Notre Dame guard Lindsay Allen waved to the stands, thanking the crowd for its standing ovation as coach Muffet McGraw joined the chorus of applause in honoring her senior leader. More than four minutes remained against Boston College on Thursday night, but Allen's work was complete, earning her an early exit from the Fighting Irish's 82-45 victory on what the school declared as Senior Night at Purcell Pavilion. Allen had 18 points, six rebounds and eight assists in her 141st consecutive start, setting the tone early as Notre Dame (26-3, 14-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) made quick work of the Eagles (9-19, 2-13).
Ha Na Jang of South Korea is back at the No. 5 spot in the Women's World Golf Rankings released Tuesday after her 12th professional victory at last week's Women's Australian Open. Jang, 24, finished with a three-stroke lead over Denmark's Nanna Koerstz Madsen at 10-under 282 in Seaton, South Australia. She was previously ranked No. 5 after winning the 2016 HSBC Women's Champions. This marks Jang's third week ranked in the top five of her career. Since the start of 2016, Jang has four wins -- including two in her last six events on the LPGA Tour. She has the Tour's highest winning percentage (18.2 percent) during that span. Only Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn (five) has more wins since the start
SEATTLE — The phone rang at the Plum household in Poway, Calif., on a late July day in 2012. Katie Plum picked it up, and the caller identified herself as Jackie Stiles. “I don’t know if you know who I am,” Stiles said before Plum interjected. “I know exactly who you are,” Plum said. At the time, every adult member of the Plum family had played Division I college sports, and Katie Plum had talked to plenty of recruiters who pursued her two oldest daughters as well as her youngest, Kelsey. Recruiting didn’t do much for the girls’ parents, Katie and Jim Plum. Katie used recruiting letters as fire starters on the family’s frequent camping trips. But this recruiting call was different. It was coming