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Clark, Madsen lead in Durban after 2-day delay

Clark, Madsen lead in Durban after 2-day delay

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) Morten Orum Madsen made a late charge to match Tim Clark's 5-under 60 Saturday on a shortened course and shared the first-round lead at the rain-delayed Nelson Mandela Championship.

South Africa's Clark had six birdies and just one bogey on the Royal Durban Golf Club in the European Tour season opener, which finally got under way after the first two days were washed out.

Norway's Madsen had seven birdies and two bogeys to join Clark at the top of the leaderboard in the first event on the 2013 Race to Dubai.

The course was adjusted to a par 65 from a par 70 and reduced by about 1,600 yards after most holes were under water on Friday.

Did Anthony Cowan deserve the technical foul that ended his night vs. Ohio State?

Did Anthony Cowan deserve the technical foul that ended his night vs. Ohio State?

Anthony Cowan was handed a technical foul late in the second half of Maryland's matchup with Ohio State that resulted in his ejection.

Cowan, with four personal fouls at the time, was hammered on a layup attempt with 3:54 left in the contest against the Buckeyes.

After no whistle was blown, Cowan reacted, kicking his foot up in the air in disbelief. He was then given the technical, resulting in his ejection.

Cowan picked up his third foul with 7:08 left in the game, and then picked up No. 4 two minutes later. A technical foul was assessed to Cowan and ended his night.

Twitter lit into the officiating that played a major factor in a very important conference game between the two squads.

Maryland ended up losing the matchup to the Buckeyes 79-72, but they didn't lose too much ground in the conference standings.

Penn State lost Sunday afternoon, so Maryland didn't lose any ground in its quest to win the Big 10 regular-season championship for the first time. With four games to go, the Terps still hold a two-game lead over Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa and Wisconsin in the conference standings. 

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Maryland doesn't lose any ground in Big 10 standings after loss to Ohio State

Maryland doesn't lose any ground in Big 10 standings after loss to Ohio State

Maryland suffered a frustrating loss to Ohio State on the road Sunday in a game that featured their best player fouling out thanks to a more than questionable technical foul. 

The bad news for the Terps? They missed a chance to gain ground on Baylor, Gonzaga and San Diego State, who all lost on Saturday, for a top seed in the NCAA tournament. 

The good news is that Penn State lost, too, so Maryland didn't lose any ground in its quest to win the Big 10 regular-season championship for the first time. With four games to go, it still holds a two-game lead over Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa and Wisconsin in the conference standings. 

For the Terps to lose this regular-season title, it would have to be a monumental collapse over the next few weeks.

But the schedule still features some tough games so it isn't over quite yet. Maryland must shake off this most recent loss in Columbus and refocus on a 13-13 Minnesota team. The Terp's final three opponents after that are Michigan State at home, Rutgers on the road and Michigan in College Park. 

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