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Kansas sets news conference with Wiggins, Self

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas has scheduled a news conference Monday at Allen Fieldhouse with freshman star Andrew Wiggins and coach Bill Self.

Wiggins has already said he plans to enter the NBA draft, though Kansas would not say what the news will be.

The 6-foot-8 Wiggins led Kansas in scoring at 17.1 points per game and averaged 5.9 rebounds. The Canadian was the Big 12 freshman of the year and a first-team all-conference selection.

Wiggins is expected to be one of the top picks in the draft.

Fellow Kansas freshman Wayne Selden Jr. has already announced he will return to school. Freshman center Joel Embiid, who also has a chance to be the top overall pick, has yet to announce his plans.

Harrison lifts Wildcats to last-second win over Michigan

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.

Harrison, one of five freshmen on eighth-seeded Kentucky's starting lineup, elevated over Caris LeVert, and drained it. He scored all 12 of his points over the last 8:05.

Nik Stauskas missed a heave at the buzzer and the Wildcats (28-10) rushed off the bench and dogpiled Harrison at midcourt.

This will be Kentucky's 16th trip to the Final Four and it marks the first time an all-freshman starting lineup has made it there since the Fab Five took Michigan in 1992.

Kentucky plays Wisconsin Saturday in Texas.

Stauskas led the second-seeded Wolverines (28-9) with 24 points.

Durant has 31 points, leads Thunder past Jazz

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Kevin Durant had 31 points and nine assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Utah Jazz 116-96 on Sunday afternoon.

Durant scored at least 25 points for the 38th consecutive game, the longest streak since Michael Jordan did it in 40 straight games for the Chicago Bulls during the 1986-87 season.

Russell Westbrook scored 19 points, Serge Ibaka had 17 points and Caron Butler added 15 for the Thunder, who have won six of seven. Oklahoma City shot 55 percent from the field and made 11 of 18 3-pointers and 23 of 26 free throws.

Enes Kanter had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Richard Jefferson scored 17 points and Gordon Hayward added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz, who have lost four in a row.

Rangers put Darvish, Harrison on DL as expected

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, the same day he threw a 32-pitch bullpen session without any issues.

Darvish had been set to be the Rangers starter in Monday's opener against Philadelphia before having neck stiffness during camp. He last pitched in a game two weeks ago and didn't resume throwing until consecutive sessions this weekend.

Texas also put left-hander Matt Harrison, last year's opening-day starter, on the 15-day disabled list while setting its 25-man roster for the start of the season.

Harrison, who made only two starts last season before twice having surgery on a herniated disk in his back, had a setback early in spring training, when he felt neck and back stiffness. He could return to the rotation before the end of April.

Darvish's move to the disabled list was retroactive to March 21, meaning he could be eligible to return next weekend. Harrison's move was retroactive to March 29. Left-hander Derek Holland was already on the 60-day disabled list and not expected back until at least June after surgery on his left knee, injured during the offseason when he was tripped by his dog on stairs in his home.

Texas said Darvish reported feeling strong after his bullpen session with pitching coach Mike Maddux on Sunday, a day after 30 throws off flat ground. Darvish, who last season led the majors with 277 strikeouts and finished second in the AL Cy Young Award voting, will get a day off from his throwing program before resuming Tuesday.

Texas also selected the contract of infielder Josh Wilson from Triple-A Round Rock, and he could start at second base. Infielder Adam Rosales was designated for assignment, giving the Rangers 10 days to trade him, release him or send him outright him to the minor leagues.

Second baseman Jurickson Profar (muscle tear in right shoulder) and catcher Geovany Soto (torn meniscus cartilage in right knee) are both expected to be out up to three months. Profar was put on the 15-day disabled list, and Soto on the 60-day list.

The opening 25-man roster includes only four starting pitchers: Tanner Scheppers, Martin Perez, Robbie Ross and Joe Saunders, the left-hander signed after camp opened and who earned an increase in his base salary from $500,000 to $1.5 million by being on the active roster for one day. The Rangers don't need a fifth starter until the second week of the season, and will make a move then.

Texas will start the season with seven relief pitchers and three catchers: J.P. Arencibia will start and be backed up by Robinson Chrinois and Chris Gimenez. The six outfielders include Mitch Moreland, who also is a first baseman and designated hitter.

