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“We’re on a little bit of a streak here and I’m glad I can be a part of it and contribute in any way possible,” said Davidson, whose team has won three in a row for the first time since capturing four straight in October. “It’s exciting times here in the Oil country.”

Kentucky's Dominique Hawkins pulls the net over his head during the celebration after Kentucky's 68-66 win over Notre Dame in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky remains unbeaten and is headed for the Final Four ion Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David Richard)

“We figured out a way to win it. We’ve had other tests, but we have a will to win,” Wildcats coach John Calipari said.

FILE - This is a Dec. 15, 2011, file photo showing the Georgia Dome during an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Atlanta. The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league’s Competition Committee beginning April 1 following the team’s use of fake noise at home games. In a statement released Monday, March 30, 2015, the league announced that the Falcons have been fined $350,000 and will forfeit their fifth-round selection in the 2016 draft. If the Falcons have multiple picks in that round, the highest selection will be forfeited. (AP Photo/Pouya Dianat, File)

“What took place was wrong and nowhere near the standards by which we run our business,” Blank said in a statement. “Anytime there are actions that compromise the integrity of the NFL or threaten the culture of our franchise, as this issue did, they will be dealt with swiftly and strongly.”

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, left, talks with pitching coach Mickey Callaway, right, during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

“Hey, he parks anywhere so you might as well park it in a comfortable spot,” Aviles said. “When you park it anywhere what’s the difference between the field and the parking lot?”

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw holds up part of the net after Notre Dame defeated Baylor 77-68 in a regional final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

“I’m planning on celebrating it a little bit more because they need that,” McGraw said. “They need to understand how special this is, and I will enjoy watching the freshmen enjoy it because for them it’s the first time, and it’s going to be a really special one.”

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015, file photo, Notre Dame's Jerian Grant, right, goes up to shoot in front of Boston College's Dennis Clifford (24) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boston. Grant was selected to the AP All-America team, Monday, March 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

“Not to be overly patriotic, but we’re an American story, that you can do that in this kind of a system,” Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. “Sometimes where it looks like the privileged, the ones that are identified as being great players and can’t-miss-type guys, where there can always come that guy from behind in the race and then cross the tape first.

Speaking by phone Monday from an XBox “Call of Duty” event in Los Angeles to benefit military veterans, Thomas said if a long-term deal isn’t reached, he’d sign the Broncos’ $12.823 million franchise tender by the July 15 deadline.

Colorado Rockies' Justin Morneau (33) is congratulated after hitting a home run off Kansas City Royals' Aaron Brooks in the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

McBride hit a two-run shot in the first against Aaron Blair and another two-run drive in the fourth off Vidal Nuno. Robert Ramos added a solo shot in the top of the 10th, sending Colorado to the win in Mexico.

Vancouver Canucks left wing Ronalds Kenins (41) fights for control of the puck with Colorado Avalanche defenseman Zach Redmond (22) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

“We are desperate, we know where the standings are and we would have to win out to give ourselves a chance,” Iginla said. “But guys came into this game and we talked and said just try to win this game. Don’t think about the big picture or what are the odds, just enjoy this game.”

New Orleans Pelicans guard Quincy Pondexter, in white, scrambles for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in New Orleans, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

“We came back from a big deficit and the one thing I kept telling the fellas was, we’ve got to stop playing around with the game,” Howard said. “We’re on a big mission to win a championship, and we’ve got to wake up and play.”