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★★★★ NCAA TOURNAMENT EAST REGIONAL Regional Championship Saturday’s Score Syracuse 55, Marquette 39

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MIDWEST REGIONAL

Regional Championship Today’s Game Michigan (29-7) vs. Florida (29-7), 1:20 p.m. (CBS)

Regional Championship Today’s Game Louisville (32-5) vs. Duke (30-5), 3:55 p.m. (CBS)

WEST REGIONAL Regional Championship Saturday’s Score Wichita State 70, Ohio State 66

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Wichita State SHOCKERS

FINAL FOUR National Semifinals at Atlanta Saturday, April 6 5 or 7:30 p.m. Wichita St. (30-8) vs. Midwest champ Syracuse (30-9) vs. South champ

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No. 9 seed Shockers build 20-point lead, then withstand furious Buckeyes charge to reach Final Four for first time since 1965 By GREG BEACHAM Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Cleanthony Early kept stealing glances down at the hat in his hands while he waited for his turn to climb the stepladder, scissors in hand. The Wichita State forward seemed stunned at the words embroidered on his brand new ballcap: “Final Four Atlanta.” “It’s crazy. I still can’t believe we’re here,” Early said. “You try to expect it, but you expect a lot of things that don’t happen. This really happened.” Believe it. Wichita State is going to Atlanta, and these Shockers are no longer a surprise after the way CLEANTHONY EARLY the tenacious ninth seeds Wichita State forward on held off mighty Ohio State unsung Shockers punching in the West Regional final. Malcolm Armstead their Final Four ticket scored 14 points, Fred Van Vleet bounced in a big basket with 1 minute left, and Wichita State earned its first trip to the Final Four since 1965 with a 70-66 victory over the Buckeyes on Saturday. Van Vleet scored 12 points as the Shockers (30-8) followed up last week’s win over top-ranked Gonzaga with a nail-biting victory over the second-seeded Buckeyes (29-8), whose 11-game winning streak ended one short of their second straight Final Four. Wichita State’s 20-point lead in the second half dwindled to three in the final minutes, but several Shockers stepped up with big

You try to expect it, but you expect a lot of things that don’t happen. This really happened.”

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Wichita State players celebrate while Ohio State guard Aaron Craft walks dejectedly off the floor following the Shockers’ See BEST, Page C2 70-66 victory in Saturday’s West Regional final.

INDOOR FOOTBALL: Salina Bombers 43, Mid-Missouri Outlaws 21

Bombers score franchise’s first win Progress up front and special teams, run-game production pave Salina’s way past Outlaws By LARRY MORITZ Salina Journal

To earn the first victory in the history of their program, the Salina Bombers cleaned up some of the deficiencies evident in their first loss two weeks earlier. The Bombers got improved play on the offensive and defensive lines, got the running backs involved in the offense and a better performance on special teams. All of those factors led to a 43-21 victory over the Mid-Missouri Outlaws on Saturday night at the Bicentennial Center. Salina improved to 1-1 in its first season as a member of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League and dropped the Outlaws to 0-3.

“It feels good to get that first win in history,” Salina offensive lineman Ed Prince said. “Hopefully, we’ll be around a long time, and we’ll have a lot more wins to celebrate. “There are still some things we need to work on, but we came a long way from last week.” “It’s a confidence builder for us,” running back Quentin Benning said. “Coming off a loss, having a game like this will help us as a team. “But it’s also big for our crowd. We want to keep the people happy and keep them coming back.” Saturday’s announced crowd of 3,714 had more to cheer about than the sellout crowd at the season-opening 60-34 loss to Wichita. After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, the Bombers scored 36 of the game’s next 42 points.

Salina Bombers linebacker Adrian Thomas closes in on Mid-Missouri’s Ken Davis during the first half of Saturday’s game at the Bicentennial Center. JEFF COOPER / Salina Journal

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’Cats march into semifinals From wire services MANHATTAN — Kansas State nearly led from start to finish Saturday as the Wildcats defeated Illinois 66-48 in the WNIT quarterfinals before a crowd of 1,717 Bramlage Coliseum. Brittany Chambers poured in 21 points to lead three Wildcats in double figures as Kansas State improved QUARTERFINAL Illinois 48 to 19-17 and advanced to Wednesday’s 7 Kansas State 66 p.m. home semifinal against Utah. The Utes bounced Saint Mary’s (Calif.), 58-55. This marks K-State’s third trip to the WNIT Final Four, winning the tournament in 2006 and advancing to the semifinals in 2007. The Wildcats are now 13-0 alltime in the tournament in games played at home. In addition to forcing 18 turnovers, KState held Illinois — the No. 37 scoring

team in the nation (68.9 ppg.) — to a season-low 48 points. After trading baskets over the game’s first 10 minutes, K-State went on a 15-0 scoring run to take a 22-8 lead. The run was led by Chambers and Haley Texada as the backcourt tandem outscored the Illini 19-8 in that time frame. Illinois responded with nine unanswered points to cut the deficit to 22-17 with 2:19 remaining in the half. Chambers then knocked down a 3-pointer and the Wildcats regained their momentum and led 34-24 at halftime. K-State never allowed the Fightin Illini within nine points the rest of the way and stretched the lead to 18 on a Chantay Caron layup with 27 seconds left. Chambers was joined in double figures by Caron’s career-high 19, while Texada added 16. Senior Mariah White collected seven rebounds, six assists and four steals, all team-highs for the Wildcats, who secured their 11th winning season in

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Kansas vs. Notre Dame

NORFOLK REGIONAL SEMIFINAL: Today, 11 a.m . WHERE: Ted Constant Convocation Center (8.472), Norfolk, Va. SEEDS/RECORDS: No. 12 KU (20-13); No. 1 Notre Dame (33-1). TV: ESPN (Salina cable ch. 32). ANNOUNCERS—Dave O’Brien, Stephanie White and Jeannine Edwards. PROBABLE STARTERS KANSAS JAYHAWKS 21 F Carolyn Davis, 6-3, sr. (15.5) 15 F Chelsea Gardner, 6-3, so. (8.8) 3 G Angel Goodrich, 5-4, sr. (14.4) 13 G Monica Engleman, 5-11, sr. (9.9) 54 G Markisha Hawkins, 5-9, jr. (4.1) Coach — Bonnie Henrickson (9th season, 158-134). NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH 11 F Natalie Achonwa, 6-3, jr. (13.8) 44 F Ariel Braker, 6-1, jr. (5.3) 4 G Skylar Diggins, 5-9, sr. (16.8) 21 G Kayla McBride, 5-11, jr. (16.0) 32 G Jewell Loyd, 5-10, fr. (12.3) Coach — Muffet McGraw (26th season, 624-216).

Point guards make KU, Notre Dame go By HANK KURZ Jr. Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. — Point guards are taking center stage at the Norfolk Regional of the women’s NCAA tournament. Skylar Diggins of topseeded Notre Dame leads the way, but she’ll be facing off against 5-foot-4 speed demon Angel Goodrich, who helped make Kansas just the second No. 12 seed to ever get this far in the women’s tournament. “It’s a marquee matchup,” Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said. “It will be exciting.” The other matchup has Lindsay Moore coming off a

20-point, 10-assist effort that led Nebraska past Texas A&M on the Aggies home floor, and Duke countering with the rookie in the group in Alexis Jones, whose nine games at the point include three that made her the ACC tournament MVP. The star of the show, though, figures to be Diggins, she of the trademark white headband, 16.8 scoring average, 5.9 assists per game and court sense that has helped the Fighting Irish (33-1) reach the national title game the past two seasons. Two years ago, they lost 76-70 to Texas A&M. Last

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Senior forward Carl Hall shows his excitement during the final seconds of the Shockers’ 70-66 victory over Ohio State in the West Regional final on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Best / Hall: ‘I’m still shocked’ from page C1 plays to stop the surge, heeding coach Gregg Marshall’s halftime command to “play angry.” All that anger turned into a joyous postgame party at midcourt, even though the Shockers realize they’ve got more work to do. Wichita State is just the fifth team seeded ninth or higher to reach the Final Four since seeding began in 1979, but the second in three years following 11th-seeded VCU’s improbable run in 2011. The Shockers’ celebration was wild, if a bit disbelieving, in front of several thousand roaring fans. “Last year we were watching all this on television,” said Early, who scored 12 points despite spraining his ankle in the second half. “Now I’m looking at a hat that says ‘Final Four Atlanta’ with my team on it. ... It feels good, and it feels even better that I could experience it with these guys who had to struggle so hard to get here.” Wichita State roared to a 20-point lead with 11 minutes to play after Ohio State played an awful first half, but LaQuinton Ross scored 15 of his 19 points after halftime, leading a ferocious rally that got the Buckeyes within three points in the final minutes. Tekele Cotton hit a clutch 3-pointer for Wichita State with 2:20 left and grabbed a key offensive rebound moments later, allowing VanVleet to score on a shot that bounced all over the rim before dropping. Ron Baker and Cotton hit

Wichita State 70, Ohio State 66

FG FT Reb WSU Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Armstead 37 6-21 0-0 1-7 3 4 14 Early 32 5-9 0-1 2-7 0 3 12 Hall 27 3-8 2-2 2-4 0 3 8 Baker 33 0-3 9-9 0-4 1 3 9 Cotton 30 2-6 4-8 3-5 1 4 10 Lufile 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Williams 7 1-1 0-0 0-1 2 1 3 Orukpe 5 1-2 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 Van Vleet 24 4-8 3-3 0-3 2 3 12 White 2 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Totals 200 22-59 18-23 13-40 9 23 70 Percentages: FG .373, FT .783. 3-Point Goals: 8-20, .400 (Cotton 2-3, Early 2-5, Armstead 2-6, Williams 1-1, Van Vleet 1-3, Baker 0-1, White 0-1). Team Rebounds: 6. Blocked Shots: 9 (Hall 6, Early 2, Baker). Turnovers: 12 (Armstead 3, Baker 2, Cotton 2, Early, White, Van Vleet, Orukpe, Hall). Steals: 8 (Armstead 3, Van Vleet 2, Early, Cotton, Hall). Technical Fouls: None.

last-minute free throws to secure the second Final Four trip in Wichita State’s history and a school-record 30th win. “We’re happy, but I’m still shocked,” said Carl Hall, the glasses-wearing big man who scored eight points and led the Shockers’ strong defensive effort. “We’ve got a team full of fighters. I brought them all together near the end and said, ‘No matter what happens, I love y’all.’ We had to fight so hard. We’ve got each other’s backs, and it’s hard to beat a team that’s got five guys who work together like us.” Deshaun Thomas scored 21 points after missing nine of his first 12 shots for Ohio State, which made just 24 percent of its first-half shots. Aaron Craft scored nine points on 2-for-12 shooting against Armstead and a host of defenders for the Buckeyes, who dug a hole too deep to escape with their second-half rally. After two weeks of upsets in the wild West bracket,

FG FT Reb OHIO ST. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Thomas 37 7-19 7-9 1-5 3 4 21 Craft 38 2-12 3-5 0-7 2 4 9 Thompson 33 1-3 2-3 0-2 0 3 4 Williams 17 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 Smith, Jr 23 2-6 0-0 1-3 0 5 5 Scott 25 3-8 2-2 5-7 2 2 8 Ross 22 4-12 9-10 0-5 0 1 19 Ravenel 5 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 2 0 Totals 200 19-61 23-29 11-37 7 22 66 Percentages: FG .311, FT .793. 3-Point Goals: 5-25, .200 (Craft 2-7, Ross 2-7, Smith, Jr. 1-2, Scott 0-1, Thompson 0-2, Thomas 0-6). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 8 (Williams 4, Thomas 2, Thompson, Ross). Turnovers: 9 (Thomas 5, Craft 2, Ravenel, Ross). Steals: 5 (Craft 2, Ross 2, Smith, Jr.). Technical Fouls: None. Wichita St. 35 35 — 70 Ohio St. 22 44 — 66 A—17,998. Officials—Jamie Luckie, Pat Adams, Ray Natili.

underdog Wichita State seemed an appropriate pick to cut down Staples Center’s nets. The Shockers’ well-balanced roster managed built that enormous lead with the same consummate team play that they’ve shown throughout the tournament.

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The Shockers are also the kings of Kansas, reaching the national semifinals after the powerful Jayhawks and Kansas State both went down. Two sections packed with cheering Shockers fans provided all the encouragement necessary for a team that didn’t win the Missouri Valley Conference tournament and was thought to be a bubble team for an NCAA berth. Now, Wichita State is the MVC’s first Final Four team since Larry Bird led Indiana State to the title game in 1979. Another giant awaits the Shockers in Atlanta next weekend: They’ll face the winner of Sunday’s Mid-

west Regional final between Duke and Louisville. “We’re all new to this, but I think we’re ready for this,” Early said. “We’re going to prepare ourselves, and this game was pretty good preparation. We started at the bottom, and we’ve been working our way up.” Seven seasons after underdog George Mason crashed the Final Four and underlined college basketball’s growing parity, the Shockers are the latest smallish school to get on a big roll in the tournament. Butler made the national championship game in 2010 and 2011, and the Bulldogs were joined by that VCU team in the Final Four two years ago. Although the Shockers have a beautiful home arena and robust support from fans and donors in Kansas’ largest city, Marshall acknowledged that Wichita State’s athletic budget is a fraction of what a BCS school can spend. He hasn’t let it slow the Shockers, who made the NCAA tournament last year only to lose to 12th-seeded VCU in the first round. After the Shockers easily beat La Salle two days ago to reach their first regional final since 1981, Marshall’s pregame speech to the Shockers on Saturday finished with talk of cutting down the nets at Staples Center before getting on that plane back to Kansas, saying Wichita State didn’t have to play “a perfect game” to beat mighty Ohio State. “The Mecca awaits in Atlanta,” he said.

EAST: (4) Syracuse 55, (3) Marquette 39

Syracuse chokes out cold Warriors Marquette shoots woeful 23 percent, including 3 of 24 on 3-point attempts By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Jim Boeheim calls this year’s Syracuse team his best defensive group ever. Hard to argue, based on the suffocating performances that put the Orange in the Final Four. Using its trapping, shotchallenging 2-3 zone to perfect effect for 40 minutes, No. 4-seeded Syracuse shut down No. 3 Marquette 55-39 in the East Regional final Saturday to earn Boeheim his first trip to the national semis since a freshman named Carmelo Anthony helped win the 2003 NCAA title. “It’s a great thing,” Boeheim joked afterward. “We go once every 10 years.” Fittingly, a matchup between schools from the soon-to-break-apart, rough-and-tumble Big East became quite a struggle on the offensive end. Syracuse (30-9) was led by senior forward James Southerland’s 16 points. Michael CarterWilliams, a 6-foot-6 guard who is out front in the zone, was named the regional’s top player after having 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists Saturday. Marquette (26-9) hadn’t scored fewer than 47 points all season — and, indeed, put up 74 in a victory over Syracuse on Feb. 25. But this time, Marquette kept

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Syracuse forward C.J. Fair smiles after the Orangemen downed Marquette in the East Regional finals on Saturday to earn a trip to the Final Four. turning the ball over, seeing its shots blocked or just plain missing. “They beat us from start to finish. We collectively tried everything we knew to try,” Marquette coach Buzz Williams said. “It is the zone, and it is the players in the zone.” Much like what happened Thursday in the regional semifinals, when Syracuse knocked off top-seeded Indiana by limiting it to a season-low output, too. “I don’t think we’ve

played as good defensively as these last two games,” senior guard Brandon Triche said. “We held some good teams down.” All told, Marquette made only 12 of 53 shots — 23 percent — and was 3 for 24 on 3pointers. Vander Blue, who carried Marquette to the round of eight, was held to 14 points on 3-for-15 shooting. The Golden Eagles’ 39 points were a record low for a team in an NCAA tournament regional final since the shot clock was intro-

duced in 1986. “They cover ground really good. You’ve got to get the ball in the middle, you’ve got to play inside out, you’ve got to get to the free throw line and wear them down with the 3-pointer when you can,” Blue said. “They’re really good at what they do in that zone.” In the national semifinals at Atlanta next week, Syracuse will face the winner of Sunday’s South Regional final between Florida and Michigan. Last season, Syracuse fell a victory short of the Final Four, losing to Ohio State in the round of eight. “We wanted to get over the hump,” Southerland said. “That’s what I told the guys: We’ve still got two more to go.” The Big East is transforming radically before next season. Syracuse is heading to the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Marquette is one of seven basketball-centric schools departing the conference to form a new league that is taking the Big East name with it. But talk about a last hurrah. Not only is Syracuse on its way to the Final Four, but the league also could have a second representative because Louisville is in the Midwest Regional final today against Duke.

