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UNDATED (AP) — Basketball Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith died at 83 on Saturday with his family in attendance. Smith won two national championships with North Carolina along with an Olympic gold medal. He left the game in October 1997 having surpassed Kentucky's Adolph Rupp as the winningest coach in Division I men's history with 879 in 36 seasons.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have lost the services of All-Star Blake Griffin. Coach Doc Rivers says Griffin needs to have surgery to remove a staph infection in his right elbow and that there is no timetable as to when he'll be able to rejoin the team. Griffin is averaging 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists a game this season.

CINCINNATI (AP) — All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract to avoid arbitration. Frazier has hit .258 with 73 homers and 235 RBIs in four major league seasons. Closer Aroldis (ah-ROHL'-dihs) Chapman is the Reds' only unsigned arbitration-eligible player.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jason Day won the PGA's Farmers Insurance Open in a four-man playoff, sinking a par putt on the second extra hole at Torrey Pines. Day and J.B. Holmes each birdied the 18th in the playoff, eliminating Scott Stallings and Harris English. Day closed with a 2-under 70 for a 9-under total. He's No. 4 in the world rankings following his third PGA victory.

UNDATED (AP) — South Korean rookie Sei Young Kim won the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic for her first LPGA Tour title. She holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with countrywoman Sun Young Yoo and Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn. Paul Goydos won the Champions Tour event in San Diego by shooting a final-round, 3-under-69 to finish 12-shots under par, one in front of Gene Sauers.

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