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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Top honors in college basketball have been handed out. Obi Toppin of Dayton won the John R. Wooden Award as the nation’s outstanding college basketball player. Toppin, along with Saddiq Bey of Villanova, Luka Garza of Iowa, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Peyton Pritchard of Oregon, also earned positional awards from the Basketball Hall of Fame.  Garza was named the Kareem Abdul Jabbar Center of the Year. The winners were announced on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” broadcast.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — With new cases of the coronavirus falling in South Korea, the country’s baseball league is targeting an early May restart with teams ready to play preseason exhibition games as early as April 21. The country recorded 53 new infections, the third consecutive day that has seen new cases around the 50-mark. The downward trend from a February 29 peak of 900 is increasing the chances of the 10-team Korea Baseball Organization League, not only starting in May but playing a full 144-game season. The league was scheduled to start play on March 28.

TORONTO (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers say forward Colby Cave is out of emergency surgery after suffering a brain bleed. The team posted on Twitter that doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on Cave’s brain Tuesday. He remains in a medically induced coma at a Toronto hospital. Cave’s wife, Emily, said earlier on Instagram that doctors were “fighting to keep him alive” in surgery and that and that they “need a miracle.” The 25-year-old Cave scored one goal in 11 games with Edmonton this season.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders signed defensive back Damarious Randall to a one-year contract in their latest move to try to upgrade a leaky defense. The Raiders signed Randall to a $3.25 million contract after another deal with cornerback Eli Apple fell through. A person familiar with the process says Apple didn’t pass a physical after agreeing to a one-year contract earlier in free agency.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Timmy Brown, a running back and kick returner who won an NFL championship with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1960, has died. He was 82. The Eagles announced Tuesday that Brown died on Saturday. Brown was the first NFL player to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game, doing it in a 24-23 win over Dallas on November 6, 1966. Brown was inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame in 1996. He is sixth on the franchise’s all-time list for touchdowns with 62.

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