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SPRING TRAINING-GAMES Fans back at spring training SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The sun and the baseball have returned to Arizona and Florida for spring training games, which began on Sunday. So have the fans. All 30 teams in Major League Baseball are allowing fans to return to spring training in a limited capacity amid declining COVID-19 case numbers. NATIONALS-SOTO OUT Nationals slugger Juan Soto sits after fouling ball off foot WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals slugger Juan Soto is sitting out the team’s exhibition home opener because he fouled a ball off his right foot a

Update on the latest sports

NBA-SCHEDULE 9-0 run lifts Bucks past Clippers UNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have followed a five-game skid with a five-game winning streak. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) poured in 36 points and the Bucks closed on a 9-0 run to beat the Clippers, 105-100. The reigning MVP put Milwaukee ahead with a pair of free throws and added a dunk that caused Clippers coach Ty Lue to call timeout. Middleton added 19 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who won for the first time in 11 games this season when trailing after three quarters. Kawhi (kah-WY’)

Update on the latest sports

NBA-SCHEDULE 9-0 run lifts Bucks past Clippers UNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have followed a five-game skid with a five-game winning streak. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) poured in 36 points and the Bucks closed on a 9-0 run to beat the Clippers, 105-100. The reigning MVP put Milwaukee ahead with a pair of free throws and added a dunk that caused Clippers coach Ty Lue to call timeout. Middleton added 19 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who won for the first time in 11 games this season when trailing after three quarters. Kawhi (kah-WY’)

Quinnipiac seeks revenge on Marist

Quinnipiac (8-10, 6-8) vs. Marist (11-8, 9-8) McCann Center, Poughkeepsie, New York; Monday, 6 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Quinnipiac seeks revenge on Marist after dropping the first matchup in Poughkeepsie. The teams last played each other on Feb. 28, when the Red Foxes shot 44.4 percent from the field while limiting Quinnipiac to just 32.8 percent en route to a 76-67 victory. FABULOUS FRESHMEN: Marist's Ricardo Wright, Jordan Jones and Hakim Byrd have combined to account for 45 percent of the team's scoring this season and have scored 45 percent of all Red Foxes points over the last five

WKU looks to extend streak vs FIU

Florida International (9-16, 2-14) vs. Western Kentucky (16-5, 9-2) E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky; Monday, 1 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Western Kentucky looks for its eighth straight conference win against Florida International. Western Kentucky's last CUSA loss came against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 63-58 on Jan. 9. Florida International has dropped its last 13 games against conference opponents. PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in the outcome of this game. Charles Bassey, Taveion Hollingsworth, Josh Anderson, Carson Williams and Dayvion McKnight have

Update on the latest sports

NBA-SCHEDULE 9-0 run lifts Bucks past Clippers UNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have followed a five-game skid with a five-game winning streak. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) poured in 36 points and the Bucks closed on a 9-0 run to beat the Clippers, 105-100. The reigning MVP put Milwaukee ahead with a pair of free throws and added a dunk that caused Clippers coach Ty Lue to call timeout. Middleton added 19 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who won for the first time in 11 games this season when trailing after three quarters. Kawhi (kah-WY’)

Update on the latest sports

NBA-SCHEDULE 9-0 run lifts Bucks past Clippers UNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have followed a five-game skid with a five-game winning streak. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) poured in 36 points and the Bucks closed on a 9-0 run to beat the Clippers, 105-100. The reigning MVP put Milwaukee ahead with a pair of free throws and added a dunk that caused Clippers coach Ty Lue to call timeout. Middleton added 19 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who won for the first time in 11 games this season when trailing after three quarters. Kawhi (kah-WY’)

Update on the latest sports

NBA-SCHEDULE 9-0 run lifts Bucks past Clippers UNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have followed a five-game skid with a five-game winning streak. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) poured in 36 points and the Bucks closed on a 9-0 run to beat the Clippers, 105-100. The reigning MVP put Milwaukee ahead with a pair of free throws and added a dunk that caused Clippers coach Ty Lue to call timeout. Middleton added 19 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who won for the first time in 11 games this season when trailing after three quarters. Kawhi (kah-WY’)

