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NCAA BASKETBALL: Gonzaga remains at No. 1

on March 12, 2013 10:50 AM

UNDATED (AP) — Gonzaga is no one-week wonder at No. 1.

Gonzaga received 54 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Duke, which received the other 11 first-place votes, moved up one spot to second after beating Virginia Tech and North Carolina last week. Indiana dropped one place to third after losing to Ohio State then rallying for the dramatic win at Michigan that gave the Hoosiers the outright Big Ten title.

Louisville jumped from eighth to No. 4 and was followed by Georgetown.

Baylor remained No. 1 in the women’s poll for a 10th consecutive week. The top four stayed the same, with Notre Dame, Connecticut and Stanford following Baylor.

Crean sorry for exchange

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Crean says he apologized to Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer for their heated exchange after Sunday’s game.

The incident happened on the court after the Hoosiers beat the Wolverines 72-71 for the Big Ten title. Indianapolis TV station WRTV showed Crean being restrained as he yelled at Meyer: “You know what you did. You helped wreck the program. You helped wreck our program.”

Crean was hired by Indiana in 2008 and inherited a program burdened by NCAA sanctions for violations under former coach Kelvin Sampson. Meyer served on Sampson’s staff but was cleared of any major violations.

Seavey in the lead at Iditarod

NOME, Alaska (AP) — A former champion has grabbed the lead back in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in a furiously contested match between seasoned veterans.

Sled positioning trackers show 2004 Iditarod winner Mitch Seavey six miles ahead of four-time champion Jeff King late Monday afternoon as they headed to the checkpoint at Elim, 123 miles from the finish line in Nome.

Trackers show King at zero mph — indicating his team is resting — while Seavey is moving at almost 6 mph.

King snatched the lead earlier Monday from Seavey, leaving the Koyuk checkpoint first.

King left Koyuk just six minutes after arriving, then camped out for a while eight miles from the checkpoint. His team began moving again late morning.

U.S. moves on in Algarve Cup

LAGOS, Portugal (AP) — Facing former coach Pia Sundhage for the first time, the United States came from behind to draw 1-1 with Sweden on Monday to advance to the Algarve Cup final for the 10th time in 11 years

The Americans, who extended their unbeaten run to 28 games, will play Germany in Wednesday’s title game, seeking their ninth championship in 18 trips to the tournament.

Lisa Dahlkvist put Sweden ahead in the fourth minute of the match. Dahlkvist’s 40-yard shot came after goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris left her line for a clearance and still was trying to get back to her net.

Alex Morgan equalized in the 56th minute.

Federer wins, but gets hurt

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-1 in a third-round match at the BNP Paribas Open, with the Swiss star tweaking his back near the end of the match. Victoria Azarenka, the defending women’s champion, needed three sets to move on.

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