The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday (all times Eastern):
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Eight days before the competition begins, a shiny new basketball court has been laid in place for the Final Four.
With the Raiders gazing at Las Vegas and sticking one foot out the door, Oakland is making a last-minute plea to hang on to them.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman isn't second-guessing the team's decision to allow Cam Newton to continue to play last season despite a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder.
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson III was fired as Georgetown's basketball coach Thursday after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship.
BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots.
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line on kick plays; and expansion of coaches' challenges and what can be reviewed by officials.
When Michigan was slumping earlier in the season, the coach started thinking Super Bowl, not Final Four.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but no longer is being charged with a felony for a January confrontation with hotel security guards, police and a nurse.
BOSTON (AP) — Now that authorities believe they have recovered the jersey stolen from Tom Brady's locker following the Patriots' Super Bowl win last month, the next step will be determining whether it is in fact the MVP quarterback's missing grass-stained garment.
NEW YORK (AP) — For all those NFL fans longing for more action, fewer interruptions and a better flow to games, Commissioner Roger Goodell is with you.
Meals on Wheels has confirmed a $50,000 donation from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats and boasting to colleagues that he was there as a fan.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's offseason "sabbatical" is going to be a little longer than expected.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mitch Trubisky tried to ignore the cameras following his every move during North Carolina's pro day, down to the guy holding a pole to extend a microphone over his head as he simply stood around talking with his receivers on a sideline.