Friday sports in brief


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Parlay Game) – Zion Williamson Duke, fifth in the standings, defeated North Carolina, third in the standings, 74-73 in the semifinal of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Williamson had 31 points and 11 rebounds and the Blue devils (28-5) survived a fight with his fierce rival in a classic that came down to the final game. In the end, Duke stood firm but needed one last stop. After RJ Barrett missed two free throws with 12.4 seconds left, A C pushed down for Coby White get a challenged long jumper.

The shot shook the edge and went out like Nassir Little crushed the glass for a desperate rush attempt, sending Duke's bench into the party and leaving a disappointed white man squatting halfway through.

Cameron Johnson had 23 points for the Tar Heels (27-6). They shot 40% and led by four in the last three minutes, but they did not hold up.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Parlay Game) – David Nichols scored 14 points and No. 12 Florida State eliminated No. 2 Virginia 69-59 to qualify for the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Championship Game.

Phil Cofer had 11 points and 7 feet 3 center Christ Koumadje added nine points and nine rebounds for the Seminoles, who will play Duke No. 5 on Saturday night.

the Cavaliers The defeat comes on the same floor where they became the first seed of the NCAA tournament to lose a 16 seed in Maryland-Baltimore County last year. It's also on the same floor where Virginia lost a second-round match as No. 2 seed to seventh-seeded Michigan State in 2015.

De'Are Hunter earned 13 points for Virginia (29-3), who had a run of nine straight wins and suffered her first loss to a team other than Duke.

The state of Florida (27-6) had control from the beginning.


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (Parlay Game) – Rory McIlroy was almost as good at the end as Tommy Fleetwood at the start of the second round of the championship The Players.

McIlroy hit a 4-foot iron at a height of 10 feet, made a 20-foot birdie on the 17th island, and then made a bold game with an imposing shot on a tree 20 feet from him to stand out. That added to a under 65, and his best start on the TPC Sawgrass in his 10 appearances.

Fleetwood has played well since the start of the course and has seen it bear fruit with a birdie-eagle-birdie start that has brought it to 67.

They shared the lead at 132, less than 132, three more than anyone else.

And they had nine shots ahead of Tiger Woods, who played solid golf, with the exception of a hole – the wrong hole. Woods put two balls in the water on the infamous 17th par-3, leading to a quadruple bogey that canceled a good start and forced him to settle for a 71.


MIAMI (Parlay Game) – Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks rebounded after a half-time deficit of 20 points to beat the Miami heat 113-98.

Antetokounmpo also had 16 rebounds and 9 assists for the Bucks, who became the first team in NBA history to score at least 20 points in the half and win by more than 11. Khris Middleton marked 21 and Eric Bledsoe was 17 for the best NBA Bucks, which improved to 52-17.

Milwaukee led Miami 71-36 in the second half. He tied the biggest half-time deficit defeated for a win in Bucks history: they were down 72-52 at the break against the New York Knicks on February 18, 1977 and won 124-123. They were 0-100 in all other cases, 0-77 on the road.

LOS ANGELES (Parlay Game) – Doc Rivers has been in the NBA for 33 years as a player and coach. He thought he saw everything.

the Los Angeles Clippers Chicago coach and coach Jim Boylen were both thrown out of the third quarter at Staples Center for being contested. It's something so rare that the NBA and Elias Sports Bureau could not remember or follow the last time it happened.

The Clippers led 91-76 with 1:10 remaining in the period when Boylen thought the Clippers were going Watch Harrell was too aggressive on an offensive foul and started shouting from the other side of the court to Rivers and officials.

Both of them started arguing near their respective benches when the official Jason Phillips evaluated the first technique. Boylen and Rivers continued to argue, which led Phillips to evaluate the second technique and an automatic expulsion.


CLEARWATER, Fla. (Parlay Game) – New Phillies star Bryce Harper was injured in the right foot when he was hit by a shot in the spring, but his coach, Gabe Kapler, said his team was not too worried.

The initial x-rays were negative, said the club. Harper then left the stadium for more detailed x-rays.

Many spectators at Spectrum Field gasped when Harper was hit by a quick 96-mph shot by Toronto rookie Trent Thornton in the sixth inning. The slugging player went down in the mud, grabbed his ankle and stayed on the ground for a few moments.

Harper was controlled by a coach, hobbled to the dugout with help and quickly headed to the clubhouse.

TAMPA, Fla. (Parlay Game) – Luis Severino, the ace of the New York Yankees, is going to miss the entire month of April because of an inflammation of the right shoulder.

Severino was scheduled to start on March 28, but he was exhausted when he first appeared in the spring on March 5. He felt uncomfortable after launching his first slider during a pre-game pre-game memory session.

Severino is ready to start playing wrestling again next week.


OVERLAND PARK, Kuwait (Parlay Game) – The Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this week.

The team said in a statement to The Associated Press that it was aware of a police report filed Thursday by the Overland Park Police Department, which lists Hill's address and identifies a minor as a victim. Hill's fiancée, Crystal Espinal, is identified among the "other people involved".

The couple has a 3 year old son, Zev.

Overland Park police officer, John Lacy, said the case had been referred to prosecutors for review. No charges were brought against Hill, and spokeswoman Johnson County Attorney Kristi Bergeron did not immediately return a phone message asking for comment.

MIAMI (Parlay Game) – Ryan Tannehill has a new team. Now the Miami Dolphins need a new quarterback.

Miami traded Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans as part of a transaction that also involved drafting choices. The Dolphins sent out their sixth round pick this year to the Titans for a fourth round pick in 2020 and a seventh round pick in April.

Tannehill's sports agency tweeted that as part of his deal, he had signed a one-year contract with the Titans. He will replace Blaine Gabbert as Marcus Mariota's replacement. CEO Jon Robinson said Gabbert would be released.


INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (Parlay Game) – It's still Federer against Nadal, but this time it will be in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open.

Roger Federer beat Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-4 and Rafael Nadal got Karen Khachanov's poster 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2) to stage the 39th career rally of his former rival and first in 16 months.

Neither Federer nor Nadal lost a set in four games in the desert. Federer was broken once, while Nadal lost the service three times, twice against Khachanov.

Nadal opposes Federer's pursuit of a sixth record title at Indian Wells.

Canada's Bianca Andreescu defeated Elina Svitolina 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, winning her fourth match to qualify for the grand finale of her young career. Andreescu became the first joker to reach the final of Indian Wells.

Andreescu will meet double major champion Angelique Kerber, who put an end to Belinda Bencic's (23rd head) set of imbalances with a 6-4, 6-2 win.

The men's semi-finals on Saturday match Milos Raonic and Dominic Thiem.

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