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Oaklawn crowd grows

LITTLE ROCK — For a first-timer at Churchill Downs, the Friday before the Kentucky Derby was routine with plenty of time to meander around the barns, retreat to the pressbox to file some copy, grab some lunch and spend the rest of the day playing the races.

Trojans going dancing again

NEW ORLEANS — The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans earned the Sun Belt’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with a 78-72 win over rival Arkansas State in the conference championship game at Lakefront Arena on Satuday night.