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Patrick a first, Johnson a second...Kooch prevails at Dove Mountain...Hoosiers sitting pretty

Monday - 2/25/2013, 11:00am  ET

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Danica Patrick made history by becoming the first woman pole-sitter for the Daytona 500, but it was Jimmie Johnson taking the checkered flag for a second time in NASCAR's season-opening Sprint Cup race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was second for the third time in four years. Patrick finished eighth.

MARANA, Ariz. AP) -- Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur) won the title at the Match Play Championship. He beat defending champion Hunter Mahan (MAY'-han) 2 and 1 in Sunday's final after both won morning semifinals matches 4 and 3.

UNDATED (AP) -- Indiana has a solid grip on the Big Ten lead after No. 4 Michigan State's 68-60 loss to 18th-ranked Ohio State. It's more than likely the Hoosiers will retain the top spot in the rankings when a new AP poll is released today. Look for No. 2 Miami to drop following Saturday's loss to unranked Wake Forest.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls turned in the worst shooting performance of the NBA season during last night's 102-72 road loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Bulls were just 25 of 86 from the field.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson has a broken right forearm courtesy of a pitch from Toronto's A.J. Happ and could miss up to 10 weeks. The Yanks initially thought it was just a bruise.


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