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Cocoa, Florida
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2C SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013 FLORIDA TODAY LEADING OFF ON TVRADIO AUTO RACING 7 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup NRA 500, Fox 2:30 a.m. Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, NBCSN BOXING 11 p.m. WBOWBA super bantamweight title WBO (c) Nonito Donaire (31-1) vs.WBA(c) Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0), HBO COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. Virginia at Ga. Tech, FSFL 1:30 p.m. Miss. St. at Texas A&M, Sun 3 p.m. So. Carolina at Florida, ESPN2 5 p.m. Missouri atVanderbilt, ESPNU COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1 p.m. Florida at Kentucky, ESPNU 5 p.m. LSU at Texas A&M, ESPN 10 p.m. Wash, at Arizona St., ESPN2 GOLF 3 p.m. The Masters, CBS HORSE RACING 4:30 p.m. Blue Grass Stakes, NBC 6 p.m. Arkansas Derby, NBCSN MLB 12:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, Fox 7 p.m. Teams TBA, MLBN MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY 7 p.m. NCAA D-l championship Yale vs. Quinnipiac, ESPN MM A 7 p.m. UFC Prelims, FuelTV 9 p.m. The Ultimate Fighter Season Finale, FX NBA 7 p.m. Boston at Orlando, FSFL 8 p.m. Clippers at Memphis, NBATV NHL 3 p.m. Phila. at Buffalo, NBCSN 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Wash., Sun PREP BASKETBALL 8 p.m. All-Star game Jordan Brand Classic, ESPN2 SOCCER 5:55 p.m. Mexican Primera Division Cruz Azul vs. Tijuana, ESPN2 7:30 p.m. MLS Los Angeles at Dallas, NBCSN AUTO RACING ON RADIO 7 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup NRA 500, AM-1300 MLB ON RADIO 12:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Bos., AM-1300 Atlanta at Wash., FM-95.9 CLEARWATER 9, BREVARD CO. 5 Manatees fall short Staff report The Brevard County Manatees got off to a fast start, but Clearwater rallied to post the 9-5 victory Friday night. The Manatees scored two runs in each of the first two innings and held the lead into the fifth when Clearwater scored three runs. The Threshers added a run in the seventh, two in the eighth and another in the ninth. Nick Ramirez hit his first home run in the seventh. Ramirez, Greg Hopkins, Rafael Nada and Brandon Macias had two hits. Brevard hosts Clearwater tonight at 6:35. Jacob Barnes will make his debut for the Manatees. NUMBER OF DAY 42 Since 2011, Carlos Quentin, who charged the mound after being hit by Zack Greinke, leads MLB players with 42 times hit by a pitch. Kyle Busch won the pole position during qualifying Friday for the NRA His brother, Kurt, qualified second, usa today sports Brothers to start 1-2 By Stephen Hawkins Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas Move over, brother. The Busch brothers will start on the front row for the second time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series after younger brother Kyle set a Texas qualifying record with a lap of 196.299 mph Friday night. That knocked Kurt off the pole, but not off the front row for tonight's race. "Not too shabby of a day. ... I feel like we have a good piece for the race," Kyle Busch said. "It felt that good. Sometimes you feel that good and it's not very fast." Kyle Busch went almost immediately from the Cup qualifying run in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to climbing into his Nationwide car and starting second in that race. It took that record qualify- Anthony gets 31 in win Associated Press CLEVELAND Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points with 14 rebounds in just three quarters and the New York Knicks bounced back after having their winning streak stopped at 13 games one night earlier by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-91 on Friday night. Anthony's streak of scoring at least 35 points ended at six games, as New York coach Mike Woodson chose to rest the All-Star forward the entire fourth quarter. J.R. Smith also scored 31 13 in the fourth while Anthony watched for New York, which is trying to hold off Indiana for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Knicks have a three-game lead over the Pacers heading into their matchup Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Heat 109, Celtics 101: Le-Bron James scored 20 points in 29 minutes, Rashard Lewis added 19 on a huge night for the Miami bench and the Heat tied the franchise record for home wins in a season, topping the Boston Celtics. Dwyane Wade, back after missing six games with bone bruises around his right kneecap, scored 11 in 34 minutes for Miami, which won its 35th home game to tie the standard set in 2004-05. The Heat erased an early 13-point deficit with a 41-point second quarter, shooting 16 for 19 in the period. Miami Titans, Fronsoe quiet Dade Staff reports Brevard Community College sophomore right-hander Ashton Fronsoe turned in his second straight stellar pitching performance on Friday as the Titans upset host Miami Dade College 6-2. Sophomore Matt Harris was the offensive star, going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and three runs batted in. Teammate T.J. Glessner COMPILED FROM NRA 500 When: 7:30 tonight. Where: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles) On TV: FOX. ing lap by Kyle to knock Kurt Busch off the pole after his lap of 195.688 mph in his Chevrolet. "A track record is a small feather in the cap," Kurt Busch said. "The fact that it's Kyle, I wouldn't want to lose to anybody other than him, but it is bitter that I did lose to him." Series points leader Jimmie Johnson, who won at Texas last fall, starts seventh after a lap of 194.503 mph in his Chevrolet. Richard Petty teammates Aric Almirola and Marcos Ambrose start their Fords in the second row. Greg Biffle, who won at James Harden (13) drives to the basket against Memphis center Marc Gasol (33) during the first half on Friday in Houston, ap also made 12 3-pointers to push its season total to 686, another team record. Nets 117, Pacers 109: De- ron Williams