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Upstart Rochester Institute reaches first Frozen Four

College hockey

Upstart reaches first frozen four

ALBANY, N.Y. — Tyler Brenner scored twice Saturday as Rochester Institute pulled off its second upset, 6-2 over New Hampshire, to reach its first Frozen Four.

In its fifth season in Division I and first tournament, the Tigers have beaten Denver, No. 2 in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll, and New Hampshire, ranked No. 12. (Rochester is No. 20.)

They play the winner of Saturday's late game between Wisconsin and St. Cloud State in Detroit on Thursday.

Other games: Pat Mullane broke a tie 3:46 into the third as Boston College beat Alaska-Fairbanks 3-1 in Worcester, Mass. Today, it faces Yale — which beat North Dakota 3-2 behind Denny Kearney's two goals — for a Frozen Four berth. … Curtis McKenzie and Cameron Schilling scored power-play goals as Miami (Ohio), the top overall seed, beat Alabama-Huntsville 2-1 in Fort Wayne, Ind. Today, it faces Michigan — which beat Bemidji State 5-1 behind Carl Hagelin's two third-period goals — for a Frozen Four berth.

Figure skating

This time, Japanese woman wins duel

Japan's Mao Asada won the world championships in Turin, Italy. The Olympic silver medalist earned 197.58 points, 6.79 more than Olympic gold medalist Kim Yu-na of South Korea. Mirai Nagasu, who led after the short program, finished seventh after botching four jumps while fellow American Rachel Flatt finished ninth.

Tennis

Fish earns career's biggest victory

Tampa resident Mardy Fish upset Andy Murray 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne. Fish, ranked 101st, earned his second win over a player ranked among the top three. Murray's loss means Rafael Nadal will pass him for the No. 3 spot behind No. 1 Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

Women: Venus Williams defeated Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-4 to reach Round 4. Williams, who has won 12 in a row, is the only American in the Round of 32.

Horses

Brazilian takes world's richest race

Gloria De Campeao won the $10 million Dubai World Cup (the world's richest race) in the United Arab Emirates in a photo finish over Lizard's Desire. Gloria De Campeao, a 6-year-old Brazilian-bred, ran in the previous two events, losing by 14 lengths to Well Armed a year ago.

Kentucky Derby preps: Dean's Kitten pulled away to win the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. It beat Northern Giant by 2½ lengths. … Mission Impazible took the lead down the stretch to win the $750,000 Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. It beat A Little Warm by three-quarters of a length.

Et cetera

NFL: Cardinals LB Joey Porter was arrested in Bakersfield, Calif., on suspicion of drunken driving, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest. Police say he refused to provide his driver's license, began to roll up his window when asked to leave the car and slapped an officer's hand when he reached to unlock the door. An arraignment hadn't been scheduled.

Arena football: The Storm trimmed its roster to 27 by releasing: OL Dennis Conley, WR Reggie Gray, WR Frantz Hardy, OL Shelly Houston, FB/LB Cole Mason, DL Alfred Peterson and WR DeAngelo Woodie. It must be down to 23 by Monday.

Greyhounds: Flying Coal City, Kiowa Knockout, Kiowa Louis and Odd Inspector won first-round qualifying races in the $100,000 Distance Classic at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg.

Times wires; Brandon Wright and Don Jensen, Times correspondents

Upstart Rochester Institute reaches first Frozen Four 03/27/10 [Last modified: Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:44pm]
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