KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Joe Kelly pitched into the sixth inning and had three hits to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 yesterday.

Kelly went five and one third innings, allowing four hits and a run in Kissimmee, Florida. Kelly made 37 appearances for the Cardinals last season, and went 10-5 with a 2.69 ERA.

Cubs split-squad rallies past Royals 6-5

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - James Shields struck out 10 in six scoreless innings for Kansas City, but the Royals lost 6-5 to a split-squad of Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Brett Jackson hit a three-run homer off Kansas City's Jon Rauch in the eighth, and then had a go-ahead, two-run single against Tim Collins in the ninth.

High School Basketball

Congratulations to The Unity Mustangs, as they bring home the 3rd place trophy in the Class 1A Illinois State Tourney,  defeating Sesser Valier, 59 to 43.

     NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Chicago 94, Sacramento 87

     TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL

Final    (  1)  Florida                56              Tennessee                      49

Final              UCLA                      75    (  4)  Arizona                          71

Final    (  5)  Louisville          71    (21)  UConn                              61

Final    (  6)  Virginia              51              Pittsburgh                    48

Final    (  7)  Duke                      75              NC  State                        67

Final    (  8)  Michigan              72    (24)  Ohio  St.                        69

Final    (20)  New  Mexico          64    (  8)  San  Diego  St.              58

Final    (22)  Michigan  St.      83    (12)  Wisconsin                      75

Final              Providence          65    (14)  Creighton                      58

Final    (16)  Iowa  St.              74              Baylor                            65

Final    (23)  VCU                        74              George  Washington      55