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St. John's makes Gary Fasching new football coach

St. John's makes Gary Fasching new football coach

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) St. John's has hired assistant Gary Fasching to replace John Gagliardi, the all-time college football leader in coaching victories.

Fasching's hire was announced Friday by the Division III Catholic university in central Minnesota. He will succeed Gagliardi, who ran the Johnnies for 60 seasons and retired last month with a record of 489-138-11.

Fasching was an assistant under Gagliardi for the last 17 years, mostly working with the defensive line and also serving as recruiting coordinator. Fasching was a starting linebacker for the Johnnies from 1978-80 and later coached St. Cloud Cathedral High School from 1986-95, winning two state titles.

Former Carleton coach Kurt Ramler and current Eden Prairie High School coach Mike Grant were the other finalists. They also played for Gagliardi.

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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