Russian walker to lose Olympic gold medal after court ruling

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian race walker stands to lose his gold medal from the 2012 London Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday rejected the selective punishments imposed by Russian authorities in six doping cases.

  • Written by JAMES ELLINGWORTH, Associated Press

A guide to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16

The NCAA Tournament started about as expected, the upsets, buzzer beaters and extraordinary performances coming at nearly every turn.

  • Written by JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer

TIPPING OFF: Coach K not worried about 0-4 record out West

Now that we've caught our collective breath after the upsets and dramatic finishes of the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, it's time to move on to the Sweet 16. The tournament re-starts Thursday with regional semifinals in Louisville and Anaheim. Some nuggets to peruse as you pursue a path to victory in your office pool:

  • Written by ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer

Notre Dame and Syracuse only schools still in both tourneys

When Jim Boeheim leads Syracuse into the Sweet 16 on Friday night against Gonzaga, he'll be in uncharted territory as his 40th season winds down. Boeheim's Orange are playing on the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, and so are the Syracuse women — for the first time in program history.

  • Written by JOHN KEKIS, AP Sports Writer