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March 14, 2018 - 3:35 am

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TOP STORIES

BKC--NCAA-ST BONAVENTURE-UCLA

DAYTON, Ohio — Courtney Stockard returned from a hamstring injury and scored 26 points, rallying St. Bonaventure to a 65-58 victory over UCLA and its first NCAA Tournament victory in 48 years. By Joe Kay. SENT: 700 words, photos.

— Also:

— DAYTON, Ohio — BKC--NCAA-LIU Brooklyn-Radford. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 600 words, photos.

BKN--WESTBROOK'S 100TH

ATLANTA — Russell Westbrook darted into the lane time and time again, hitting the shot, drawing a foul or finding an open teammate. At the other end of the court, he lingered under the boards, pulling down one rebound after another — usually against players taller than him. In other words, just another night for Mr. Triple-Double, who joined a very exclusive club by putting up double-figures in scoring, assists and rebounds for the 100th time in his career. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 700 words, photos.

FBN--FREE AGENCY RDP

Adrian Peterson's short stint in Arizona is over. Jordy Nelson long and productive stay in Green Bay has ended, too. Meanwhile, Drew Brees is staying put in the Big Easy, Case Keenum is headed to the Rocky Mountains, and Kirk Cousins will make his first visit as a free agent to Minnesota. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

NCAA TOURNAMENT

Men

BKC--NCAA-FLORIDA STATE-MANN'S MOM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — When Florida State junior Terance Mann calls home after games, the conversation is slightly different than for most college athletes. That's because his mother is the women's basketball coach at Rhode Island. By Joe Reedy. SENT: 800 words, photos.

BKC--NCAA-BUTLER-MARTIN'S TRANSFORMATION

INDIANAPOLIS — Butler forward Kelan Martin always has been a special scorer. This season, he learned to thrive in a new role — team leader. By Michael Marot. SENT: 700 words.

BKC--NCAA-BUFFALO-CLARK

AMHERST, N.Y. — The sheer poetry of the moment wasn't lost on Wes Clark in knowing what final obstacle stood in way of Buffalo's senior point guard resuming his college basketball career after spending 21 months in limbo. It came down to him passing a final exam in statistics, of all things. By John Wawrow. SENT: 800 words, photo.

— Also:

— BKC--NCAA Tournament Guide. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. SENT: 800 words, photos.

— BKC--NCAA-First-Time Coaches. By Eric Olson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

Women

BKW--NCAA-NOTRE DAME-MABREY

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — When the season became a numbers game for Notre Dame, coach Muffet McGraw decided to turn Marina Mabrey into a point guard. By John Fineran. SENT: 600 words.

NFL

FBN--SAINTS-BREES

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees agrees to a two-year, $50 million extension with the Saints, the AP is told. In the first year, he is guaranteed $27 million. The quarterback turned 39 in January and was due to become a free agent. By Brett Martel. SENT: 450 words, photos.

FBN--BRONCOS-KEENUM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — John Elway is looking to free agency after a season in which his three drafted quarterbacks fell flat. Case Keenum reportedly plans to sign with the Broncos. He guided Minnesota to the NFC title game after replacing injured Sam Bradford. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 700 words, photos.

NBA

BKN--AROUND THE NBA

This is the worst season for the San Antonio Spurs in the last 21 years. They're on pace for only 46 wins, and that's a season fans in other many cities would celebrate wildly. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 800 words, photos.

NHL

HKN--AROUND THE NHL

DETROIT — The Vegas Golden Knights turned their expansion season into a special one by making a lot of good decisions. Like the addition of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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Wednesday's Time Schedule

NCAA Basketball

Men

At Dayton, Ohio

N.C. Central vs. Texas Southern, 6:40 p.m.

Arizona State vs. Syracuse, 9:10 p.m.

NBA

Milwaukee at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Washington at Boston, 8 p.m.

Miami at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Dallas at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 8 p.m.

San Jose at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

New Jersey at Vegas, 10 p.m.

Vancouver at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

PRESEASON BASEBALL

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

N.Y. Mets vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Philadelphia vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

St. Louis vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

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

Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m.

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

San Francisco vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 9:40 p.m.

Colorado vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 10:05 p.m.

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