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10:01pm

Tue April 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Notre Dame, Louisville Triumph To Round Off Final Four

Louisville guard Shoni Schimmel (23) shoots in front of Tennessee center Isabelle Harrison (20) in the second half of the regional final in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
Sue Ogrocki AP

And then there were four: Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke 87-76, while giant-killing Louisville beat No. 2 seed Tennessee to earn a trip to the Final Four.

It's the Fighting Irish's third consecutive trip to the Final Four of the women's NCAA Division 1 Basketball championship. They'll play Connecticut in New Orleans on Sunday. The Associated Press reports on Tuesday night's game:

"Skylar Diggins shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points and Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke 87-76 on Tuesday night to earn its third consecutive trip to the Final Four.

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5:40am

Tue April 2, 2013
The Two-Way

UConn And Cal Punch First Two Tickets To Women's Final Four

Connecticut center Stefanie Dolson hugs teammate Caroline Doty (No. 5) after the Huskies' win Monday night over Kentucky at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.
Cloe Poisson/Hartford Courant MCT /Landov

The Connecticut women cruised into the Division I basketball championship's Final Four Monday night with an 83-53 win over Kentucky. In the evening's other matchup, California squeaked by Georgia, 65-62.

The Final Four's other two slots will be filled Tuesday night. Notre Dame faces Duke, while Tennessee takes on Louisville. (Check the brackets here. The games are being broadcast by ESPN.)

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6:40am

Mon April 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Louisville Player's Surgery A Success; Leg Break Shouldn't End His Career

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 9:55 am

Louisville Cardinals forward Chane Behanan holds up the jersey of injured teammate Kevin Ware after the team's win Sunday over the Duke Blue Devils. Ware broke his leg during the game.
John Sommers II Reuters /Landov
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"University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware underwent successful surgery Sunday night to repair the gruesome open fracture of his right tibia he suffered during the Cardinals' 85-63 win over Duke in the Midwest Regional final," the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Monday morning.

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6:16am

Sat March 30, 2013
Sports

Elite 8 Take To The NCAA Courts

Originally published on Sat March 30, 2013 8:34 am

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Know why I am hoarse? Because it's time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF THEME MUSIC)

SIMON: All that cheering. Florida Gulf Coast Eagles got eaten by the Gators yesterday, but the Cardinals are still flying high. Louisville, Florida, Michigan and Duke move on to men's college basketball Elite 8; and baseball season opens tomorrow when the Texas Rangers face the Houston Astros.

We're now joined by Howard Bryant, of ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine. Good morning, Howard.

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12:25am

Sat March 30, 2013
The Two-Way

The Slipper Didn't Fit: Elite 8 March On Without Cinderella

Originally published on Mon April 1, 2013 5:32 am

Scottie Wilbekin, No. 5 of the Florida Gators, passes the ball out between Sherwood Brown (No. 25) and Chase Fieler (No. 20) of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles on Friday in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas.
Ronald Martinez Getty Images

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