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2:09pm

Tue April 7, 2015
The Two-Way

Three-Peat Or Upset? UConn And Notre Dame Play For Women's NCAA Title

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 4:24 pm

Jewell Loyd and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will again face Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and the Connecticut Huskies in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Championship. They're seen here in last year's title game.
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In a rematch of the 2014 final, the University of Connecticut will face off against Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball final Tuesday night. UConn's Huskies will be trying for their third consecutive title.

The championship game will start at 8:30 p.m. ET; it'll air on ESPN.

For Notre Dame, tonight brings a chance to overcome years of frustration. In three of the past four years, the team has lost in the championship game. The Irish last won it all in 2001.

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7:30am

Tue April 7, 2015
Sports

Rain Dampens Marlins' Opening Day

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:36 am

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7:30am

Tue April 7, 2015
Sports

Mitt Romney Does Well In ESPN's Bracket Challenge

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:36 am

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5:13am

Tue April 7, 2015
Sports

Duke Comes From Behind To Defeat Wisconsin In Men's NCAA Championship

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:36 am

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11:29pm

Mon April 6, 2015
The Two-Way

Duke Beats Wisconsin, 68-63, To Win NCAA Men's Basketball Title

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 12:50 am

Duke players celebrate after winning the NCAA men's basketball championship Monday night against Wisconsin in Indianapolis.
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In a back-and-forth game, the Duke Blue Devils eked out a 68-63 win, and an NCAA men's basketball championship, against the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday night in Indianapolis.

Duke normally has been led by freshmen and projected top-10 NBA draft picks Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow. Monday night, the top scorers were two other freshman: starting guard Tyus Jones, who scored 23 points — including 19 in the second half — and bench guard Grayson Allen, who scored 16.

Jones was named the player of the game; it's only the fifth time a freshman has won the honor.

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5:14pm

Mon April 6, 2015
Sports

Dodgers Eye World Series, Cubs Optimistic On Baseball's Opening Day

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:48 pm

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5:14pm

Mon April 6, 2015
Sports

Duke Faces Wisconsin (Not Kentucky) In NCAA Championship

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:48 pm

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4:00pm

Mon April 6, 2015
Code Switch

A Lesser-Known Human Trafficking Problem: Teenage Basketball Players

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 10:08 am

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Monday night's NCAA men's basketball final will attract millions of viewers. One player on Duke's team — Sean Obi — hails from Nigeria. He's not the only African player who has enjoyed a successful hoops career in the U.S. The most famous is Nigerian Hakeem Olajuwon, who starred at the University of Houston before going on to a Hall of Fame career with the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors.

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3:12pm

Mon April 6, 2015
Monkey See

Small Batch: The March Madness Of Friends On Opposite Sides

This is the Duke Blue Devil, which is here because Linda chose the photo rather than Stephen.
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I've written before about how I became a fan of Duke basketball. Stephen Thompson has talked before about being from Wisconsin (and, yes, even attending the University Of Wisconsin). As you can imagine, Monday night's men's final between our basketball teams will put us in a very tricky situation.

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12:40pm

Mon April 6, 2015
The Two-Way

Opening Day: Baseball Season Starts In Earnest

The Minnesota Twins warm up before their Opening Day game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit Monday.
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In 204 days, two teams will face off in the World Series. Until then, fans can dream about their team winning it all, as Major League Baseball's regular season gets going. St. Louis and Chicago played the first game Sunday night; the Cubs lost, 3-0.

Along with that loss, Chicago's fans also endured restroom wait times of up to 30 minutes. Blaming the problem on at least two bathrooms being closed, the club has apologized, Chicago news TV WGN says.

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