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Lance King/Getty Images(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — Senior Darion Atkins had 16 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in his final home game for Virginia as the No. 2 Cavaliers defeated Virginia Tech 69-57 Saturday.

Virginia (27-1, 15-1 ACC) has now clinched at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference title with two games remaining. The Cavaliers have now won eight straight and matched the 1981-82 team for the best start in school history.

Malcolm Brogdon had 19 points and eight rebounds while Anthony Gill added 16 points for Virginia.

Adam Smith scored 19 for Virginia Tech (10-19, 2-14 ACC), which has now lost five straight.

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iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Anaheim Ducks acquired winger Tomas Fleischmann from the Florida Panthers in exchange for winger Dany Heatley and a third round pick in the 2015 draft.

The 30-year-old Fleischmann has played in 52 games this season scoring seven goals and tallying 21 points.

Fleischmann is reunited with his former head coach whom he playd for in Washington, Bruce Boudreau. With Boudreau at the helm during the 2009-10 season, Fleischmann scored 23 goals and dished out 28 assists.

According to ESPN.com, the Ducks will pay Heatley’s $1 million salary to help compensate for Fleischmann’s $4.5 million salary.

The 34-year-old Heatley, who has twice scored 50 goals in the NHL, has only played six games for the Ducks this season. The rest of the season he spent playing with the AHL Norfolk Admirals, collecting seven points in 25 games.

It is expected Heatley will report to AHL San Antonio.

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G Fiume/Getty Images(MANHATTAN, Kan.) — Down by one with less than 20 seconds remaining, Kansas State forward Wesley Iwundu stole Iowa State’s inbounds pass, took it to the rim and slammed it home to give the Wildcats a 70-69 victory over the No. 12 Cyclones on Saturday.

The win is Kansas State’s second straight against a top 15 team. The Wildcats beat No. 8 Kansas on Monday.

Iwundu’s game-winning slam was the finishing touch to 22-9 Kansas State scoring run to end the game.

Iowa State (20-8, 10-6 Big 12) led by seven at halftime but was held to 38 percent shooting from the field in the second half leading to its second straight loss.

“They pressure the heck out of you in this building, there is no doubt about that,” Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg said. “They’ve won eight league games, they had a really good game and we expected them to come out and pressure us. They played us very tough.”

Kansas State (15-15, 8-9 Big 12) received a team-high 17 points from Nigel Johnson in the win.

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Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.) — The Conservative Public Action Conference ended on Saturday, and the results of the event’s straw poll revealed that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul may have an edge as the 2016 election season nears.

After three days of speeches and jockeying, CPAC announced that Paul received support from 25.7 percent of voters — tops out of the 17 options voters were presented with. Paul had won CPAC’s straw poll the last two years as well.

More than 3,000 people participated in the straw poll, a more than 20 percent increase over last year’s figure.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (21.4 percent) was a close second place in the straw poll, with Texas Gov. Ted Cruz (11.5 percent), Dr. Ben Carson (11.4 percent) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (8.3 percent) rounding out the top five.

The poll aims to get in participants’ heads to determine the prospective candidate that they most favor to win the GOP nomination in the next presidential election.

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Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Jennifer Lawrence took to Facebook on Friday to deny rumors that she and director David O. Russell had gotten into an argument on the set of their newest movie.

Lawrence is reportedly on the set of Joy, a film that directed by Russell and starring Bradley Cooper and Robert de Niro. The foursome last worked together on Silver Linings Playbook. Rumors circulated earlier this week that, while on the set of the film, Russell and Lawrence got into quite a screaming match.

Lawrence said in a Facebook post that she doesn’t use the social media site much, “because I can barely work email.” Still, she felt the need to “clear…up” the story, which she calls a “terrible rumor.”

“David O. Russell is one of my closest friends and we have an amazing collaborative working relationship,” the Hunger Games star wrote. “I adore this man and he does not deserve this tabloid malarkey.”

In fact, according to Lawrence, Joy “is going great and I’m having a blast making it.”

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Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Jennifer Lawrence took to Facebook on Friday to deny rumors that she and director David O. Russell had gotten into an argument on the set of their newest movie.

Lawrence is reportedly on the set of Joy, a film that directed by Russell and starring Bradley Cooper and Robert de Niro. The foursome last worked together on Silver Linings Playbook. Rumors circulated earlier this week that, while on the set of the film, Russell and Lawrence got into quite a screaming match.

