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The Game of Thrones–to–NBA Playoffs Translator, Book 1: Westeros Conference

<i>To read the Essos (Eastern) Conference translator, click here.</i><p><b>Steve McPherson:</b> As darkness sweeps the land, a lone figure works by dim light, trying …

Ohio State Tops Arizona to Reach the Elite 8

In a game that was determined by a last-minute, three-point shot, the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Arizona by the score of 73-70, being the second team to reach the Elite 8.<p>OSU looked to be mismatched in the first half of the game. With a 2-0 advantage being their only lead, the Buckeyes trailed as …

College Football

The End of the Heat’s Winning Streak Doesn’t Matter

Miami's stunning 27-game winning streak is over, but even that won’t throw cold water on LeBron James’ blazing popularity. As international athletes …

Syracuse holds Indiana to season low in points, makes Elite Eight

WASHINGTON -- An hour after his team finished a dominating defensive performance to close in on the Final Four, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim stood in a …

Rob Gronkowski: Gay teammate OK

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said he would be accepting of a gay teammate.<p>"I got this question before, about a year ago, and I …

Robbie Rogers says it was impossible to stay in soccer after declaring he was gay

United States international Robbie Rogers has said it is "impossible" to remain in soccer after publicly declaring your homosexuality.<p>The 25-year-old, who last played for English second-tier side Leeds United, said last month he was stepping away from football after becoming only the third …

The Best and Worst Teammates for the NFL's First Openly Gay Player

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A big week for gay rights in Washington was a big one for the entertainment world, too, and it looks …

Wracked by illness, Russ Smith, Louisville shake off Oregon

INDIANAPOLIS — On Selection Sunday, pundits said No. 1 overall seed Louisville was done no favors by being placed in the stacked Midwest Regional. So far, though, it's been a pretty stress-free romp for the Cardinals, who beat No. 12 seed Oregon 77-69 on Friday and advanced to Sunday's Elite …

FGCU runs out of magic, as Florida chomps Cinderella run short

ARLINGTON, Texas -— Florida Gulf Coast, the free-wheeling No. 15 seed that has redefined the term Cinderella team, took the court against Florida as if this were a pickup game near the beach in Fort Myers.<p>In 75 years of the NCAA tournament, college basketball fans has never seen a collection of …

Tim Duncan has 34 points as San Antonio Spurs beat LA Clippers

Tim Duncan had a season-high 34 points, including a game-winning three-point play with 2.2 seconds left, as the <b>San Antonio Spurs</b> outlasted the <b>Los</b> …

Pat Riley to Danny Ainge: Shut up

NEW ORLEANS -- Miami Heat president Pat Riley on Friday forcefully responded to criticism leveled against LeBron James by Boston Celtics president of …

Kobe Bryant fourth on scoring list

SACRAMENTO -- Move over Big Dipper. Make way for the Black Mamba.<p>Kobe Bryant moved into fourth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list in the Los …

Wichita State upsets Buckeyes to reach Final Four

LOS ANGELES -- Cleanthony Early kept stealing glances down at the hat in his hands while he waited for his turn to climb the stepladder, scissors in …