- Associated Press - Friday, March 21, 2014

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Four games in the NCAA tournament went to overtime Thursday night to set a record for one day, according to STATS.

The last of the day’s 16 games - New Mexico State against San Diego State - broke the previous mark. The fourth-seeded Aztecs pulled out a 73-69 victory, the second consecutive overtime game in Spokane, Wash.

The final game of the First Four also went to overtime Wednesday night, when Tennessee beat Iowa. That means five of the first 20 games in the tournament have extended into an extra 5-minute session.

The last time there had been as many as three overtimes on one NCAA tournament day was March 20, 2010. If there’s a single overtime in any of Friday’s 16 games, the record for the most OT games in the round of 64 will be broken.

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BASEBALL

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman underwent a 2½-hour operation to repair a broken bone above his left eye but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a line drive in a spring training game.

Team medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek said Chapman could begin throwing off a mound in six to eight weeks, a timetable that could get him back in games in late May. The left-hander with a fastball that has reached 105 mph could start exercising and throwing on flat ground in a couple of weeks, Kremchek said.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent for an MRI of his ailing right calf, which was negative.

Ellsbury hasn’t played since March 14. He was scratched from Sunday’s game against Atlanta because of right calf tightness.

SYDNEY (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly doesn’t expect lower back tightness to keep first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from playing in the Major League Baseball season opener Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs included a pair of big names in a minor league trade.

The Angels dealt first baseman Matt Scioscia, the son of manager Mike Scioscia, to the Cubs for outfielder Trevor Gretzky, the son of hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky.

VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Jose Iglesias will be out four to six months because of stress fractures in both legs.

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