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SYNCHRONIZED DIVING Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval snagged a liner last Thursday in Los Angeles, but he couldn't beat Dodgers first baseman James Loney back to the bag for a double play. Loney was stranded in the sixth, but L.A. won 2--1. It was the 10th time the teams have met on Opening Day since they moved west in 1958; San Francisco holds a 6--4 lead.
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CARDINAL DUEL Texas A&M All-America Danielle Adams battled Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike (13) and Mikaela Ruef in their national semifinal on Sunday in Indianapolis. The Aggies, who were the No. 2 seed in the Dallas region, overcame a 10-point deficit in the final 6:01 to knock off the Cardinal, the Spokane region's top seed, 63--62. An upset, yes, but it had nothing on what followed: Notre Dame's shocking 72--63 defeat of No. 1 UConn in the second semi. (The final took place after SI went to press; for more, go to SI.com.)
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PRUSTIAN MOMENT Chances are both left wing Brandon Prust of the Rangers (8) and defenseman Jack Hillen of the Islanders would just as soon not remember this thing past in Uniondale, N.Y. (Neither was hurt last Thursday in the third-period collision.) The Islanders won 6--2, putting pressure on New York as it tried to hold off the Hurricanes for the last Eastern Conference playoff spot (page 64).