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Sports briefs: Ex-BYU QB Jake Heaps shines in Kansas scrimmage

Published April 13, 2013 10:40 pm

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL • Jake Heaps and Justin McCay had an entire season to get accustomed to each other. They showed off how tight they've become on Saturday in Lawrence, Kan. Heaps threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns, one of them to McCay, and the pass-catch combo that had to sit out last season after transferring to Kansas led the blue team to a 34-7 victory over the white in the Jayhawks' annual spring game.

Heaps didn't appear to have any rust to knock off after transferring from BYU. He completed 10 straight passes at one point in the first half, showing the kind of zip on the ball that made him one of the nation's top quarterbacks coming out of high school. He found a favorite target in McCay, a transfer from Oklahoma who also sat out when an appeal to play immediately was turned down by the NCAA. McCay caught eight passes for 99 yards.

Isner reaches clay-court final

TENNIS • John Isner got his big serve working after a slow start to reach the final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship, beating defending champion Juan Monaco of Spain 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Houston. The fifth-seeded American will face Nicolas Almagro, the top-seeded Spaniard who needed only 58 minutes to beat American wild-card Rhyne Williams 6-2, 6-1.

Michigan's Burke to reveal plans

college basketball • Michigan sophomore Trey Burke will hold a news conference Sunday, when The Associated Press college basketball Player of the Year is expected to say he's skipping his last two seasons of college to enter the NBA Draft. Burke averaged 18.6 points and 6.7 assists last season. The 6-foot, 190-pound point guard led the Wolverines to the NCAA championship game for the first time in two decades.

• Illinois rewarded coach John Groce's successful first season in Champaign with a one-year contract extension — through the 2017-18 season — and a $200,000-a-year raise.

From wire reports