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It’s over: The Louisville Cardinals are NCAA champs

Luke Hancock made four straight 3-pointers late in the first half, single-handedly halting what was threatening to become a Michigan runaway, and Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan erupted for monster second halves to lead the Cardinals to their third national title.<p>“I’m just so happy for our team,” said Hancock, the first sub in tournament history to win most outstanding player honours. “I’m happy that multiple guys got to contribute on this great run. Everybody from [walk-on] Tim Henderson on. …

Blue Jays Sign Miguel Batista

The Blue Jays have signed <b>Miguel Batista</b> to a minor league deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). The Rockies released the …

Seahawks will sign Brady Quinn

AP<p>Brady Quinn has his new team and Russell Wilson has his new backup.<p>Although the contract isn’t finalized, Quinn will sign with the Seahawks, Mike …

Torii Hunter gets his 2,000th hit.

Alex Ovechkin becomes part of Hart Trophy debate

Full disclosure: I was one of the many people in the hockey world who thought Alex Ovechkin was done. Not just for this season, but done for good. As …

The Financial Impact Of Winning The National Championship

Making it to the NCAA championship game is obviously a big deal. Winning one is huge. But what does a championship victory mean for the school’s financials?<p>A look at the teams that have cut down the nets over the last decade shows that taking home the national title leads to massive financial gains.<p>…

Release Of Jackie Robinson Movie '42' Puts Vintage Uniforms In Spotlight

It’s shaping up to be a big week for America’s most popular historic (and long lost) sports franchise, the Brooklyn Dodgers.<p>More than five decades have passed since the Dodgers moved west, yet the team of Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges and others seems to be as popular as ever, thanks to …

Dirk Nowitzki wants to retire in Dallas but not if things don't change

Dirk Nowitzki doesn't want out of Dallas but wants things to improve. Now.<p>The Mavericks are on the edge of elimination. Two Jazz wins or a …

#OpeningDay - Fenway style - from the heavens.

Bills sign Kevin Kolb

Kevin Kolb officially signed with the Buffalo Bills on Monday and has lofty expectations for what he believes he can accomplish with the team.<p>"I'm …

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Masters Favorites 2013: Showcasing Best Competitors in the Field

The current top three players in the world headline as the most likely winners at the 2013 Masters Tournament. Tiger Woods is definitely the favorite, with 5-2 odds and three PGA Tour victories already this season, but Rory McIlroy has had a nice return to form at the Valero Texas Open.<p>Outside of …

NCAA Championship Game Time: Complete Viewing Guide for Michigan vs. Louisville

The 2013 NCAA tourney is about to reach its thrilling conclusion, and we can think of no teams more deserving to be left standing than Michigan and Louisville. Both programs were able to heat up at the right time and proved time and time again that they could handle any adversity thrown at …

Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB's Opening Week

Opening week of the 2013 MLB season is now in the books, and there were plenty of winners and losers to go around.<p>The eyes of many fans were focused on quite a few players who were making their debuts with new teams. Other fans were eyeballing their favorite teams that made wholesale changes to …

Akeem Spence Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Illinois DT

<b>Akeem Spence</b><p><b>Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Buccaneers traded 112th and 181st picks to Oakland Raiders for 100th pick)</b><p><b>Fourth Round, 100th Pick</b><p>Akeem Spence declared as a junior for the 2013 NFL draft following a productive three-year career at Illinois. Although he had a very good career for the Fighting …

Leafs Talk: Will Leafs Regret Not Landing a Goaltender at the Deadline?

After a long four-day break, the Toronto Maple Leafs began the post-deadline period of the 2013 season rather sloppily.<p>The Leafs welcomed the Philadelphia Flyers to town, and the Flyers ended up handing the Leafs a large slice of humble pie, winning the game 5-3.<p>The Flyers, minus two-thirds of …

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The History Behind The Winter Classic Sweater

5 Weaknesses That Could Hurt Toronto Maple Leafs' Chances for a Deep Playoff Run

The Toronto Maple Leafs currently sit fifth in the Eastern Conference, just six points out of fourth, which would give them home-ice advantage in the first round of the NHL playoffs.<p>The team has also managed to post a 6-1-3 record in their past 10 games, and even the regulation loss to the …

THERE IS NO ESCAPE: A fan is grabbed by security as he tries to climb over the outfield wall after running onto the field and sliding int…

<b>THERE IS NO ESCAPE:</b> A fan is grabbed by security as he tries to climb over the outfield wall after running onto the field and sliding into second base during a game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox in Toronto, Ontario, April 7, 2013. (Photo: Tyler Anderson/National Post)