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  • ‘Tum Tum’ gives energetic boost to Final Four-bound Spartans

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lourawls Nairn Jr. has always been a team player. In fact, that’s part of the reason the Michigan State freshman took up basketball in the first place. “I ran track,…

  • Tiger Woods played practice round at Augusta

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods played a practice round Tuesday at Augusta National, a strong indication that the four-time champion could make his return at the Masters. Mark Steinberg, his agent at Excel Sports…

  • LPGA Tour extends Commissioner Mike Whan’s contract

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan has agreed to a six-year contract extension through 2020. Mike Trager, the chairman of the tour’s board of directors, announced the deal Tuesday in a…

  • Djokovic beats Dolgopolov 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-0 at Miami Open

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Novak Djokovic rallied from a set and a break down Tuesday to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-0 in the fourth round of the Miami Open. Dolgopolov led 4-1…

  • Miami Open Results

    Tuesday At The Tennis Center at Crandon Park Key Biscayne, Fla. Purse: Men, $6.27 million (Masters 1000); Women, $5.38 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Fourth Round Tomas Berdych (8), Czech Republic, def. Gael Monfils…

  • Saban kicks Alabama RB Tyren Jones off team after his arrest

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban has kicked a second Alabama football player off the team, swiftly dismissing reserve running back Tyren Jones following his arrest for marijuana possession. Jones is the third player in…

  • Florida State’s Winston shows off for NFL coaches, GMs

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston dodged brooms and blocking pads. He threw over outstretched arms and tennis rackets. He completed passes from the pocket and on the run. Even when it was time for…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended free agent minor league LHP Jose Mijares 50 games, following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the…

  • Tennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Rick Barnes gave his farewell press conference after an unwanted exit from Texas, Rick Barnes predicted he’d be coaching again “quicker than you probably think.” It turns out Barnes already…

  • University of North Dakota begins campaign to find nickname

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota is looking for suggestions for a new nickname. The school’s nickname committee will be accepting submissions beginning Wednesday until the end of the April. The…

  • NASCAR finds Ryan Newman’s race team manipulated tires

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR levied harsh penalties against Ryan Newman’s race team Tuesday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman used at Auto Club Speedway in California. There had been rampant speculation…

  • Oregon opens spring practice looking at QBs

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Even though heralded transfer Vernon Adams has yet to join the Ducks, Oregon opened spring practice with several candidates looking to succeed Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota. Junior Jeff Lockie, Mariota’s…

  • St. John’s confirms Chris Mullin will be new coach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin is coming home to St. John’s. The Red Storm confirmed Tuesday that their career scoring leader and the player who led them to the 1985 Final Four is returning…

  • Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey showing off versatility

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Any Stanford fan who wondered why the Cardinal couldn’t get the ball in Christian McCaffrey’s hands more as a freshman should be encouraged by what’s developing this spring. The soon-to-be sophomore…

  • Tuesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Released RHP Felipe Paulino. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Released INF Rafael Furcal. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Nick Tropeano to Salt Lake (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned…