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NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, is No. 1 in the final Associated Press college basketball poll of the season. Gonzaga and Kansas, also No. 1 seeds for the tournament, were second and third. But the poll and the selection committee disagreed on the fourth No. 1. Arizona was fourth in the AP poll, while North Carolina, the fourth No. 1 seed in the tournament, was ranked fifth. Kentucky was sixth, followed by Duke, UCLA, Oregon and Louisville.
NEW YORK (AP) — The season keeps humming along for the unbeaten Connecticut women's college basketball team. The Huskies are the No.1 overall seed in the women's NCAA Tournament. U-Conn's road to a fifth straight national championship will begin at home against 16th seed Albany on Saturday. A rematch from last season's title game with Syracuse looms in the second round.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond will undergo surgery Wednesday. Dr. Donald Sheridan is to operate in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Rockies have not announced a timetable for Desmond's return. Desmond broke the second metacarpal bone when he was hit by a fastball from Cincinnati right-hander Rookie Davis in Sunday's spring training game. The Rockies signed Desmond to a $70 million, five-year contract to add another potent bat.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's Dont'a Hightower visited an AFC East rival — and left without a deal. The New York Jets announced today that they met with the free agent linebacker, one of the most-coveted players available this offseason. Hightower, who has helped the New England Patriots win two Super Bowls in his five NFL seasons, met with the Jets on Sunday and Monday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not disclose details of the visit.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are paying a visit to Calgary. Earning two points against the Flames tonight would vault the Pens over the Washington Capitals for first place in the Metropolitan Division and the overall league lead. Calgary is third in the Pacific Division and looking to further solidify its playoff position. Two other teams vying for the top spot in the formidable Metro are in action tonight, with the New York Rangers hosting Tampa Bay and the Columbus Blue Jackets in Philadelphia.
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