advanced to the semifinals of the women's 800 meters at the NCAA track and field championships yesterday in Des Moines, Iowa, running a time of 2 minutes, 7.42 seconds in her first-round heat. Her time was 10th-fastest overall.
Three Villanova runners advanced to the finals of their distance races. Senior
posted the fastest time, 14:10.24, in the men's 5,000-meter heats and junior
ran the second-fastest time, 17:23.33, in her heat of the women's 5,000. Senior
grabbed the last berth for the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase final, finishing in 10:25.48.
of Villanova, who was clocked in 2:08.96, did not get past the first round. LSU sophomore
a West Catholic High graduate, moved into the semifinals in 2:08.51.
threw 205 feet, 3 inches in the javelin, but did not advance to the final. Junior
of Penn was in 22d place with 3,466 points after the first day of the decathlon.
of UCLA (a West Catholic grad) ran the fastest qualifying time in the women's 400-meter hurdles, 56.75. Auburn's
(Winslow Township) clocked 49.99 in the men's 400-meter hurdles to rank second overall. LSU's
(William Penn) advanced in the women's 100.
The Big East will start conference competition in men's lacrosse in the spring of 2010. The teams will include Villanova, NCAA champion Syracuse, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, Notre Dame and Georgetown.
Former West Virginia football coach
was recuperating a day after having triple heart-bypass surgery.
Vancouver Canucks forward
retired from the NHL 20 years to the day after he was chosen second overall behind Dallas'
in the 1988 draft.
Dallas Stars defenseman
also retired, ending a 14-year career.
signed a three-year deal worth about $4.5 million to remain coach of the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings.
Babcock's former assistant,
, was named the San Jose Sharks' head coach, replacing the fired
signed a one-year contract. . . . New York Rangers defenseman
, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, had surgery to repair a tear in his left hip. . . . The Carolina Hurricanes signed goalie
to a two-year, $1.2 million deal.
denied that a former official complained to her supervisors about racial and sexual discrimination, claims that she said led to her eventual firing.
filed a $225 million suit against NASCAR on Tuesday, alleging racial discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliatory termination. Grant, who is black, worked as a technical inspector for NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide Series.
trainer is scheduled to testify next week at a congressional hearing examining safety issues in thoroughbred racing.