NEW YORK (AP) - George Washington won its first National Invitation Tournament championship, getting 18 points from Kevin Larsen and pulling away in the second half to beat Valparaiso 76-60 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
OAKLAND (AP) - If anyone still doubted whether the Golden State Warriors were truly going to push for a record 73 wins instead of saving energy for the playoffs, that thought should now be put to rest for good.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeff Samardzija retired 15 consecutive batters after allowing a triple on his third pitch of the game, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Thursday night.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Victoria Azarenka was well on her way to victory Wednesday when she drew a code violation for chastising herself too colorfully, and she later angrily jabbed at her eyes with two fingers as if to say, "Watch the ball."
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Brandon Belt had two hits, including his sixth home run of the spring, to back Johnny Cueto's final start before the regular season, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Sacramento River Cats 8-4 on Wednesday night.