11, 12 and 13 seeds pull upsets...Tressel now wants five-game suspension

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Associated Press

Posted on March 18, 2011 at 4:36 AM

DENVER (AP) — Eleventh-seed Gonzaga in the Southeast, 12th-seed Richmond and 13th-seed Morehead State in the Southwest all pulled upsets yesterday and are still alive in the NCAA men's basketball tourney. Denver was also the site of Jimmer-mania, as the nation's leading scorer Jimmer Fredette (freh-DEHT') led third-seed Brigham Young past Wofford (WAHF'-urd) 74-66 to set up a third-round matchup against Gonzaga on Saturday.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Chicago Bulls, riding their longest win streak in six years, are back on top in the NBA's Eastern Conference. Derrick Rose scored 21 points and the Bulls won their eighth in a row, 84-73 over New Jersey, to take a half-game lead over Boston in the race for best record in the East.

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') is telling all active NFL players that the sport is "at risk." In an e-mail, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell tells players that "each passing day puts our game and our shared economics further at risk" and urges the players to return to the bargaining table.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon grabbed Yogi Berra after the former Yankee great stumbled on the protective carpet by the batting cage before last night's exhibition game. A week ago, Berra was released from a hospital after the 85-year-old tripped and fell in the Yankees' clubhouse before a spring training game in Clearwater, Fla.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Now that the NCAA has finalized its ruling that five Ohio State football players who took improper benefits are suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season, Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel says he wants the same punishment. Last night, the NCAA denied Ohio State's appeal on behalf of the players including star quarterback Terrelle (teh-REHL') Pryor.

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