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Oregon needs monumental upset to reach Final Four
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Oregon coach Kelly Graves planned a trip with his family in January to watch the men's Final Four next week. It couldn't have worked out better for the Ducks women's basketball coach that his former school Gonzaga and his current ...
Big performance from Oregon's big three leads to Final Four appearanceESPN (blog)
Indiana hires Dayton head coach Archie MillerNBCSports.com
Jordan Bell leads Oregon to a victory over Kansas that was 78 years in the makingYahoo Sports
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England vs. Lithuania: Score and Reaction for World Cup 2018 Qualifying
England cantered past Lithuania in UEFA Group F at Wembley Stadium in qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as the Three Lions claimed an easy 2-0 victory on Sunday. Jermain Defoe opened the scoring in the first half with a typically emphatic finish.
Returning Jermain Defoe nets as England continue cruise to World CupESPN FC (blog)
Five things learned from England v LithuaniaYahoo Sports
Jermain Defoe and Jamie Vardy give England victory over LithuaniaThe Guardian
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North Carolina and Kentucky's Elite Eight rematch could be even better than their regular season classic - SB Nation
North Carolina and Kentucky's Elite Eight rematch could be even better than their regular season classic
The Tar Heels and Wildcats gave us a thriller in December. We can't wait to see what comes next in the Elite Eight. by Ricky O'Donnell Mar 26, 2017, 12:51pm EDT. tweet · share · pin · Rec. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports. The most exciting game of ...
Kentucky-North Carolina: The one-and-done machine versus experienceESPN (blog)
Gonzaga topples Xavier, 83-59, to reach Final FourLos Angeles Times
Nerves? What nerves? Kentucky, North Carolina let loose before Elite EightUSA TODAY
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What you need to know about Sunday's Elite Eight games
The 2016-17 season is winding down precisely the way everyone said it would, with the SEC dominating the college basketball landscape and the ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten all trailing forlornly in the league's long and forbidding shadow. Wait, what ...
The Latest: Few bracketeers saw Florida-S Carolina comingUSA TODAY
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Florida Gators, NCAA Tournament, LIVE SCORE UPDATES (3/26/17)NJ.com
Elite Eight: Florida Gators vs. South Carolina Gamecocks game previewFOXSports.com
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Clint Dempsey, 'grateful for every game,' moves to cusp of USA soccer history
SAN JOSE — In the months leading to a World Cup qualifier that the United States was desperate to win, Clint Dempsey wasn't sure if he would ever play soccer again. Never mind earning an invitation to training camp, being asked by Bruce Arena 48 hours ...
Dempsey, Pulisic and Altidore impress; US boosts World Cup qualifying hopesESPN FC (blog)
The USMNT's demolition of Honduras showed just how bad Jurgen Klinsmann was at his jobSB Nation
Clint Dempsey's Hat Trick Seals a Win and Steadies a World Cup CampaignNew York Times
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Elite Eight spread picks: Can Kansas keep it going?
We're down to eight teams and seven games remaining in the NCAA tournament. Sad. My Sweet 16 picks went 4-4, with a 1-3 Thursday followed by a 3-1 Friday. Overall for the tournament I'm 31-24-1. Yes, this is extremely weird. Point spreads taken ...
Gonzaga's Mark Few doesn't feel he needs a Final Four to validate his legacyYahoo Sports
March Madness 2017 live stream: How to watch the NCAA Tournament onlineSB Nation
NCAA Bracket 2017: Picks and Updated Odds Ahead of Saturday's Elite 8 ScheduleBleacher Report
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Oregon stuns 3-seed Maryland to reach first Elite Eight
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- First it was a nail-biter against Temple, then a head-turning upset against No. 2 seed Duke. On Saturday afternoon, upset-minded Oregon continued its Cinderella run by knocking off No. 3 seed Maryland, ending the collegiate careers ...
NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament 2017: Sweet 16 Scores and Elite 8 BracketBleacher Report
Maryland bows out quietly, and stunningly, to Oregon in NCAA women's tournamentWashington Post
Freshmen lead 10th-seeded Oregon to 77-63 upset of MarylandUSA TODAY
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Indiana hires Archie Miller as new coach
Fred Glass wanted to hire a proven winner for Indiana's next coach. The athletic director didn't have to wait long – or travel far to find what he was looking for. On Saturday, less than 24 hours after UCLA coach Steve Alford pulled his name out of the ...
Win-win: Archie Miller's patience pays off, Indiana gets proven winnerUSA TODAY
Archie Miller 'a great hire for IU, great hire for the state'Indianapolis Star
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New York Daily News
Knicks' Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating NBA anti-drug program
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SAN ANTONIO – Joakim Noah's dismal start in New York got worse Saturday when the center was suspended 20 games for taking a testosterone booster. Noah's drug test came back positive for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033, which, ...
Joakim Noah will be paying for testosterone ban even longerNew York Post
Knicks' Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violating anti-drug policyUSA TODAY
Knicks' Joakim Noah suspended 20 games by NBA for use of banned substanceLos Angeles Times
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The Glamour Is Back for UCLA, but After Sweet 16 Loss, Uncertainty Lies Ahead
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When they looked into the stands after Friday's loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16, the UCLA Bruins didn't see any tears. There was no spittle flying from the mouths of irate, red-faced fans—and no UCLA faithful slumped despondently in ...
