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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Joe Wieskamp scored 26 points and Big Ten scoring leader Luka Garza had 21 as Iowa beat No. 12 Maryland 67-49. Garza added 13 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season. Wieskamp and Garza had 32 of Iowa’s 38 first-half points. The Hawkeyes improved to 11-5 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten. Maryland dropped to 13-3 and 3-2). The Terrapins were held to their second-lowest point total of the season. Jalen Smith scored 13 for the Terrapins. Iowa ended its two-game losing streak while Maryland had its thee-game winning streak snapped.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana has promoted Nick Sheridan to offensive coordinator and running backs coach Mike Hart to associate head coach. Coach Tom Allen also says receivers coach Grant Heard will serve as co-offensive coordinator. Indiana is replacing offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer, who took the head coaching job at Fresno State. Indiana ranked second in the Big Ten this season, averaging 443.6 yards per game on offense.
Rafael Nadal rallied to beat Alex de Minaur 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to clinch Spain’s semifinal win over Australia and secure a spot in the inaugural ATP Cup decider against Serbia. Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 to secure Serbia’s win over Russia in Saturday’s earlier semifinal. Nadal led Spain to the Davis Cup title at Madrid last November and is aiming to make it back-to-back triumphs in international team events in Sunday’s final. The 24-team ATP Cup is being staged for the first time.
Corinne Suter won a World Cup downhill race on Saturday to cap a consistent year in skiing’s fastest discipline. Suter got her first career World Cup win 0.29 seconds ahead of Nicol Delago in a race which was twice delayed for poor visibility. Suter’s Swiss teammate Michelle Gisin was 0.98 back in third. Mikaela Shiffrin skipped Saturday’s race which did not threaten her big lead in the overall World Cup standings. Shiffrin could start in an Alpine combined event Sunday. The 25-year-old Suter has consistently challenged for downhill race wins in the past year. She took silver at the world championships with three podium finishes in the World Cup.
A Maine swimming coach has endured a quadruple bypass after a heart attack, removal of cancerous tumors from his colon and wrists, and the amputation of part of his leg. But Husson University’s Butch Babin is still on the pool deck. The 57-year-old Babin tells the Bangor Daily News that using a wheelchair while his leg heals doesn’t affect his coaching. Sophomore Kayla Redman, of Waterville, called him “amazing” and “awesome.” Senior Kelsey Poland of Levant called him an “inspiration.” Babin says that “all the support has helped me stay positive.”
CHICAGO (AP) — Myles Turner set season highs with 27 points and 14 rebounds, and the short-handed Indiana Pacers withstood a huge effort by Zach LaVine to beat the Chicago Bulls 116-105. The Pacers overcame 43 points by LaVine and escaped with the victory after Chicago rallied from 16 down to four in the closing minutes. T.J. Warren scored 17 for Indiana after being fined $25,000 by the NBA for an altercation with Miami’s Jimmy Butler on Wednesday night. The Bulls lost their sixth straight. It is their worst skid since a 10-game slide in December and January last season.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and star third baseman Kris Bryant have avoided arbitration, agreeing to an $18.6 million, one-year contract. The 2016 NL MVP, Bryant rebounded from an injury-filled season to bat .282 with 31 homers and 77 RBIs. The Cubs also agreed to a $1,575,000, one-year contract with outfielder Albert Almora Jr. The Cubs hope Almora can rebound after his batting average dropped 50 points to .236. Chicago missed the playoffs for the first time since 2014.
CHICAGO (AP) — Closer Alex Colomé agreed to a one-year contract for $10,532,500 with the Chicago White Sox, who reached deals with all five of their arbitration-eligible players. Chicago acquired the 31-year-old right-hander from Seattle in November 2018, and the former Tampa Bay closer had one of his best years. Colomé converted 30 of 33 save opportunities and went 4-5 with a 2.80 ERA, earning $7,325,000.Also reaching deals were recently acquired outfielder Nomar Mazara at $5.56 million, right-hander Evan Marshall at $1.1 million, utility player Leury Garcia at $3.25 million and lefty Carlos Rodón at $4.45 million.