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NCAA Final Four Semifinals Schedule – Saturday, April 4

NCAA Final Four Semifinals Schedule  –  Saturday, April 4 in Indianapolis:   6:09 PM  –  Duke  (33-4) vs. Michigan State (27-11) 8:49 PM  –  Kentucky  (38-0) vs. Wisconsin  (35-3)   (The winners will play for the national championship on Monday, April 6, also in Indianapolis.)

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Six Homers Lead Pirates To Fourth Straight Preseason Victory

Pedro Alvarez homered twice, driving in six runs, and four other Pittsburgh players “went long ball” on Monday afternoon as the Pirates routed the Philadelphia Phillies 18-4 for their fourth consecutive victory, coming in their final preseason “home” game this spring at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. The Pirates (14-10-3) will play three more games…

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PSAC Teams Split NCAA Division II Championships; Cal Women Earn Second National Title

Indiana University of Pennsylvania settled for second place in the country over the weekend, losing the NCAA Division II men’s college basketball championship game 77-62 to Florida Southern in the national title game in Evansville, Indiana. IUP finished the season at 31-7.  Florida Southern, winning their 25th consecutive game, closed at 36-1. Kevin Capers made…

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Penguins Win Shootout, Tie Islanders For Second Place

David Perron and Sidney Crosby both tallied shootout goals Sunday night in the Pittsburgh’s Penguins’ 3-2 home victory over the San Jose Sharks. The win pushed the Penguins (42-23-11) back into a tie with the New York Islanders for second place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division, six points behind the first-place New York Rangers.   The…

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NCAA Mens’ College Basketball Regional Finals Results – March 28,29

NCAA Men’s College Basketball Finals – Results of March 28 And 29:   Midwest Regional  (at Cleveland) Kentucky 68, Notre Dame 66   West Regional  (at Los Angeles) Wisconsin 85, Arizona 78   East Regional  (at Syracuse) Michigan State 76, Louisville 70  (OT)   South Regional  (at Houston) Duke 66, Gonzaga 52

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Hamlin Wins STP 500 At Martinsville

Denny Hamlin held off Brad Keselowski for the final five laps on Sunday to win NASCAR’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. The win was Hamlin’s first of the 2015 season, his fifth at Martinsville and his 25th career Cup race victory overall. On a day in which the series’ points standings were shuffled…

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Jimmie Walker Wins Hometown Event, The Texas Open

Jimmie Walker won the Valero Texas Open at the Oaks Course at the TPC San Antonio, just 35 minutes from his home on Sunday, becoming the first two-time winner on the PGA Tour this season and the only five-time winner over the past two seasons. Walker also won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January.…

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Kang’s 9th-Inning Homer Beats Braves; Bucs Earn Three Weekend Preseason Wins

Korean rookie Jung-ho Kang slammed a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon, breaking a 2-2 tie and lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates (13-10-3) to a 4-2 preseason win over the Atlanta Braves in Kissimmee, Florida. The victory was the third straight for the Bucs in the Grapefruit League, following…

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NCAA College Basketball Tournament Regional Semifinal Results – Friday, March 27

NCAA Mens’ College Basketball Tournament Regional Semifinal Results  –  Friday, March 27:   South Regional  (at Houston) Gonzaga 74,  UCLA  62 Duke 63, Utah 57   East Regional  (at Syracuse) Louisville 75, North Carolina State 65 Michigan State 62, Oklahoma 58

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NCAA Results – Regional Semifinals – Thursday, March 26

NCAA Results – Regional Semifinals – Thursday, March 26:   South Regional  (at Cleveland) Notre Dame 81, Wichita State 70 Kentucky 78, West Virginia 39   West Regional  (at Los Angeles) Wisconsin 79, North Carolina 72 Arizona 68, Xavier 60

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