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'I am not afraid': Russians march in memory of murdered Putin criticNo. 1 Kentucky beats No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 to clinch SEC (Yahoo Sports)

Co-chairmen of Solidarnost opposition movement Tsarkov attends a march to commemorate Kremlin critic Nemtsov in central MoscowBy Polina Devitt and Maxim Rodionov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday, carrying banners declaring "I am not afraid" and chanting "Russia without Putin" in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many holding portraits of the opposition politician and former deputy prime minister who was shot dead while walking home from a restaurant in central Moscow on Friday night. His supporters have blamed the authorities. "If we can stop the campaign of hate that's being directed at the opposition, then we have a chance to change Russia.


Kentucky's Trey Lyles urges the crowd on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 84-67. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Of all the impressive wins top-ranked Kentucky has collected in marquee games this season, Saturday's 84-67 dismantling of No. 18 Arkansas speaks a little louder than most. The Wildcats clinched the Southeastern Conference regular-season title, and the Razorbacks rarely had a chance after the early minutes, a common theme in many of Kentucky's wins over ranked opponents. Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points as unbeaten Kentucky (29-0, 16-0) dominated the long-awaited matchup of the SEC's top two teams on both ends. Kentucky ended a three-game losing streak against the Razorbacks (23-6, 12-4) by beating them at their own high-speed, physical game, leading by as many as 31 points with 8 minutes left.


U.S.-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu's planned Iran speechAnthony Mason, rugged forward of 1990s Knicks, dies at 48 (Yahoo Sports)

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in WashingtonBy Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Signs are growing that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress against a possible nuclear deal with Iran could damage his country's broad alliance with the United States. The right-wing leader's acceptance of a Republican invitation to address the U.S. legislature already brought Netanyahu's long-strained relations with President Barack Obama to a new low due to the overture's partisan nature. Israel fears that Obama's Iran diplomacy, with an end-of-March deadline for a framework nuclear agreement, will allow its arch foe to develop an atom bomb. Previously Israel has always been careful to navigate between the Republican and Democrat camps.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN - 1994: Anthony Mason #14 of the New York Knicks poses for a photo during media day on October 1, 1994 in New York, New York. (Photo by NBA Photos/NBAE via Getty Images)

Anthony Mason's game was grit over glitz, more force than flash. Mason died Saturday morning, the Knicks said. Former teammate Patrick Ewing said his ''heart is heavy'' after learning Mason died after recent heart problems. ''As a competitor, there was none fiercer than Anthony Mason.


Homeland Security funding drama darkens fiscal outlookCollinsworth leads BYU over No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70 (Yahoo Sports)

Homeland Security funding drama darkens U.S. fiscal outlookBy Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain - fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner's lack of control over them. In five to seven months, the federal debt ceiling will again be reached, and by October Congress must pass spending bills to keep the government running in the new fiscal year. Failing to deal effectively with these issues could have much more damaging repercussions - such as a broad government shutdown or a debt default - than a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Some conservatives speak of ousting Boehner, but it is unlikely they can muster enough votes, while others made clear on Friday that they were willing to take big risks to score ideological points.     Brinkmanship like this, reminiscent of 2013's 16-day federal government shutdown, was supposed to be over.


BYU's Kyle Collinsworth, left, and Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer go after a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Kyle Collinsworth believes BYU is peaking at the right time. Collinsworth scored 20 points as the Cougars beat No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70 on Saturday night, ending the Bulldogs' school-record 22-game winning streak and perhaps costing them a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. BYU has won six straight to boost its NCAA hopes heading into the West Coast Conference tournament. ''We've had a lot of ups and downs,'' Collinsworth said.


Life and death at the heart of Boston bombing trialYork leads No. 7 Arizona past No. 13 Utah, 63-57 (Yahoo Sports)

Courtroom sketch shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev during the jury selection process in his trial at the federal courthouse in BostonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - From the moment U.S. prosecutors stand up on Wednesday and begin their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, their minds and those of their defense counterparts will be focused on just one thing: The death penalty. Tsarnaev, 21, is accused of killing three people and injuring 264 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs left at the race's crowded finish line on April 15, 2013, in the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. "The bottom line is you're not going to get a not guilty in this case," said Jules Epstein, a Widener University School of Law professor who has represented defendants in federal and Pennsylvania death penalty cases. So every move is with an eye on the end game and that is avoiding death." Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to all charges and his attorneys have offered little detail on their case, with the bulk of both prosecution and defense filings under seal in Boston federal court.


Utah guard Brandon Taylor (11) shoots as Arizona guard Gabe York (1) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Gabe York went against what he'd been taught and took a chance. The Arizona reserve guard knew his late-game free throw was off-target but instead of retreating to the defensive end as his coach preaches for guards, he lunged for the rebound. While the big men for both teams wrestled each other underneath the basket, York snatched the ball and made a layup to give No. 7 Arizona a lead it wouldn't relinquish en route to a 63-57 victory over No. 13 Utah on Saturday night. ''I knew right away I missed it to the right and being a shooter I know whether I am going to make it or miss it,'' said York, who scored five of his 12 points in the final 2 minutes.


NYT: U.S. moving to deport Bosnians tied to war crimesThunder's Russell Westbrook has surgery on cheekbone (Yahoo Sports)

A Bosnian Muslim woman, survivor of the Srebrenica 1995 massacre, searches for remains of her relative at a memorial cemetery in the village of Potocarion near Srebrenica, on July 10, 2014The United States is moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians suspected of taking part in war crimes and ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the New York Times reported Saturday.


PORTLAND, OR - FEBRUARY 27: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on February 27, 2015 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook had surgery to repair a fracture to his right cheek Saturday and the NBA's hottest player will miss at least a game. The Thunder said the surgery took place in Los Angeles, where they will play the Lakers on Sunday, and that Westbrook would be re-evaluated next week. Westbrook was hurt in the final seconds of the Thunder's 115-112 loss Friday night in Portland, when he scored 40 points in his third straight triple-double. The MVP of the All-Star Game, Westbrook has had triple-doubles in his past three games.




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