(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Loyola, K-State, Michigan, Florida State advance to Elite Eight. More Sweet 16 games tonight in Boston, Omaha. Game delayed at Golden 1 Center due to protests. Curry to return for Warriors tonight with different shoes. Giants trade defensive end Pierre-Paul to Buccaneers.

>>Loyola, K-State, Michigan, Florida State Advance To Elite Eight

(Undated) — Four teams are on their way to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. In the South Region, Loyola-Chicago beat Nevada 69-68 and Kansas State topped Kentucky 61-58. In the West, Michigan trounced Texas A&M 99-72 and Florida State foiled Gonzaga 75-60. Loyola clashes with Kansas State and Michigan faces Florida State tomorrow.

>>More Sweet 16 Games Tonight In Boston, Omaha

(Undated) — Four more Sweet 16 games are on tap tonight. In the Midwest Region in Omaha, top-seeded Kansas clashes with Clemson and Duke squares off against Syracuse. In the East Region in Boston, top-seeded Villanova takes on West Virginia and Purdue plays Texas Tech. The winners of those games fight for spots in the Final Four on Sunday.

>>Game Delayed At Golden 1 Center Due To Protests

(Sacramento, CA) — Last night’s Hawks-Kings game in Sacramento was delayed due to protests outside the Golden 1 Center. Upset over this week’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police, protesters locked arm-in-arm near entrances to the building. The game was delayed about 20 minutes, but some fans never even made it inside the arena.

>>Curry To Return For Warriors Tonight With Different Shoes

(Oakland, CA) — Golden State star Steph Curry will play tonight when the Warriors host the Hawks in Oakland. The two-time NBA MVP missed the last six games with an ankle sprain, but tells ESPN he will wear mid-low shoes and ankle braces against Atlanta. Curry previously always wore mid or high-top shoes, but says these will work better with his braces.

>>Giants Trade DE Pierre-Paul To Bucs

(Undated) — The Giants are sending defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay. New York has traded the 29-year-old pass-rusher to the Buccaneers for a third-round draft pick this year. The teams also swap fourth-rounders, with New York moving down six spots. “JPP” was a first-round pick by the Giants in 2010. He had eight-and-a-half sacks last year.

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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Charlotte Hornets 140, Memphis Grizzlies 79
Philadelphia 76ers 118, Orlando Magic 98
Houston Rockets 100, Detroit Pistons 96 (OT)
New Orleans Pelicans 128, Los Angeles Lakers 125
Utah Jazz 119, Dallas Mavericks 112
Sacramento Kings 105, Atlanta Hawks 90

NHL
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Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Florida Panthers 0
Carolina Hurricanes 6, Arizona Coyotes 5
Philadelphia Flyers 4, New York Rangers 3
Tampa Bay Lightning 7, New York Islanders 6
Washington Capitals 1, Detroit Red Wings 0
Edmonton Oilers 6, Ottawa Senators 2
Toronto Maple Leafs 5, Nashville Predators 2
Vancouver Canucks 5, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Los Angeles Kings 7, Colorado Avalanche 1
San Jose Sharks 2, Vegas Golden Knights 1 (OT)

NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16)

South Region (at Atlanta, GA)
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#11 Loyola Chicago Ramblers 69, #7 Nevada Wolf Pack 68
#9 Kansas State Wildcats 61, #5 Kentucky Wildcats 58

West Region (at Los Angeles, CA)
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#3 Michigan Wolverines 99, #7 Texas A&M Aggies 72
#9 Florida State Seminoles 75, #4 Gonzaga Bulldogs 60

East Region
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No Games Scheduled

Midwest Region
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No Games Scheduled

MLB Grapefruit League
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St. Louis Cardinals 8, Atlanta Braves 2
Detroit Tigers 6, Philadelphia Phillies 2
Miami Marlins 15, Houston Astros 7
New York Yankees 2, Minnesota Twins 1
Baltimore Orioles 10, Boston Red Sox 7
Tampa Bay Rays 5, Toronto Blue Jays (ss) 3
Toronto Blue Jays (ss) 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
New York Mets 12, Washington Nationals 5

MLB Cactus League
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Colorado Rockies 4, Oakland Athletics 2
Milwaukee Brewers 1, Kansas City Royals 0
San Diego Padres 7, Cleveland Indians 6
Cincinnati Reds 7, Texas Rangers 6
Chicago White Sox 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Seattle Mariners 5, Texas Rangers 4
San Francisco Giants 4, Chicago Cubs 3
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Los Angeles Angels 3

>>FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

NBA
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7:00 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards
7:00 p.m. – LA Clippers at Indiana Pacers
7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors
7:30 p.m. – Minnesota Timberwolves at New York Knicks
7:30 p.m. – Phoenix Suns at Cleveland Cavaliers
8:00 p.m. – Miami Heat at Oklahoma City Thunder
8:00 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls
8:30 p.m. – Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs
10:00 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Portland Trail Blazers
10:30 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks at Golden State Warriors

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – New Jersey Devils at Pittsburgh Penguins
7:00 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres
8:00 p.m. – Anaheim Ducks at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. – Vancouver Canucks at St. Louis Blues
8:30 p.m. – Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars

NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16)

East Region
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7:27 p.m. – #1 Villanova Wildcats vs #5 West Virginia Mountaineers (at Boston, MA)
9:57 p.m. – #2 Purdue Boilermakers vs #3 Texas Tech Red Raiders (at Boston, MA)

Midwest Region
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7:07 p.m. – #1 Kansas Jayhawks vs #5 Clemson Tigers (at Omaha, NE)
9:37 p.m. – #2 Duke Blue Devils vs #11 Syracuse Orange (at Omaha, NE)

South Region
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No Games Scheduled

West Region
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No Games Scheduled

MLB Grapefruit League
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1:05 p.m. – Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays (ss) (at Port Charlotte, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates (at Bradenton, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves (at Kissimmee, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (at Tampa, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Houston Astros (ss) at Minnesota Twins (at Fort Myers, FL)
1:05 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays (ss) at Baltimore Orioles (at Sarasota, FL)
1:10 p.m. – St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets (at Port St. Lucie, FL)
6:05 p.m. – Houston Astros (ss) at Washington Nationals (ss) (at West Palm Beach, FL)
7:05 p.m. – Washington Nationals (ss) at Miami Marlins (at Jupiter, FL)

MLB Cactus League
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4:05 p.m. – Kansas City Royals (ss) at San Francisco Giants (at Scottsdale, AZ)
4:05 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs (at Mesa, AZ)
4:05 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at Kansas City Royals (ss) (at Surprise, AZ)
4:05 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at Chicago White Sox (at Glendale, AZ)
4:10 p.m. – Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies (at Scottsdale, AZ)
4:10 p.m. – Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (at Tempe, AZ)
9:05 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at Cleveland Indians (at Goodyear, AZ)
9:40 p.m. – Texas Rangers at San Diego Padres (at Peoria, AZ)

PGA
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WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play (at Austin, TX)