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CINCINNATI — No. 24 SMU ends its season — banned from the postseason for NCAA infractions — when it plays Cincinnati, a team trying to reach the tournament. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 12 p.m.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers and the Columbus Crew start this season as they left last season off, with a rematch of the 2015 MLS Cup match. The Timbers are Major League Soccer’s defending champions as the league opens its 21st season on Sunday. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4:30 p.m.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds play a spring training game. UPCOMING: 550 words. Game starts at 3:05 p.m.
PHOENIX — Carlos Carrasco goes for Cleveland when the Indians visit the Milwaukee Brewers in spring training action. UPCOMING: 550 words. Game starts at 3:05 p.m.