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2015 NCAA Tournament bracket

See who's advancing in the NCAA Tournament field.

 

Hammel sharp as Cubs top Royals

Jason Hammel allowed two hits and struck out three in his longest outing of the spring after he allowed nine hits and walked three in his previous two appearances.

Kentucky's Devin Booker preparing for key role in NCAA tournament

The son of former Missouri guard Melvin Booker has emerged as one of the Wildcats' best shooters.

49ers' Chris Borland retiring at 24, wary of head trauma

After one season in the NFL with a team-leading 108 tackles, Borland says it's not worth the risk.

Arkansas' Portis is 'a great story' in college hoops

Bobby Portis is asked about his NBA future "every day."

It's no surprise, considering he averaged 17.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game this season. And he did so while showing a remarkable improvement in his post moves, all of which he learned and practiced for the first time last summer following a prep career spent on the wing.

Cardinals trump Marlins; Wainwright plans return

Jhonny Peralta had three hits, including his first homer of spring training, and led the St. Louis Cardinals over a Miami Marlins' split squad 7-1 Tuesday.

Peralta, who entered in 1-for-14 slide, homered on a fifth-inning slider from Bryan Morris for a 5-1 lead. He singled in his first two at-bats.

Underdog Hampton survives in First Four of NCAA tourney

The Pirates (17-17) scored the first seven points, led by as many as 12 in the opening half and then, after Manhattan had rallied within a point, pulled away at the finish.

 

South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell earns SEC women's player of the year

 

No. 3 South Carolina (30-2) shared its second straight regular-season title with Tennessee, won the SEC Tournament for the first time, and will host 16th-seeded Savannah State on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

 

Goofy Brantley ready to get serious in leadership role for Missouri football

As a sophomore, Brantley registered 54 total tackles last season, as well as five sacks.

Missouri hunters passionate about proposed regulations

A proposed regulation for the 2016-17 hunting season that would allow the use of crossbows during archery deer and turkey season was debated among 90 hunters and 15 department staff who attended the three-hour open house. This was the seventh of eight open houses around the state this month.

Missouri women's basketball to face Northern Iowa in WNIT

This is the third consecutive season Missouri will play in the Women's National Invitation Tournament.

Missouri, Indiana baseball have impressive sweeps

Missouri will have a closely-watched series this weekend when No. 6 South Carolina — which was won 10 straight — comes to town.

Columbia College softball splits doubleheader to open conference play

The Cougars are 6-7 after taking the second game of a doubleheader against Williams Baptist College.

Can anyone stop Kevin Harvick's role?

Now in a zone not seen in NASCAR in several years, Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers head to California amid a looming question: Can anyone stop the No. 4 team?

Tim Tebow works out with Eagles

The Eagles' offseason gets more intriguing.

Vegas eyes a clear path to title for Kentucky

Oddsmakers have the Wildcats beating all of their opponents by at least 5.5 points in the NCAA Tournament. For as dominant as Kentucky has been, the people who set the odds on the tournament don't see this team as the best ever.

Pete Rose submits application for reinstatement to Manfred

Baseball's all-time hits leader is ineligible for the hall of fame unless he's reinstated.

Breaking down every early matchup in the NCAA Tournament

Sixty-eight teams will begin the NCAA Tournament this week, all hoping to be the last one standing on April 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. But you can't win it all without winning one, so here is quick look at the matchups set on Selection Sunday:

Ventura hit hard in Royals' 6-5 win over Indians

Ventura gave up hits to the first four batters, with Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana contributing RBI singles in a three-run first. The right-hander allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk in three innings. He struck out five. Ventura has a 10.29 ERA in three starts.

Lackey outduels Price in first spring training start for Cardinals

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny let the 36-year-old Lackey set his own pace during camp and it has paid off. The right-hander struck out four and needed only 37 pitches.

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