Big Ten, Pac-12 Matchups

big10pac12The Big Ten and Pac-12 are strengthening their postseason ties with a pair of matchups in California bowl games. The Holiday Bowl in San Diego and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco announced six-year agreements Monday for teams from each conference to play each other starting in 2014.

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Stanley Cup Winners

blackhawksBryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 of the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons with a stunning comeback, 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.

Rod Perry Leads PGA Professional

perryRod Perry shot an even-par 72 in rainy conditions Monday at Sunriver Resort to take the second-round lead in the PGA Professional National Championship. Perry, the PGA head pro at Crane Lakes in Port Orange, Fla., had two birdies and two bogeys on the Crosswater Club course, the site of the final two rounds.

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Mariners 6-3 win Over A’s

marinersSPinch-hitter Kendrys Morales had a game-ending three-run homer in the 10th inning and Raul Ibanez connected twice for the Seattle Mariners in a 6-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Ibanez gave the Mariners the lead with a two-run homer in the first inning and added a solo shot in the third, his team-leading 17th. It was his second multihomer game this season and 18th of his career.

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Big Ten, Pac-12 To Meet

big10pac12The Big Ten and Pac-12 will have two more opportunities to play each other in California bowl games. The Big Ten is set to announce new affiliations with the Holiday Bowl in San Diego and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco to play the Pac-12. The conference and bowls officials are schedule to hold a teleconference Monday. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have a long tradition of playing each other in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

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