For top-ranked Florida, it’s nothing more than a warm-up for bigger games to come.
Kansas coach Bill Self was chatting this week with someone who brought up the possibility some unfortunate team with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament might have to play its second game against Oklahoma State, which was once considered a Final Four contender.
In boys basketball sectionals
The St. Charles Pirates have already knocked off one state-ranked team in the postseason. If they can do it again, they’ll find themselves in the state quarterfinals.
The Helias Lady Crusaders used a pair of big third quarters last week to claim the district tournament championship.
Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson have made up one of the best guard duos in college basketball this season. They’re also the highest-scoring tandem for any team in a major conference.
Games played March 11, 2014
NHL ROUNDUP: Jamie Benn scored 3:42 into overtime on Tuesday, giving the Dallas Stars a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues one night after teammate Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench.
Missouri Tiger football is back.
Jamie Benn scored 3:42 into overtime, giving the Dallas Stars a 3-2 victory Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues, one night after teammate Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench.
Moving swiftly to address driver safety concerns, NASCAR on Tuesday banned cool-down laps and will start allowing teams to hook up cooling units to their engines on pit road — the first major changes to the popular new knockout qualifying format unveiled this season.
The Missouri softball team improved to 15-5 on the season after recording a doubleheader sweep of the Evansville Purple Aces on Tuesday.
Sophia Pardalos shot a 173 to lead the Lincoln women’s golf team as the Blue Tigers finished in last place at the two-day Central Oklahoma Kickingbird Classic that wrapped up Tuesday.
Dan Haren pitched four effective innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Tuesday.
Games played March 11, 2014
NBA ROUNDUP: Manu Ginobili scored 22 points and Tony Parker had 20 as the league-leading San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 104-96 on Tuesday night.
Accuse some of the announcers calling next month’s Final Four on national TV of bias toward one team and their bosses at the networks will be flattered.
Senior forward Kyle Kelm had a double-double and Milwaukee’s front line dominated, and the Panthers led the whole way during a 69-63 victory against Wright State on Tuesday night for the Horizon League Tournament title.
The Atlantic 10 Conference lost some big-name programs and keeps right on winning.
In trade with Jaguars
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to acquire quarterback Blaine Gabbert from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a sixth-round draft pick, apparently finding a capable backup for Colin Kaepernick.
The Lincoln softball team managed just seven hits in 12 innings of play while dropping both halves of a doubleheader Monday at Central Oklahoma.
Erin Alewine of Central Missouri has been named the Central Region Field Athlete of the Year.
Kentucky’s group of heralded freshmen are no longer among the nation’s elite. The young Wildcats, who began the year the top-ranked team in the nation amid a buzz of possibly even going unbeaten, have fallen out of the Top 25.