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North Carolina finds redemption, beats Gonzaga to win NCAA championship

By Chuck Culpepper<p>, Reporter<p>GLENDALE, Ariz. — When the gnarled yearlong trail of North Carolina finally curled to its prettiest peak, it figured the last steps would brim with bricks, briars and clutter. It figured this latest national championship would rise out of a mucky stew of clanging shots …

College Sports

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo leaving football for broadcast career

The Dallas Cowboys have officially released quarterback Tony Romo, who will become the lead NFL analyst for CBS, it was announced Tuesday.<p>"It was a …

Under Armour claims new sneakers can prevent injury

Fitbits are so yesterday — as sneakers become the next iteration of wearable technology.<p>Under Armour is the latest footwear maker to trick out its …

The Celtics are still looking to make the big trade, and time's running out

Is Boston going to be able to pull off a deal for a superstar?<p>The Celtics are still waiting on the big one.<p>Boston signed Al Horford this summer, but …

MLB Hot Stove Rumors: Here's why Jose Bautista to the Red Sox likely won't happen

The erstwhile Blue Jays slugger won't be headed to Boston due to money<p>Rest easy, Toronto Blue Jays fans. The Boston Red Sox will <i>not</i> be signing …

LeBron James’s 11-year-old son is so good, he reportedly has offers from Duke, Kentucky

By Cindy Boren<p>, Reporter<p>Poor LeBron James. No sooner did he remind everyone of his basketball greatness by bringing an NBA championship to his home town than a report surfaced about the next rising hoops prodigy, a kid who just happens to live under James’s own roof.<p>Oh, the humanity.<p>This prodigy is …

Could LeBron James and J.R. Smith actually play college football?

It’s a crazy idea. Ridiculous even. But, really: what if?<p>It was a late-fall off day a month into the NBA season, and Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James …

5 players who signed free-agent contracts with rivals

After the winter meetings wrapped up Thursday morning, rumors continued to swirl about where free-agent outfielder Dexter Fowler could sign.<p>The …

Greatest streaks in sports history

Longevity is one of the biggest factors used to measure success when it comes to sports, be it teams or individuals, and this is why those who …

The history of the Madden Curse

Nearly 20 years into the iconic franchise’s history, there’s no escaping the “Madden Curse.” Since Garrison Hearst broke his ankle in 1998, shortly …

NFL

NBA’s rookie of the year race is just one injury away from being incredibly wide open

By Neil Greenberg<p>Reporter<p>This season’s NBA rookie of the year race was supposed to be too close to call.<p>No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons would have been the clear choice but he fractured his left foot in a scrimmage before the season, so Buddy Hield, selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the …

The NBA Teams With the Most Die-Hard Fans

There have been 70 total NBA championships since the league’s inception and 44 of those have been won by the same four teams – the Celtics, the …

Basketball

Adam Morrison, Darko Milicic Among 10 Biggest NBA Draft Busts Ever

Bowie, pictured left of a mustachioed David Stern, didn’t have a laughable career in the NBA, averaging over 10 points and seven rebounds per game. A …

NBA Draft

The 12 Worst Trades in NBA History

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Joe Johnson react to a play. | Elsa/Getty Images<p>When the Brooklyn Nets announced that they waived Joe Johnson, we …

Who will replace Big Papi in Boston?

BOSTON -- In case you missed it two weeks ago, David Ortiz filed the paperwork with Major League Baseball that made the inevitable official.<p>Big Papi …

Vikings release kicker Blair Walsh

MINNEAPOLIS -- After standing by Blair Walsh in the wake of his 27-yard missed field goal in the playoffs and the tumultuous eight games that …

Robb: Al Horford Makes Immediate Impact In Celtics Debut

<i>By Brian Robb, CBS Boston</i><p>BOSTON (CBS) — During the preseason, Al Horford’s teammates constantly raved about just how versatile the 6-foot-9 big man …

NBA

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade have World Series bet

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are no longer teammates, but they've teamed up for a World Series wager now that James is back in Cleveland and Wade has …

Lebron James career mix: Zero to Hero

All-Time #NBArank: Counting down the greatest players ever

NBA legends. We're ranking 'em!<p>To create All-Time #NBArank, we put together a ballot with the 150 greatest players ever. Then our ESPN expert panel …

NBA Depth-Chart Projections for All 30 Teams Entering 2016-17 Season

Most NBA teams have made those final, painful roster cuts and delivered the bad news to the players on the wrong side of them.<p>But for each bit of bad news, there's corresponding happiness from a man who made the active roster.<p>Teams are finally piecing together rotations and deciding who makes the …

Cubs vs. Indians: Who has the edge in the World Series?

Here we are. Fans of the other 28 teams might disagree, but in one way, this matchup between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians is the ultimate …

Charles Barkley Explains Why He Doesn't Rank LeBron James Higher Than Kobe Bryant or Tim Duncan

Even after LeBron James's extraordinary NBA Finals performance to capture his third ring and help lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first title …

We gave the new, self-lacing Nike Mags a test-run

Only 89 pairs of the self-lacing Nike Mag trainers are being made worldwide - but you could potentially get your hands on a pair for a seriously …

Shoes

LeBron James pokes fun at Kevin Love's high school sneakers

It's safe to say LeBron James is not a fan of Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Kevin Love's sneakers, circa 2006.<p>King James tweeted his thoughts on a …

Lynx disappointed with fourth-quarter performance -- and poor officiating

MINNEAPOLIS -- The disappointment and emotion were still raw when Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve walked into the postgame news conference with …

Lakers interested in Metta World Peace as assistant coach

The odds are against Metta World Peace making the Los Angeles Lakers' opening night roster, but the Lakers have interest in keeping the veteran …

Anthem singer at 76ers-Heat game kneels during performance

MIAMI -- A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game between the 76ers and Heat on Friday night did so while kneeling at …

Ten of the riskiest free agent signings of the NBA off-season

Out of the nearly $4-billion (U.S.) worth of new contracts that were signed this off-season, some of them seem fairly certain to benefit the team that's laying out the money.<p>Kevin Durant, he makes Golden State even better.<p>LeBron James, he's worth every penny to Cleveland.<p>Not every deal is a lock to …

Grading quarterback play for every NFL team

With six weeks of the season in the books, NFL Nation reporters assess the quarterbacks for all 32 teams based on each team's expectations heading …