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Novosel leads No. 1 Notre Dame by California
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Diggins scored four points and
Kayla McBride hit a layup after
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Natalie making a steal. After a timeout,
Novosel was aggressive from McBride made another steal
the outset, taking the ball to the and Brittany Mallory drove for
basket and her reward was a a lefty layup and a 41-33 lead.
long and successful night at the The Irish came up with five
free throw steals in the first four minutes
line that WOMEN’S of the second half as Cal sud-
helped top- BASKETBALL denly had trouble handling the
seeded Notre ball and the crowd at the Purcell
Dame beat California to earn a Pavilion erupted.
spot in the NCAA round of 16. BAYLOR 76, FLORIDA 57:
Novosel scored 28 points, hit- Brittney Griner became the sec-
ting 18-of-20 from the line, as the ond woman to dunk in an NCAA
Irish pulled away in the second tournament game Tuesday
half and beat the Golden Bears night, slamming one down with
73-62 on Tuesday night. her right hand early in the sec-
Skylar Diggins added 21 ond half of top-seeded Baylor’s
points — 15 in the second half 76-57 win over ninth-seeded
— and Devereaux Peters had 11 Florida at Bowling Green, Ohio.
points and 14 rebounds for the Griner went nearly 12 min-
Irish (32-3). utes without scoring at the be-
Tied at the half with the de- ginning of the game but fin-
termined Golden Bears, the ished with 25 points, including
Irish started the second half the night’s biggest highlight.
with a 10-2 run and came up Odyssey Sims added 14 points
with five early steals, setting off for Baylor (36-0). Azania Stewart
the partisan crowd at Purcell led Florida (20-13) with 14.
Pavilion. The Irish built the Candace Parker of Tennessee
lead to 17 and held on after Cal dunked twice in an NCAA tour-
cut it to nine as Novosel made nament game in 2006 against
six straight free throws in the .
Army Griner’s dunk was her
final minute. first of the season and sixth of
Cal (25-10) got 17 points from her career. Parker holds the ca-
Layshia Clarendon and 15 from reer record with seven.
Reshanda Gray But the Golden The Lady Bears will play
Bears were hurt by 19 turn- Georgia Tech in the round of 16.
overs, 12 in the second half. GEORGIA TECH 76,
Novosel, who had 17 points by GEORGETOWN 64: Sydney
half, shot just 5-for-18 from the Wallace continued her scoring
field but made the most of her tear with 23 points, and Georgia AP PHOTO BY CHARLES REX ARBOGAST
frequent trips to the line. Notre Tech claimed its first berth in Notre Dame guard Natalie Novosel is fouled from behind during the second half of a second-round NCAA women’s tournament basket-
Dame finished 26-for-33 from the the regional semifinals of the ball game against California in South Bend, Ind., Tuesday. Notre Dame won 73-62 with Novosel leading all scorers with 28 points.
line to only 7-for-14 for Cal in the women’s NCAA tournament by
rough and physical game. beating Georgetown at Chapel
It is Notre Dame’s 10th trip to Hill, N.C.. while winning for the 15th time ST. BONAVENTURE 66, in NCAA tournament’s round Marist (26-8) had a chance to tie
the round of 16 in the last 16 Sasha Goodlett added 14 in 18 games and prolonging the MARIST 63: Jessica Jenkins of 16 at Tallahassee, Fla. the score at 64 with 1:25 left, but
seasons under coach Muffet Mc- points and 11 rebounds for the best season in school history. scored 22 points and Doris Orte- Leanne Ockenden missed a Kelsey Beynnon missed a free
Graw. Yellow Jackets (26-8). Now comes their biggest chal- ga contributed 13 points and 10 desperation 3-point shot at the throw that would have completed a
Notre Dame came out with a They shot 50 percent and lenge: A trip to Iowa to face rebounds to lead St. Bonaven- buzzer for 13th- seeded Marist, .
three-point play CeCe Dixon’s two
quick 8-2 run in the first two never let Georgetown get closer Baylor — the tournament’s top ture to a 66-63 win Tuesday which was the lowest seed to free throws with 23 seconds left
minutes of the second half as than eight in the second half overall seed — on Saturday . night against Marist and a spot advance into the second round. gave St. Bonaventure a 66-63 lead.
