FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The modest Midwestern lifestyle of Steve Stricker has given way to moments of celebrity over the last month.
Stricker spoke Wednesday about watching the final round...
Red Sox manager Cora undecided on White House visit
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora is still undecided if he'll visit the White House next week when the team celebrates its World Series title there.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Virginia Cavaliers, winners of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, won't be going to the White House to celebrate with President Donald Trump.
Virginia fans turn out to celebrate NCAA hoops title
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thousands of fans turned out Saturday to celebrate Virginia's first national championship in basketball.
The crowd, estimated at 21,000 on the school's Twitter...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city once marred by deadly violence and tiki torch-carrying white supremacists chanting Nazi slogans savored a moment of bliss Tuesday as it welcomed home...
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's national champion men's basketball team returned to campus Tuesday and was greeted with a hero's welcome.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dick Bennett has a difficult time watching his son, Tony, coach Virginia. He rarely attends games.
"I'm not a model of decorum or poise," said Dick Bennett, the former...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia has been a titan of defense, its pack-line squeezing the life out of teams, racking up wins.
Offense has always been another, unfinished part of the story. It...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination — and vision.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hard to call Virginia basketball boring after the last two games. And the Cavaliers have pretty much put the choker label to rest, too.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia looked done.
Everything changed with one slight bump, one whistle and three clutch free throws — along with a pretty big no-call moments earlier.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia lost its poise in a monumental first-round loss a year ago and appeared to be in trouble again Saturday night.
A 10-point lead against Auburn, gone in a flash of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett had few words to say, but many more to sing.
Bennett was among the honorees Thursday night at "A Great Night in Harlem," the annual fundraiser for the Jazz...
Coaches gearing up for demands of the Final Four
Dick Bennett's fingerprints will be all over this year's NCAA Tournament.
The former longtime coach has ties to three of the four coaches in Minneapolis this week, one by...
Tom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot in the Final Four.
The trip is always emotional, but Izzo has done it before. This...
Virginia, Texas Tech give Final Four certain new look
Texas Tech shut down the nation's most efficient offense to reach its first Final Four in 93 years as a program.
Virginia erased the bitter taste of last year's historic NCAA Tournament flop...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Top-seeded Virginia features a stingy defense that just held Oregon to 49 points.
High scoring has carried No. 3 seed Purdue, which scored 99 points to beat Tennessee...
Virginia finally gets easy NCAA win 63-51 over Oklahoma
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett made a last-minute change in his starting lineup and the top-seeded Cavaliers finally breezed through an NCAA Tournament game to make their first...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Last year Virginia became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed. But the Cavaliers' recent history, even when they make it past the first round of the NCAA...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This time, Virginia was not one-and-done against a 16 seed.
It looked possible, at least through the first half, as the Cavaliers were tested in the opening round of...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When fans settle in to watch the NCAA Tournament games at the Shark Tank this weekend they should have plenty of extra time to check their phones after baskets to see...
After long year, Virginia gets chance at NCAA redemption
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Virginia has watched the motivational pick-me-up videos. The players have relived the loss when they are too tired to do one more drill at practice. And the Cavaliers have...
Nothing will ever erase Virginia's history as the first men's No. 1 seed to lose its NCAA Tournament opener.
At least now the Cavaliers' wait for the chance to make up for that unprecedented...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jack Salt has been content as the guy setting screens for second-ranked Virginia's best offensive players, chasing down rebounds and wrestling for post position.
Duke freshman Zion Williamson is both The Associated press player and newcomer of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and Virginia's Tony Bennett is the coach of the year for the second...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This week's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament is all about the league's heavyweights.
Second-ranked Virginia and third-ranked North Carolina arrive after sharing the...
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman Zion Williamson has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference's player and rookie of the year, and Virginia coach Tony Bennett was picked as coach of the...
Guy’s 17 lead No. 2 Virginia past Pittsburgh 73-49
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — With sore knees and another game Monday night, Kyle Guy was fine playing just 25 minutes.