Elite Eight-bound: Kentucky tops UCLA 86-75 behind Fox's 39 (Mar 24, 2017)FOXSports.com
De'Aaron Fox works his magic, outplays Lonzo Ball in Sweet 16ESPN (blog)
De'Aaron Fox gets the best of Lonzo Ball as Kentucky wins showdown with UCLASports Illustrated
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Shootaround (March 25) -- Devin Booker's historic night that he, teammates won't soon forget - NBA.com
Shootaround (March 25) -- Devin Booker's historic night that he, teammates won't soon forget
Devin Booker became the sixth player in league history to score at least 70 points in a game. Booker's big night | Shaq, Kobe reunite at statue unveiling | LeBron takes some lumps. No. 1: Booker's big night -- While the Kentucky Wildcats were knocking ...
NBA Saturday: Devin Booker Makes HistoryBasketball Insiders
Devin Booker scores 70 points to make stunning NBA historyNew York Post
Thomas takes issue with Suns' force-feeding BookerSporting News
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South Carolina smothers Baylor to advance to Elite Eight
Guided by its relentless defense, South Carolina continued its Cinderella run to advance to the program's first Elite Eight. Share. Dan Greene. Saturday March 25th, 2017. NEW YORK — It began in a graceless chaos of bumped bodies and wayward shots, ...
Meet South Carolina, the best Cinderella story of the NCAA tournamentYahoo Sports
It's time to get to know a South Carolina team that's changing before our eyesCBSSports.com
South Carolina's run continues with a rout of No. 3 seed BaylorWashington Post
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Michael McDonald becomes latest Bellator signing after UFC exit
Former top UFC bantamweight MIchael McDonald recently secured his release from the WME-IMG promotion, and now he's off to Bellator. by Zane Simon@TheZaneSimon Mar 24, 2017, 2:17pm EDT. tweet · share · pin · Rec. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty ...
A week after parting ways with the UFC, Michael McDonald inks multi-fight deal with BellatorMMA Fighting
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Bellator to promote 'Bellator NYC' as followup to Bellator 180; Chandler-Primus added (updated)MMAjunkie.com
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U.S. News & World Report
Suns' TJ Warren: Questionable, but unlikely to play Friday
Warren (foot) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Celtics, but is considered unlikely to play, John Gambadoro of ArizonaSports.com reports. In what's been a recurring theme for the Suns lately, the team will be dangerously low on ...
Suns start youngest line-up in NBA historyYahoo Sports
The Suns made NBA history with their Thursday starting lineupFOXSports.com
Nets win 2nd straight: You won't believe last time they did thatNew York Post
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Senators owner Eugene Melnyk: Sidney Crosby needs 'to sit out a long time'
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is not happy with Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby, saying the two-time league MVP should be suspended "for a long time" as a result of a serious finger injury to Senators defenseman Marc Methot.
Senators owner blasts Sidney Crosby as 'whiner,' wants long suspensionYahoo Sports
Senators Owner Wants Sidney Crosby Suspended For Slashing Marc Methot's Finger OffNESN.com
Sean Gentille: Sidney Crosby might deserve a mini-suspension for finger chopPittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Adrian Peterson's NFL market value decreasing by the day
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). By Gregg Rosenthal NFL.com.
Report: Adrian Peterson still seeking too much moneyLarry Brown Sports
Adrian Peterson might have just ruled out the Green Bay PackersBlasting News
Minnesota Vikings RB CJ Ham won't be a 'nervous rookie' anymoreScout
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NCAA Tournament 2017: Wisconsin makes case as best basketball and football power
NEW YORK -- In the past two decades, through unconventional approach, Wisconsin has elevated itself to college sports royalty. The men's basketball team, under-seeded but no longer underrated, will play Friday night at Madison Square Garden against No.
Hoops Gator Gameday: Florida, Wisconsin square off in Sweet 16Yahoo Sports
March Madness 2017: For Nigel Hayes and Wisconsin, pressure is cakeSporting News
Wisconsin vs. Florida 2017 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch NCAA tournament onlineSB Nation
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Shaq Sculpture Designer: Why the Diesel Is 10 Times Stronger Than Michael Jordan
When wondering how I might die one day, the image typically involves my body being swallowed up by a mountain of empty pizza boxes or fast food wrappers. Now, I'm forced to consider the notion of a 1,500-pound Shaquille O'Neal falling on my head.
Jerry West and Shaquille O'Neal forged a relationship over free-agent negotiationsLos Angeles Times
Lakers legend Kobe Bryant says there's no way he'd miss Shaq's statue unveilingCBSSports.com
Shaquille O'Neal recants his stance on the Earth being flat: 'I'm joking, you idiots'Business Insider
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Gonzaga makes everyone a believer in Sweet 16 win
Gonzaga coach Mark Few breaks down the final possession of the game where West Virginia wasn't able to get a shot off in the final seconds to preserve the Bulldogs' victory. (1:37). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Pinterest · Email; comment.
West Virginia's chaotic final possession was March Madness at its worstSB Nation
No. 1 Gonzaga staves off No. 4 West Virginia to advance to Elite EightSports Illustrated
There's a reason West Virginia's final possession against Gonzaga was such a disasterYahoo Sports
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Final push of Bryce Alford's rocky UCLA career is going smoothly
Eight teams will take the court on Friday as Sweet 16 action continues. Those eight programs have combined to play in 66 Final Fours and win 27 national championships. Take a look at their achievements. (0:34). Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger ...
Who is LaVar Ball?Sports Illustrated
Lonzo Ball's jump shot looks weird — until it goes inWashington Post
LaVar Ball keeps proving that being a jerk pays off in today's worldNew York Daily News
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