Preview Michigan has reached the Elite Eight for the first time in 19 years while Florida is part of the festivities for the third straight season when the two squads meet in Sunday’s South Regional final at Arlington, Texas. The third-seeded Gators are attempting to reach the Final Four for the first time since 2007, when they won the second of back-to-back national championships. The fourth-seeded Wolverines are still alive because of an epic comeback to beat Kansas in overtime. Michigan trailed by 10 points with less than three minutes left in regulation against the Jayhawks before Big Ten Player of the Year Trey Burke caught fire, scoring eight points in the final 75 seconds and forcing overtime with a 28-foot 3-pointer. “We love coaching him because he’s got courage,” Wolverines coach John Beilein said afterward. Florida ousted tournament favorite Florida Gulf Coast with strong defensive play that included 20 turnovers. The next task is ending the streak of two straight losses in regional title games. “It’s so hard just a win a tournament game, never mind advance,” Gators coach Billy Donovan said. ABOUT FLORIDA The Gators lack superstars and the rotation is only eight players deep, but anyone can emerge as the key player during any given contest. Senior guard Mike Rosario had 15 points against Florida Gulf Coast and is 10-of-19 from 3-point range during the tournament, while junior forward Casey Prather excelled off the bench with 11 points against the Eagles. “We wanted to come out and play with energy and help our team win,” Prather said of Florida’s strong bench contributions. “I think we did a great job of doing it. We made up our mind that we didn’t want to leave.” Rosario and senior forward Erik Murphy each average 12.6 points. Senior guard Kenny Boynton chips in 12 points per game, junior center Patric Young averages 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds and junior guard Scottie Wilbekin contributes 9.3 points and 4.9 assists.

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comparisons UF Record 29-7 Avg. Pts. 71.8 Opp. Avg. Pts. 53.7 Margin 18.1 FG Pct. .480 Opp. FG Pct. .379 3-Pt. FG Pct. .380 Opp. 3-Pt. FG Pct. .303 3-Pt. FG-Game 8.3 Opp. 3-Pt. FG-Game 5.1 FT Pct. .678 Rebound Margin 5.0 TO Diff. 3.1 Avg Steals 7.2 Avg Blocks 3.3

UM 29-7 75.4 63.1 12.3 .486 .423 .381 .325 7.5 6.4 .705 3.3 2.8 6.1 2.7

has emerged as a star in the NCAA Tournament by averaging 19.7 points and 12.3 rebounds. McGary scored a season-high 25 points and matched a season best with 14 rebounds against the Jayhawks in his fifth career start. “Coach has done a tremendous job of just allowing me for this opportunity to just get this many minutes, and be in the starting lineup,” McGary said afterward. “I’m honored to have it. He says if you play hard in practice, you’re going to earn these minutes.” McGary’s seasons averages are 7.3 points and a team-best 6.1 rebounds. Burke, a sophomore point guard, leads the Wolverines in scoring (18.9) and assists (6.8) and finished with 23 points and 10 assists against Kansas. Junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. averages 14.8 points. TIP-INS Donovan has a 31-10 record in NCAA Tournament play and his .756 winning percentage is third among active coaches, trailing only Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski (.771) and Southern Methodist’s Larry Brown (.760). The Wolverines haven’t won 30 games since compiling a 31-5 mark in 1992-93. The winner faces Syracuse or Marquette in the Final Four.

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PREDICTION Florida 68, Michigan 65

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LOUISVILLE vs. DUKE WEST REGIONAL FINALS Preview Louisville is the final No. 1 seed remaining in the NCAA Tournament and looked unbeatable behind Russ Smith in the first three games. Making the Final Four is never easy, however, and the Cardinals will need to get through No. 2 seed Duke in the Midwest Regional Final on Sunday. The Blue Devils have not had much trouble in their trip to the Elite Eight, either, and like Louisville have plenty of experience going deep in the Tournament. The Cardinals have won 13 straight games going back to the regular season and have lived up to the hype as the No. 1 overall seed thanks in part to a total of 81 points in three NCAA Tournament games by Smith. Duke can match Smith and Louisville shot for shot with Seth Curry, who went for 29 points in the Sweet 16 victory over Michigan State and is 10-for-20 from 3-point range in the Tournament. After being bounced by a No. 15 seed last season, the Blue Devils are trying to make their first Final Four appearance since winning the National Championship in 2010. ABOUT DUKE Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski has not faced Louisville coach Rick Pitino in the NCAA Tournament since Christian Laettner’s historic shot against Kentucky in the 1992 Elite Eight ended one of the greatest college basketball games ever. Krzyzewski’s 2012-13 team is not quite the same, but it does have a plethora of scoring options. Curry was just the latest to take over for Duke after sharing the scoring load with Mason Plumlee in the opening game of the Tournament and letting freshman Rasheed Sulaimon take over in the third-round victory over Creighton. Sulaimon attacking the paint helped open things up for Curry to hit six 3-pointers in the 71-61 victory over the Spartans on Friday. All five starters scored at least 14 points the last time the Blue Devils faced the Cardinals, with Plumlee’s 16 points leading the way in a 7671 victory in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament on Nov. 24. ABOUT LOUISVILLE The Cardinals were without center Gorgui Dieng in the November meeting with Duke, but

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comparisons UL Record 32-5 Avg. Pts. 74.0 Opp. Avg. Pts. 57.9 Margin 16.1 FG Pct. .454 Opp. FG Pct. .392 3-Pt. FG Pct. .331 Opp. 3-Pt. FG Pct. .316 3-Pt. FG-Game 5.7 Opp. 3-Pt. FG-Game 5.5 FT Pct. .709 Rebound Margin 3.7 TO Diff. 6.1 Avg Steals 10.9 Avg Blocks 4.1

DU 30-5 77.6 64.7 12.9 .475 .413 .403 .294 7.6 4.5 .738 -1.0 3.5 6.5 3.8

Peyton Siva collected 19 points and six steals and Smith scored 17 to keep things close. Dieng is shooting 87.5 percent in the Tournament and should make things more difficult for Plumlee this time around. Louisville has won its 13 straight games by an average of 17.3 points but was sluggish in the Sweet 16 win over Oregon because of a cold virus making its way through the squad. Smith had the worst of it Friday but still managed 31 points in the 77-69 victory. Siva spent most of the game in foul trouble but backup point guard Kevin Ware went 5-for-7 off the bench in his place. The Cardinals are largely the same team that reached the Final Four last season, though Smith has taken on a greater role. TIP-INS The schools have not met in the NCAA Tournament since Louisville defeated Duke in the 1986 National Championship game. Krzyzewski is attempting to reach his 12th Final Four, which would tie UCLA coach John Wooden for the record. Smith’s 81 points are the most for a Cardinals player in the first three games of the NCAA Tournament.

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PREDICTION Louisville 81, Duke 75

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ANGEL GOODRICH Kansas

year, they fell to Baylor, 8061. “Kalia Turner and I, we understand that this is our last go-round,” Diggins said, speaking also of her co-captain, the only other senior on the Fighting Irish roster. “In that sense, we are anxious.” McGraw senses a difference between this team and the last two. “There is a tremendous sense of urgency starting with Skylar and our seniors because this is the last chance for them,” the coach, who won the 2001 national championship, said. “Defi-

nitely I think the sense of urgency they feel is greater now.” Diggins said she has watched Goodrich’s career progress, and adds, “I am a fan.” But when the ball goes up today, it’s business. “For me, I’m not worried about what she is doing,” Diggins said of her counterpart, who is 5 inches shorter. “It’s about executing scout defense and our offensive plan versus them. If I do my job, then she didn’t do hers.” In many ways, Goodrich already has done her job at Kansas (20-13). The Jayhawks had only reached

the regional round twice in their history when she arrived, and now have done it in the last two seasons. Only San Francisco, in 1996, has come this far as a No. 12 seed since the women’s tournament went to a seeding format in 1994. “I have been at Kansas for a while and just leaving a legacy, I think that’s what we all wanted to do is come here and make a difference at Kansas, and I feel we’ve done that as a group,” Goodrich said. At Nebraska (25-8), Moore has been part of both trips to the regionals for the Cornhuskers, and while Jones moved into a new

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OKLAHOMA CITY Regional Semifinals at Oklahoma City Today’s Games Oklahoma (24-10) vs. Tennessee (26-7), 3:35 p.m. Baylor (34-1) vs. Louisville (268), 6:05 p.m. Regional Championship Tuesday 8 p.m.—Semifinal winners

Regional Semifinals Spokane, Wash. Saturday’s Scores Georgia 61, Stanford 59 California (30-3) vs. LSU (2211), (n) Regional Championship Monday 8:30 p.m.—Georgia (28-6) vs. Cal-LSU winner.

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NORFOLK Regional Semifinals at Norfolk, Va. Today’s Games Notre Dame (33-1) vs. Kansas (20-13), 11:04 a.m. Duke (32-2) vs. Nebraska (25-8), 1:32 p.m. Regional Championship Tuesday 6 p.m.—Semifinal winners.

Regional Semifinals at Bridgeport, Conn. Saturday’s Scores Kentucky 69, Delaware 62 Connecticut 76, Maryland 50 Regional Championship Monday 6:30 p.m.—Kentucky (30-5) vs. Connecticut (32-4).

Freshmen lead UConn, 76-50 By the Associated Press BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Connecticut’s youngest players have the Huskies back in an old BRIDGEPORT and familiar spot. Freshmen Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck combined for 35 points as UConn (32-4) advanced to their eighth straight regional final with a 76-50 blowout over Maryland on Saturday. “I think we were 16 for 28 from the floor, our freshmen,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “One turnover between the three of them. I thought they were the key to the game today for sure.” Stewart and sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each had 17 points to lead the Huskies. Stewart also had eight rebounds and four blocked shots. Jefferson made several key defensive stops and her two fast-break layups capped a 9-0 run to start the

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second half, giving UConn a 44-26 lead and control of the game. Two-time ACC player of the year Alyssa Thomas, was held to 13 for Maryland, which finished its season at 26-8. Maryland trailed 35-26 at the half and went scoreless for the first 3 minutes after intermission.

Kentucky 69, Delaware 62

Jennifer O’Neill scored 19 points as the second-seeded Wildcats staved off the sixth-seeded Blue Hens. A’dia Mathies added 16 points and nine rebounds for Kentucky (30-5), which advances to the Elite Eight for the second straight season and third time in four years. The Wildcats will play No. 1 seed Connecticut on Monday. Elena Delle Donne, the nation’s second-leading scorer, tallied 33 points and nine rebounds for Delaware (32-4). Delle Donne, who led the Blue Hens to their first Sweet 16, made a jumper to pull Delaware within 62-60 with 2:49 to go, but Kentucky closed the game on 7-2 jaunt to seal the win. The Wildcats used a 10-0 run and three

O’Neill 3-pointers to build a 41-27 halftime lead, holding Delle Donne to 4-of-10 shooting in the first half. The Blue Hens slowly cut the deficit behind 10 points and 10 rebounds from Lauren Carra. After Delle Donne’s jumper, Kastine Evans hit a 3-pointer with 2:23 to go before Mathies and O’Neill went 4-for-4 from the foul line. Delle Donne finished her career as the fifth leading scorer in NCAA history. She passed former stars Cheryl Miller, Chamique Holdsclaw and Maya Moore on Saturday, but finished well short of Jackie Stiles’ record of 3,393 set at Southwest Missouri State from 1998-2001.

SPOKANE Georgia 61, Stanford 59

Jasmine Hassell scored six of her 13 points in the final 3 minutes and fourthseeded Georgia reached the regional finals for the first time since 2004. Georgia overcame three major scoring droughts, including falling behind 9-0, to oust the No. 1 seed from the Spokane Regional and end Stanford’s hopes of reaching the Final Four for the sixth straight year. Jasmine James led Georgia (28-6) with 16 points.

spot at an established elite program at Duke (32-2), the way she has filled in forAll-American Chelsea Gray (dislocated knee cap in February) has been eyecatching. She averaged 17.7 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds in the ACC tournament, shooting 60 percent from the field, and had 24 points, eight rebounds and four steals in the championship game. The Blue Devils have reached regional play for the 15th time in 16 years, won their regional semifinal game in 11 of those years, played for two national championships and in four Final Fours.

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’Cats / One of four remaining teams from page c1 the past 12. Illinois was paced by Karisma Penn, who scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Illinois finished the season with a 19-14 record in Matt Bollant’s first year in Champaign, a turnaround from last year’s 11-19 mark.

Utah 58, Saint Mary’s 55

Utah continued its schoolrecord deepest march into the postseason with its victory over Saint Mary’s. All-Pac 12 Conference player Michelle Plouffe again led the Utes with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Utah (22-13) will play at Kansas State on Wednesday. Saint Mary’s (23-11) got 14 points and 14 rebounds from West Coast Conference leading rebounder Danielle Mauldin.

Florida 85, JMU 80

Florida won its fourth straight game on the road with an 85-80 victory over James Madison . Sydney Moss had 27 points and 9 rebounds, and teammate Jaterra Bonds added 20 points for Florida (22-14), which will play

WNIT Saturday’s Quarterfinals Florida 85, James Madison 80 Utah 58, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 55 Kansas State 66, Illinois 48 Drexel 56, Auburn 43 Wednesday’s Semfinals Florida (28-8) at Drexel (2610), 6 p.m. Utah (22-13) vs. Kansas State (19-17), 7 p.m. April 6 Championship 3 p.m.—Semifinal winners

Drexel in the semifinals. James Madison (25-11), which finished second to Oklahoma State in last year’s WNIT, got 26 points from Tarik Hislop and 17 points from Kirby Burkholder.

Drexel 56, Auburn 43

Drexel limited Auburn to 27 percent shooting for the game — including 14 percent in the first half — as the Dragon stymied Auburn. Hollie Mershon led Drexel with 19 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists. Teammate Fiona Flanagan had 13 points for the Dragons (2610), who will host Florida in the semifinals.

