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Crazy X Tent is a communal fort with a central meeting space

Remember those cozy blanket forts you made as a kid? The kind where a handful of friends wriggled inside on their stomachs to share secrets and …

In NCAA tournament, is No. 2 better than No. 1? In one case, yes.

By Matthew Giles<p>The first night of this NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 play was rife with blowouts, with the No. 2 seeds looking particularly impressive. Villanova used a three-point fueled offense to end Miami’s title hopes. Then there is Oklahoma, who essentially used national player of the year …

Someone Went and Made Jewelry for People With Thigh Gaps

But there's a catch.<p>Soo Kyung Bae, a designer from Singapore, has created a line of thigh gap jewelry to accentuate and celebrate the space that remains between a woman's thighs when she stands with her feet together. Each piece is handcrafted out of 18-karat gold that is plated over sterling …

USA vs. Guatemala 2016: Time, TV schedule and news for USMNT's World Cup qualifier

The USMNT can put themselves in a strong position in their CONCACAF World Cup qualifying group with a win in Guatemala.<p>North America is in the throes of World Cup qualifying, with CONCACAF's fourth round of action about to hit the halfway point. Group C is in action on Friday, and with it the …

NBA scores 2016: LeBron James and the Cavaliers have accepted their fate

Cleveland lost, and even though they're playing pretty well this month, all the drama surrounding LeBron James is making things weird.<p>It's been a bizarre month for LeBron James. He talked about wanting to play with his superstar friends then made fun of the media who hyper-analyze everything that …

Five takeaways from the Clippers' 96-94 victory over the Trail Blazers

The Clippers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 96-94, on Thursday night when J.J. Redick made a last-second shot on an inbounds play.<p>Here are five takeaways from the game:<p><b>1)</b> The play the Clippers used for the game-winning shot is one they have run frequently this season –- and it worked …

Ronda Rousey Comments on UFC Loss to Holly Holm Amid Miesha Tate Rematch Rumours

Ronda Rousey has suggested her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 could be "the best thing that ever happened" to her.<p>According to Inside Halton, Rousey spoke at Reebok's Luncheon for Inspirational Women and said the defeat gives her room to grow as a fighter:<p>When it comes to challenges, I honestly …

Mike Krzyzewski Comments on Dillon Brooks Exchange After Game-Ending 3-Pointer

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski denied discussing sportsmanship with Oregon forward Dillon Brooks, who knocked down a deep three late in Thursday night's game after the outcome of the Sweet 16 matchup had already been decided.<p>Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com noted Friday that Brooks said Coach K told him …

Dillon Brooks

Contact Lenses Alter Your Eyes in a Scary Way

Here's what really happens when you stick your finger in your eye.<p>Because perfect eyesight is relatively rare and the cool-glasses look isn't for everyone, contact lenses are a way of life for some 30 million Americans. And while they offer comfort, convenience, and the glorious gift of sight (🙌), …

Paul Pierce is hoping for a fourth-quarter role with Clippers once the postseason begins

He's gotten his teammates to dance after victories. He's provided a fresh viewpoint in a locker room where the primary voices have been there so long they may sound like echoes.<p>Soon it will be all about what <b>Paul Pierce</b> has to say on the court.<p>The veteran forward famously said he called ballgame …

Paul Pierce

18 Times Groomsmen Elevated The Wedding Photo Game

This is how it's done, gentlemen.<p>It's easy to feel all stiff and stuffy when you're a groomsman decked out in a suit and tie. But don't let your formal attire get in the way of having some serious fun with the boys.<p>Below are 18 groups of groomsmen who got a little goofy with their wedding photos.

A border first: Smugglers buy U.S. land, build house to hide tunnel, feds say

<b>Calexico, California (CNN) —</b> For the first time on the border, drug traffickers allegedly bought U.S. property for the sole purpose of building a house to conceal the end of a 415-yard smuggling tunnel from Mexico, authorities said Wednesday.<p>Inside the life of a drug-trafficking teen<p>Four people …

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Though Marshall Plumlee soldiers on at Duke, a fraternal dynasty nears its end

Chances are you don't like Marshall Plumlee.<p>If so, it's probably because of his brothers. And if you dislike his brothers, it's probably because, like Marshall, they both played and won at Duke.<p>And everyone dislikes Duke.<p>Few siblings have come to symbolize a college basketball program like Miles, …

USA Basketball

Disney threatens to stop filming in Georgia if anti-gay bill becomes law

<i>Editor's note, March 2, 2018: This 2-year-old story, widely shared on social media in recent days, is unrelated to the Georgia Senate's recent passage of a bill that would allow faith-based adoption agencies to turn away same-sex couples.</i><p>Delivering a potentially serious blow to one of the fastest …

2016 NFL Draft: 5 Teams That Need to Use the Draft to Rebuild

With the NFL draft quickly approaching, several teams will have an opportunity to rebuild after being largely inactive on the free-agent market.<p>Some teams are a few years away from being true Super Bowl contenders, but they can utilize the draft to begin rebuilding. Others are contenders at the …

Cross-border tunnel extends length of 4 football fields

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities on Wednesday seized a cross-border tunnel that ran the length of four football fields from a restaurant in …

Clippers vs. Warriors: Score, Highlights and Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

The Golden State Warriors improved to 33-0 at home and moved to within eight wins of tying the single-season record set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls with a 114-98 <b></b>triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.<p>The win also propelled the Warriors (64-7) to a season-series …

2016 NFL Free Agency: The Most Interesting One-Year Contracts

Every NFL offseason, multiple players sign the legendary one-year "prove it" deals.<p>Whether it be for coming off an injury, a bad season or another circumstance, these players are determined to illustrate they are worth a bigger payday during the following offseason.<p>Of course, these one-year deals …

Ex-Lions WR tells Calvin Johnson to unretire and sign with the Patriots

One of Megatron's former teammates thinks that he should come out of retirement and play for the Patriots.<p>When Calvin Johnson announced his …

Gunshots killed missing Texas teen, medical examiner says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 14-year-old Texas girl whose father was shot and burned died herself of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the medical examiner's case report posted on the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences website.<p>Adriana Coronado was last seen March 12 in the Houston suburb of Katy. Her …

Wisconsin rallies to stun No. 2 seed Xavier, 66-63

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard never lost confidence in Bronson Koenig, even when he struggled in the Big Ten Tournament and failed to …

Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey and UFC Ripped by Floyd Mayweather's Uncle Jeff

Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of iconic retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., has launched a scathing attack on Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey and the UFC, accusing them of using his nephew’s name to boost their own profile.<p>During the rise to prominence of both Rousey and McGregor, both have been asked …

Nowitzki joins storied list with 40-point performance for Mavs

(The Sports Xchange) - German Dirk Nowitzki continues to pile up the years and the points.<p>Mar 20, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) celebrates with teammates after scoring a three point basket in overtime against the Portland Trail Blazers at American Airlines …

March Madness bracket 2016: Middle Tennessee, Hawaii's Cinderella runs come to an end

Favorites held serve as the 2016 Sweet Sixteen begins to take shape.<p>After one of the wildest opening rounds in NCAA Tournament history, favorites held serve on Sunday as the field marched on toward the Sweet Sixteen.<p>The Cinderella runs of Middle Tennessee State, Hawaii and Stephen F. Austin came to …

A Former Pennsylvania State Trooper Reportedly Kills Two In A Toll Booth Robbery

An armed robbery turned deadly Sunday morning when Clarence Briggs, a former Pennsylvania State Trooper of 26 years who retired honorably, was killed by responding officers after he allegedly shot two employees at Turnpike’s Fort Littleton Interchange in Fulton County. The employees, Daniel Crouse, …

Crime

Why Penn State DL Carl Nassib Can Be Huge NFL Draft Sleeper

The 2016 NFL draft class is loaded with talent on the defensive line, but it's severely lacking elite pass-rushers.<p>As a result, franchises looking to improve their ability to pressure the quarterback might need to get creative and seek out players who can impact the game in ways other than simply …