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Midwest has upsets; maybe not surprises

INDIANAPOLIS — It is the region that has caused more busted NCAA Tournament brackets than any other, the quadrant where No. 1 seed Illinois was sent packing by Loyola Chicago, West Virginia was dumped by a team that barely made the field, and Tennessee and Oklahoma State failed to survive the ...

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LSU’s Orgeron in trouble? BATON ROUGE, La. — A 74-year-old woman told state lawmakers Friday that she spoke directly to Louisiana State University football coach Ed Orgeron about sexual harassment she said she endured in 2017 from one of his star players, adding he did nothing to ...

Unknown stars about to become known

By John Marshall The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — The Sweet 16 stars you know. Kispert, Mobley, Zegarowski, Butler, Buddy Buckets — they’ve all been on national TV or talked about enough that even casual college basketball fans know their names. This is about those guys you ...

NASCAR to play in the dirt for first time since 1970

By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press Don’t wear white to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. Pack a pair of goggles and be prepared to get really dirty. Bristol has trucked 23,000 cubic yards of dirt into its famed bullring to host NASCAR’s first Cup Series race on literal earth ...

Opening day around the corner

The Associated Press CHICAGO — After one of its strangest seasons ever, baseball returns to a full schedule this year. The All-Star Game is back. Fans are back, too, at least small crowds in some places. And an Iowa cornfield is about to welcome a bunch of special visitors. Here are a ...

Experience really helping Michigan

The Associated Press Michigan’s second-round game against LSU was intense from the start. Up and down the court the teams went, trading runs and momentum swings with the season on the line. One player for the Wolverines seemed calm and steady — guard Eli Brooks. “I think just all ...