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ROYALS’ 2013 SCHEDULE APRIL

1 at Chicago-AL 3 at Chicago-AL 4 at Chicago-AL 5 at Philadelphia 6 at Philadelphia 7 at Philadelphia 8 Minnesota 9 Minnesota 10 Minnesota 12 Toronto 13 Toronto 14 Toronto 16 at Atlanta 17 at Atlanta 19 at Boston 20 at Boston 21 at Boston 23 at Detroit 24 at Detroit 25 at Detroit 26 Cleveland 27 Cleveland 28 Cleveland 29 Cleveland 30 Tampa Bay

MAY

3:10 FSKC 1:10 FSKC 1:10 FSKC 3:05 FSKC 6:05 FSKC 12:35 FSKC 3:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 6:10 FSKC 1:10 FSKC 6:10 FSKC 11:10 a.m. 6:10 FSKC 12:10 FSKC 12:35 FSKC 6:05 FSKC 6:05 FSKC 12:05 7:10 FSKC 6:10 FSKC 1:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

at Oakland at Houston at Houston at Houston Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles Los Angeles St. Louis St. Louis at St. Louis at St. Louis at Texas

JUNE

3:07 FSKC 7:05 FSKC 7:05 FSKC 7:05 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 1:10 FSKC 1:10 FSKC 1:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:15 FSKC 7:15 FSKC 7:05 FSKC

1 at Texas 3:05 FSKC 2 at Texas 2:05 FSKC 4 Minnesota 7:10 FSKC 5 Minnesota 7:10 FSKC 6 Minnesota 7:10 FSKC 7 Houston 7:10 FSKC 8 Houston 6:15 9 Houston 1:10 FSKC 10 Detroit 7:10 FSKC 11 Detroit 7:10 FSKC 12 Detroit 1:10 13 at Tampa Bay 6:10 FSKC 14 at Tampa Bay 6:10 FSKC 15 at Tampa Bay 3:10 FSKC 16 at Tampa Bay 12:40 FSKC 17 at Cleveland 6:05 F SKC 18 at Cleveland 6:05 FSKC 19 at Cleveland 6:05 21 Chicago-AL 7:10 FSKC 22 Chicago-AL 1:10 FSKC 23 Chicago-AL 1:10 FSKC 25 Atlanta 7:10 FSKC 26 Atlanta 7:10 FSKC 27 at Minnesota 7:10 FSKC 28 at Minnesota 7:10 FSKC 29 at Minnesota 6:15 30 at Minnesota 1:10 FSKC

1 Tampa Bay 7:10 FSKC 2 Tampa Bay 1:10 FSKC 3 Chicago-AL 7:10 FSKC 4 Chicago-AL 6:10 FSKC 5 Chicago-AL 1:10 FSKC 7 at Baltimore 6:05 FSKC 8 at Baltimore 6:05 FSKC 9 at Baltimore 6:05 FSKC 10 New York-AL 7:10 FSKC 11 New York-AL 6:10 FSKC 12 New York-AL 1:10 FSKC 13 at Los Angeles 9:05 FSKC 14 at Los Angeles 9:05 FSKC 15 at Los Angeles 9:05 F SKC 17 at Oakland 9:07 FSKC JULY 18 at Oakland 8:07 FSKC 2 Cleveland 7:10 FSKC

3 Cleveland 7:10 FSKC 4 Cleveland 1:10 FSKC 5 Oakland 7:10 FSKC 6 Oakland 1:10 FSKC 7 Oakland 1:10 FSKC 8 at New York-AL 6:05 FSKC 9 at New York-AL 6:05 FSKC 10 at New York-AL 6:05 FSKC 11 at New York-AL 12:05 FSKC 12 at Cleveland 6:05 FSKC 13 at Cleveland 5:05 14 at Cleveland 12:05 FSKC 15-18 All-Star Break 19 Detroit 7:10 FSKC 20 Detroit 6:10 FSKC 21 Detroit 1:10 FSKC 22 Baltimore 7:10 FSKC 23 Baltimore 7:10 FSKC 24 Baltimore 7:10 FSKC 25 Baltimore 7:10 FSKC 26 at Chicago-AL 7:10 FSKC 27 at Chicago-AL 6:10 FSKC 28 at Chicago-AL 1:10 FSKC 30 at Minnesota 7:10 FSKC 31 at Minnesota 7:10 FSKC

AUGUST

1 at Minnesota 2 at New York-NL 3 at New York-NL 4 at New York-NL 5 Minnesota 6 Minnesota 7 Minnesota 8 Boston 9 Boston 10 Boston 11 Boston 12 Miami 13 Miami 14 Miami 15 at Detroit 16 at Detroit 17 at Detroit

12:10 6:10 FSKC 12:10 F SKC 12:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 6:10 FSKC 1:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 1:10 6:05 FSKC 6:05 FSKC 6:05 FSKC

18 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31

at Detroit Chicago-AL Chicago-AL Chicago-AL Washington Washington Washington at Minnesota at Minnesota at Minnesota at Toronto at Toronto

12:05 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 6:10 FSKC 1:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 7:10 FSKC 12:10 6:07 FSKC 12:07

SEPTEMBER

1 at Toronto 12:07 FSKC 2 Seattle 1:10 F SKC 3 Seattle 7:10 FSKC 4 Seattle 7:10 FSKC 5 Seattle 1:10 6 Detroit 7:10 FSKC 7 Detroit 6:10 8 Detroit 1:10 9 at Cleveland 6:05 FSKC 10 at Cleveland 6:05 FSKC 11 at Cleveland 11:05 a.m. 13 at Detroit 6:05 FSKC 14 at Detroit 6:05 15 at Detroit 12:05 16 Cleveland 7:10 FSKC 17 Cleveland 7:10 FSKC 18 Cleveland 7:10 FSKC 20 Texas 7:10 FSKC 21 Texas 6:10 22 Texas 1:10 23 at Seattle 9:10 FSKC 24 at Seattle 9:10 FSKC 25 at Seattle 9:10 FSKC 26 at Chicago-AL 7:10 FSKC 27 at Chicago-AL 7:10 FSKC 28 at Chicago-AL 6:10 29 at Chicago-AL 1:10 All times Central and p.m. unless noted

ROYALS’ OPENING-DAY ROSTER Rotation

• • • • •

RHP James Shields RHP Ervin Santana RHP Jeremy Guthrie RHP Wade Davis RHP Luis Mendoza

• • • • •

RHP Greg Holland RHP Kelvin Herrera RHP Aaron Crow LHP Tim Collins RHP Luke Hochevar

Bullpen

• LHP Bruce Chen • RHP J.C. Gutierrez

Designated hitter

• Billy Butler

Catchers

• Salvy Perez • George Kottaras

Infielders

• • • •

SS Alcides Escobar 3B Mike Moustakas UTL Elliot Johnson UTL Miguel Tejada

• • • •

LF Alex Gordon CF Lorenzo Cain RF: Jeff Francoeur OF: Jarrod Dyson

Outfielders

Disabled list (15-day list)

• 1B Eric Hosmer • 2B Chris Getz

• LHP Danny Duffy

Royals at White Sox When: Monday, 3:10 p.m. Pitching matchups: Royals’ James Shields vs. White Sox’s Chris Sale.

In order to bolster its starting rotation, the Kansas City Royals dealt one of baseball’s top prospects, outfielder Wil Myers (right), to Tampa Bay. Myers, 22, batted .314 with 37 home runs between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha last year. — Associated Press

By JAY COHEN Associated Press

Mike Trout of the Angels and Bryce Harper of the Nationals led a strong class of rookies that had quite the impact last season. Here’s a list of newcomers hoping for an encore:

(SS) Jurickson Profar Texas rangers

The switch-hitting infielder made quite the impression last summer, when he became only the third teenager in major league history to homer in his first at-bat. He also hit .281 with 14 homers and 62 RBIs in 126 games for Double-A Frisco. Widely considered one of the top position prospects in baseball, Profar is blocked at the major league level by All-Stars Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler. The Rangers decided to send him down to Triple-A Round Rock toward the end of spring training, but the major league club appears to be headed for a difficult decision regarding its glut of talented middle infielders.

(OF) Wil Myers Tampa Bay RAYS

The 22-year-old outfielder with the sweet swing was acquired in the seven-player trade in December that sent James Shields to Kansas City. Regarded as Tampa Bay’s top prospect, he could team with Evan Longoria to give the Rays some thump in the middle of the lineup for years to come. He hit .286 in 17 spring games before he was sent down.

(RHP) Bruce Rondon Detroit

The Tigers gave Rondon the opportunity to win the closer’s job in spring training, and he struggled. Jim Leyland’s team will try closer-by-committee while Rondon will use his 100-mph fastball to close games for Triple-A Toledo. Detroit is hoping to take the next step and win the

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JAY COHEN / Associated Press World Series this year, so the 22-year-old Rondon could be back up quickly if he does well with the Mud Hens and the Tigers blow a couple of late leads early in the season.

(C) Travis d’Arnaud and (RHP) Zack Wheeler New York Mets

It could be a rough year at Citi Field, but there is some reason for hope in the Mets’ minor league system. The 6-foot-2 d’Arnaud, regarded as one of the top catching prospects in all of baseball, was acquired from Toronto in the trade that sent NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays. Wheeler had 148 strikeouts in 149 innings last year in the minors.

was “pretty polished for a young guy.”

(RHP) Dylan Bundy Baltimore

The 6-foot-1 righty made his major league debut in the middle of a playoff race last summer and tossed 1 2-3 scoreless innings over two appearances. Bundy, the fourth overall selection in the 2011 draft, was 1-1 with a 1.13 ERA in four spring games, but walked six batters in eight innings. The Orioles will give him more time to develop at DoubleA Bowie at the start of the season.

(OF) Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers

The 2009 first-round pick bulked up over the winter, adding nearly 25 pounds to his 6-foot-3 frame. He is hoping the offseason work will add more velocity to his 96mph fastball and increase his stamina. It seemed to work out during spring training, where he won the fifth spot in the rotation.

The 22-year-old Cuban slugger, who signed a $42 million, seven-year contract last year, hit .526 during an impressive spring training. Blocked by one of the majors’ best all-around outfields in Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier, Puig will begin the season at Double-A Chattanooga, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly compared him to a Ferrari that just needed a little paint on the day he was sent down.

(RHP) Gerrit Cole Pittsburgh Pirates

(OF) Billy Hamilton CincinnatI reds

(RHP) Shelby Miller St. Louis cardinals

The former UCLA star will begin the year in the minors, but he might not be there for very long. Veteran catcher Russell Martin raved about Cole this spring, saying he had “phenomenal” stuff and

The Reds’ top prospect is still learning how to switchhit and play center field, but there is no concern about his speed. He set a minor league record with 155 steals last season. He will open the year in the minors

again while Shin-Soo Choo keeps center field warm for him in Cincinnati.

(OF) Aaron Hicks Minnesota Twins

The Twins traded away two center fielders over the winter, practically handing the job to Hicks. The 2008 first-round pick had a solid all-around year in the minors last season, then hit well over .300 in spring training to validate Minnesota’s decision to give him a shot.

(RHP) Trevor Bauer Cleveland INDIANS

The overall No. 3 pick by Arizona in the 2011 draft was shipped to the Indians in a three-team offseason trade. The former UCLA star, who has an unusual training regimen, was 12-2 with a 2.42 ERA over two minor league stops last year.

JEFF COOPER / Salina Journal

Salina Bombers running back Demetrius Cox accounted for 31 of the team’s 101 rushing yards Saturday.

Bombers / Rush for 5 touchdowns from page c1 They did much of their damage on the ground, rushing for 101 yards and five touchdowns. That included three touchdown carries for Benning and two for Frank Miles, while running back Demetrius Cox had 31 yards rushing and another 17 receiving. “We just wanted to spread it around a lot more tonight,” Miles said. “We’ve got a nice set of backs and getting us the ball this time helped us open up the passing.” “I felt like our running game was a big issue for us,” Benning said. “That was a big turnaround this week. “But the receivers also made big catches and the defense played their butts off. As long as we come together as a team like we did tonight, we can do great things.” Leading by only a single point at halftime, Benning had a 17-yard scoring run early in the third that pushed the margin to eight points. The defense added points for the Bombers on the Outlaws’ next offensive play with a safety, and when Miles went 14 yards down the right sideline for his second touchdown, the lead had grown to 29-13. “Our backs ran hard, and you can’t run like that without your linemen playing well,” Salina head coach Bob Frey said. “Our linemen were greatly improved. “There are still things we need to work on, but it’s nice to be able to work on them after a win.” The Bombers’ defense forced three turnovers, getting interceptions from Ira Autrey and Paul Barber, while Adrian Thomas recovered an Outlaws fumble. Thomas also blocked a Mid-Missouri field goal attempt early in the fourth quarter, and two plays later Benning’s third touchdown run made it 36-13. “It was a good effort by the defense,” Thomas said. “We were just getting used to things in that first game, but tonight we came together and got a good team win.” After both teams had missed field goals on their opening possession, the Outlaws got on the scoreboard

Salina Bombers 43, Mid-Missouri 21

MM S First downs 14 19 Rushes-yards 9-(-3) 21-101 Passing yards 152 103 Comp-Att-Int 20-42-2 13-22-1 Total plays-yds 51-149 43-204 Fumbles-lost 2-1 2-1 Penalties-yards 6-32 7-52 INDIVIDUALS STATISTICS RUSHING—MM: Williams 1-12, James 5-(-3), Middleton 1-4, Davis 1-(-4), Team 1-(-12). S: Benning 8-45, Cox 4-31, Miles 5-19, Simoneau 2-3, Waggoner 1-8, Team 1-(-5). PASSING—MM: Middleton 19-39-2-148, Williams 1-3-0-5. S: Simoneau 13-22-1-111. RECEIVING—MM: Reid 8-76, Celestine 6-37, Williams 2-33, Dennis 1-5, McDonald 1-2, James 1-0. S: Roberts 4-47, Smalls 2-19, Cox 2-17, Myers 2-14, Ham 2-9, Miles 1-5. SCORING SUMMARY Mid-Missouri 7 6 0 8 — 21 Salina 7 7 15 14 — 43 First quarter MM—Reid 4 pass from Middleton (Doerfler kick), 1:50. S—Miles 2 run (Hoover kick), 0:00. Second quarter S—Benning 1 run (Hoover kick), 7:01. MM—Jackson fumble recovery in end zone (kick failed), 0:58. Third quarter S—Benning 17 run (Hoover kick), 11:53. S—Safety, 5:31. S—Miles 14 run (pass failed), 1:28. Fourth quarter S—Benning 6 run (Hoover kick), 12:05. MM—Reid 4 pass from Middleton (Dennis pass from Middleton), 5:41. S—Ham 4 pass from Simoneau (Hoover kick), 2:50.

first on Josh Reid’s leaping catch in the end zone. The Bombers scored on each of their next two possessions. Dane Simoneau’s 23-yard pass to Ricky Roberts gave Salina a first-andgoal at the 2. Two plays later, it was Miles scoring on a 1yard carry on the final play of the first quarter to make it 7-7. After another missed Outlaws field goal attempt, the Bombers went 45 yards in seven plays to take their first lead. Simoneau had completions to Corey Ham and Seth Myers on the drive, but the last three plays were carries by Benning. After Benning’s 1-yard touchdown run, Corey Hoover’s second of five extra-point kicks put Salina up 14-7 with 7:01 before half. The Bombers had two turnovers in the final minute of the first half, with the first proving costly. MidMissouri’s Trey Jackson recovered a fumble in the end zone with 58 seconds before halftime, but a missed extra-point attempt allowed Salina to take a 14-13 lead into the break. Simoneau completed 13 of 22 passes for 111 yards, including a 4-yard scoring pass to Ham with 2:50 remaining for the game’s final points. Ricky Roberts had four catches for 47 yards.


