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Minnesota beats Iowa 3-0 to reach Big Ten semifinals

Minnesota beats Iowa 3-0 to reach Big Ten semifinals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eli Wilson had two hits and drove in two runs, helping Minnesota eliminate Iowa in the Big Ten tournament with a 3-0 victory on Friday night. Wilson had an RBI single in the third inning and an RBI double in the ninth inning for the fourth-seeded Gophers (28-26), who advanced to…Read more »

Swanson homers twice as Braves beat Cardinals 5-2

Swanson homers twice as Braves beat Cardinals 5-2

ST LOUIS (AP) — A little lineup tweak is working out quite well for Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves. Swanson homered twice and Freddie Freeman also connected, helping Mike Foltynewicz and Atlanta beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Friday night. The Braves improved to 11-3 since manager Brian Snitker put Swanson in the…Read more »

Suárez hits 2-run homer in 9th, Reds rally past Cubs 6-5

Suárez hits 2-run homer in 9th, Reds rally past Cubs 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) — Steve Cishek missed with his pitch location. Eugenio Suárez didn’t miss with his swing. Suárez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Cishek, one of the Cubs’ more reliable relievers, to rally the Cincinnati Reds over Chicago 6-5 on Friday. Joey Votto drew a leadoff walk from Cishek (1-2) and…Read more »

Segura helps Phillies beat Lester, Cubs 9-7

Segura helps Phillies beat Lester, Cubs 9-7

CHICAGO (AP) — Jean Segura and the Philadelphia Phillies think they learned a little more about themselves during a wild four days in Chicago. They liked what they found out, too. “We got enough talent here to beat (anybody) in the league,” Segura said. Segura and J.T. Realmuto homered off Jon Lester, and the Phillies…Read more »

Hamels gets a no-decision against Phillies, Cubs win 8-4

Hamels gets a no-decision against Phillies, Cubs win 8-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Cole Hamels wasn’t sharp. The Chicago Cubs compensated with power and a solid bullpen effort. Hamels struggled in his first start against his original team, Albert Almora Jr. hit his first career grand-slam and the Cubs rallied from an early three-run deficit with three homers, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 8-4 Wednesday night.…Read more »

Ozuna, Carpenter homer, Cardinals split DH with Royals 10-3

Ozuna, Carpenter homer, Cardinals split DH with Royals 10-3

ST LOUIS (AP) — Marcell Ozuna made Homer Bailey work. Then he made him pay. Ozuna and Matt Carpenter went deep as part of a four-homer barrage and the St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Kansas City Royals by winning the second game 10-3 on Wednesday night. Brad Keller threw seven-plus innings of…Read more »

Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in his first year, on Wednesday to lead the Wolverines. “As a ‘Michigan Man’ I know the place our program has in college basketball and…Read more »

Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart and friends are heading to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside his former car owner Joe Gibbs and teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson rounded out the Class of 2020. “It totally changed from watching my moment…Read more »

While NCAA stalls, game publisher forms college esports body

While NCAA stalls, game publisher forms college esports body

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after the NCAA voted to table a discussion regarding esports, “League of Legends” publisher Riot Games launched a governing body for its college and high school competitive video game activities. The Riot Scholastic Association of America (RSAA) will feature a six-member advisory board that oversees all “League of Legends”…Read more »