Saturday, May 22, 2010

SATURDAY ACC LAX

MEN:

MARYLAND vs. Notre Dame, Princeton, N.J. (NCAA Championship), 12:00 PM, TV: ESPNU

DUKE vs. NORTH CAROLINA, Princeton, N.J. (NCAA Championship), 2:30 PM, TV: ESPNU

WOMEN:

Penn @ MARYLAND, College Park, Md. (NCAA Championship), 12:00 PM

VIRGINIA @ NORTH CAROLINA, Chapel Hill, N.C. (NCAA Championship), 1:00 PM

DUKE @ Northwestern, Evanston, Ill. (NCAA Championship), 2:00 PM

SHANNON GETS FOUR YEAR EXTENTION AT THE U

After months of negotiating, the University of Miami and football coach Randy Shannon finally have come to an agreement.

Shannon, 44, signed a new four-year contract on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it ends any uncertainty about the program's confidence in Shannon.

"There's no other place I'd rather be than coaching Hurricanes football," Shannon said in a statement. "I'm excited about the momentum we continue to build and our strong recruiting classes."

PICTURES OF THE DAY

NICE VIEW. The peloton rides along the Pacific Coast during stage 3 of the L'excursion des Tricheurs en Californie (Tour de Cheaters in California) on May 18, 2010 in Montara, California on their way to the finish line in Santa Cruz, California.

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America)

PICTURE OF THE DAY 2

NICE HAT. McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain is reflected in the helmet of a fireman as he steers his car through the pit lane during the first practice session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Thursday, May 13, 2010.

PICTURE OF THE DAY 3

PLEASE STOP. For some reason the Olympics just can’t help themselves when it comes to stupid mascots. Evidently, London felt the need to pay homage to the Teletubbies and the Cyclops all at the same time…

Here, Wenlock, the Olympic mascot and Mandeville (Blue), the Paralympic mascot pose for photographs after being unveiled at St Pauls Whitechapel C of E Primary School, Tower Hamlets on May 19, 2010 in London, England.

(Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe)

Monday, May 17, 2010

VIRGINIA LAX WOMEN ADVANCE

The University of Virginia’s women’s lacrosse team, playing for the first time since their teammate Yeardley Love was murdered, surged past Towson to win 14-12 advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.

The UVA players wore shirts under their jerseys with the phrase “One Team. One Heart. One Love.” They had black patches on the front of their jerseys with the word “LOVE” in white letters.

Towson wore orange wristbands with “Y.L.” in dark blue. The Towson players gave their counterparts pins of an angel carrying a lacrosse stick and wished them well the rest of the tournament.

The Cavaliers (14-5) will play at ACC rival North Carolina this weekend.

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HEELS SNEAK BY HENS

Fourth-ranked North Carolina got three goals each from Marcus Holman and Sean DeLaney to advance past No. 12 Delaware 14-13 in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Division I at Fetzer Field Sunday night. The game was delayed at the start for one and a half hours because of lightning. The game featured 10 ties and four lead changes.

The Tar Heels advance to the NCAA quarterfinals for the third time in the last four seasons and will face Duke again as they did in 2007 and 2009. That game will be played on Saturday, May 22 at Princeton, N.J. at 2:30 p.m and televised nationally on ESPNU.

Fifth-seeded Duke advanced to the quarterfinals Saturday with a lambasting of Johns Hopkins 18-5. Duke has won the previous two quarterfinal matchups against the Tar Heels. UNC won this year's regular season meeting 13-7 in Durham on March 10.

PICTURE(S) OF THE DAY

NICE LIDS. Known for decorating their graduation caps, some N.C. State grads show off their wares.

(Photos by Corey Lowenstein/Raleigh News & Observer)

PICTURE OF THE DAY 2

GETTIN’ THEIR PREAK ON. From left, Maryland men's basketball assistant coach Rob Ehsan, Rick Elder and Terps senior guard Greivis Vasquez watch a race from corporate village during the 135th running the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore on Saturday.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Kim Hairston)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

HOOS, TERPS, DEVILS WIN FIRST ROUND GAMES

VIRGINIA 18, Mount St. Mary’s 4 – The top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers (15-1) received three goals apiece from Chris Bocklet, Shamel Bratton and Brian Carroll en route to a 18-4 triumph over the unseeded Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (12-5), Saturday evening at Kl√∂ckner Stadium in the NCAA First Round.

Carroll's (Towson, Md.) three goals helped him pass Matt Poskay (88) into second place all-time amongst UVa midfielders. Carroll now has 90 career goals, trailing only Pete Eldredge (94) for the top spot.

Virginia won the team battles in shots (47-30), ground balls (48-31), faceoffs (13-12) and were perfect on clears (22-of-22). UVa was also perfect on clear attempts against Mount St. Mary's in the season's first meeting on Feb. 23, going 18-of-18.

MARYLAND 11, Hofstra 8 – Ten different Terps scored goals and senior goalie Brian Phipps made 14 saves to lead the No. 3-seeded University of Maryland men's lacrosse team to an 11-8 victory over Hofstra in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

DUKE 18, Johns Hopins 5 – Duke University senior Ned Crotty tallied two goals and six assists for eight points as the fifth-seeded Blue Devils cruised to an 18-5 victory over Johns Hopkins in front of 1,183 fans at Koskinen Stadium in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Duke went on a 12-0 run over a span of 33:31 to capture its 17th NCAA Tournament victory.

North Carolina plays Delaware Sunday.

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PICTURE(S) OF THE DAY

LOOKIN’ LUCKY AND GOOD. Lookin at Lucky, riden by Martin Garcia, crosses the finish lin ahead of First Dude, riden by Ramon Dominguez and Jackson Bend, riden by Mike Smith during the 135th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.
(Photos by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images and Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

PICTURE OF THE DAY 2

NICE CATCH. Seeking the Title is corraled after throwing jockey Kent Desormeaux during the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 14, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.

(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

PICTURE(S) OF THE DAY 3


HONORING LOVE. The UVA men’s lacrosse team wore patch on their jersey and a special tee shirt in honor of Yeardley Love.
(Photos courtesy of Virginia Sports)

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