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Backup QB Kacz passes for 7 TDs in Lions victory

Backup QB Kacz passes for 7 TDs in Lions victory

TRENTON, N.J. -- Backup quarterback Caey Kacz passed for 350 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Columbus Lions past the Trenton Freedom 70-60 on Saturday night.

He threw three TD passes to Terrence Ebagua, who finished with 12 catches for 196 yards and four scores.

Jerome Fortson caught a pair of touchdown passes. He threw for another.

The Lions (2-0) started slowly and trailed 14-0 after the first quarter and 24-21 at halftime.

But they outscored the Freedom 21-7 in the third quarter to take control.

Kacz played as starting QB Antwon Young had a leg injury.

The Lions play on Saturday at Richmond.

Djokovic wins fifth Key Biscayne title

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Novak Djokovic earned his fifth Key Biscayne title Sunday, beating Andy Murray for the seventh straight time and showing superior stamina in the heat to win the Miami Open final 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-0.

The top-ranked Djokovic became the first man to complete the Indian Wells-Key Biscayne spring sweep three times. He beat Murray in the semifinals at Indian Wells and also in the Australian Open final Feb. 1 for his eighth Grand Slam title.

Murray has lost 12 consecutive matches to his biggest rivals -- Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer -- since winning Wimbledon in 2013.

Djokovic's fresher legs at the end of the 2-hour, 47-minute match was especially impressive because Murray lives in Miami and is more accustomed to the South Florida heat.

Kentucky's Harrison says sorry for obscenity, slur

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison has apologized for directing an obscenity and a racial slur at Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky during a postgame news conference.

Harrison muttered "F--- that n----" into a live microphone when another player was asked a question about Kaminsky after Kentucky lost 71-64 to the Badgers Saturday. The loss ruined the Wildcats' undefeated season.

Harrison said on Twitter that he wanted to apologize "for my poor choice of words used in jest towards a player I respect and know."

He said the two of them had a "good conversation" and he wished him good luck in today's championship game.

Harrison's comment came as a reporter asked Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns about defending the 7-foot Kaminsky. He muttered it with his hand in front of his mouth, but the mic picked up the comments.

Police: 31 arrested after Kentucky's Final Four loss

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Lexington Police say 31 people have been arrested near the University of Kentucky campus following the Wildcats' 71-64 Final Four loss to the Wisconsin Badgers.

Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts says following the game Saturday night about 1,500 fans spilled into a State Street neighborhood adjacent to the university's Lexington campus. She said police dressed in tactical gear allowed fans to mingle but removed anyone who became disobedient. Roberts said pepper balls were used to break up one fight.

Roberts says those arrested will face charges including public intoxication and disorderly conduct, and will be arraigned as early as Monday.

Street sweepers were used to disperse the crowd about 2:15 a.m.

Roberts says police are "thankful no one was seriously injured and that there was no major destruction of property."

Kentucky's 1st loss draws top TV rating since '93

INDIANAPOLIS -- Wisconsin's win over previously undefeated Kentucky drew the highest preliminary television rating for an NCAA semifinal in 22 years.

The Badgers' 71-64 victory Saturday night averaged a 13.3 overnight rating and 24 share across TBS, TNT and truTV, according to Turner Sports and CBS on Sunday. That's up 48 percent from last season's matchup of the same teams.

It was the best rating for a semi since a 13.8/24 in 1993 when Michigan's Fab Five sophomores edged the Wildcats in overtime.

The two games Saturday averaged an 11.4/22, the best since 1995 and up 39 percent from a year ago.

-- From staff, wire reports

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