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  • Djokovic defeats Dolgopolov in Miami; Venus Williams loses

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Before the first set ended Tuesday, Novak Djokovic had busted a racket in anger, drawn jeers from the crowd and received two code violations, which cost him a point penalty.…

  • Short-handed Miami rallies to beat Temple 60-57 in NIT semis

    NEW YORK (AP) — Already short-handed, Miami lost its starting center to a concussion just over six minutes into its NIT semifinal. Leading scorer Sheldon McClellan was still on the court, though, and he and…

  • 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…

  • Lydia Ko rolling toward history on LPGA Tour

    The pressure from playing in the first major of the year is clearly getting to Lydia Ko. The 17-year-old sensation already is the youngest golfer, male or female, to be ranked No. 1. She has…

  • Evansville beats UT Martin 79-66 to advance to CIT final

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — D.J. Balentine scored 28 points to lead Evansville past UT Martin 79-66 on Tuesday night to advance to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship. Adam Wing had 16 points and Blake Simmons added…

  • UConn forward Rakim Lubin to transfer

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut forward Rakim Lubin has announced plans to transfer at the end of the spring semester. The 6-foot-8, 260-pound freshman played sparingly for the Huskies, who finished a disappointing…

  • Michigan State title would be worth $1 million to Vegas man

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Stevens didn’t need to fill out a bracket to become a big winner in the NCAA Tournament. He’s got a $1 million payout waiting if Michigan State keeps defying the…

  • Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was…

  • UConn’s Ollie won’t travel to Final Four because of new law

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut’s governor because of Indiana’s new religious-objections law,…

  • ‘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…

  • 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…