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PD GIRLS HOOPS: Magna Vista downs Patrick County 48-34
16-2 second-quarter run keys win
By CHRIS PRIDE - Bulletin Sports Writer

A 16-2 second-quarter run helped give the host Magna Vista girls basketball team a double-digit lead it would not surrender, and they defeated Patrick County 48-34 Tuesday night in a Piedmont District game.

Despite the 14-point win over an original PD rival, Warriors head coach Vicky Hayes said she hopes to see better composure from her team in the future when it faces a press defense.

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COLLEGE HOOPS: No. 24 UNC cruises past UNC-Greensboro


GREENSBORO, N.C. — Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points to help No. 24 North Carolina beat UNC Greensboro 79-56 on Tuesday night.

The Tar Heels (7-3) regrouped from a weekend loss at top-ranked Kentucky with an easy win against an instate opponent. They shot 49 percent and had a 20-point lead midway through the first half, cruising in the same arena where they’ll play in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in March.

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NFL: RG3 gets third chance as starter


ASHBURN — Robert Griffin III isn’t saying much these days, even though he is again the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins.

His coach continues to speak volumes.

Griffin used to be good for at least one good laugh-out-loud quip per week when he wasn’t stirring things up on social media, but his news conference Tuesday was again stocked with rote answers and clichis such as: “We’ve got to make sure that as a team we go out there ready to play.”

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OLYMPICS: USOC looks to land 2024 Olympic bid
End 28-year drought without Summer Games

The U.S. Olympic Committee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games.

Which city will it pick? Stay tuned.

After hearing presentations from the four candidates Tuesday — Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington — USOC board members voted to join the race, but not until they have a chance to mull over the candidates during the holidays.

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