Wilson likely will split time at second base with Donnie Murphy, claimed off waivers last week from the Chicago Cubs. The only other listed infielders are first baseman Prince Fielder, shortstop Elvis Andrus and third baseman Adrian Beltre.

UConn upsets Michigan State, back to Final Four

NEW YORK (AP) Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.

Napier hit three huge free throws with 37.6 seconds left in the East Regional final at Madison Square Garden to carry UConn to the Final Four just as Kemba Walker did in Napier's freshman year.

The Huskies (30-8) rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to become the first No. 7 seed to reach the Final Four since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

Fourth-seeded Michigan State's seniors become the first four-year players recruited by Tom Izzo to fail to reach the Final Four. Gary Harris led the Spartans (29-9) with 22 points.

Djokovic beats Nadal to win 4th Key Biscayne title

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Novak Djokovic won his fourth Key Biscayne title, while Rafael Nadal failed again trying for his first.

Djokovic dominated from the start and closed out the victory by winning a remarkable exchange to beat Nadal 6-3, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the Sony Open.

Nadal fell to 0-4 in finals at Key Biscayne, one of just three ATP Masters 1000 events he has yet to win. Only six-time champion Andre Agassi has won the men's event more than Djokovic.

Djokovic erased the only break point he faced, committed just 15 unforced errors and won a scrambling, 30-shot rally on the final point.

He completed a March sweep after beating Roger Federer in the final at Indian Wells two weeks ago. Even so, Nadal will remain ranked No. 1 and Djokovic No. 2.

Bruins beat Flyers for 9th straight road win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Patrice Bergeron scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and also tallied in the shootout to help the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

The Bruins have won nine straight road games, a single-season club record.

Reilly Smith, the fifth Boston shooter, clinched the victory in the shootout for the Bruins, who improved to 15-0-1 in their last 16 games.

Vincent Lecavalier scored twice for the Flyers, including the game-tying goal with 25 seconds left in regulation. Lecavalier's first goal was the 400th of his career.

Kimmo Timonen scored for Philadelphia, which has lost three of four to remain in third place in the Metropolitan Division.

Andrej Meszaros and Zdeno Chara also scored for the Bruins, who ended March with a 15-1-1 mark.

Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 at Malaysian GP

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) Lewis Hamilton broke his drought at Formula One's Malaysian Grand Prix and led a one-two finish for the Mercedes team on Sunday.

Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg by 17.3 seconds at the Sepang International Circuit, with defending world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull third.

It was the first one-two by the Mercedes factory team since 1955, when it was a dominant force in the embryonic days of F1.

Hamilton got away well from pole position and led throughout, making up for his retirement in the season-opening race in Australia and belatedly winning in Malaysia for the first time, at his eighth attempt.

"Incredibly happy, my first win here in my eighth year, so finally got that," Hamilton said. "To get a one-two is quite special, I haven't had many in my career."

The Briton was also quick to mention the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which took off from the Kuala Lumpur airport adjacent to the Sepang track earlier this month and is thought to have crashed, killing all 239 people aboard.

"After such a tragedy three weeks ago, I would like to dedicate this win to those people and their families," Hamilton said.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso finished fourth, ahead of Force India's Nico Hulkenberg and McLaren's Jenson Button, while Felipe Massa held on for seventh ahead of Williams teammate Valtteri Bottas despite being told by his team to let Bottas through.

After the race, Massa insisted he had done the right thing in ignoring team orders, though there were likely to be internal repercussions as Bottas was adamant he could have passed Button.

Two rookies took the final two points positions, with McLaren's Kevin Magnussen ninth and Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat tenth.

On a day when the threatened tropical rain held off, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen were the leading cars that suffered the worst luck.

Ricciardo was in fourth place with 15 laps to go when the team failed to properly attach a wheel during a pitstop, forcing him to stop halfway down the pitlane and be pushed back to have it replaced. Soon after, the Australian lost his front wing, got a stop-go penalty for an unsafe release from the pitstop and then retired.

To make matters worse, the unsafe release means he will also get a 10-place grid penalty at next weekend's race in Bahrain.

It was another tough day for Ricciardo, who finished second in his home race in Melbourne, only to be disqualified after the team was deemed to have exceeded the fuel-flow limit on his car.

Raikkonen was hit from behind by Magnussen on the opening lap, causing a puncture, dropping him to the back of the field. He finished 12th, behind Lotus' Romain Grosjean who did well to make it to the finish in his Lotus, which has been beset by engine failures in the early part of the season.

