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TODAY’S EVENTS

Auto Racing

NASCAR STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway (Va.), noon a.m. (KQDS-Fox 21)

Baseball

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COLLEGE MEN Minnesota Duluth vs. Minnesota State-Mankato (at Mauston, Wis.), 2 p.m. (2)

St. Scholastica vs. Crown (at Minnetonka, Minn.), 6 p.m. (2)

Basketball

NBA Timberwolves at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. (FSN, WEBC-AM 560)

Golf

PGA Valero Texas Open (San Antonio), 2 p.m. (Golf Channel)

Softball

COLLEGE St. Scholastica vs. Wisconsin-Eau Claire (at Oskaloosa, Iowa), 10 a.m.

St. Scholastica vs. Dubuque (at Oskaloosa, Iowa), noon

Minnesota Duluth vs. Upper Iowa (at St. Cloud), 6 p.m. (2)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE Fond du Lac vs. Lake Region State (Rosemount Irish Dome), 5 p.m.

Fond du Lac vs. Rochester Technical College (Rosemount Irish Dome), 7 p.m.

Tennis

COLLEGE MEN St. John’s at St. Scholastica (Arrowhead Tennis Club), noon

AUTO RACING

NASCAR Sprint Cup STP Gas Booster 500 At Martinsville, Vir. Today’s Lineup Lap length: 0.526 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 99.674.

2. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 99.548.

3. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 99.428.

4. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 99.178.

5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 99.048.

6. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 99.048.

7. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 98.883.

8. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 98.846.

9. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 98.625.

10. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 98.165.

11. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 97.764.

12. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 97.382.

13. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 98.965.

14. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 98.929.

15. (47) A.J. Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 98.888.

16. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 98.877.

17. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 98.712.

18. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 98.707.

19. (23) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 98.661.

20. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 98.625.

21. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 98.61.

22. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 98.61.

23. (13) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 98.599.

24. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 98.599.

25. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 98.43.

26. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 98.379.

27. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 98.359.

28. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 98.333.

29. (32) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 98.246.

30. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 98.206.

31. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 98.2.

32. (95) Michael McDowell, Ford, 98.002.

33. (98) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 97.957.

34. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 97.886.

35. (26) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 97.82.

36. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 97.759.

37. (33) David Stremme, Chevrolet, .

38. (83) Ryan Truex, Toyota

39. (38) David Gilliland, Ford

40. (7) Michael Annett, Chevrolet

41. (30) Parker Kligerman, Toyota

42. (36) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet

43. (66) Joe Nemechek, Toyota

BASEBALL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Spring Training American League East

 WLPctGBBaltimore138.619—Boston1117.3935.5NY Yankees1612.571.5Tampa Bay167.696—Toronto1613.5521.0

Central

 WLPctGBChi. White Sox914.391—Cleveland208.714—Detroit1512.556—Kansas City1216.429—Minnesota916.3601.0

West

 WLPctGBHouston1215.444—LA Angels1811.621—Oakland1513.536—Seattle1812.600—Texas1017.3702.0

National League East

 WLPctGBAtlanta1218.400—Miami1812.600—NY Mets1416.467—Philadelphia918.3331.5Washington1513.536—

Central

 WLPctGBChi. Cubs1418.438—Cincinnati1417.452—Milwaukee1318.419.5Pittsburgh1510.600—St. Louis1113.458—

West

 WLPctGBLA Dodgers711.389—Colorado1514.517—San Diego1013.435—San Francisco1712.586—Arizona1212.500—

Friday’s Results Boston 4, Minnesota 0 Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 3

Houston 6, Texas 5

Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 0

Chi. Cubs 3, Arizona 1

NY Yankees 3, Miami 0

Toronto 5, NY Mets 4

Kansas City 5, Milwaukee 4 Cleveland 16, San Diego 4

Seattle 3, Colorado 2

LA Dodgers 5, LA Angels 4, 10 innings

Oakland 4, San Francisco 1

Saturday’s Results Minnesota 7, Boston 4 Houston 13, Texas 6

Chi. Cubs at Arizona, night

Toronto 2, NY Mets 0

Milwaukee 7, Kansas City 2 Colorado 2, Seattle 1

Cleveland at San Diego, night

LA Dodgers at LA Angels, night

End of spring training

BASKETBALL

NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic

 WLPctGBToronto4131.569—Brooklyn3833.5352.5New York3043.41111.5Boston2349.31918.0Philadelphia1657.21925.5

