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4-way tie for the lead at windy Innisbrook
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 8:00 PM


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PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Matt Every made the best of the worst conditions Thursday at Innisbrook. Danny Lee, finally, seems to be playing good golf in any weather.

They were among a 4-way tie for the lead after the opening round of the Valspar Championship, a day so challenging that 3-under 68 was the highest score to lead after the first round in the 14-year history of this event.

Pat Perez and Greg Chalmers also had 68s to share the lead.

Men's Tournament Glance
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 AM | Updated ( Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:29 PM )

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American Athletic Conference

At FedEx Forum/Memphis, Tenn.

Wednesday’s First Round Results: Rutgers 72, South Florida 68; Temple vs. UCF, 9:30 p.m.

Today’s Quarterfinal Games: SMU vs. Houston, 1 p.m.; Louisville vs. Rutgers, 3:30 p.m.; Cincinnati vs. Temple-UCF winner, 7 p.m.; UConn vs. Memphis, 9:30 p.m.

Friday’s Semifinal Games: SMU-Houston winner vs. Louisville_Rutgers winner, 7 p.m.; Cincinnati_Temple-UCF winner vs. UConn-Memphis, 9:30 p.m.

Atlantic Coast Conference

At Greensboro Coliseum/Greensboro, N.C.

Wednesday’s First Round Results: Wake Forest 81, Notre Dame 69; Miami 57, Virginia Tech 53; Georgia Tech 73, Boston College 70, OT

Today’s Second Round Games: Maryland vs. Florida State, Noon; Pittsburgh vs. Wake Forest, 2:30 p.m.; N.C. State vs. Miami, 7 p.m.; Clemson vs. Georgia Tech, 9:30 p.m.

Friday’s Quarterfinal Games: Virginia vs. Maryland-Florida State winner, Noon; North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh-Wake Forest winner, 2:30 p.m.; Syracuse vs. N.C. State-Miami winner, 7 p.m.; Duke vs. Clemson_Georgia Tech winner, 9:30 p.m.

Atlantic 10 Conference

At The Barclays Center/Brooklyn, N.Y.

Wednesday’s First Round Result: Fordham 70, George Mason 67

Today’s Second Round Games: La Salle vs. St. Bonaventure, Noon; Dayton vs. Fordham, 2:30 p.m.; Richmond vs. Duquesne, 6:30 p.m.; UMass vs. Rhode Island, 9 p.m.

Friday’s Quarterfinal Games: Saint Louis vs. La Salle-St. Bonaventure winner, Noon; Saint Joseph’s vs. Dayton-Fordham winner, 2:30 p.m.; VCU vs. Richmond-Duquesne winner, 6:30 p.m.; George Washington vs. UMass-Rhode Island winner, 9 p.m.

Women's Tournament Glance
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 AM

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Big Sky Conference

At Betty Engelstad Sioux Center/Grand Forks, N.D.

Today’s First Round Games: Southern Utah vs. Sacramento State, 3:30 p.m.; Montana vs. Montana State, 6 p.m.; Eastern Washington vs. Idaho State, 8:30 p.m.

Friday’s Semifinal Games: North Dakota vs. lowest-remaining seed, 6 p.m.; Highest-remaining seed vs. second-highest remaining seed, 8:30 p.m.

Big West Conference

At Walter Pyramid/Long Beach, Calif.

Wednesday’s Second Round Results: Hawaii 52, Long Beach State 49; UC Irvine vs. US Davis, 11:30 p.m.

At The Honda Center/Anaheim, Calif.

Friday’s Semifinal Games: Cal State Northridge vs. UC Irvine-US Davis winner, 3 p.m.; Cal Poly vs. Hawaii, 5:30 p.m.

Colonial Athletic Association

At Show Place Arena/Upper Marlboro, Md.

Today’s First Round Game: William & Mary vs. UNC Wilmington, 2 p.m.

Friday’s Quarterfinal Games: James Madison vs. William & Mary-UNC Wilmington winner, Noon; Drexel vs. Hofstra, 2:30 p.m.; Delaware vs. Northeastern, 5 p.m.; College of Charleston vs. Towson, 7:30 p.m.

NBA Capsules
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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 AM

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MIAMI — Paul Pierce scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter, Mirza Teletovic scored 17 off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat Miami for the third time in as many tries this season, topping the Heat 96-95 Wednesday night.

Shaun Livingston scored 13 points, Andray Blatche added 11 and Deron Williams had eight assists for the Nets, who've won seven of their past eight games and are 23-9 since Jan. 1.

Chris Bosh scored 24 points for Miami, giving him 15,003 for his career. Dwyane Wade scored 22, LeBron James finished with 19 and Mario Chalmers scored 14 for the Heat.

Browns release QBs Weeden and Campbell
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:09 PM

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CLEVELAND — Brandon Weeden’s brief and forgettable run with the Browns is over.

So is Jason Campbell’s; his was even shorter.

Both quarterbacks were released Wednesday, just minutes before the Browns introduced their new free-agent signings at a news conference.

As the saying goes, only in Cleveland.