Rosberg's second place extended his early lead in the drivers' championship to 18 points ahead of Hamilton, and Mercedes already has a sizeable lead atop the constructors' championship, but the German was wary about how quickly Red Bull appears to be catching up.

"They were absolutely nowhere (after preseason testing) and now (Vettel) is right in the back of me, pushing me," Rosberg said. "They have ramped up their pace, very very impressive, so we need to keep on it to keep our advantage."

Vettel, who put a squeeze move on Rosberg in the run to the first corner that almost forced the Mercedes into the pit wall, was compromised in his attempt to catch the silver cars by high fuel consumption, and in the end settled for third place.

"We need to make quick steps because they are quite far ahead but I am happy with the steps we are making," Vettel said. "It's still a bloody good result to be finishing right behind them on the podium, and that is what we need to keep doing."

Dayton's future bright after Elite Eight run

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) After Dayton's best postseason run in 30 years, coach Archie Miller is confident it won't take the Flyers nearly as long to repeat that success.

No. 11 seed Dayton knocked off Ohio State, Syracuse and Stanford before falling to top seed Florida 62-52 Saturday night in the NCAA tournament's South Regional.

The scrappy team from the Atlantic 10 was the tournament's favorite underdog by the end of its run - blasting past big-name programs and all the way to the Elite Eight with a deep rotation that specialized in defense and energy.

The architect was Miller - an intense 35-year-old from Pennsylvania who comes from a coaching family. Older brother Sean guided Arizona to the same point in the NCAA tournament, exiting just hours after his sibling when the Wildcats lost to Wisconsin 64-63 in overtime.

"I think the blueprint is now set that we know how to do it, and we can do it," Archie Miller said after Saturday's loss. "That's going to be a credit to these guys who have taken us across the bridge, so to speak."

The Flyers' success also has made their coach a hot commodity. Dayton athletic director Tim Wabler announced earlier this week that Miller's contract had been extended through the 2018-19 season, though a bigger-name program could be interested in the coming weeks.

Dayton should be good again next season. The Flyers expect to return three starters, including sophomore Dyshawn Pierre, who scored 18 against the Gators. Five more from the bench who saw regular minutes also will be back.

One of the three departing seniors - guard Vee Sanford - said those who view Dayton as a small-time program are misinformed. Dayton was one of six teams from the Atlantic 10 that received an NCAA tournament bid this year.

"Nothing about the University of Dayton is Cinderella or small," Sanford said Friday when talking about the team's unexpected run. "We have the best facilities and we're on top of our things academically."

Junior Devin Oliver scored 12 points in Saturday's loss to Florida. He said Miller's work ethic has been crucial to the team's development.

"(He's) a guy who comes to work every day and that trickles down to his players," Oliver said. "He'll get in a drill and box you out - whatever it takes. He's just a guy that loves to win more than anything. He never wants to be looked over or anything like that. It's just a toughness and a passion that has trickled down to his team."

Miller said he appreciated the sacrifice his players made to play his style. The Flyers used 11 or 12 players on most nights and playing time could vary widely depending on who was being productive on a given night.

The approach has been successful, and the expectations for the program have risen exponentially.

"The vision will never change," Miller said. "We'll try to get back here and break through one day."

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Kershaw headed to DL for 1st time in career

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is headed to the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his seven-year career because of a swollen muscle in his left upper back.

The 26-year-old left-hander, coming off his second Cy Young Award in three years, already had been scratched from his scheduled start in San Diego on Sunday after an MRI revealed the problem.

"I'm not going to get into specifics," Kershaw told reporters. "I can't pitch right now. It's frustrating. I've been hurt before where I knew when I'd be able to pitch. I'm getting better right now, just not fast enough. You don't feel like you're a part of the team when you're hurt. It's not a good feeling."

Kershaw was on a throwing program and was tossing the ball at different distances Saturday before the team's Freeway Series finale against the Angels when he experienced some discomfort on his 27th throw. The team said he will be placed on the DL on Sunday.

"He felt it, and that was the last straw," manager Don Mattingly said. "So at that point, we knew we couldn't have gone any farther and that it was a DL situation. It's a situation - not just for me, but for everyone - that we've got to save Clayton from Clayton at this point and be cautious. We can't allow him to try to keep pushing and go forward. If it was up to him, I'm sure he'd want to go farther. But we can't allow him to do that right now."

