DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Eloy Jimenez says he doesn't feel the pressure of expectations. Not even when fellow Chicago White Sox prospect Michael Kopech said he thinks Jimenez is "the Babe Ruth of our generation."
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Home crowd favorite Diego Schwartzman saved a match point to knock out defending champion Dominic Thiem and reach the Argentina Open final on Saturday.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitchers and catchers had their first organized workout Saturday, officially ending a relatively quiet winter for the team that won the NL East.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy had scored 18 points against Notre Dame before he attempted his first free throw, which came with 24 seconds remaining and Virginia clinging to a slim lead.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Kawanise Wilkins had a season-high 26 points as Western Michigan narrowly defeated Miami (Ohio) 84-79 in overtime on Saturday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have acquired center Ryan Spooner, sending Sam Gagner back to the Edmonton Oilers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown's laundry list of issues with the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to include a problem with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's leadership style and how head coach Mike Tomlin treated the Pro Bowl wide receiver during the regular-season finale against Cincinnati.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi had a penalty saved after scoring from the spot as Barcelona struggled to end a run of poor results before it turns to the Champions League knockout rounds.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Davis isn't completely sure if he's going to play in Sunday's All-Star game. He doesn't know how much the New Orleans Pelicans will have him play the rest of this season. Or where he'll play next season. Or where he'll play the season after that, either.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jarrett Culver scored 18 points and Davide Moretti added 17 as No. 15 Texas Tech cruised past short-handed and turnover-prone Baylor 86-61 on Saturday.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Last spring, Dave Stewart and Rickey Henderson addressed the Oakland Athletics players before the first full-squad workout in spring training. A's manager Bob Melvin admitted to being a little superstitious and asked the pair of Oakland greats to speak again on Saturday.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka reached his first final on Saturday since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Persons registered 15 points and nine rebounds and Trey Moses' tip-in basket with 7 seconds remaining carried Ball State to a 57-56 victory over Akron on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Jordan Murphy muscling his way to 23 points and 11 rebounds and Gabe Kalscheur going 6-for-8 from 3-point range, Minnesota stopped a four-game losing streak with an 84-63 victory over Indiana on Saturday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sam Bass, a NASCAR artist who helped design paint schemes and program covers that illuminated an entire sport, has died. He was 57.
ATLANTA (AP) — Christ Koumadje had 10 points and 12 rebounds as No. 17 Florida State tied a school record with its seventh straight ACC win, beating Georgia Tech 69-47 Saturday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The biggest Toyota stars skipped the final practice for the Daytona 500, with former NASCAR champs Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch among the drivers sitting out.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Five days after watching a 23-point second-half lead disappear, No. 16 Louisville found itself on the brink of another calamity on Saturday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin has a simple explanation for his team's sudden surge from the outside — the play of forward Chris Silva around the basket.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a Big 12 season of ups and downs for Texas, none was more befuddling than an early loss to last-place Oklahoma State.
PARIS (AP) — Mario Balotelli scored a fine goal in Marseille's 2-0 home win against Amiens on Saturday, taking his tally to three in four games since joining from Nice.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Eighth-ranked North Carolina responded to its first loss in a month by pouncing on an overmatched opponent and rolling to its biggest margin of victory ever in an Atlantic Coast Conference road game.
MIAMI (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. scored 22 points as Florida International defeated North Texas 69-59 on Saturday. Antonio Daye added 20 points for the Panthers.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Xavian Stapleton had 14 points as Florida Atlantic beat Rice 60-41 on Saturday. Karlis Silins added 10 points for Florida Atlantic, who held Rice to 26.7 percent shooting, the lowest mark of the season for a Florida Atlantic opponent.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Bridget Carleton scored 24 points, Kristin Scott added 17 with 12 rebounds and No. 18 Iowa State rolled to an 89-67 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After a startling loss at last-place Penn State earlier in the week, Michigan coach John Beilein had a pretty good idea how his team would respond.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With shots not falling, the Auburn Tigers focused on defense to steal away from Memorial Gym with a very rare win.