Courtney Barg

scored in the 15th minute and Notre Dame beat Stanford, 1-0, yesterdayto reach the championship of the NCAA Women's College Cup in Cary, N.C.

The Fighting Irish (26-0-0) are in the Final Four for the third consecutive year and tomorrow will play North Carolina.

Yael Averbuch's

penalty kick gave the Tar Heels (24-1-2) a 1-0 win over UCLA.

Louisville football coach

Steve Kragthorpe

said yesterday he has no plans to leave and wants to rebuild the team after its first losing season since 1997.

He is 11-13 in two years at Louisville after taking over for

Bobby Petrino

, who left after leading the Cardinals to the Orange Bowl in 2006.

Louisville began the season 5-2, including an upset of South Florida on Oct. 25. A five-game losing streak followed, culminating in a 63-14 loss to Rutgers on Thursday. It was the team's worst loss in more than 20 years.

Houston Nutt

and Mississippi agreed to a contract extension for one year through 2012 that will keep the football coach in Oxford. A report had said he was a target for the Auburn opening.

Texas swimmer

Dave Walters

set an American record with a time of 1 minute, 31.83 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle at the Texas Invitational meet in Austin, breaking the record of 1:32.08 set by

Michael Phelps

in the same pool on March 3, 2006.


Michelle Wie

shot a par 72 on the Legends course for a 206 that left her 2 shots behind in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Mollie Fankhauser

shot a 66 and was at 12-under 204. She has a 1-shot lead over Japan's

Shiho Oyama

, who had a 71.

Lisa Strom

of North Wales fired a 72 at LPGA International and was in a five-way tie for 10th place. The graduate of Lansdale Catholic High and Ohio State had a 54-hole score of 211 in the five-day, 90-hole event.

The top 20 finishers after tomorrow's final round will earn full-time status on the 2009 LPGA Tour.

Glen Day, a former PGA Tour winner trying to make it through Q-school finals for the second time in three years, shot an 8-under 64 to share the lead with

James Nitties

. Day and Nitties (69), playing the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., were at 15-under 201 through three rounds.

Pro basketball

Former NBA player

Corie Blount

, 39, was charged in Hamilton, Ohio, with felony drug possession after authorities said they saw him pick up a package they knew contained marijuana, then found more marijuana at his home, according to the Butler County sheriff.

Blount played for the 76ers and four other teams after the Chicago Bulls drafted him in the first round out of Cincinnati in 1993.


Manny Pacquiao

was 142 pounds and

Oscar De La


was 145 at the weigh-in for tonight's welterweight bout in Las Vegas.