Kershaw, who signed a $215 million, seven-year contract on Jan. 15, won the Dodgers' season opener 3-1 against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia last weekend.

The three-time All-Star was hoping to get back in the rotation for Friday's home opener against San Francisco, but instead it will be Hyun-Jin Ryu, who also will get the assignment Sunday in San Diego against Andrew Cashner. Ryu started and won the second game of the Australia trip, but tore a toenail while running the bases that day and wasn't sure he'd be able to fill in for Kershaw until after his side session Friday.

"I think that once Clayton felt something, he knew that he wasn't going to make his start on Friday," Mattingly said. "With his throwing progression, the fact that he stopped right away is all we've asked of him from the beginning: `If you feel it at all, you've got to stop.' And he stopped right away."

Kershaw has made 33 starts, struck out at least 229 batters and logged 227 2-3 innings or more in each of the last three seasons - including a career-high 236 innings last year, when he finished 16-9 with an NL-best 232 strikeouts and a 1.83 ERA.

Kershaw led the majors in ERA for the third straight year, becoming the first pitcher to accomplish that feat since newly elected Hall of Famer Greg Maddux did it from 1993-95.

Mattingly wouldn't make any predictions about when Kershaw will return to the rotation. The Dodgers have five off days scheduled between now and April 15.

"This is not something that we say, `OK, we think he'll be ready by this date' - and if he doesn't get there, then it's like, `Oh, Clayton's had a setback,"' Mattingly said. "We should just let it do what it's supposed to do and let the medical staff do their work let them tell us what he could do.

"And because of all the days off we have and the schedule we have, it's really not worth pushing him."

Wisconsin beats Arizona 64-63 in OT in West Region

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Wisconsin bumped and grinded its way into the Final Four.

Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against Arizona in the West Region final Saturday night.

The Badgers (30-7) advanced to their first Final Four appearance since 2000 on Saturday night, and first for 69-year-old coach Bo Ryan, who earned his 704th career victory.

Nick Johnson had the ball with a chance to win, but he missed a shot that came just after the buzzer for Arizona (33-5), the top-seeded team that has yet to win a West Region final in Anaheim in four tries. Johnson led the Wildcats with 16 points, and Aaron Gordon had 18 rebounds in the relentlessly physical game.

Clippers in playoffs with 118-107 win over Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Paul had 30 points and 12 assists, Jamal Crawford added 22 points and the Los Angeles Clippers clinched their franchise-record third straight playoff appearance with a 118-107 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

The loss broke a five-game winning streak for Houston, which was without two of its starters as Dwight Howard and Pat Beverley sat out with injuries.

The Clippers trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half before using two big runs to take the lead. Houston stuck around for most of the second half before consecutive 3s by Matt Barnes and Darren Collison made it 114-101 late in the fourth.

But it wasn't all good for Los Angeles, as Blake Griffin left in the first quarter with back spasms and didn't return, and Glen Davis missed the second half for disciplinary reasons after throwing a temper tantrum in the second quarter.

James Harden led the Rockets with 32 points, and Chandler Parsons had 28. DeAndre Jordan added 20 points with 12 rebounds for the Clippers, who are third in the Western Conference.

Crawford scored all of the Clippers' points in an 8-1 run to start the fourth quarter and leave them up 96-85. An 8-3 run by Houston cut the lead to 102-96 with five minutes remaining. Harden capped it with a free throw after a technical foul on Paul.

The Rockets scored the first five points of the third quarter to take a 63-61 lead. The teams exchanged the lead several times in that quarter before a layup by Ryan Hollins left Los Angeles up 88-84 entering the fourth quarter.

The first half was filled with drama for the Clippers, who lost Griffin in the first quarter before the incident with Davis in the second.

There appeared to be minimal contact between Griffin and Donatas Motiejunas before Griffin dropped to his hands and knees on his way to the bench after a timeout was called midway through the first quarter.

He was clutching his lower back and remained on the court for a couple of minutes before being helped to his feet. He was biting his jersey as he gingerly walked off the court and to the locker room.

Davis, whose nickname is "Big Baby," was apparently upset after being taken out in the second quarter and threw a temper tantrum at coach Doc Rivers. Rivers immediately sent him to the locker room and the team announced that he would not return after halftime.

Davis was 0-for-2 with a steal in less than four minutes in the first half.

With Griffin out, Houston used a 7-2 spurt to start the second quarter and extend its advantage to 40-25.

