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Updated: Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013, 4:47 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013, 4:47 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn's third-ranked women will face number-2 Notre Dame tonight in the title game of the Big East tournament after the Huskies downed Syracuse 64-51 last night. Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 14 points in the win for UConn.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Notre Dame got 17 points from Kayla McBride while Skylar Diggins added 14 in an 83-59 win over Louisville yesterday in the semis of the Big East tournament. The win extended Notre Dame's winning streak to 25 straight.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn spring football is under way. Coach Paul Pasqualoni began the annual practice two weeks earlier than usual so that the spring game can be played April 20, when it won't interfere with finals. The actual season will begin August 29 against Towson.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — UConn -- along with Indiana, Washington and Boston College -- has been lined up for next season's 2K Sports Classic. Those four will each host a regional round in mid-November before the semifinals are played at New York's Madison Square Garden.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nearly two weeks after scoring 54 points at Madison Square Garden, Stephen Curry scored 26 last night as the Golden State Warriors beat the Knicks last night, 92-63. Carmelo Anthony scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds for the Knicks in the loss.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Knicks center Amare Stoudemire has had surgery on his right knee, with the team saying he will likely miss at least six weeks. Stoudemire missed the first 30 games of the season after having the same surgery on his left knee during the preseason.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Spencer Hawes led the 76ers with 24 points and 10 rebounds while Jrue Holiday added 15 points as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets last night, 106-97. Deron Williams had 27 pints and 13 assists for the Nets, whose winning streak ended at three.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter went 0 for 2 in his second game as a DH but the Yankees downed the Cardinals in Tampa, Florida, yesterday, 4-0. Kevin Youkilis hit a solo home run off of St. Louis starter Lance Lynn. Jeter could play shortstop on Wednesday.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Although Yankees GM Brian Cashman admits there's next to no chance, but he's still expressing interest in trying to lure former Braves superstar Chipper Jones out of retirement to become a Yankee. Cashman also says he's talked with Derrek Lee about possibly signing with the team.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Jonathon Niese allowed one hit over 4 2-3 innings as the Mets blanked the Tigers 11-0 in Lakeland, Florida, yesterday. The Tigers' Justin Verlander had his first bad outing of spring training, allowing five runs and two homers over 4 1-3 innings.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The Jets have signed quarterback David Garrard as a backup for starter mark Sanchez. Garrard started 76 games over nine seasons with Jacksonville but hasn't played in the NFL since 2010, the year after he played in the Pro Bowl.
NEW YORK (AP) — New Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg says Mark Sanchez likely has a "little bit of a leg up" in the team's quarterback competition. It looks like Sanchez will stay with the Jets, largely because of the $8.25 million in guarantees he's owned this year.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Giants have put a first-round tender on wide receiver Victor Cruz, allowing him to enter restricted free agency. Team owner John Mara says the Giants will risk having Cruz agree to a deal with another club. The Giants have the right to match any other team's offer.
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has hopes that football helmets in the future will have sensors to detect hits that could cause concussions. Goodell says such helmets could wind up being lighter than current helmets and be "less of a weapon."
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Part of the lineup for November's 2K Sports Classic has been announced, with Indiana, Connecticut, Boston College and Washington meeting in the tournament semifinals. The remainder of the 16-team field will be announced later. Alabama downed Villanova to take last season's title.