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As Final Four nears, NCAA opposes Indiana religious freedom law

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The NCAA is "especially concerned" by a recently enacted law in Indiana, which hosts this year's Final Four, that grants businesses the right to refuse service to gay and lesbian couples, NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement released on Thursday.<p>"The NCAA national office …

College Basketball

Mayweather rejects $5M penalty for failed drug test

Floyd Mayweather has formally rejected Manny Pacquiao's offer of a $5 million penalty clause should either fighter fail a drug test before or after their May 2 mega-fight, Pacquiao's advisor, Michael Koncz, told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.<p>Pacquiao, according to Koncz, had suggested a contractual …

Boxing

Baylor's Rico Gathers a Man Among Boys in Basketball, May Face NFL Dilemma

WACO, Texas — Rico Gathers snared 11 rebounds and swatted four shots, but the pro scout watching Baylor's game at Oklahoma State didn't care.<p>To him, it was meaningless that the Bears forward led the nation in rebounds, and he didn't care that he'd learned to pass out of the post.<p>The comments he …

Basketball

Duke vs. UNC: TV Schedule, Live Stream Info for 2015 Regular Season

And it begins again. College basketball's most storied rivalry and one of the best in all of sports will write a new chapter on Saturday night to conclude the ACC regular season.<p>Even with all of the changes in the conference, North Carolina and Duke remains the most enthralling game whenever the …

College Sports

Father of 8-Year-Old Boston Bombing Victim Faces Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Court

His eyes focused, his voice steady, William Richard took the stand on Thursday to testify against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of murder in the …

Prep basketball win streak ends at 120

CHOTEAU, Mont. -- A Montana girls' basketball team lost Thursday night for the first time since the 2010 state championship game, snapping the …

College Sports

Bracketology: A first look at who's locked in

With just a month and two days until Selection Sunday, a shockingly small number of teams look to be safe bets for the field of 68. An exciting season for college basketball fans might turn into one giant headache for the Selection Committee.<p>Naturally, the top four seeds in today's bracket, the …

College Sports

Turk Is Suing Cash Money

Another one of the original Hot Boyz is taking Cash Money to court over shady contract dealings. Apparently, Young Turk is looking to collect back …

Referees association says it deplores Paul's 'unprofessional' comments

The NBRA is not pleased with Chris Paul's criticism of referee Lauren Holtkamp.<p>The National Basketball Referees Assocation (NBRA) issued a strong …

Irving dazzles, scores 55 as Cavs win 8th straight game

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving clapped his hands as he walked to the middle of the locker room, unaware of the surprise his teammates had in store for him.<p>As Irving untucked his jersey, LeBron James and the rest of the Cavaliers crowded around the star point guard before dousing him with bottles of …

Basketball

Will The Follow Up to Kendrick Lamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' Drop Next Tuesday?

There's a leaked photo and a tweet from TDE's Top Dawg, which makes this unsubstantiated claim a possibility.<p>Rumours abound online. Whether it's Kanye West releasing a three-hour album of spoken word or being enlightened to hot, horny females waiting in "your area", the speed of the internet is a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Why Can't You Listen to that New Kendrick Lamar Verse on Jonathan Emile's "Heaven Help Dem"?

The Montreal rapper thought a Kendrick feature would be his big break, but now he's paid for a verse he's not allowed to use.<p>In 2008, 18-year old Fredy Villanueva was shot and killed by police in Montreal. This tragic event would be the catalyst that drove Jonathan Emile to record his song “Heaven …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Power of ACC Basketball

The Basketball Staff at CBS Sports has put together a handful of really good data visualizations showing the 29-year history of the NCAA Tournament …