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Villanova rolls to second national title in three years

by Mickey McLean
Posted 4/03/18, 10:22 am

The Villanova Wildcats made it look easy Monday night in San Antonio, winning the men’s NCAA basketball championship by overwhelming the Michigan Wolverines 79-62. In a tournament known for its exciting early round upsets, Villanova, the No. 1 seed in the East Region, dominated opponents in its trip through the bracket, winning all six games by double digits and becoming the first team since UCLA in 1968 to win its two Final Four games by 16 points or more.

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Notre Dame wins NCAA women’s championship

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/02/18, 12:19 pm

Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale made her second straight, last-second game-winning 3-point shot to lift the Fighting Irish to the women’s NCAA basketball championship over Mississippi State Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. The Irish were down 30-17 to the Bulldogs at halftime but rallied to win 61-58, overcoming the largest deficit in title game history.

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Boys will be girls

Sports | ‘Gender fluid’ athlete presents new wrinkle in transgenderism debate
by Ray Hacke
Posted 3/29/18, 11:25 am

Nationwide, transgender athletes are blurring the once-distinct lines between male and female in public-school sports programs that, for the most part, remain segregated by sex. One California seventh-grader is blurring the lines even further.

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