March 12, 2012 in Sports

In brief: Women take NCAA turn today

 

Basketball: Now that the men’s NCAA tournament bracket has been announced and scrutinized, it’s the women’s turn.

The 2012 women’s NCAA tournament draw, which includes first- and second-round games at Gonzaga University, will be announced today. The Selection Show will air on ESPN at 4 p.m.

Gonzaga will host two games on Saturday and one on Monday at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Last year Gonzaga defeated Iowa and UCLA in the first two rounds to reach the Spokane Regional before losing to Stanford in the regional final.

NFL sets 2012 salary cap

Football: The NFL salary cap for 2012 is $120.6 million, barely above last year’s figure.

The league informed the 32 teams Sunday that the cap has gone up by $225,000. All teams must be under the cap by Tuesday, when free agency begins.

If a club has salary cap room remaining at the end of the season, it can carry it over to 2013 as long as it notifies the NFL by the day before the 2012 season ends.

Associated Press

Garcia makes a 12 on 3rd hole

Golf: Sergio Garcia required five golf balls to make a 12 on the par-4 third hole Sunday in the Cadillac Championship at Doral, Fla.

Garcia began his final round with an eagle on the opening hole. Whatever chance he had at a good closing round ended two holes later when his tee shot failed to clear the pond that runs along the right side of the 438-yard hole.

He took a penalty drop in the rough in front of the water, and then tried three times to clear the pond, failing with each shot. Garcia finally went over the green with his ninth shot, chipped onto the green to 35 feet and two-putted for a 12.

Despite making five birdies and an eagle, Garcia closed with a 76. Associated Press


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