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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Gulf Coast Conference sports news from The Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama sophomore forward Braxton Key is leaving the men's basketball team and plans to transfer. Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson says Key has been granted his release. Key averaged 12 points a game as a freshman, but his numbers dipped last season while starting 17 games.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Defending champion Josef Newgarden turned in the fastest practice lap at Barber Motorsports Park. Newgarden has won the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama two of the past three years. Spencer Pigot clocked the second fastest lap followed by Will Power.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Graham Rahal thinks the early success of three young American drivers this season is great for IndyCar. Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden and Rahal are lined up neatly at the top of the series standings heading into Sunday's race at Barber Motorsports Park. All three drivers are under 30.

WACO, Texas (AP) - Auburn point guard Davion Mitchell is transferring to Baylor. Mitchell will have three seasons of eligibility remaining after he sits out the 2018-19 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. Baylor announced Friday that Mitchell had joined its 2018 signing class. He will join the Bears this summer. The point guard came off the bench for all 34 games as a freshman at Auburn.

(AP) - U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka was out of golf so long he forgot where he put his clubs when finally healthy enough to start hitting balls. Now he's back to work, and he's ready to play. Koepka plans to return from a left wrist injury next week at the Zurich Classic

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