Texas Tech could give Big 12 seven NCAA Tournament teams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Big 12 has bragged the past few years that it's the toughest conference in college basketball, and its brutal double-round robin format has consistently produced strong RPI ratings.

When March Madness rolls around, the league keeps coming up empty.

  • Written by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

Spanish gold medalist believes she contracted Zika in Rio

SAO PAULO (AP) — Spanish Olympic gold medalist Marina Alabau says she got Zika while training in Brazil in December, suffering painful symptoms in an experience that the wind surfer said won't stop her from competing in the Games in August.

  • Written by MAURICIO SAVARESE, Associated Press PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press

Cavaliers acquire Frye from Magic for Varejao

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers general manager David Griffin dreaded making this phone call.

There's nothing easy about chasing an NBA title.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

Rams release stars Laurinaitis, Long

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams released veterans James Laurinaitis and Chris Long, and also cut tight end Jared Cook on Friday.