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After slogging through just a few miles of icy rain and a near-gale headwind that made her feel like she was running in place, Desiree Linden decided she'd seen enough of the Boston Marathon for another year.

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 LJ Scott is back. Beyond that, Michigan State's running game has plenty of questions.

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They chanted his name from the cheap seats: "DiVincenzo, DiVincenzo." By the time Donte DiVincenzo was done doing his damage, Villanova had another title and college basketball had its newest star.

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The University of Michigan has opened up its watch party for the NCAA championship game to the general public.

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The season opener between the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed Thursday because of bad weather.

Zeke Upshaw
Grand Rapids Drive roster photo

A medical examiner has determined Zeke Upshaw, a swingman for the Detroit Pistons' G League affiliate, suffered a "sudden cardiac death" after collapsing on the court.

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Michigan State has signed defensive tackle Dashaun Mallory to a national letter of intent.

Zeke Upshaw
Grand Rapids Drive roster photo

A Detroit Pistons developmental player who collapsed on the court during a NBA G League game in Michigan has died.

A new book by former Detroit Free Press sportswriter Keith Gave tells the story of how the Detroit Red Wings brought Soviet players to the National Hockey League. Those players helped the team win its first Stanley Cup championship in more than four decades back in 1997.

Eastern Michigan University pool
Eastern Michigan University Athletics website

Eastern Michigan University plan to drop softball, men's swimming and diving, women's tennis and wrestling at the end of the spring season because of budget cutbacks. The school announced the decision Tuesday , saying the reduction in sports to 17 from 21 will save about $2.4 million.

Coach Tom Izzo and MSU men's basketball team at the celebration of the new Gilbert Pavilion.
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

Tom Izzo walked into his final news conference before a game this season and saw Michigan State's interim president conducting interviews. The Hall of Fame coach sat down and gazed toward the back of the room, essentially expressionless, as John Engler was with a handful of reporters.

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Spartan Basketball

 Tyus Battle had 17 points, Oshae Brissett scored 15, and 11th-seeded Syracuse zoned Michigan State out of the tournament, 55-53 on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16.

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Spartan Basketball

No. 3 Michigan State (30-4) vs. No. 11 Syracuse (22-13) - First round, Midwest Region; Detroit, Sunday, approximately 2:40 p.m. ET.

Miles Bridges
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Miles Bridges outlasted Zach Thomas, scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to help second-seeded Michigan State hold on for an 82-78 win over Bucknell on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Former President Barack Obama has picked his NCAA Tournament brackets, and he has Michigan State winning the men's title and — no surprises — UConn winning the women's championship.

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