Central

 WLPctGBIndiana5221.712—Chicago4032.55611.5Cleveland2945.39223.5Detroit2647.35626.0Milwaukee1459.19238.0

Southeast

 WLPctGBMiami5022.694—Washington3835.52112.5Charlotte3538.47915.5Atlanta3141.43119.0Orlando2152.28829.5

Western Conference Northwest

 WLPctGBOklahoma City5319.736—Portland4727.6357.0Minnesota3635.50716.5Denver3241.43821.5Utah2350.31530.5

Pacific

 WLPctGBL.A. Clippers5222.703—Golden State4527.6256.0Phoenix4429.6037.5Sacramento2547.34726.0L.A. Lakers2448.33327.0

Southwest

 WLPctGBSan Antonio5716.781—Houston4923.6817.5Memphis4329.59713.5Dallas4330.58914.0New Orleans3241.43825.0

Friday’s Results Orlando 110, Charlotte 105, OT

Toronto 105, Boston 103

Washington 91, Indiana 78

Brooklyn 108, Cleveland 97

Miami 110, Detroit 78

Portland 91, Chicago 74

Minnesota 143, L.A. Lakers 107 New Orleans 102, Utah 95

Oklahoma City 94, Sacramento 81

San Antonio 133, Denver 102

Phoenix 112, New York 88

Golden State 100, Memphis 93

Saturday’s Results Philadelphia 123, Detroit 98

L.A. Clippers 118, Houston 107

Washington 101, Atlanta 97

Miami 88, Milwaukee 67 San Antonio 96, New Orleans 80

Sacramento at Dallas, night

Today’s Games Utah at Oklahoma City, 2 p.m.

Indiana at Cleveland, 2 p.m.

Minnesota at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 5 p.m.

Chicago at Boston, 6 p.m.

New York at Golden State, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Portland, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 830 p.m. COLLEGE MEN NCAA Division I Tournament East Region Friday’s Semifinal Results At Madison Square Garden, New York Connecticut 81, Iowa State 76

Michigan State 61, Virginia 59

Today’s Championship Connecticut (29-8) vs. Michigan State (29-8), 1:20 p.m. (CBS)

South Region Saturday’s Championship Result Florida 62, Dayton 52

Midwest Region Friday’s Semifinal Results At Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis Michigan 73, Tennessee 71

Kentucky 74, Louisville 69

Today’s Championship Michigan (28-8) vs. Kentucky (27-10), 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

West Region Saturday’s Championship Result Wisconsin 64, Arizona 62, OT

NIT Tuesday’s Semifinals At Madison Square Garden, New York Clemson (23-12) vs. Southern Methodist (26-9), 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

Florida State (22-13) vs. Minnesota (23-13), 8 p.m. (ESPN2) NCAA Division II Tournament Elite Eight At Evansville, Ind. Saturday’s Championship Result Central Missouri 84, West Liberty 77

COLLEGE WOMEN NCAA Division I Tournament Notre Dame Regional Saturday’s Semifinal Results At Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, Ind. Baylor 90, Kentucky 72

Notre Dame 89, Oklahoma State 72

Monday’s Championship Baylor vs. Notre Dame, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Louisville Regional Today’s Semifinals At KFC Yum Center, Louisville, Ky. Maryland (26-6) vs. Tennessee (29-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

LSU (21-12) vs. Louisville (32-4), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Lincoln Regional Saturday’s Semifinal Results At Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb. Connecticut 70, BYU 51

Texas A&M 84, DePaul 65

Monday’s Championship Connecticut (37-0) vs. Texas A&M (27-8), 8:30 (ESPN)

Stanford Regional Today’s Semifinals At Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif. Penn State (24-7) vs. Stanford (31-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

North Carolina (26-9) vs. South Carolina (29-4), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

NIT Third Round Friday’s Result Texas-El Paso 68, Colorado 60

Today’s Quarterfinals Indiana (21-12) at South Dakota State (25-9), 2 p.m.

South Florida (22-12) at Mississippi State (22-13), 5 p.m.