The Rockets were still up by 15 points a couple of minutes later when the Clippers used an 8-0 run to cut the lead to 44-37. Harden made three free throws before another run - this one 14-2 - gave Los Angeles a 51-49 lead. Paul, who had 17 points in the second quarter, scored the first 10 points in that span with two 3s and he dished an alley-oop to Jordan to cap it with a dunk.

Los Angeles led by a point soon after that before scoring six straight points to extend the lead to 61-54 Houston scored the last four points of the quarter to cut the lead to 61-58 at halftime.

NOTES: Jordan went to high school in Houston and college at nearby Texas A&M. ... Howard is day to day with a left ankle strain and Beverley has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is out indefinitely.

76ers end 26-game skid, pound Pistons 123-98

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers snapped their NBA record-tying, 26-game losing streak, routing the Detroit Pistons 123-98 on Saturday night to avoid establishing a new longest skid in U.S. major pro sports history.

Michael Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young each scored 21 points for the 76ers, who won for the first time in exactly two months and did it with surprising ease, leading by as much as 32 points. They also ended an 18-game home losing streak, which was one shy of another NBA record.

Beaten badly a number of times during their skid, the 76ers got to experience life on the other side, ringing up a season-high 70 points in the first half.

Their 26 straight losses equaled the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Trout, Angels both thrilled with big new contract

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout gave a big wave when he bounded onto the stage at the Los Angeles Angels' fan fiesta Saturday, a plaid dress shirt tucked underneath his red No. 27 jersey. The crowd responded with wild cheers and "M-V-P!" chants for the best young player in baseball.

Trout is beloved at the Big A, and now he can stay under that comfortable halo for at least another seven years.

The 22-year-old center fielder formalized his new six-year, $144.5 million deal shortly before the Angels' final exhibition game, committing to the club through 2020.

"I love it here," said Trout, who makes $1 million this season. "I think it's the best opportunity for me to be here, and over the next seven years, it's going to be a big jump in my life."

Trout had no problem giving up a few years of free-agent freedom in exchange for lifelong financial security and a chance to keep playing in sunny Orange County for a wealthy franchise capable of winning World Series. He praised Angels owner Arte Moreno for giving the club every chance to succeed despite its current four-year absence from the postseason.

Trout gets $2 million of his $5 million signing bonus within 30 days of the contract's approval, and the rest by Oct. 15. His salaries are $5.25 million in 2015, $15.25 million in 2016, $19.25 million in 2017 and $33.25 million in each of the final three seasons.

"When the owner comes out and puts up these big numbers, like $33 million, it's hard to turn down," Trout said. "For security as well, obviously, you never know what could happen. You could get hurt during the season. You never know."

He also receives a full-no trade provision, and the right to a luxury suite at Angel Stadium for 20 games per year starting in 2015.

Trout is the first player with less than three years of service time to sign a deal worth more than $20 million annually, but nothing about Trout has much precedent.

The two-time AL All-Star finished second to Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in the MVP voting in each of the past two seasons while putting up astronomical offensive numbers and playing above-average defense. He is batting .314 with 62 homers and 196 RBIs in just 336 career games.

The Angels' nine-figure commitment definitely didn't scare Moreno, who would have liked to lock up Trout for even more years.

"Let's put it this way: We definitely didn't want to go shorter, and we would have liked to have gone longer, so we sort of compromised here," Moreno said.

Moreno acknowledges he could have gone to arbitration with Trout for the next three years to limit the Angels' financial exposure, but he wasn't interested. After doling out lavish free-agent deals to Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, Moreno was grateful to reward the Angels' homegrown talent.

"I would like to tell you that there was some map to go by, but we really were in uncharted waters," Moreno said. "What we want to do is make a fair deal. We had all their proposals, and they had all of ours, and when we sat down, we were really very close at the end. Both of us kept inching toward the middle."

Trout's salary decision could have a trickle-down impact in future seasons in arbitration on up-and-coming stars like Washington's Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper or the Mets' Matt Harvey.

Trout's father, Jeff, was involved in negotiations along with his agent, Craig Landis, since shortly after Thanksgiving. While Landis realizes the deal will be criticized by other agents who believe Trout should have milked every dollar out of his unique talent, Trout wasn't interested.

Trout also consulted with former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter, a mentor and friend.

