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After clinching UCLA's 4-1 win over USC, Martin Redlicki was named Pac-12 Player of the Week. The junior, ranked No. 56 in the country, improved to 18-3 in dual match play, including a 17-1 mark at No. 2 singles. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

The Rundown: April 26

Check out a breakdown of the UCLA sports stories you might have missed this week. Men’s and women’s tennis Hanson Wang, assistant Sports editor Clinching wins and going undefeated tends to put you on the short list for Pac-12 Player of the Week – that’s exactly what Martin Redlicki did to earn the honor for the third time this season. Read more...

Photo: After clinching UCLA's 4-1 win over USC, Martin Redlicki was named Pac-12 Player of the Week. The junior, ranked No. 56 in the country, improved to 18-3 in dual match play, including a 17-1 mark at No. 2 singles. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

After clinching UCLA's 4-1 win over USC, Martin Redlicki was named Pac-12 Player of the Week. The junior, ranked No. 56 in the country, improved to 18-3 in dual match play, including a 17-1 mark at No. 2 singles. (Kathy Chen/Daily Bruin)

Long Beach State, the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament, swept No. 4 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals, and then took out No. 3 seed Hawai’i in four sets in the championship. The 49ers earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA championships. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Around the League: Baseball teams maintain ranks, women’s tennis misses second-seed chance

While Bruin athletes continue competing in Westwood, here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the rest of the Pac-12 and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Read more...

Photo: Long Beach State, the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament, swept No. 4 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals, and then took out No. 3 seed Hawai’i in four sets in the championship. The 49ers earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA championships. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Long Beach State, the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament, swept No. 4 seed UC Irvine in the semifinals, and then took out No. 3 seed Hawai’i in four sets in the championship. The 49ers earned the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA championships. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior long jumper Austin Hazel, one of UCLA's three male Indoor Nationals qualifiers from earlier this year, is still waiting on a comparable outdoor leap, though is ready to put everything together against USC in UCLA's last dual meet of the outdoor season. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Track and field tops rankings while prepping for NCAA championship

For all of its improvement in the rankings this outdoor season, the men’s track and field team had been missing its usual high-ranking performances from its top athletes. Read more...

Photo: Senior long jumper Austin Hazel, one of UCLA's three male Indoor Nationals qualifiers from earlier this year, is still waiting on a comparable outdoor leap, though is ready to put everything together against USC in UCLA's last dual meet of the outdoor season. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Senior long jumper Austin Hazel, one of UCLA's three male Indoor Nationals qualifiers from earlier this year, is still waiting on a comparable outdoor leap, though is ready to put everything together against USC in UCLA's last dual meet of the outdoor season. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

In last week's midweek contest against Cal State Fullerton, senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding went 2-for-4 with a run scored. UCLA will face Cal State Northridge – another midweek opponent – Wednesday. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball looks to clinch midweek victory against CSUN

UCLA softball coach Kelly Inouye-Perez didn’t sugarcoat the difficulties of playing a midweek game. “I think midweeks are always a challenge,” Inouye-Perez said. “It’s actually not always a great thing. Read more...

Photo: In last week's midweek contest against Cal State Fullerton, senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding went 2-for-4 with a run scored. UCLA will face Cal State Northridge – another midweek opponent – Wednesday. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

In last week's midweek contest against Cal State Fullerton, senior shortstop Delaney Spaulding went 2-for-4 with a run scored. UCLA will face Cal State Northridge – another midweek opponent – Wednesday. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore catcher Gavin Johns went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI against No. 9 Long Beach State on Tuesday, and he drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle in the second inning.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Strong pitching leads UCLA to victory over Long Beach State

Make it two good starts in a row for Justin Hooper. Throughout March, the sophomore southpaw struggled to last four innings on the mound. But in the past two weeks Hooper seems to have found his groove, pitching throughout the fifth each time. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore catcher Gavin Johns went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI against No. 9 Long Beach State on Tuesday, and he drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle in the second inning.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore catcher Gavin Johns went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI against No. 9 Long Beach State on Tuesday, and he drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle in the second inning.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA football coach Jim Mora announced that there would be a live, full-contact game during the Bruins' Spring Showcase on Saturday, calling it a great way for them to end a productive spring. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football to play full-contact game for Spring Showcase

It’s on. Coach Jim Mora confirmed Monday that UCLA football will play a live game during Saturday’s Spring Showcase, with players dressed in game uniforms and full contact allowed on every play besides special teams. Read more...

Photo: UCLA football coach Jim Mora announced that there would be a live, full-contact game during the Bruins' Spring Showcase on Saturday, calling it a great way for them to end a productive spring. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA football coach Jim Mora announced that there would be a live, full-contact game during the Bruins' Spring Showcase on Saturday, calling it a great way for them to end a productive spring. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

According to the NCAA drug policy, a positive drug test result for marijuana will result in the athlete being suspended for half of their sport's season. The organization also allows UCLA to implement and enforce its own drug-testing program, however. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Denney via Flickr)

Wang’s Word: Weed out feeble drug policies by focusing on coaches, self-disclosure

Dykstra Hall, eighth floor. I saw my fair share of football players visit the local marijuana dealer’s room last year, so I probably have a good idea of what was going on. Read more...

Photo: According to the NCAA drug policy, a positive drug test result for marijuana will result in the athlete being suspended for half of their sport's season. The organization also allows UCLA to implement and enforce its own drug-testing program, however. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Denney via Flickr)

According to the NCAA drug policy, a positive drug test result for marijuana will result in the athlete being suspended for half of their sport's season. The organization also allows UCLA to implement and enforce its own drug-testing program, however. (Creative Commons photo by Jay Denney via Flickr)