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2 double-digit seeds ... NBA commissioner questions how teams rest starters ... Marathoner Keflezighi soon to retire

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 21, 2017 at 7:47 a.m.

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NEW YORK (AP) — 10th-seeded Oregon and 12th-seeded Quinnipiac are crashing the women's NCAA Sweet 16. The two double-digit seeds join a field of mostly top seeds in the women's regional semifinals that will be played next weekend. It's no shock that No. 1s UConn, Baylor, South Carolina and Notre Dame made it out of the first weekend. It's only the third time in NCAA Tournament history that two double-digit seeds made the regional semifinals.

MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has sent a memo to the league's board of governors, calling the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games "an extremely significant issue for our league" and pressing owners to be more involved in the decision-making process. Silver also told the owners that the matter will be discussed at league meetings next month after nationally televised games on back-to-back Saturday nights were diluted by decisions to rest star players.

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nihk), who refused to stand during the national anthem at the start of NFL games last season to protest police treatment of minorities. At a campaign-style rally last night in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump said he read an article reporting that NFL owners don't want to pick Kaepernick up "because they don't want to get a nasty tweet from Donald Trump." Trump said the people of Kentucky "like it when people actually stand for the American flag."

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three Minnesota football players have been cleared of sexual harassment allegations while another's punishment has been upheld in the final round of appeals at the school. An attorney says defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr., running back Kobe McCrary and quarterback Mark Williams will likely return to spring practice today after they were pulled from the field by the university while the appeals process played out. Defensive back KiAnte Hardin's expulsion after a woman accused him of sexual assault was upheld.

BOSTON (AP) — America's premier marathoner is taking his victory lap. Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee) says he'll hang up his racing shoes for good after running next month's Boston Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon in November. By then, he'll have racked up 26 marathons and he'll be 42 years old.

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