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Power rankings

KEY

Based on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best ranking Teams listed in order of last season’s finish (2012 record)

SP Starting pitching

A M E R I C A N

E A S T Yankees

Orioles

Rays

(95-67)

(93-69)

(90-72)

4 4

SP BP OFF DEF

2

(69-93)

3 3

3

3

5 4

Goal is to build on the leave success of them in a last season, precarious producing a turnaround position; pitching staff from 93 could be losses to 93 one of base- wins and a ball’s best playoff berth

(85-77) 3 3 3 3

2

Former Excitement and expectpitching ations are coach John high for Farrell should a team bring stability after one remade by an season under offseason unpredictof wheeling able Bobby and dealing Valentine

(72-90)

W E S T Athletics Rangers Angels Mariners Astros

Twins

(68-94)

(66-96)

1

1

(94-68)

(93-69)

(89-73)

5 2

2 2

12

13

3 3

10

If they Have an make the imposing playoffs lineup led again, by Paul they have Konerko, star power Adam Dunn to match and Alex any team Rios; short in the on leftgame handed bats

2 4

Should score Hardruns and pressed to have solid get back into defense; will contention be up to their after two pitching staff years in the to help them basement close the gap thanks to on Detroit in an ace-less Central rotation

3 2 5

13

16

13

10

Came out of nowhere to win the AL West on the final day of the season; repeating will be difficult

Should still be able to produce some runs; add solid pitching, and they should contend for another title

Signing of free-agent Josh Hamilton, paired with Albert Pujols, is the best heart of the order money can buy

Need to take a step forward in the rebuilding manager Eric Wedge and GM Jack Zduriencik have undertaken

Dodgers, Giants, Angels and A’s all legit contenders

Angeles Dodgers’ 2013 payroll of more than $230 million has bought a lot of expectations. In addition to fielding what not too long ago would have been an All-Star team, new ownership went out and gave ace Zach Greinke $147 million and threw another $80 mil to a rookie Korean pitcher and a Cuban prospect. One offseason removed from giving Albert Pujols a boatload of cash, Angles’ owner Arte Moreno wrote another lavish free-agent check to Josh Hamilton. Yoenis Cespedes Their northern neighbors, Oakland A’s the defending champion San AB AVG HR RBI Francisco Giants, aren’t 487 .292 23 82 messing with success, bringing back almost the entire crew that helped win a second title in three seasons. To repeat, San Fran will need former Cy Young Award L winner Tim Lincecum I to get back to his F “Freak”-ish ways. O And don’t forget about R the money-balling Oakland N A’s and Yoenis Cespedes, I who came out of nowhere A to win the AL West last season, clinching on the final day of the season. Los Angeles

Key dates to mark on the schedule: March 31 Opening day, Texas at Houston; active rosters reduced to 25 players May 8-9 Owners meetings, New York June 6 Amateur draft July 12 Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign July 16 All-Star game, Citi Field, New York

July 31 Last day to trade a player without securing waivers

IP SO ERA 212.1 200 3.48

Oct. 23 World Series begins

with Rangers AB AVG 562 .285

Managing expectations

HR 43

RBI 128

The new-look Blue Jays

One-fifth of the 30 major league teams will enter the season with a new skipper at the helm. The six new managers are the third most in any one season over the past decade, behind the seven hired in 2007 and ’11.

Cabrera Reyes

Mike Redmond Miami Marlins

Walt Weiss Colorado Rockies

Bo Porter Houston Astros

John Farrell Boston Red Sox

Terry Francona Cleveland Indians

John Gibbons Toronto Blue Jays

Faces challenge of leading a team that was mostly gutted in a blockbuster deal with Toronto, paring payroll to about $40 million.

Last year coached son’s H.S. team. Will try to turn around a club that endured a franchise-worst 98 losses to finish last in NL West last year.

Another first-time big-league manager, takes over a team that was the worst in the majors each of the past two years, going 111-213.

Former Red Sox pitching coach in 2007-10 before leaving to manage the Blue Jays. Sox coming off a lastplace finish in 2012.

Most experienced “new” manager was the Phillies’ skipper for four years, then spent eight seasons with the Red Sox.

Back for a second managerial stint with Toronto. Has high hopes in the AL East after landing a bounty from the dismantled Marlins.

Teams ranked by AP Baseball Writer Howie Rumberg

N A T I O N A L

Listed in order of last season’s finish (2012 record)

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Marlins

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Best record Team thinks it in baseball can make a last season. run at a Confident championship they’re ready after finishing to return to the second playoffs – and behind make a deep Washington run this time a year ago

3

3 3

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TRADE No team was busier than the Toronto Blue Jays in the offseason, bolstering their playoff position in the tough American FREE League East. AGENCY

2 2

2

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(88-74)

3

4 4

1

3 5

2

12

8

7

Relishing their under-theradar status ;still can make a run, if things break right.

Traded R.A. Dickey, last year’s NL Cy Young Award winner; face a tough road to success in a talented division

Young, thin, inexperienced rotation will probably make for a long year; projected to finish last

16

(83-79)

14

Pirates

Cubs

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(61-101)

3

3

Giants

3

(86-76) 5 5

3

3 3

3

11

10

9

16

Another MVP-caliber season by Ryan Braun could help put them in position to compete in division

A winning season isn’t out of the question, but neither is a significant step back

Remain in the early stages of a building process; believe they’re on the right path

Starting pitching once again will be a strength; competition should be even tougher this season in the West

MLB: KEY DATES

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros: The season starts with a pair of Texas teams trying to adapt to vastly different situations than they faced a year ago. It’s the first American League appearance for the Astros, who lost more than 100 games in each of their last two years in the NL. The Rangers are

(81-81) 5

(76-86)

4

3 3

3 3 3

4 3

15

13

Big spenders Believe they trying to have the supplant the pitching to rival Giants contend with coming off Giants and their second Dodgers; World Series but can title in three they score years enough?

SOURCE: Major League Baseball

A Lone Star State opener, a Big Apple All-Star game and one unusual induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame highlight the 2013 major league season. A handful of dates to mark on the schedule:

Melky Cabrera Maicer Izturis

Dodgers D-backs Padres Rockies

(94-68)

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2 2

4

3

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*2012 From Mets: Cy Young R.A. Dickey* Award winner

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From Marlins: Jose Reyes Mark Buehrle Josh Johnson Emilio Bonifacio

L E A G U E

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Phillies

OCT.

Sept. 29 Final day of regular season

Josh Hamilton Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Anaheim

SEPT.

Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to 40 players

AUG.

July 28 Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y.

JULY

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Zack Greinke Los Angeles Dodgers

6 Former NL’ers have just five players on the 40-man roster with more than two years of ML experience

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MONDAY, APRIL 1

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers: The World Series winners begin their defense against the rival Dodgers, who think they can make it two titles in a row for the NL West. Los Angeles strengthened its rotation by signing right-hander Zack Greinke over the winter, and All-Star Matt Kemp

anchors a dynamic lineup. NL MVP Buster Posey leads a familiar group of Giants seeking a third championship in four seasons, an accomplishment that would rank among the greatest runs in baseball history.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

All-Star game: The New York Mets’ Citi Field hosts the Midsummer Classic for the first time since it opened in 2009. It’s the first AllStar game in New York since 2008, when the AL won 4-3 in 15 innings in the final season of old Yankee Stadium. The AL won again the following year, but it’s been all National

League of late, winning the last three by a combined score of 16-2.

SUNDAY, JULY 28

Hall of Fame inductions: For the first time since 1996, not one player received the 75 percent required for induction when the baseball writers voted for the Hall of Fame. So this year’s Cooperstown class includes Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, umpire Hank O’Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White, who all died more than 70 years ago. They were chosen by the 16-member panel considering individuals from the era before integration in 1947.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

Trade deadline: The last chance for teams to make deals without having to first pass players through waivers.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers: The Indians, Royals and White Sox all could challenge the Tigers for the AL Central crown. The improved Tribe faces Detroit six times in August, then opens the final month of the season with their last scheduled game against the Tigers. — Associated Press


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NCAA I men

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NCAA I MEN’S TOURNAMENT First round at Dayton, Ohio Tuesday, March 19 North Carolina A&T 73, Liberty 72 St. Mary’s, Calif. 67, Middle Tennessee State 54 Wednesday, March 20 James Madison 68, Long Island 55 LaSalle 80, Boise State 71

TELEVISION BASEBALL 1:30 p.m.—Texas Christian at Texas Tech................FSKC, cable 34 7 p.m.—Texas at Houston..........................................ESPN, cable 32 BASKETBALL 11:p4 a.m.—Women, Kansas vs. Notre Dame..........ESPN, cable 32 1:20 p.m.—Michigan vs. Florida................................... CBS, cable 12 1:32 p.m.—Women, Duke vs. Nebraska..................ESPN2, cable 33 3:35 p.m.—Women, Oklahoma vs. Tennessee.......ESPN2, cable 33 3:55 p.m.—Louisville vs. Duke..................................... CBS, cable 12 6 p.m.—Detroit at Chicago............................................WGN, cable 7 6:05 p.m.—Women, Baylor vs. Louisville.................ESPN2, cable 33 BOWLING 1:30 p.m.—PBA Tournament of Champions..............ESPN, cable 32 GOLF 8 a.m.—Trophee Hassan II..........................................TGC, cable 79 Noon—Houston Open..................................................TGC, cable 79 2 p.m.—Houston Open...................................................NBC, cable 3 HOCKEY 11:30 a.m.—Chicago at Detroit......................................NBC, cable 3 TENNIS 10:30 a.m.—Sony Open............................................... CBS, cable 12 RADIO BASKETBALL 1:20 p.m.—Michigan vs. Florida................................ KSAL, 1150-AM 3:55 p.m.—Louisville vs. Duke.................................. KSAL, 1150-AM

Today’s schedule basketball  Kansas women vs. Notre Dame at Norfolk, Va., 11:04 a.m.

State college BASEBALL

MLB standings AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct. GB Baltimore 0 0 .000 — Boston 0 0 .000 — New York 0 0 .000 — Tampa Bay 0 0 .000 — Toronto 0 0 .000 — Central Division W L Pct. GB Chicago 0 0 .000 — Cleveland 0 0 .000 — Detroit 0 0 .000 — Kansas City 0 0 .000 — Minnesota 0 0 .000 — West Division W L Pct. GB Houston 0 0 .000 — Los Angeles 0 0 .000 — Oakland 0 0 .000 — Seattle 0 0 .000 — Texas 0 0 .000 — Friday’s results No games scheduled. Saturday’s results No games scheduled. Sunday’s game Texas (Harrison 0-0) at Houston (Norris 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 3:10 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 3:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Cincinnati, 3:10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct. Atlanta 0 0 .000 Miami 0 0 .000 New York 0 0 .000 Philadelphia 0 0 .000 Washington 0 0 .000 Central Division W L Pct. Chicago 0 0 .000 Cincinnati 0 0 .000 Milwaukee 0 0 .000 Pittsburgh 0 0 .000 St. Louis 0 0 .000 West Division W L Pct. Arizona 0 0 .000 Colorado 0 0 .000 Los Angeles 0 0 .000 San Diego 0 0 .000 San Francisco 0 0 .000 Friday’s results No games scheduled. Saturday’s results No games scheduled. Sunday’s games No games scheduled. Monday’s games Miami at Washington, 12:05 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. Colorado at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 6:05 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 9:05 p.m.

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Exhibition standings AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct. Kansas City 25 7 .781 Baltimore 19 9 .679 Seattle 22 11 .667 Detroit 19 14 .576 Oakland 17 13 .567 Cleveland 17 16 .515 Minnesota 17 16 .515 Boston 17 17 .500 Chicago 14 14 .500 Texas 17 17 .500 Toronto 16 17 .485 Houston 15 16 .484 Tampa Bay 15 17 .469 New York 14 18 .438 Los Angeles 10 20 .333 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct. Atlanta 20 15 .571 Colorado 16 15 .516 San Francisco 16 15 .516 St. Louis 16 15 .516 New York 15 15 .500 Arizona 16 17 .485 Philadelphia 16 17 .485 Chicago 16 19 .457 Miami 13 16 .448 San Diego 16 20 .444 Washington 14 18 .438 Milwaukee 13 18 .419 Pittsburgh 13 18 .419 Cincinnati 13 20 .394 Los Angeles 13 20 .394 Note—Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Friday’s results Kansas City 5, Cleveland 1 Toronto 1, Philadelphia 0 Houston 6, Chicago Cubs 6, tie, 10 innings Texas 5, San Diego 4 Chicago White Sox 7, Milwaukee 2 Cincinnati 2, Arizona 1 L.A. Dodgers 9, L.A. Angels 8 San Francisco 3, Oakland 1 N.Y. Mets 7, St. Louis 2 Minnesota 8, Boston 3 Detroit 8, Tampa Bay 3 N.Y. Yankees 4, Washington 2 Saturday’s results Baltimore 7, N.Y. Mets 1 Toronto 10, Philadelphia 4 Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 3, tie Boston 4, Minnesota 2 Houston 6, Chicago Cubs 3 Texas 5, San Diego 2 Milwaukee 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Cleveland 9, Cincinnati (ss) 1 Seattle 4, Colorado 3 Cincinnati (ss) 9, Arizona 0 Oakland 4, San Francisco 3 L.A. Angels 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 END OF EXHIBITION SEASON

Big 12 linescores BAYLOR 7, KANSAS STATE 6 Kansas State 120 000 003 — 6 11 0 Baylor 000 303 01x — 7 14 4 WP—Stone (1-2). LP—Wivinis (4-1). S—Smith (5). 2B—KS: Witt, Fisher; B: Towey, Orf, Toth. KANSAS 10, OKLAHOMA 8 Kansas 700 000 210 — 10 12 1 Oklahoma 100 070 000 — 8 13 0 WP—Kahana (3-1). LP—Waltrip (1-2). S—Piche (3). 2B—K: Smith, Kuntz, DeLeon, Eldrege, Protacio; O: Aikin 2, Oberste, Carpenter. 3B—O: Haley. HR—O: White.

MVC linescore WICHITA STATE 4, ILLINOIS STATE 3 Illinois St. 010 020 000 000 — 3 10 1 Wichita St. 101 010 000 001 — 4 11 1 WP—McGreevy (2-1). LP—Learnard (1-2). 2B—IS: Johnson; WS: Baker, Bayliff, Haddox.

Sterling 3-6, Friends 2-5 Tabor 5-3, Ottawa 1-3 Saint Mary 9-1, McPherson 2-10 Kansas Wesleyan at Bethany, ppd., rain Fort Hays State at Southwest Baptist, ccd., rain

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NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF 36 28 8 0 56 123 35 15 11 9 39 88 34 16 15 3 35 78 35 16 16 3 35 100 34 14 17 3 31 90 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Montreal 34 22 7 5 49 107 Boston 33 21 8 4 46 95 Ottawa 35 19 10 6 44 89 Toronto 36 20 12 4 44 112 Buffalo 35 13 16 6 32 94 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Winnipeg 36 18 16 2 38 89 Carolina 33 16 15 2 34 92 Washington 34 16 17 1 33 98 Tampa Bay 34 15 18 1 31 110 Florida 36 11 19 6 28 88 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 33 25 5 3 53 109 Detroit 34 17 12 5 39 90 St. Louis 33 17 14 2 36 94 Nashville 35 14 14 7 35 87 Columbus 35 14 14 7 35 85 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Minnesota 34 21 11 2 44 97 Vancouver 34 19 9 6 44 92 Edmonton 33 13 13 7 33 83 Calgary 33 13 16 4 30 93 Colorado 34 12 18 4 28 84 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 34 23 7 4 50 106 Los Angeles 34 19 12 3 41 100 San Jose 33 16 11 6 38 82 Dallas 33 16 14 3 35 92 Phoenix 34 14 15 5 33 92 Note—Two points for a win, one point for time loss. Friday’s results Tampa Bay 5, New Jersey 4 (so) Dallas 5, Minnesota 3 Anaheim 2, Chicago 1 Columbus 6, Calgary 4 Saturday’s results Washington 4, Buffalo 3 (so) Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 3 (so) Philadelphia 3, Boston 1 Pittsburgh 2, N.Y. Islanders 0 Colorado 1, Nashville 0 (ot) Carolina 3, Winnipeg 1 Toronto 4, Ottawa 0 Montreal 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Florida 3, New Jersey 2 (ot) Vancouver at Edmonton, (n) Phoenix at San Jose, (n) Sunday’s games Chicago at Detroit, 11:30 a.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Columbus, 5 p.m. Boston at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh New Jersey N.Y. Rangers N.Y. Islanders Philadelphia

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NBA standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct. x-New York 45 26 .634 x-Brooklyn 42 31 .575 Boston 38 34 .528 Philadelphia 30 43 .411 Toronto 27 45 .375 Southeast Division W L Pct. z-Miami 57 15 .792 x-Atlanta 41 33 .554 Washington 26 46 .361 Orlando 19 55 .257 Charlotte 17 56 .233 Central Division W L Pct. x-Indiana 46 27 .630 x-Chicago 39 32 .549 Milwaukee 35 37 .486 Detroit 24 49 .329 Cleveland 22 49 .310 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct. x-San Antonio 55 17 .764 x-Memphis 49 24 .671 Houston 40 33 .548 Dallas 36 37 .493 New Orleans 25 48 .342 Northwest Division W L Pct. x-Oklahoma City 54 20 .730 x-Denver 50 24 .676 Utah 38 36 .514 Portland 33 39 .458 Minnesota 26 46 .361 Pacific Division W L Pct. x-L.A. Clippers 49 25 .662 Golden State 41 32 .562 L.A. Lakers 38 36 .514 Sacramento 27 47 .365 Phoenix 23 50 .315 x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference Friday’s results Orlando 97, Washington 92 Boston 118, Atlanta 107 New York 111, Charlotte 102 Philadelphia 97, Cleveland 87 Toronto 99, Detroit 82 Memphis 103, Houston 94 Minnesota 101, Oklahoma City 93 Miami 108, New Orleans 89 San Antonio 104, L.A. Clippers 102 Denver 109, Brooklyn 87 Utah 105, Portland 95 Saturday’s results Dallas 100, Chicago 98 Atlanta 97, Orlando 88 Houston 98, L.A. Clippers 81 Memphis 99, Minnesota 86 Philadelphia 100, Charlotte 92 Oklahoma City 109, Milwaukee 99 Utah 116, Brooklyn 107 L.A. Lakers 103, Sacramento 98 Indiana at Phoenix, (n) Portland at Golden State, (n) Sunday’s games Cleveland at New Orleans, 5 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 5 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 6 p.m. Miami at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Boston at New York, 6:30 p.m.

