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Transfered Twins Caleb and Cody Martin are transferring from North Carolina State. Men’s basketball coach Mark Gottfried announced their decision Thursday following what he said was “a series of honest, thoughtful and somewhat surprising conversations” they’ve had lately.

Introduced UCF formally introduced Johnny Dawkins as the program’s seventh head men’s basketball coach during a news conference at the CFE Arena on campus. Dawkins, 52, arrives following an eight-year stint as the head coach at Stanford. Dawkins was fired last week following a 15-15 overall, 8-12 Pac-12 season.

Died Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff, who revolutionized the game as the personification of “Total Football,” has died. He was 68. Cruyff died in Barcelona, Spain, after a five-month battle with lung cancer.

Sidelined Rockies right-hander Jon Gray won’t be ready for the start of the season because of an abdominal strain, opening a spot in Colorado’s rotation. Gray said he was told he won’t be able to pitch in a game for at least a couple of weeks.

Released Arizona State forward Savon Goodman is leaving the program and will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer. The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 9.6 points and 6.4 rebounds in 28 games.

Fined NASCAR fined Danica Patrick $20,000 for walking near the race track after a crash. Kyle Busch has been fined $10,000 for failing to meet media obligations at California.

Diagnosed Kansas City Royals reliever Tim Collins will need Tommy John surgery for the second time. The team said he tore his elbow tendon again while rehabbing during spring training.

Purchased Retired soccer star David Beckham and his investors say they’ve purchased the private land needed for a soccer stadium in Miami. Miami Beckham United announced in a news release that the purchase was six acres in the city’s Overtown neighborhood.

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