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Quinnipiac hires Mike Dunleavy’s son as new basketball coach

Baker Dunleavy, 34, was the associate head coach at defending national champion Villanova.

In this photo taken Thursday March 23, 2017 Argentina's Lionel Messi argues assistant referee Emerson Augusto de Carvalho during a World Cup qualifying match against Chile in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia, for

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FIFA bans Lionel Messi for four games

The five-time FIFA Player of the Year was suspended for ripping into a referee last week.

Harvard celebrates a goal during the second period of an NCAA regional men's college hockey tournament game against Providence, Friday, March 24, 2017 in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Harvard is plenty hot heading into Frozen Four

The Crimson take an 18-game unbeaten streak into their first Frozen Four in 23 years.

UConn players celebrated Monday after winning the Bridgeport Regional and clinching another Final Four trip.

NCAA WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT

UConn faces strong test in its latest Final Four trip

The Huskies, who won the Bridgeport Regional on Monday, will be joined by Mississippi State, South Carolina, and Stanford in Dallas.

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma shouts instructions as Connecticut's Saniya Chong (12) defends against Oregon during the first half of a regional final game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UCONN 90, OREGON 52

UConn women roll over Oregon in regional final

The top-ranked Huskies head to the Final Four for the 10th straight year.

02/25/2016 BOSTON Brothers John Stevens (cq) (left No. 18) and Nolan Stevens (cq) (No. 21) skate during a Northeastern team hockey practice held at Agganis Arena. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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Northeastern captain John Stevens signs with Islanders

Stevens signed a two-year, entry-level contract.

Clayton Keller (left) is leaving Boston University after one season.

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Coyotes sign BU forward Clayton Keller to entry-level deal

Keller, 18, was the seventh overall pick in last year’s NHL draft.

Luke Maye (32) celebrated after making the game-winning basket.

North Carolina 75, Kentucky 73

North Carolina comes out on top after a wild finish

Luke Maye hit a transition jumper with 0.3 seconds left to send the Tar Heels to the Final Four.

Stanford's Karlie Samuelson passed around Notre Dame's Kathryn Westbeld during the second half.

NCAA Women’s roundup

Stanford rallies past Notre Dame and into Final Four

Alanna Smith's layup with 23 seconds left capped the Cardinal's rally from a 16-point deficit

South Carolina’s Duane Notice took a shot.

East Regional final | South Carolina 77, Florida 70

South Carolina gets past Florida

Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points as the Gamecocks earned their first trip to the Final Four.

UMass Lowell players sat on the ice after their heartbreaking loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA East Regional final.

NCAA northeast regional | Notre Dame 3, UMass Lowell 2 (OT)

Notre Dame ousts UMass Lowell in overtime

Andrew Oglevie scored the winner at 2:44 of the extra frame, denying the River Hawks a trip to the Frozen Four.

FILE - In this March 29, 2014, file photo, Dayton head coach Archie Miller gestures during the first half in a regional final game at the NCAA college basketball tournament against Florida in Memphis, Tenn. Indiana has hired Miller as its new coach on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

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Indiana hires Dayton basketball coach Archie Miller

Miller earned a school-record four straight NCAA tourney bids while at Dayton.

Oregon players celebrate with coach Dana Altman after a Midwest Regional final against Kansas in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Oregon won 74-60. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

NCAA MEN’S TOURNAMENT: OREGON 74, KANSAS 60

Upstart Oregon KO’s top-seeded Kansas

Tyler Dorsey scored 27 points and the Ducks advanced to their first Final Four in 78 years.

Harvard's Viktor Dombrovskiy (27) celebrated a first period goal.

NCAA East Regional | Harvard 3, Air Force 2

Harvard headed to Frozen Four after beating Air Force

The Crimson held off a late surge by the Falcons.

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 25: Johnathan Williams #3 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs goes up against Quentin Goodin #3 of the Xavier Musketeers in the first half during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament West Regional at SAP Center on March 25, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw Remote/Getty Images)

NCAA MEN’S TOURNAMENT: GONZAGA 83, XAVIER 59

Gonzaga routs Xavier, heads to first Final Four

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points and the hot-shooting Zags dominated the Musketeers.

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, center, holds a trophy as his players surround him after a win over Xavier in an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional final game Saturday, March 25, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

NCAA MEN’s TOURNAMENT: Gonzaga 83, Xavier 59

Gonzaga routs Xavier, earns first Final Four berth

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points and the Bulldogs found their shooting touch to advance.