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EAST REGIONAL Second round Thursday, March 21 at Lexington, Ky. Marquette 59, Davidson 58 Butler 68, Bucknell 56 at San Jose, Calif. Butler 68, Bucknell 56 Marquette 59, Davidson 58 California 64, Nevada-Las Vegas 61 Syracuse 81, Montana 34 Friday, March 22 at Dayton, Ohio Temple 76, North Carolina State 72 Indiana 83, James Madison 62 at Austin, Texas Miami, Fla. 78, Pacific, Calif. 49 Illinois 57, Colorado 49 Third round Saturday, March 23 at Lexington, Ky. Marquette 74, Butler 72 at San Jose, Calif. Syracuse 66, California 60 Sunday, March 24 at Dayton, Ohio Indiana 58, Temple 52 at Austin, Texas Miami, Fla. 63, Illinois 59 Regional semifinals Thursday, March 28 at Washington, D.C. Marquette 71, Miami, Fla. 61 Syracuse 61, Indiana 50 Regional championship Saturday, March 30 at Washington, D.C. Syracuse 55, Marquette 39 SOUTH REGIONAL Second round Thursday, March 21 at Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan 71, South Dakota State 56 Virginia Commonwealth 88, Akron 42 Friday, March 22 at Philadelphia, Pa. Florida Gulf Coast 78, Georgetown, D.C. 68 San Diego State 70, Oklahoma 55 at Kansas City, Mo. North Carolina 78, Villanova 71 Kansas 64, Western Kentucky 57 at Austin, Texas Florida 79, Northwestern State, La. 47 Minnesota 83, UCLA 63 Third round Saturday, March 23 at Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan 78, Virginia Commonwealth 53 Sunday, March 24 at Philadelphia, Pa. Florida Gulf Coast 81, San Diego State 71 at Kansas City, Mo. Kansas 70, North Carolina 58 at Austin, Texas Florida 78, Minnesota 64 Regional semifinals Friday, March 29 at Arlington, Texas Michigan 87, Kansas 85 (ot) Florida 62, Florida Gulf Coast 50 Regional championship Sunday, March 31 at Arlington, Texas Michigan (29-7) vs. Florida (29-7), 1:20 p.m. MIDWEST REGIONAL Second round Thursday, March 21 at Lexington, Ky. Louisville 79, North Carolina A&T 48 Colorado State 84, Missouri 72 at Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan State 65, Valparaiso 54 Memphis 54, St. Mary’s, Calif. 52 at San Jose, Calif. St. Louis 64, New Mexico State 44 Oregon 68, Oklahoma State 55 Friday, March 22 at Philadelphia, Pa. Duke 73, Albany, N.Y. 61 Creighton 67, Cincinnati 63 Third round Saturday, March 23 at Lexington, Ky. Louisville 82, Colorado State 56 at Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan State 70, Memphis 48 at San Jose, Calif. Oregon 74, St. Louis 57 Sunday, March 24 at Philadelphia, Pa. Duke 66, Creighton 50 Regional semifinals Friday, March 29 at Indianapolis, Ind. Louisville 77, Oregon 69 Duke 71, Michigan State 61 Regional championship Sunday, March 31 at Indianapolis, Ind. Louisville (32-5) vs. Duke (30-5), 3:55 p.m. WEST REGIONAL Second round Thursday, March 21 at Salt Lake City, Utah Wichita State 73, Pittsburgh 55 Gonzaga 64, Southern 58 Arizona 81, Belmont 64 Harvard 68, New Mexico 62 Friday, March 22 at Dayton, Ohio Ohio State 95, Iona 70 Iowa State 76, Notre Dame 58 at Kansas City, Mo. Mississippi 57, Wisconsin 46 LaSalle 63, Kansas State 61 Third round Saturday, March 23 at Salt Lake City, Utah Arizona 74, Harvard 51 Wichita State 76, Gonzaga 70 Sunday, March 24 at Dayton, Ohio Ohio State 78, Iowa State 75 at Kansas City, Mo. LaSalle 76, Mississippi 74 Regional semifinals Thursday, March 28 at Los Angeles, Calif. Ohio State 73, Arizona 70 Wichita State 72, La Salle 58 Regional championship Saturday, March 30 at Los Angeles, Calif. Wichita State 70, Ohio State 66 FINAL FOUR at Atlanta, Ga. Semifinals Saturday, April 6 Midwest champion vs. Wichita State (30-8), 5 or 7:30 p.m. South champion vs. Syracuse (30-9), 5 or 7:30 p.m.

Men’s NIT NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT MEN First round Tuesday, March 19 Maryland 86, Niagara 70 St. John’s, N.Y. 63, St. Joseph’s, Pa. 61 Louisiana Tech 71, Florida State 66 Robert Morris 59, Kentucky 57 Alabama 62, Northeastern 43 Virginia 67, Norfolk State 56 Denver 61, Ohio 57 Brigham Young 90, Washington 79 Stanford 58, Stephen F. Austin 57 Wednesday, March 20 Iowa 65, Indiana State 52 Providence 69, Charlotte 61 Stony Brook 71, Massachusetts 58 Mercer 75, Tennessee 67 Baylor 112, Long Beach State 66 Southern Mississippi 78, Charleston Southern 71 Arizona State 83, Detroit 68 Second round Thursday, March 21 Maryland 62, Denver 52 Friday, March 22 Baylor 89, Arizona State 85 Iowa 75, Stony Brook 63 Saturday, March 23 Alabama 66, Stanford 54 Sunday, March 24 Virginia 68, St. John’s, N.Y. 50 Monday, March 25 Providence 77, Robert Morris 68 Brigham Young 90, Mercer 71 Southern Mississippi 63, Louisiana Tech 52 Quarterfinals Tuesday, March 26 Maryland 58, Alabama 57 Wednesday, March 27 Iowa 75, Virginia 64 Brigham Young 79, Southern Mississippi 62 Baylor 79, Providence 68 Semifinals at New York Tuesday, April 2 Brigham Young (24-11) vs. Baylor (21-14), 6 p.m.

Maryland (25-12) vs. Iowa (24-12), 8:30 p.m. Championship Thursday, April 4 Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.

CBI tournament COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL First round Tuesday, March 19 George Mason 78, College of Charleston 77 Wyoming 67, Lehigh 66 Santa Clara 77, Vermont 67 Wednesday, March 20 Wright State 72, Tulsa 52 Richmond 76, Bryant 71 Western Michigan 72, North Dakota State 71 (ot) Purdue 81, Western Illinois 67 Houston 73, Texas 72 Quarterfinals Monday, March 25 George Mason 88, Houston 84 (ot) Santa Clara 86, Purdue 83 Wright State 57, Richmond 51 Western Michigan 75, Wyoming 67 (ot) Semifinals Wednesday, March 27 George Mason 62, Western Michigan 52 Santa Clara 81, Wright State 69 Championship series (Best-of-3) Monday, April 1 George Mason (21-14) at Santa Clara (24-11), 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 Santa Clara at George Mason, 6 p.m. Friday, April 5 x-Santa Clara at George Mason, 6 p.m. (x-if necessary)

CollegeInsider.com COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT First round Tuesday, March 19 Eastern Kentucky 69, Gardner-Webb 62 East Carolina 66, Savannah State 65 Rider 63, Hartford 54 Youngstown State 99, Oakland, Mich. 87 Loyola, Md. 70, Boston U. 63 Evansville 84, Tennessee State 72 Wednesday, March 20 Canisius 69, Elon 53 Kent State 73, Fairfield 71 Bradley 75, Green Bay 69 Tulane 84, South Alabama 73 Illinois-Chicago 80, Chicago State 69 Northern Iowa 77, North Dakota 66 Oral Roberts 84, Texas-Arlington 76 Cal Irvine 80, High Point 71 Weber State 85, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 43 Air Force 69, Hawaii 65 Second round Saturday, March 23 Evansville 86, Eastern Kentucky 72 East Carolina 75, Rider 54 Canisius 84, Youngstown State 82 (ot) Bradley 77, Tulane 72 Northern Iowa 63, Illinois-Chicago 51 Weber State 78, Air Force 57 Sunday, March 24 Loyola, Md. 73, Kent State 59 Monday, March 25 Oral Roberts 76, Cal Irvine 62 Quarterfinals Tuesday, March 26 East Carolina 70, Loyola, Md. 58 Evansville 85, Canisius 83 Northern Iowa 90, Bradley 77 Wednesday, March 27 Weber State 83, Oral Roberts 74 Semifinals Saturday, March 30 East Carolina 81, Evansville 58 Weber State 59, Northern Iowa 56 Championship Wednesday, April 3 East Carolina (22-12) vs. Weber State (30-6), TBD

NCAA I women NCAA I WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL First round Saturday, March 23 at Columbus, Ohio Oklahoma 78, Central Michigan 73 UCLA 66, Stetson 49 at Knoxville, Tenn. Creighton 61, Syracuse 56 Tennessee 83, Oral Roberts 62 Sunday, March 24 at Waco, Texas Florida State 60, Princeton 44 Baylor 82, Prairie View A&M 40 at Louisville, Ky. Purdue 77, Liberty 43 Louisville 74, Middle Tennessee State 49 Second round Monday, March 25 at Columbus, Ohio Oklahoma 85, UCLA 72 at Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee 68, Creighton 52 Tuesday, March 26 at Waco, Texas Baylor 85, Florida State 47 at Louisville, Ky. Louisville 76, Purdue 63 Regional semifinals at Oklahoma City Sunday, March 31 Oklahoma (24-10) vs. Tennessee (26-7), 3:35 p.m. Baylor (34-1) vs. Louisville (26-8), 6:05 p.m. SPOKANE REGIONAL First round Saturday, March 23 at Spokane, Wash. Iowa State 72, Gonzaga 60 Georgia 70, Montana 50 at Lubbock, Texas California 90, Fresno State 76 South Florida 71, Texas Tech 70 Sunday, March 24 at Stanford, Calif. Stanford 72, Tulsa 56 Michigan 60, Villanova 52 at Baton Rouge, La. Penn State 85, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 55 Louisiana State 75, Wisconsin-Green Bay 71 Second round Monday, March 25 at Spokane, Wash. Georgia 65, Iowa State 60 at Lubbock, Texas California 82, South Florida 78 (ot) Tuesday, March 26 at Stanford, Calif. Stanford 73, Michigan 40 at Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana State 71, Penn State 66 Regional semifinals at Spokane, Wash. Saturday, March 30 Georgia 61, Stanford 59 California (30-3) vs. Louisiana State (22-11), (n) Regional championship Monday, April 1 Georgia (28-6) vs. California- Louisiana State winner, 8:30 p.m. NORFOLK REGIONAL First round Saturday, March 23 at Boulder, Colo. South Carolina 74, South Dakota State 52 Kansas 67, Colorado 52 at College Station, Texas Texas A&M 71, Wichita State 45 Nebraska 73, Chattanooga 59 Sunday, March 24 at Iowa City, Iowa Notre Dame 97, Tennessee-Martin 64 Iowa 69, Miami, Fla. 53 at Durham, N.C. Duke 67, Hampton 51 Oklahoma State 73, DePaul 56 Second round Monday, March 25 at Boulder, Colo. Kansas 75, South Carolina 69 at College Station, Texas Nebraska 74, Texas A&M 63 Tuesday, March 26 at Iowa City, Iowa Notre Dame 74, Iowa 57 at Durham, N.C. Duke 68, Oklahoma State 59 Regional semifinals at Norfolk, Va. Sunday, March 31 Notre Dame (33-1) vs. Kansas (20-13), 11:04 a.m. Duke (32-2) vs. Nebraska (25-8), 1:32 p.m. BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL First round Saturday, March 23 at Storrs, Conn. Vanderbilt 60, St. Joseph’s, Pa. 54 Connecticut 105, Idaho 37 at College Park, Md. Maryland 72, Quinnipiac 52 Michigan State 55, Marist 47 Sunday, March 24 at Newark, Del. Delaware 66, West Virginia 53 North Carolina 59, Albany, N.Y. 54 at Queens, N.Y. Kentucky 61, Navy 41 Dayton 96, St. John’s, N.Y. 90 (2ot) Second round Monday, March 25 at Storrs, Conn. Connecticut 77, Vanderbilt 44

SALINA JOURNAL at College Park, Md. Maryland 74, Michigan State 49 Tuesday, March 26 at Newark, Del. Delaware 78, North Carolina 69 at Queens, N.Y. Kentucky 84, Dayton 70 Regional semifinals at Bridgeport, Conn. Saturday, March 30 Kentucky 69, Delaware 62 Connecticut 76, Maryland 50 Regional championship Monday, April 1 Kentucky (30-5) vs. Connecticut (32-4), 6:30 p.m.

