CHICAGO (AP) - Miami Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia said he didn't know it was illegal to spit directly onto a baseball. He knows now. Sanabia said yesterday he spit on a baseball earlier in the week to get a better grip, not to get more movement on his pitches. It happened during the second inning of Monday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Miami.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina State beat Miami 7-1 yesterday in pool play at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Trea Turner and Bryan Adametz each drove in two runs. N.C. State beat Clemson 6-3 on Thursday. Miami faces Clemson today.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that NCAA investigators are planning to interview Miami football player Dyron Dye early next week. They are reportedly looking for more information about any ties he may have had with former Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - LSU scored a 3-2 victory over Alabama yesterday in a Southeastern Conference tournament elimination game. The Tigers face Arkansas in the semifinals today. Alabama had a 2-1 lead in the fifth when Mikey White produced an RBI triple and scored on Brett Booth's single.
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