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Baylor Basketball Has A Clear Path To The Final Four


Central (2:20 p.m. Eastern) on CBS. The NCAA tournament's Elite Eight continues on Sunday, March 26, with Florida taking on SC in the East Regional Final at Madison Square Garden in NY. Luke Maye recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, helping fuel a quick start for Carolina (30-7). There are no special tricks to South Carolina's defense, but the Gamecocks do it better and smarter than just about anybody. Read More »

Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson roll into Match Play quarters


At the long par-5 12th, Rahm showed off his massive power, uncorking a 426-yard drive that bounced over a cart path and settled into the center of the fairway. Rahm, a barrel-chested, 22-year-old rookie out of Arizona State, waylaid No. 61 Charles Howell III, 6 and 4, while Haas parred the 18th hole to finish off No. Read More »

Daniel Ricciardo starts Grand Prix after the rest of the field


A second formation lap - reportedly required because someone filled the wrong spot on the grip - bought him some time but he still went out onto the track well after Lewis Hamilton sped away brilliantly from pole position. 'I believe there is more people here supporting me than the others and I'm sure they would have loved me to get out and race. Though Ricciardo is taking heart from Max Verstappen's solid race performance in fifth, he admits there is work to be done to bring the ... Read More »

Kiwis on top vs Proteas as rain ends play


New Zealand will look to build on a strong start to their first innings and be hoping the weather holds off, with South Africa finding themselves in a potentially hard situation. Latham reached his 13th half century in tests in a 83-run partnership with Raval which is only the third opening stand of 50 or more by a New Zealand pair since 2017. Read More »

Carolina (North) your tour guide for this year's Final Four

Josh Jackson , the Jayhawks' versatile freshman guard whose 13 double-doubles helped Self deploy a four-guard lineup nearly exclusively for the first time , agreed Mason's legacy shouldn't be harmed by the lack of a Final Four . Oregon, coached by Dana Altman, will face the victor of Sunday's game between North Carolina and Kentucky in a national semifinal Saturday in Glendale, Ariz. Read More »

Nathan Lyon helps put Australia on top in India


Matthew Wade made 57 down the order to help Australia reach 300 before the tourists folded leaving India to bat the final over of the day, a maiden one from Josh Hazlewood. Asked how hard it was bowling to Steve Smith, the man in form, Kuldeep replied: "I bowled to Smith for the first time and I did not have any difficulty as he was not playing any strokes against me. Read More »

Cousins out vs. Rockets with knee, rib soreness


One thing the Pelicans have going for them is they have three games left against Denver, which now holds the West's final playoff seed. We were going to play him. "We are getting contributions from everywhere", said Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry. Holiday was the player that probably struggled the most after Cousins' addition, but he's adjusted his role slightly and its made a major difference in his play. Read More »

Kohli out of fourth Test with Australia


With Kohli insisting he would take the field only if he was passed 100 per cent fit, tests on Friday evening and Saturday morning have revealed that the captain's shoulder injury hasn't healed enough for him to play a part in this five-day match in Dharamsala. Read More »

Early stumps due to rain in NZ Test


While yet calculated in nature, they ensured the scoreboard moved at a healthy pace. "We've got a long way to go to get a good total", Hashim Amla said after his 50 and an unbeaten 33 from Faf du Plessis helped the Proteas recover from a disastrous start on a rain-disrupted day in which only 41 overs were possible. Read More »

Southgate tells Defoe he can make World Cup


England are also the only team in 2018 World Cup qualifying yet to concede a single goal , their next clash against Scotland in June. And Jamie Vardy doubled England's lead mid-way through the second half to secure a 2-0 win for Gareth Southgate's side. Read More »

Packers sign Davon House, re-sign Jordan Tripp


Tripp signed with Green Bay on December 14, appearing in two regular-season games and all three postseason contests. Still, he finished with a 5.1-yard rushing average, and by most accounts, the Packers wanted to bring him back in 2017. Read More »

