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  • UC Davis pulls away from Cal Poly, 68-54

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Josh Ritchart scored 19 points and UC Davis shot 56.8 percent in its final road game of the regular season to top Cal Poly 68-54 on Saturday night. The…

  • Top 25 Fared

    Saturday 1. Kentucky (29-0) beat No. 18 Arkansas 84-67. Next: at Georgia, Tuesday. 2. Virginia (27-1) beat Virginia Tech 69-57. Next: at Syracuse, Monday. 3. Gonzaga (29-2) lost to BYU 73-70. Next: WCC tournament. 4.…

  • Williams’ 25 points lead Nets to 104-94 win over Mavericks

    DALLAS (AP) — Deron Williams felt right at home while helping the Brooklyn Nets close out a string of 22 days on the road on a winning note. Williams scored 25 points and grabbed six…

  • Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey stopped Cat Zingano with an acrobatic armbar 14 seconds into the first round, dramatically defending her bantamweight title at UFC 184 on Saturday night. Rousey (11-0) earned the most…

  • Saturday’s College Basketball

    EAST Albany (NY) 79, Vermont 73 Binghamton 76, UMBC 69 Boston College 79, NC State 63 Bryant 61, St. Francis (NY) 51 Bucknell 71, American U. 69 Colgate 61, Lehigh 55 Dartmouth 56, Cornell 45…

  • Burke scores 23, Jazz hold on for 82-75 win over Bucks

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Trey Burke had 23 points and six assists to help the Utah Jazz hold off the Milwaukee Bucks 82-75 on Saturday night. Derrick Favors added 16 points, 12 rebounds, three…

  • No. 24 Aztecs fall apart in 56-46 loss to Boise State

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — It had been quite some time since the San Diego State Aztecs lost on their home court. On Saturday night, they did more than that. They fell apart. Derrick Marks scored…

  • Sacramento State tops Portland State, 73-60

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mikh McKinney pumped in 21 points and Sacramento State took over first place in the Big Sky Conference with a 73-60 win over Portland State Saturday night. With two road games…

  • David Ferrer, Timea Bacsinszky win Mexico Open titles

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Second-seeded David Ferrer of Spain won his fourth Mexico Open title Saturday night, beating top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 7-5 in the hard-court event. The 32-year-old Ferrer has 23 ATP…

  • Texas A&M cruises to 80-55 win over Auburn

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — As it turns out, Texas A&M can turn to someone besides Danuel House when the Aggies’ leading scorer has a rare off night. Or, in this case, an off first…

  • York leads No. 7 Arizona past No. 13 Utah, 63-57

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gabe York scored five of his 12 points in the final 2 minutes as No. 7 Arizona scored the last eight points to rally past No. 13 Utah 63-57 on…

  • Abierto Mexicano Telcel Results

    Saturday At The Fairmont Acapulco Princess Acapulco, Mexico Purse: Men, $1.55 million (WT500); Women, $250,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Championship David Ferrer (2), Spain, def. Kei Nishikori (1), Japan, 6-3, 7-5. Women Championship Timea…

  • Top 25 Capsules

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 on Saturday to win the Southeastern Conference regular-season title. The long-awaited marquee matchup…

  • San Francisco beats Pacific 65-55

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kruize Pinkins scored 18 points and San Francisco made a second half surge to take control and beat Pacific 65-55 on Saturday. Pinkins was 7 of 10 from the floor as…

  • Del Zotto’s SH goal lifts Flyers over Rangers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Desperate for a postseason berth, the Philadelphia Flyers are treating every game as though they are already in the playoffs. Michael Del Zotto’s short-handed goal 1:19 into the third period lifted the…