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Homan captures world gold

BEIJING—Canada's Rachel Homan knew there would be pressure heading into the final of the 2017 world women's curling championship.

Not only was she trying to erase past personal disappointments in her third appearance at the championship, but her Ottawa rink was being counted on to erase Canada's lengthy title drought.

Is Kansas unstoppable?

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Purdue coach Matt Painter stopped short of calling Kansas invincible last night.

Not by much.

After watching the top-seeded Jayhawks run roughshod over his overmatched Boilermakers in the Midwest Regional semi-finals, Painter was asked whether anybody can stop Kansas—a team that has won its first three NCAA Tournament games by an average of 30 points.

Bautista is over his lower back stiffness

DUNEDIN, Fla.—Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista says the lower back stiffness that prevented him from playing for the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic last weekend no longer is an issue.

Bautista was in the original lineup for yesterday's spring training game against Detroit. But with an off-day today, it was determined to have him play tomorrow instead.