• Michael Reaves/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) – John Thompson III’s days at Georgetown University are over.The school announced Thursday that it fired Thompson as head coach of its men’s basketball team."It is with profound regret and deep appreciation that I informed John Thompson III this morning that the university will no longer be retaining his services as our head men's basketball coach," university president John J. DeGioia said in a statement."For 13 years, he has been one of the elite coaches in college basketball. His performance as a coach has been exceptional, and he has served our community with remarkable distinction and integrity, sustaining our commitment to the academic performance of our students and providing them with the very best preparation for their lives beyond the Hilltop."Thompson has spent the last 13 seasons at the school, winning 278 games to go along with eight NCAA tournament appearances."I am honored to have been the head coach at Georgetown University for the past 13 years, where I had the privilege of coaching and mentoring outstanding student-athletes," Thompson said in a release provided by his attorney, David Falk. "I am proud of what my players have accomplished on the court and how they are thriving since leaving Georgetown.""... I am grateful to the fans of Georgetown for their tremendous support. Georgetown basketball has been a part of my life since 1972, which makes this moment even more impactful, but I look forward to my next chapter."Thompson is the son of legendary Hoyas head coach John Thompson Jr.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(WASHINGTON) -- The New England Patriots will head to Washington, D.C. next month to pay a visit to the White House in honor of their Super Bowl 51 win.White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced at Thursday's briefing that the team will visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on April 19.The Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime on Feb. 5 to take the title. The win marked New England's fifth championship and the first Super Bowl to be decided in overtime.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The United States made its first appearance at the World Baseball Classic championship game Wednesday night -- and they came out on top.Team USA beat Puerto Rico, who had been undefeated in the tournament, 8-0 to take the title. The win was due in large part to a strong performance from pitcher Marcus Stroman. The Toronto Blue Jays starter pitched a no-hitter until the seventh inning of the final, earning him the honor of being named the game's most valuable player.Team USA manager Jim Leyland reflected on the win after the game, saying it went beyond baseball."I had the honor of managing for our country, our coaches had the honor of coaching for our country, the players had the honor of playing for our country, but this is really about the men and women who serve our country, that's who this is for," he said.
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  • ABC News(NEW YORK) — March Madness got a little sweeter over the weekend for the University of South Carolina. The team upset Duke Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1973.The third round of the 2017 NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins Thursday night. South Carolina Coach Frank Martin, whose team plays Baylor Friday, stopped by ABC’s Good Morning America to chat about the Gamecock’s victory over Duke.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUEN.-Y. Yankees 7, Philadelphia 3Kansas City 6, San Diego 2Colorado 10, Cleveland 2AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 8, Minnesota 4Toronto 5, Detroit 4Oakland 5, Chi. White Sox 3Texas 7, L.-A. Angels 4L.-A. Angels 9, Seattle 8Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 4NATIONAL LEAGUECincinnati 5, Chi. Cubs 2/5 inningsSt. Louis 6, Washington 1Miami 15, N.-Y. Mets 9San Francisco 6, Milwaukee 4 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 109, Orlando 102Boston 109, Indiana 100Chicago 117, Detroit 95Oklahoma City 122, Philadelphia 97Washington 104, Atlanta 100Denver 126, Cleveland 113Milwaukee 116, Sacramento 98Utah 108, New York 101 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEToronto 5, Columbus 2N.-Y. Islanders 3, N.-Y. Rangers 2Anaheim 4, Edmonton 3 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSICU.S. 9, Puerto Rico 0/U.S. wins World Baseball ClassicCopyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • valio84sl/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez and Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka were each suspended one game for their role in a fight between the two teams on Tuesday night, the league announced Wednesday.Both players took swings at each other during Toronto’s 122-120 win over Chicago Tuesday night and had to be separated by coaches and officials. Both players were ejected after an official review.Raptors assistant Jamaal Magliore was fined $15,000 for his role in the scrum.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —Here are the latest scores and winners:
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  • Gabriel Christus/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- ESPN reports the agent for retired running back Marshawn Lynch spoke out amid rumors of his client's potential return, saying Lynch does miss football, but they have not discussed whether or not the Oakland Raiders want him to play for them.His agent Doug Hendrickson says "it was the media who ran with" reports of a potential match between Lynch and his hometown Oakland Raiders.Last week, ESPN reported the Raiders were heavily interested in acquiring Lynch, whether via a trade with the Seattle Seahawks, who own his rights, or by signing him should the Seahawks grant Lynch his release.Lynch retired after the 2015 Super Bowl, which the Seahawks lost to the New England Patriots. He played nine seasons, making five Pro Bowls and leading the league in touchdowns twice.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder according to ESPN. The team announced Tuesday that the operation will be performed on March 30.Newton is expected to miss organized team activities (OTAs) earlier in the summer, but is expected to be ready for training camp in late July.ESPN reports the tear occurred in Week 14 of last season in a game against the Los Angeles, then San Diego, Chargers. An MRI revealed afterwards Newton had suffered a partial tear, but the team did not report it. Newton did not miss a game due to the injury.Newton has missed just three games over his six year career, and this will be his second offseason surgery.The team's head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion talked about the plan for Newton post-surgery on the team's website.Newton can start throwing again 12 weeks after surgery, and then a month later he can join the team according to Vermillion. ESPN reports that will give him enough time to be ready for the start of training camp.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Jerry Krause, the executive credited with forming the Chicago Bulls roster that won six championships through the 1990s, died at 77 according to ESPN.A Chicago native, Krause was named general manager of the Bulls in 1985, going on to draft future all-time greats Michael Jordan and Socttie Pippen. In 1987, he added Bill Cartwright to the mix via a trade with the New York Knicks, forming the core of the team's first three championships.He also hired Phil Jackson to be an assistant with the team. Later, he named Jackson head coach, and he led Bulls on a stretch where they would win six NBA titles.However, all of the success Krause built as general manager disintegrated after their sixth championship in 1998. Jordan retired, Pippen was traded, and Jackson left the team.ESPN reports the Bulls won 808 games, more than any other Eastern Conference team during Krause's 18-year reign as general manager. He was named NBA Executive of the Year twice during that span.Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf talked about Krause in a statement:"The entire Bulls organization is deeply saddened by the passing of Jerry Krause. Jerry was one of the hardest working guys I have ever been around, and he was one of the best talent evaluators ever. Jerry played an integral role in our run of six championships in eight years. He truly was the architect of all our great teams in the '90s. I would not have been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame if it were not for Jerry. We will miss him tremendously, and we send our thoughts and prayers to his wife Thelma and the Krause family."Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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