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Baylor won things. Mavs won things. Rangers and Astros won things. Chelsea won things. Sports are indeed fun.

This guy made a shot. It was beautiful.
This guy made a shot. It was beautiful.
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The month of April and the spring semester are drawing to an end, but in classic college fashion, everything is happening at the end of the semester. How are out playoff teams doing?

Playoffs!

Baylor's tennis teams dominate because they are destroyers of neon fuzzy things.

Men's Tennis Tops No. 35 Oklahoma State, 4-2 - BaylorBears.com

Beat Okie aggy. Advance to championship final. Excellently done Baylor Men's Tennis. The pairings of Michel Dornbusch and Julian Lenz and Diego Galeano and Tony Lupieri clinched the doubles points, giving Baylor an early 2-0 lead. Two more singles points and the Bears took home the win. In the finals, No. 6 Baylor will face national powerhouse No. 3 Oklahoma, who has beaten Baylor the last three times out.  At 1:00 we shall see if Baylor can halt the trend.

Women's Tennis Sweeps Texas Tech, 4-0 - BaylorBears.com

Baylor Women's Tennis wins again. Yeah, they're really good at this tennis thing. The Lady Bears take No. 25 Oklahoma State today at 1:00. They beat the Cowgirls 5-2 earlier this year.

Women's Golf in Fifth at Big 12 Championship - BaylorBears.com

The Lady Bears head into the final round of golf (8:50 start) sitting in fifth place. Leader Oklahoma is three shots ahead (+7) of Texas (+10). Baylor is +20.

Men's Golf in Sixth at Big 12 Championship - BaylorBears.com

Baylor Men's Golf moved up to sixth place following a 4-over-par outing yesterday. Leader Texas Tech is a full 25 strokes ahead of Baylor at +2. The final round is today will be an opportunity for the Bears to hopefully advance their standings.

A&T Falls in NCATA Championship Semifinals - BaylorBears.com

Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling fell to top-ranked and three-time national champion Oregon, 285.600-280.295. Freshman Kiara Nowlin posted a perfect 10.00 in the 6 Element heat of the Tumbling Even and freshman Kaeyln Cowan put up a 9.9 in tumbling event. Head coach LaPrise Harris-Williams had high praise for her team and for her seniors. Until next year, ladies.

Bats and Tracks

Baseball Drops Series as Kansas Wins 10-2 - BaylorBears.com

Nothing to see here...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Baylor getting heads shaved for <a href="https://twitter.com/Vs_Cancer">@Vs_Cancer</a> to support fight vs childhood cancer. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SicEm&amp;src=hash">#SicEm</a> <a href="http://t.co/7BjYbyHbgT">pic.twitter.com/7BjYbyHbgT</a></p>&mdash; Baylor Baseball (@BaylorBaseball) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorBaseball/statuses/460193559979646976">April 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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They raised $1,100!

The final game of the series is today at 1:00. Can Baylor get some runs this outing?

Hays' Walk-Off Home Run Helps No. 14 SB Sink Kansas, 2-1 - BaylorBears.com

Lindsey Hays hit a dinger on the tenth pitch of her at bat in the bottom of the seventh to give Baylor Softball the walk-off win, their fourth straight Big 12 win. Today's game at noon will be Senior Day where the Lady Bears will honor Whitney Canion, Liz Paul, Holly Holl, and Clare Hosack for their excellent work during their time here at Baylor.

Track and Field Women Win HyVee Cup at Drake - BaylorBears.com

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Baylor women win the Hy-Vee Cup Trophy with 38 points. <a href="http://t.co/xbVoR2zVfT">pic.twitter.com/xbVoR2zVfT</a></p>&mdash; BaylorTrack (@BaylorTrack) <a href="https://twitter.com/BaylorTrack/statuses/460166411684282369">April 26, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The Men's Team placed fifth.

The HyVee Cup, which was created in 2013, goes to the team with the best combined finishes in five relay events, the 4x100, 4x400, 4x800, distance medley and sprint medley,  at the meet.

Other results: Trayvon Bromell blew past the field (by 0.11 seconds!!!) with a 10.19 time in the 100-meter. Men's 4x100 team brought home the gold with a time of 39.14. Women's 4x400 also earned gold.

Premier League Madness

Liverpool 0 - Chelsea 2: Initial reaction and community rating form - WAGNH

:) :) :)

Steven Gerrard, Chelsea hero - WAGNH

:) :) :)

Chelsea currently have a next-to-nothing chance of winning the title, but this was fun.

Man City are riding a 2-0 lead against Crystal Palace, making the chase for the title a three horse race again. These next few weeks will be fun.

Texas Sports

15-9 - All the King's Men couldn't put Felix in win column, Rangers win - LSB

#HelloWinColumn

Astros 7, Atheltics 6: Astros Squeak One Out - TCB

They beat Oakland. Good.

FC Dallas Drops Their First Road Match 4-1 To DC United - BDS

Ew...

Match Day Preview: Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers - Dynamo Theory

Portland are my favourite team and Houston are my third-favourite. Welp. (FC Dallas is second, by the way).

The Houston Rockets look to even the series at Portland tonight at 8:30.

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That's what you need to know from last night's Mavs-Spurs game. If you need more, head on over to Mavs Moneyball. Dallas is now up on the Spurs, 2-1, in the series, something few expected.

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Stars Face Must-Win Game Against the Ducks - DBD

2014 NHL Playoffs: Top-Seeded Ducks Look to Eliminate Dallas Stars Tonight - DBD

It's #RallyBelly time for the Stars. They must beat the Ducks to keep their season alive and force a Game 7 back in Anaheim.

Everything goes down at 7:00. Crush the Ducks.

The Daily Bear

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Seems legit.