UNDATED (AP) — The Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament is set. West Virginia plays Villanova in the East semifinals, and Purdue and Tech meet in the other game. In the Midwest, Kansas will face Clemson, while Duke will take on Syracuse. In the West Region, Michigan will face Texas A&M in one semifinal, with Gonzaga facing Florida State in the other game. And in the South, Kentucky will face Kansas State, while Nevada will take on Loyola-Chicago.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The party’s over for UMBC. The team that made history for being the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament lost to ninth-seeded Kansas State 50-43. Xavier Sneed had a couple big buckets late to help the Wildcats hold on for the win and move on to the Sweet 16. UMBC will still remember this tournament for a while following its stunning 20-point win over No. 1 overall Virginia in the first round.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The commissioner’s office said Sunday that Polanco tested positive for Stanozolol, becoming the sixth player to be banned this year under the major league drug program. That’s already one more than last season.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have signed Ryan Donato to a two-year, entry-level deal and say the U.S. Olympic star could play for them right away. Donato had 26 goals and 17 assists in 29 games this season at Harvard. He led the United States with five goals and six points at the Olympics as one of its youngest players. The 21-year-old is eligible to be in Boston’s lineup tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets, a big boost to a Stanley Cup contender down the stretch.
ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — An attorney for former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis says his client looks forward to clearing his name in court. WMAR reports that Davis was arrested last month after police in Aberdeen, Maryland found 126 grams of marijuana and $92,000 in cash in Davis’ hotel room. Davis has been indicted on seven counts of drug possession and distribution. Davis played for the Celtics, the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Clippers.