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UNDATED (AP) — Ohio State and Louisville are among the teams to benefit most from players opting to withdraw from the NBA draft. Tennessee and Auburn took some of the biggest hits.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA baseball tournament opens Friday with play at 16 regional sites. The regional winners advance to super regionals next week and the final eight go to the College World Series beginning June 15. Central Michigan has won 18 straight games and is the hottest team entering the tournament. No. 1 national seed UCLA has won 10 in a row. The last top seed to win the championship was Miami in 1999.

UNDATED (AP) — Michigan's hiring of Juwan Howard continues a recent trend of college programs hiring former NBA players. Howard had no previous college coaching experience before being named John Beilein's replacement.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Giselle "G" Juarez threw a complete game to help Oklahoma beat Alabama 3-2 in the Women's College World Series. The Sooners set up a matchup against rival Oklahoma State on Friday night with a berth in the semifinals on the line.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Samantha Show hit two homers and pitched a complete game to help Oklahoma State beat Florida 2-1 in the Women's College World Series. Show's teammates didn't register a single hit, and it didn't matter as the 13th-seeded Cowgirls claimed their first World Series win since 1998.

UNDATED (AP) — The Oklahoma-Texas and Michigan-Ohio State rivalry games return to Fox for the second consecutive yea. The network also plans to have a new pregame show with Urban Meyer and Reggie Bush this season. Fox has announced times and dates for dozens of games that will air on the network, FS1 or the Big Ten network.

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