The Day in Sports (March 27)
Here are some of the images that caught our eye on a Sunday when Syracuse became the first 10 seed to make it to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. The Orange did so partly on the strength of Malachi Richardson (pictured), who scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half against Virginia.
Tyler Lydon celebrates the 68-62 upset victory over Virginia while Cavs coach Tony Bennett heads to the Syracuse bench to extend his congratulations.
Players on Virginia bench watch in the final seconds of their loss to Syracuse.
Michael Gbinije and Syracuse overcame a 16-point second-half deficit.
Malachi Richardson lead Syracuse on a 25-4 run, including 15 points in a row at one point, to erase a 54-39 deficit.
Tyler Roberson had 10 points and eight rebounds for Syracuse, which won the rebounding battle 36-34.
Malcolm Brogdon, the ACC player of the year, made only two of 14 shots and finished with 12 points in his last game as a Cav.
The Syracuse women are joining the men in reaching a Final Four this season, doing so on the strength of an 89-67 win over Tennessee on Sunday.
Bonzie Colson (35), Zach Auguste, Steve Vasturia, Matt Farrell and V.J. Beachem of Notre Dame after their loss to North Carolina
Joel James (42) and the North Carolina Tar Heels became the lone one seed to reach this year's Final Four with their 88-74 win over Demetrius Jackson (11) and Notre Dame.
Brice Johnson turned in his fourth consectutive double-double, finishing with 25 points and 12 rebounds as North Carolina defeated Notre Dame.
Roy Williams has North Carolina back in the Final Four for the first time since 2009 and for a record 19th time.
Demetrius Jackson scored a team-high 26 points for Notre Dame, hitting three of his seven three-point attempts.
Bonzie Colson of Notre Dame chases down a loose ball.
Isaiah Hicks (4) of North Carolina and Rex Pflueger (0) of Notre Dame wrestle for the ball in a game in which the Tar Heels used a 12-0 run that gave them a 63-52 lead with 9:19 to play.
James Harden of the Houston Rockets falls over after drawing a foul against the Indiana Pacers.
Scott Wedgewood of the New Jersey Devils dives outside the crease to make a glove save as teammate Andy Greene supports and Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes looks for an opportunity to deflect a loose puck.
Actor/Comedian Billy Crystal attends the NBA game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers fights for position against Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets.
Washington's Chantel Osahor drives against Stanford's Alanna Smith during a win by the Huskies that put them in the Final Four.
Sacramento guard Darren Collison (7) attempts a steal as the ball gets away from Raymond Felton of Dallas.
Rory McIlroy and Jason Day during the final round of the World Golf Championships in Austin, Texas, which Day ended up winning.
Novak Djokovic plays a backhand against Joao Sousa of Portugal in their third round match at the Miami Open.
Pittsburgh's Matt Cullen (7) scores past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
DeAndre Jordan (6) and teammate Paul Pierce defend a shot by D.J. Augustin of the Denver Nuggets.
Quinnipiac's Tim Clifton hits UMass Lowell's Chris Forney during Quinnipiac's 4-1 in the NCAA East Regional championship game.
Denver goalie Tanner Jaillet deflects a shot by Ferris State's Matt Robertson during Denver's 6-3 win in the NCAA West Regional championship game.
Joao Sousa of Portugal plays a backhand against Novak Djokovic in their third round match at the Miami Open.
Tyler Lydon of Syracuse looses his shoe while making a pass against Virginia.
Malachi Richardson of Syracuse falls off of the court in the second half against the Virginia Cavaliers.
The Syracuse Orange celebrate their 68-62 win and berth in the Final Four with special edition newspapers.
Brice Johnson of the North Carolina Tar Heels makes a play on the ball.
The North Carolina bench in celebration mode after the win over Notre Dame.
Head coach Roy Williams with his team after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.