Trout said Hunter told him "it's my choice. It doesn't matter what anybody else thinks. If I think it's the right choice, do it. With the security it's given me and my family, it's unbelievable."

Trout acknowledged the "last month has been crazy," but it didn't prevent him from batting .407 in spring training.

"I'm relieved, man," Trout said. "I'm going to play loose, and it's going to be fun. I think I play loose anyway, so I think it won't affect me. I'm just going to play like I've been playing, and it won't change."

Trout doesn't plan to buy anything special with his newfound wealth, but he has one pressing financial commitment to his teammates. Pujols, Jered Weaver, Erick Aybar, C.J. Wilson, Kole Calhoun, Raul Ibanez and several other Angels sat in the audience at Trout's news conference, goofing on their young teammate from the crowd.

"When I go out to dinner now, they're just telling me, `We'll wait. We're waiting, we're waiting,"' Trout said. "`Whenever you get that big contract, you're going to start buying."'

Mickelson withdraws from Texas Open with injury

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Texas Open after pulling a muscle in his right side teeing off on his 10th hole in the third round Saturday.

"I pulled a muscle on my downswing trying to hit it hard," Mickelson said a statement. "It just killed and it wouldn't subside for 10 or 12 seconds. I'm going back to San Diego (for) a couple of days and have a doctor look at it, but there's really not much you can do for a pulled muscle. I hope I'll be OK to play the Shell in Houston, but I just don't know."

Mickelson is entered in the Houston Open next week, the last event before the Masters.

Lefty was 1-over par in the round and 4 over overall when the three-time Masters champion was taken off the course in a cart. His caddie, Jim Mackay, said Mickelson felt a twinge on his tee shot on No. 1 - his 10th hole - and that the pain wasn't going away.

"It's definitely not his back," Mackay said. "It's his right side. The thing he had been talking about is how good his back had been feeling here. He'll definitely play Houston, if he can."

It's the second time this year Mickelson has withdrawn in the middle of a tournament. He pulled out at Torrey Pines after making the cut because of a back injury.

On Friday, Mickelson made the cut on the number, following an opening 77 with a 70 at TPC San Antonio. He blasted out of a greenside water hazard to 5 feet to set up a birdie on the final hole.

Bruins top Capitals 4-2, clinch Atlantic Division

WASHINGTON (AP) Carl Soderberg and Jarome Iginla scored 41 seconds apart in the second period to break open a close game, and the Boston Bruins clinched the Atlantic Division title Saturday with a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Iginla scored twice to reach the 30-goal mark, and Patrice Bergeron added a goal as the Bruins won for the 14th time in 15 games. Chad Johnson made 31 saves, and he and Tuukka Rask have combined to allow only 13 goals over 11 games.

Jason Chimera and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored, and Braden Holtby stopped 32 shots for the Capitals, who were down 3-0 before they could find any traction against the possession-heavy Bruins.

Serena Williams beats Li Na for Sony Open title

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Serena Williams won a record seventh Key Biscayne title Saturday when she overcame a slow start and a set point to beat Li Na 7-5, 6-1 at the Sony Open.

The No. 1-ranked Williams surpassed the tournament record of six titles she shared with Andre Agassi. By beating the No. 2-ranked Li, Williams extended her winning streak against top-10 opponents to 15 matches.

The world's top-ranked players will also meet in the men's final Sunday, when No. 1 Rafael Nadal tries for his first Key Biscayne title against No. 2 Novak Djokovic, a three-time champion.

Williams lives 90 minutes up Interstate 95 from Key Biscayne and considers it her home event. She has played in the tournament 14 times and also won the title in 2002-04, 2007-08 and 2013.

A-Rod shows up at Stanford, wears team T-shirt

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Suspended slugger Alex Rodriguez is supporting Stanford baseball - for one game, at least.

In the Bay Area for a visit, the New York Yankees star took a campus tour Friday, then spontaneously stopped by for Game 1 of Stanford's doubleheader sweep against Oregon at Sunken Diamond and stayed for about half the game.

The three-time AL MVP chatted with Cardinal coach Mark Marquess and deputy athletic director Ray Purpur. A-Rod posed for photos, many of which quickly hit Twitter and became popular talk around the university.

Rodriguez is suspended for the entire 2014 season for violating baseball's drug agreement and labor contract. Last month, he withdrew two lawsuits against Major League Baseball in his effort to overturn the season-long ban.