March Madness: Oregon knocks off Kansas to advance to Final Four


Hours before OR was set to battle with Arizona, it was announced that Chris Boucher had torn his ACL and would be out for the remainder of the season. (Bell is a listed 6'9 and 225 pounds and is built like he belongs on the cover of Men's Fitness .) Kansas doesn't have an athlete who's built to counter a player like Bell, and no one could. Read More »

Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat - 3/26/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Hassan Whiteside had 19 points and 15 rebounds for Miami . Smart had seven points, nine assists and five rebounds - four offensive - off the bench. The Celtics swept the first three, 112-104 on November 28th and 105-95 on December 18th in Miami , and 117-114 on December 30th in Boston . The Celtics matched last season's victory total, but there was no celebration concerning first place. Read More »

Kyle Larson on a roll thanks to maturity, confidence

After finding himself at the top of the leaderboard in practice, Larson went out and won the pole for the Auto Club 400 with a lap of 187.047mph. Martin Truex Jr. Larson pitted for tires along with most of the field, while only Hamlin, Truex and McMurray stayed out. Larson was second at the end of stage two at lap 120. Read More »

Harry Winks eyes spot in England senior squad


The former Manchester United defender has praised Southgate's tactics, and compared them to how the England team was picked during his own global career. Southgate has changed the personnel of the senior squad, with a demonstration of its youth being that seven players who featured in the 1-0 defeat by Germany on Friday are eligible to play for the U21s. Read More »

William's eye-popping 41 lifts MSU to 1st Final Four


Exactly 118 seconds later, the Bulldogs tied the game at nine points each and took the lead less than half a minute later with a Victoria Vivians three. MSU is making its first appearance in the Elite Eight. Prince, a redshirt senior guard, has attempted the most shots (375), but six Bears have attempted more than 200. Read More »

Kyle Larson sweeps the weekend in California

It was Larson's second Xfinity win at Fontana; he also won the race in 2014. "It was a lot of fun out there today", said Larson. "I hope it gives us some good momentum". He went from the lead to 35th back to the lead after the pit-stop infraction and went from first to 26th back to first, 26 laps after the jack incident. Read More »

Verratti can not win with PSG, stresses agent


Paris Saint Germain midfielder Marco Verratti's agent, Donato Di Campli, has confirmed that the Italian could seek a move away from France over the summer. Chelsea and Manchester United are interested in bringing Verratti to the Premier League, while Barca are looking at him as a replacement for the ageing Andres Iniesta. Read More »

South Carolina Is Heading To The Final Four!

The third time really will be the charm for SEC rivals SC and Florida , who split their regular-season series and meet in a rubber match Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament East Region at Madison Square Garden with a spot in the Final Four on the line. Read More »

Dustin Johnson wins WGC-Match Play final


In the other half of the draw, world No.1 Dustin Johnson overcame spirited resistance from Sweden's Alex Noren to remain on course to become the first player to win all four WGC titles. "I'm looking forward" to Sunday. The pair was all square as it reached the seventh tee, and that's when Tanihara produced a lightning strike: A tee ball that landed some 50 feet below the hole and rolled in perfectly for a hole-in-one! Associated Press Sergio Garcia, of Spain, reacts to missing a birdie ... Read More »

Shaun Tait gets Indian citizenship, may play for Team India


The South Australian pacer, who has appeared in a total of three Tests (two of which were in the famous 2005 Ashes) aside from 35 ODIs and 21 T20Is, married Indian model Mashoom Singha in 2014, someone he is reported to have met during his participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2010. Read More »

England return was emotional occasion for Jermain Defoe


But Defoe's performances at Sunderland have belied his advancing years and earned a long-awaited England recall - a return marked by opening the scoring against Lithuania , with Jamie Vardy's smart finish wrapping up a straightforward 2-0 win. Read More »