The Baylor Bears and the Stanford Cardinal have secured their spots in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four in Denver.
In the Des Moines Regional, overall number one seed Baylor defeated NCAA hoops’ winningest coach, Pat Summit, and her number two seed Tennessee team on Monday night. The Bears won 77-58, but it was not without a late game clash between Baylor’s Odyssey Sims and Tennesee’s Shekinna Stricklen. The heated exchange brought Bears star Brittany Griner and two of her teammates off the bench to calm the argument,
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After a standout year with the Denver Broncos, the future remains uncertain for former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. The Jacksonville native resurrected Broncos football in 2011 with comeback fourth quarter wins and his faith-based approach to football, but he lost his starting position after his team signed free agent Peyton Manning to a five year $96 million contract on Tuesday. Though Tebow’s accolades include leading Denver to their first playoff appearance since 2005, Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway says he could not say no to the man with a Super Bowl ring and four NFL MVP awards.
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The penalties incurred by Jimmie Johnson’s team for failing inspections prior to Daytona have been almost completely revoked after the final round of appeals on Tuesday afternoon. Both the 25 point deduction and the 6-race suspension for crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec have been lifted. The only penalty that remains is a $100,000 fine for Knaus.
The decision came after Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook overturned last week’s ruling from the National Stock Car Racing Commission to unanimously uphold the punishment for illegally modified C-posts.
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Florida Lacrosse is headed into a tough matchup with a talented Dartmouth team tonight at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. It is the first time in program history the Gators will face the Big Green who are undefeated in their five games so far this season.
Dartmouth’s last win came as a double overtime upset over third ranked Duke on Saturday. But the 8-2 Gators are coming off success as well, bringing a four game win streak to the table.
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The #2 and the #17 teams made key decisions when they chose not to pit for tires with less than 20 laps to go. Keeping the old tires allowed them to keep the track position both cars had fought hard to maintain – and ultimately allowed the Blue Deuce to ride into Victory Lane.
It was Brad Keselowski’s second Bristol win in the past two Sprint Cup races at the famous short track after winning the August race in the 2011 season.
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It was a night of firsts. The first time rain postponed the 500. The first time the race started under the lights on primetime TV. The first time it would run on Monday. And Tuesday. The first time a driver would post on Twitter from his car during the race. The first time a jet dryer would explode on the track. There was fire, and there was plenty of rain. But when the checkered flag flew just under 36 hours after its scheduled start time,
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A cloudy and drizzly day dampened the spirits of NASCAR fans who showed up for the 54th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday. The action-packed races all throughout Speedweeks had provided an exciting buildup to the 500, and the race was schedule to start at 1:30 PM. But after driver introductions, the ceremonial invocation and national anthem, there was nothing. Just more rain.
With more rain came more waiting. Some fans waited in the grandstands in ponchos.
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