ARE, Sweden (AP) - Overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin closed in on a record-equaling eighth slalom victory of the season on Saturday by building a commanding lead in the first run at the World Cup finals. The American led Bernadette Schild of Austria by 0.49 seconds and Petra Vlhova of Slovakia by 0.55, while Olympic slalom champion Frida Hansdotter of Sweden had 0.84 to make up in the second run.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The doors to the Virginia's locker room opened, the last protection for a group of players sitting in a state of shocked quiet after the most improbable of losses. Some fought back tears. Some hung their heads or stared blankly down at their cellphones. Others could only shake their head.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - So how do you top winning your conference tournament on a buzzer-beater 3-pointer? Well, knocking off the No. 1 team in the country by 20 points in the first round of the NCAA Tournament should do it.
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County proved that anything can happen in the NCAA Tournament. After pulling off the upset of all NCAA upsets, the 16th-seeded Retrievers get a day to rest and recharge following their history-making win over No. 1 seed Virginia. No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago and No. 13 seed Buffalo return to the floor when the second round opens on Saturday, hoping to keep the underdog mojo going. Though maybe don't call them "Cinderella teams."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Could the crackdown on tax loopholes clamp down on corporate schmoozing? The new tax law ends a benefit prized by business for impressing customers or courting new ones. And the impact could be felt in the pricey boxes at sports stadiums, or even at Double-A baseball games in small towns with loyal company backers. In Washington, lobbyists who helped craft the Republican tax legislation could now be pinched by it.
Mike Bradbury and his University of New Mexico Lobo women's basketball team is headed to the WNIT. The Lobos will start at home, hosting St. Mary's in the first round Thursday. A time has not been finalized. The game will be at Johnson Center.