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Notre Dame beats Baylor, advances to 5th straight Final Four

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Notre Dame star Jewell Loyd struggled with her shot for the second straight game. Continue reading

New York state lawmakers reach budget deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state lawmakers agreed a budget plan late on Sunday night that includes much-debated reforms to the education system and ethics standards for lawmakers, state governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said in statement. Continue reading

NBCSN’s Engblom gets stitches after struck in head by puck

PITTSBURGH (AP) — NBC Sports Network analyst Brian Engblom needed stitches after taking a puck to his forehead late in the second period of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. Penguins star Sidney Crosby tipped Brenden Dillon’s outlet pass over the glass with 1:42 left in the period. The puck deflected right at Engblom, who was broadcasting from the ice-level area between the teams’ benches at CONSOL Energy Center Continue reading

Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

By Siavosh Ghazi and Simon Sturdee Lausanne (AFP) – Global powers were due to gather with Iran Monday, seeking to slot into place the last pieces of a complex puzzle to curtail Tehran’s nuclear programme as diplomats said tentative agreement on some parts had been reached. US Secretary of State John Kerry will lead the team of six world powers — who hope an end to more than a decade of nuclear tensions with Iran may be in sight — for their first full plenary session of the latest round of talks Continue reading

Firefighters gain on Montana fire that forced evacuation of ski area

By Laura Zuckerman By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – Firefighters in Montana on Sunday were working to contain a wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds from a ski area as flames driven by high winds threatened to engulf the only road to and from the resort, officials said. The Red Lodge Mountain Ski Area in the Custer Gallatin National Forest in south central Montana resumed operations on Sunday after skiers were told to leave the day before as a safety precaution. No other structures were under evacuation orders as moderating weather conditions were expected to give fire crews the upper hand for the first time in two days, said fire information officer Jeff Gildehaus. Continue reading

Cristie Kerr rallies to end victory drought on LPGA Tour

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Cristie Kerr closed with a 7-under 65 on Sunday and won the Kia Classic for her first LPGA Tour title in nearly two years Continue reading

Two missing men likely found amid NYC gas explosion rubble: fire official

By Sebastien Malo and Laila Kearney By Sebastien Malo and Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two bodies found on Sunday at the site of a gas explosion that destroyed three New York City apartment buildings last week, injuring 22 people, were believed to be those of two unaccounted for men, the city’s top fire official said. The bodies were found about 20 feet apart of one of the buildings reduced to rubble by the blast and fire in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood on Thursday, Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters. Continue reading

Montoya holds off Power to give Penske 1-2 sweep at St. Pete

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Continue reading

Three No. 1 seeds in the Final Four

By JIM O’CONNELL, AP Basketball Writer If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game — Kentucky vs Continue reading

Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Basketball Writer HOUSTON (AP) — A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four after a 66-52 win Sunday in the South Regional over Gonzaga Continue reading