Stanford wins NCAA Tournament...Bucks' Holiday extended
April 5, 2021
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Stanford women’s basketball team has ended a 29-year NCAA championship drought by holding off Arizona, 54-53. Haley Jones scored 17 points for the Cardinal, including a three-point play after the Wildcats trimmed a nine-point, fourth-quarter lead to 51-50. Aari (AR’-ee) McDonald furnished a game-high 22 points for Arizona.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday has agreed to a four-year contract extension that will be worth at least $134 million and possibly much more with incentives. The 30-year-old Holiday is averaging 17 points, 5.4 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals this year in his first season with the Bucks. Milwaukee acquired him from New Orleans as part of a four-team trade.
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars head coach Rick Bowness didn’t return to the bench for the third period of last night’s game at Carolina because of what the team announced was a COVID protocol. The team says Bowness is fully vaccinated, adding that it believes it was a false positive test. The Stars lost, 1-0 to end their first two-game winning streak since opening week.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jordan Spieth has ended a slump that lasted 82 starts and nearly four years, closing with a 6-under 66 to win the Valero Texas Open. It’s his first victory since the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale. Now he heads to Augusta National as one of the favorites at the Masters. Spieth sealed it with a 5-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, and he won by two shots over Charley Hoffman.
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Patty Tavatanakit survived Lydia Ko’s final-round charge to win the ANA Inspiration for her first LPGA Tour victory. Five strokes ahead entering the day and six in front after a chip-in eagle on the par-5 second, Tavatanakit shot a 4-under 68 in 100-degree heat to beat Ko by two strokes in the first major championship of the year. Ko matched Lorena Ochoa’s tournament record with a 62, shooting 7-under 29 on the front nine for the best nine-hole score in the event’s 50-year history.
UNDATED (AP) — An Associated Press survey of Division I athletic directors found that nearly 73% believe allowing athletes to be compensated for use of their name, image or likeness will decrease the number of schools that have a chance to be competitive in college sports. Nearly 28% said fewer schools would be competitive. Most of those surveyed were from smaller schools and not in the Power Five conferences.