ATLANTA (AP) – Louisville has won its third national championship in men’s basketball after Luke Hancock hit five three-pointers and scored 22 points in the Cardinals’ 82-76 win over Michigan. Hancock was named the most outstanding player of the Final Four after helping the Cards overcome 12-point deficits in two straight games. The outcome makes Rick Pitino the first coach to win an NCAA men’s basketball crown at two schools, 17 years after leading Kentucky to the championship.
ATLANTA (AP) – Louisville head coach Rick Pitino is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Joining Pitino in the class of 2013 are former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis, former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals used their home opener to honor Stan Musial, who died in January at age 92. Even the national anthem paid homage to Musial’s passion, since it was performed by harmonica players with the Gateway Harmonica Club, of which Musial was an honorary member. But Cincinnati spoiled the afternoon for Cardinals fans as Shin-Soo Choo hit a three-run double while the Reds scored nine times in the ninth to beat the Redbirds 13-4.
UNDATED (AP) – Red Sox manager John Farrell says pitcher John Lackey probably won’t take his next turn in Boston’s rotation. Lackey walked off the mound with pain in his right arm on Saturday in his first start after major elbow surgery. Farrell says an MRI showed inflammation but no tear in Lackey’s biceps.
UNDATED (AP) – Rutgers University says it will commission an independent investigation of the men’s basketball program and the university’s handling of a complaint that the coach mistreated players. An airing of video showing coach Mike Rice kicking and shoving players and making gay slurs during practices led last week to the coach’s firing and the resignations of the athletics director, the university’s top in-house lawyer and an assistant coach. School president Robert Barchi says Rutgers officials are also scrutinizing practice videos of all sports to see if any coach engaged in behavior like the type that cost Rice his job.