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9:13 pm
Sun April 5, 2015

Connecticut, Notre Dame Will Meet In Women's Championship Game

Morgan Tuck of the Connecticut Huskies shoots against Shatori Walker-Kimbrough of the Maryland Terrapins during the NCAA women's Final Four in Tampa, Fla.
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Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 8:32 am

The University of Connecticut continues to dominate women's college basketball: The Huskies plowed past the University of Maryland and are headed to the NCAA women's basketball championship game, where they'll meet Notre Dame.

The Terrapins faced a daunting task heading into the game. Connecticut, the overall top seed for the tournament, stands far above the competition.

"The Huskies have won the last two titles and obliterated opponents in this tournament by an average margin of 41 points a game," NPR's Tom Goldman noted to our Newscast unit.

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5:13 pm
Sun April 5, 2015

Strongwoman Shoulders The Weight Of A Male-Dominated Sport

Twenty-two-year-old Strongman competitor Brittany Diamond can carry more than twice her body weight and lifts cars for fun.
Courtesy of Brittany Diamond

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 9:12 pm

It's just two days before the 2015 Arnold Strongman Classic, an international competition for strongmen and strongwomen in Columbus, Ohio, and Brittany Diamond is worried.

As a relative newcomer to the sport, the 22-year-old from Boston has never even seen the 100-pound dumbbell she'll soon be asked to lift and press with just one arm.

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7:37 am
Sun April 5, 2015

Wisconsin's Dramatic Defeat Of Kentucky Is A Case Of Role Reversal

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 11:19 am

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7:37 am
Sun April 5, 2015

Wisconsin Upsets Kentucky, Faces Duke In Championship

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 11:19 am

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The Two-Way
8:58 pm
Sat April 4, 2015

Kentucky Falls Short Of Perfect: Wisconsin To Face Duke At Championship

The Wisconsin bench celebrates as Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein walks off after the NCAA Final Four game Saturday. Wisconsin won 71-64.
David J. Phillip AP

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 7:22 am

Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64 in Saturday's nail-biter second Final Four game Saturday, breaking the Wildcats' winning streak; the Badgers meet Duke to play for the men's college basketball title.

The faceoff between Kentucky and Wisconsin, both top-seeded teams, was highly anticipated. On the line for the undefeated Wildcats: their shot at men's college basketball's first perfect season since 1976.

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8:01 am
Sat April 4, 2015

Can Anyone Stop Kentucky? The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat April 4, 2015 10:30 am

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4:29 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Undefeated Kentucky Vies For Perfection As It Enters Final Four

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 6:42 pm

The NCAA men's basketball Final Four begins Saturday with No. 1 Kentucky facing Wisconsin. Kentucky hopes a championship will bring it a perfect season. NPR explores what it means to be perfect and how we pursue the art of perfection.

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The Two-Way
12:18 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

NFL Is Reportedly Hiring Its First Female Full-Time Official

Sarah Thomas calls holding during a preseason game between the Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints in 2013.
Michael Democker The Times-Picayune/Landov

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 2:41 pm

Sarah Thomas has officiated football games in the NCAA and for the NFL's preseason and training camps. For the 2015 NFL season, she'll reportedly be a full-time official.

The news was broken this morning by Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson, who called it "a ground-breaking move." Thomas, 42, is a Mississippi native who has been widely regarded as a contender for a regular NFL contract.

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5:07 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Bracket Madness Marches Into April With Basketball's Final 4

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 3:21 pm

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6:04 am
Wed April 1, 2015

College Football Teams Use Girlfriends As Recruiting Tools

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 5:22 pm

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