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Big 10 Semifinals Set For Saturday

Cassius Winston scored 18 points, Foster Loyer provided a lift off the bench with a career-high 14 points, and No. 6 Michigan State gave Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo his 600th career win with a 77-70 victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. Nate Reuvers scored 14 points, D’Mitrik Trice hit…read more »


Dillon receives pole

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Austin Dillon received the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race in Auto Club Speedway after no drivers completed a lap in the final round of qualifying. With all 12 final-round drivers determined to go out as late as possible in a drafting group, everyone waited to start until roughly 44…read more »


Baer scores 17 points as Iowa beats Illinois 83-62

CHICAGO (AP) — Nicholas Baer got hot from outside. Jordan Bohannon and Tyler Cook hooked up for a memorable slam, and Joe Wieskamp contributed a couple of nice plays. Iowa stopped its four-game slide with one solid all-around performance. Baer made a career-high five of Iowa’s 12 3-pointers and scored 17 points, helping the Hawkeyes…read more »


Martinez to start season on the IL

UNDATED (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez will begin the season on the injured list as the two-time All-Star tries to work his way back from shoulder weakness. Martinez will not appear in an exhibition games. He is to throw on flat ground for the next week before moving to a mound. St.…read more »


Stewart headlines new nominees for NASCAR Hall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart headlines six new nominees eligible for induction into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame. Stewart joins Neil Bonnett, Sam Ard, Marvin Panch, Jim Paschal and Red Vogt as the new nominees. NASCAR also added three new nominees for the Landmark Award for contribution to the sport: Edsel Ford II of Ford…read more »

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