NEW YORK (AP) — Second-ranked Michigan State takes on No. 15 Michigan and No. 8 Purdue faces Penn State in today’s semifinal matchups in the Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The Spartans picked up their 13th straight win by getting past Wisconsin 63-60, while the Wolverines routed Nebraska 77-58. Purdue beat Rutgers 82-75 and the Nittany Lions edged No. 13 Ohio State 69-68.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Toronto’s Auston Matthews will miss his fourth game tonight when the Maple Leafs face the Washington Capitals in their outdoor game in Annapolis, Maryland. Matthews injured his right shoulder Feb. 22 against the New York Islanders. Coach Mike Babcock says the 20-year-old center is skating every day and making progress toward returning to the lineup.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Saints and free-agent safety Kurt Coleman have agreed to terms of a three-year contract. The 29-year-old Coleman is an eight-year veteran out of Ohio State who played the past three seasons for Carolina. He started in all 12 games in which he played last season and made 76 solo or assisted tackles. He also recovered a fumble.
ZURICH (AP) — The international soccer governing body’s rule-making panel has unanimously approved adding video review to the laws of soccer, clearing the way for its use at the World Cup. The panel voted today to begin updating the game’s written rules to include video assistant referees to overturn a “clear and obvious error” by match officials involving goals, penalty awards, red cards, and mistaken identity. FIFA (FEE’-fuh) must take a further decision on using video at the World Cup in Russia, which kicks off June 14.
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Horse breeder and track owner John Brunetti has died. Brunetti owned historic Hialeah (hy-uh-LEE’-uh) Park in Florida, once a showplace for celebrities, pink flamingos and many of the sport’s greatest horses. Hialeah says on its website that Brunetti died yesterday in Boca Raton. He was 87.