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College basketball, prep softball, baseball, tennis

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AP All-America Team

Statistics through March 16

FIRST TEAM

Michael Beasley, Kansas State, 6-10, 235, freshman, Washington, 26.5 ppg, 12.4 rpg, 53.5 fg pct, 38.9 3-pt fg pct, 1.7 blocks (72 first-place votes, 360 points)

Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, 6-9, 250, junior, Poplar Bluff, Mo., 23.0 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 54.0 fg pct, 81.7 ft pct (72, 360)

D.J. Augustin, Texas, 6-0, 180, sophomore, New Orleans, 19.8 ppg, 5.7 apg, 37.2 minutes (66, 346)

Kevin Love, UCLA, 6-10, 260, freshman, Lake Oswego, Ore., 17.1 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 55.7 fg pct (52, 318)

Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis, 6-7, 200, junior, Detroit, 17.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 55.1 fg pct, 44.9 3-pt fg pct (52, 309)

SECOND TEAM

Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, 6-8, 251, sophomore, Schererville, Ind., 20.8 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 51.5 fg pct, 37.5 3-pt fg pct (9, 211)

Shan Foster, Vanderbilt, 6-6, 205, senior, Kenner, La., 20.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 52.6 fg pct, 47.3 3-pt fg pct (7, 159)

D.J. White, Indiana, 6-9, 251, senior, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 17.3 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 60.4 fg pct, 1.7 blocks (2, 146)

Stephen Curry, Davidson, 6-2, 185, sophomore, Charlotte, N.C., 25.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, 43.8 3-pt fg pct, 89.8 ft pct, 1.9 steals (4, 117)

Roy Hibbert, Georgetown, 7-2, 278, senior, Adelphi, Md., 13.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, 60.1 fg pct, 2.3 blocks (1, 86)

THIRD TEAM

Derrick Rose, Memphis, 6-3, 190, freshman, Chicago, 13.9 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 4.5 apg (4, 85)

Chris Lofton, Tennessee, 6-2, 200, senior, Maysville, Ky., 16.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 39.8 3-pt fg pct, 83.5 ft pct (4, 82)

Darren Collison, UCLA, 6-1, 165, junior, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., 15.2 ppg, 3.9 apg, 50.6 3-pt fg pct, 87.4 ft pct, 1.9 steals (2, 80)

Brook Lopez, Stanford, 7-0, 260, sophomore, Fresno, Calif., 19.2 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.2 blocks (1, 73)

Eric Gordon, Indiana, 6-4, 215, freshman, Indianapolis, 21.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 84.5 ft pct (4, 72)

HONORABLE MENTION

Joe Alexander, West Virginia; Josh Alexander, Stephen F. Austin; Ryan Anderson, California; Darrell Arthur, Kansas; Jerryd Bayless, Arizona; Marqus Blakely, Vermont; Jon Brockman, Washington; Chase Budinger, Arizona; Jaycee Carroll, Utah State; Mario Chalmers, Kansas.

Lee Cummard, BYU; Scott Cutley, Cal State-Fullerton; Louis Dale, Cornell; Jeremiah Dominguez, Portland State; Wayne Ellington, North Carolina; Adam Emmenecker, Drake; Al Fisher, Kent State; Gary Forbes, Massachusetts; J.R. Giddens, New Mexico; Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State.

Mike Green, Butler; James Harden, Arizona State; Alex Harris, UC Santa Barbara; Andrew Hayles, Alabama State; Richard Hendrix, Alabama; George Hill, IUPUI; Lester Hudson, Tennessee-Martin; Ty Lawson, North Carolina; Courtney Lee, Western Kentucky; Tony Lee, Robert Morris.

Eric Maynor, Virginia Commonwealth; O.J. Mayo, Southern California; Drew Neitzel, Michigan State; DeMarcus Nelson, Duke; David Padgett, Louisville; Jeremy Pargo, Gonzaga; A.J. Price, Connecticut; Arizona Reid, High Point; Tyrese Rice, Boston College; Brandon Rush, Kansas.

Thomas Sanders, Gardner-Webb; Sean Singletary, Virginia; Jamar Smith, Morgan State; Tyler Smith, Tennessee; Greg Sprink, Navy; Jason Thompson, Rider; Sam Young, Pittsburgh.

NCAA Tournament

EAST REGIONAL

Regional Championship

Charlotte, N.C.

Saturday

North Carolina 83, Louisville 73

SOUTH REGIONAL

Regional Championship

Houston

Sunday

Memphis 85, Texas 67

MIDWEST REGIONAL

Regional Championship

Detroit

Sunday

Kansas 59, Davidson 57

WEST REGIONAL

Regional Championship

Phoenix

Saturday

UCLA 76, Xavier 57

FINAL FOUR

San Antonio

National Semifinals

Saturday, April 5

North Carolina (36-2) vs. Kansas (35-3), 8:47 p.m.