Update on the latest sports

NBA-SCHEDULE 9-0 run lifts Bucks past Clippers MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have followed a five-game skid with a five-game winning streak. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH'-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON'-poh) poured in 36 points and the Bucks closed on a 9-0 run to beat the Clippers, 105-100. The reigning MVP put Milwaukee ahead with a pair of free throws and added a dunk that caused Clippers coach Ty Lue to call timeout. Middleton added 19 points, six rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who won for the first time in 11 games this season when trailing after three quarters. Kawhi (kah-WY')

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NBA-SCHEDULE Antetokounmpo, Bucks rally late to to beat Clippers 105-100 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) scored 36 points and sparked a closing 9-0 run to help the Milwaukee Bucks rally to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-100 on Sunday for their fifth consecutive victory. The Bucks won for the first time in 11 games this season when trailing after three quarters. Kawhi (kuh-WY’) Leonard’s potential tying 3-point attempt bounced off the front rim with about four seconds left. Khris Middleton got the rebound and sealed it with two free throws with 2.1

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NBA-NEWS Raptors’ virus issues worsen, game vs. Bulls called off UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors’ issues with the coronavirus have worsened, prompting the NBA to call off their game scheduled for Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls. The league said the Raptors are dealing with positive test results, without disclosing how many, and that combined with ongoing contact tracing issues meant they would not have the league-required eight players available to play. Toronto played Friday without head coach Nick Nurse, several other assistants and staffers and starting forward Pascal Siakam

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NHL-SCHEDULE McAvoy, Rask lead Bruins to 4-1 win over Rangers NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, leading the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday. Tuukka Rask made 20 saves and earned his 299th NHL victory. Charlie Coyle scored twice and David Pastrnak added two assists as the Bruins snapped a two-game skid. Trent Frederic also scored for Boston. Alexandar Georgiev made 31 saves, but the Rangers fell for the second time in games. Colin Blackwell scored for New York. McAvoy hammered a one-timer to push the Bruins’ lead to 3-0 at 10:20 of

Update on the latest sports

VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBA Raptors’ virus issues worsen, game vs. Bulls called off UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors’ issues with the coronavirus have worsened, prompting the NBA to call off their game scheduled for Sunday night against the Chicago Bulls. The league said the Raptors are dealing with positive test results, without disclosing how many, and that combined with ongoing contact tracing issues meant they would not have the league-required eight players available to play. Toronto played Friday without head coach Nick Nurse, several other assistants and staffers and starting forward

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T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE Kansas ends Baylor’s perfect run UNDATED (AP) — Kansas fell out of The Associated Press men’s basketball poll just a few weeks ago following three straight losses. On Saturday, the 17th-ranked Jayhawks ended Baylor’s bid for a perfect regular season. David McCormack scored 20 points and the Jayhawks pulled away in the second half of a 71-58 victory over the second-ranked Bears. Marcus Garrett chipped in 13 points and seven rebounds for Kansas, which led by three at intermission before improving to 18-8. MaCio Teague (MAY’-see-oh teeg) had a team-high 16

Update on the latest sports

T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE Kansas ends Baylor’s perfect run UNDATED (AP) — Kansas fell out of The Associated Press men’s basketball poll just a few weeks ago following three straight losses. On Saturday, the 17th-ranked Jayhawks ended Baylor’s bid for a perfect regular season. David McCormack scored 20 points and the Jayhawks pulled away in the second half of a 71-58 victory over the second-ranked Bears. Marcus Garrett chipped in 13 points and seven rebounds for Kansas, which led by three at intermission before improving to 18-8. MaCio Teague (MAY’-see-oh teeg) had a team-high 16

McCoy, BU visit Army

Boston University (6-9, 6-9) vs. Army (10-8, 6-7) Christl Arena, West Point, New York; Sunday, 3 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Two senior guards will be on display as Javante McCoy and Boston University will face Lonnie Grayson and Army. McCoy is averaging 13.2 points over the last five games. Grayson is averaging 13.4 points over the last five games. BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: The Terriers are led by McCoy and Walter Whyte. McCoy has averaged 15.5 points and 4.3 rebounds while Whyte has put up 13.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. The Black Knights have been anchored by Grayson and Josh Caldwell, who

