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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Virginia Tech beat Georgia Tech 3-2 yesterday in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, clinching an appearance in tomorrow's final. Chad Pinder drove in the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

ATLANTA (AP) — At least 31 percent of construction awards for the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium must be awarded to minority or women-owned firms. That's according to a deal between the team and state and city officials. The dollar value of the contracts — not the number of contractors working — will count toward the 31 percent goal.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Vanderbilt advanced to the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament with a 3-0 victory over Texas A&M last night in an elimination game. The Commodores, who lost their tournament opener to the Aggies 5-0, will face Mississippi State today.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Annie Park shot a 1-under 71 to top the individual standings and help Southern California take its third NCAA women's tournament title with a record-setting team performance yesterday. Southern California finished at 19-under 1,133 — 15 strokes better than the previous tournament mark set by UCLA in 2004 — to beat second-place Duke by 21 strokes.

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