In sports briefs from Thursday, the French Open schedule is pushed back a week due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Paul George's 33 points lead the Clippers past the Suns in a matchup of two of the Western Conference's top teams.

Now comes the hard part for Gonzaga. Less than 16 hours after walking off the floor with one of the most scintillating wins in the game's history, the barely-still-undefeated Bulldogs returned to the practice court Sunday to get ready for the national championship game.

Those who've followed the top-seeded Zags in the NCAA Tournament have probably recognized Drew Timme for one of two things: impeccable footwork in the post that belies his 6-foot-10, 235-pound frame and allows him to outplay more athletic bigs, or the Fu Manchu that's set the internet ablaze in becoming the biggest viral sensation of this year's tournament, even outlasting revered Loyola Chicago chaplain Sister Jean.

Drew Timme scored 22 points and top-seeded Gonzaga did against Creighton what it’s done throughout this unblemished season, rolling past the fifth-seeded Bluejays with versatile offense and efficient defense to win 83-65 on Sunday in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.


Destinee Wells scored 25 points and had seven assists in a turnover-free game as the younger and smaller 12th-seeded Belmont Bruins held on for their first tourney victory, pulling off a 64-59 upset over fifth-seeded Gonzaga on Monday.

WASHINGTON — Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the rebuilding Washington Wizards on Thursday night.

SPOKANE — Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, who quickly became a fan favorite with his high-flying dunks and acrobatic blocked shots, has declared for the NBA draft.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zykera Rice’s last-second shot gave Gonzaga a chance to play for another West Coast Conference tournament championship. The Zags will have to find a way to win it without two key players who were lost to injury.