Monday’s Quarterfinals Rutgers (25-9) vs. Bowling Green (30-4), 6 p.m.

Washington (20-13) vs. UTEP (27-7), 8 p.m.

NCAA Division II Tournament Elite Eight At Erie, Pa. Friday’s Championship Result Bentley 73, West Texas A&M 65 HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS Wisconsin Division 1 All-State Bre Cera, soph., Mukwango; Shakeela Fowler, jr., Milwaukee King; Taylor Hodell, jr., D.C. Everest; Hailey Kontny, sr., Superior Stephanie Kostowicz, sr., Oak Creek; Jessica Lindstrom, sr., Superior Arike Ogunbowale, jr., DSHA (Milwaukee); Lydia Rohde, sr., Brookfield Central; Tamya Sims, sr., Oak Creek; Kelly Smith, sr., Arrowhead; Frankie Wortz, jr., Kimberly.

Honorable mention — Linley Achtenhagen, sr., Kettle Moraine; Amelia Grahn, sr., Madison La Follette; Natisha Heideman, jr., Green Bay Southwest; Alison Hughes, jr., Janesville Craig; Liz McMahon, sr., Middelton; Jasmin Samz, jr., Wausau West; C.J. Usadel, sr., Sheboygan North; Amani Wilborn, jr., Milwaukee Riverside.

Wisconsin Division 5 All-State Marianna Bautista, jr., Heritage Christian; Ramiyah Bennett, sr., Heritage Christian; Gena Grundhoffer, soph., Assumption; Megan Gustafson, jr., South Shore Stephany Heggemeier, jr., Owen-Withee; Mary Sigler, sr., Assumption; Rachel Slaney, jr., Barneveld; Kelly Tramburg, soph., Fall River; Jen Wellnitz, sr., Black Hawk; Hannah Whitish, soph., Barneveld.

Honorable mention — Janis Anderson, sr., South Shore Meg Ellias, sr., Mellen; Erica Gehl, jr., Hilbert; Courney goyak, sr., Goodman-Pembine; Bailey Karaba, sr., Owen-Withee; Allison Pickhardt, sr., Randolph; Jade Ramirez, jr., Wayland Academy; Mikayla Simmons, sr., Alma Center Lincoln; Mikayla Swanson, sr., Randolph; Mackenzie Swiggum, sr., North Crawford; Madison Tubbs, sr., Newman Catholic.

GOLF

PGA Tour Valero Texas Open At San Antonio, Texas Par: 72 Saturday’s third-round leaders

Steven Bowditch69-67-68(-12)Matt Kuchar70-72-65(-9)Andrew Loupe67-70-70(-9)Pat Perez68-71-69(-8)Kevin Na70-70-69(-7)Chad Collins71-66-73(-6)Daniel Summerhays72-68-70(-6)Zach Johnson70-71-70(-5)Will MacKenzie69-72-70(-5)Ryan Palmer72-71-68(-5)Jim Furyk70-74-68(-4)Jerry Kelly71-71-70(-4)Geoff Ogilvy74-69-69(-4)HOCKEY

NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic Division

 WLOTSOPtsBoston511724108Montreal43264393Tampa Bay41243691Detroit34266882Toronto36324480Ottawa30297774Florida27402662Buffalo20455449

Metropolitan Division

 WLOTSOPtsPittsburgh47223299NY Rangers41302286Philadelphia39272585Columbus38304282Washington34283980New Jersey312851077Carolina32327374NY Islanders29355568

Western Conference Central Division

 WLOTSOPtsSt. Louis501743107Colorado472133100Chicago42187899Minnesota37264785Dallas36276583Winnipeg33323675Nashville32323875

Pacific Division

 WLOTSOPtsSan Jose472027103Anaheim471826102Los Angeles43252492Phoenix36267584Vancouver34304779Calgary31364369Edmonton26396361

Friday’s Results Philadelphia 4, Toronto 2

Pittsburgh 2, Columbus 1

Ottawa 5, Chicago 3

Dallas 7, Nashville 3

Calgary 4, NY Rangers 3

Edmonton 4, Anaheim 3, OT

Saturday’s Results Boston 4, Washington 2

Colorado 3, San Jose 2

Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 3, OT

Detroit 4, Toronto 2

Montreal 4, Florida 1

NY Islanders 2, New Jersey 1, SO

Columbus 3, Carolina 2, OT

Dallas 4, St. Louis 2

Minnesota at Phoenix, night Anaheim at Vancouver, night

Winnipeg at Los Angeles, night

Today’s Games Boston at Philadelphia, 11:30 a.m.