Memphis (37-1) vs. UCLA (35-3), 6:07 p.m.

National Championship

Monday, April 7

Semifinal winners

NIT

Second Round

Semifinals

Tonight

New York

Massachusetts (24-10) vs. Florida (24-11), 7

Mississippi (24-10) vs. Ohio State (22-13), 9:30

Championship

Thursday

TBD, 7

CBI

Championship Series

(Best-of-3)

Last night

Tulsa 73, Bradley 68

Tomorrow

Tulsa (24-13) at Bradley (20-16), 8

Friday

Bradley at Tulsa, 8 p.m., if necessary

college hockey

NCAA Tournament

THE FROZEN FOUR

At The Pepsi Center

Denver

Semifinals

Thursday, April 10

Michigan (33-5-4) vs. Notre Dame (26-15-4), 9

North Dakota (28-10-4) vs. Boston College (23-11-8), 6

Championship

Saturday, April 12

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

SPORTS NOTES

COACHING OPENING: Bucyrus High School is accepting applications for the position of head boys basketball coach. Send a letter of application, resume, reference list, credentials, and a copy of valid licensure to: Dr. Todd M. Nichols, Superintendent, 117 E. Mansfield St., Bucyrus, OH 44820. Information: Tom Jeffrey, athletic director, at 419-562-2739 or tom_j@bucyrus.k12.oh.us . Deadline for application is April 18 or until the position is filled.

FREMONT TACKLE FOOTBALL: The Sandusky County YMCA in Fremont has a tackle football league for boys and girls in the fifth and sixth grade. Participants cannot be 13 years of age before Sept. 1, 2008, and must weigh 180 pounds or less. Registration March 31 to June 27. Practice starts Aug. 4. Cost $100 for members, $125 for non-members. Information: Director Phil Blasko 419-332-9622.

SYLVANIA SOCCER: Deadline to register for Sylvania Recreation adult soccer leagues is April 18. Divisions are planned in men s open, women s open, coed open, women s 30, men s 30, and men s 40. at Pacesetter Park.Men s team fees are $599, including officials. Women s and co-ed fees are $470 including officials. Informaation: Scott Reed 419-882-1500 or www,sylvaniarecreation.org.

COLLEGE GOLF

2008 Hoosier Invitational

TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Eastern Kentucky 304-278=582; 2. Miami (Ohio) 282-302=584; 3. Purdue 297-289=586; 4. Indiana 306-284=590; 5. Indiana Crimson 295-297=592; 6. Toledo 297-299=596; T7. Ball State 302-297=599; T7. Cleveland State 298-301=599; 9. Bowling Green 310-293=603; 10. Western Illinois 304-301=605; 11. Evansville 308-298=606; 12. George Washington 306-302=608; 13. IUPUI 308-300=608; 14. Northern Illinois 305-304=609; 15. IPFW 308-302=610; 16. Youngstown State 313-300=613; 17. Dayton 318-308=626; 18. Butler 322-308=630

TOLEDO INDIVIDUALS :T3. Justin Hull 68-76=144 (+2); T22. Ciaran McAleavey 77-72=149 (+7); T36. Jean-Hubert Trahan 75-76=151 (+9); T43. Renaud Langevin 77-75=152 (+10); 89. Jonathon Kim 89-89=178.

AUTO RACING

NASCAR Sprint Cup Leaders

POINTS

1. Jeff Burton, 915. 2. Kevin Harvick, 876. 3. Greg Biffle, 855. 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 846. 5. Kyle Busch, 831. 6. Tony Stewart, 811. 7. Kasey Kahne, 786. 8. Denny Hamlin, 758. 9. Jeff Gordon, 749. 10. Jimmie Johnson, 746.

11. Ryan Newman, 741. 12. Clint Bowyer, 740. 13. Martin Truex Jr., 695. 14. Carl Edwards, 686. 15. Matt Kenseth, 677. 16. Kurt Busch, 669. 17. Juan Pablo Montoya, 633. 18. Brian Vickers, 631. 19. David Ragan, 628. 20. Elliott Sadler, 626.

MONEY

1. Ryan Newman, $2,188,870. 2. Tony Stewart, $1,706,982. 3. Kurt Busch, $1,512,845. 4. Carl Edwards, $1,502,990. 5. Kyle Busch, $1,321,988. 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr., $1,243,870. 7. Jimmie Johnson, $1,193,261. 8. Jeff Gordon, $1,151,729. 9. Reed Sorenson, $1,138,504. 10. Jeff Burton, $1,127,461.

