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NBA, players union reach new CBA that could include new in-season tournament

What to know about basketball's new CBA and what it means for the league and its players.

1 Apr 2023 10:45 pm
Basketball Hall of Fame elects its best class ever in 2023 with Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade, others

The 2023 Basketball Hall of Fame class is unmatched with Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade, Gregg Popovich, Becky Hammon, the 1976 U.S. women's Olympic team.

1 Apr 2023 10:02 pm
Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews set to return Saturday vs. Devils after two-month absence

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will be back on the ice after missing 27 games due to symptoms of long COVID.

1 Apr 2023 9:38 pm
Dawn Staley calls out national media, Lisa Bluder's 'bar fight' comments after Final Four loss

After South Carolina women's basketball's loss to Iowa in the Final Four, Dawn Staley called out national media members and labels put on her team.

1 Apr 2023 6:22 pm
UConn's Dan Hurley brings legendary hoops family back to Final Four: 'It's been indescribable'

Dan Hurley has led Rhode Island and now Connecticut to five NCAA Tournament appearances in seven years. The Huskies face Miami in theFinal Four.

1 Apr 2023 6:00 pm
Final Four staff predictions for Connecticut-Miami and Florida Atlantic-San Diego State showdowns

Four teams will play Saturday in Houston in the Final Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Our staff makes their predictions for both games.

1 Apr 2023 5:45 pm
Miss seeing bluebloods in the men's Final Four? Don't complain, just embrace it.

A one-off Final Four without a blueblood team is not going to cause the collapse of network TV or decrease the value of the NCAA men's tournament.

1 Apr 2023 5:30 pm
'Beautiful to see:' SDSU assistant Mark Fisher, living with ALS, is helping Aztecs at Final Four

Mark Fisher was an assistant for San Diego State when diagnosed with ALS in 2011. He still plays a key role, helping the Aztecs reach the Final Four.

1 Apr 2023 5:28 pm
Clippers assistant coach Jay Larranaga rooting for father, Jim, and Miami in men's Final Four

Jay Larranaga may get in-game updates from team staffers as his dad, Jim, leads Miami against Connecticut. Otherwise, his focus is on the Clippers.

1 Apr 2023 5:18 pm
Final Four lacks star power, but will compelling stories attract March Madness fans?

This men's Final Four lacks usual star power that has driven television ratings and ticket prices. Without that this year, how much interest is there?

1 Apr 2023 5:13 pm
Baseball phenom, 13, dies by suicide. He came home from school, left video: 'I hate my life'

Terry Badger III was in a dark place the afternoon of March 6. He believed his life wasn't worth living. His parents say he was bullied at school.

1 Apr 2023 4:30 pm
Greatest trick plays in NFL history, from 'Philly Special' to 'Annexation of Puerto Rico'

To celebrate April Fools' Day, we're going to take a look back at when NFL teams made a fool of their opponents with some surprising plays.

1 Apr 2023 3:31 pm
Iowa star Caitlin Clark steals the show with performance for the ages against South Carolina

Caitlin Clark finished with 41 points and eight assists as Iowa snapped South Carolina's 42-game winning streak.The Hawkeyes will play LSU on Sunday.

1 Apr 2023 12:12 pm
Why South Carolina star Aliyah Boston should return to school for a fifth season

Aliyah Boston can do something special if she bypasses the WNBA Draft for now and uses her extra year of eligibility to return to South Carolina.

1 Apr 2023 12:06 pm
Women's NCAA Final Four recap: Iowa shocks South Carolina, will face LSU in title game

No. 3 LSU rallied past No. 1 Virginia Tech in Friday night's first semifinal while No. 2 Iowa upset defending champion South Carolina in the second.

1 Apr 2023 10:32 am
March Sadness: The agony of defeat in the 2023 men's and women's NCAA Tournament

The pain shows for players on the losing end in the men's and women's NCAA Tournaments.

1 Apr 2023 10:13 am
WrestleMania 39: Start time, how to watch, match card for WWE's biggest event

WWE returns to Hollywood for its latest installment of WrestleMania. The match card features superstars Roman Reigns, John Cena and Cody Rhodes.

