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Baylor breaks Big 12 winning streak record

UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Baylor has become the Big 12 record-holder for most consecutive victories with 23, breaking the mark set by Kansas 23 years ago. The mark could further motivate the Jayhawks when they visit the Bears on Saturday in a 1-versus-3 matchup.

Jared Butler scored 22 points as the Bears downed Oklahoma, 65-54 to improve to 24-1 overall and 13-0 in the conference. Mark Vital had 10 points and Freddie Gillespie grabbed 10 rebounds for Baylor, which played a second straight game without leading scorer

Quickley leads No. 10 Kentucky past slumping LSU 79-76

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Immanuel Quickley’s reliable scoring and Nick Richards’ shot-altering defensive presence gave No. 10 Kentucky a decisive edge in a challenging road game with first place in the Southeastern Conference at stake.

Quickley scored 21 points and Kentucky made a timely string of 3-pointers in a 79-76 victory over LSU on Tuesday night.

“Immanuel was great down stretch again, just making baskets and 3s,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said. “He’s playing so steady.”

The 6-foot-11 Richards scored 13 points and blocked six shots for Kentucky (21-5, 11-2 SEC), which rejected 11

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Baylor breaks Big 12 winning streak record

UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Baylor has become the Big 12 record-holder for most consecutive victories with 23, breaking the mark set by Kansas 23 years ago. The mark could further motivate the Jayhawks when they visit the Bears on Saturday in a 1-versus-3 matchup.

Jared Butler scored 22 points as the Bears downed Oklahoma, 65-54 to improve to 24-1 overall and 13-0 in the conference. Mark Vital had 10 points and Freddie Gillespie grabbed 10 rebounds for Baylor, which played a second straight game without leading scorer

Quickley leads No. 10 Kentucky past slumping LSU 79-76

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Immanuel Quickley scored 21 points and No. 10 Kentucky made a timely string of 3-pointers in a 79-76 victory over LSU on Tuesday night.

Kentucky made seven of eight 3s in the second half, when graduate transfer Nate Sestina hit three, including two during an 8-0 run that widened the Wildcats’ lead to 15 points with 5:14 to go.

Nick Richards scored 13 points and blocked six shots for Kentucky (21-5, 11-2 SEC), which has won five straight and nine of 10. Richards’ basket inside with 49 seconds left helped slow a furious Tigers rally that had trimmed Kentucky’s lead to

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Newman communicating following Daytona crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors a day after his horrific crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.

Roush Fenway Racing released an update on its driver about 20 hours after Newman’s car slammed into the wall at nearly 200 mph, flipped, got T-boned by another car, flipped several more times and skidded to a halt in flames. Everyone watching feared the worst Monday night and had to wait nearly two hours to learn that Newman’s injuries were not considered

NCAA Moving Towards New Transfer Rule

The NCAA is moving toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition. A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year. Currently, football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s…

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Baylor at Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Ahead of this weekend’s big matchup against number-three Kansas, top-ranked Baylor visits Oklahoma tonight.

Baylor, at 23-and-1, held onto the top spot in the latest AP poll. The Jayhawks last night beat Iowa State, 91-to-71.

Other highly-ranked teams in action tonight include number-five Dayton at VCU, seventh-ranked Maryland meeting Northwestern, and number-eight Florida State against Pittsburgh. Penn State, ranked ninth, meets Illinois, while number-ten Kentucky is at LSU.

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Update: NASCAR Driver Ryan Newman Awake and Talking after Fiery Daytona 500 Crash

(AP Photo/David Graham) UPDATE: Tuesday afternoon: According to NASCAR, driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors. Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Newman is listed in serious condition at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, after a wreck in the final lap of the Daytona 500 NASCAR race on Monday. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Doctors have indicated…

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Baylor at Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Ahead of this weekend’s big matchup against number-three Kansas, top-ranked Baylor visits Oklahoma tonight.

Baylor, at 23-and-1, held onto the top spot in the latest AP poll. The Jayhawks last night beat Iowa State, 91-to-71.

Other highly-ranked teams in action tonight include number-five Dayton at VCU, seventh-ranked Maryland meeting Northwestern, and number-eight Florida State against Pittsburgh. Penn State, ranked ninth, meets Illinois, while number-ten Kentucky is at LSU.

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Hamlin wins; concern for Newman

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There was celebration for Denny Hamlin and great concern for Ryan Newman at the end of the Daytona 500.

Hamlin is the first driver to win back-to-back Daytona 500s since Sterling Marlin in 1994 and ’95. Hamlin joined six Hall of Fame drivers as winners of three or more Daytona 500s. This victory comes after just the second rain postponement in 62 years, a pair of red flag stoppages and two overtimes.

Hamlin’s celebration quickly became muted as drivers awaited an update on Newman’s condition following a crash at