Players from one-bid leagues ready for NCAA spotlight

The NCAA Tournament gives top players from one-bid leagues the opportunity to share the spotlight with the major-conference performers who have garnered more attention all season.

  • Written by STEVE MEGARGEE , AP Sports Writer

A look at what could happen in the women's NCAA Tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been pretty easy to pick UConn to win the title the last few years. While the path may be more difficult this season, the result will be the same. The question is what will happen in the other 57 games in the women's bracket that may not be so obvious.

  • Written by DOUG FEINBERG , AP Basketball Writer

IOC president Bach to meet with Russia doping investigator

GENEVA (AP) — Doping investigator Richard McLaren has been invited for talks with IOC President Thomas Bach amid ongoing tension between Olympic sports bodies and anti-doping officials.

  • Written by GRAHAM DUNBAR , AP Sports Writer

Federer beats Nadal, Djokovic loses at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday in a fourth-round match that saw the longtime rivals meeting much earlier in a tournament than usual.

  • Written by BETH HARRIS , AP Sports Writer