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JUPITER, Fla. | Cardinals sign Jose Martinez to $3.25M, 2-year contract

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Jose Martinez‘s teammates with the St. Louis Cardinals applauded his new contract Saturday, and the deal gave his family reason to cheer, too. The outfielder/first baseman signed a $3.25 million, two-year contract to remain with the Cardinals, who essentially bought out his first year of arbitration after this season. Martinez said … Continue reading JUPITER, Fla. | Cardinals sign Jose Martinez to $3.25M, 2-year contract

OXFORD, Miss. | Ole Miss players kneel in response to Confederacy rally

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Eight University of Mississippi basketball players kneeled during the national anthem Saturday before a victory over Georgia in response to a Confederacy rally near the arena. With the teams lined up across the court at the free throw lines, six players took a knee and bowed at the start of the … Continue reading OXFORD, Miss. | Ole Miss players kneel in response to Confederacy rally

LEXINGTON, Ky. | Calipari Kentucky’s 2nd-winningest coach after 80-53 win

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari was satisfied being in third place as Kentucky’s all-time winningest coach. “No one should go by (Joe B Hall), so coach Hall just asked me to vacate any games that go by him,” Calipari said. “I said they have already vacated some of my games. Maybe we’ll just vacate … Continue reading LEXINGTON, Ky. | Calipari Kentucky’s 2nd-winningest coach after 80-53 win

BATON ROUGE, La. | Smart leads No. 13 LSU past No. 5 Tennessee in OT, 82-80

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Javonte Smart waved both arms upward as he turned to the frenzied crowd inside the packed Peter Maravich Assembly Center, pounded his chest and hollered triumphantly. It was as if the freshman, who grew up near Baton Rouge, knew he’d make the free throws LSU needed to close out an … Continue reading BATON ROUGE, La. | Smart leads No. 13 LSU past No. 5 Tennessee in OT, 82-80

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Hunter rallies No. 3 Virginia past No. 18 Louisville 64-52

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — De’Andre Hunter was hungry to do his part. The hard part was waiting nearly 9 1/2 minutes on the bench with two fouls. Once Hunter returned, he couldn’t miss and all was right for No. 3 Virginia on Saturday as it rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit against No. 18 Louisville. … Continue reading LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Hunter rallies No. 3 Virginia past No. 18 Louisville 64-52

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. | Johnson, Maye lead No. 8 UNC past No. 16 FSU, 77-59

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Cameron Johnson had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 8 North Carolina routed No. 16 Florida State 77-59 on Saturday. Luke Maye added 15 points and 11 rebounds while freshman Nassir Little scored 18 points and Coby White finished with 10. The Tar Heels (22-5, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) … Continue reading CHAPEL HILL, N.C. | Johnson, Maye lead No. 8 UNC past No. 16 FSU, 77-59

HAMPTON, Ga | Christopher Bell routs field at Atlanta to win Xfinity race

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Christopher Bell led all but 20 laps while routing the field Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was the first victory for the Supra that Toyota is using this season in NASCAR’s second-tier series. “First Supra win in the Xfinity Series, so that means a … Continue reading HAMPTON, Ga | Christopher Bell routs field at Atlanta to win Xfinity race

HOUSTON | Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with 3 aboard crashes near Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A Boeing 767 cargo jetliner heading to Houston with three people aboard crashed Saturday into a bay just east of the city, according to officials. Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration did not immediately know the status of the people aboard and the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office could not immediately be … Continue reading HOUSTON | Boeing 767 cargo jetliner with 3 aboard crashes near Houston