Calgary at Ottawa, 4 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Detroit, 4 p.m.

Chicago at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m.

Washington at Nashville, 7 p.m.

NY Rangers at Edmonton, 7 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN NCAA Division I Tournament Midwest Regional At U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio Friday’s Semifinal Results Ferris State 1, Colgate 0

North Dakota 5, Wisconsin 2

Saturday’s Championship Result North Dakota 2, Ferris State 1, 2OT

East Regional At Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Conn. Friday’s Semifinal Results Union 5, Vermont 2

Providence 4, Quinnipiac 0

Saturday’s Championship Result Union 3, Providence 1

Northeast Regional At DCU Center, Worcester, Mass. Friday’s Semifinal Results Boston College 6, Denver 2

Massachusetts-Lowell 2, Minnesota State-Mankato 1

Today’s Championship Boston College (27-7-4) vs. Massachusetts-Lowell (26-10-4), 4 p.m. (ESPNU)

West Regional At Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Saturday’s Semifinals Minnesota 7, Robert Morris 3

No. 2 Notre Dame (23-14-2) vs. No. 3 St. Cloud State (21-10-5), night

Today’s Championship Minnesota (26-6-6) vs. Notre Dame-St. Cloud State winner, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

JUNIORS SIJHL Playoffs Semifinals Minnesota Iron Rangers vs. Thunder Bay North Stars Best-of-7 Friday’s Result Thunder Bay 2, Minnesota 0, Thunder Bay leads 1-0

Saturday’s Result Minnesota at Thunder Bay, night

Tuesday’s Game Thunder Bay at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (at Hoyt Lakes)

TENNIS

COLLEGE MEN Saturday’s Result St. Scholastica 9, Northwestern 0

COLLEGE WOMEN Saturday’s Result Northwestern 6, St. Scholastica 3

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS Saturday’s Results Apple Valley 7, Duluth East 0 Singles — Colton Johnson Taylor, AV, def. Martin Schneider 10-5; Clay Olson, AV, def. Ryan Aturaliya 10-6; Frank Kelly, AV, def. Elliot Schneider 10-7; Paul Nesseth, AV, def. Luke Hietala.

Doubles —Robert Tobroxen/Jacob Bierman, AV, def. Andrew Zimmerman/Mark Holliday 10-3; Carter Nelson/Augie Ewald, AV, def. Tony Rich/Will Heyer 10-2; Brian Bettes/Sam Thompson, AV, def. Eric Patterson/Henri LaLiberte 10-2.

Apple Valley 6, Duluth Marshall 1 Singles —Taylor, AV, def. Jack Dodd 8-5; Kelly, AV, def. David Goltz 8-0; Olson, AV, def. Yusuf Khwaja 8-2; Nesseth, AV, def. Charlie Kratz 8-4.

Doubles —Tobroxen/Bierman, AV, def. Jack Kronzer/Mark Skramstad 8-4; Kyle McKinzie/Kyle Gondek, DM, def. Nelson/Ewald 8-5; Bettes/Thompson, AV, def. Lucas Pavelich/J.B. Stender.

Duluth East 4, Crookston 3 Singles — Bobby Tiedemann, C, def. Aturaliya 8-5; Andy Gregg, C, def. E. Schneider 8-3; L. Hietala, DE, def. Matt Garmen 8-4; Patterson, DE, def. Jordan Bengston 8-4.

Doubles — M. Schneider/Zimmerman, DE, def. A.J. Biermaier/Kal Salentiny 8-3; Holliday/Rich, DE, def. Adam Erickson/Harrison Bjorgo 8-2; Elijah Phaiah/Jacob Roesch, C, def. Heyer/E.J. Hietala 8-4.

Duluth East 7, Duluth Marshall 0 Singles — M. Schnedier, DE, def. Dodd 6-0; E. Schneider, DE, def. Goltz 6-3; Rich, DE, def. Khwaja 6-1; L. Hietala, DE, def. Kratz 6-2.

