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Women's NCAA tournament - Connecticut Huskies advance to Elite Eight, Geno Auriemma ties Pat Summitt for NCAA tournament wins

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- For the 12th straight year, Connecticut is headed to the Elite Eight. The Huskies defeated UCLA 86 -71 Saturday afternoon to …

College Basketball

Sen. Graham Faces Raucous Town Hall The Day After GOP Fails To Repeal Obamacare

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham faced a tough, boisterous crowd at a town hall in Columbia, South Carolina today.<p>The public meeting came the day after Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. "The process was not what I wanted it to be," he said, adding that he thinks …

Elections

Failed House Vote Is 'A Great Opportunity' For Republicans, Former House Leader Says

After yesterday's pulled health care vote, many on the left and the right are seeing it as a failure for Republicans — but former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says it's actually a blessing in disguise.<p>Tom DeLay served in Congress as representative for Texas's 22nd district from 1984 to 2005, …

Health Care

Oregon off to 1st Final Four since 1939 after thumping Kansas

For the first time since 1939, Oregon is headed to the Final Four.<p>The Ducks topped Kansas 74-60 in Saturday's Elite Eight matchup to win the Midwest …

March Madness

Jordan Bell dominated the paint to send Oregon to its first Final Four in 78 years

Bell made the Elite Eight his personal playground and pushed Oregon to its first Final Four since 1939.<p>The Oregon Ducks are in the Final Four for the first time since they won the national championship in 1939. Their win against Kansas in the Elite Eight is owed to two things above all others. One …

College Basketball

No. 3 Oregon powers past No. 1 Kansas to reach the Final Four

KANSAS CITY – At halftime, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott identified the feature that just might be the Oregon Ducks’ best trait.<p>“The thing about them,” Scott said at halftime, when Oregon held an 11-point lead, “is they’re not intimidated by anything.”<p>Not by Kansas’ top seed. Or the Jayhawks …

College Basketball

Frank Martin awestruck by kid reporter’s question after South Carolina upsets Baylor

South Carolina is off the Elite Eight after another smothering defensive effort. The Gamecocks cruised to a 70-50 win over No. 3 seed Baylor on …

South Carolina

3 reasons Xavier's run to the Elite Eight is completely ridiculous

The Musketeers are good, but they’ve taken a long road.<p>The Xavier Musketeers are, in fact, in the Elite Eight. They’ll play Gonzaga on Saturday (6:09 p.m. ET, TBS, March Madness Live), and the winner will go to the first Final Four in program history. It’s going to be a cool scene in San Jose.<p>That …

College Basketball

UCLA Star Lonzo Ball Declares For NBA Draft After Friday Night's Loss To Kentucky

As expected, UCLA freshman guard Lonzo Ball is going pro.<p>Ball declared his intentions to enter the 2017 NBA Draft after last night’s 86-75 loss to …

Basketball

Nuggets get wire-to-wire victory over Pacers, remain ahead of Trail Blazers in race

INDIANAPOLIS – If only the Nuggets could play the Indiana Pacers each game, they’d be one of the best teams in the West.Denver put up an impressive …

Basketball

Report: Texas' Shaka Smart among candidates for Georgetown men's basketball coaching job

This Story is About...<p>Less than 24 hours after parting ways with longtime coach John Thompson III, Georgetown officials began their search in earnest …

Texas

NCAA Tournament 2017: Grading UNC and an apology issued to South Carolina

Both Carolina schools move on Friday to the Elite Eight<p><b>Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts,</b> <i>plus get the latest picks and upsets from SportsLine!</i><p>First, an apology.<p>An apology from me and the rest of the college basketball world that dismissed South Carolina as …

College Basketball

In Dropping Health Vote, Trump Swallowed Need for a Showdown

WASHINGTON — When Speaker Paul D. Ryan arrived at the White House on Friday to inform President Trump that the health care bill he had made his first major legislative push could not pass, Mr. Trump had one reaction: He wanted revenge.<p>Furious at rebellious Republicans who refused to back the …

It's Never Trump's Fault

Speaking after the collapse of the Republican health-care bill, the president assigned blame to plenty of parties but cast himself as a mere bystander.<p>Speaking in the Oval Office Friday afternoon, President Trump surveyed the wreckage of the Obamacare repeal effort and issued a crisp, definitive …

U.S. Politics

March Madness bracket update: South Carolina blasts Baylor in Sweet 16 to move into Elite Eight

The rowdy Gamecocks are off to the Elite Eight.<p>The South Carolina Gamecocks’ defense absolutely wrecked the Baylor Bears’ vaunted offense on Friday night, sealing the program’s first trip to the Elite Eight by a final score of 70-50. Sindarius Thornwell led all the night’s scorers with 24 points, …

