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UB lightweight four captures bronze

The University at Buffalo lightweight four boat won the bronze medal at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championships in Camden, N.J. on Saturday.

The group of Katherine Evely (coxswain), Cornelia Willis, Julia Hahn, Katie Coffin and Margaret Lawn finished with a time of 7:25.44. UB won the bronze by finishing ahead of Radcliffe (7:34.68), Princeton (7:47.02) and Georgetown (8:06.41). Wisconsin won the race with a time of 7:14.63 and Stanford took the silver with a time of 7:19.46.


Former President likes I'll Have Another

Former President Bill Clinton says I'll Have Another has a "good chance" to win the Belmont Stakes next Saturday and become racing's first Triple Crown winner in 34 years. He also says Dullahan could be the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner's biggest challenger.

Clinton made his comments Friday night during a dinner at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J.

Clinton said I'll Have Another "looked like he had some juice left at the end of both those races, but the real wild card, I think, is the horse that finished third in the Derby, what's his name? The Irish name? Dullahan."

Dullahan finished 1 3/4 lengths behind I'll Have Another in the Derby after a wide trip around Churchill Downs.

Clinton said the 1 1/2 -mile Belmont might be a good race for Dullahan because "he closed just as strong as I'll Have Another and he came out of maybe more interference."


Conacher's Admirals two wins from title

Cory Conacher didn't get on the scoresheet for Norfolk but that's OK as the Canisius College product and his Admirals team are two wins away from winning the Calder Cup.

Alexandre Picard's late second-period goal broke a 1-1 tie and ignited a three-goal blitz by Norfolk, which beat the visiting Toronto Marlies, 4-2, in Game Two of the American Hockey League's best-of-seven championship series. Game Three is Thursday in Toronto.

One day after Conacher had a goal and an assist in the Admirals' Game One win, Richard Panik had a goal and an assist for the winners and teammate Mike Angelidis had two assists. Brandon Segal and Trevor Smith scored third-period goals.

From News Staff and wire service reports