Minnesota-Duluth forward Joey Anderson (right) scored on BU goalie Jake Oettinger during the third period.

NCAA West Regional final | Duluth 3, BU 2

Duluth eliminates BU in overtime

Adam Johnson scored a power-play goal at 1:57 to lift the Bulldogs.

Notre Dame's goalie Cal Petersen makes a blocker save as Minnesota's Mike Szmatula (9) looks for a deflection during the first period of an NCAA regional men's college hockey tournament game, Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

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Notre Dame rallies past Minnesota

The Irish will play UMass Lowell in Sunday’s regional final at 3:30 p.m. in Manchester, N.H.

Connecticut's Saniya Chong, left, and Gabby Williams celebrate a basket against UCLA during the first half of a regional semifinal game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP

UConn women knock off UCLA, advance to Elite Eight

Saniya Chong scored 16 points and helped the Huskies get out of an early hole.

Cornell's Eric Freschi (11) reacts as UMass Lowell's Tyler Mueller and Ryan Dmowski celebrate a goal during the second period of an NCAA regional men's college hockey tournament game, Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

NCAA NORTHEAST REGIONAL I UMASS LOWELL 5, CORNELL 0

UMass Lowell blanks Cornell

On Sunday, UMass Lowell will attempt to advance to the Frozen Four for the first time since 2013.

North Carolina’s Joel Berry II (left) and Butler’s Tyler Wideman collided during the first half.

North Carolina 92, Butler 80

North Carolina pulls away from Butler

Joel Berry II (26 points) and Justin Jackson (24) paced the top-seeded Tar Heels.

De'Aaron Fox was the star of Kentucky’s win over UCLA.

Kentucky 86, UCLA 75

Kentucky takes down UCLA, advances to South final

De’Aaron Fox scored a career-high 39 points as the Wildcats returned to the regional finals.

Florida guard Chris Chiozza launched the game-winning shot at the end of overtime.

Florida 84, Wisconsin 83 (OT)

Buzzer-beating shot lifts Florida over Wisconsin in stunning finish

Chris Chiozza went end to end and made a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Gators prevailed in overtime.

UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball scored 10 points in his final game at UCLA.

UCLA’s Lonzo Ball says he’s headed to NBA

The star freshman made official what was widely expected after UCLA was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament.

Sindarius Thornwell fired away to score 2 of his 24 points in South Carolina’s win.

SOUTH CAROLINA 70, BAYLOR 50

South Carolina stays on roll, routs Baylor

Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points as the seventh-seeded Gamecocks advanced to their first Elite Eight.

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier departed a Harrisburg, Pa., courthouse on Friday.

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Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier found guilty

Spanier was convicted of covering up suspected child sex abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy (7) skates to forward Clayton Keller (19) after scoring during the second overtime of an NCAA West Regional college hockey game against North Dakota, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Fargo, N.D. Boston U won 4-3. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

West Regional | BU 4, North Dakota 3

Charlie McAvoy’s double-overtime goal lifts BU

The Terriers will play Minnesota-Duluth in the West Regional final on Saturday.

Providence goalie Hayden Hawkey (31) made a save on a shot by Harvard's Adam Fox (18) during the first period.

NCAA East Regional | Harvard 3, Providence 0

Harvard shuts out Providence

Merrick Madsen earned a shutout, and the Crimson jumped in front with two second-period goals.

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2016, file photo, Georgetown head coach John Thompson III reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette in Washington. Georgetown has fired basketball coach John Thompson III on Thursday, March 23, 2017, after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon File)

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Georgetown fires basketball coach John Thompson III

Thompson suffered through two consecutive losing seasons, going a combined 29-36.

Kansas is coming off an emphatic win over Purdue.

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Handicapping Saturday’s NCAA Tournament games

Two berths to the Final Four are on the line in the West and Midwest finals.

Maura Sticco-Ivins of Framingham is a two-time NCAA champion for Wellesley College.

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GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Maura Sticco-Ivins of Framingham, who dives for Wellesley College, won the 1-meter and 3-meter titles at the NCAA Division 3 Championship.

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GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Luke Connolly of Salem won his third Youth New England Wrestling Championship.

Babson's Joey Flannery (32), teammates and coach Stephen Brennan, center, celebrate after winning the NCAA Division III men's college basketball championship game against Augustana on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Salem, Va. Babson won 79-78. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

For Babson College basketball team, it’s a ‘storybook ending’

The Beavers’ national championship run was exciting right to the finish.

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GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Raynham’s Travis Reid had five goals and two assists in Assumption College’s 12-6 lacrosse win against Saint Rose.

