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PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius vomits in the dock at his murder trial as he hears graphic details of the injuries sustained by the girlfriend he shot, including a head wound that was probably instantly fatal, according to the pathologist who performed her autopsy. By Christopher Torchia and Gerald Imray. SENT: 900 words, photos.
BKC--PICK SIX-BUBBLE WATCH
The big bubble winner over the weekend: Nebraska. When the NCAA selection committee draws up the brackets Sunday, it's hard to imagine the Cornhuskers will be on the outside looking in. Here's a Pick Six of other bubble teams and what they need to do in the upcoming conference tournaments. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 635 words, photos.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska hired Tim Miles because of his reputation for turning around moribund basketball programs. It looks as if he's done it again. He has the Cornhuskers on the cusp of their first NCAA tournament since 1998. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — This group of Kentucky freshmen was supposed to make Wildcat fans forget the embarrassing first-round NIT loss. There was even talk of an undefeated season. Now, Kentucky has lost three of its last four games and fallen out of the Top 25. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 4 p.m.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jakob Gollon's 153rd career game at Mercer will be his first appearance in the NCAA tournament. His is a six-year college basketball odyssey unlike any other, and a trip to the Big Dance makes all he's endured very much worthwhile. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m. EDT.
Men's Conference Tournament Finals
— Colonial — Delaware vs. William & Mary, at Baltimore, 7 p.m.
— Metro Atlantic — Iona vs. Manhattan, at Springfield, Mass., 7 p.m.
— Southern — Western Carolina vs. Wofford, at Asheville, N.C., 9 p.m.
UNCASCILLE, Conn. — Top-ranked Connecticut will try and finish off an undefeated regular season when it faces No. 3 Louisville in the inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament title game. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.
Other women's tournament finals:
— Big 12 — West Virginia vs. Baylor, at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m.
— Metro Atlantic — Quinnipiac vs. Marist, at Springfield, Mass., 2 p.m.
— Southern — Chattanooga vs. Davidson, at Asheville, N.C., 5 p.m.
— BKC--T25-Ballot Breakdown. By Basketball Writer Jim O'Connell. SENT: 500 words, photos.
— BKW--T25-Ballot Breakdown. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 500 words, photos.
HKN--NHL GM MEETING
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Overtime changes and video review are expected to be the top items on the agenda when NHL general managers begin meeting. GMs are trying to cut down on the number of shootouts that decide regular-season games. SENT: 130 words. UPDATED: 400 words by 5 p.m.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer highlight the start of the second week at the BNP Paribas Open. Li Na and Maria Sharapova are among the women playing at Indian Wells. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m. EDT.
NOME, Alaska — With Jeff King attempting to hold off other mushers in the last stages of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the town famous for the finish line is getting ready for the teams to come in. By Mark Thiessen. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPDATES throughout day.
FBN--SALARY CAP JAIL
The Redskins and Cowboys are out of salary cap jail. For the last two years, the NFC East rivals have been constrained by a disputed ruling that limited how much money they could spend on players. Starting Tuesday, they'll have the same $133 million cap as everyone else when free agency begins. By Joseph White. SENT: 850 words, photos.
DETROIT — Martha Ford, the wife of William Clay Ford, will take over controlling interest of the Detroit Lions after the longtime owner's death. The 88-year-old William Clay Ford died Sunday. He was the last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford. By Noah Trister. SENT: 600 words, photos.
CAR--NASCAR-IN THE PITS
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR's new qualifying format is a hit with fans, who are taken by the drama and intrigue of knockout rounds. But drivers think parts of the system are too dangerous. Correcting that should be NASCAR's immediate concern. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m.