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The NCAA logo is on the court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, for the NCAA college basketball second and third round game. Second round games start on Thursday.

AP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

Texas has fired coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons, people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

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Hot Rod Hundley, former NBA player and Jazz announcer, dies

The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area Friday night.

The Notre Dame mascot performs during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2015.

NCAA on KPUG: Notre Dame looking for luck of the Irish vs. Kentucky; Arizona & Wisconsin rematch

NCAA Tournament on KPUG: Arizona vs. Wisconsin at 3pm, Notre Dame vs. Kentucky at 5:50pm.

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino gestrues to his team during the second half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game against UC Irvine in the Round of 64 in Seattle, Friday, March 20, 2015. Louisville beat UC Irvine 57-55.

Louisville and Michigan State on to Elite 8

Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points/Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few watches during a practice session for a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Houston. Gonzaga plays UCLA on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Gonzaga and Duke headed to Elite Eight

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds/Justise Winslow 21 points and 10 rebound

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Vikings, Titans and Panthers sign players

The Minnesota Vikings and veteran cornerback Terence Newman, free agent wide receiver Jarrett Boykin has signed with Carolina, and the Titans have signed cornerback Brandon Harris.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of the biggest plays and best photos in sports this week.

Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, watches during the Hernandez's murder trial, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013.

Aaron Hernandez fiancee discusses money, gun at murder trial

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial.

Tennessee head coach Donnie Tyndall responds to a officials call in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee won in overtime 76-73.

Coaching openings at Tennessee and St. John’s

Donnie Tyndall is out after just one season at Tennessee and Steve Lavin is no longer the coach at St. John's.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A look at some of this weekend's biggest sporting events.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant answers questions at a news conference in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Durant said he’s been antsy since finding out he will miss the early part of the season with a Jones fracture in his right foot. The reigning NBA MVP spoke to the media Tuesday morning for the first time since the injury.

Durant to have another surgery, will miss rest of season

The team expects Durant to return to basketball activities within the next four to six months

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Nick Boynton warms up before facing the Colorado Avalanche in an NHL hockey game in Denver on Monday, Feb. 4, 2008.

Coyotes broadcaster charged with assault in casino fight

Nick Boynton, an Arizona Coyotes broadcaster and former NHL defensemen, faces charges after biting an officer at a Buffalo casino.

Tennessee head coach Donnie Tyndall responds to a officials call in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee won in overtime 76-73.

Tennessee fires basketball coach Donnie Tyndall

Tennessee fires coach Donnie Tyndall after one season, amid an NCAA investigation.

Kentucky's Marcus Lee, right, blocks a shot by West Virginia's Jonathan Holton during the first half of a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional semifinals, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Cleveland.

Kentucky rolls Mountaineers in the Midwest Regional

Top-seed Kentucky advances after defeating West Virginia 78-39 rout of West Virginia in the Midwest Regional.

Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, left, passes the ball as head coach Sean Miller watches during practice, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Los Angeles, for a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament. Arizona is scheduled to play Xavier on Thursday.

Top-seeded Wisconsin & Arizona hang on to advance to Elite 8

Top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky's Dakari Johnson answers questions during a news conference before practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Cleveland, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Kentucky plays West Virginia in a regional semifinal on Thursday.

Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia & Notre Dame beats up Wichita State to move on to Elite 8

Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and the third-seeded Irish dominated Wichita State 81-70 in the Midwest regional semifinals on Thursday night to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in 36 years.

NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

NCAA concerned with Indiana religious objections bill

NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

Shayanna Jenkins, fiancee of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, watches during the Hernandez's murder trial, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is charged with killing semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, 27, in June 2013.

Fiancee of Aaron Hernandez to be called to testify Friday

The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.

Dayton coach Archie Miller calls out to his team as Devin Oliver (5) listens during the first half of a third-round game against Syracuse in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, March 22. Miller's brother, Sean, coaches the Arizona Wildcats.

Dayton gives coach Archie Miller another contract extension

Coach Archie Miller got three more years added to his contract Thursday after leading Dayton to a second straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

File Photo: Coach Dean Smith at the 21st annual sports legends dinner in aid of the Buoniconti fund to cure paralysis, Waldorf Grand Astoria Ballroom. 2006. 
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Dean Smith’s trust sends $200 checks to his UNC lettermen

Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players — even after his death.

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AP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

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The NCAA logo is on the court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, for the NCAA college basketball second and third round game. Second round games start on Thursday.

Texas has fired coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons, people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

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WWU bounces back with victories over UC San Diego and San Francisco State

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The Vikings bounced back with a pair of 5-4 wins over UC San Diego and San Francisco State in second-day action Saturday at the Cal State Stanislaus Tournament of Champions.

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Donigian runs nation’s fastest NCAA II 100 at Texas Relays

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Western Washington University men's sprinter Alex Donigian ran the fastest 100 meters nationally in NCAA Division II this season with a 10.27 clocking in at the Texas Relays

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Gonzaga’s 1st regional final in 16 years vs top-seeded Duke

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This is the 17th consecutive NCAA trip for the No. 2 seed Bulldogs (35-2), but their first regional final since 1999. Their only previous games against Duke are two regular-season losses.