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Patrick Reed’s steady play earns green jacket

by Mickey McLean
Posted 4/09/18, 11:09 am

Brash but confident Patrick Reed held off two fierce competitors Sunday to win the Masters, his first major championship. The 27-year-old, known as “Captain America” for his fearless play for the United States in golf’s Ryder Cup competition, was steady down the stretch on the always tough Augusta National course to finish one stroke ahead of Rickie Fowler and two strokes in front of former Masters champion Jordan Spieth. Reed, who started the day with a three-stroke lead, shot a final round 71 to finish the tournament at 15 under par.

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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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