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NEW YORK (AP) - The Atlantic Coast Conference, which tied its record with nine NCAA Tournament teams earlier this year, had the most players selected in the first round of the NBA draft: six players. Duke accounted for half the ACC's total with Marvin Bagley III, Wendell Carter Jr. and Grayson Allen.

NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar hit two-run homers off James Paxton in the first inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Seattle Mariners 4-3 for a three-game sweep. Luis Severino and the Yankees boosted the best record in the majors to 50-22. They've won four in a row and 17 of 21. Seattle has lost a season-high four straight.

DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado homered for the third straight game and drove in five runs to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets. Arenado also doubled to back another strong outing from Kyle Freeland (7-6). Freeland has pitched at least six innings in 10 of his last 11 starts and has emerged as the team's most reliable starter.

DALLAS (AP) - The New York Islanders have hired Barry Trotz as their new head coach. President of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello announced the move at the NHL draft, two weeks after Trotz won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals and three days after he resigned from that job.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn says it fired coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper workouts and contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen. The violations are laid out in documents released under the Freedom of Information Act. In a statement to The Associated Press, Ollie's lawyer called the infractions minimal. He says the school failed to justify withholding more than $10 million Ollie is owed under his contract.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Jordan Spieth has no idea what it is like to play from behind at the Travelers Championship. The defending champion led after every round last year in his first visit to TPC River Highlands, and a shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to match Zach Johnson for the first-round lead.

NEW YORK (AP) - It was almost too good to be true. Tyneeha Rivers, who works for the Philadelphia 76ers, watched her son be selected in the NBA draft by her employer. It happened, it just didn't last. The 76ers put a quick end to the fairy tale by promptly trading Rivers' son Mikal Bridges, who they selected with the 16th pick, to the Suns in a deal for first-rounder Zhaire Smith and a 2021 first-round pick.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Knicks selected Kevin Knox with the ninth pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. The 18-year-old played one season at Kentucky, where he led the Wildcats in scoring at 15.8 points per game and 3-pointers with 57.

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