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Michigan State coach Izzo joins Final Four first timers

Tom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot in the Final Four.

The trip is always emotional, but Izzo has done it before. This will be his eighth Final Four and a chance for a second national championship.

The other three Final Four coaches all will be the new kids at the dance.

Woods wins in return to Match Play

AUSTIN, Tex.—Six years later, the Dell Technologies Match Play was all too familiar for Tiger Woods.

He was on the cusp of losing his fourth-straight hole yesterday when Woods poured in a 10-foot par putt while Aaron Wise three-putted from 30 feet.

Just like that, momentum swung in his favour. Woods won three of the next six holes to take his opening match 3-and-1.

Flyers snag crucial win over Leafs

PHILADELPHIA—Sean Couturier kept the Philadelphia Flyers' slim playoff hopes alive for at least one more day.

Couturier scored in regulation and also provided the only goal in a shootout as the Flyers edged the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 last night.

Radko Gudas, Travis Konecny, and Ryan Hartman also scored for Philadelphia, which remained mathematically alive for a playoff berth.

Leonard to sit out

NEW YORK—Toronto Raptors' star Kawhi Leonard (load management) will sit out tonight in New York against the Knicks while fellow forward OG Anunoby (concussion-like symptoms) is questionable.

Leonard, who has been rested at various times all season, had played the past four games for the Raptors.