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Last Update on March 26, 2015 22:44 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- Top-seed Kentucky continues its push for an unbeaten season and national championship tonight when it faces West Virginia in an NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal. The 36-0 Wildcats are facing a team that thinks defense first and presses continuously. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is 8-2 lifetime against good friend John Calipari, the coach of the Wildcats.

In the other game in Cleveland, 31-5 Notre Dame goes against 30-4 Wichita State.

The West Regional semifinals in Los Angeles feature top-seed Wisconsin facing North Carolina and Arizona matching up with Xavier. The top-seeded Badgers are 33-3 and led by player of the year candidate Frank Kaminsky. North Carolina takes a 26-11 mark into the showdown.

Arizona coach Sean Miller will be facing his old school in Xavier and his former assistant in Musketeers coach Chris Mack, who took over the program when Miller left. The Wildcats take a 33-3 mark into the game and are giving up fewer than 59 points per game.


GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A person with familiar with the decision says Florida guard Michael Frazier II is leaving school early and entering the NBA draft.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Frazier has not officially announced his decision. The person says Frazier is expected to sign with an agent and go through the draft process without considering a return to school.

Frazier is a two-year starter and one of the top 3-point shooters in the Southeastern Conference. He's widely projected as a mid-to-late second-round pick.


UNDATED (AP) -- Four-time NBA All-Star Mark Price has been named the head coach of the Charlotte 49ers. He replaces Alan Major, who left the program after five years amid health problems and a lack of success on the floor. It's the first head coaching job for the 51-year old Price who spent one season as an assistant on Bobby Cremins' staff at his alma mater, Georgia Tech.


-- Dayton coach Archie Miller has received a three-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season. The move comes after Miller led the Flyers to their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Dayton is 90-47 in Miller's four seasons.


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Hall of Fame basketball coach Dean Smith passed away last month. Today the trustee of a trust that bears the late coaches name confirmed that $200 checks were sent out to each of the players who lettered for Smith's Tar Heels teams, about 180 in all.

The letter says Smith directed that following his death, each letterman was to be sent a check with the message "enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith."

The Hall of Fame coach died Feb. 7 at age 83.


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The only game in the NBA this evening is being played in Milwaukee where the Bucks entertain Indiana. The Pacers are tied for the eighth and final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference while the Bucks are the sixth-seed. The Bucks are limping toward the end of the season, losing seven of their last 10 games.


UNDATED (AP) -- Five of the NHL's top six teams are in action tonight. In the East, Montreal is tops with 100 points while the Rangers and Lightning each have 99. Over in the West, the top spot is shared by Anaheim and St. Louis with 99 points while Nashville has 98.

Here's how things break down this evening:

The best matchup has the Lightning playing host to the Predators. They met earlier in the season with Nashville coming out on top, 3-2, in overtime.

Overall league-leader Montreal is on the road for a game with Winnipeg. The game is important for the Jets as well as the Canadiens as they are the eighth-seed in the West.

The Rangers are the other leading team in the East, and they have a game with the Senators in Ottawa. In the Sens they face the same situation as the Canadiens, playing a team desperate for a playoff berth as the Sens are eighth in the East.

Anaheim is facing the Bruins in Boston tonight and, like the Canadiens and Rangers, the Ducks are going up against a team battling for a playoff berth with Boston a point back of Ottawa for that last spot in the East.

Through all of that, if you were paying attention, you know that St. Louis, which starts the day tied for the Western lead with Anaheim, has the night off.

The rest of the schedule has the Islanders hosting the Kings, New Jersey at Washington, Pittsburgh playing at Carolina, the Maple Leafs at home to the Panthers, San Jose at Detroit, Vancouver entertaining Colorado, and, in a game matching the two worst teams in the league, Arizona is at Buffalo.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Columbus forward Jared Boll has been suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for a check to the head of Patrick Maroon of the Anaheim Ducks. The hit came in Tuesday's win over the Ducks. The suspension will cost Boll $27,419.34.


UNDATED (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers have waived offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who was acquired last March in a deal with Miami. Martin had left the Dolphins in October 2013 after accusing teammate Richie Incognito of bullying. An NFL investigation determined Incognito and two other Dolphins offensive linemen engaged in persistent harassment of Martin.

Martin started seven games at right tackle last season in place of injured Anthony Davis, allowing seven sacks.

In other NFL moves;

-- Pittsburgh has re-signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract. The 28-year-old served primarily on special teams for the Steelers in 2014 after coming over from Indianapolis.

-- Miami defensive lineman Derrick Shelby has signed his restricted tender offer and will make $2.4 million this year. Shelby provides depth in a front four upgraded with the recent signing of tackle Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn soo). Shelby saw significant playing time off the bench last year at both tackle and end and had 21 tackles and three sacks.

Sports Scores & Schedules

March 26, 2015 07:08 GMT


Wednesday's Scores

Indiana 103, Washington 101

Chicago 116, Toronto 103

Atlanta 95, Orlando 83

Brooklyn 91, Charlotte 88

L.A. Clippers 111, New York 80

Miami 93, Boston 86

Houston 95, New Orleans 93

Cleveland 111, Memphis 89

L.A. Lakers 101, Minnesota 99, OT

Philadelphia 99, Denver 85

Portland 92, Utah 89

San Antonio 130, Oklahoma City 91

Sacramento 108, Phoenix 99

Thursday's Schedule

Indiana at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.


Wednesday's Scores

Dallas 4, Calgary 3, SO

Philadelphia 4, Chicago 1

Edmonton 4, Colorado 3

Thursday's Schedule

Anaheim at Boston, 7 p.m.

Arizona at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Los Angeles at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Florida at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

San Jose at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Nashville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Montreal at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m.


Wednesday's Scores

Houston 7, Philadelphia 1

N.Y. Mets 7, N.Y. Yankees 2

Tampa Bay 2, Minnesota 1

Toronto 5, Baltimore 2

Detroit 8, Miami 4

St. Louis 1, Washington 0

L.A. Dodgers 9, San Diego 5

Milwaukee 9, Oakland 9, tie

L.A. Angels 4, Cleveland 3

Colorado 5, San Francisco 2

Chicago White Sox 6, Kansas City 0

Cincinnati 5, Texas 0

Seattle 3, Chicago Cubs 2

Thursday's Schedule

Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Baltimore vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Philadelphia vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:07 p.m.

Kansas City vs. Seattle (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

Cincinnati vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

Seattle (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

San Diego vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 5:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 7:05 p.m.

Colorado vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 9:05 p.m.

Oakland vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 10:05 p.m.

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