Sox’s Bard sharp in WR Lloyd officially joins Patriots
his last two innings THE ASSOCIATED PRESS offensive lineman Dan Connolly,
and announced two more free-
the Patriots. He had 17 recep-
tions with Cleveland in 2008,
For Lloyd, this is just another
stop in a journeyman career. He
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The agent deals, with defensive end two with Baltimore in 2010 and has also played for the 49ers,
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS He has a 2.33 ERA in four New England Patriots an- Jonathan Fanene and tight end 22 with Washington last year. He Redskins, Bears and Rams, and
starts. nounced the signing of free Daniel Fells. was suspended for the 2009 sea- was traded by Denver to St. Louis
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Dan- TIGERS 7, BRAVES 2: agent receiver Lloyd joins a new-look receiv- son by NFL Commissioner during last season. He caught 51
iel Bard allowed three runs, Ryan Raburn hit his sixth Brandon Lloyd NFL ing corps in New England. On Roger Goodell for violating the passes for 683 yards and five
three hits and three walks in home run in spring training on Tuesday . Saturday, the Patriots signed league’s personal conduct poli- touchdowns for the Rams.
five innings Tuesday night as and Justin Verlander gave up Lloyd, 30, is a nine-year vet- former Colts wide receiver An- cy for a DUI vehicular man- Connolly, 29, is a veteran of
the Boston Red Sox lost to the two runs, four hits and two eran and came to terms with the thony Gonzalez, and on Monday, slaughter charge. seven NFL seasons, and has
Toronto Blue Jays 9-2. walks. team last week. He has played in they added Donte’ Stallworth, The receiver signings could been with the Patriots since
Being con- Before the game, the Tigers 112 games, catching 311 passes who spent one season in New spell the end of Chad Ochocin- 2007. While with New England,
verted from a SPRING announced that star third for 4,784 yards and 31 touch- England in 2007 when the team co’s career with the team. He he has started at both guard and
reliever to a TRAINING baseman Miguel Cabrera downs. His best season was in went 18-0 before losing the signed a two-year contract be- center. Last season, Connolly
starter this would miss at least a week 2010 with Denver when he made Super Bowl to the New York Gi- fore last season but struggled played in 13 regular-season
year, Bard allowed a two-run with a broken bone below his the Pro Bowl after leading the ants. trying to learn the offense and games with 11 starts at center.
double in the second to Travis right eye. He was hit by a bad- NFL with 1,448 yards receiving. Stallworth had 46 catches finished with 15 catches in 15 He also started at center in all
Snider. hop grounder the previous day. The Patriots also re-signed during that regular season with regular-season games. three postseason games.
Bard, who struck out two, Delmon Young hit his fourth
said he felt better in the fourth homer and drove in three runs.
and fifth innings than he did
in the first three. He retired
his last eight batters and 12 of
Atlanta’s Jair Jurrjens gave
up seven runs in five innings
and had a 10.13 ERA.
Elway: Tebow handled Manning news with class
his final 14. CARDINALS 6, ASTROS 1:
Boston’s Kelly Shoppach, slat- Kyle Lohse allowed one run THE ASSOCIATED PRESS him to choose Denver over other There’s no signing bonus. Man-
ed to back up catcher Jarrod and three hits in five innings. suitors, the most serious of ning will get $18 million guaran-
Saltalamacchia, hit a two-run Matt Holliday hit a two-run DENVER — Broncos execu- which were the Titans and 49ers: teed for next season, but must
homer in the second off Aaron triple in a three-run first tive John Elway said Tim Tebow “I’m seeing him as the leader of pass a physical before each sea-
Laffey, who gave up two runs against Jordan Lyles and was disappointed but very posi- a franchise. I really liked what son, starting in 2013, to get paid.
and three hits in five innings. scored on Lance Berkman’s a tive when they talked about .
