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Wainwright Sharp, Freese Homers for Cardinals in 4-2 Victory Sunday

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March 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – Adam Wainwright limited the Marlins to one hit and an unearned run in four innings and David Freese hit a go-ahead three-run homer as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Miami 4-2 Sunday. Marlins starter Carlos Zambrano allowed one run and four hits in four innings. Zambrano struck out seven, upping his spring total to 16 in 9 1-3 innings. Wainwright, who missed the entire 2011 season after having elbow surgery, has started three games and has allowed two hits and no earned runs. John Buck’s single in the third inning was the lone hit off Wainwright. Freese homered in the eighth inning.

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March 17th, 2012 by Chris Parks

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NCAA Wrestling Championships Finals Tonight

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March 17th, 2012 by Chris Parks

The Semifinal round of the NCAA Men’s Wrestling Championships took place on Friday in St. Louis.  Listed below are team scores going into the finals today along with the semifinal match results and the final pairings.

Team scores headed into the finals:

1. Penn State 124.0
2. Minnesota 94.5
3. Iowa 87.5
4. Cornell 86.0
5. Oklahoma State 57

Full results below. Tooday’s finals begin at 6:30 p.m. CT and will air on ESPN:

125lbs

Nicholas Megaludis (Penn State) dec. Frank Perrelli (Cornell) 3-2
Matt McDonough (Iowa) dec. Nicholas Bedelyon (Kent St.) 8-5

FINAL: Matt McDonough vs. Megaludis

133lbs

Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State) dec. Futrell (Illinois), 8-2
Logan Stieber (Ohio St.) dec. Tony Ramos (Iowa), 4-2

FINAL: Logan Stieber vs. Jordan Oliver

141lbs

Kellen Russell (Michigan) dec. Hunter Stieber (Ohio State) 4-2
Montell Marion (Iowa) dec. Kendric Maple (Oklahoma) 3-1

FINAL: Kellen Russell vs. Montell Marion

157lbs

Kyle Dake (Cornell) dec. Ganbayar Sanjaa (American), 4-0
Derek St. John (Iowa) dec. Jason Welch (Northwestern), 5-1

FINAL: Kyle Dake vs. Derek St. John

165lbs

David Taylor (Penn State) pins Bezkod Abdurakhmonov (Clarion), 4:44
Brandon Hatchett (Lehigh) dec. Josh Asper (Maryland) 5-4

FINAL: David Taylor vs. Brandon Hatchett

174lbs

Ed Ruth (Penn State) dec. Logan Storley (Minnesota), TF 17-1
Nick Amuchastegui (Stanford) dec. Chris Perry (Oklahoma State) 6-3

FINAL: Nick Amuchastegui vs. Ed Ruth

184lbs

Quentin Wright (Penn State) dec. Robert Hamlin (Lehigh), 3-2
Steve Bosak (Cornell) dec. Austin Trotman (Appalachian State), 4-2

FINAL: Steve Bosak vs. Quentin Wright

197lbs

Cam Simaz (Cornell) dec. Cayle Byers (Oklahoma State), 6-3
Chris Honeycutt (Edinboro) dec. Matthew Wilps (Pittsburgh)

FINAL: Cam Simaz vs. Chris Honeycutt

285lbs

Zach Rey (Lehigh) dec. Flores (American), 6-2
Tony Nelson (Minnesota) dec. Clayton Jack (Oregon St), 4-3

FINAL: Zach Rey vs. Tony Nelson

Men’s NCAA Tournament Saturday Schedule

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March 17th, 2012 by Chris Parks

EAST REGIONAL

 Third Round
At The CONSOL Energy Center
Pittsburgh

Syracuse (32-2) vs. Kansas State (22-10), 11:15 a.m. CBS

Ohio State (28-7) vs. Gonzaga (26-6), 30 minutes following CBS

At The Pit
Albuquerque, N.M.

Wisconsin (25-9) vs. Vanderbilt (25-10), 5:10 p.m TNT

SOUTH REGIONAL

Third Round
At The KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, Ky.

Kentucky (33-2) vs. Iowa State (23-10), 6:45 p.m. CBS

At The Pit
Albuquerque, N.M.

Baylor (28-7) vs. Colorado (24-11), 7:40 p.m. TNT

At The Rose Garden
Portland, Ore.

Indiana (26-8) vs. VCU (29-6), 6:10 p.m TBS

WEST REGIONAL

Third Round
At The KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, Ky.

Marquette (26-7) vs. Murray State (31-1), 4:15 p.m. CBS

At The Rose Garden
Portland, Ore.

Louisville (27-9) vs. New Mexico (28-6), 8:40 p.m. TBS

NCAA Women’s Tournament Day One Schedule

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March 17th, 2012 by Chris Parks

NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

DES MOINES REGIONAL
First Round 
At Allstate Arena
Rosemont, Ill.

Tennessee (24-8) vs. UT Martin (23-8), 3:10 p.m.

DePaul (22-10) vs. BYU (26-6), 30 minutes following

FRESNO REGIONAL
First Round
At Ted Constant Convocation Center
Norfolk, Va.

West Virginia (23-9) vs. Texas (18-13), 10:10 a.m.

