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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Indiana sports news from The Associated Press

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers must protect their home court tonight against Atlanta to avoid falling into a 2-0 deficit in the best-of-seven first round series. The Hawks expect Indiana to change a few things. That could include All-Star Paul George defending Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague. But they remain confident they can win a third straight game in Indy.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Phil Costa won't be the Indianapolis Colts' starting center this fall. The former Dallas Cowboy was placed on the reserve-retired list Monday. The move comes five weeks after Indy signed the 6-foot-3, 302-pound free agent. General manager Ryan Grigson says Costa thought it was in his best interest to retire.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Al Unser Jr. will race again at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during a Sportscar Vintage Racing Association event in June. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner will compete in the "Indy Legends Pro-Am." The feature on Indy's road course is for veterans of the Indianapolis 500 and already has an announced field that includes Lyn St. James, Willy T. Ribbs and Mark Dismore.

CHICAGO (AP) - Travis Wood hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs to back his nine-strikeout performance on the mound to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks last night. Wood gave up a run and six hits over seven innings. His four RBIs and nine strikeouts matched career highs.

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