Referees try to turn heads, earn spot in NCAA Tournament

CINCINNATI (AP) — Since the first jump ball of the season rose from their hands, the 1,000 or so referees who work men's Division I college basketball games have been trying to turn heads and earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

  • Written by JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer

FIFA candidates make late push for African support

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — FIFA presidential candidates made a late push Friday for support in Africa, the confederation with the largest number of votes in this month's election.

  • Written by ANDREW JACKSON ORYADA, Associated Press GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press

Injured Tony Stewart to miss start of final NASCAR season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will miss the start of his final NASCAR season after fracturing his back in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle, Stewart-Haas Racing said Thursday.

  • Written by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer