Ian Laxina

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How to Quit Your Job and Travel for Two Years

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>Years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I sat across from my wife Gayl in a taco stand and told her that I thought we should sell our house, quit our jobs and sail to Tahiti. "Terry, we don't know how to sail," she said.<p>She had a point, but I was much more worried about the …

Personal Finance

Why This Shaving Startup Made a $100 Million Gamble on a 100-Year-Old Factory

The co-founders of New York City's e-commerce startup Harry's are taking an unconventional path to category disruption--purchasing a nearly century-old factory in Germany.<p>The smell of dying unicorns is in the air on a gray February day in downtown Manhattan. The Nasdaq has just fallen to a 15-month …

Kris Jenkins’s buzzer-beater for Villanova changed his life forever

The adrenaline finally began to wear off for Kris Jenkins on Wednesday, two days after he made what many have called college basketball history’s biggest shot.<p>“This is going to be a big night for me because I think I can finally get some sleep,” the Villanova swingman and former All-Met Player of …

Kyle Lowry was too busy being a Villanova fan to pay attention to postgame questions

Sorry, Toronto media. Kyle Lowry had no interest in answering your questions after the Raptors’ 115-91 win over the Pelicans on Saturday. The Villanova alum’s focus was on the Wildcats’ Elite Eight game against Kansas.<p>A sampling of the quotes the Raptors beat writers had to work with:<p>“The last …

Villanova’s Unlikely Shot at NCAA Brilliance

Despite having all the hallmarks of a team that would flop in the tournament, the Wildcats are on the verge of historic greatness<p>Houston<p>This season, as soon as the NCAA tournament bracket was prematurely released to the world, millions of people who haven’t watched a minute of college basketball …

NCAA

Observations: Ryan Arcidiacono is at the core of Villanova's revival

In his four seasons as floor general, the senior has transformed Villanova back to its winning ways.<p>The season before Ryan Arcidiacono stepped on …

Jalen Brunson's quick success at Villanova comes through 'fitting in'

A little more than a year ago, Jalen Brunson was celebrating the IHSA Class 4A state championship with his Stevenson High School teammates.<p>A few days later, he was named Illinois' Mr. Basketball. Over the summer he won a gold medal with USA Basketball's under-19 world championship team.<p>And now he's …

On just about every level, and by every number, it was all Villanova

HOUSTON — It began just as Oklahoma hoped it would — with Buddy Hield nailing a trademark three-point rainbow on the game’s first possession.<p>After that, Villanova got serious. And angry. And turned the opening semifinal of Final Four Saturday into the most humiliating rout in the history of college …

Jay Wright's Masterpiece: Villanova Dominant in Historic Onslaught of Oklahoma

HOUSTON — They called it "the perfect game."<p>Villanova was a giant underdog in the 1985 national championship tilt against Georgetown—and Patrick Ewing—and then the ball was tipped, and Nova executed a flawless game plan and barely missed.<p>The Wildcats made 22 of 28 shots that night, the greatest …

The incredible story of Villanova's Kris Jenkins and UNC's Nate Britt

Ten years ago, Nate Britt's family took Kris Jenkins into their home, legally adopting a youngster they'd met through basketball. Monday night, Britt's UNC and Jenkins' Villanova played for the national championship, and Jenkins hit a shot that will last forever.<p>(Update, April 3, 2017: 10:04 p.m.: …

Villanova celebrations lead to arrests, fire and – you guessed it – a horse assault

About 30 people were injured in celebrations after Villanova won the NCAA men’s basketball championship Monday night and among the few arrests was one for assaulting a police horse.<p><i>[What a finish! Buzzer-beater lifts Villanova past North Carolina for NCAA title.]</i><p>Police in Radnor declined to offer …

Villanova Hits Buzzer Beater to Win National Championship in All-Time Classic

Kris Jenkins sinks a 3-pointer as time expires to give Wildcats’ first title since 1985<p>HOUSTON—Villanova won the 1985 national championship with the biggest upset ever in the NCAA tournament’s title game. But what the Wildcats did Monday night was even better: They won an all-time classic national …

National Championship

One good shot deserves another: Villanova beats UNC in sensational finish

Marcus Paige’s three-pointer tied it for the Tar Heels with a 4.7 seconds left, but Kris Jenkins swished a three-pointer at the buzzer to win the game 77-74<p>Kris Jenkins is one of those players who believes every shot is going in.<p>Sometimes, it feels so right to be right.

2016 'One Shining Moment' video: Villanova's thrilling national championship caps NCAA Tournament

Relive March Madness in the best way anyone knows how.<p>After Villanova beat North Carolina in the national championship game of the NCAA Tournament, TBS aired this year's "One Shining Moment" video tribute to the NCAA Tournament. It was the 30th year of the iconic post-March Madness jingle, and it …

Villanova fan reactions to the game-winner were almost as good as the shot

When Kris Jenkins pulled up for a long-distance three as the final seconds ticked off in the NCAA Tournament championship game, Villanova's fan base had to be holding its collective breath. And then moments later, it exploded in exhilaration.<p>The shot was great and the fan reaction did it justice. …

Photos: Villanova Bests UNC in NCAA Championship Game

Here's Every Angle And Every Call Of Villanova's NCAA Tournament-Winning Buzzer-Beater

Villanova closed out the college basketball season with one of the most memorable finishes in history when Kris Jenkins hit a buzzer-beating …

Four factors that decided Villanova's win in the best title game ever

Breaking down the key factors in Villanova's buzzer-beating 77-74 national championship victory against North Carolina in Houston on Monday night:<p>Kris Jenkins at the buzzer<p>In perhaps the most thrilling finish for a championship game in NCAA tournament history, Jenkins hit a buzzer-beating …

Villanova's champions still in shock after an ending to boggle the mind | Tom Dart

Head coach Jay Wright admits ‘I don’t think this has hit me yet’ after Kris Jenkins beats the buzzer in surely the greatest climax in NCAA championship history<p>Stumbling, off-balance, North Carolina’s Marcus Paige sank a three-point shot to tie the title game with 4.7 seconds on the clock. It was a …

Kris Jenkins’s shot for Villanova takes its place among all-time buzzer-beaters

This will be remembered for quite some time. Villanova didn’t just stun favored North Carolina for the NCAA title Monday, the Wildcats did it on a last-second shot by Kris Jenkins, one that dropped through just as the horn sounded.<p>In the aftermath of the 77-74 triumph, one in which Villanova went …

Former Villanova coach Rollie Massimino witnesses another thriller

Villanova Coach <b>Jay Wright</b> strolled past half-snipped nets late Monday evening, feet fluttering over confetti, an arm around <b>Rollie Massimino</b>.<p>Massimino, the former Villanova coach, is no stranger to championship-game thrillers. In 1985, his Villanova team shocked Georgetown, 66-64, to win the title. …

Villanova had the championship ingredients it needed to cut down the nets

HOUSTON — This is how you win a championship.<p>You make clutch shots. You overcome mistakes. You defend like crazy.<p>You get expected contributions from senior leaders. You get an unexpected lift from a sophomore off the bench.<p>You reach your peak and overachieve in the three-week gauntlet that is the …

National Championship

Villanova recovers after blowing late lead to beat North Carolina for national title

The ball was in the air, and two teams, two coaches and 74,340 fans craned their necks to catch a glimpse.<p>If it went in, it would be a thunderous, thrilling conclusion to one of the best college basketball games in years. For Villanova and North Carolina, the national championship hung in the …

North Carolina

NCAA Championship Game 2016: Report Card for North Carolina vs. Villanova

Well, that was certainly better than Saturday's two semifinals. It may have been the best championship game ever.<p>Villanova survived a game-tying three-pointer with 4.7 seconds left to have Kris Jenkins hit one at the buzzer for a 77-74 national championship win over North Carolina in Houston Monday …

Was Villanova-UNC the Greatest National Championship Game Ever?

The Villanova Wildcats won the NCAA national championship in dramatic fashion on Monday, as they downed the North Carolina Tar Heels, 77-74, with a buzzer-beater.<p>With all the competition and suspense up until the last second, was this title game the greatest national championship ever?<p>Watch as …