Women’s NIT NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT First round Wednesday, March 20 Auburn 80, Alabama-Birmingham 57 Eastern Illinois 60, Missouri 58 Brigham Young 69, Idaho State 54 Utah 56, Long Beach State 49 San Diego State 69, Cal Santa Barbara 46 Thursday, March 21 Toledo 63, Butler 49 Drexel 59, Iona 50 Harvard 61, Hartford 57 Duquesne 71, Akron 66 Bowling Green State 76, Southern Methodist 70 Boston U. 61, Sacred Heart 49 Fordham 55, Army 46 James Madison 77, North Carolina A&T 64 North Carolina State 60, Richmond 55 Davidson 82, Old Dominion 73 Charlotte 79, Appalachian State 61 Florida 75, Florida International 68 Winthrop 65, Florida Gulf Coast 51 Youngstown State 63, Indiana State 51 Kansas State 72, Texas Southern 44 Illinois 73, Miami, Ohio 60 Western Kentucky 88, East Carolina 77 (ot) Arkansas 67, Memphis 57 Tulane 65, Sam Houston State 57 Illinois State 63, Indiana/Purdue-Indianapolis 47 Northern Colorado 71, Wyoming 63 San Diego 61, Hawaii 49 St. Mary’s, Calif. 68, Seattle 51 Friday, March 22 Ball State 54, Minnesota 51 Northern Iowa 61, Marquette 59 Washington 65, Eastern Washington 60 (2ot) Pacific 69, Arkansas-Little Rock 65 Second round Saturday, March 23 Toledo 61, Youngstown State 43 Fordham 58, Boston U. 44 Brigham Young 69, San Diego State 58 Bowling Green State 61, Duquesne 54 Drexel 82, Harvard 72 Sunday, March 24 James Madison 72, North Carolina State 66 Charlotte 72, Davidson 60 Ball State 53, Northern Iowa 48 Auburn 84, Western Kentucky 66 Tulane 60, Arkansas 48 St. Mary’s, Calif. 68, Northern Colorado 58 Pacific, Calif. 85, Washington 78 Monday, March 25 Kansas State 57, Illinois State 48 Florida 85, Winthrop 53 Illinois 62, Eastern Illinois 54 Utah 61, San Diego 50 Third round Wednesday March 27 St. Mary’s, Calif. 59, Brigham Young 55 James Madison 77, Fordham 61 Florida 67, Charlotte 65 Auburn 72, Tulane 52 Thursday, March 28 Drexel 50, Bowling Green State 47 Illinois 63, Toledo 55 Kansas State 60, Ball State 48 Utah 60, Pacific, Calif. 55 (ot) Quarterfinals Saturday, March 30 Florida 85, James Madison 80 Utah 58, St. Mary’s, Calif. 55 Kansas State 66, Illinois 48 Drexel 56, Auburn 43 Semifinals Wednesday, April 3 Utah (22-13) at Kansas State (19-17), 7 p.m. Florida (28-8) vs. Drexel (26-10), TBA

NCAA I men SYRACUSE 55, MARQUETTE 39 SYRACUSE (30-9) Carter-Williams 4-9 3-5 12, Fair 5-11 3-4 13, Triche 3-10 2-2 9, Christmas 1-4 2-5 4, Southerland 6-13 1-1 16, Grant 0-1 1-2 1, Cooney 0-1 0-0 0, Keita 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-50 12-19 55. MARQUETTE (26-9) Cadougan 1-8 4-4 6, Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, Blue 3-15 6-7 14, Lockett 0-3 0-0 0, Otule 1-1 0-0 2, J.Wilson 1-9 1-2 3, Mayo 0-5 0-0 0, D.Wilson 0-2 0-0 0, Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Gardner 6-9 1-3 14. Totals 12-53 12-16 39. Halftime score—Syracuse, 24-18. 3-Point Goals— S 5-17 (Southerland 3-9, Carter-Williams 1-1, Triche 1-5, Cooney 0-1, Fair 0-1), M 3-25 (Blue 2-9, Gardner 1-1, Lockett 0-1, D.Wilson 0-1, Mayo 0-4, Cadougan 0-4, J.Wilson 0-5). Fouled Out—Keita. Rebounds—S 37 (Carter-Williams 11), M 44 (Gardner 7). Assists—S 8 (Carter-Williams 5), M 10 (Blue, Cadougan, J.Wilson 2). Total Fouls—S 11, M 16. A—NA.

NCAA I women KENTUCKY 69, DELAWARE 62 DELAWARE (32-4) Delle Donne 11-23 11-11 33, Parker 3-9 0-0 6, Miller 0-1 0-0 0, Richards 0-0 0-0 0, Carra 3-5 3-4 10, May 1-6 0-0 2, Buchanan 0-0 0-0 0, Lucas 3-9 5-5 11, Leon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-53 19-20 62. KENTUCKY (30-5) Walker 3-8 2-3 8, Stallworth 2-5 0-0 4, O’Neill 6-14 3-6 19, Mathies 5-13 5-7 16, Evans 3-9 0-0 8, Thompson 1-2 2-2 4, Pinkett 0-1 0-0 0, Sidney 1-1 0-0 2, Goss 2-6 0-1 4, Henderson 1-1 0-0 2, Bishop 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 25-62 12-19 69. Halftime score—Kentucky, 41-27. 3-Point Goals— D 1-6 (Carra 1-1, Lucas 0-1, Delle Donne 0-4), K 7-24 (O’Neill 4-9, Evans 2-5, Mathies 1-6, Pinkett 0-1, Bishop 0-1, Goss 0-2). Fouled Out—Carra, Lucas. Rebounds—D 40 (Carra 10), K 35 (Walker 11). Assists—D 7 (Lucas 3), K 9 (O’Neill 4). Total Fouls—D 21, K 18. A—NA. CONNECTICUT 76, MARYLAND 50 MARYLAND (26-8) Hawkins 5-14 1-1 11, Thomas 4-16 5-8 13, DeVaughn 4-10 0-0 9, Pavlech 4-8 0-0 11, Rutan 2-6 0-0 6, Austin 0-1 0-0 0, Howard 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 19-61 6-9 50. CONNECTICUT (32-4) Mosqueda-Lewis 8-21 0-0 17, Stewart 7-15 2-2 17, Dolson 3-5 2-2 9, Doty 0-0 0-0 0, Faris 3-8 0-0 8, Tuck 4-5 0-0 8, Jefferson 5-8 0-1 10, Hartley 1-4 2-2 5, Buck 0-0 0-0 0, Stokes 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 32-67 6-7 76. Halftime score—Connecticut, 35-26. 3-Point Goals—M 6-14 (Pavlech 3-4, Rutan 2-4, DeVaughn 1-2, Thomas 0-1, Howard 0-1, Hawkins 0-2), C 6-20 (Faris 2-3, Dolson 1-2, Stewart 1-3, Hartley 1-4, Mosqueda-Lewis 1-7, Jefferson 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—M 36 (DeVaughn 11), C 41 (Dolson 10). Assists—M 7 (Thomas 3), C 14 (Faris, Jefferson, Mosqueda-Lewis 3). Total Fouls—M 9, C 8. Technical Fouls—M bench. A—NA. GEORGIA 61, STANFORD 59 GEORGIA (28-6) Armstrong 2-6 0-0 5, Hassell 5-6 3-4 13, James 5-15 4-6 16, Griffin 5-12 1-2 13, Barbee 3-12 3-8 9, Miller 1-4 0-0 3, Hempe 0-0 0-0 0, Donald 1-5 0-0 2, Willis 0-2 0-0 0, Ford 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 2263 11-20 61. STANFORD (33-3) Ruef 2-9 2-4 6, Ogwumike 12-15 2-2 26, Tinkle 2-9 0-0 5, James 1-7 0-0 3, Orrange 7-24 0-0 17, Greenfield 0-0 0-0 0, Payne 0-0 0-0 0, Picknell 0-0 0-0 0, Samuelson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 25-66 4-6 59. Halftime score—Stanford, 34-27. 3-Point Goals— G 6-21 (James 2-3, Griffin 2-6, Miller 1-2, Armstrong 1-3, Donald 0-2, Barbee 0-5), S 5-18 (Orrange 3-8, Tinkle 1-4, James 1-5, Samuelson 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—G 42 (Barbee 12), S 46 (Ogwumike 12). Assists—G 8 (James 5), S 8 (James, Ogwumike 2). Total Fouls—G 8, S 15. A—NA.

WNIT summary KANSAS STATE 66, ILLINOIS 48 ILLINOIS (19-14) Penn 8-16 4-4 20, Crawford 3-8 0-0 7, Smith 1-3 0-0 2, GodBold 5-11 1-1 11, Moore 3-8 0-0 8, Piper 0-0 0-0 0, Tuck 0-1 0-0 0, Oden 0-2 0-0 0, Dumoulin 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-49 5-5 48. KANSAS STATE (19-17) Caron 7-13 5-6 19, Texada 7-15 1-2 16, Chambers 8-15 0-0 21, Craig 3-7 0-0 8, White 0-3 2-2 2, Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Spresser 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-54 8-10 66. Illinois 24 24 — 48 Kansas State 34 32 — 66 3-point goals—I 3-13 (Crawford 1-3, GodBold 0-2, Moore 2-6, Tuck 0-1, Oden 0-1), KS 8-28 (Caron 0-2, Texada 1-7, Chambers 5-11, Craig 2-6, White 0-2). Fouled out—Crawford. Rebounds—I 26 (Penn 9), KS 31 (White 7). Assists—I 13 (Smith 5), KS 18 (White 6). Total fouls—I 14, KS 9. A—1,717.

SOFTBALL

State college FORT HAYS STATE 11, LINDENWOOD 1 Fort Hays St. 120 53 — 11 9 0

Lindenwood 000 10 — 1 1 2 WP—Holub (14-1). LP—Felker (3-5). 2B—FH: Vaupel. FORT HAYS STATE 3, LINDENWOOD 2 Fort Hays St. 110 001 0 — 3 8 0 Lindenwood 000 020 0 — 2 5 2 WP—Duran (11-4). LP—Ryndak (3-7). S—Holub (3). 2B—FH: Vaupel, Lang; L: Newcomb. KANSAS WESLEYAN 9, TABOR 1 Wesleyan 410 40 — 9 10 1 Tabor 000 10 _ 1 4 2 WP—Reid. LP—Condon. 2B—KW: Jacobs, S.Patterson. HR—TB: Condon. KANSAS WESLEYAN 10, TABOR 3 Wesleyan 002 020 6 — 10 7 0 Tabor 000 102 0 — 3 5 4 WP—Leid. LP—Kithcart. 2B—KW: Timberlake; TB: Henning. HR—KW: K.Patterson. TB: Condon.

TENNIS

State college men Kansas Wesleyan 5, Baker 4 Newman 7, Kansas Wesleyan 2

State college women NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA 9 FORT HAYS STATE 0 Singles No. 1—Belejova, NEO, def. Caron-Bedard, 6-0, 3-0; No. 2—Savchenkov, NEO, def. Ricci, 6-4, 61; No. 3—Bruzikova, NEO, def. Skovira, 6-0, 6-0; No. 4—Bellamine, NEO, def. Johnson, 6-0, 6-2; No. 5—Mallem, NEO, def. Watkins, 6-0, 6-0; No. 6—Jirikova, NEO, def. Lungren, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles No. 1—Belejova-Savchenkov, NEO, def. Skovira-Ricci, 8-2; No. 2—Bellamine-Mallem, NEO, def. Wark-Caron-Bedard, 8-3; No. 3—BruzikovaJirikova, NEO, def. Johnson-Watkins, 8-0. OTHERS Baker 6, Kansas Wesleyan 3 Newman 8, Kansas Wesleyan 1

High school boys MUSTANG DOUBLES CLASSIC Team scores Salina Central 20, Salina Central maroon 12, Manhattan 11, Maize South 9, Topeka 5, Topeka West 3. Salina Central individuals No. 1—1. Bengtson-Garlow, 5-0; 3. BrownT.Hampton, 2-3. No. 2—1. Z.Hampton-Michel, 5-0; 2. Edison-Gapter, 4-1. No. 3—1. McHenry-Courbot, 5-0; 5. Straub-Berner, 2-3. No. 4—1. Bigler-Claybaugh, 5-0; 2. Jett-Leiker, 4-1.

GOLF

PGA scores HOUSTON OPEN Stewart Cink 71-66-68—205 Bill Haas 68-70-67—205 Ben Crane 69-70-67—206 D.A. Points 64-71-71—206 Steve Wheatcroft 67-67-72—206 Jason Kokrak 66-69-71—206 Bud Cauley 68-74-65—207 Louis Oosthuizen 70-72-65—207 Lee Westwood 68-72-67—207 Billy Horschel 68-72-67—207 Keegan Bradley 70-70-67—207 Kevin Chappell 70-70-67—207 Henrik Stenson 69-70-68—207 Angel Cabrera 66-72-69—207 Cameron Tringale 65-73-69—207 Brian Davis 67-70-71—208 Greg Owen 68-73-68—209 John Merrick 68-72-69—209 Charley Hoffman 68-71-70—209 Dustin Johnson 69-70-70—209 Phil Mickelson 72-71-67—210 Chez Reavie 72-70-68—210 Graham DeLaet 71-71-68—210 Josh Teater 74-67-69—210 Scott Verplank 72-68-70—210 John Rollins 65-74-71—210 D.H. Lee 72-71-68—211 James Hahn 74-69-68—211 Tim Herron 69-73-69—211 Matt Jones 68-73-70—211 Charles Howell III 69-72-70—211 Jeff Overton 67-73-71—211 Brendon de Jonge 71-68-72—211 Steven Bowditch 73-70-69—212 Jin Park 69-74-69—212 Daniel Summerhays 72-71-69—212 Kevin Stadler 70-73-69—212 Brandt Jobe 69-73-70—212 Brendan Steele 70-71-71—212 Robert Streb 70-71-71—212 Steve Stricker 73-68-71—212 Scott Stallings 70-69-73—212 Justin Leonard 71-72-70—213 Charlie Beljan 71-72-70—213 Pat Perez 72-71-70—213 Chris Kirk 71-70-72—213 Aaron Baddeley 70-71-72—213 Nicholas Thompson 70-73-71—214 Chris Stroud 71-72-71—214 Cameron Percy 73-70-71—214 Rory McIlroy 73-70-71—214 David Lynn 72-70-72—214 Kelly Kraft 70-72-72—214

SOCCER

High school girls SALINA CENTRAL 6, DODGE CITY 0 Dodge City 0 0 — 0 Salina Central 4 2 — 6 First half—SC: Schmitz (unassisted), 3rd minute; SC: Kelemen (Leepers), 6th; SC: Leepers (Dykes), 7th; SC: Schmitz (unassisted), 12th. Second half—SC: Schmitz (unassisted), 62nd; Schmitz (unassisted), 75th. Shots—DC 1, SC 12. Saves—DC 6, SC 0. Goalkeepers—DC: Enciso. SC: Myers, Wiggins (41st minute). SALINA SOUTH 1, McPHERSON 1 (Salina South wins on penalty kicks, 4-1) Salina South 0 1 0 0 — 1 McPherson 0 1 0 0 — 1 Second half—M: O’Connor (unassisted), 42nd minute; SS: Rodriguez (unassisted), 47th. Shots—SS 2, M 9. Saves—SS 8, M 1. Goalkeepers—SS: Haynes. M: White.

FOOTBALL

CPIFL standings CHAMPIONS PROFESSIONAL INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE W L Wichita Wild 4 0 Sioux City Bandits 3 0 Omaha Beef 2 0 Lincoln Haymakers 1 1 Salina Bombers 1 1 Bloomington Edge 1 2 Kansas City Renegades 1 2 Oklahoma Defenders 1 2 Kansas Koyotes 0 3 Mid-Missouri Outlaws 0 3 This week’s schedule Friday—Sioux City 42, Lincoln 20; Omaha 54, Kansas 27. Saturday—Wichita 52, Bloomington 22; Kansas City 54, Oklahoma 47; Salina 43, Mid-Missouri 21. Next week’s schedule Friday—Lincoln at Bloomington, 7:05 p.m. Saturday—Kansas at Mid-Missouri, 7:05 p.m.; Wichita at Kansas City, 7:05 p.m.; Oklahoma at Salina, 7:05 p.m. Sunday—Sioux City at Omaha, 3 p.m.

