National News + World News

NCAA: If we expand tourney, it will be to 96 teams

The NCAA has concluded that a 96-team field would be the best fit if it expands the men's basketball tournament.

Mets' star Reyes will start season on DL

New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes will start the season on the disabled list to get in better shape.

Bird carrying deadly H5N1 virus found in Europe

SOFIA, Bulgaria – A dead bird found near Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Varna has tested positive for the deadly H5N1 virus, officials said Thursday.

Phillies' No. 3 starter on DL, could be out 6 weeks

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a mild left oblique strain.

Webb's return to D-backs still uncertain

When will Brandon Webb pitch again? The answer remains unclear.