Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA tournament.
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, in a first-person essay that appears under his name as "editor at large" on Playerstribune.com,reiterated in strong terms that he has never "knowingly used steroids" and said "hell, yes," he belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart said Thursday that he was "caught off guard" by the firestorm surrounding his alleged sports gambling activities and is cooperating fully with a Major League Baseball investigation.
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard made his return to the starting lineup for the first time since Jan. 23 when he played 17 minutes of the Rockets 95-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night.
Documents filed by the NCAA revealing private communications among committee members related to its investigation of USC's football program "are cause for concern about the NCAA's own institutional control," Trojans athletic director Pat Haden said.