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March 27, 2017 2:39 AM Elation and agony: UNC dramatically flips script from last year while UK suffers brutal '92 flashback

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Sporting fate has an uncanny way of coming full circle, of balancing scales, of granting good fortune to those it had previously cuffed around. Malik Monk was Marcus Paige: Heroically making shots in the final seconds, including a heavily contested 3-pointer with 7.2 seconds left to tie the game when all hope had appeared lost for Kentucky 18

March 27, 2017 1:34 AM South Carolina, Oregon, Gonzaga and North Carolina make up an eclectic Final Four

South Carolina's Frank Martin embraced his mother in an endless and tearful hug. Gonzaga's Mark Few jumped from a ladder and into to the arms of his Poland-born big man. North Carolina's Roy Williams? He grabbed a Final Four hat and ambled along, just as he did last year, just as he has done eight other times in his career. The national semifinals isn't 16

March 26, 2017 11:07 PM No leggings on flights? Celebs blast United for 'terrible' dress code

For many women, leggings are a staple of their jet-setting uniform. So it came as a surprise to athleisure lovers on Twitter that United Airlines prevented two girls from boarding a flight Sunday from Denver to Minneapolis, just because they were wearing spandex. The incident captured the attention of social media after it was witnessed by the founder 20

March 26, 2017 10:01 PM South Carolina is the most stunning Final Four team in years, but they’re no Cinderella

South Carolina checks all the boxes for an NCAA tournament Cinderella. The Gamecocks, riding three-straight upsets of Duke, Baylor and Florida, capped one of the most unlikely Final Four runs the sport has ever seen, winning the much-heralded East region with a 77-70 win Sunday over their favored conference foes from Gainesville. If that’s not the stuff 18

March 26, 2017 9:16 PM South Carolina Upends Florida to Reach Its First Final Four

South Carolina Coach Frank Martin had vowed to handle things differently the next time he had a chance to go to the Final Four. He blamed himself for Kansas State’s failure to advance out of the round of 8 in 2010, when he was the Wildcats’ coach. He had committed a cardinal sin, by his standards, in the day between the round of 16 and the round of 8: He had lightened 14

March 26, 2017 8:57 PM After Barring Girls for Leggings, United Airlines Defends Decision

Ms. Watts said the girl’s mother told her the two teenagers had just been turned away because the gate agent said their pants were not appropriate travel attire. The woman had a dress in her carry-on bag that the child was able to pull on over her pants, and the family boarded the flight. “The girl pulled a dress on,” Ms. Watts said. “But please keep in mind that the dad had on shorts 19

March 26, 2017 7:59 PM Two months out of office, Barack Obama is having a post-presidency like no other

WASHINGTON - The first cocktail party at Barack Obama's new office last month was certainly more casual than any he had hosted in recent years. The wine bore a random assortment of labels, as if assembled potluck-style. The self-serve appetizers were set out in the narrow hallway. The host, tieless, eschewed formal remarks, as a few dozen of his old administration 14

March 26, 2017 6:26 PM Two girls barred from United flight for wearing leggings

A United Airlines gate agent barred two girls from boarding a flight Sunday morning because the girls were wearing leggings. Another girl who was wearing gray leggings had to change before she was allowed to board the flight from Denver to Minneapolis, a witness said. “She’s forcing them to change or put dresses on over leggings or they can’t board 20

March 26, 2017 5:52 PM Tampa Bay Rays RHP Alex Cobb dealing with back issue

Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb was scratched from his Sunday start due to left lower back tightness. Cobb was scheduled to pitch in a minor league spring training game at Tampa, Fla. "Probably won't know anything until (Monday) when Cobb comes in and see how he feels," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the Rays played the New York Yankees 12

March 26, 2017 5:51 PM Stephen Strasburg named Washington Nationals' Opening Day starter

Washington opens the season on April 3 at Nationals Park against the Miami Marlins. It will be the 28-year-old Strasburg's fourth Opening Day start but his first since 2014. In his previous starts to open the season from 2012-14, he struck out 18 in 20 innings while leading the Nationals to wins in all three games. Strasburg won his first 13 decisions 14