OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ashley Bruner had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and South Carolina rediscovered its defense in a 62-47 Southeastern Conference victory over Mississippi on Sunday. The Gamecocks rank fourth in the nation in scoring defense, holding opponents to 49.0 points per game, but were beaten 78-74 by Kentucky on Thursday night.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race. It was the biggest achievement of her four-year NASCAR career. Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the 2½-mile superspeedway in 45.817 seconds.
HOUSTON (AP) — Roger Clemens shrugged off Mike Piazza's comments in his autobiography that he took karate lessons after he was beaned by the pitcher, just in case they had another confrontation. The former New York Mets catcher discussed Clemens in his autobiography "Long Shot." Clemens, at spring training as a special instructor with the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Fla., discussed the book Sunday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Meighan Simmons scored 17 points and was one of five Tennessee players to reach double figures Sunday as the Lady Volunteers defeated Vanderbilt 83-64 to clinch their 37th consecutive 20-win season. Tennessee hasn't failed to win at least 20 games since going 16-11 in 1975-76.