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ASU's Anderson relishes Sun Belt seniority

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Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson addresses reporters during the Sun Belt Conference media day Monday in New Orleans. Anderson enters his sixth season over the ASU program as the longest-tenured coach in the conference.

NEW ORLEANS — From a football program that had five different head coaches in as many seasons to start the decade springs the senior statesman of the Sun Belt Conference coaching ranks, and he gets to view the rest of the league from that perspective . . .

Goldschmidt's grand slam lifts Cardinals

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Daniel Ponce de Leon (62) listens to pitching coach Mike Maddux (back right) during a mound visit in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Monday. The Cardinals won 6-5 in 10 innings.

By Will Graves, The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Paul Goldschmidt hit his fifth career grand slam in the top of the 10th and right fielder Jose Martinez threw out the tying run at the plate to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates . . .