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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Two reports surfaced this week accusing the Auburn athletic department of misdeeds ranging from covering up widespread use of synthetic marijuana among football players to grade-changing and illicit payments. Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs and other officials have disputed the findings in both reports.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jon Fogarty extended his Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series record to 25 poles in yesterday's Porsche 250 qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park. For the second straight event this season, Fogarty waited until the final minute of the 15-minute Daytona Prototype session before clinching the pole.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Helio Castroneves paced the first day of IndyCar practice at Barber Motorsports Park, setting the stage for what could be more domination by Penske Racing. Castroneves ran a 1:08.5540 around the 17-turn, 2.38-mile permanent road course yesterday in his Penske Chevrolet.

ATLANTA (AP) — The East team scored an 87-81 victory over the West yesterday in the college all-star game at the Final Four. The East team, coached by Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin, built a 15-point lead in the second half before squandering nearly all of it. But the West couldn't finish the comeback.

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