Kennedy Meeks capped off his career night with an offensive rebound that helped North Carolina hold off Oregon 77-76 and get back into the NCAA championship game where its title hopes got dashed at the buzzer last season.
Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points, Gonzaga's big men combined for 27 and the Bulldogs used some last-second strategy for a 77-73 victory over South Carolina on Saturday in a matchup of first-time teams at the Final Four.
Thanks to a boost from the bench and some mental fortitude, the Kings overcame a 16-point deficit in the first quarter to defeat the Minnesota Timbewolves 123-117. The win ended a two-game losing streak.
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The major offseason addition Mark Melancon is expected to cure closer woes, but other questions persist in the outfield and rotation. Can outfielders Hunter Pence and Denard Span rebound? And can Matt Cain be Matt Cain and lock down the fifth starter role?
On May 1, Jarrett Parker hit three homers in a game in Salt Lake City, driving in six runs. That began a 10-game stretch for Parker in which he went 14-for-39 with 10 home runs and 18 RBIs. In the final game, on the road in Memphis, he had three hits and went deep twice.
The 49ers have added another player well-versed in Kyle Shanahan's system – running back Tim Hightower, who played in Shanahan's Washington offense in 2011 and who agreed to terms on a contract with the 49ers on Saturday.
Khris Middleton returned just before the All-Star break from a preseason hamstring injury. Milwaukee is 17-7 in games that Middleton has played in this season and now fifth in the Eastern Conference.
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Sammy Ochoa says he weighs 205 pounds and chuckled when asked if he’s underreporting as some adults do on their driver’s licenses. Regardless, Ochoa is big for a striker and he’s already been a big addition to the Republic FC offense. On Saturday night, Ochoa scored to give Republic FC a 1-0 halftime lead against Orange County SC at Papa Murphy’s Park.
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