1 Apr 2023 10:00 am
Women's NCAA Final Four updates: Iowa shocks South Carolina, will face LSU in title game

No. 3 LSU rallied past No. 1 Virginia Tech in Friday night's first semifinal while No. 2 Iowa upset defending champion South Carolina in the second.

1 Apr 2023 9:23 am
2023 NCAA women's basketball tournament: Results, schedule, games, times, TV

Full results and schedule for the 2023 NCAA Div. I women's basketball tournament broken down by region with matchups, times and TV networks.

1 Apr 2023 7:57 am
LSU women stage major rally, knock off Virginia Tech for spot in championship game

Trailing 59-50 entering the fourth quarter, LSU reeled off 15 unanswered pointsto take a 72-62 lead with 3:04 to go. Virginia Tech couldn't recover.

1 Apr 2023 6:50 am
March Madness 2023: One great photo from every NCAA women's tournament game

Check out the top shots from the 2023 NCAA women's basketball tournament.

1 Apr 2023 6:48 am
Women's NCAA Final Four live updates: LSU faces Virginia Tech as each seek first championship

No. 1 Virginia Tech takes on No. 3 seed LSU as the NCAA women's Final Four kicks off. No. 1 South Carolina battles No. 2 Iowa in the second game.

1 Apr 2023 6:09 am
Michigan men's basketball star Hunter Dickinson enters transfer portal

Michigan's Hunter Dickinson, an All-Big Ten big man who averaged 18.5 points and 9 rebounds this year, is entering the transfer portal.

1 Apr 2023 5:42 am
Watch: Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin meets President Joe Biden at White House

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin continued his tour of Washington with a stop at the White House to meet President Joe Biden, who said he's a fan.

1 Apr 2023 4:42 am
MLB investigating Anthony Rendon's postgame confrontation with fan in Oakland

Video showed Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon in a heated confrotation with a fan after his team's opening day game in Oakland.

1 Apr 2023 3:32 am
Women's NCAA Tournament live updates: Can South Carolina slow Iowa's Caitlin Clark in Final Four?

No. 1 South Carolina battles No. 2 Iowa while No. 1 Virginia Tech and No. 3 LSU face off in the Final Four of the women's NCAA Tournament.

1 Apr 2023 3:05 am
Dodgers fan gets tackled by security on Opening Day while attempting to propose on field

A Los Angeles Dodgers fan hoped for a happily ever after following his marriage proposal, but he got something a little more memorable instead.

1 Apr 2023 2:38 am
NBA's one-and-done rule will stay in next collective bargaining agreement

The NBA and union have no plans to get rid of the draft eligibility restriction that prevents players from jumping straight from high school

1 Apr 2023 2:12 am
Miami's Norchad Omier on possible switch to football: 'Not thinking about that right now'

Could Miami basketball player Norchad Omier move over to football after the team's Final Four in same way one did and played in the NFL?

1 Apr 2023 1:20 am
Is your kid a good sport? Here's 3 lessons one high school athlete learned from his parents

Grant Greiner is a standout two-sport high school athlete with a track record of good sportsmanship. Here's 3 things he said his parents taught him.

1 Apr 2023 12:28 am
Minor league baseball players overwhelmingly ratify first labor agreement with MLB

Minor League baseball players will receive new benefits, such as significant pay increases and a 401(k) retirement plan, with the new labor deal.

1 Apr 2023 12:26 am
Pat McAfee files to dismiss Brett Favre's 'clown show' defamation lawsuit

Favre'slawsuit also includes a Mississippi government official and former NFL player and Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe.

1 Apr 2023 12:20 am
Connecticut's Adama Sanogo manages fasting for Ramadan while leading team's Final Four run

It's challenging enough to be playing the NCAA men's tournament. For Connecticut center Adama Sanogo he is also managing fasting during Ramadan.

