• Jose Martinez imitates Cabrera, Donaldson to make Cards

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jose Martinez had an epiphany while watching video of Miguel Cabrera and Josh Donaldson, and he’s hit his way onto the St. Louis Cardinals’ opening day roster.

  • Now champs, stacked Chicago Cubs aim for World Series repeat

    CHICAGO (AP) — Somewhere along the line, at some point on the way to a historic World Series title, Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs figured out how much they enjoyed winning together at the big league level.

  • Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to legalize recreational pot, arguing the move will help solve the state’s notorious budget crisis.

  • New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will ‘explode’

    ATLANTA (AP) — Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that “ObamaCare will explode.”

  • Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oregon lost one of its best players to an injury just before the NCAA Tournament, had to survive two nail-biters to reach the Midwest Regional finals, and then faced a top-seeded Kansas team that had romped to the brink of the Final Four.

  • Monahan’s OT winner lifts Flames past Blues 3-2

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sean Monahan scored with 3 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Calgary Flames past the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Saturday night.

  • Pitts, Ndow lead Northwest Missouri St to D-II championship

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Justin Pitts scored 23 points, Chris-Ebou Ndow had a double-double and Northwest Missouri State beat Fairmont State 71-61 Saturday in the NCAA Division II championship game.

  • The Latest: Vegas casinos favoring UNC as Sweet 16 begins

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):

  • Jayhawks fans divisive over on-court success, off-court woes

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of people file through the doors of the 23rd Street Brewery for lunch and dinner every day, most bound together by their unrequited love of ales, IPAs and the Kansas Jayhawks.

  • Wyoming advances in CBI

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming remains alive in the College Basketball Invitational tournament and will host another game.