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Duke star remains sidelined...Another milestone for Shiffrin...Mixed ruling in NCAA case

March 9, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke’s Zion Williamson won’t play tonight when the fourth-ranked Blue Devils visit third-ranked North Carolina. Duke says the star freshman is still recovering from a sprained right knee. Williamson was hurt in the opening minute of last month’s home loss to the Tar Heels when his shoe fell apart.

UNDATED (AP) — No. 5 Tennessee is first top-10 team in action today, taking on Auburn on the road. Other top-25 matchups this afternoon are No. 2 Virginia vs. Louisville, No. 6 Kentucky vs. Florida and No. 8 Texas Tech at Iowa State. Among tonight’s games, No. 7 Michigan is at No. 9 Michigan State.

SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin has won the last World Cup slalom before next week’s finals for a record 15th World Cup victory of the season. No other skier, male or female, has won more than 14 races in a single campaign in the 53-year history of the World Cup. The American could improve on that record if she competes in Thursday’s super-G and next weekend’s slalom and giant slalom at the World Cup Finals in Andorra.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton and TCU have placed assistant basketball coaches on administrative leave after they allegedly took $6,000 bribes from an aspiring sports agent to send clients his way. Creighton’s Preston Murphy and TCU’s Corey Baker are on leave pending internal reviews by their schools. Neither is expected to be charged.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A judge has ruled against the NCAA in a federal antitrust lawsuit, saying football and basketball players should be permitted to receive more compensation from schools, but only if the benefits are tied to education. The plaintiffs were hoping for more from last night’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in Oakland, California. They had asked the judge to lift all NCAA caps on compensation and to allow schools to provide benefits beyond a scholarship to college athletes.