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A kid dabbing 38 times was the best thing from Spurs-Grizzlies Game 1

Despite the fact that Cam Newton is in the middle of his offseason, dabbing in sports hasn’t stopped.<p>Just ask the San Antonio Spurs fan who attended Game 1 of the team’s playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies. Eagle-eyed Spurs blogger Caleb Saenz of 48 Minutes of Hell discovered a kid who was …

Basketball

Louisville Basketball Announces Further Sanctions Stemming from Escort Scandal

Link to Media<p>The University of Louisville announced further sanctions Wednesday as a result of the escort scandal involving the men's basketball team.<p>Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports reported Louisville will eliminate two scholarships, one in 2017-18 and one in 2018-19, and two official visits while …

Sanctions

McIlroy needs to rein in aggression to win Masters: Levet | Reuters

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy may need to dial back his aggression and play more “Nicklaus-like” to taste victory at Augusta National, according to former British Open runner-up Thomas Levet.<p>Apr 4, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Rory McIlroy chips on at 16 during a Monday practice round for …

Returning UConn players say they're ready to take baton

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The confetti had barely fallen to the floor at Bankers Life Fieldhouse when UConn's returning players began fielding questions about how they could possibly compete for a fifth consecutive national championship next season without All-Americans Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Episode VIII Now Filming

Rey took her first steps into a larger world in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> and will continue her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in …

The Giants’ wild free-agent spending spree. History suggests it won’t pay off.

The defense of the New York Giants was so abysmal this past season that no fourth-quarter lead was safe and even a two-time Super Bowl-winning coach like Tom Coughlin could not figure out a way to make things work and keep his job.<p>This week, the Giants did all they could do to attempt to remedy …

Peyton Manning makes call to retire after 18-year career

Peyton Manning's Super Bowl 50 victory over the Carolina Panthers was indeed his last rodeo.<p>The five-time NFL MVP is retiring, the Denver Broncos …

Outfield prospect Jason Coats starts White Sox triple play

White Sox outfield prospect <b>Jason Coats</b> never had seen a triple play completed in person until he made the catch that started one Thursday in a 9-2 loss to the Royals.<p>With Royals runners leaving first and second base, Coats caught a <b>Tony Cruz</b> line drive in left field. He threw to Sox shortstop <b>Jimmy</b> …

Miami shakes off Virginia Tech to advance to ACC semifinals

Buzz Williams and his Virginia Tech basketball team had no qualms about the tall task facing them in Thursday’s ACC quarterfinal against 11th-ranked Miami. The Hurricanes were bigger, deeper and more of a proven commodity than the upstart Hokies. But Virginia Tech did have momentum, the product of …

No. 6 Sooners beat No. 21 Iowa State 79-76 in Big 12 tourney

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oklahoma's Buddy Hield and Iowa State's Georges Niang had just enough energy left for a hug.<p>They had spent the rest of it …

DeRozan, Lowry lead Raptors to 104-96 win over Hawks

This wasn't the same Atlanta Hawks at the Air Canada Centre who won 60 games and were untouchable atop the Eastern Conference standings a year ago. Yet Thursday's win over this playoff contender was still a very productive one for the Toronto Raptors.<p>Led by 30 points from DeMar DeRozan, 19 points …

Conor McGregor repeatedly knocks out Conan O'Brien while playing 'UFC 2'

Conor McGregor may not have won his fight against Nate Diaz in UFC 196, but at least he remains undefeated while playing Conan O'Brien in <i>UFC 2.</i><p>The UFC featherweight champion is one of the cover athletes for the game and he joined O'Brien for an edition of Clueless Gamer. The results were not pretty …

United's Smalling rues lack of away goal against Liverpool | Reuters

(Reuters) - Manchester United’s failure to score an away goal against bitter rivals Liverpool has left them with a handful to do in the second leg next week, defender Chris Smalling said after Thursday’s 2-0 last-16 Europa League defeat at Anfield.<p>Manchester United's Chris Smalling applauds fans at …

Gossage rips Bautista, Braun, Cespedes and "nerds running the game"

