beating the Wolf Pack for the third straight time.

Howard and John lead Marquette to 79-69 win over Butler
Howard and John lead Marquette to 79-69 win over Butler

No. 11 Marquette rallied in the second half to take down Butler.

Morris hits 5 3s, scores 17; Air Force holds off Fresno St

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Caleb Morris hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, including 14 in the second half, to help Air Force hold off Fresno State for a 64-61 win Wednesday night.

Alvarado, Banks help Jackets snap 7-game skid, 73-65
Alvarado, Banks help Jackets snap 7-game skid, 73-65

Georgia Tech went a month without winning a game. Jose Alvarado scored a career-high 29 points, James Banks had 10 rebounds and five blocked shots and Georgia Tech snapped a seven-game skid with a 73-65 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. In matchup of ACC bottom dwellers, the Yellow Jackets

Edwards, Martin spark Arizona State past Stanford, 80-62

Rob Edwards didn't need to take many shots to have an efficient performance for Arizona State. The junior guard scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and added five rebounds and four assists to help the Sun Devils to an 80-62 win over Stanford Wednesday night. Backcourt mate Remy Martin added 16

Georgetown knocks off No. 17 Villanova
Georgetown knocks off No. 17 Villanova

Georgetown beat No. 17 Villanova 85-73 on Wednesday night, snapping a nine-game losing streak against the Wildcats.

Shy Osaka must learn to deal with limelight, says Kvitova
Shy Osaka must learn to deal with limelight, says Kvitova

Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says Naomi Osaka's shyness is a problem for her as she struggles to deal with the increased scrutiny in the wake of her success at the Grand Slams and her rise to the top of the world rankings. A tearful Osaka admitted difficulty in dealing with the attention

Alexander, Krampelj lead Creighton past DePaul 79-67

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ty-Shon Alexander had 16 points to lead five Creighton players in double figures as the Bluejays defeated DePaul 79-67 on Wednesday night. Martin Krampelj added 14 points for the Bluejays. Davion Mintz chipped in 12, Marcus Zegarowski scored 11 and Connor Cashaw had 10.

Warriors vs. Bucks or Raptors betting favorite to be NBA Finals matchup
Warriors vs. Bucks or Raptors betting favorite to be NBA Finals matchup

A good case can be made for Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia, or Milwaukee finding their way in. For a more detailed breakdown, listen to the latest PBT Podcast where Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports and myself break down the East in more detail. The bookmakers over at BetOnline put together these odds on potential Finals matchups, and after the first four options the odds get pretty long.

Smits with 11, Valparaiso holds on to beat S. Illinois 55-52

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) -- Derrik Smits scored 11 points off the bench and Valparaiso held on to beat Southern Illinois 55-52 on Wednesday night to snap a three-game skid.

Dennis scores 18 to lead Wichita St. past Tulsa 81-60

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Dexter Dennis had 18 points and eight rebounds as Wichita State routed Tulsa 81-60 on Wednesday night.

Jackson scores 21 to lift Omaha over W. Illinois 77-63

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Zach Jackson had 21 points as Omaha topped Western Illinois 77-63 on Wednesday night.

Wesson, Ohio State shake off slow start to beat Northwestern
Wesson, Ohio State shake off slow start to beat Northwestern

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Kaleb Wesson had 22 points and eight rebounds and Ohio State overcame a sluggish start to beat Northwestern 63-49 on Wednesday night.

Bonds lifts Houston Baptist past Northwestern St. 92-54

HOUSTON (AP) -- Braxton Bonds had 13 points to lead five Houston Baptist players in double figures as the Huskies easily defeated Northwestern State 92-54 on Wednesday night.

LeBron sends best wishes to top NBA prospect Zion Williamson after injury
LeBron sends best wishes to top NBA prospect Zion Williamson after injury

NBA great LeBron James reacted to Zion Williamson's injury via social media on Wednesday.

Cubs Talk Podcast: 1-on-1 with Kyle Hendricks
Cubs Talk Podcast: 1-on-1 with Kyle Hendricks

Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki discuss the impact a full season of Cole Hamels could have on the rotation and the team. And David Kaplan goes 1-on-1 with Kyle Hendricks. Find out which teammate Hendricks says most enjoys striking out in Spring Training

Lohaus scores 22 to lead N. Iowa past Missouri St. 63-43

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Wyatt Lohaus had 22 points as Northern Iowa easily defeated Missouri State 63-43 on Wednesday night.

Sam Houston State defeats Nicholls 84-74 in OT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Kai Mitchell and Cameron Delaney each scored eight points in overtime as Sam Houston State pulled away for an 84-74 victory over Nicholls on Wednesday night.

Samuelson
Samuelson's 32 points lead No. 3 UConn to rout of Memphis

There is not much UConn All-American Katie Lou Samuelson can't do, and that apparently that includes coaching the Huskies. Samuelson scored a season-high 32 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out seven assists as No. 3 UConn routed Memphis 102-45 on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in six seasons

Kennedy lifts McNeese St. past Cent. Arkansas 83-75 in OT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- Shamarkus Kennedy had 26 points as McNeese defeated Central Arkansas 83-75 in overtime on Wednesday night.

