Illinois pension buyouts may not bring savings budget claims

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ new state budget relies on more than $400 million in savings from a new pension buyout plan that finance experts caution is highly speculative and may not save as much money as lawmakers say. The budget sailed through the Legislature this week...

Shugart pitches 6 scoreless innings for Texas in 10-0 win

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chase Shugart pitched six scoreless innings, DJ Petrinsky hit a three-run homer and Big 12 champion Texas beat Texas Southern 10-0 in an NCAA regional opener Friday night. Kody Clemens, the Big 12 player of the year and son of seven-time Cy Young Award...

Sun stay unbeaten with 110-72 win over Sky

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonquel Jones and Alex Bentley scored 20 points apiece to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Chicago Sky 110-72 on Friday night. Chiney Ogwumike added 17 points, Courtney Williams scored 15 and Alyssa Thomas had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Sun (4-0)....

Anderson keys White Sox’s comeback in 8-3 win over Brewers

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson’s go-ahead triple drove in two runs as the Chicago White Sox scored three times in the sixth inning and went on to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Friday night. The White Sox, who ended a four-game losing streak, mounted the entire...

Springer dash, drive send Cole, Astros over Sale, Bosox 7-3

HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer dashed home from second base on a wild pitch by Chris Sale, then homered off the Boston ace to send the Houston Astros over the Red Sox 7-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL division leaders. Springer finished with three hits, and Carlos Correa...

The Latest: Price of lunch with Warren Buffett is $3.3M

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the winning bid for a lunch with investor Warren Buffett (all times local): 10:30 p.m. An anonymous bidder has offered more than $3.3 million to win a private lunch with legendary investor Warren Buffett. The online auction that raises money...

Stetson rallies to defeat Hartford 8-3

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Brooks Wilson had two hits and drove in three runs, and No. 11 national seed Stetson defeated Hartford 8-3 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s DeLand Regional. The game was tied at three going into the bottom of the seventh before the Hatters...

Olson, Montas lead A’s to 16-0 rout of Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Olson slugged two homers and drove in a career-high five runs, Frankie Montas pitched a career-best eight innings and the Oakland Athletics pounded out a 16-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Dustin Fowler also homered twice...

Reyna, Techera help Whitecaps beat Rapids 2-1

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Cristian Techera scored his fourth goal in two games and Yordy Reyna had a goal and an assist to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Friday night. Colorado (2-8-2) has lost seven in a row overall and four straight at...

Southern Miss blanks DBU 9-0

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Cole Donaldson knocked in five runs and second-seeded Southern Miss pounded Dallas Baptist 9-0 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament. Nick Sandlin (10-0) pitched seven scoreless innings while striking out 10 for the Golden Eagles (44-16), who will...