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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Alabama sports news from The Associated Press

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is to host Troy in a three-game Sun Belt Conference college baseball series. UALR and Troy are to play Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Gary Hogan Field in Little Rock. UALR is 14-20 overall and 3-12 in the SBC while Troy is 19-18 on the season and 6-8 in conference play.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Coaches are touting the toughness of the NCAA women's gymnastics championships. Defending champion Florida leads a pack in Friday night's semifinals that has combined for 22 NCAA title, including Utah (9) Alabama (6) and UCLA (6).

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. A.J. Burnett tossed three-hit ball over seven innings to outpitch Alex Wood.

ATLANTA (AP) - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks. Only the 15th team in the last two decades to make the postseason with a losing record, the Hawks get started Saturday against the top seed in the East, the Indiana Pacers.

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