Xavier guard Trevon Bluiett (5) dribbles next to Arizona center Chance Comanche (21) during the first half of an NCAA Tournament college basketball regional semifinal game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Thursday’s NCAA Tournament

Xavier upsets Arizona in West Region

The Musketeers held Arizona scoreless over the final 2:52 to earn a spot in the West final against No. 1 seed Gonzaga.

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 23: Jordan Bell #1 of the Oregon Ducks reacts in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 23, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Oregon ends Michigan’s run in Sweet Sixteen

Tyler Dorsey made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left in the Ducks’ 69-68 victory.

US players celebrate after winning the Women's Ice Hockey Group A match USA vs Switzerland at the Shayba Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 10, 2014. USA won 9-0. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRANDJONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

Women’s hockey team calls USA offer ‘disappointing’

The national team released a statement reaffirming its position.

FILE - In this Saturday, March 11, 2017, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari talks to Edrice Adebayo (3) and Derek Willis (35) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Alabama in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Long considered a football power, the Southeastern Conference is showing some basketball promise. The league has a chance to get three teams in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, with Kentucky, Florida and South Carolina playing in the Sweet 16 on Friday night. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

People of Memphis still angry with John Calipari

Calipari left the Tigers in 2009 for Kentucky, and months later Memphis was hit with NCAA penalties.

Boston University forward Jakob Fosbacka Karlsson (23) celebrates with teammates after his goal against Boston College during the first period of a Beanpot hockey tournament game in Boston, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

A look at the NCAA hockey regionals

Harvard, Providence, BU, and UMass Lowell are all in the national tournament.

LEXINGTON, KY - DECEMBER 03: Isaac Hamilton #10 of the UCLA Bruins defends against Malik Monk #5 of the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half of the game at Rupp Arena on December 3, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. UCLA defeated Kentucky 97-92. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Handicapping Friday’s NCAA games

A look at the second day of the Sweet Sixteen, featuring the top four teams in the powerful South Regional.

MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 16: Head coach Pat Kelsey of the Winthrop Eagles looks on in the first half against the Butler Bulldogs during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Pat Kelsey decides not to take UMass basketball job

UMass abruptly canceled a news conference after Kelsey asked to be released from his employment agreement.

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 13: Lewis Zerter-Gossage #77 of the Harvard Crimson celebrates after defeating the Boston University Terriers 6-3 in the 2017 Beanpot Tournament Championship at TD Garden on February 13, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

For Harvard hockey, this has been a season of redemption

The seniors have seen the program come a long way, but there is work left to be done in the NCAAs.

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Pete Hamilton, 1970 Daytona 500 winner, dies at 74

The Needham native was first — and only — NASCAR driver from Massachusetts to win Daytona.

Lowell, MA: 03-12-16: UMass Lowell player Joe Gambardella, center, celebrates with teammates Jake Kamrass (21) and Dylan Zink (25) after scoring during the second period of the Hockey East quarterfinal against Boston University at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass. Photo/Mary Schwalm for The Boston Globe

UMass-Lowell’s Joe Gambardella wins Walter Brown Award

The senior forward was recognized as the best American-born college hockey player in New England.

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Handicapping Thursday’s NCAA games

The Sweet Sixteen play begins, with two top seeds possibly vulnerable to an upset.

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey (2) is sacked by Boston College linebacker Sharrieff Grice (26) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

BC NOTEBOOK

BC must put its linebackers in place

The dynamic Matt Milano is gone, but coach Steve Addazio believes he has solid options to fill in.

UMass hires Pat Kelsey as basketball coach

Kelsey has been coach at Winthrop the last five years and made the NCAA Tournament this season.

Quinnipiac's Carly Fabbri (5) celebrates with Morgan Manz (35) and Aryn McClure, right, after a second round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against Miami, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Coral Gables, Fla. Quinnipiac won 85-78. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

NCAA Women’s Tournament Roundup

Quinnipiac shocks Miami to reach women’s Sweet 16

In the biggest win in program history, Morgan Manz scored 22 points for the 12th-seeded Bobcats.

Connecticut's Kia Nurse reacts after hitting a 3-point basket in the first half of a second-round game against Syracuse in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn 94, Syracuse 64

UConn women rout Syracuse by 30

Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers.

Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier watches his infield single during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Monday, March 20, 2017. (Will Vragovic/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)

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Rays sign Kevin Kiermaier to six-year contract

The contract is worth $53.5 million and could escalate to $66.15 million in bonuses and an option year.