ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Samford bounced ninth-seeded Appalachian State 70-56 yesterday in the opening round of the Southern Conference tournament. Tim Williams scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Bulldogs face top-seeded Davidson in a quarterfinal today.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints have released veteran receiver Lance Moore. Before the move was announced Friday, Moore all but confirmed it with a note on Twitter. Moore wrote: "Thank you New Orleans for an amazing nine years. Who Dat Nation, the best on earth!!!"
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Matt Kuchar birdied the 18th hole Friday to join an exclusive group - one of only four players to beat par at Doral. The Blue Monster gobbled up just about everyone else in raging wind at the Cadillac Championship. Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Hunter Mahan and Patrick Reed were the survivors to par going into the weekend.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge says former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper cannot be held without bail indefinitely in a sex assault case in Los Angeles. However, the judge gave Louisiana prosecutors more time to indict him before allowing his release in California.
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