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BC women’s basketball has five-game win streak snapped at Louisville

Boston College forward Emma Guy (11) drives for a shot as Louisville forward Elizabeth Dixon, right, defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
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Boston College forward Emma Guy (11) drives for a shot as Louisville forward Elizabeth Dixon, right, defends tjhe post in the first half of Thursday night’s ACC game in Louisville, Ky.during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Louisville, Ky.

Kylee Shook matched a season-high with 18 points and added 10 rebounds as No. 5 Louisville beat Boston College, 68-48, on Thursday night and clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title in Louisvill, Ky. The Cardinals (26-3, 15-2) claimed the program’s first outright regular-season title since winning Conference USA in 2001. And they did that while short-handed, as starters Dana Evans and Elizabeth Balogun missed their second straight games due to ankle injuries. Tyler Soule scored 11 points to lead the Eagles (17-11, 10-7), who had their five-game winning streak snapped. Louisville made seven of their first nine shots and jumped out to an 18-6 lead. BC closed the first quarter on an 8-0 run, cutting its deficit to 20-17. The Cardinals then used an 18-3 run in the second quarter to put the game away.

Abuse victim speaks

Tad Deluca, a University of Michigan wrestler from the 1970s, said he was kicked off the team and lost his financial aid after complaining he had been physically abused by now deceased Robert Anderson, a team sports doctor. Deluca said he turned to the university two years ago, writing to athletic director Warde Emanuel about what happened decades earlier at the hands of Anderson. Deluca said he was inspired by a news report about the outspoken victims of former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar.


Canucks goalie out

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom had a ‘‘minor lower body procedure’’ and will be reevaluated in two weeks, general manager Jim Benning said. Markstrom was hurt during a 9-3 win over the Bruins on Saturday. Thatcher Demko started Vancouver’s last game, a 4-3 overtime win at Montreal on Tuesday. The Canucks acquired veteran goaltender Louis Domingue from the New Jersey Devils at Monday’s trade deadline to shore up their goaltending . . . An all-female broadcast team in Canada will cover an NHL game next week between the Calgary Flames and Vegas Golden Knights. Play-by-play announcer Leah Hextall, game analyst Cassie Campbell-Pascall and reporter Christine Simpson will work the March 8 game in Calgary on Sportsnet, a group of Canadian regional sports networks.


. . . The foundation for Seattle’s future NHL franchise continued to take shape as the team broke ground on its 180,000 square-foot practice facility just a few miles from the arena it will call home, the Seattle Center.


European sprinter banned

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Nataliya Krol, 25, the two-time European 800-meter champion, was provisionally suspended after she tested positive for a diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide, and was served by the Athletics Integrity Unit with a notice of the allegation against her. The substance can be used to mask the presence of banned drugs and carries a ban of up to four years . . . Blake Leeper, a double amputee track and field athlete, was denied approval to compete in World Athletics (formerly IAAF) events, including the Olympic Games, using his prosthetics to compare his results and have them listed alongside those of able-bodied athletes . . . Two-time swimming world champion Filippo Magnini was cleared of doping and had his four-year ban annulled by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


Davies will be on the call

Charlie Davies, a New Hampshire native and former standout for Boston College, the Revolution, and the US men’s national team, has been selected to be the color analyst on Revolution broadcasts on NBC Sports Boston this season. He joins play-by-play voice Brad Feldman, who is entering his 20th season in the role, and sideline reporter Naoko Funayama, who is back for her fourth season. Former analyst Paul Mariner will appear on select broadcasts . . . Gio Reyna, the 17-year-old son of US men’s national team star Claudio Reyna, is following his father to the US national team. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder will be invited to the American training camp ahead of exhibitions on March 26 at the Netherlands and four days later at Wales. Reyna, who turned 17 in November, became the youngest American to appear in a European Champions League match . . . Lisa Baird, the longtime US Olympic marketing executive who branded the US squad “Team USA,” was named commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League.


Timberwolves fined $25k

The NBA fined the Timberwolves $25,000 for violating the player resting policy with point guard D’Angelo Russell, who was held out of Sunday’s game in Denver as a planned rest . . . Top-ranked Ash Barty beat former No. 1 Garbiñe Muguruza, 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the Qatar Open, where Barty will face two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. . . Heaven Fitch, a junior female wrestler, made history winning the North Carolina high school state wrestling championship, capturing the 106-pound weight class and most outstanding wrestler honors in the 1A division by defeating seven other wrestlers, all males . . . Corky Rogers, the longtime high school football coach at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, who compiled a 465-84-1 career record in 45 seasons and won 10 state championships at Bolles, more than anyone in Florida football history, died Wednesday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 76.