Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72

Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) reacts next to North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks (22) after Wisconsin beat North Carolina 79-72 in a college basketball regional semifinal in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game.



Astros Triple-A club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion

An image provided by the Fresno Grizzlies shows an illustration of a Houston Astros 2017 World Series ring the team planned to hand out as part of a promotion later this season. Then the giveaway got canceled once general manager Derek Franks spoke to the big league front office of the Grizzlies' new parent club. After announcing the planned Aug. 15 ring day Wednesday morning, March 25, 2015, the Triple-A Pacific Coast League club removed it from the schedule to avoid any issues with the Astros. (AP Photo/Fresno Grizzlies)The Fresno Grizzlies are so confident the Houston Astros will win a title soon, they planned to hand out replica 2017 World Series rings as a promotion this season.



Yemen weighs on Asian shares, Japan gains on stimulus hopes

FILE - This Oct. 2, 2015 file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading Thursday, March 26, 2015, extending the market’s losses to a fourth day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were lackluster Friday as investors monitored violence in the Middle East but Japan's market rose after weak economic data boosted hopes for more central bank stimulus.



Nevada coach Musselman gets 5-year, $2M deal; Pack will run

New Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman addresses reporters at the Lawlor Events Center shortly after the state Board of Regents approved his 5-year contract worth $2 million, Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Reno, Nev.. The two-time former NBA coach says he plans a fast-moving, high-octane offense for a Wolf Pack team that will be trying to bounce back from three consecutive losing seasons. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state Board of Regents approved a five-year contract worth $2 million Thursday for new Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman, a two-time former NBA coach who says he's already on the recruiting trail and is planning to run a high-octane offense.



Airlines introduce two-person cockpit rule after Alps crash

Wreckage of the Airbus A320 is seen at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-AlpesBy Victoria Bryan and Tim Hepher BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Airlines rushed on Thursday to change their rules so as to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who barricaded himself alone at the controls of a jetliner had crashed it on purpose. The United States already requires two crew members to be in the cabin at all times, but many other countries do not, allowing pilots to leave the flight deck, for example to use the toilet, as long as one pilot is at the controls. Airlines including Norwegian Air Shuttle , Britain's easyJet , Air Canada , Air New Zealand and Air Berlin all said within hours that they had introduced a requirement that two crew members be in the cockpit at all times. Among the companies that did not announce such a policy change was Germanwings parent Lufthansa , whose CEO Carsten Spohr said he believed it was unnecessary.





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