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Winthrop, Wichita advance...Hawks get guard help...Keselowski wins in Atlanta

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2017 at 10:40 p.m.



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UNDATED (AP) — Winthrop has earned its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010 by beating Campbell 76-59 in the Big South Conference title game. Keon Johnson's 26 points led the 26-6 Eagles. Other teams claiming automatic NCAA tourney berths are Jacksonville State and No. 21 Wichita State, which hammered Illinois State, 71-51 in yesterday's Missouri Valley championship game.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Hawks have claimed Jose Calderon off waivers from the Warriors, giving Atlanta another point guard behind starter Dennis Schroder. The 12-year NBA veteran averaged 3.3 points and 2.1 assists in 24 games for the Lakers this season before his contract was bought out last week. Calderon is joining his sixth team in five seasons.

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski was able to win yesterday's NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, beating Kyle Larson by just over a half-second. Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick won the first two stages under NASCAR's new format and led 293 of the first 325 laps. But he was penalized one lap for going too fast on pit row during his final stop.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Top-ranked Dustin Johnson played mistake-fee over the final five holes to close out a victory at the PGA's Mexico Championship. He saw a four-shot advantage become a one-shot deficit before he birdied 15 and closed with three solid pars for a 3-under 68. Johnson was 14 under for the tournament, one stroke ahead of Tommy Fleetwood.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lorena Ochoa (oh-CHOH'-uh) is going to make a brief return to LPGA Tour competition. The Hall of Famer and Mexico's greatest golfer has announced that she will compete in her tournament on May 4-7 in Mexico City. It will be her first LPGA event in five years.

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