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Kentucky wins SEC regular-season title...Villanova routs Georgetown...US women's hockey team needs a coach

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 4, 2017 at 2:20 p.m.



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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — De'Aaron Fox scored 19 points and No. 9 Kentucky overcame an early 15-point deficit to defeat Texas A&M 71-63 and claim the Southeastern Conference regular-season title outright. Kentucky won its fifth regular-season SEC championship in eight seasons under coach John Calipari. Admon Gilder led the Aggies with 22 points and Robert Williams added 20.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Hart scored 21 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers with 7 minutes left that put the game out of reach, as No. 2 Villanova pulled away to beat Georgetown 81-55. Hart finished 8 of 15 from the field with six rebounds, four assists and three steals to lead the Wildcats to their fifth consecutive victory against the Hoyas, tying the longest streak in the history of the rivalry.

UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers, owners of the best record in the Eastern Conference at 42-18, visit Miami tonight to take on the Heat. The 47-13 San Antonio Spurs look to expand their lead in the NBA's Southwest Division when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves. Detroit is at Philadelphia, Toronto visits Milwaukee, Chicago hosts the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland entertains Brooklyn.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ragan Smith overcame a miscue on balance beam to finish with a flourish and pull away from the field at the 2017 American Cup. The 16-year-old from Lewisville, Texas, posted an all-around total of 56.099 in the first major international meet for the Americans since the 2016 Olympics. Smith was an alternate on the women's team in Rio that captured the gold medal. She put up the top scores on both vault and floor exercise to finish well ahead of Asuka Teramoto of Japan and Melanie De Jesus dos Santos of France.

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. women's hockey team is without a coach less than a month before the world championships and less than a year away from the 2018 Olympics. Star forward Hilary Knight tells The Associated Press that Ken Klee is "not our coach right now." The two-time Olympic silver medalist says the decision was made by the national governing body and declined to elaborate on the reasons the team was given. Klee played for seven NHL teams during a 14-year career. He was named the coach of the women's national team last year and led it to a gold medal in the world championships.

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