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Yale surges in overtime, beating Brown 76-64

Yale surges in overtime, beating Brown 76-64

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Justin Sears scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Yale to a 76-64 win in overtime against Brown on Saturday.

Austin Morgan finished with 16 points for the Bulldogs (7-12, 1-1 Ivy League), who have won two of their last three games. It's a bounce-back win for Yale, which lost 65-51 to Brown this month.

Brown, which trailed by 11 points in the second half, forced overtime after Tucker Halpern made two free throws to tie the game at 58-all with 55 seconds remaining.

But the Bears (7-9, 1-1) could not keep up with Yale in OT. The Bulldogs used a 7-0 run that was capped by Morgan's two free throws to claim a 70-62 lead with 1:34 left.

Yale continued to surge forward, holding Brown to only two points the rest of the way.

Cedric Kuakumensah and Matt Sullivan each scored 13 points for the Bears.

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Jalen Smith slams home a powerful put-back dunk against Northwestern

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Jalen Smith slams home a powerful put-back dunk against Northwestern

Jalen Smith gets a lot of slack for leaving points on the board inside the paint. Against Northwestern, he made sure these two points would count. 

Following an Anthony Cowan Jr. missed layup in transition, Smith followed in with an authoritative slam dunk. 

After a sluggish start in the first half for the Terps offense, this slam dunk got Maryland's juices flowing as they looked poised to scrap together a comeback. 

The slam came just 30 seconds following another Smith flush, showing an added intensity for the Terps. 

Those four straight points got Maryland back within 10 points of Big Ten foes Northwestern, whose zone defense befuddled the Terrapin offense in the opening 20 minutes. 

If the Terps hope to complete the comeback, more momentum-swinging points like these will be necessary. 

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MLB Rumors: Braves reportedly agree to one-year contract with OF Marcell Ozuna

MLB Rumors: Braves reportedly agree to one-year contract with OF Marcell Ozuna

The Braves had a massive hole in the middle of their lineup after Josh Donaldson signed a four-year, $92 million contract with the Twins last week. 

In response, the Nationals' biggest rival in the NL East has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal with outfielder Marcell Ozuna. 

The Braves and Nationals both have to focus on replacing significant production at third base with Donaldson and Anthony Rendon moving on with lucrative contracts. The Nationals acquired Starlin Castro, brought back Howie Kendrick and Asdrubal Cabrera and are hoping for a big step forward from Victor Robles. 

With Ozuna, the Braves may have a better chance at replacing Donaldson in the lineup than the Nationals have with replacing Rendon. 

In two seasons with the Cardinals, Ozuna posted a .262/.327/.451 slash line with 52 home runs and 177 RBI. 

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