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Cincin­nati has hired North­ern Ken­tucky’s

as its new head coach, the school an­nounced Sun­day.

Brannen re­places to take over UCLA’s pro­gram.

Brannen, 45, guided North­ern Ken­tucky to a 26-9 record this sea­son and went 81-51 over four sea­sons. The Norse reached two NCAA Tour­na­ments, in­clud­ing this sea­son when they fell to even­tual na­tional run­ner-up Texas Tech in the first round.

Cincin­nati will for­mally in­tro­duce Brannen in a press con­fer­ence on Mon­day.

In other col­lege basketball news Sun­day: • Al­though not­ing “re­grets” that LSU men’s basketball coach didn’t com­ply with the school sev­eral weeks ago when asked about re­cruit­ing is­sues, ath­letic di­rec­tor an­nounced in a state­ment that Wade’s month-plus sus­pen­sion has been lifted. The univer­sity sus­pended Wade on March 8 be­cause it said he re­fused to meet with school of­fi­cials amid scru­tiny of a re­ported FBI wire­tap cap­tur­ing the coach talk­ing about an of­fer to then-re­cruit

Wade missed the Tigers’ fi­nal reg­u­lar-sea­son game and all of their SEC and NCAA Tour­na­ment games.

• Wof­ford an­nounced the pro­mo­tion of as­so­ciate coach Jay McAu­ley to head coach to re­place long­time coach Mike Young. Young’s de­par­ture to Vir­ginia Tech af­ter a school-best 30-5 record cre­ated the open­ing. McAu­ley has served two two-sea­son stints as an as­sis­tant with the Terriers, from 2008-10 and 2017-19. This is his first head coach­ing po­si­tion. • Los An­ge­les Lak­ers as­sis­tant coach

has been hired as the new head coach at Utah Val­ley, ESPN re­ported. Mad­sen, 43, re­places

who was hired at BYU af­ter lead­ing the Wolver­ines to a 25-10 sea­son in 2018-19. who re­cently left

Anisi­mova nabs first cham­pi­onship

Amer­i­can teenager Amanda Anisi­mova ral­lied from a set and a break down to de­feat Australia’s

4-6, 6-4, 6-1 for her first ca­reer ti­tle Sun­day at the Claro Open Col­san­i­tas in Bo­gota, Colom­bia.

The cham­pi­onship match be­gan with five straight breaks of serve. Sharma broke the 17-year-old for a fourth time to take a 5-4 lead and then took the open­ing set with four win­ners, in­clud­ing an ace, in the next game.

At 4-4 in the sec­ond set, Anisi­mova fought off a break point that would have al­lowed Sharma a chance to serve for the match. Anisi­mova only lost one more point in the set and evened the match.

Main­tain­ing mo­men­tum, the sixth-seeded Anisi­mova broke Sharma again in the sec­ond and sixth games in the de­cid­ing set.

In other tennis news Sun­day:

• French­man Benoit Paire beat three-time cham­pion Spa­niard Pablo An­du­jar 6-2, 6-3 to win the Grand Prix Has­san II ti­tle on the clay courts at Mar­rakesh, Morocco.

Rossi wins Grand Prix of Long Beach

Alexan­der Rossi won the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year Sun­day and in the same dom­i­nat­ing fash­ion as a year ago.

Rossi won from the pole po­si­tion, as he did in 2018, and the 27-year-old Cal­i­for­nian led 80 of the 85 laps around the 11-turn, 1.97-mile street course.

fin­ished sec­ond in the nearly ac­ci­dent-free NTT IndyCar Se­ries event. fin­ished third and was fourth.

Rossi quickly proved that his No. 27 Hon­dapow­ered car — pre­pared by the An­dretti Au­tosport team — was the class of the field. He steadily pulled away af­ter the open­ing laps, led by 11 sec­onds over the sec­ond-place car at the half­way point and ul­ti­mately won by 20 sec­onds over Team Penske’s New­gar­den.

It was Rossi’s sixth ca­reer IndyCar vic­tory.

Bu­sio scores in third con­sec­u­tive game

Six­teen-year-old Gian­luca Bu­sio scored in his third straight game to sal­vage Sport­ing KC a 2-2 draw against the vis­it­ing New York Red Bulls on Sun­day.

Bu­sio scored on a de­flec­tion in the 88th minute, touch­ing home a shot by that found its way through a scrum of play­ers fol­low­ing a cor­ner kick. Bu­sio al­ready was the youngest player in MLS his­tory to score goals in back-to-back games.

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