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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Louisville added a late-night wrinkle to its defense, ran out to a big lead and hung on to earn a trip to the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game.Donovan Mitchell made two 3-pointers in the final 4 1/2 minutes and scored 14 points to help No. 10 Louisville beat Wichita State 62-52 on Thursday.Quentin Snider also scored 14 points for the Cardinals (5-0). They locked down defensively in the first half, then turned away the Shockers second-half comeback.Playing on a short turnaround after Wednesdays overtime victory over Old Dominion, Louisville showed some match-up zone in the first half for a different look against an offense that had was averaging 91 points. Coach Rick Pitino said his staff had about 55 minutes to teach it to this seasons group.The thing I like about our team right now is they are flexible, Pitino said.Wichita State shot just 27 percent (7 of 26) and managed 17 first-half points, allowing Louisville to take charge and play from in front all afternoon.We just wanted to confuse them as much as possible, Mitchell said, and we did that very well.Trailing 33-17 at the half and by 16 with about 14 minutes left, Wichita State (5-1) hit three straight 3-pointers to get back in it and twice got within six. But the Cardinals repeatedly came up with timely offensive rebounds or baskets to keep control.Wichita State shot just 32 percent for the game, while Louisville -- which shot 37 percent -- helped itself by making 17 of 23 free throws and taking a 46-33 rebounding advantage.We saw a different defense than what weve been seeing, a very good matchup zone, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said. And we didnt attack it very well. We didnt get the ball inside enough.Markis McDuffie and Shaquille Morris each scored 10 points for the Shockers.BIG PICTURELouisville: Pitino was concerned about the roughly 14-hour turnaround between the Cardinals opener in Atlantis and Thursdays second-round game. But the Cardinals handled it just fine, frustrating the high-scoring Shockers defensively and controlling the glass as Wichita State tried to rally.Wichita State: The high-scoring offense went cold for the first time this year. The Shockers had shot 51 percent through the first five games but struggled to knock down their looks against Louisvilles defense.They certainly took it to us in the first half, Marshall said. We faced our first adversity of the year in a regular-season game and it didnt go so well.POLL IMPLICATIONSLouisvilles win against a team with five straight NCAA Tournament trips certainly wont hurt its standing in the AP Top 25 , and the Cardinals could rise by completing an Atlantis title run.As for Wichita State, the Shockers are among teams receiving votes and could make a case to sneak in if they can bounce back with a win in the third-place game against a ranked foe.MITCHELLS SHOOTINGMitchell scored all 15 of his points Wednesday after halftime against Old Dominion, then came up with the two big 3s Thursday to keep Louisville in control: one from the right corner at the 4:10 mark and one from the left at 3:17.Still, Pitino keeps playfully needling the sophomore about his shot selection. After the ODU game, he said Mitchell treated the first half like a game of H-O-R-S-E by trying to take the toughest shot possible. And Thursday?Hes not showing his shooting yet but hes a great shooter, Pitino said after Mitchell made 5 of 13 shots. Id like him to just back off a few of the Kobe moves and stepbacks and just play.STAT STUFFERSLouisville had six players pull down at least seven rebounds, including Mitchell (eight) and Snider (four) from the backcourt. In addition, 7-foot reserve Anas Mahmoud had season-highs of five points and five rebounds to go with a career-best six blocks.UP NEXTLouisville: The Cardinals advanced to Fridays championship game to face No. 20 Baylor, which beat No. 24 Michigan State in Thursdays first game.Wichita State: The Shockers will face No. 24 Michigan State in Fridays third-place game.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap---More AP college basketball at http://collegebasketball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25 Custom Nike Baseball Jerseys Fake . - NASCAR announced a 33-race schedule for the 2014 Nationwide Series with virtually no changes from this years slate. Custom Nike Baseball Jerseys China . Giroud, who wasnt in the starting lineup for two matches after allegations about his private life and a decline in form, scored twice in the first half. 