KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas wasn’t about to share the Big 12 title with Kansas State. Jeff Withey had 17 points and nine rebounds, Perry Ellis and Naadir Tharpe added 12 points each, and the seventh-ranked Jayhawks pounded the Number 11 Wildcats 70-54 last night to win their ninth Big 12 tournament championship.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne Evans nearly set a career high in points for the second straight game, and 16th ranked Saint Louis’ defense locked down Butler in the second half for a 67-56 win yesterday to reach the Billikens’ first Atlantic 10 title game. Evans had 24 points and 11 rebounds a day after going for 25 and nine in the quarterfinals against Charlotte in New York City.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chris Stewart scored 45 seconds into overtime and rookie Jake Allen made 27 saves, helping the St. Louis Blues end the Anaheim Ducks’ five-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory last night. Stewart, who assisted on the Blues’ other goal by Kris Russell, has seven goals and seven assists in his last seven games.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed safety Craig Dahl to a three-year contract, finding a replacement in the secondary after Dashon Goldson received a five-year deal from Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old Dahl spent the past four seasons with the St. Louis Rams and had 78 tackles and an interception in 2012.
WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
MIAMI (AP) — Wandy Rodriguez pitched six innings, and three relievers completed a three-hitter to help the unbeaten Dominican Republic top Puerto Rico 2-0 in the World Baseball Classic.
Carlos Santana broke a scoreless tie with his second home run in the fifth inning.
Both teams had already qualified for the semifinals in San Francisco, and the game merely determined seedings. Puerto Rico plays Japan on Sunday night, and the Dominicans face the Netherlands on Monday night, with the winners advancing to the championship game Tuesday.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch held off rookie Kyle Larson at the finish to win the Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
It’s Busch’s second victory of the season and fifth career Nationwide victory at Bristol, tying him with Kevin Harvick for the most in the series. Busch has a series-record 53 wins.