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Not only is UCLA the national champion, the Bruins also serve as a model for how to build a winner in this new era of college baseball. The Bruins ended the year with nary a .300 hitter, but, boy, could they pitch and play defense.
It's the Southeastern Conference vs. the Pac-12 for the second straight year in the finals of the College World Series.
Channeling his best Clint Eastwood, the head of the agency that operates the College World Series stadium issued a warning Wednesday to fans tempted to dash onto the field during play: "Get off my lawn."
The stock market held at record levels Thursday as investors became harder to please.
The use of video replay will be expanded at next month's College World Series to give umpires the ability to take a second look at a ball hit down an outfield line to determine if it's fair or foul.
Stocks edged lower on Wall Street on Monday after an industry group reported that U.S. manufacturing growth cooled in March and was weaker than economists had forecast.
Worries about Europe pushed the stock market lower Wednesday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest gain in three weeks.
In nearly four decades of coaching hockey, Dean Blais never had to make a game plan while taking the position of the sun into account.
Stocks advanced Thursday morning, pushing the Standard and Poor's 500 to another five-year high, after strong reports on housing starts and unemployment claims made investors more optimistic about the U.S. economy.
The stock market enjoyed some Black Friday cheer, rising sharply as shoppers braved the annual post-Thanksgiving rush. Major stock indexes closed one of their best weeks of the year.
The Knight Capital Group Inc. trading firm said it lost $764.3 million in the third quarter because of a software glitch that flooded the stock market with trades one day in August, causing dozens of stocks to fluctuate wildly.
Downbeat reports from Alcoa and Chevron at the start of corporate earnings season pulled stock indexes lower for a third straight day Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 128 points, its steepest loss since late June.
A pair of encouraging reports about the housing market gave U.S. stocks a little boost Wednesday.
The last time the stock market was this high, the Great Recession had just started, and stocks were pointed toward a headlong descent. But on Thursday, the Dow Jones industrial average hit its highest mark since December 2007, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index soared to its highest level since January 2008.
Slightly better economic growth and stronger housing sales nudged the stock market higher Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average managed a four-point gain.