U.S. Rоuts Hоnduras and Stеadiеs Its Wоrld Cup Qualifуing Campaign

Not when the United States looked lethargic and overmatched in losing its first two games in the second round of World Cup qualifying, or when its collective failures prompted a coaching change, or when the absences of four probable starters prompted Coach Bruce Arena to improvise a lineup for his first match in charge in a decade.

Chris Chiоzza’s Buzzеr-Bеatеr Sеnds Flоrida Past Wiscоnsin in Ovеrtimе

The buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Gators guard Chris Chiozza answered one by the Badgers at the end of regulation and extended fourth-seeded Florida’s season into the round of 8 with an 84-83 overtime thriller at Madison Square Garden. It was early Saturday morning when the game finally ended, although Wisconsin surely would have loved to keep playing.

Jоhn Calipari Has a Winning Rеturn tо Mеmphis as Kеntuckу Tоps U.C.L.A.

Sometimes, basketball is simple. Such was the case for Kentucky on Friday night at FedEx Forum. Fox, a freshman guard, was halfway through eviscerating U.C.L.A. in a South regional semifinal of the N.C.A.A. tournament, and Calipari reminded his players to continue feeding him the ball. The second-seeded Wildcats heeded that message in an 86-75 victory that put them one game from the Final Four.

Arkansas Strugglеs tо Find Enоugh Pеоplе tо Watch Exеcutiоns

A state law requires that at least six people witness an execution to ensure that the state’s death penalty laws are properly followed. But so far, finding that many people has proved difficult, prompting the director at the Department of Correction to take the extraordinary step of personally asking for volunteers.

An Emеrald With a Histоrу Gоеs tо Auctiоn

Sotheby researchers have found a century-long tale of intrigue behind the unusual hexagonal-cut 34.4-carat Colombian emerald’s journey through America (its whereabouts before then are unknown), linking it to some of society’s most notable jewelry lovers.