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UFC Champion Ronda Rousey KOs Challenger in 34 Seconds, Tells Her 'Don't Cry'

Ronda Rousey kept her women's bantamweight championship title Saturday night at UFC 190 – and then some – when she KO'd challenger Bethe Correia in 34 seconds.

It was a decisive end to a lot of build-up and bad blood between the fighters: Correia, who made a point to trash talk Rousey at their …

Ronda Rousey

Mutombo, Olajuwon make surprise appearances in NBA Africa Game

The NBA's first-ever exhibition game on the African continent came with two major surprises on Saturday.

As Team Africa and Team World battled midway …

Africa

UCLA accepts verbal commitment from 13-year-old star LaMelo Ball

LaMelo Ball -- a 13-year-old basketball player from California -- has, like his two older brothers, verbally committed to UCLA, the family told CBSSports.com.

The commitment came one day after the Ball family was featured at CBSSports.com.

LaMelo Ball is the younger brother of Class of 2016 star …

College Sports

Squad... #NBAAfricaGame

What to know: Student-athlete compensation

Last August, a federal judge ruled against the NCAA in the O'Bannon case, contending that the NCAA broke antitrust laws and that football and men's basketball players were entitled to compensation for the use of their names, images and likenesses on broadcasts. U.S. District Court Judge Claudia …

College Sports

Bobby Hurley, ASU already humming along on recruiting trail

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Arizona State landed a top-150 player in Jethro Tshisumpa, a big-time …

Arizona State University

#TBT: Michael Jordan

You probably already know who Michael Jordan is, so I won’t waste too much time setting up this highlight. I’ll just say that it’s a clip of the GOAT …

Michael Jordan

Nancy Lieberman to Be Kings Assistant Coach: Latest Details, Reaction

The Sacramento Kings are planning to offer Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman an assistant coach position, which she will officially accept next week.

“Definitely I’m going to offer her a job,” Kings vice president Vlade Divac said Thursday, per Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee. “George …

Nancy Lieberman

See Spurs Assistant Coach Becky Hammon Bust A Move To ‘Hammer Time’

What a summer it’s been for Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon. The former WNBA star finished her opening campaign under the tutelage of head coach Gregg Popovich, becoming just the second woman in NBA history to act as an assistant coach. Because of how well she did in her inaugural year on the …

NBA

The 50 Best Players in College Basketball for 2015-2016

For the 5th summer in a row, we’re tackling the 50 best players in College Basketball. Here’s the list from 2011-2012, here’s the list from

College Sports

SMU, coach Larry Brown facing NCAA sanctions for alleged violations

SMU appeared before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions last month for a hearing regarding various allegations involving the men's basketball team, including a failure-to-monitor charge for coach Larry Brown, a source confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday.

Yahoo! Sports first reported the news Wednesday …

Larry Brown

Gregg Popovich Had Two Heart Procedures Last Year

The San Antonio Spurs inked head coach Gregg Popovich to a reported five-year extension last summer, and by all accounts, the 66-year-old legend …

Gregg Popovich

Coach K on Building a Team (VIDEO)

In conjunction with the US Army, we got the chance to sit down with college basketball’s all-time winningest head coach, Mike Krzyzewski. We caught …

West Point

N.B.A. Pick From India Makes Entire Village Feel 7 Feet Tall

BALLO KE, India — In this sleepy Punjabi village, no one was surprised to see a seven-foot-tall Sikh farmer striding the narrow lanes toward the local Sikh temple on June 25. The farmer, Balbir Singh Bamrah, is a familiar presence in Ballo Ke, and something of a local curiosity.

But the other …

India

These 5-star point guard recruits will make college basketball great again

There's fantastic point guard depth in the class of 2016. Who's your favorite?

The hype for the class of 2016 quietly started one year ago, when a group of incoming juniors appeared both more productive in the moment and better fitted with long-term potential than the senior class they were playing …

College Sports

NBA's Best Assists Of 2014-15 Season

Manu Ginobli and Steph Curry highlight the best dimes and dishes from the 2014-15 season, courtesy of our friends over at the NBA.