scored 33 points and the visiting Brooklyn Nets secured home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a victory over the Indiana Pacers. The Nets are guaranteed the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference and pulled within two games of the Pacers for No. 3. Grizzlies 82, Rockets 78: Marc Gasol had 15 points and went 4-for-5 with two RBIs. FIT baseball falls Florida Tech couldn't generate enough runs off seven hits in a 3-1 loss to Rollins on Friday. The Panthers allowed two runs in the fourth and one in the seventh, while being blanked until the ninth when Austin Allen hit a home run. FIT softball loses Rollins' softball team GANNETT NEWS SERVICES AND 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Texas last April, qualified 35th in his Ford after a lap of 190.921 mph. "I was kind of tight in the middle of (turns) three and four and had to come out of the gas," Biffle said. The only time the Busch brothers started on the front row together was at Las Vegas in 2009, when Kyle also had the pole position and won that race. Kurt finished 23rd that day. They have never finished 1-2 in a Sprint Cup race, but they came close at Texas. Kurt Busch won the 2009 fall race at Texas, a weekend when Kyle was trying to win all three of NASCAR's series in one weekend. Kyle ran out of fuel late and finished 11th. Busch wins Nationwide race: Kyle Busch won the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 over Brad Keselowski and Austin Dillon late Friday. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finish fourth. 12 rebounds, and the visiting Memphis Grizzlies snapped a 13-game losing streak in Houston with a victory over the Rockets. Zach Randolph scored 15 points and Jerryd Bayless had 13 for the Grizzlies, who won in Houston for the first time since April 2006. James Harden scored 30 points, but missed a potential game-tying jumper from near the top of the key just before the buzzer. Hawks 109, Bucks 104: Jeff Teague and Josh Smith each scored 24 points and the host Atlanta Hawks used a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter to take the lead after trailing by 19 early in the second half and beat the Milwaukee Bucks. Atlanta moved one-half game ahead of Chicago for fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Clippers 96, Hornets 93: Blake Griffin scored 20 points, and the visiting Los Angeles Clippers overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Raptors 97, Bulls 88: Amir Johnson had 24 points and nine rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 23 points and the host Toronto Raptors earned their second straight win over Chicago. Spurs 108, Kings 101: Tony Parker had 22 points and 10 assists, and the host San Antonio Spurs never trailed in a victory over the Sacramento Kings. jumped out to a three-run lead before pitcher Niki Fogle took the mound. It was all she needed as Fogle scattered three hits and allowed one earned run in the Tars' 6-3 series-opening win against Florida Tech on Friday night. The Panthers are now 25-17 overall and 12-7 in the Sunshine State Conference, while Rollins improves to 37-8, 12-7 SSC. STAFF REPORTS BRIEFLY Griner, Burke get Wooden awards LOS ANGELES Britt-ney Griner of Baylor won the women's John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's national women's player of the year for the second consecutive year. Griner is the fourth woman to win back-to-back awards. She averaged 23.8 points third-best in the country and 4.14 blocked shots as a senior, and finished her career as the No. 2 scorer in NCAA history. Griner didn't attend Friday night's ceremony at the Los Angeles Athletic Club because she is in Hartford, Conn., ahead of next week's WNBA Draft. She also missed last year's ceremony. Trey Burke of national runner-up Michigan won the men's Wooden Award, completing the sophomore guard's sweep of the major player of the year awards. He was announced as the winner at last weekend's Final Four in Atlanta. Champions League semifinals set NYON, Switzerland It's a Spain vs. Germany double bill in the Champions League semifinals. Barcelona will play Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid will face Borus-sia Dortmund as Friday's draw kept the Spanish and German teams apart. Seeking its fourth title in eight years, Barcelona opens at Bayern on April 23 in a matchup of runaway league leaders, then hosts the second leg on May 1. Real Madrid starts at Dortmund on April 24 and is home on April 30. The winners meet in the final on May 25 at London's Wembley Stadium. Former Astros manager dies WARREN, Texas Grady Hatton, the former major league third baseman who managed the Houston Astros in the 1960s, has died. He was 90. Alyssa Hatton, his granddaughter, said Hatton died Thursday of old age at his home in Warren, a rural East Texas town. Hatton hit .254 with 91 home runs and 533 RBIs in 1,312 major league games in 12 seasons from 1946 to 1960 with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs. He had a 164-221 record as Houston's manager from 1966-68. NHL ROUNDUP Columbus ends Blues' win streak Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio Cam Atkinson had a goal and an assist, and Sergei Bobrov-sky made 31 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets snapped the St. Louis Blues' season-high, six-game winning streak with a 4-1 victory on Friday night. Artem Anisimov, Ryan Johansen and Marian Ga-borik also had goals for Columbus, which continued its climb from cellar-dweller to playoff contention. Senators 2, Devils 0: Craig Anderson made 33 saves in his third shutout of the season, and the visiting Ottawa Senators sent the sliding New Jersey Devils to their ninth straight loss. Stars 5, Predators 2: Rookie Alex Chiasson scored two goals, and the Dallas Stars beat the host Nashville Predators for their fourth straight win as they try to keep their improbable playoff hopes alive. Richard Bachman stopped 26 shots and improved to 5-3.

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