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Moving on to dance some more

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Unlike their male counterparts the women of the PAC 12 are doing just fine in the NCAA Tournament.

Stanford took full advantage of their size to knock off Florida Gulf Coast and reach yet another Sweet 16.

Faced with a team that shoots 3-pointers in their sleep and turning the ball over 10-times in the first half, Stanford turn to it's inside out game in the second half to pull away for a 90-70 victory.

Alanna Smith led Stanford with 28pts and 12-rebounds. Brittany McPhee chipped in with 17pts and nine rebounds.

The Lady Cardinal jumped out to a 33-17 lead after the first quarter. FGCU tried to make a game of it, out scoring Stanford 18-10 in the second quarter and it was 43-35 at the half.

Faced with a game on their hands to start the second half Stanford pulled away by out scoring FGCU 23-13 in the 3rd quarter and Stanford was never in danger again.

The second round of the NIT laid waste to three more PAC 12 teams on the men's side. After watching UCLA, Arizona and Arizona St. all lost their first round games, Washington, Stanford and USC had their season's ended in the second round of the NIT. More click here


March Madness sets in

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Man, oh man what a week it has been and if you like college basketball things are just heating up.

The conference championships are in full swing with teams post season hopes fully in the balance.

Who's in, who's on the bubble and who's trying to play their way into the Big Dance has fans nervous and excited at the same time.

A chinch to be one of the 68-teams a few weeks ago, the St. Mary's Gaels (Moraga, Ca.) must now sweat out the results of the goings on this week. A very good 28-5 record should be good enough to get their ticket to dance, but....

A loss to BYU in the WCC semi's put some shade on the Gaels season. BYU is good and that loss should not mean much in the eyes of the selection committee.

A two game losing streak in Feb, at home to Gonzaga (not a bad loss at all) was followed by a loss at USF (San Francisco) that was a head scratchier.

That loss does not look so bad at the moment because the Dons (USF) finished the season on a roll before getting bounced out of the WCC in the semi's by WCC Champion Gonzaga.

There is one thing that the NCAA Tournament has shown us in recent years, there really are no upsets when it comes to the Big Dance. More click here


Ted Potter Jr tames the field and Pebble Beach

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Heading into the final round Sunday The last name anybody was paying attention to was the one in first place.

With the Likes of Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Phil Mickelson, all just three strokes off the lead, who knew Ted Potter Jr. would be the one taking home his second PGA Tour title.

After losing a shot on the first hole Sunday to Johnson Potter Jr. took control over the next six holes to move three strokes ahead on the strength of four birdies.

And there he would stay. Three strokes ahead of Day, World #1 Johnson and Phil who made the biggest push of the day with a final round of 65. Phil's chances ended when he found a bunker on his second shot that fell just short of the 18th green.

It cost him a chance at an Eagle which would have left him a shot behind Potter Jr. It would not have mattered. After sinking a birdies putt on seven Ted played even par the rest of the course to come home with a four day total of 270.

Chad Reavie threw his hat into the ring with a hot front nine (5-birdies) and ended up sharing second with Johnson, Day and Mickelson. More click here








  • MLB Gatlin shocks the world Justin Gatlin hit a 2nd and 3rd gear to beat Usain Bolt and hold off Christian Coleman to win the 100m dash at the 2017 World Championships in London. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • US Open Tennis Prep Football set to start High school kids all over the place are excited that a new football season is heading their way. Teams across the nation will be trying to fullfill that dream of winning a state championship Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • NCAA Final Four Carr looks good vs Rams Derek Carr threw two TD's in the Raiders loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the second pre season game of the 2017 season. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String Magazine
  • Photo by Eric Taylor Steph Curry holds his own Steph played well at the Web.com. He stayed a couple of shots out of last plus he played the back nine Friday at even par. Photo by Eric Taylor/1st String magazine
  • World Cup Team USA comes up Gold The Gold Cup belongs to America after a 2-1 win over Jamaica at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Ca. Jozi Altidore opened the scoring with a goal in the first half. Photo by Jason Reed/Field of Day Dreams

With football back fans around the world can't wait for the games to start

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It is still hard to believe how New England won the Super Bowl.

They did and you have to give it up to them. Coming back against a very good Atlanta team was not easy.

Just about everything had to go right for them and it did.

Tom Brady's 5th ring. Can he get six. Until the Pats are knocked out of the playoffs you know they have a chance.

The Falcons must dust themselves off and comeback with a vengeance. No pissing about for Atlanta. If their young and fast defense can improve and Matt Ryan keeps his high scoring offense rolling Atlanta can make it back to the big dance.

That's a big if for the team that loses the big game. That Bills squad that made 4-striaght Super Bowls back in the day are looking more and more impressive every year.

The Oakland Raiders will be one of the most watched teams this season. A 12-5 campaign from a year ago left a bad taste in their mouth's because they needed more then a first round playoff exit. More click here



Golden St closes out the Cav's winning second title in 3-years

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What can you say about them now. Warrior's fans are basking in the after glow of watching their beloved team do away with the pesky Cav's in 5-games and in front of their passionate hometown fans.

Kevin Durant did just what the Warrior's were hoping he would do. Create a situation were you can't double team Steph Curry. KD was a problem for Cleveland the whole series.

Except for game four when King James and Co. hit 23 three pointers to win going away the Warrior's withstood LeBron James averaging a triple double against them in the series.

Klay Thompson did everything he could to slow down Kyrie Irvin. You can't stop Kyrie and holding him to just a pair of 40pt games was enough for Golden St. to come away with their 3rd Championship in Oakland.

That ties them with the Oakland Raider's and puts them one behind the Oakland A's 4 World Series titles won since the team moved to Oakland in the 60's. More Click here



2018 Masters

2018 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am

2018 Masters

The 2017 Pure Insurance Open at Pebble Beach

24hrs of Le Mans

IMSA returns to Laguna Seca

Indy 500

2017 GoPro Indy Car at Sonoma Raceway

Indy 500

2017 US round of the World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca Raceway

Indy 500

2017 Ferrari Challenge at Laguna Seca raceway

High School basketball

The 2017 Kobalt 400

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The 2017 Dublin Distance Festival


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