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Cavaliers withstand Deacons for seventh ACC win

The Virginia women's basketball team remained undefeated in Winston-Salem, defeating Wake Forest 58-47 to rebound from Monday night's loss to Kent. The Cavaliers have never lost at Wake Forest.

The Cavs (14-5, 6-1 ACC) face Duke Sunday in Charlottesville with first place in the ACC on the line.

Swimmers move up

Both the men's and women's swimming and diving teams moved up one spot in the Top 25 Poll released by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The women's team (6-0, 4-0 ACC) has won 18 consecutive dual meets and now holds the seventh spot, the programs' highest rank to date. The men's team (5-1, 3-1) moved up to the No. 8 slot, just one spot short of the program's best ranking.

Carolina's Kevin Greene to retire

The Carolina Panthers' Kevin Greene announced yesterday that he plans to retire after 15 seasons in the NFL. As one of the league's premier linebackers, Greene's long career includes both success and controversy.

Greene has played with the Rams, Steelers and 49ers and also had a part-time career as a professional wrestler. Greene ranks third on the NFL's all-time sacks list, only trailing Reggie White and Bruce Smith.

Pats sacrifice top pick for Belichick

The New England Patriots hired Bill Belichick as head coach yesterday, giving their first-round draft pick to the New York Jets as compensation.

The deal let Belichick, a former defensive coordinator for New England, out of his contract with New York. Belichick recently stirred controversy when he resigned as head coach of the Jets just one day after he was appointed. In exchange for Belichick, the Jets will receive the Patriot's No. 1 pick this year, a fourth-round pick in 2001, and a seventh-round pick in 2002.

Dow given all-century honors

Former Virginia lacrosse goalie Heather Dow has been named the goalie of the All-20th Century Lacrosse Team. Dow, a Newport News, Va., native, was given the honor in the latest issue of Lacrosse Magazine.

After setting a Cavalier record for career save percentage, Dow graduated in 1982 and went on to win three World Cups as player and coach. Now a teacher at Sutherland Middle School in Charlottesville, Dow will be an assistant coach on the 2001 U.S. World Cup Team, which is looking to win its fourth straight title.