Allen, Nebraska host Rutgers

Rutgers (13-9, 9-9) vs. Nebraska (6-17, 2-14) Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska; Monday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Two junior guards will be on display as Ron Harper Jr. and Rutgers will face Teddy Allen and Nebraska. Harper has scored 21 percent of the team's points this season and is averaging 12.2 over his last five games. Allen is averaging 15.4 points over the last five games. TEAM LEADERSHIP: Nebraska's Allen has averaged 15.7 points and 4.5 rebounds while Dalano Banton has put up 9.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists. For the Scarlet Knights, Harper has averaged 15.7 points and

FAMU, SC St. meet in conference play

Florida A&M (6-10, 5-4) vs. South Carolina State (1-16, 1-6) Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Florida A&M pays visit to South Carolina State in a MEAC matchup. Florida A&M came up short in a 63-57 game at South Carolina State in its last outing. South Carolina State is coming off a 63-57 win at home against Florida A&M in its most recent game. TEAM LEADERSHIP: The do-everything MJ Randolph is averaging 15.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists to lead the charge for the Rattlers. Bryce Moragne is also a primary contributor,

Central Ark. seeks revenge on SFA

Stephen F. Austin (14-4, 11-2) vs. Central Arkansas (4-17, 3-10) Farris Center, Conway, Arkansas; Monday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Stephen F. Austin goes for the season sweep over Central Arkansas after winning the previous matchup in Nacogdoches. The teams last met on Jan. 13, when the Lumberjacks outshot Central Arkansas from the field 54.8 percent to 45.1 percent and recorded nine fewer turnovers en route to a 26-point victory. SUPER SENIORS: Stephen F. Austin has benefited heavily from its seniors. Gavin Kensmil, Cameron Johnson, Roti Ware, David Kachelries and Calvin Solomon have

NC Central looks to extend streak vs SC St.

South Carolina State (1-16, 1-6) vs. NC Central (4-7, 2-4) McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium, Durham, North Carolina; Monday, 12 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: NC Central looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over South Carolina State. In its last five wins against the Bulldogs, NC Central has won by an average of 9 points. South Carolina State's last win in the series came on Feb. 24, 2018, a 102-79 victory. BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: C.J. Keyser is putting up 17.2 points to lead the way for the Eagles. Jordan Perkins has complemented Keyser and is maintaining an average of 6.2 points, 4.1

NDSU, SD meet in conference play

North Dakota State (12-11, 12-6) vs. South Dakota (13-9, 12-5) Sanford Coyote Sports Center, Vermillion, South Dakota; Sunday, 4:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: North Dakota State pays visit to South Dakota in a Summit League matchup. North Dakota State fell 80-71 at South Dakota in its last outing. South Dakota is coming off an 80-71 home win against North Dakota State in its most recent game. TEAM LEADERSHIP: South Dakota's Stanley Umude has averaged 20.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while A.J. Plitzuweit has put up 19 points and 4.2 rebounds. For the Bison, Rocky Kreuser has averaged 14.9 points and

Texas Southern looks to extend streak vs Alabama A&M

Texas Southern (10-8, 7-3) vs. Alabama A&M (6-6, 4-6) Elmore Gymnasium, Normal, Alabama; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Texas Southern looks for its 16th straight win in the head-to-head series over Alabama A&M. Texas Southern has won by an average of 15 points in its last 15 wins over the Bulldogs. Alabama A&M's last win in the series came on Feb. 1, 2014, a 63-62 win. BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Alabama A&M's Jalen Johnson has averaged 17.8 points and 6.8 rebounds while Garrett Hicks has put up 12.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. For the Tigers, Michael Weathers has averaged 15.3 points, 5.3

Hampton, Radford meet in Big South quarters

Hampton (11-13, 10-9) vs. No. 2 seed Radford (14-11, 12-6) Big South Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Dedmon Center, Radford, Virginia; Monday, 6 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: A spot in the Big South semifinals is up for grabs as Hampton and Radford match up. Radford swept the two-game regular season series. The teams last met on Jan. 5, when the Highlanders shot 49 percent from the field while holding Hampton to just 38.7 percent en route to the 11-point victory. TEAM LEADERSHIP: The prolific Davion Warren is averaging 21.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and two steals to lead the way for the Pirates.

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