Briles payment ... Stunned UConn ... Final Four
WACO, Texas (AP) — New tax records show that Baylor University paid former football coach Art Briles more than $15 million after firing him in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that rocked his program. The documents obtained by The Dallas Morning News also show that former university President Ken Starr received more than $4.5 million following his resignation in 2016.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale (ah-REE’-kay oh-guhn-BWAH’-lee) hit a jumper from just inside the arc with a second left for a 91-89 overtime victory over previously unbeaten UConn in the women’s semifinals last night. The Fighting Irish will play for their second national title on Sunday against Mississippi State after years of being denied by the Huskies, who faced a stunning exit.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the men’s Final Four, it will be No. 1 seed Kansas vs. No. 1 seed Villanova tonight at the Alamodome in San Antonio. But first, Loyola-Chicago, the stars of this NCAA Tournament, faces Michigan. The Ramblers are the fourth No. 11 seed to reach the national semifinals.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Still chasing championships, LeBron James has caught — and passed — Michael Jordan on one list. James broke Jordan’s NBA record by scoring at least 10 points in his 867th straight regular-season game. James finished with 27 points as the Cavs avoided dropping in the standings with a 107-102 win over the Pelicans.
TORONTO (AP) — The New York Yankees placed Aaron Hicks on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right ribcage in the latest injury to one of their outfielders. Hicks, who will be shut down for three days, says he’s disappointed to be sidelined so early in the season by a similar injury to those he suffered in 2017.