Louisville wins title...Good day for Upton, Harvey...Nine in the ninth

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Associated Press

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 5:36 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 9 at 6:06 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Rick Pitino is the first men's basketball coach to lead two schools to NCAA championships after guiding Louisville to an 82-76 win over Michigan. Luke Hancock came away with most outstanding player honors of the Final Four after shotting 5-for-5 from three-point range and finishing with 22 points to help the Cardinals pick up their third title and first since 1986. Peyton Siva (SEE'-vuh) finished with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Cards, who trailed by 12 in the first half.

UNDATED (AP) — Atlanta outfielder Justin Upton and New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey continued their strong starts to the season. Upton is hitting .423 with eight RBIs after socking his sixth homer and going 4-for-4 in Atlanta's 2-0 win at Florida. Harvey struck out nine and allowed a run and three hits in seven innings of the New York Mets' 7-2 win at Philadelphia.

UNDATED (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds put together the best inning of the day, exploding for nine runs in the ninth inning to crush St. Louis 13-4 and spoil the Cardinals' home opener. Shin-Soo Choo hit a three-run double during the big rally as the Reds won for the sixth time in seven games since a season-opening loss to the Angels.

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored twice and Tuukka (TOO'-kuh) Rask stopped 40 shots as the Bruins rolled over Carolina 6-2 to pull within one point of Montreal for the Northeast Division lead. Dennis Seidenberg had a career-high three assists to help the B's score a season-high in goals.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks' lead in the NHL's Western Conference is back down to three points over Anaheim, although the Hawks have two games in hand following the Ducks' 2-1 win over Edmonton.

Radek Dvorak notched a pair of goals, including the go-ahead tally with 12:12 remaining after Nick Schultz tied it early in the third period. Jonas Hiller made 27 saves for the Ducks, who lead the Pacific Division by 11 points over Los Angeles.

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