31 Mar 2023 11:52 pm
LIV Golf at the Masters: What have Cameron Smith, other players said about first 2023 major?

Worlds collide when LIV golfers and PGA Tour professionals clash at Augusta National for the Masters next week.

31 Mar 2023 11:29 pm
'Where does it stop?': Todd Bowles speaks out against banning hip-drop tackles in NFL

The NFL's competition committee has not yet put forth a proposal that would ban hip-drop tackles, but one could be coming in the near future.

31 Mar 2023 11:05 pm
Dusty May says he'll sign extension to remain at Florida Atlantic after Final Four season

Dusty May won't be on another sideline next basketball season. The Florida Atlantic coach said Friday at the Final Four he is staying with the Owls.

31 Mar 2023 10:51 pm
Bill Leavy, NFL officiating supervisor and former referee, dies at 76, per reports

Bill Leavy, who officiated in the NFL for 20 seasons and was an officiating coordinator, died on Tuesday at 76.

31 Mar 2023 9:08 pm
Which NHL team has best chance to take Connor Bedard at No. 1 after draft lottery?

Connor Bedard, considered a generational talent, is the prize during the May 8 draft lottery. Which team has the best chance to take him?

31 Mar 2023 8:54 pm
Wimbledon lifts ban on Russian and Belarusian players that was imposed after Ukraine invasion

Russian and Belarusian tennis players will be allowed to compete at Wimbledon after a ban in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine was lifted.

31 Mar 2023 7:59 pm
Junior hockey commentator fired after using antisemitic slur during radio broadcast

A broadcaster for a junior hockey team in Canada was fired after using anantisemitic slur during a game Wednesday night

31 Mar 2023 6:07 pm
Blue Jackets defenseman Billy Sweezey's first NHL fight thrills parents

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Billy Sweezey fought the Boston Bruins' Jakub Lauko and his parents cheered from the stands at TD Garden.

31 Mar 2023 6:06 pm
Biggest bonuses earned by men's college basketball coaches this season

The bonuses that men's college basketball coaches earn is substantial. A look at the highest-paid among NCAA Tournament teams at public schools.

31 Mar 2023 5:48 pm
NASCAR's Ryan Blaney raises Alzheimer's awareness for grandfather who began family's racing dynasty

Ryan Blaney, a third-generation racecar driver, is part of a campaign advocating for Alzheimer's awareness in honor of his grandfather, Lou Blaney.

31 Mar 2023 5:35 pm
Tennis legends put America's latest sports phenomenon, pickleball, on full display

Pickleball Slam will feature Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, John McEnroe, and Andy Roddick, each competing for a $1 million purse in Miami.

31 Mar 2023 5:30 pm
Five bold predictions for the men's NCAA Tournament's Final Four

A quartet of teams will head to Houston to determine the national champion for the men's NCAA Tournament. Here are five Final Four bold predictions.

31 Mar 2023 5:12 pm
9/11 family members plan event for Masters week to share 'outrage' over LIV golfers at Augusta

The chair of 9/11 Families United says Augusta National allowing Saudi-backed LIV golfers to participate in The Masters is a slap in the face.

31 Mar 2023 4:31 pm
Iowa star Caitlin Clark, like Steph Curry, has redefined what a good shot is in basketball

Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says her star guard Caitlin Clark has a separate set of rules ecause she can do things other people can't do.

31 Mar 2023 4:17 pm
Aliyah Boston vs. Caitlin Clark NCAA Tournament showdown is great for women's basketball

South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston and Iowa guard Caitlin Clark have been the best players in women's college basketball the last two years.

31 Mar 2023 4:15 pm
Tale of the tape: How Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston, two best players in women's basketball, stack up

South Carolina forward Aliyah Boston and Iowa guard Caitlin Clark have been the best women's basketball players in the country in the last two years.

31 Mar 2023 4:08 pm
'That's love!': How Michigan's Fab Five legacy runs through San Diego State at Final Four

SDSU's Final Four run traces back to the glory and heartache of Fab Five era at Michigan, where current Aztecs coach Brian Dutcher was an assistant.

31 Mar 2023 3:30 pm