UCLA makes long-awaited climb in NCAA tournament bracket projections

UCLA finally enjoyed some upward mobility in both the Associated Press poll and NCAA tournament bracket projections Monday in the wake of its impressive road victory over Arizona. The Bruins (26-3 overall, 13-3 Pac-12 Conference) rose to a No. 2 seeding in the South Regional, according to CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi deemed UCLA as worthy of a No. 3 seeding, also in the South. UCLA had remained …

Court denies immediate hearing to release Seattle 'dreamer'

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal magistrate in Seattle will not hold an immediate hearing to consider releasing a man arrested by immigration agents despite his participation in federal program to protect people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Donohue on Monday denied the request by lawyers for 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina. He says he’s already set an expedited briefing schedule, and oral arguments will go …

Under fire Jesse Jackson Jr. says he feels 'attacked from all angles'

An emotionally raw Jesse Jackson Jr. said Monday that he feels “attacked from all angles” — by a wife in Washington D.C. who wants his “whole disability check” in their bitter divorce case, and by the Chicago media which thinks he “doesn’t even deserve a disability check.” Speaking to the media for the first time since he was released from federal prison for misusing his campaign fund to buy luxuries …

Fowler joins friends in winning and extends golf's youth movement

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Golf’s youngest and biggest stars keep winning. Rickie Fowler has mostly been watching. He wasn’t in Hawaii when Justin Thomas swept the Aloha State by a combined 10 shots, including a PGA Tour record for 72 holes and a 59 at the Sony Open. He took off the final two weeks of the West Coast swing when Jordan Spieth blew away all his challengers at …

Police seeking man who killed pet turtle with knife sharpener during burglary

Baltimore County police are searching for a man who they say killed a Parkville woman’s pet turtle after burglarizing her home last month. Police say Michael Kennard Jones, 23, was one of two men who broke into a home in the first block of Barnwell Court during the overnight hours of Jan. 20 or 21, and stole two television sets, gift cards, checks, jewelery and numerous electronic devices. Before leaving, …

ESPN is preparing to make a push for FS1’s Katie Nolan

ESPN is thinking of doing a little “Garbage” picking. The sports network met with FS1 host Katie Nolan, whose “Garbage Time” show was cancelled in a shakeup at the Fox property, the Sporting News reported Monday. The outlet characterized the meeting as “exploratory” in tone and noted that Nolan has 18 months remaining on her contract with Fox. FS1 pulled the plug on “Fox Sports …