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Sweet 16 Predictions: Updated Title Odds and Regional Semifinal Picks

Link to Media<p>NCAA tournament favorites Florida, Louisville, Arizona and Michigan State all survived a wild opening weekend of March Madness, but double-digit seeds Dayton and Tennessee have suddenly seen their odds increase.<p>With the Sweet 16 set to get underway on Thursday, let's take a look at the …

College Sports

Notre Dame Enters College Football Playoff Era Under Cloud of Uncertainty

Link to Media<p>Notre Dame will enter the College Football Playoff era with a boatload of cash.<p>The Irish last year signed a 10-year extension with NBC, worth a reported $15 million per year, that will run through the 2025 season—effectively the entire length of the initial CFP deal. In January, the …

College Football

Designer Mixes NBA Stars' Signature Shoes with Rap Albums

Link to Media<p>Designer Patso Dimitrov found a way to blend some of the better-known modern rap albums into NBA stars' signature shoes. The shoes mix the albums' colors perfectly into each star's shoes without being over the top.<p>Link to Media<p>Link to Media<p>You can see the rest of the collection …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Luke Kennard's Signing Makes Duke Team to Beat in 2015-16

Link to Media<p>Luke Kennard, one of the premier prospects in the Class of 2015, elected not to draw out his recruiting process and committed to the Duke Blue Devils on Monday, as per ESPN’s Paul Biancardi and Jeff Goodman.<p>With the commitment, the Blue Devils have just become the team to beat during …

College Football

How 2014 Stacks Up Against Every Upset in NCAA Tournament History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In the 30 years since the NCAA tournament expanded to 64 teams, there have been 514 upsets through …

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Sammy Watkins falls out of the top five

Joakim Noah Doesn't Like MVP Chants, Says Derrick Rose Is Chicago Bulls MVP

Link to Media<p>Joakim Noah doesn't want your "MVP" chants, Chicago.<p>Following the Chicago Bulls' 95-88 overtime victory over the Miami Heat Sunday, Bulls.com's Chuck Swirsky (h/t Beyond The Buzzer) asked the big man about Noah-specific "MVP" chants that rang throughout United Center.<p>Noah's response …

NBA

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Creighton's Doug McDermott goes over 3,000 career points in win

OMAHA, Neb. -- Doug McDermott saved his best game for his last one at CenturyLink Center.<p>McDermott scored a career-high 45 points and became the …

Baylor rally cry on postseason jersey

WACO, Texas -- The Baylor Bears will have more brightly colored jerseys for postseason play this March, with a twist on the lettering.<p>The …

'12th Fan' climbs to 10th in sales

The "12th Fan" is now a best-seller.<p>Seattle Seahawks jerseys with "FAN" on the name plate and the No. 12 are now the 10th best-selling jersey this …

NFL

LeBron: Sleeves 'not a good thing'

SAN ANTONIO -- The short-sleeved jerseys introduced across the NBA this season have been popular with fans and big sellers in stores.<p>But LeBron James …

UCSB fan rushes court, confronts Hawaii coach

What just happened?<p>Hawaii coach Gib Arnold had to be restrained while shouting at a ref during the Rainbow Warriors' game against UCSB on Thursday. These things happen.<p>What usually doesn't happen is an extremely riled up fan running onto the court to get in the coach's face and ... fight him, I …

Toronto Raptors to bring purple dinosaur jerseys back for select games next season

Millenials around the globe rejoice, as the Raptors plan to bring back their dominant-color jerseys for a few throwback home games in 2014-2015.<p>The Toronto Raptors have long suffered at the hands of the NBA's elite, and not just in on-court performance. Their jerseys, instead of the original …

Shaquille O'Neal Wants To Make Another Video Game [UPDATE]

Indie developer Shaquille O'Neal is taking to IndieGoGo for his latest project, a sequel to the critically-panned <i>Shaq Fu</i>.<p>O'Neal and crew want us all …

Johnny Manziel signs with Nike

Johnny Football is now property of Nike.<p>Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and potential first overall pick in May's NFL draft, informed …

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Ian Kinsler: Hope Rangers go 0-162

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Former Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler clearly won't be pulling for his old club now that he's with the Detroit Tigers.<p>"I …

Texas Rangers

World's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday in Japan

Misao Okawa is one of only five people alive – all women – born in the 19th century when Queen Victoria was on the throne<p>Plenty of sleep and a varied diet are the secrets to a long and healthy life, according to Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person, who celebrated her 116th birthday on …

Report: Hillary Clinton Says Putin Behaving Like Adolf Hitler

Hillary Rodham Clinton reportedly compared Russian President Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Ukraine to the behavior of Adolf Hitler.<p>Clinton, the former secretary of state and a potential presidential candidate in 2016, made the remarks at a private fundraiser Tuesday night in Long Beach, Calif., …

Russia

10 non-blueblood college football teams that could win a title by 2020

The College Football Playoff means more chances for championship gate-crashers. Among teams that haven't won a title in the modern era (or ever), who's likeliest to make a run?<p>The last 15 AP national championships were won by a group of 10 schools. Going back another 15 years only adds seven more …

Sherman disagrees with idea of ban

Richard Sherman does not agree with the NFL's proposed ban on use of the N-word on the playing field, calling it an "atrocious idea" that is "almost …

Football (U.S.)

Atlantic Sun Tournament 2014: Never forget Florida Gulf Coast, but Mercer is the team to beat

For the second year in a row, the team to beat in the A-Sun Tournament appears to be the No. 2 seed.<p>You might remember this.<p>The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles had to win the Atlantic Sun Tournament last year to get the No. 15 seed so that they could throw lobs all over poor Georgetown (and then San …

The big 2014 Buffalo football preview: What happens when stars leave?

Jeff Quinn's fifth Buffalo squad returns 12 starters, including the quarterback, from the program's second eight-win FBS team. But the Bulls lose almost all of their star power as well, and only a cake-soft schedule gives them a shot at another bowl.<p><i>Confused? Check out the advanced-stats glossary</i> …

Report: NFL Considers Longer Extra-Point Kick

Members of the NFL Competition Committee are reportedly considering a significantly longer distance for extra-point kicks to spice up the game.<p>With …

No Bags Allowed At The Boston Marathon This Year

Two bombs hidden inside backpacks exploded near the finish line of last year's marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 250 others.<p>Security was tightened at major marathons worldwide as a result.<p>This year, not even runners will be allowed to bring bags to keep personal items, the …

Beck/Bucher: Should the NBA Raise Its Minimum Age?

The NBA is constantly looking for ways to develop young talent while maintaining a competitive level of basketball for fans.<p>So is raising the NBA age limit the answer?<p>The league currently requires a player to be at least 19 years old to enter the draft. And for all non-internationals, a player must …

NBA

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NBA hasn't 'seriously' discussed a four-point shot

Antoine Walker is going to love this.<p><b>Update 1:44 p.m.</b> Well, nevermind. The league issued this statement yesterday:<p>"No one at the NBA,nor the …

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