GENERAL

Glantz-Culver line FAVORITE at Washington at New Orleans at Chicago at San Antonio at New York

NBA Sunday LINE 31⁄2 7 81⁄2 11⁄2 61⁄2

UNDERDOG Toronto Cleveland Detroit Miami Boston

NCAA I MEN’S BASKETBALL Sunday 31⁄2 Duke 21⁄2 Michigan

Louisville Florida


Sports

SALINA JOURNAL 

  Sunday, March 31, 2013 

SPORTS DIGEST Cornerback Newman opts to stay with Bengals Free agent cornerback Terence Newman announced via Twitter on Saturday that he declined a contract offer with the Oakland Raiders and is staying with the Cincinnati Bengals. Newman wrote that the Raiders offered him more money Newman than the Bengals but he likes playing in Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer’s system. “After much time and thought, I’m heading back to Cincy,” he wrote. “And for those of you who think it was about money, the Raiders offered more. I came in with Mike Zimmer and feel its only right that I leave as him coaching me. Thanks to Raiders Nation for showing me such love.” Newman started 15 games for Cincinnati last year. He was drafted No. 5 overall in 2003 by the Dallas Cowboys when Zimmer was their defensive coordinator.

Santana will miss season due to tear in shoulder Johan Santana will have surgery on his left shoulder that will prevent him from pitching this season, ESPN New

York reported Saturday. 1 It is the second time in 2 ⁄2 years that he is having surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. Team doctor David Altchek will perform the surgery. He also operated on Santana’s shoulder in September of 1 2010. It took Santana more than 1 ⁄2 years to recover the first time. The Mets still owe Santana $31 million, including a 2014 buyout.

Former ’Bama AD, player, assistant Moore dies at 73 Mal Moore, who stepped down as Alabama’s athletic director less than two weeks ago, died Saturday, according to USA Today. He was 73. The Crimson Tide’s AD was battling pulmonary difficulties. He was hospitalized at Duke University Medical Center since March 13 and officially resigned on March 20. Bill Battle took over for Moore a week ago. Moore was part of Alabama athletics for more than 50 years as a player, coach or administrator. He was part of 10 national football titles. He played on legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s 1961 national championship team as a backup quarterback. Moore was later an assistant coach under Bryant and Gene Stallings. He then spent five years as an associate athletic director and became AD in 1999. Moore hired Nick Saban as football coach before the 2007 season. Saban

led the Crimson Tide to three national titles in the last four years.

Serena beats Sharapova, captures sixth Sony Open KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Serena Williams danced to the crowd’s roar, spinning and grinning, hopping and waving, then spinning some more. If her victory celebration on the stadium court seemed well-rehearsed, it was. She earned a record sixth Key Biscayne women’s title Saturday by beating familiar foil Maria Sharapova 46, 6-3, 6-0 at the Sony Open. Sharapova set a new standard for futility in finals. She completed a career Grand Slam by winning the French Open last year, and won Indian Wells two weeks ago, but she’s now 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals. Sharapova playing nearly flawless tennis for an hour, before her serve and groundstrokes began to lose steam. Williams swept the last 10 games and faltered only during the trophy ceremony.

Drury tops defending DII champs, reaches finals LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Alex Hall scored a season-high 35 points, making seven 3-pointers to help Drury (30-4) topple defending champion Western Washington 107-97 on Saturday in the NCAA

Division II semifinal. The Panthers’ top scorer shook off foul trouble to finish 10 of 15 from the field and set the pace for Drury’s 34of-59 shooting (57.6 percent). That offense was crucial in surviving Western Washington’s rally from 24 down in the second half to get to 85-79 with 4:48 left. Teddy Simniok added 12 points for Drury, which faces Metro State (Colo.) in the championship on April 7 in Atlanta. Metro State beat top-ranked West Liberty 83-76 in the other semifinal. Jonathan Morse, Brandon Jefferson and Nicholas Kay each scored 17 points, helping Metro State (32-2) overcome a second-half rally by top-ranked West Liberty.

Cink, Haas share lead at wide open Houston Open HUMBLE, Texas — Even as the clouds rolled in at the Houston Open, Stewart Cink started to see some light in his game. Cink saved par from the bunker on the 18th hole Saturday at Redstone Golf Club for a 4-under 68, giving him a share of the lead with Bill Haas going into the final round. Cink is winless in 81 starts since the 2009 British Open. This is his first time with at least a share of the third-round lead in nearly five years. And it doesn’t figure to be easy. One week after he shared the 36-hole

lead at Bay Hill, Haas made seven birdies over his last 13 holes for a 67 and was tied with Cink at 11-under 205. Sunday suddenly became loaded with possibilities that might even feature Phil Mickelson. Twenty players were within four shots. Only three of them — Dustin Johnson, Keegan Bradley and John Merrick — have won on the PGA Tour in the last year. And 12 of them can earn a trip to the Masters by winning.

AP sources: Tubby Smith in talks with Texas Tech Tubby Smith is in discussions with Texas Tech to become the next basketball coach for the Red Raiders. Two people with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Saturday night that Texas Tech has engaged Smith in negotiations to become the head coach. The people requested anonymity because the talks are ongoing. Billy Gillispie resigned in September after one season at Tech. Interim coach Chris Walker went 11-20 this season and just 3-15 in Big 12 play. Smith was fired by Minnesota on Monday after six seasons. He led them to three NCAA tournaments and this year delivered the program’s first tourney win — over sixth-seeded UCLA — since 1997. New Mexico also might have interest after Steve Alford left for UCLA.

RECREATION CALENDAR Items for the Recreation Calendar will not be taken over the telephone and must be mailed (333 S. 4th, Salina, KS 67401), email to bdavidson@salina.com or faxed (785-827-6060). Only items received by noon, Thursday will be ensured of publication in Sunday’s paper. Area codes are 785 unless otherwise noted.

Adventure running

• APRIL 13 AT EL DORADO — Multisport adventure race including runningtrekking, mountain biking, padling, orienterring-navagation ... for information go online at www.offroadadventureracing.com

Baseball instruction

• Instruction by Sacred Heart HS coach Brad Dix by appointment at Salina Sliders for 11-18 year olds ... hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching, infield and outfield work, catching ... $20 entry fee for 30 minutes, $35 entry fee for 60 minutes ... for registration call 493-2246 or email braddix1@ yahoo.com

Baseball leagues

• Salina Orioles 13-under team is looking for players to fill vacant roster spots for the 2013 spring & summer teams ... call 8276802 for information.

Baseball tournaments

• APRIL 13-14 AT SALINA — Salina Slugfest for 14-under, 13-under, 12-under, 11-under, 10-under and 9-under machine pitch at East Crawford Recreation Area ... $320 entry fee per team for 14-under and 13-under, $300 entry fee per team for 12under, 11-under and 10-under, $240 entry fee for 9 & under machine pitch ... deadline is April 6 ... call Kris Meis at 826-7521 or email kris.meis@gafundraising.com or go online at www.sites.google.com/site/salinaslugfest • APRIL 20 AT SALINA — SAYSI tournaments for 14-under, 12-under, 11-under, 10-under and 9-under machine pitch at Bill Burke Park and East Crawford Recreation Area ... $300 entry fee per team for 14-under, $285 entry fee per team for 12-under, 11-under and 10-under, $240 entry fee per team for 9 & under machine pitch ... 3-game guarantee ... deadline is April 13 ... for information and registration call Chris Lauck at 309-5765 or email clauck25@ gmail.com • MAY 25 AT McPHERSON — Spring slam tournaments for 14-under, 13-under, 12-under, 11-under, 10-under, 9-under and 8-under teams at Grant Complex and Wall Park ... $275 entry fee per 14 & under and 13 & under teams, $225 entry fee per 12-under, 11-under, 10-under and 9-under teams, $175 entry fee per 8-under team ... ... deadline is May 17 ... for entry and information call Rob at 620-755-2048 or email reits8@aol.com • JUNE 1-2 AT SALINA — Sacred Heart Booster Club tournaments for 12-under, 11-under, 10-under and 9-under teams at Bill Burke Park ... $200 entry fee per team ... 4-game guarantee ... deadline is May 24 ... email Terry Goetz at goetzterry@ hotmail.com or go online at www.salinablueandgold.com • JUNE 8 AT MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Recreation Commission 9-under machine pitch 4-team round-robin tournament ... $150 entry fee and 2 baseballs ... for information call Terry Moeckel at 342-3952. • JUNE 8-9 AT SALINA — Leonard Cyre Memorial tournaments at Salina South HS softball fields for 10-under player pitch and 8-under machine pitch teams ... $250 entry fee per team ... 3-game guarantee ... for information call Ryan Kolzow at 3425683 or email rjkcubs@yahoo.com • JUNE 15-16 AT McPHERSON — Summer slam tournaments for 14-under, 13-under, 12-under, 11-under, 10-under,

9-under and 8-under teams at Grant Complex and Wall Park ... $210 entry fee per 14 & under and 13 & under teams, $190 entry fee per 12-under, 11-under, 10-under and 9-under teams, $175 entry fee per 8 & under team ... 3-game guarantee ... deadline is June 10 ... for entry and information call Rob at 620-755-2048 or email reits8@ aol.com • JUNE 22 AT MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Recreation Commission 12 & under 4-team round-robin tournament ... $175 entry fee and 2 baseballs ... for information call Terry Moeckel at 342-3952. • JUNE 29 AT MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Recreation Commission 14-under 4-team round-robin tournament ... $200 entry fee and 2 baseballs ... for information call Terry Moeckel at 342-3952.

Basketball leagues

• MAY 1 AT BENNINGTON — Summer league for 7th & 8th grade boys & girls at Bennington HS ... $375 entry fee per team ... 10-game guarantee ... for information call Tracy Piepho at 488-6267 or email tpiepho@ben.usd240.k12.ks.us

Basketball officials clinics

• JUNE 7-9, JULY 12 AT HUTCHINSON, JUNE 21-23 AT LAWRENCE — KJCCC camps at Hutchinson HS and U. of Kansas ... $175 entry fee per official, $200 entry fee at the camp ... 4 p.m. check in on Friday of camp ... for questions email jblazek@cox.net, plmi2@yahoo.com or jmblazek@gmail.com or call Monty Applebee at 445-5164.

Fencing

• The Kanza Fencing Club has memberships available for age 8-60 & over at 143 S. Santa Fe ... now enrolling for fall classes ... for information call Carolyn Zimmerman at 825-6335 or email hzranch@ cox.net or online at kanzafencing.org

Football camps

• APRIL 6 AT SALINA — Mike Rivera camp at Hangar Sports Complex, 2625 Arnold Court for 1st-8th grade boys & girls ... $60 entry fee per player, $80 entry fee for both this camp and the speed-agility camp ... camp from 12:30-2:30 p.m. ... register on line at www.sharp-performance.com for questions call 643-7266. • JUNE 5-6, 12-13 AT MANHATTAN — Kicking camp I & II at Kansas State ... for information call 532-5876 or email footballcamps@kstatesports.com • JUNE 8 AT MANHATTAN — 7-on-7 and 5-on-5 high school team camp at Kansas State ... for information call 532-5876 or email footballcamps@kstatesports.com • JUNE 9-11 AT MANHATTAN — High School Fundamental camp at Kansas State ... for information call 532-5876 or email footballcamps@kstatesports.com

Football clinics

• APRIL 13 AT LAWRENCE — Train Like a Jayhawk free clinic for children grades 1st-6th at the Kansas practice field ... no entry fees ... clinic from 10-11 a.m. ... for information and registration go online to www.kuathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/trainlikeajayhawk.html

Football coaching Basketball tournaments clinics • APRIL 6 AT PHILLIPSBURG — 3-on3 tournaments for 3rd-8th grade boys & girls at Phillipsburg HS ... $30 entry fee per team ... for registration and information call Leland Orr at 540-4275 or email leland.orr@atcaccounting.com • APRIL 20 AT HOXIE — 3-on-3 tournaments for K-12th grade boys & girls at Hoxie HS and Hoxie ES ... $30 entry fee per team ... registration forms online at www.hoxie.org ... for information call Shelly Hoyt at 675-1938 or email shoyt33@hotmail.com

Cycling

• MAY 4 AT HAYS — Hays Area Children’s Center Rope ‘Em Ride ... ride of 5-100 miles available ... $65 entry fee per rider, $250 entry fee per team, $75 entry fee per rider after April 10 ... for information call Kelly O’Brien Koerner at 625-3257 or email kellyk@haac.info or go online at www.haac.info • Group bicycle rides or riding partners available at www.facebook.com/salinabikeriders • Group bicycle rides on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., meeting at Bike Tek, 660 S. Ohio ... Monday ride is 10-20 miles at 15 mph, Tuesday ride is 20-30 miles at 15-20 mph and Thursday rides are 25 miles & more at 20 mph & more ... for information call Shawn at 825-7314. • Switchgrass mountain bike trails at Wilson State Park ... natural surface trails for riders, novice to expert ... distance options from 1/4 mile to 22 miles ... start at Switchgrass campground in Hell Creek area ... park permit and helmets required ... no motors or horses ... for rules, events, maps, photos, etc. go online at www.facebook.com/switchgrasstrail

Dodgeball

• APRIL 6 AT SALINA — Dodge & Duck tournaments for 6th-12th grade boys & girls at Central HS ... $30 entry fee per team ... for information, registration and questions email Kerri Berner at berner2@ cox.net

• APRIL 5-6 AT LAWRENCE — Charlie Weis Kansas coaching clinic ... registration and schedule online at www.kuathletics. com/sports/m-footbl/coachingclinic.html ... for information call Maurice Crum at 8648203 or email mcrum@ku.edu

Golf

• Tee times at the Salina Municipal G.C. are available, but no more than five days in advance ... tee times are not required, but encouraged ... for information call the pro shop at the Salina Municipal G.C. at 826-7450. • USGA handicaps are available to golfers from Salina and the nearby communities through the Salina Municipal Men’s Golf Association (SMMGA) ... Membership in the SMMGA is $25 per year and qualifies members to play in all SMMGA tournaments ... for information call the pro shop at the Salina Municipal G.C. at 826-7450.

Golf leagues

• Weekly Seniors foursome-scramble events at Salina Municipal G.C. begin April 4. ... open to golfers 55 & over from Salina and the surrounding areas ... shotgun starts at 9 a.m. (April & October) ... checkin at 8:30 a.m. ... shotgun starts at 8 a.m. (May-September) ... check-in at 7:30 a.m. ... for information call Bob Holston at 5773419 or online at www.salinamuni.com • Women’s golf leagues at Salina Municipal G.C. ... play begins at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and substitutes are allowed ... for league information call Lois Swisher at 819-2943 ... for information on all leagues call the pro shop at 826-7450 or online at www.salinamuni.com • Men’s golf leagues at Salina Municipal G.C., Monday & Tuesday nights ... play begins at 5:30 p.m. and substitutes are allowed ... for Monday league information call Dennis Tingen at 825-1952, for Tuesday league information call Kelly Ingrasia at 827-3186 ... for information on all leagues call the pro shop at 826-7450 or online at www.salinamuni.com

Golf tournaments

• APRIL 6 AT HERINGTON — Knights of Columbus 2-man scramble at Herington C.C. ... $100 entry per team ... 10 a.m. shotgun start ... for information call Alan Stuart at 258-2488 or Tom Biehler at 258-2310. • APRIL 13 AT ELLSWORTH — 2-person scramble at Ellsworth G.C. ... 10 a.m. shotgun start ... $70 entry fee per team ... for information call Ellsworth G.C. at 472-4236. • APRIL 13 AT SMITH CENTER — 6person scramble at Smith Center G.C. ... 1 p.m. shotgun start ... $180 entry fee per team ... call Lynn Zierlein at 282-6682 or e-mail zierlein@ruraltel.net • APRIL 27 AT HERINGTON — Centre HS 4-person scramble at Herington C.C. ... $45 entry fee per player, $180 entry fee per team ... 9 a.m. shotgun start ... deadline is April 25 ... mail checks to Greg Wyatt, Centre HS, 2374 310th Street, Lost Springs, 66859. • APRIL 27 AT SALINA — Salina Baseball Enterprises 4-person scramble at Salina Municipal G.C. ... $75 entry fee per player ... 1 p.m. shotgun start ... deadline is April 24 ... mail entries to Larry “Doc” St. Clair, 228A S. Santa Fe, Salina, 67401 ... for information call Doc at 827-2635 or 452-8902. • MAY 5 AT HERINGTON — Herington C.C. 3-man scramble ... $35 entry fee per player ... 1 p.m. shotgun start ... for information call Gary Floyd at 366-0808 or email garycindy@sbcglobal.net • MAY 11 AT CHAPMAN — Scott J. Grossoehme 4-man scramble at Chapman G.C. ... $200 entry fee per team ... 8 a.m.-1 p.m. start ... for information call Dan Wasylk at 479-7777. • JUNE 1 AT ELLSWORTH — MemberGuest tournament at Ellsworth G.C. ... 8 a.m. shotgun start ... $40 entry fee per team ... for information call Ellsworth G.C. at 472-4236. • JUNE 8 AT ELLSWORTH — Glowball 4-person scramble at Ellsworth G.C. ... 6 a.m. shotgun start ... $80 entry fee per team ... for information call Ellsworth G.C. at 472-4236. • JUNE 29 AT ELLSWORTH — 4-person scramble at Ellsworth G.C. ... 8 a.m. shotgun start ... $160 entry fee per team ... for information call Ellsworth G.C. at 472-4236.