College Basketball

Republicans Can't Get Their S**t Together on Health Care-The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Video Clip

watch full episode<p>The Daily Show with Trevor Noah<p>Republicans Can't Get Their S**t Together on Health Care<p>3/23/17<p>After years of trying to repeal …

Comedy

South Carolina beats Baylor 70-50 to advance to Elite Eight

NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently South Carolina is getting the hang of winning NCAA Tournament games.<p>The Gamecocks, who hadn't won a tournament game since 1973, got their third this year. One more and it's on to the Final Four.<p>"It's a great win for the program," Gamecocks guard Duane Notice said. "It's a …

College Basketball

Devin Booker Scores 70

Michael Jordan never scored 70 in a game. Indeed, only four players in NBA history have: Wilt, Kobe, Elgin, and David Thompson. We can add Devin …

NBA

GOP health-care bill: House Republican leaders abruptly pull their rewrite of the nation’s health-care law

Republican leaders abruptly pulled their overhaul of the nation’s health-care system from the House floor on Friday, a dramatic defeat for President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan that leaves a major campaign promise unfulfilled and casts doubt on the Republican Party’s ability to govern.<p>The …

Health Care

Trump: I never said repeal and replace would come in 64 days

Updated 03/24/17 06:19 PM EDT<p>President Donald Trump signaled Friday that his failed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare won’t be his last try.<p>“I guess I’m here what, 64 days? I never said repeal and replace Obamacare — you’ve all heard my speeches — I never said repeal it and replace it within …

Health Care

Federal judge sides with Trump administration in travel ban case

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge in Virginia ruled in favor of the Trump administration Friday, declining to join other federal courts that halted the President's revised travel ban last week.<p>Two federal judges -- one in Maryland and one in Hawaii -- have blocked implementation of the core provisions of the …

Law

How We Do It in the Pacific Northwest

T<i>he University of Washington women’s basketball team, led by seniors Chantel Osahor and Kelsey Plum, is 29–5 and will play Mississippi State in the</i> …

TV

Kansas looked primed for an NCAA tournament upset. Now it looks unstoppable.

The Kansas Jayhawks’ run to the Elite Eight has been virtually unstoppable. They crushed No. 16 UC Davis in the first round of the tournament, 100-62, then steamrollered No. 9 Michigan State, 90-70 before running No. 4 Purdue out of the building Thursday night, 98-66. As of Friday, it is the only …

College Basketball

Gonzaga and Xavier will play for the right to make their first Final Four

Xavier, unexpectedly, has become the darling of this tournament now<p><b>Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts,</b> <i>plus get the latest picks and upsets from SportsLine!</i><p>There is something really great, really organic to the NCAA Tournament experience, about Gonzaga …

College Basketball

Gonzaga can shut up the haters forever

After one of the toughest wins in school history, the Bulldogs are close to ending one constant critique.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. - Running on fumes after an exhausting “rock fight,” Mark Few came into Thursday night’s postgame press conference hot.<p>“First of all, I don't know that I have a monkey on my …

College Basketball

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.<p>On Friday, the Los Angeles Lakers and AEG will …

Shaquille O'Neal

Lonzo Ball’s jump shot looks weird — until it goes in

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Lonzo Ball, UCLA’s wunderkind point guard and the potential first overall pick in the NBA Draft, has built his gleaming profile with an unattractive jump shot. He might be the best player on the court when the No. 3 Bruins face No. 2 Kentucky in a marvel of a South Region …

NBA

NCAA Thursday scores: No. 11 Xavier shocks Arizona, Gonzaga barely survives

An 11th seed is moving on, while two more No. 1 seeds prevail.<p>Three nailbiters and a blowout. That’s an incredible thriller-to-dud ratio for the first day of Sweet Sixteen madness, with only the Kansas Jayhawks wiping away the Purdue Boilermakers 98-66 giving us time to relax.<p>The Gonzaga Bulldogs …

College Basketball

Butler Crashing Blue Blood-Filled South Regional

North Carolina, Kentucky, UCLA … and Butler. The Bulldogs might not have the rich history the other three programs boast, but they’re going to be …

College Basketball

Phil Jackson will attend Shaquille O'Neal's statue unveiling instead of scouting Kentucky vs. UCLA

That’s actually an understandable decision. Steve Mills will scout instead.<p>On a night where three of college basketball’s most electrifying guards take the court for their NCAA tournament lives, two NBA executives with high draft standing have varying plans. That has something to do with Hall of …

NBA