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Spartans knock off Sooners 62-58 in East semifinal

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine (45) and Oklahoma's Buddy Hield (24) dive for the ball during the first half of a regional semifinal in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night.

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Minnesota college team cancels baseball season over hazing

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — St. Olaf College is canceling the rest of its baseball season because of hazing.

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Chicago rooftop owner charged with trying to defraud Cubs

In this June 8, 2013, file photo, fans, top, enjoy a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Skybox on Sheffield, across from Wrigley Field's right field in Chicago. The owner of the rooftop club R. Marc Hamid is locked in a dispute with the Cubs over royalty payments to the baseball team for views of games, and is accused of defrauding the team and tax authorities out of $600,000. Chicago's U.S. attorney's office announced Friday, March 27, 2015, that Hamid faces four counts of mail fraud. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs for years complained that rooftop businesses with views into Wrigley Field sucked away cash that could, in a modest way, help the team win its first World Series in over a century. As of Friday, they can now point to one rooftop owner who’s charged with cheating the team.

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El Salvador soccer players acquitted in match-fixing case

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Eleven soccer players and two foreign businesspeople accused of match-fixing involving El Salvador’s national team were acquitted of criminal charges Friday.

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A-Rod cousin set to plead guilty in Florida steroids case

MIAMI (AP) — A cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge, the last remaining defendant to do so in the probe into performance-enhancing drugs illegally provided to athletes through a South Florida clinic.

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