Hiking

• Salina Hiking Club hosts hikes in the spring and fall, locally and around the state .. all levels of experience and interest are welcome to join ... for information email salinahikingclub@yahoo.com

Hockey

• Salina Hockey Club is sponsoring adult drop-in street hockey, Sunday afternoons from 2-4 p.m. at Sunset Park ... for information call 342-4732.

Horseshoes

• APRIL 27, JUNE 15, AUG. 24 AT SALINA — Salina Double Trouble Club will host tournaments at Sunset Park, NHPA sanctioned ... Dick Rotach Open on April 27 at 1 p.m., Pot Luck Lunch tournament on June 15 at 9 a.m. and State practice on August 24 at 9 a.m. ... club will meet at Sunset Park on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m., April-October for informal practice, weather permitting ... non-members welcome ... for information call Kato Hernandez at 825-6897 or Phil Reed at 655-2311 or email preed@eaglecom.net

Hunting & shooting

• Every Thursday night at 4 p.m. and every second Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., Hilltop Gun Club is open to the public with no membership required ... $4 entry fee per round ... 20 miles north of Salina on

US-81, mile marker 173, then west a half mile ... for information call 819-3221 or 826-7049. • Wednesdays 3 p.m. to dusk, Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays II is open to the public ... one mile south of Highway K-4 on Niles Road ... for information call 536-4535 or 819-6384.

Paintball

• Elite Sports Complex open play Saturday at 7928 S. Old Highway 81 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ... woodsball and speedball available ... for registration and information call 8274335 or visit 2745 Belmont Blvd #2, Salina or email elitesportspaintball@hotmail.com

Running

• APRIL 27 AT WHEELER — The K-217 5 1/2 mile run, 2 mile walk from Wheeler to St. Francis ... start at 8 a.m. ... $30 entry fee ... for registration call Warren Cico at 772-7098 or online at www.kansasrdsawareness.org • Salina Burn Track and Field Club for third grade and older boys and girls from Saline County and surrounding area ... the club practices on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, usually at Salina South High School, March through July ... more information at www.salinatrackclub.com or email coaches@salinatrackclub.com • Salina Roadrunners cross country club for 8th grade & younger boys and girls, promoting appropriate running for youth ... the club meets Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 6-6:45 p.m. at the Jerry Ivey Park north shelter ... for information call Steve Boling at 493-1921 or email jayhawks16@ sbcglobal.net

Skateboard

• APRIL 21 AT SALINA — Salina Parks & Recreation and Elite Sports Inc. compitition at Kevin Voll Park, 746 Commanche ... $15 entry fee by 5 p.m. April 19, $20 entry fee on event day ... three divisions, all entries must wear a helmet and safety gear and bring their own skateboard ... for registration go the the SPR office, 300 W. Ash, room 100 ... for information call 3095765 or go online at www.salina-ks.org

Softball touranments

• MAY 11 AT CHAPMAN — Scott J. Grossoehme coed tournament at Daryl Beemer Ballfields ... $200 entry fee per team ... deadline is May 5 ... for information call Shona Grossoehme-Cosentino at 402-689-7334 or email bighuskerfan2004@yahoo.com • MAY 18-19 AT SALINA — Salina BlueGold tournaments for 14-under, 12 & under and 10 & under teams at Bill Burke Park ... $145 one-day entry fee, $280 two-day entry fee ... 3-game guarantee ... for details go online at www.salinablueandgold.com ... for information contact Lynn Martin at 4792106, or email lydmartin127@yahoo.com

Speed camp

• APRIL 6 AT SALINA — Speed-agility camp at Hangar Sports Complex, 2625 Arnold Court for 1st-8th grade boys & girls ... $40 entry fee per player, $80 entry fee for both this camp and Mike Rivera football camp ... 10:30 a.m. check-in, camp from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ... register on line at www.sharp-performance.com for questions call 643-7266.

Swimming

• The Salina Aquatics Club has open registration for individuals interested in joining the team ... minimum age is 5 years old and the individual must be able to swim the length of the pool, 25 yards ... for information call Debbie Smith at 819-1033 or email coachdebbie10@gmail.com

Table tennis

• Table Tennis instruction provided by Salina Parks & Recreation and the Salina Table Tennis Club each Monday and Friday, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Sunset Elementary, 1510 W. Republic ... no entry fees ... use the southwest gymnasium entrance ... a certified table tennis coach is available for free instruction to youth and adults ... for information call Tom Will at 823-8992 or Cliff Metzger at 823-6844. • Table tennis league in Abilene meets Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Abilene Community Center, 1020 NW 8th Street ... for information call 263-7266 or email aprd@tctelco.net

Tennis

• APRIL 7-OCT. 27 AT SALINA — Sunday afternoon weekly fellowship play at Oakdale Park conducted by Play Tennis Salina and Salina Parks & Recreation, beginning at 4 p.m. ... no entry fees ... parental approval signature required for under 18s ... open to all levels, men & women, boys & girls ... for information call Cliff Metzger at 823-6844 or SPR at 309-5765. • APRIL 4-OCT. 31 AT SALINA — Thursday evening weekly fellowship tennis at Oakdale Park courts 1-4 conducted by Play Tennis Salina and Salina Parks & Recreation, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ... no entry fees ... parental approval signature required for under 18s ... open to all levels, men & women, boys & girls ... for information call Cliff Metzger at 823-6844 or SPR at 309-5765.

Track & field

• APRIL 27 AT BROOKVILLE — Youth meet for preschool-6th grade boys & girls at Ell-Saline HS ... $8 entry fee before April 18, $13 entry fee after April 18 ... registration forms available online at www.ellsaline.org ... for information and questions at 819-4091 or email darcybradley34@ gmail.com • MAY 4 AT SALINA — Hershey meet for boys & girls ages 9-14 ... check-in at 7:308:30 a.m., events begin at 9 a.m. ... for information call Salina Parks & Recreation at 309-5765.

Triathlon

• APRIL 14 AT EMPORIA — Spring Migration Triathlon at Emporia State University, beginning at 9 a.m. ... 400m swim, 20km bicycle, 5km run ... $60 entry fee until April 6, $70 entry fee from April 7-13, team entries available ... registration online at www.active.com ... no race day entries ... for information call Casey Collins at 620-704-1637 or email casey.collins@ usd253.net

Volleyball camps

• JUNE 6-8, JULY 20-22 AT MANHATTAN — Kansas State All Skills (grade 6th-12th) and Elite (grade 9th-12th) camps ... $300 entry fee for resident campers, $225 entry fee for commuter campers ... for information go online at www.wildcatvolleyballcamps.com • JULY 8 AT MANHATTAN — Junior Wildcat camp at Kansas State for grades kindergarten-5th grade ... for information go online at www.wildcatvolleyballcamps.com • JULY 19-20 AT MANHATTAN — Kansas State team camps for grades 7th-12th ... for information go online at www.wildcatvolleyballcamps.com

Volleyball coaching clinics

• JUNE 21-23 AT MANHATTAN — Gold Medal Squared coaching clinic at Kansas State ... $399 entry fee per coach, $359 entry fee for additional coaches of the same team or program ... for information go online at www.wildcatvolleyballcamps. com

TV SPORTS LISTINGS: March 31-April 6 AUTO RACING SUNDAY

4:00 p.m. ¨ Australian V8 Supercars Adelaide. The Clipsal 500. (Taped)

FRIDAY

9:30 a.m. ¨ NASCAR Racing Camping World Truck Series: Martinsville, Final Practice. (Live) 11:00 a.m. ¨ NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Martinsville, Practice. (Live) 7:00 p.m. ¨ NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Martinsville, Qualifying. (Sameday Tape)

SATURDAY

12:30 p.m. ¨ NASCAR Racing Camping World Truck Series: Martinsville. (Live) 9:00 p.m. A NHRA Drag Racing SummitRacing.com Nationals, Qualifying. (Same-day Tape) (CC) 10:30 p.m. ¨ NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Martinsville, Final Practice. (Same-day Tape)

BASEBALL SUNDAY

1:30 p.m. B College Baseball Texas Christian at Texas Tech. (Live) 7:00 p.m. @ MLB Baseball Texas Rangers at Houston Astros. (Live) 2:00 a.m. A MLB Baseball Texas Rangers at Houston Astros. (Sameday Tape)

MONDAY

12:00 p.m. @ MLB Baseball Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees. (Live) (CC) 12:30 p.m. _ MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates. (Live) 3:00 p.m. @ MLB Baseball San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers. (Live) (CC)

B MLB Baseball Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox. (Live) 6:00 p.m. A MLB Baseball Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves. (Live) (CC) 9:00 p.m. A MLB Baseball St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks. (Live) (CC)

TUESDAY

6:30 p.m. B College Baseball Nebraska at Kansas State. (Live)

WEDNESDAY

1:00 p.m. _ B MLB Baseball Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox. (Live) 6:00 p.m. A MLB Baseball Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees. (Live) (CC) 9:00 p.m. A MLB Baseball San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers. (Live) (CC)

THURSDAY

11:30 a.m. _ MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates. (Live) 1:00 p.m. B MLB Baseball Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox. (Live)

FRIDAY

3:00 p.m. B MLB Baseball Kansas City Royals at Philadelphia Phillies. (Live)

SATURDAY

B College Baseball Oklahoma at

Texas. (Live) 3:00 p.m. $ (4) MLB Preseason Baseball Regional Coverage. St. Louis Cardinals at San Francisco Giants or New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers or Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Texas Rangers. (Live) 6:00 p.m. _ MLB Baseball Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves. (Live) B MLB Baseball Kansas City Royals at Philadelphia Phillies. (Live)

BASKETBALL SUNDAY

11:00 a.m. @ Women’s College Basketball NCAA Tournament — Kansas vs. Notre Dame. Regional First Semifinal. (Live) (CC) 1:00 p.m. A Women’s College Basketball NCAA Tournament — Nebraska vs. Duke. Regional Second Semifinal. (Live) (CC) 1:10 p.m. ,_ (5) 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament Regional Final: Teams TBA. (Live) (CC) 3:30 p.m. A Women’s College Basketball NCAA Tournament — Oklahoma vs. Tennessee. Regional First Semifinal. (Live) (CC) 3:55 p.m. ,_ (5) 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament Regional Final: Teams TBA. (Live) (CC) 6:00 p.m. _ NBA Basketball Detroit Pistons at Chicago Bulls. (Live) A Women’s College Basketball NCAA Tournament — Louisville vs. Baylor. Regional Second Semifinal. (Live) (CC)

MONDAY

6:30 p.m. @ Women’s College Basketball NCAA Tournament, Regional Final: Teams TBA. (Live) (CC) 8:30 p.m. @ Women’s College Basketball NCAA Tournament, Regional Final: Teams TBA. (Live) (CC)

TUESDAY

6:00 p.m. @ Women’s College Basketball NCAA Tournament, Regional Final: Teams TBA. (Live) (CC) A College Basketball NIT Tournament, First Semifinal: Teams TBA. (Live) (CC) 7:00 p.m. > NBA Basketball New York Knicks at Miami Heat. (Live) 8:00 p.m. @ Women’s College Basketball NCAA Tournament, Regional Final: Teams TBA. (Live) (CC)

A College Basketball NIT Tournament, Second Semifinal: Teams TBA. (Live) (CC) 9:30 p.m. > NBA Basketball Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers. (Live) (CC)

WEDNESDAY

6:00 p.m. @ NBA Basketball New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks. (Live) 8:30 p.m. @ High School Basketball McDonald’s All-American Game: East vs. West. (Live)

THURSDAY

6:00 p.m. > NBA Basketball Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets. (Live) @ College Basketball State Farm Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship. (Live) (CC) 8:00 p.m. @ College Basketball NIT Tournament, Final: Teams TBA. (Live) (CC) 8:30 p.m. > NBA Basketball San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder. (Live) (CC) 1:30 a.m. A College Basketball State Farm Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship. (Same-day Tape)

10:00 a.m. A Girls High School Basketball National Invitational, Final. (Live) (CC) 12:00 p.m. @ High School Basketball National Invitational, Final. (Live) 1:00 p.m. ,_ (5) High School Basketball American Family Insurance Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. (Taped) (CC) 5:00 p.m. ,_ (5) 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament First Semifinal: Teams TBA. (Live) (CC) 7:30 p.m. ,_ (5) 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament Second Semifinal: Teams TBA. (Live) (CC) 10:30 p.m. S Inside March Madness Coverage of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. (Live)

BOWLING SUNDAY

SUNDAY

11:30 a.m. # (27) NHL Hockey Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings. (Live) (CC)

SOCCER TUESDAY

1:30 p.m. B UEFA Champions League Soccer Quarterfinal — FC Bayern Munich vs Juventus. Leg 1. (Live)

THURSDAY

8:30 a.m. B UEFA Champions League Soccer Quarterfinal — Real Madrid CF vs Galatasary A.S. Leg 1. (Taped)

SATURDAY

6:30 a.m. A English Premier League Soccer Reading FC vs Southampton FC. (Live)

1:30 p.m. @ PBA Bowling Barbasol Tournament of Champions. (Live)

FRIDAY

1:30 p.m. A High School Basketball National Invitational, First Semifinal. (Live) (CC) 3:30 p.m. A High School Basketball National Invitational, Second Semifinal. (Live) (CC) 7:00 p.m. @ NBA Basketball Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers. (Live) 9:30 p.m. @ NBA Basketball Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers. (Live) 3:00 a.m. A NBA Basketball Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers. (Same-day Tape)

HOCKEY

SATURDAY

BOXING FRIDAY

8:00 p.m. A Boxing Friday Night Fights. (Live) (CC)

GOLF SUNDAY

2:00 p.m. # (27) PGA Tour Golf Shell Houston Open, Final Round. (Live) (CC)

SATURDAY

2:00 p.m. # (27) PGA Tour Golf Valero Texas Open, Third Round. (Live) (CC)

TENNIS SUNDAY

10:30 a.m. ,_ (5) ATP Tennis Sony Open, Men’s Final. (Live) (CC)

THURSDAY

12:00 p.m. A WTA Tennis Family Circle Cup, Round of 16. (Live) (CC)

FRIDAY

12:00 p.m. A WTA Tennis Family Circle Cup, Quarterfinal. (Live) (CC)

SATURDAY

12:00 p.m. A WTA Tennis Family Circle Cup, Semifinal. (Live) (CC)


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