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James Madison is celebrating its first NCAA tournament win in 30 years. The Duke got 20 points from A.J. Davis in a 68-55 win over LIU-Brooklyn in the First Four. The victory earned the Dukes a meeting with top-seed Indiana in the second round.
Tyrone Garland led La Salle's guard-driven offense with 22 points, and the Explorers shot 63 percent in an 80-71 win over Boise State. The 13th-seeded Explorers play fourth-seeded Kansas State on Friday. Anthony Drmic had 28 points for the Broncos, who shot 49 percent while falling to 0-6 all-time in the NCAA tournament...
SYRACUSE TAKES ON MONTANA TONIGHT AT 9:30 PREGAME ON WHAM...
Syracuse has been under investigation for possible NCAA violations, mostly in its basketball program, for at least a year, according to two media reports.
CBS Sports.com, citing an unidentified source, is reporting the school has received a letter of preliminary inquiry from the NCAA.
The Post-Standard reported NCAA investigators have been conducting interviews with Syracuse employees and former employees. The newspaper said the investigation includes the handling of former player Fab Melo's academic eligibility.
New Mexico basketball coach Steve Alford has agreed to a new 10-year contract that could bring him up to $2 million per season including base salary, bonuses and incentives.
Miami extended its winning streak to 24 games by matching the biggest comeback in the NBA this season in a 99-95 win over Cleveland. LeBron James led the way against his former team with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to help rally the Heat from 27 points down in the third quarter.
Carmelo Anthony returned to the Knicks line-up to score 21 points in a 106-94 win over Orlando. The Knicks leading scorer had been sidelined for three games with a knee injury....J.R. Smith had 22 points for New York
Brook Lopez scored 38 points and Deron Williams had 31 in his first visit to Dallas since spurning his hometown team in free agency, leading the Brooklyn Nets past the Mavericks 113-96 on Wednesday night.
THE SABRES HOST TORONTO TONIGHT... Buffalo is 7-5-3 under Rolston....Toronto beat Tampa Bay 4-2 and end a five-game losing streak
RANGERS HOST FLORIDA
NEW JESEY IS AT CAROLINA
BOSTON VISITS OTTAWA
ISLANDERS HOST MONTREAL...
The Chicago Bears are parting ways with eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher after failing to come to contract terms with him. The heart and face of the franchise is now a free agent, after spending all of his 13 seasons with the Bears.
Quarterback Eli Manning says he'll consider reworking his contract if it would help keep leading receiver Victor Cruz on the New York Giants
NFL owners have passed a player safety rule barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make contact with a defender in the open field...The owners have also voted to eliminate the tuck rule, which was one of the most criticized rules in pro football. Now, if a quarterback loses control of the ball before he has fully protected it after opting not to throw, it is a fumble.
Eduardo Nunez got a hit, drove in a run and made an error while filling in for shortstop Derek Jeter as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Wednesday...Before the game, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he didn't know whether Jeter will be available to play on opening day. Jeter got an anti-inflammatory shot in his surgically repaired left ankle and missed his second straight exhibition.
but the New York Mets rallied to beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Wednesday night.