He did more than enough with that action, hitting five 3-pointers and...
Guy’s 23 lift No. 3 Virginia past No. 20 Hokies, 64-58
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 23 points and it was his big first half that gave No. 3 Virginia a chance to get things right in the second half.
Thanks to Guy's 17 first-half points and some uncharacteristically poor shooting by No. 20 Virginia Tech, the Cavaliers overcame a sloppy start and outlasted the Hokies 64-58 on Monday night, sweeping the season series from their state rivals.
Guy, No. 4 Virginia rally past No. 8 North Carolina 69-61
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Virginia's halftime lead was gone. North Carolina was pushing further ahead. And the Cavaliers were committing so many turnovers that coach Tony Bennett's frustration bubbled over in the huddle.
Yet Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome and the rest of the fourth-ranked Cavaliers handled everything — dwindling clock, angry coach, powerful opponent and hostile crowd — with veteran poise.
No. 3 Virginia clamps down again, beats Miami 56-46
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia was sloppy at times for the second game in a row. The way they play defense, the No. 3 Cavaliers have some room for error.
No. 3 Virginia survives, beats No. 23 NC State 66-65 in OT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mistakes kept piling up for third-ranked Virginia, which was careless with the ball, struggled on the offensive glass and squandered a double-figure lead in the second half.
Fortunately for coach Tony Bennett, the Cavaliers still managed to squeeze out a road win against a ranked opponent. Kyle Guy hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with two minutes left in overtime and Virginia held on to the horn to beat No. 23 North Carolina State 66-65 on Tuesday night.
Hunter’s 19 points lead No. 3 Cavs in 82-55 rout of Irish
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 3 Virginia made itself right at home at Notre Dame's sold-out Purcell Pavilion, wearing home whites and running out to a 12-0 start.
De'Andre Hunter scored 19 points to lead five Cavaliers in double figures during their 82-55 rout of the Irish on Saturday. Despite four hours of weather delays before they arrived, the Cavaliers looked more in synch than the Irish.
Hunter, Jerome lead No. 4 Virginia in rout of Hokies, 81-59
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ty Jerome got No. 4 Virginia off to just the start it needed by making a few deep 3-pointers. That opened things up for De'Andre Hunter and quickly shut things off for No. 9 Virginia Tech.
Hunter scored 21 points, Kyle Guy scored 15 and Jerome had 14 points and a career-high 12 assists as the Cavaliers started fast and routed the Hokies 81-59 on Tuesday night.
TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 4 Virginia faces 2 top-10 ACC foes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Virginia's veterans have plenty of big-game experience. The fourth-ranked Cavaliers will need all of it to get through a week that includes two matchups against top-10 Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.
The Cavaliers have a home game Tuesday against ninth-ranked Virginia Tech followed by a trip to top-ranked Duke on Saturday, a two-game set that will headline the week's schedule for AP Top 25 teams.
Aretha Franklin honored with star-studded tribute concert
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin's songs were so impactful that some of music's bests from Alicia Keys to Celine Dion took the stage Sunday to relive the Queen of Soul's biggest hits in a taped tribute concert.
No. 4 Virginia remains unbeaten with easy 83-56 win over BC
BOSTON (AP) — Virginia Cavaliers' coach Tony Bennett is usually known for his relaxed demeanor on the sideline.
His team looked exactly like that on the court Wednesday night in its first Atlantic Coast Conference road game.
Mamadi Diakite matched his career-high with 18 points, De'Andre Hunter also scored 18 and the fourth-ranked Cavaliers remained unbeaten with an 83-56 victory over Boston College.
No. 1 Duke, No. 4 Virginia set to headline ACC season race
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke has earned must-see status with its touted freshmen and No. 1 ranking as the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule starts next week.
Hunter, Guy lead No. 5 Virginia past William & Mary, 72-40
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — As No. 5 Virginia's second-leading scorer, De'Andre Hunter needs to be assertive on the offensive end.