Doubles — Zimmerman/Aturaliya, DE, def. Kronzer/Skramstad 6-1; Holliday/Heyer, DE, def. McKinzie/Gondek 6-2; Patterson/E. Hietala, DE, def. Stender/Charles Young 6-3.

Duluth Marshall 5, Crookston 2 Singles — Dodd, DM, def. Tiedemann, 10-5; Gregg, C, def. Goltz 10-6; Garmen, C, def. Khwaja 10-8; Kratz, DM, def. Bjorgo 10-7.

Doubles — Kronzer/Skramstad, DM, def. Biermaier/Salentiny 10-9; McKinzie/Gondek, DM, def. Erickson/Bengston 10-3; Pavelick/Stender, DM, def. Phaiah/Roesch 10-9.

TRANSACTIONS

Baseball American League Boston Red Sox - Assigned RF Joseph Monge and C Carlos Coste to the Boston Red Sox. Released RHP Francisco Cordero.

Minnesota Twins - Assigned SS Niko Goodrum, 3B Adam Pettersen, RF Adam Walker, and 3B Travis Harrison to the Minnesota Twins. Selected the contract of SS Jason Bartlett and LF Jason Kubel from Rochester (IL). New York Yankees - Optioned LHP Cesar Cabral, RHP Shane Greene, and SS Eduardo Nunez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Signed RHP Alfredo Aceves to a minor league contract.

Oakland Athletics - Selected the contract of SS Hiroyuki Nakajima from Midland (TL), optioned him to Sacramento (PCL). Placed RHP Ryan Cook on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21.

Seattle Mariners - Placed RHP Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP Taijuan Walker, and RHP Stephen Pryor on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21.

Tampa Bay Rays - Assigned RHP Dylan Floro to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Toronto Blue Jays - Outrighted LF Matt Tuiasosopo to Buffalo (IL).

National League Atlanta Braves - Assigned C Tanner Murphy to the Atlanta Braves.

Colorado Rockies - Assigned 3B Cesar Galvez, 3B Wilson Soriano, RF Denzel Richardson, 2B Miguel Dilone, OF Jose Monzon, and SS Emerson Jimenez to the Colorado Rockies.

Milwaukee Brewers - Selected the contract of LHP Zach Duke, 1B Lyle Overbay, and 1B Mark Reynolds from Nashville (PCL). Philadelphia Phillies - Acquired SS Jayson Nix from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash. Optioned RHP Phillippe Aumont to Lehigh Valley (IL).

Selected the contract of RHP Jeff Manship and LF Tony Gwynn from Lehigh Valley (IL). Selected the contract of LHP Mario Hollands from Reading (EL). Transferred RHP Miguel Gonzalez from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Designated RHP Vin Mazzaro for assignment. Outrighted LHP Andy Oliver to Indianapolis (IL). Placed C Chris Stewart and LHP Jeff Locke on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21. Selected the contract of 1B Travis Ishikawa from Indianapolis (IL).

Washington Nationals - Placed RHP Doug Fister on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 23.

Football National Football League Atlanta Falcons - Re-signed DB Robert McClain to a one-year contract.

NCAA Football Clemson - Announced WR Charone Peake was granted a medical waiver to restore his eligibility.

Basketball NCAA Basketball Cincinnati - Announced F Kamall Richards will transfer from Xavier.

Louisville - Announced G Kevin Ware will transfer.

Ohio St. - Announced F Anthony Lee is transferring from Temple, announced F LaQuinton Ross will enter the NBA draft.

Tulsa - Announced assistant coach Wendell Moore will not return next season.

Wyoming - Reinstated G Charles Hankerson Jr.

Xavier - Announced G Semaj Christon will enter the NBA draft.

Hockey National Hockey League Calgary Flames - Recalled D Chad Billins from Abbotsford (AHL). Signed C Bryce Van Brabant to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Dallas Stars - Recalled C Chris Mueller from Texas (AHL).

San Jose Sharks - Assigned C Freddie Hamilton to Worcester (AHL).

Toronto Maple Leafs - Recalled RW Jerry D’Amigo from Toronto (AHL).

Vancouver Canucks - Recalled D Frank Corrado from Utica (AHL).

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