Stanford (31-1) vs. Hampton (26-4), 30 minutes following

At Mackey Arena
West Lafayette, Ind.

South Carolina (23-9) vs. Eastern Michigan (23-8), 10:05 a.m.

Purdue (24-8) vs. South Dakota State (24-8), 30 minutes following

RALEIGH REGIONAL
First Round
At Reed Arena
College Station, Texas

Arkansas (23-8) vs. Dayton (23-6), 3:05 p.m.

Texas A&M (22-10) vs. Albany (NY) (23-9), 30 minutes following

At Comcast Center
College Park, Md.

Maryland (28-4) vs. Navy (18-13), 10:15 a.m.

Louisville (22-9) vs. Michigan State (20-11), 30 minutes following

KINGSTON REGIONAL
First Round
At Webster Bank Arena
Bridgeport, Conn.
 
Kansas State (19-13) vs. Princeton (24-4), 10:20 a.m.

UConn (29-4) vs. Prairie View (17-15), 30 minutes following

At McCarthey Athletic Center
Spokane, Wash.

Rutgers (22-9) vs. Gonzaga (26-5), 3:15 p.m.

Miami (25-5) vs. Idaho State (24-7), 30 minutes following

At Hilton Coliseum
Ames, Iowa

Kentucky (25-6) vs. McNeese State (26-7), 3:20 p.m.

Green Bay (30-1) vs. Iowa State (18-12), 30 minutes following

White nearly went to Kentucky, not Iowa State

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March 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Royce White nearly ended up at Kentucky. If he had, Iowa State wouldn’t have gotten this far in the NCAA tournament. White is the main reason the Cyclones (23-10) have advanced to third round. He leads Iowa State in scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals. He and Iowa State will try to beat the top-seeded Wildcats (33-2) on Saturday — just over two years after White planned to become one of them. He was out of basketball and looking for a place to play. White initially signed at Minnesota, but never played for the Golden Gophers after a string of legal issues. Coach John Calipari wanted him at Kentucky. But White’s fear of flying and the upcoming birth of his first child kept him closer to his family in Minneapolis.

Buehrle struggles, Marlins defeat Cardinals 5-0

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March 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Mark Buehrle always wants to feel good when he’s pitching. The Miami newcomer says he felt “too good” on Friday in a 5-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Buehrle was tagged for five runs in 2 1-3 innings, allowing six hits and walking two. He threw 70 pitches against what could be the Cardinals‘ opening day lineup. Buehrle signed a four-year, $58 million contract in December to add depth to the Marlins’ rotation. He has a 9.95 ERA in two big league exhibitions. Buehrle allowed eight earned runs in five starts last spring with the White Sox before going on to post a 13-9 record with a 3.59 ERA. He also batted Friday for the first time since June 29.  Buehrle struck out looking with the bases loaded on a 3-2 pitch to end the second. Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook tossed four shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out four. Matt Holliday hit his first home run of the spring and is batting .500 in exhibition play. St. Louis first baseman Lance Berkman returned to action for the first time since Sunday and doubled. He’d been out with a sore left knee.

Unique foursome set for NCAAs in Ames

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March 16th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Ames portion of the NCAA tournament has some head-scratchers in it when it comes to seeding. Kentucky, the 12th-ranked team in the country, is a No. 2 seed for the first time in 30 years. One-loss Green Bay is ranked 10th in the nation and yet is just a No. 7 seed. Worse yet, both could end up having to go through unranked host Iowa State — which boasts of one of the nation’s top homecourt advantages. It’s a weekend for the fortunate and the not-so-fortunate in Iowa, one that tips off Saturday when the Wildcats (25-6) face 15th-seeded McNeese State (26-7). In the nightcap, the Phoenix (30-1) will take on 10th-seeded Iowa State (18-12).

Report: Alvarez, Bielema Shocked by Chadima Case

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March 16th, 2012 by Jim Field

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report says top Wisconsin athletic officials were shocked when allegations of sexual impropriety surfaced against a then-assistant athletic director.

The report released Friday was the second from former Dane County Circuit Judge Patrick Fiedler. It quotes athletic director Barry Alvarez and coach Bret Bielema as saying they’d never seen John Chadima do anything improper.

Chadima was suspended and resigned in January after a male student employee accused him of sexual assault at a pre-Rose Bowl party in December. Friday’s report details similar allegations from two more people — a former Wisconsin football player and another former male student worker.

Interim Chancellor David Ward says the report reinforces his belief that suspending Chadima was proper.

Chadima says he has been seeking help through counseling, particularly for alcohol use.

Ailing Cardinals RHP Carpenter Throws Off Mound

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March 16th, 2012 by Jim Field

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Ailing St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter has thrown off a mound for the first time in nearly two weeks.

Carpenter had been limited in workouts since March 3 because of a stiff neck.

Carpenter threw 30 fastballs at about 75 percent on Friday. He said he felt better than he had expected and was happy with the session. If he feels well Saturday, he could try to throw off the mound again Sunday or Monday, and pitch batting practice.

The Cardinals think they might have a better idea next week of when Carpenter would be ready for exhibition games.