Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgThe two teams were separated once again by Gonzaga in the latest college basketball poll from The Associated Press on Monday.The Bears, at 23-and-1, had 48 first-place votes from the 63-member media panel, while the Bulldogs, who are 26-and-1, had 14 first-place nods. The Jayhawks, 22-and-3, had the only remaining first-place vote.Before the matchup against Baylor on Saturday, Kansas hosts Iowa State tonight. It’s the only game involving a ranked team. Baylor visits Oklahoma tomorrow night.LPGA-OBIT-MICKEY WRIGHTFormer LPGA golfer Mickey Wright dead at 85 For NBA players, a little rest now before a hectic finishCHICAGO (AP) — NBA returns Thursday for a frantic eight-week sprint to the finish of the regular season, with teams having from anywhere between 25 and 29 games left to play before the 16-team field for the playoffs is filled and set.The All-Star Game is over, Team LeBron defeating Team Giannis 157-155 in Chicago on Sunday night. Most players scurried onto private jets not long after the final buzzer for quick little getaways — to places like Miami, Turks and Caicos, and the Bahamas, where some union meetings are getting under way.There are 12 teams in action Thursday: Milwaukee, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago, Memphis, Sacramento, Houston and Golden State. Every other team resumes play Friday except for the Los Angeles Clippers, who get a couple extra days of break and won’t get back on the floor until Saturday afternoon.BRAVES-ANTHOPOULOS-SNITKER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame golfer Mickey Wright has died. Her attorney says she died Monday of a heart attack at the age of 85. She had been hospitalized in recent weeks because of a fall.Wright won 82 LPGA tournaments, including 13 majors. She joined the fledgling LPGA in 1955 and her 82 wins place her second on the all-time list behind Kathy Whitworth, who won 88. She retired from the tour in 1969 because of foot issues.The Associated Press named her Female Golfer of the Century in 1999.A Golf Magazine poll of experts in 2009 called her the best female golfer ever, and men’s champions Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson said Wright had the best swing they ever saw.NBA-SECOND HALF Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCOLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLLBaylor, Gonzaga, Kansas still lead the wayUNDATED (AP) — Baylor and Kansas just keep winning. That sets up a monumental showdown Saturday between the top-ranked Bears and No. 3 Jayhawks that could help decide not only the Big 12 title but the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament. Braves extend contracts of manager Snitker, GM AnthopoulosATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have extended the contracts of manager Brian Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos.Anthopoulos also has been given an additional title of president, baseball operations, while his contract is extended through the 2024 season.Snitker and his coaching staff have received extensions through the 2021 season.The Braves have won two consecutive NL East titles under Anthopoulos and Snitker. February 17, 2020last_img

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