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No. 1 for now: Oregon, Virginia get top seeds over Mich St

A topsy-turvy season in college basketball delivered a few more twists when the brackets came out Sunday.

Exhibit A: Oregon and Virginia are No. 1 seeds, while Michigan State is not.

Peyton Manning and Denver Broncos could be headed for split

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Peyton Manning is inching toward a historic repeat.

If he doesn't decide to retire in the next few days, the Denver Broncos will almost certainly release the iconic quarterback just like the Indianapolis Colts did four years ago under equally extraordinary circumstances.

Holm on Rousey's suicidal thoughts: "I've never been there"

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- While Holly Holm felt compassion after learning Ronda Rousey had suicidal thoughts following their bout last year, the UFC bantamweight champion is fairly certain Rousey wouldn't want her sympathy.

Hamlin uses daring move to give Joe Gibbs a Daytona 500 win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- When he was in second grade, Denny Hamlin wrote a letter to himself wishing for a Daytona 500 victory.

His childlike cursive stated he wanted to win the race in 1998. Hamlin had to wait considerably longer, just not as long as team owner Joe Gibbs.

Junior hoping to drive 'Amelia' back to victory lane

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Her name is Amelia, and boy, can she fly.

She'll be forever treasured by Dale Earnhardt Jr., even though he wants nothing more than to give her away Sunday.

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Kobe reflects on LeBron before final matchup in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kobe Bryant remembers giving a pair of his sneakers to LeBron James as a gift and offering the teenager some advice.

The years in between have passed in a blur.

Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis gets interim job

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1 1/2 seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else.

Fisher was fired Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Halftime at the big game is among the top culture

NEW YORK (AP) -- Warren Duncan has something in common with Madonna, Beyonce, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and Prince - and doesn't hesitate to let his grandchildren know about it every year about this time.

All performed at the Super Bowl halftime show, although it wasn't quite the spectacle in Duncan's time that it is now. He was at snare drum for the Florida A&M University marching band at Super Bowl III in 1969, when the New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts.