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Golf Glance
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:20 PM

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PGA TOUR

TEXAS OPEN

Site: San Antonio.

Schedule: Today-Sunday.

Course: TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course (7,435 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner’s share: $1,116,000.

 
Additional NCAA Women's Tournament Capsules
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:00 AM

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SOUTH CAROLINA 78, OREGON STATE 69

SEATTLE — Aleighsa Welch, Tiffany Mitchell and South Carolina made certain there was no second-round upset this time for the Gamecocks.

Welch had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Mitchell 20 points and 10 boards and top-seeded South Carolina used its size and athleticism to overwhelm No. 9 seed Oregon State 78-69 on Tuesday night in the NCAA tournament.

A year after getting upset by a 12 seed in the second-round of the tournament, the Gamecocks are headed to the Sweet 16 for the second time in three years under coach Dawn Staley. South Carolina (29-4) will face No. 4 seed North Carolina in the Stanford Region semifinals on Sunday. The Gamecocks lost to the Tar Heels 74-66 in December.

 
NFL office can help refs with replays
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:00 AM

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The NFL officiating department will help referees rule on instant replay reviews starting next season.

League owners passed a rule Tuesday allowing referees to consult with director of officiating Dean Blandino and his staff to help determine whether a call should be upheld or overturned. NFL officials said the change should speed up the process.

Blandino and other staff will be monitoring the games from league offices in New York and will immediately begin reviewing challenges before the referee even gets to his monitor. They can make recommendations on what replays to look at but the referee still will make the final decision.

Rich McKay, Falcons' president and co-chairman of the influential competition committee, called it "kind of a proof of concept to see how this works. We feel pretty comfortable with it, though.

"What we do like is we take the true experts in replay, those in New York, to be able to communicate with the referees who have the ultimate decision. We just think we get a more consistent decision-making process."

 
Boys All-Stars split District 8 games
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:16 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:20 PM )
St. John’s senior Ryan Koester, representing the West, pulls up for a transition jumper in the Division IV Boys District 8 All-Star Roundball Game Tuesday night at the Elida Fieldhouse. (Delphos Herald/Pat Agler)

By JIM METCALFE

Staff Writer

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ELIDA — The boys showed their stuff for the last time before the local crowd Tuesday night as the District 8 Boys All-Star Roundball Games took center stage on the Union Bank Court of the Elida Fieldhouse Tuesday night.

The Division IV game featured something that to anyone’s recollection had never happened in the 40th annual game: overtime.

The West All-Stars outscored the East 14-8 in the extra there minutes to post a 135-129 victory.

 
Larson dazzles in drive to the front at Fontana
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:16 PM

By JENNA FRYER

Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Larson was ninth on the final restart at California, with four rows of traffic to navigate in two laps in a frantic bid for the best finish possible. With Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart at the front, Larson wasn’t even thinking about victory.

“Tony’s going to win,” Larson radioed his Chip Ganassi Racing team.

“Man, these restarts are crazy. You never know,” replied crew chief Chris Heroy.

So Larson went for the win.

 
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