PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jose Osuna, called up from the minor to serve as an extra player for the second game of a doubleheader, hit a three-run homer to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-3 victory and a split with the Detroit Tigers. Major League Baseball rules allow teams to carry a 26th man in second games and the Pirates recalled the right-handed hitting Osuna from Triple-A Indianapolis to play right field against lefty Matthew Boyd. Osuna then opened the scoring with a shot to center field in the second inning.
(AP) - Nebraska coach Scott Frost says his team took baby steps during its first spring under the new staff. Frost's priority has been to toughen up the team. Practices moved at a fast pace, there was more live tackling. At Michigan and Ohio State, the spring was dominated by questions at quarterback.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Ibi Watson says he's transferring from Michigan to play basketball at Dayton. The 6-foot-5 Watson made the announcement on his Twitter account. Watson played in 26 games this past season as a sophomore, averaging 2.2 points and 5.2 minutes.
CHICAGO (AP) - Dozens of colleges have kept ties to an influential volleyball coach long after he was publicly accused of sexual abuse and rape, and his accusers say the schools should end those relationships. Rick Butler was accused of sexually abusing and raping underage girls who trained with him in the 1980s. His accusers say schools have a moral obligation to sever ties with Butler. Schools across the nation have for years attended his recruiting showcases or played at his suburban Chicago facilities.
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