he had to say Everyone knows “I don’t consider it much of a
RAYS 3, MARLINS 2: sacrifice fly. Denver’s plans to sign Peyton what kind of competitor he is as risk, knowing Peyton Man-
Tampa Bay pitcher Wade Davis Lyles, competing for a spot in Manning. a player. I can tell he’s just as ning,” Elway said. “I asked him,
took a hard shot by Donnie Houston’s rotation, gave up four Speaking Tuesday at a news competitive in this new role. ‘Is there any doubt in your mind
Murphy off his right ankle in runs and seven hits in five in- conference to introduce the 11- Manning Tebow That got me excited.” that you can’t get back to the
the second inning during the nings. time Pro Bowl selection as the And so, the deal was sealed. Peyton Manning we know of ?’
Rays’ 3-2 win over the Miami PHILLIES 4, ORIOLES 1: newest Bronco, Elway said want to be where I was before I Manning has a five-year, $96 And he said, ‘There’s no doubt
Marlins on Tuesday. Roy Halladay rebounded from a Tebow’s response was typical of was injured. There’s a lot of million contract and plans to in my mind.’”
Murphy’s two-out shot off horrid outing against Minnesota the exciting young quarterback. work to do to get where we want retire in Denver. His familiar It was 14 years ago that
Davis’ ankle bounced into by allowing one run and three Elway said Tebow was “very to be from a health standpoint.” No. 18 was actually retired — a Bowlen stood on the podium in
right field for a double and left hits in six innings. He struck out positive. He’s like, ‘We’re talk- On his potential role in being tribute to Denver’s first quarter- San Diego, lifted the franchise’s
the pitcher limping. After he five, hit a batter and walked none. ing about Peyton Manning. I the man who could bring about back, Frank Tripucka, who was first Super Bowl trophy and pro-
was attended to by a trainer, Baltimore’s run came on a first- understand what you’re doing.’” the end of Tebow’s popular stay more than happy to let Man- claimed: “This one’s for John.”
Davis took some practice jogs inning double by Adam Jones. Tebow turned Denver around in Denver: “I know what kind of ningbring it out of mothballs. But this franchise hasn’t been
on the infield and stayed in the Brian Matusz allowed a run last season but misfired on pass- player Tim Tebow is, what kind The Broncos, meanwhile, have anywhere near what it was
game. and seven hits in five innings. es and was often more effective of person he is, what an awesome some protection in the way the since Elway retired a year later
He allowed one run and three ROYALS 6, ANGELS 4: C.J. as a runner. Manning is one the year it was. If Tim Tebow is here contract was formulated. with a second title in tow.
hits in five innings, struck out Wilson allowed three hits in best QBs in league history and next year, I’m going to be the best
five and walked none. five shutout innings, struck won a Super Bowl in 2007. teammate I can be to him. He and
Marlins starter Josh John- out five and walked none. He Elway didn’t say exactly what I are going to help this team win
son retired his first eight bat- has allowed one run in 14 in- will happen to Tebow but, “It games. If other opportunities
ters and gave up two runs and
four hits in 4 2-3 innings with
four strikeouts and one walk.
nings in four spring training
starts after signing a $77.5 mil-
lion, five-year contract.
would be our goal for us to get
(Tebow) in the best situation
present themselves to him, I’m
going to wish him the best.”
On Elway’s role in leading
Manning was introduced as
the new quarterback of the Den- & Marine Show
St. Joseph’s sweeps ver Broncos on Tuesday, the
four-time MVP taking the spot
once held by Elway, who as
We’ve got the boat you’re
Lassell in doubleheader Broncos vice president engi-
neered the deal to bring the
NFL’s most sought-after free
looking for at the Bangor
NEWTON, Mass. — Maddie RBI double and Maria Labbe agent to town. Boat Show!
Kluna allowed only three hits in had a run-producing single for It’s a deal that could also
seven inning to lead the St. Jo-
seph’s College Monks by Lasell
the Monks in the inning. Saluti
hit an RBI double for the Lasers.
mark the end of Tim Tebow’s
days in Denver — a bold move, Fun for the entire
3-0 in the first game and the
Monks com- Women’s lacrosse
for sure, but one Elway was
more than willing to take. family!
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