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BYU LB Van Noy opts to return for senior year

BYU LB Van Noy opts to return for senior year

PROVO, Utah (AP) Brigham Young will have playmaking linebacker Kyle Van Noy back for another season.

The school announced Monday that Van Noy will not declare early for the NFL draft but instead return for his senior season.

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Van Noy says he wants to ``finish what I started.''

He led BYU's No. 3-ranked defense with 13 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, eight quarterback hurries, a school-record six forced fumbles, two interceptions, two blocked kicks, a fumble recovery and two TDs.

He is the only player in the nation to record a stat in every major defensive category each of the last two seasons.

Van Noy joins junior wide receiver Cody Hoffman in deciding to complete his BYU eligibility. Hoffman finished with 100 catches for 1,248 yards and 11 TDs.

Daryl Dike's incredible goals leads UVA to the national championship game

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Daryl Dike's incredible goals leads UVA to the national championship game

It's never too late for a beautiful strike.

In the national semifinals between Virginia and Wake Forest, Hoos' leading scorer Daryl Dike, scored a goal for the ages. 

Dike tracked this ball perfectly and buried it past Andrew Pannenberg on his first touch.

Dike wasn't done there, stretching the lead to 2-0 with this beauty of a header:

Next up for UVA is the national championship title game Sunday, December 15th at 6 p.m., where they'll face off with Georgetown in Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.

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Wizards release statement on the passing of John Wall's mother

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Wizards release statement on the passing of John Wall's mother

The Washington Wizards announced the passing of John Wall's mother, Frances Pulley on Friday. 

Wall's mother had been battling cancer before her passing. She was 58. 

In a statement on Twitter, the Wizards said, "Sending thoughts and love for John Wall and his family after the passing of his mother, Frances Pulley. She will forever be a part of our #DCFamily."

Zach Leonsis, the senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, also released a statement

"Thinking of @JohnWall and his family right now. Keeping you guys in our prayers. So terribly sorry for your loss and know that she will be remembered forever. #DCFamily

Wall's Kentucky coach, John Calipari also expressed his condolences for his former star: 

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