11. Denny Hamlin, $1,095,821. 12. Kasey Kahne, $1,058,659. 13. Matt Kenseth, $999,559. 14. Elliott Sadler, $988,388. 15. Kevin Harvick, $985,679. 16. Greg Biffle, $972,988. 17. Martin Truex Jr., $946,136. 18. Bobby Labonte, $932,936. 19. Sam Hornish Jr., $932,309. 20. Clint Bowyer, $864,620.

latest line

NBA

New Orleans 1 (208) ORLANDO

Philadelphia 1 (202) NEW JERSEY

Detroit 61/2 (186) MINNESOTA

a-MILWAUKEE No Line (XXX) New York

Boston 8 (200) CHICAGO

SAN ANTONIO 81/2 (207) Golden State

DENVER 5 (236) Phoenix

Houston 2 (202) SACRAMENTO

a-New York forward Z. Randolph is questionable

College Basketball

NIT Tournament

Semifinals

Florida 41/2 (154) Mass.

Ohio State 2 (141) Mississippi

(Saturday)

NCAA Final Four

Memphis 11/2 (134) Ucla

North Carolina 3 (159) Kansas

Home Team in CAPS

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES Agreed to terms with INF Alex Cintron on a minor league contract and assigned him to Norfolk (IL).

National League

CINCINNATI REDS Placed RHP Matt Belisle and SS Alex Gonzalez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21, and C David Ross on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 30. Designated LHP Mike Stanton and LHP Jon Coutlangus for assignment. Purchased the contracts of C Paul Bako, RHP Johnny Cueto, RHP Mike Lincoln, LHP Kent Mercker and OF Corey Patterson from Louisville (IL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS Purchased the contracts of INF Blake DeWitt from Jacksonville (SL) and INF Angel Chavez from Las Vegas (PCL). Placed INF Tony Abreu on the 15-day DL. Designated RHP Eric Hull for assignment.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS Claimed RHP Richie Gardner off waivers from Cincinnati and assigned him to Nashville (PCL).

NEW YORK METS Purchased the contracts of C Raul Casanova and OF Brady Clark from New Orleans (PCL). Placed C Ramon Castro on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21. Designated RHP Brian Stokes for assignment. Named Fernando Aquino director of market development.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS Placed OF Elijah Dukes on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Chris Schroder from Columbus (IL).

FOOTBALL

National Football League

HOUSTON TEXANS Re-signed S C.C. Brown and T Brandon Frye.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Assigned G Marc Denis to Norfolk (AHL).

TENNIS

Sony Ericsson Open

Key Biscayne, Fla.

Singles

Men

Third Round

Nikolay Davydenko (4) d. Simone Bolelli 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-1.

Julien Benneteau d. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (12) 6-3, 6-3.

Roger Federer (1) d. Robin Soderling 6-4, 3-0, retired.

Jose Acasuso d. Dudi Sela 6-4, 6-4.

Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia, d. Thomas Johansson 6-4, 6-4.

Mikhail Youzhny (11) d. Nicolas Almagro (24) 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-6 (6).

Andy Roddick (6) d. Ivo Minar 7-6 (4), 6-4.

Women

Fourth Round

Venus Williams (6) d. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark 6-3, 6-3.

Justine Henin (1) d. Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-2.

Svetlana Kuznetsova (3) d. Shahar Peer (16) 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Dinara Safina (13) d. Lindsay Davenport (32) 6-3, 6-4.

Jelena Jankovic (4), Serbia, d. Zheng Jie 6-4, 7-5.

Elena Dementieva (10) d. Sabine Lisicki 6-3, 6-2.

Serena Williams (8) d. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, 6-3, 6-3.

BOWLING

HONOR ROLL

300 game

Rico Trevino, Lido 234-300-190-724

Kelly Wahl, Eastern 201-300-212-713

SPORTLIGHT

April 1

1920 The Ottawa Senators defeat the Seattle Metropolitans 6-1 to capture the NHL Stanley Cup by winning three of five games.

1938 Joe Louis knocks out Harry Thomas in the fifth round in Chicago to retain his world heavyweight title.

1972 The first collective player s strike in major league history begins at 12:01 a.m. The strike lasts 12 days and cancels 86 games.

1985 Villanova shocks Georgetown with a 66-64 victory to win the NCAA basketball title. The Wildcats, led by Dwayne McClain s 17 points, shot 79 percent from the field, making 22 of 28 shots, and added 22 of 27 free throws.

1991 Duke ends years of frustration with a 72-65 victory over Kansas for its first national title in five championship-game appearances and nine trips to the Final Four.

1992 A week before the Stanley Cup playoffs are set to begin, the NHL players strike for the first time in the league s 75-year history.

2003 Ed Belfour becomes the seventh NHL goalie to win 400 regular-season games as Toronto beats New Jersey 3-2.

2006 Milwaukee sets an NBA record with two turnovers in a 96-89 victory over Indiana.



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