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  • Bruins' Steve Alford can count on a coaching forebear: his dad, Sam

     Bruins' Steve Alford can count on a coaching forebear: his dad, Sam
    The phone rings at 2 a.m. in a lakefront home in a wooded hamlet in southern Indiana. The old coach smiles. He's been waiting for the call. He picks it up and hears a voice that's been in his ear for 50 years, going from the squeal of a child to the...
  • Staples Center undercover: NCAA tournament sponsors fill in the blanks

    Staples Center undercover: NCAA tournament sponsors fill in the blanks
    The cleansing process began several days in advance, right after a pro wrestling show cleared out of Staples Center. The arena needed a thorough scrubbing, and not just with brooms and mops. Armed with yards of black cloth, workers covered every...
  • Freshman Brianna Turner even better than advertised for Notre Dame

    Freshman Brianna Turner even better than advertised for Notre Dame
    There was a brief passage late in Notre Dame's second-round NCAA tournament win over DePaul on Sunday that encapsulated the striking talents of Irish freshman Brianna Turner. It makes no difference that the outcome no longer was in doubt when it...
  • Arizona finishes strong to beat Xavier, set up rematch with Wisconsin

    Arizona finishes strong to beat Xavier, set up rematch with Wisconsin
    Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan, on Wednesday, ran into Arizona Coach Sean Miller in the catacombs of Staples Center. "Wait a minute," Ryan said, "weren't we just doing this a year ago?" Yes, it was just a different arena off a different freeway offramp....
  • Wisconsin shows commitment to winning, again, beats UNC, 79-72

    Wisconsin shows commitment to winning, again, beats UNC, 79-72
    How annoying it is to play Wisconsin could be seen by the way guard Zak Showalter went about his business Thursday. The Badgers got a career-best from Sam Dekker. Center Frank Kaminsky continued to be a load. Star Traevon Jackson, back from two months...
  • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks ready for opening day

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks ready for opening day
    Clayton Kershaw made what is expected to be his longest start of the exhibition season Thursday, limiting the Chicago White Sox to one run over six innings in the Dodgers' 9-6 victory at Camelback Ranch. Asked if he was ready for the regular season,...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols is swinging better this spring

    Angels' Albert Pujols is swinging better this spring
    The difference in Albert Pujols is evident to Angels hitting coach Don Baylor, who has watched the slugger rifle line drives all over the field for more than a month now. "He's driving off his back leg, swinging with conviction and hitting balls out...
  • Spring training: Dodgers 9, White Sox 6

    Spring training: Dodgers 9, White Sox 6
    AT THE PLATE: Yasiel Puig homered for the second consecutive day, launching a second-inning offering from former Dodger Brad Penny over the wall in left-center field. The home run was the fifth of the spring for Puig, who is batting .263 and leads the...
  • Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson makes a timely return from injury

     Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson makes a timely return from injury
    It was a long two months. Wisconsin senior point guard Traevon Jackson never doubted. When he suffered a fractured foot on Jan. 11, ending his streak of 84 consecutive starts, he knew he would be back. "I had some ups and down, but I knew I would be...
  • UCLA's Kevon Looney vows to be more physical against Gonzaga

    UCLA's Kevon Looney vows to be more physical against Gonzaga
    One of these days, Kevon Looney reasoned, he was due for a good shot to the face. As a boy, Looney learned to scrap on the court at Stewart Elementary in Milwaukee, near his home. He played against his brother's friends, eight years older, so to win...
  • Ducks rally to beat Boston in overtime, 3-2

    Ducks rally to beat Boston in overtime, 3-2
    If Corey Perry hadn't brought the Ducks even with the Boston Bruins with 38.5 seconds left in the third period and goaltender Frederik Andersen gone in favor of an extra skater, and if Ryan Getzlaf hadn't set a franchise career record by scoring his...