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Konnor McClain, Haleigh Bryant help LSU women win first NCAA gymnastics title

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Konnor McClain scored a 9.9625 on the beam — one of five LSU gymnasts with a score of at least 9.95 in the final rotation — to help the Tigers win the first NCAA title in program history on Saturday. LSU, which finished fourth last year, trailed Utah by 0.037 ...

Ober throws 6 solid innings as Twins stop 5-game slide by Tigers 4-3

By MIKE COOK Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bailey Ober pitched six solid innings, and the Minnesota Twins stopped a five-game slide by edging the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Saturday. Byron Buxton and Austin Martin each had two hits for Minnesota, which scored three runs on sacrifice ...

Brayan Bello allows 1 hit in 6 innings as Red Sox breeze past Pirates 8-1

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brayan Bello allowed one hit in six innings, Rob Refsnyder hit his first home run of the season and the Boston Red Sox breezed past the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Friday night. Bello (3-1) struck out seven and walked two. The ...

Things to know about the NBA playoffs, which start Saturday

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer The Boston Celtics had almost no trouble at all with the 14 teams that didn't make the playoffs this season, going 35-4 against those squads. Against the teams that actually made the postseason, the Celtics were really good as well. Taking into ...