Well, it seems Goose Gossage isn't happy.<p>ESPN's Andrew Marchand intended to interview Gossage about Aroldis Chapman, and the interview turned into a rip session about steroid users, bat flippers and front office executives who make decisions based on advanced stats.<p>"Bautista is a f---ing disgrace …

Cricket great Martin Crowe farewelled in Auckland memorial service

Family and former teammates have remembered New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe as a uniquely gifted player, a cheeky prankster and loving father. About 1000 people filled Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral for Crowe’s funeral on Friday.<p>Addressing the mourners, former teammate Ian Smith described …

John F. Nash

Barcelona, Bartomeu and Rosell will not face trial in Neymar case

The Catalans' president and his predecessor will not be tried over alleged tax fraud relating to the transfer of the Brazilian forward from Santos.<p>A Spanish court has accepted appeals from Barcelona, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu and predecessor Sandro Rosell over allegations of tax fraud …

David Beckham and Chelsea Vice-President Joe Hemani in Reported PSG Dispute

Former England and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder David Beckham was reportedly involved in an altercation with Chelsea vice-president Joe Hemani on Wednesday as the west Londoners fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to the French giants.<p>Chelsea exited the UEFA Champions League round of 16 after a 4-2 …

Soccer

Neymar Trial Suspended After Spanish High Court Judge Accepts Barcelona Appeal

The trial against Barcelona over Neymar's transfer from Santos has been suspended by the Spanish High Court after appeals made by the club, current president Josep Maria Bartomeu and former president Sandro Rosell were accepted.<p>Per Luis F. Rojo in <i>Marca</i>, the public prosecution office and State Legal …

Soccer

Giants’ Joe Panik feeling and playing well as spring progresses

PHOENIX — When <b>Joe Panik</b> missed almost all of the last two months of 2015 with a back injury, there was concern. A young player, in only his second season, sidelined with a serious back injury seemed like a red flag.<p>Panik, after an offseason of rehabilitation, says he has no cause for concern. And …

Spieth sets out to try to make the cut at Valspar

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Spieth should have a good idea what it will take to make the cut in the Valspar Championship.<p>The last time the …

NZ rower Twigg driven to prove point in Rio | Reuters

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Emma Twigg’s selection for this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics left the New Zealand rower with a mixed range of emotions: relief, frustration and a resigned determination.<p>Emma Twigg of New Zealand competes during the women's single sculls semifinal rowing competition at the …

Updating the Hottest Questions of MLB Spring Training, Week 4

Nothing counts and everything counts—it's the annual paradox of spring.<p>On the one hand, yes, these are mere exhibition contests. The scores don't matter, and the performances of individual players should be taken with enough grains of salt to satisfy Jimmy Buffett's lifetime margarita needs.<p>This is …

Baseball

Miami-Virginia ACC semifinal presents a must-watch matchup

As Miami players filtered from the Verizon Center court toward their locker room, a voice echoed down the corridor. “Big one tomorrow!” one of them hollered. “Big game tomorrow!”<p>By beating Virginia Tech, 88-82, in the ACC tournament quarterfinal, Coach Jim Larranaga’s Hurricanes advanced to the …

Russia faces May deadline for Olympic return | Reuters

MONACO/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Rio Olympic athletics programme without Russia looked an ever-stronger possibility on Friday after the sport’s governing body said the track and field superpower had “significant work to do” to have its ban for doping lifted in time.<p>A view shows the logo at the The …

March Madness 2016: Predicting Top Four Seeds and Championship Favorites

Selection Sunday is just two days away, and remaining conference tournament games will play a large part in how the 68-team bracket plays out.<p>At this point, four teams have a solid hold on the No. 1 seeds, according to ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi.<p>For now, he lists the Kansas Jayhawks, Villanova …

College Sports

Winners and losers from Day 2 of NFL free agency

The Raiders have made a huge splash in free agency.<p>Thursday, officially day 2, of 2016 NFL free agency period went a bit slower than the first, but some big-name players still were signed to deals on Thursday. Cornerback Sean Smith was the first, early in the morning, joining the Oakland Raiders, …