Lawrence said in a Facebook post that she doesn’t use the social media site much, “because I can barely work email.” Still, she felt the need to “clear…up” the story, which she calls a “terrible rumor.”

“David O. Russell is one of my closest friends and we have an amazing collaborative working relationship,” the Hunger Games star wrote. “I adore this man and he does not deserve this tabloid malarkey.”

In fact, according to Lawrence, Joy “is going great and I’m having a blast making it.”

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bizoo_n/iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — The record-breaking month of February may be coming to a close for Boston, but with a new month comes a new snowstorm.

A Winter Storm Watch was issued by the National Weather Service early Saturday morning for the city of Boston and much of southern New England, including Hartford, Connecticut, and Providence, Rhode Island.

This is in anticipation of another round of snow on the way Sunday evening. Boston has experienced its second snowiest season so far with 102 inches of snow, only 5.6 inches away from the all-time record set during the 1995-1996 season.

Boston has tripled its average snowfall to date so far, and it is also the city’s snowiest February on record. The city has also had one of its coldest Februaries on record, with this year likely being Boston’s second coldest February.

The ABC Weather Team is currently forecasting 3 to 6 inches of snow for Boston by early Monday morning, which could make this season the city’s snowiest.

Snow showers will move into the Northeast on Sunday morning and into the early afternoon. However, by Sunday evening, a steadier and heavier snow will overspread the region, reaching Boston closer to sunset.

A wintry mix and even some rain is expected for locations closer to the coast and farther south, including southern New England, New York City, and areas south of Interstate 80.

The city of Boston is forecast to remain all snow throughout the event; therefore, several inches of snow is expected.

The storm will be clearing out of the Northeast by early Monday morning, with the snow likely over before the morning commute throughout the region. Scattered snow showers will linger across northern New England into Monday afternoon with blustery conditions expected from Pennsylvania to Maine.

Even though temperatures will be near or slightly above the freezing mark for most of the Northeast by Monday afternoon, windy conditions will lead to wind chills values below freezing throughout the day.

There have already been reports of a number of roof collapses in New England, including at a skating rink in Canton, Mass., a home in New Braintree, Mass, and another residence in Providence, Rhode Island.

In Dallas, the storm system left travel issues in its wake. More than 700 flights were cancelled at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on Saturday due to icy conditions.

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NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Anti-taxman Grover Norquist recently told ABC News he believes Jeb Bush will likely sign his no-new-taxes pledge if and when he officially becomes a candidate for president.

But, as Dana Carvey might say, “Not gonna happen.”

Norquist may have had good reason to believe Bush would sign the Taxpayers Protection Pledge, where candidates vow to oppose “any and all efforts to increase taxes.” After all, the vast majority of Republican candidates for national office and many for local and statewide office have been signing it ever since Norquist started Americans for Tax Reform in 1985.

But Jeb Bush didn’t sign Norquist’s pledge (or any other pledge) in any of his three campaigns for governor of Florida and Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell says he is not going to start now.

“If Governor Bush decides to move forward, he will not sign any pledges circulated by lobbying groups,” Campbell told ABC News.

Norquist was quick to reply to that via Twitter.

@jonkarl @kristymcampbell Really? Jeb Bush thinks all American taxpayers (to whom the pledge is written) are a “lobbying group?”

— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) February 28, 2015

Campbell says what is more important than a pledge is Bush’s record on taxes.

“He didn’t raise taxes,” Campbell said. “He cut them every year as Governor for a total of more than $19 billion in tax relief. He does not support raising taxes and believes cutting taxes and reforming the tax code will lead to greater economic growth and more prosperity for Americans.”

Norquist isn’t buying it.

“Most pledge takers keep the pledge,” Norquist said via Twitter. “Those who refuse to sign all raise taxes when pushed hard enough by spenders.”

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crwpitman/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Hyundai is recalling thousands of vehicles due to a steering issue, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said earlier this week.

According to NHTSA documents, Hyundai Elantra and Elantra Touring vehicles manufactured between June 1, 2008, and April 30, 2010 may suffer issues with the electronic control unit of the electronic power steering. The discrepancy that the ECU may detect could cause the disabling of steering power assist.

“If power steering is lost,” NHTSA says, “greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.”

In total, NHTSA says the recall affects 204,768 vehicles. Hyundai plans to contact owners of affected vehicles and replace the ECU for free.

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