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DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque baseball team snapped a three game skid with a 4-2 win over Simpson College in game one of their weekend series. Kellen Mitchell: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, HR. Chase Kueter: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 9 K
DUBUQUE, Iowa- The Loras men’s volleyball team swept Trine. The Duhawks were led by Grant Ooms who totaled 16 kills on the night.
DUBUQUE- The Dubuque Fighting Saints came away with a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Cedar Rapids on Friday night. The Saints beat the RoughRiders for the third time this season.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Ryan Braun and Eric Thames hit three-run homers and the Milwaukee Brewers connected five times in all, outslugging the Cubs 13-10 and sending Chicago to its sixth straight loss. Hernan Perez, Yasmani Grandal and Orlando Arcia also homered for the defending NL Central champions, who improved to 7-1. They have won nine of their last 12 games against the Cubs, including the division tiebreaker in October. Jason Heyward, Daniel Descalso and Willson Contreras homered for the Cubs, who fell to 1-6.
CLEVELAND (AP) – The Browns addressed one of the holes in their secondary by signing former Packers and Steelers safety Morgan Burnett. He was released earlier this week after one disappointing season with the Steelers, who signed him to a three-year deal in 2018. The Browns needed safety help after trading Jabrill Peppers and releasing Derrick Kindred. The Browns also signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who played in the failed American Alliance of Football. That league folded last week.
CHICAGO (AP) – Yoan Moncada hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning and the Chicago White Sox won a wild home opener, beating the Seattle Mariners 10-8. A day after their home opener was postponed because of inclement weather, the White Sox ended Seattle’s four-game winning streak. The Mariners had been off to a franchise-best 7-1 start. Chicago took advantage of three errors by shortstop Tim Beckham in the first inning, then rallied when the Seattle bullpen couldn’t find the strike zone.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Notre Dame will take on Baylor in the NCAA women’s basketball title game. Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and led Notre Dame’s rally from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat UConn, 81-76. Kalani Brown scored 22 points and Lauren Cox added 21 as Baylor held off Final Four newcomer Oregon, 72-67.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Duke freshman forward Zion Williamson is The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson was the runaway choice, claiming 59 of 64 votes from AP Top 25 voters in ballots submitted before the NCAA Tournament. In a likely one-year college stop for a possible top overall NBA draft pick, the 18-year-old Williamson averaged 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence has accepted a five-year, $105 million contract that includes $65 in guaranteed money. The 26-year-old Lawrence played on a $17.1 million franchise tag last season. He recorded his second straight double-digit season in sacks with 10 1/2 after finishing tied for second in the NFL in 2017 with 14 1/2 sacks.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – LSU junior guard Skyler Mays says he is planning to enter the upcoming NBA draft. Mays becomes the third starter from the SEC regular-season champions to announce plans to leave the team before eligibility is up, joining sophomore point guard Tremont Waters and freshman forward Naz Reid. Mays started all 35 games for LSU this season, averaging 13.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.9 steals in 33.1 minutes per game.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – First-round leader Si Woo Kim used a late-round hole-in-one to build a four-shot lead at the halfway point of the Valero Texas Open. Kin led by one heading into the second round before shooting a 6-under 66. He aced TPC San Antonio’s 16th hole and is 12 under through 36 holes at the PGA Tour’s last stop before the Masters. Kim leads six players at 8 under, including Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – Chase Elliott earned his first pole on a short track by winning yesterday’s qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. Elliott turned a lap at 131.7132 mph to earn the fifth pole of his career and nose out Hendrick teammate William Byron for the top starting spot. Elliott’s previous four poles were either Daytona or Talladega. Ryan Blaney qualified third in a Ford for Team Penske, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin in a pair of Toyotas.