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

CINCINNATI (AP) - Willson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward added three-run shots on Saturday, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Jake Arrieta returned to the mound where he threw his second career no-hitter last April 21st and struggled mightily at the outset, giving up two homers in the first inning. Chicago's offense pulled him through with another homer-heavy game at Great American Ball Park.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Will Power is the front-runner at Barber Motorsports Park once again. Power claimed the pole for the fourth time at the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Saturday in a qualifying session dominated by Team Penske. Power's fast lap of 1:06.9614 gave him 46 career starts up front.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Marc Marquez remains the motorcycle rider to beat at the Grand Prix of the Americas. Maverick Vinales has the speed this year to possibly make that happen. Repsol Honda's Marquez won the pole position Saturday for the fifth consecutive year, edging Movistar Yamaha's Vinales in a pulsating final-lap duel between the Spaniards.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Associated Press reporter Brian Slodysko has been named Indiana Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists' Indiana chapter. Mark Alesia, Tim Evans and Marisa Kwiatkowski of The Indianapolis Star won the Story of the Year award for their investigation into failures by Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics over many years to alert law enforcement about alleged sexual abuse by coaches.

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