Trail Blazers win 13th straight, beat Clippers 122-109

LOS ANGELES (AP) Maurice Harkless thinks he sees something pleasantly repetitive about the Portland Trail Blazers' 13-game winning streak.

"Every time a team tries to go on a run, we always bounce back," Harkless said.

There was more of that Sunday night, with the Blazers jumping out to double-digits leads and the desperate Los Angeles Clippers trying to put a run together, only for Portland to bounce back and roll to a 122-109 victory.

Martin Truex Jr. grabs 1st win of NASCAR season at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Martin Truex Jr. saw nothing but clean air and green flags down the stretch in his first victory of the new NASCAR Cup season.

Truex didn't get much of a look at Kevin Harvick, whose bid for four straight wins was ruined by an early crash at Fontana. (MORE)

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth? Units big bucks

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament.

By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's buzzer-beating run to the Sweet 16 will be worth double that to the Missouri Valley Conference. Nevada's consecutive comebacks were also worth about $3.4 million for the Mountain West. The MVC and Mountain West will pocket at least as much from NCAA Tournament units as the Pac-12, which had three teams in the field, all bounced after one game each. (MORE)

UMBC's NCAA fairytale ends but memories will last forever

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) UMBC's improbable run through the NCAA Tournament was brief. The statement the Retrievers made and their place in history is forever.

For one weekend in March, the tiny commuter school from Baltimore known for its academics and championship-winning chess team captured the hearts of the college basketball world and beyond. UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to knock off a No. 1 in March Madness, a victory over Virginia that made the Retrievers the ultimate Cinderella. (MORE)

Naomi Osaka on her way up with first pro tennis title

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Naomi Osaka had just won the first title of her career and was waiting to be introduced for her post-match comments.

The 20-year-old from Japan had prepared, knowing what she was going to say and in what order. (MORE)

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