Here is the latest Alabama sports news from The Associated Press

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Ervin Santana allowed two runs in three innings as the Atlanta Braves topped the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Tuesday. Santana gave up four hits and struck out one in his second start since being signed by the Braves to a one-year, $11 million deal on March 12. Santana was 9-10 with a 3.24 ERA for the Kansas City Royals last season.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Preston Wynne scored 20 points, Chris Gorman added 18 and sixth-seeded Vanguard of California beat No. 8 seed Emmanuel of Georgia 70-65 Tuesday night to win the program's first NAIA national championship. Keith Mason added 10 points and 13 rebounds for Vanguard.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Mark Richt says he's still deciding how to discipline four players arrested last week on charges of illegal check-cashing. The players continue to work with the team in spring practice. Richt says that doesn't mean he's ruled out dismissals for the four.

RANDLEMAN, N.C. (AP) — Lynda Petty, the wife of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, has died after battling cancer. She was 72. Jeff Dennison of Petty Motorsports released a statement saying Lynda Petty was surrounded by her family when she died at her home in Level Cross on Tuesday.