No. 1 Baylor women clinch share of 9th Big 12 title in row
No. 1 Baylor women clinch share of 9th Big 12 title in row

This kind of celebration never gets old for No. 1 Baylor, even with bigger goals the Lady Bears want to reach. Confetti and balloons fell from the rafters, ''We Are The Champions'' blared from the speakers and nine Big 12 championship trophies were lined up on a table at center court

MLB notebook: Giants, Phillies reportedly in lead for Harper
MLB notebook: Giants, Phillies reportedly in lead for Harper

Free agent outfielder Bryce Harper, still hunting for a long-term deal, has reportedly turned down multiple offers worth at least $300 million in recent weeks, according to a report Wednesday by Jon Heyman of MLB Network. All eyes are on Harper after the San Diego Padres reportedly agreed this week

MLB notebook: Giants, Phillies reportedly in lead for Harper
MLB notebook: Giants, Phillies reportedly in lead for Harper

Free agent outfielder Bryce Harper, still hunting for a long-term deal, has reportedly turned down multiple offers worth at least $300 million in recent weeks, according to a report Wednesday by Jon Heyman of MLB Network. All eyes are on Harper after the San Diego Padres reportedly agreed this week

Xavier holds on to beat Seton Hall 70-69

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Naji Marshall scored a career-high 28 points with six rebounds and five assists as Xavier held on late to beat Seton Hall 70-69 on Wednesday night.

Allen scores 21, Florida downs No. 13 LSU, 82-77
Allen scores 21, Florida downs No. 13 LSU, 82-77

Florida secured an important road win over No. 13 LSU.

Syracuse beats No. 18 Louisville 69-49
Syracuse beats No. 18 Louisville 69-49

Syracuse cruised to victory in the Carrier Dome.

Golden and Gilyard lead Richmond past Fordham 72-69

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Grant Golden scored 16 points that included a jumper with 20 seconds left to put Richmond ahead for good in a 72-69 victory over Fordham on Wednesday night.

We have to be smarter - Tedesco after Schalke loss
We have to be smarter - Tedesco after Schalke loss

The Schalke coach explains his frustration after their 3-2 loss at home to Manchester City

Isner powers past Lacko to reach Delray quarters

Second seed John Isner used his powerful serve to overpower Lukas Lacko 6-4 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals of the Delray Beach Open in Florida on Wednesday. Isner dropped only one point on his first serve, and broke his Slovakian opponent three times on the outdoor hardcourt to advance. Isner let

Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep Advance at Dubai Championships
Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep Advance at Dubai Championships

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Former champions Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep overcame windy conditions to reach the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.

Cubs still wide open with leadoff spot in 2019:
Cubs still wide open with leadoff spot in 2019: 'If somebody wants to take it, take it'

Joe Maddon and the Cubs aren't planning on having a consistent leadoff hitter in 2019, but they're open to the possibility of somebody stepping up and taking the job.

AP source: Harrison has 1-year agreement with Tigers
AP source: Harrison has 1-year agreement with Tigers

Free agent Josh Harrison has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The 31-year-old Harrison spent his first eight major league seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Harrison did not have a great 2018 at the plate, hitting .250 with eight

Irving says call to LeBron was about 'apologizing'

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving expanded Wednesday on the telephone call he made to LeBron James earlier this season, recounting that he told his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate, "I didn't have to deal with that the same way I dealt with that." Irving broke down the phone call with

Spieth's caddie leaves Mexico upon death of father

The caddie for Jordan Spieth has left the Mexico Championship because of the death of his father. Michael Greller, the former sixth-grade math teacher from the Seattle area and only caddie Spieth has had as a pro, learned that John Greller had died Tuesday night. Shawn Spieth only goes to a handful of tournaments outside the majors and wasn't planning to be in Mexico City this week until he decided to fly down from Dallas on Tuesday, before Greller learned that his father had died.

Kristaps Porzingis reportedly gave Knicks wish list of trade destinations: Nets, Clippers, Heat, Raptors
Kristaps Porzingis reportedly gave Knicks wish list of trade destinations: Nets, Clippers, Heat, Raptors

Now with Mavericks, Porzingis still entering free agency

Anderson Silva faces Jared Cannonier at UFC 237 in Brazil
Anderson Silva faces Jared Cannonier at UFC 237 in Brazil

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva is wasting no time booking his return to action with a fight booked against Jared Cannonier at UFC 237 in Brazil on May 11. UFC president Dana White confirmed the booking via ESPN on Wednesday. Silva just competed at UFC 234 in early February where he lost

Noah Syndergaard:
Noah Syndergaard: 'I feel like I'm going to bet (on) myself in free agency.'

Noah Syndergaard plans to test free agency rather than sign a team-friendly contract extension the way Luis Severino and Aaron Nola recently did.

Federer to play Madrid Open after two-year absence
Federer to play Madrid Open after two-year absence

Roger Federer will play at the Madrid Open as part of his return to the clay court.

Schwartzman retires from Rio Open because of leg injury

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Defending champion Diego Schwartzman retired from the Rio Open on Wednesday because of a right leg injury.

Kvitova, Halep advance at Dubai Championships
Kvitova, Halep advance at Dubai Championships

Former champions Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep overcame windy conditions to reach the quarterfinals of the Dubai Championships.

John Isner advances in Delray Beach Open

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Second-seeded John Isner advanced to the third round of the Delray Beach Open on Wednesday night, beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3.

Top seeds Thiem, Fognini upset at Rio Open
Top seeds Thiem, Fognini upset at Rio Open

Dominic Thiem of Austria and Italy's Fabio Fognini and Marco Cecchinato were ousted in the first round of the Rio Open.

Bucks open second half with showdown vs. Celtics

With his high-profile All-Star Weekend now complete, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and his pals on the Milwaukee Bucks, will still have national exposure Thursday when the post-break schedule opens with a visit from the Boston Celtics. The Eastern Conference-leading Bucks (43-14) will enter the nationally-televised

LeBron James ready for Lakers
LeBron James ready for Lakers' playoff push

The Los Angeles Lakers are three games adrift of the playoff places in the west but LeBron James is not panicking.

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