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Iditarod ceremonial start planned for Anchorage, re-start in Willow

Iditarod chief executive Stan Hooley said the race's ceremonial start will once again be held in Anchorage, while the re-start is planned to return to Willow this year.

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No. 17 Arizona knocks off UCLA 81-75

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Arizona freshman guard Allonzo Trier scored 18 points, including 15 in the second half, to help No. 17 Arizona defeat UCLA 81-75 in a Pac-12 game on Friday night in McKale Center.

Top 25 roundup: No. 4 Iowa, No. 11 Oregon fall

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Yogi Ferrell scored 14 points to lead five Hoosiers in double figures as Indiana knocked off No. 4 Iowa 85-78 Thursday night at Assembly Hall.

NCAA: Round of 64 is again 'first round'

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The NCAA clarified how the games of its men's basketball tournament's first weekend are referenced.

Top 25 roundup: Alabama stuns No. 15 Texas A&M

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Alabama used 16 points from Retin Obasohan to upset No. 15 Texas A&M 63-62 on Wednesday before 11,086 at Coleman Coliseum.

College football notebook: SEC challenges Michigan's spring break trip

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Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh opened a can of recruiting worms and the SEC is hoping to hammer the lid back on that can.

UNC coach Williams collapses during game

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Ninth-ranked North Carolina lost Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams to a second-half battle with vertigo, but rallied to avoid a brutal upset with a 68-65 victory over Boston College on Tuesday.

Villanova No. 1 in AP poll for first time

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The Villanova Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the first time in program history.

Top 25 roundup: Kansas State stuns No. 1 Oklahoma

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Forward Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points and forward Dean Wade added 17 as Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday at Manhattan, Kan.

Haden to retire as USC AD June 30

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USC athletic director Pat Haden will retire on June 30, the school announced Friday. University President Max Nikias said Haden will start a one-year job guiding the renovation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Cyclones suspend McKay indefinitely

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Forward Jameel McKay was suspended indefinitely by 13th-ranked Iowa State, the school announced Friday.

Louisville self-imposes 1-year postseason ban

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The University of Louisville has announced a self-imposed postseason ban for its men's basketball team amid continuing investigations into a sex scandal.

Late recruiting haul pushes FSU, Alabama to head of class

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Alabama and Florida State finished national signing day with a flourish and landed two of the top classes in the nation on Wednesday.

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