NBA

Bracket breakdown: Maui Invitational

Tournament: Maui Invitational

When and where: Nov. 23-25 at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii

Teams involved: UNLV, Kansas, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Chaminade, UCLA, St. John’s

Forward Perry Ellis and Kansas lead another talented Maui Invitational field this year. AP Photo/Nati …

Hawaii

Kevin Durant's Return Is Just What the NBA Needs in 2015-16

After displaying the depth of its young talent last season, the NBA will get a boost from the return of the sport's second-best player, Kevin Durant. With Durant coming back from a shortened 2014-15 campaign, the league will benefit from the Oklahoma City Thunder reestablishing themselves as …

NBA

Former NBA All-Star Vin Baker Working to Become Manager of Starbucks Coffee Shop

The Providence Journal's Kevin McNamara (h/t ProBasketballTalk's Kurt Helin) published a heartening feature Monday telling the tale of Vin Baker's life after basketball.

A four-time NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner (2000), Baker ended his professional basketball career with the Los Angeles …

Starbucks

Hornets executives explain why they wouldn't trade Frank Kaminsky for 4 1st-round picks

Hornets vice chairman Curtis Polk said the team didn't think they would get much value out of the future picks the Celtics were offering.

The Charlotte Hornets took Frank Kaminsky with the No. 9 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, but it soon was reported that the Boston Celtics made a huge trade offer in …

NBA

'HOOSIERS' SUCKS

'Hoosiers' is a boring, racist movie about an abusive coach teaching us that the best way to succeed is to have a talented person show up and help you. It is a bad movie.

Last week, the Indiana Pacers announced that they'd be wearing uniforms based on the movie Hoosiers, affirming their connection to …

College Sports

Jen Welter Hired by Cardinals, Believed to Be 1st Female Coach in NFL

The Arizona Cardinals are believed to be the first team in the NFL to hire a female coach after adding Jen Welter to their staff Monday as a training camp and preseason coaching intern.

Darren Urban reported the news via the Cardinals' official website, which featured comments from head coach Bruce …

NFL

The Jazz are ready to crash the playoff party in the West

The Jazz ended the 2014-15 season on a high note. Can they keep it up next year?

After the All-Star break, the Utah Jazz were one of the best teams in the league. They started the season 19-34, but then managed to go 19-10 down the stretch once they traded Enes Kanter to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

As …

Utah Jazz

Larry Bird admits Michael Jordan would 'kill' him one-on-one these days

Once upon a time, Larry Bird was the greatest trash-talker of them all. The Hick from French Lick used to absolutely tear down his opponents with his mouth. While Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett, Gary Payton and others would come along to top him, Bird still goes down as one of the flat-out coolest …

Larry Bird

Reebok Invites Nike Execs to Try CrossFit

This weekend, Nike and Reebok moved one step closer to all-out corporate warfare. It all started when CrossFit banned Nike's shoe last week. Since …

Nike

These seven NBA players took the biggest pay cuts this summer

The last contracts left over from before 2015 are starting to expire, and the result is some pretty interesting drop-offs in salary, as major deals signed in that summer of 2010 start to come off the books. Along with players being waived (like Deron Williams), there are a lot of guys beyond just …

NBA

Phil Jackson on relationship with Kobe: 'Quite often I could feel his hatred'

The holy trinity of Los Angeles Lakers basketball in the early 2000's - featuring Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, and head coach Phil Jackson - didn't …

Phil Jackson

To master any skill, use the learning technique that scared Bruce Lee

Once a week, I crush my 13-year-old at tennis until she cries.

I feel I only have a one or two year window to do this. Then she will conquer and destroy and laugh at me. So give me my chance. Sometimes I hit the ball as hard as possible so she can’t run fast enough with her tiny legs. Other times I …

Wing Chun

Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller to Trail Blazers: Trade Details, Comments, Reaction

The Cleveland Cavaliers banked a big trade exception Sunday, dealing dormant center Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller and two future second-round picks to the Portland Trail Blazers for cash considerations, the team confirmed.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported the news of the trade and the …

Brendan Haywood