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April 11, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Oaks Christian has begun searching for a new coach after A.J. Moye resigned. Moye was the head coach for two years.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball on Wednesday, making the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports days after coming out to his family and teammates. " 'Happy' is not even the word," Gordon told Outsports. "It's a great feeling. I haven't felt like this. Ever. It's a lot of weight lifted off my shoulders. I can finally breathe now and live life happily. I told all the people I need to tell. " It's a dramatic turnaround for Gordon, a sophomore starter who averaged 9.4 points and 3.5 rebounds a game for the Minutemen this season.
NATIONAL
April 8, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A wild celebration for the University of Connecticut's fourth men's NCAA basketball championship in the last 16 seasons has led to the arrests of at least 35 people, police said. Most of the arrests were alcohol-related, although a few were for scuffling with officers, police said, adding that no one was seriously injured. UConn Police Chief Barbara O'Connor told reporters that she was pleased by how most students handled themselves. The flagship campus in the small town of Storrs has about 16,000 undergraduates.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
CBS dunked over its rival networks in the ratings Monday night with the NCAA men's basketball championship. Early numbers for live sports are not adjusted for time zones and can be unreliable, but it appears the face-off between Kentucky and Connecticut was a predictably big draw for CBS, bringing in an average of 17.8-million viewers. Though that's down 14% from the preliminary numbers for last year's NCAA men's basketball final, it was comfortably the night's most-watched telecast.  Up against college sports, NBC's "The Voice" held steady week-to-week among key 18-to-49-year-olds, scoring a rating of 3.4 in the advertiser-coveted demographic.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Point guard Kyron Cartwright of Compton has committed to Providence. He previously was a Loyola Marymount signee.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison launched a last-seconds three-point shot Monday from the same spot he'd knocked two straight opponents out of the tournament. This time he didn't make it, though, and this time it didn't matter. Connecticut didn't just defeat Kentucky, 60-54, to win the NCAA title Monday night before a crowd of 79,238 at AT&T Stadium. BOX SCORE: Connecticut 60, Kentucky 54 Connecticut never trailed in the game, going wire to wire to cap a tournament run that was even more improbable than Kentucky's.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas -- UCLA Bruin fans should be fidgety, nervous and maybe a little nauseous.  Another Kentucky basketball championship would be its ninth, leaving the school only two behind UCLA's record of 11. Kentucky has the UCLA dynasty on the run as it is already the NCAA tournament leader in appearances (53) and wins (116). Kentucky vs. UCLA, in historical annals, is always a zero-sum game. Kentucky will probably never match UCLA's record of 38 straight tournament victories, still one of the most amazing feats in sports, but the Wildcats have won 11 straight dating to their 2012 run to the title.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Philip Hersh
NASHVILLE  - If there ever were a sports matchup with organic hype, this is it: the first meeting of two undefeated teams in the final of an NCAA women's basketball tournament. Add to that the sass, snark and sniping the coaches of those teams indulged in Monday, and Tuesday's game between Connecticut and Notre Dame has taken on an atmosphere that is multiplying the hype exponentially. Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw said "hate" and "lack of civility" would be fair ways to describe her team's rivalry with Connecticut.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Elijah Stewart of Westchester has been selected the City Section basketball player of the year by a panel of coaches. Sam Sullivan of Fremont was named the coach of the year. First-team All-City: Serigne Athj, Birmingham, Jr.; Chance Comanche, View Park, Jr.; Devenir Duruisseau, Sylmar, Sr.; Layon Gooden, Westchester, Sr.; Maleke Haynes, El Camino Real, Sr.; Reverend Maduakor, Narbonne, Sr.; Uchenna Okeneme, Narbonne, Sr.; Stewart Ramirez, Eagle Rock, Sr.; Cesar Reyes, Poly, Jr.; Julian Richardson, El Camino Real, Sr.; Tramel Wilson, View Park, Jr.; Evan Wardlow, El Camino Real, Sr. All-Division I: Player of the year, Elijah Stewart.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
He was booed at Dodger Stadium and two days later wasn't even the most fawned over Paul in his own building. Whoever cued up the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" inside Staples Center on Sunday might as well have been playing an ode to Chris Paul. The song was intended as a tribute to Paul McCartney, who rose from his seat across from the Clippers' bench in the first quarter of their 120-97 victory over the Lakers and obligingly danced when shown on the scoreboard. But there was certainly an undercurrent of truth to the words as they relate to the point guard, who somehow still irks giant swaths of a city simply because he plays for the Clippers instead of its beloved Lakers.
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