Two straight subpar efforts motivated him to get back on track against William & Mary on Saturday.
Hunter scored 18 points, Kyle Guy had 16 and the Cavaliers pulled away after halftime and beat the Tribe 72-40.
Guy, Jerome lead No. 4 Virginia over VCU, 57-49
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth gave Virginia the test the Cavaliers sought when they put the Rams on their nonconference schedule. Down the stretch, Virginia passed.
The Cavaliers outscored VCU 19-6 over the final 6:30, a span that saw the Rams whistled for six fouls, as the home team pulled away late for a 57-49 victory Sunday.
Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome combined for 29 points, with Jerome scoring 10 of his points in that final stretch.
No. 4 Virginia beats No. 25 Wisconsin to win Atlantis title
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Fourth-ranked Virginia got another test like coach Tony Bennett wanted, and fittingly it came from a team with a style that looked awfully familiar.
Perhaps that's why the Cavaliers handled everything that came their way — from fighting through their off-target shooting to tussling with a preseason All-American — well enough to win the Battle 4 Atlantis championship.
Hunter making mark for No. 4 Virginia in Battle 4 Atlantis
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — De'Andre Hunter is rapidly developing into a game-changing presence in fourth-ranked Virginia's lineup.
The 6-foot-7 redshirt sophomore matched his career high with 23 points and hit a critical late 3-pointer to help the Cavaliers hold off Dayton 66-59 in Thursday's Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals. It was his second big outing in two days in the Bahamas, a sign that last season's Atlantic Coast Conference sixth man of the year is poised to thrive in a leading role.
No. 4 Virginia, No. 25 Wisconsin top Battle 4 Atlantis field
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett knows his fourth-ranked Cavaliers have plenty of veteran talent back from a team that won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and reached No. 1 nationally last year.
Still, he's quick to note his team is blending in new pieces, too — which is why he wants to see how this group handles playing in this week's Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.
Elton John remembers Aretha Franklin at his annual AIDS gala
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John said he stood by the stage and sobbed at his foundation's gala last year as Aretha Franklin made her final public performance.
"I was shocked to see how thin she was, and she just smiled her sweet smile at me and said, 'I didn't want to let you down,'" he told The Associated Press on the red carpet Monday night at this year's party.
John said Franklin "gave us one of the greatest performances of our lifetime." She died in August at age 76.
Last season: 31-3, lost in first round of NCAA Tournament
Virginia not dwelling on history-making end to last season
Last season is over and for reasons good and bad Virginia would do well to remember it.
The fifth-ranked Cavaliers rose to No. 1 in the nation by the end of the season and went into the NCAA Tournament is the favorite to win it all. Instead, they made tournament history as the first No. 1 seed to lose in the first round.
This year's roster is filled with players from that team, and the sting of that defeat still resonates.
Alabama hoops transfer cleared to play for No. 5 Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Alabama transfer Braxton Key has received a waiver from the NCAA and will be eligible to play for No. 5 Virginia this season.
Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett made the announcement Monday. Key, a Charlotte, North Carolina, has two years of eligibility remaining.
The 6-foot-8, 225-pound guard averaged 7.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 26 games for the Crimson Tide last season after missing 10 games with a knee injury.
Comedy legend Carl Reiner turns Emmy shot into punchline
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ask 12-time Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner how it feels to be nominated again, and he fires back a wisecrack.
"I'm impressed with myself," says the droll, 96-year-old creator (or "96 and a half," per his exacting count) of the TV classic "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
Art museum to feature paintings by rocker Mellencamp
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio art museum has announced a new exhibition of paintings by rocker John Mellencamp, known for his expressionistic oil portraits and other works.
"John Mellencamp: Expressionist" opens Sept. 20 at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown and runs through Nov. 18. It will include portraits and mixed-media pieces.
The show is Mellencamp's second show with the Butler after his 2013-14 exhibition at the museum's Trumbull Branch in suburban Howland.