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Top 5 Moments of the Week
TheFacts.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0500
1 Brazosport Exporter powerlifter Alex Amador finished fifth in the 132-pound class at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association State Meet on Saturday in Abilene.

MCS tennis team takes 3rd in Fort Stockton
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:59:00 -0500
FORT STOCKTON — The Midland Christian tennis team finished in third place over the weekend at the Fort Stockton Invitational.

Survived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:37:45 +0000

CLEVELAND — Pushed to the brink, Kentucky’s still perfect and still playing.

Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final.

The Wildcats (38-0) advanced to the Final Four in Indianapolis next week, where they will meet Wisconsin.

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It’s Izzo versus Pitino in showdown to settle East Region
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:37:03 +0000

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.

Seventh-seeded Michigan State and fourth-seeded Louisville meet Sunday to settle the NCAA Tournament’s most-busted bracket.

“Sure as hell fitting for me, and I’m sure for him,” Izzo said Saturday. “I think we both kind of came through similar kind of years and in different ways.”

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HS SOFTBALL: Lee outlasts MHS in critical 3-6A tilt
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:46:00 -0500
Spectators were treated to a thrilling pitchers’ duel during this season’s first edition of the Lee-Midland High softball rivalry on Saturday afternoon.

Gordon, Earnhardt among the winners and fans of Martinsville
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:26:40 +0000

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — If Jeff Gordon ever decides to race again after his 2015 retirement tour is finished, it would likely be at Martinsville Speedway, a track where the four-time champion has had great success.

Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson lead active drivers with eight victories on the 0.526-mile paper clip-shaped track, which has been hosting races in southwest Virginia since 1947.

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Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:36:04 +0000

LOS ANGELES — Just call him Sam Dagger.

Sam Dekker hit 5 of Wisconsin’s 10 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a second straight career high of 27 points, Frank Kaminsky added 29 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history.

The Wildcats twice got within five points in the last 2½ minutes, but both times Dekker connected on arcing 3-pointers, narrowly beating the shot clock on the first one.

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Spartans win over Louisville in overtime
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:07:56 +0000

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four.

The senior guard’s vow lasted no more than 10 seconds once the final horn sounded following Michigan State’s 76-70 overtime victory over Louisville in a thrilling NCAA Tournament East Regional final Sunday.

Amid the frenzied celebration, Trice squatted down at center court and began to sob uncontrollably.

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High school boys baseball: Montwood rallies past El Dorado with two-out hit in 7th inning
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:39:55 MDT
Through five innings of Saturday's Fred Loya High School Baseball Series game, Montwood found itself in a 5-3 hole to El Dorado because it couldn't get the huge two-out hit it needed to turn a one-run inning into a big one.

Are Houston Regional shooting woes due to stadium?
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:36:44 +0000

HOUSTON — The South Regional of the NCAA Tournament is the only one being played in a football stadium.

Is that the reason for such poor shooting in Houston?

The games are being played in NRG Stadium, which is home to the Houston Texans, and the setup, with no walls or bleachers directly behind either basket, challenges players’ depth perception. There are black curtains behind each goal, but they are far from the baskets.

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Broncos OL Ramirez answers questions at event
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:48:00 +0000

Manny Ramirez is as down-to-earth as any NFL player possibly can be.

That’s because the former Texas Tech University star lineman and current Denver Broncos guard lives in Earth, the town of 1,048 an hour and a half southwest of Amarillo.

“I’m a homebody,” said the 32-year-old Ramirez. “I love it in Earth.”

For more on this story, go to http://amarillo.com/sports/pro-sports/2015-03-28/broncos-guard-loves-living-near-amarillo


NBA roundup: Hornets beat Hawks backups
lubbockonline.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:25:44 +0000

MILWAUKEE — Stephen Curry scored 25 points, and the Golden State Warriors clinched the top seed in the Western Conference by pulling away in the second half of a 108-95 victory on Saturday night over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Klay Thompson added 21 for Golden State, which also set a franchise record with its 60th victory of the season. The Warriors hold a 10-game lead over second-place Memphis in the West with nine games left in the regular season.

Khris Middleton had 14 points for Milwaukee, which fell back under .500 at 36-37 after winning two straight.

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