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BOSTON -- David Ortiz celebrated two milestones on one hit and the Boston Red Sox survived two very close calls.Ortizs solo homer in the fifth inning Friday night was his 2,000th hit with Boston and 522nd career home run, moving into sole possession of 19th place on baseballs all-time list and breaking a tie he held with a trio of Hall of Famers including Red Sox great Ted Williams.The man did it all, Ortiz said of Williams after Bostons 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.Ortiz and Mookie Betts had three hits apiece for the Red Sox, who held on after a taking a 5-0 lead and handed the Angels their fourth straight loss and 10th in 11 games. Brock Holt had two doubles in his return to the lineup after missing more than a month with a concussion.C.J. Cron hit a grand slam for the Angels, who lost yet another game and a crucial ninth-inning challenge.Los Angeles nearly scored the tying run in the ninth but Mike Trout had to stop at third on Daniel Navas ground-rule double down the right-field line that bounced over the short wall. The Angels challenged, saying a fan touched the ball while it was still in play, but after a brief video review the call on the field stood.I dont know what theyre looking at in New York, but that ball is absolutely in the field of play when that fan touches it, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. Absolutely. Its a joke.Craig Kimbrel finished up for his 17th save. Knuckleballer Steven Wright (9-5) got the win despite struggling with his control when the rain got heavy in the sixth. The rain delayed the game for 1 hour, 35 minutes.The Angels had the potential tying run on third in the eighth when Johnny Giavotella tripled to left-center with one out. The Angels tried getting him home with a safety squeeze that reliever Koji Uehara foiled with a great defensive play. Uehara scooped up Carlos Perezs bunt and flipped the ball with his glove to Christian Vazquez in time to tag Giavotella at the plate.Key play that takes you back to spring training, Boston manager John Farrell said. Thats something you do repetitively for 45 plus days and it showed up to be a pivotal play.Ortiz hadnt homered since tying Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas on June 17 against Seattle.dddddddddddd. Ortiz broke the tie with a line drive to right to put Boston up 3-0 in the fifth.Jackie Bradley Jr. followed with a single and scored on a double by Holt, who scored on a single by Vazquez to put Boston up 5-0.The rain started after Ortizs homer and was falling steadily by the top of the sixth, when Wrights shutout bid unraveled quickly. The knuckleballer struggled in the weather and the Angels loaded the bases with nobody out for Cron, who drove a 3-2 pitch over the Green Monster.Just looking for a pitch in the zone and I think I got it, Cron said. Its cool. Any first in this league is awesome.That was all for Wright, who allowed four runs on eight hits, walked three and struck out three.Jhoulys Chacin (2-5) allowed five runs on 12 hits in just 4 2/3 innings.NEXT UPNow alone at 19th on the all-time home run list, Ortiz trails No. 18 Jimmie Foxx (534) by a dozen and Mickey Mantle (536) for 17th. Ortiz, who is planning to retire at the end of the season, said he isnt looking at his statistics.One day I will, but right now I dont have time, he said.GOOD KIDBoston RF Beets had a much lighter outlook on Navas ground-rule double and the young fan who touched the ball.I think that ball was going to come back in play and obviously Trout is probably going to score on that ball, Betts said. Fortunately, he has pretty good hand eye coordination.TRAINERS ROOMAngels: LHP Andrew Heaney (torn ulnar collateral ligament) underwent Tommy John surgery in Los Angeles, likely sidelining him until the 2018 season.Red Sox: Holt was activated and start in left field, his first game since going on the concussion DL as of May 19. Holt had one of the defensive plays of the night in the fourth when he threw out Cron at second as he tried to stretch a line drive into a double.UP NEXTAngels: LHP Hector Santiago (4-4, 5.27) returns after getting tagged for six runs on seven hits and walks in a no-decision Sunday against Oakland.Red Sox: RHP Clay Buchholz (3-8, 5.90) is 0-2 in his return to the rotation after spending a few weeks in the bullpen. ' ' '

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