A year after injury, Ware to leave Louisviile

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A year after his gruesome leg injury in the NCAA tournament, Kevin Ware is transferring from Louisville.

Ware became Louisville's rallying point on the way to the national title after he broke his leg in a win over Duke in the finals of the Midwest Regional last season.

He had a rod inserted in the leg and tried to come back this season. But he averaged 1.7 points over nine games and eventually took a medical redshirt.

He wasn't seen with the team over the past several weeks. On Saturday, the day after Louisville's season ended with a loss to Kentucky, the junior from the Atlanta area announced his decision.

"We wish Kevin Godspeed," coach Rick Pitino said.

Trout, Angels agree to $144.5 million, 6-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels agreed Friday night to a $144.5 million, six-year contract, keeping baseball's brightest young star under club control through 2020.

The Angels said the 22-year-old outfielder and his family will be at a news conference Saturday in Anaheim to formally announce the contract along with owner Arte Moreno, manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto.

Few players in major league history have approached Trout's accomplishments in his first two full major league seasons. The speedy center fielder is both a spectacular five-tool player and the darling of baseball's sabermetrics crowd, putting up old-fashioned highlights and statistical superlatives on a weekly basis.

"I think everybody is obviously thrilled that it got done," Scioscia said at Dodger Stadium after the Angels' exhibition game, which Trout missed with a stomach virus. "He's a special player and a special person."

The Millville, N.J., product was a unanimous choice for AL Rookie of the Year in 2012, and he finished second in AL MVP voting to Miguel Cabrera the past two years.

Trout's deal came on the same day Cabrera finalized a $292 million, 10-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, the richest contract in American sports.

The free-spending Angels were determined to reward Trout while locking up their prized possession beyond his first few years of eligibility for arbitration and free agency. Los Angeles has been quietly negotiating with Trout's representatives throughout spring training, and the club closed the deal three days before opening day at Angel Stadium.

Trout agreed on Feb. 26 to a $1 million, one-year contract for 2014, much more than the Angels were required to offer him. His new deal runs from 2015-20.

The outfielder would have been eligible for arbitration for the first time after this season, and for free agency following the 2017 World Series. Now, he can't become a free agent until at least age 29.

It's the latest big-money deal for the Angels, who are entering the third season of a $240 million, 10-year contract with first baseman Albert Pujols, the second season of a $125 million, five-year agreement with outfielder Josh Hamilton and the third season of an $85 million, five-year contract with pitcher Jered Weaver.

But while the Angels' deals for Pujols and Hamilton have been criticized for their lavish nature and the thirty-something sluggers' ensuing lack of production, Los Angeles is locking up Trout early in an uncommonly promising career.

Trout's contract isn't worth as much as Cabrera's lavish deal in Detroit, but it still would allow Trout to hit free agency at an age when he could still be in the prime of his career.

And when his new deal ends, Trout will still be younger than the 30-year-old Cabrera is now.

Trout's average salary of $24,083,333 under the new deal is ninth in the majors, trailing only those of Clayton Kershaw, Cabrera, Alex Rodriguez, Justin Verlander, Ryan Howard, Hamilton, Felix Hernandez and Zack Greinke.

Trout is batting .314 with 62 homers and 196 RBIs in just 336 career games, including 40 games in 2011. The speedy center fielder also has stolen 86 bases while playing stellar defense and making two All-Star teams, starting for the AL last summer.

He is one of four players in baseball history to bat .320 with 50 homers and 200 runs in his first two full seasons, joining Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Pujols.

Trout has accomplished just about everything except team success during his short major league career. The Angels have missed the playoffs in four consecutive seasons, and they finished 78-84 last year, their worst record in a decade.

The deal provides huge security for Trout. He received a bonus of $1,215,000 when he signed after the Angels selected him with the 25th overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft. He made $482,500 two years ago and earned a $10,000 bonus for winning the rookie award, then was unilaterally renewed by the Angels last year at $510,000 - $20,000 above the big league minimum at the time.

That deal sparked criticism from many Angels fans who thought Trout deserved more compensation for his outstanding play. They also worried the relatively meager deal - and the Angels' decision to move Trout from his preferred center field to left last season - might sour the budding superstar on the team.

Trout is back in center field this season, and Moreno made sure Trout couldn't doubt the Angels' financial commitment to him.

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AP Sports Writers Ronald Blum and Mike Fitzpatrick in New York contributed to this report.

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