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The Cardinals will let fans attend all the games they want in 2017 for a monthly fee

It's a ticket subscription service, and the St. Louis Cardinals are offering it for the 2017 season<p><i>Download the CBS Sports App today and get the latest scores, news and alerts from Major League Baseball, plus get daily MLB picks from SportsLine!</i><p>A common lamentation is that attending a major-league …

Baseball

UConn women's basketball fans bought so many tickets that their opponents got locked out

NCAA tournament scheduling gave the Huskies a “neutral location” game less than two hours from home.<p>The NCAA has long waffled in its stance on game locations during the women’s basketball tournament. This season, they have effectively given a goliath Connecticut Huskies team home court advantage …

College Basketball

Chris Paul’s Fast Hands and Gruesome Fingers

LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul examined his crooked knuckles and the surgical scars that form tiny road maps on his hands. He has torn various ligaments in his thumbs and has broken bones in his fingers. He has worn casts and splints. His hands, though, are the indispensable tools of his trade, no matter …

NBA

WATCH: Rory McIlroy hits 410-yard drive in Texas, still loses match

It wasn't enough to defeat Soren Kjeldsen in Austin, but this drive by McIlroy was a monster<p>Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. “The Rock”) claimed to have hit a 490-yard drive this week on the set of HBO’s “Ballers.” That seems, to put it as kindly as possible to a man with muscles the size of my toddlers, …

Golf

Tom Crean wants to coach again next season, but would carefully review options

Tom Crean received an 11:30 p.m. “you up?” text, and it wasn’t a booty call. Crean’s agent was letting him know Indiana was about to fire him the …

College Basketball

Breaking down former Alabama receiver's lawsuit against Lane Kiffin, FAU

As first reported by Christopher Walsh of <i>SEC Country</i>, former University of Alabama wide receiver Antonio “A.C.” Carter has sued Florida Atlantic …

College Football

Raptors' Serge Ibaka, Bulls' Robin Lopez get one-game suspensions for fight

Chicago Bulls big man Robin Lopez predicted the punishment, and on Wednesday, the NBA confirmed it.<p>Lopez and Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka were each suspended one game without pay for throwing punches in Tuesday's night fight. It began late in the third quarter, when Ibaka appeared to elbow …

NBA

Vince Carter explains the secrets behind his incredible longevity

How has the 40-year-old Carter discovered the fountain of youth? We asked him and several of his teammates.<p>ATLANTA — Vince Carter is relaxing inside the training room of the Philips Arena visitor’s locker room about an hour before tipoff. Carter laughs on occasion, just taking in the moment. He’s …

San Antonio Spurs

Kansas, Purdue plan to make for a stylish Sweet 16 matchup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two national player of the year front-runners, Frank Mason III of Kansas and Caleb Swanigan of Purdue, will lead their teams against each other in the Midwest Regional semifinals on Thursday night.<p>In many ways, they're a microcosm of their teams.<p>Mason is the granite-tough …

College Basketball

McIlroy and Spieth fall as upsets abound at WGC-Dell Match Play

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth were among the early losers in Wednesday's opening day of the WGC-Dell Match Play as the two former world number one players suffered stunning upsets.<p>McIlroy, who reached last year's semi-final, fell 2&1 to Dane Soren Kjeldsen while Japan's Hideto …

Golf

ESPN Computer Makes Score Prediction For The Sweet 16 Games

Here’s what ESPN’s BPI is predicting to happen in the Sweet 16.<p>The Sweet 16 round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament begins on Thursday night.<p>Here’s what …

March Madness

Joel Embiid Is Probably Headed For Another Surgery

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is “very likely” to have surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his …

Philadelphia 76ers

Team USA’S Final Challenge: Beating The Hottest World Baseball Classic Team Of All Time

Before the United States began its World Baseball Classic run a couple weeks ago, I wrote about how downright mediocre the team’s track record had …

Puerto Rico

NFL’s plan to ‘shorten’ games is mostly a ruse

Amid an outcry of fans calling for shorter games, the NFL is implementing a plan to address those complaints. Without actually making games …

NFL

A Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight is about the green, but also about black and white

The great white hope or great white hype?<p>In the world of combat sports, anything is possible. Even the fabled Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor …

Boxing

W.B.C. Championship Will Be a Study in Contrasts

LOS ANGELES — This World Baseball Classic has taken the languid pastime of springtime baseball and turned it into something else altogether, as if the game were viewed through the prism of a fun house mirror.<p>It has had outrageous defense, audacious celebrations, cacophonous crowds, a run on blond …

Puerto Rico

4-Star RB Jamal Elliott Talks Oregon ‘Dream Offer’

Four-star running back Jamal Elliott spoke with Campus Insiders regarding his “dream offer” from the Oregon Ducks and the other schools that are …

College Football

Torrey Smith says Colin Kaepernick is better than QBs who have been signed in free agency

Kaepernick’s former teammate spoke out on teams not having signed him yet.<p>Torrey Smith played a couple of seasons with the 49ers and Colin Kaepernick. He recently signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency, but Kaepernick hasn’t had the same fortune.<p>On Wednesday afternoon, Smith spoke out …

NFL

Report: Warriors optimistic Durant could return in regular season

Kevin Durant could be back on the court before the playoffs.<p>The Golden State Warriors are encouraged by the progress the superstar's made in his …

Basketball

Ranking the top 75 prospects for the 2017 NBA Draft: Jayson Tatum climbs into first 5

Howard Megdal's big board ranks the top prospects for this June's draft<p><i>Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts, plus get the latest picks and upsets from SportsLine!</i><p>We are two months out from the 2017 NBA Draft, and some of the moving parts are slowing down. …

Basketball

How the Cleveland Cavaliers Apparently Troll Their Opponents

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a recent history of trolling, led by the master of this delicate craft, LeBron James.<p>The internet noticed when James …

Cleveland

LaVar Ball responds: ‘I have no problem with LeBron’

A day after LeBron James warned LaVar Ball to “keep my kids’ name out of your mouth,” Ball has responded.<p>Ball told Fox Sports’ Chris Broussard on a …

March Madness

PODCAST AIN’T PLAYED NOBODY: Let’s make Nick Saban mad with a dumb question

It’s time to offend Nick Saban with some stupid questions.<p>This week’s PAPN topics:<p>Boston College had a Heisman finalist very recently!<br>• HUUUUGE (AAC-related, basketball-only) CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT TALK• <i><br>Ball control offense</i> and why dumb questions are Nick Saban’s fault (<i>this</i> dumb question, …

Alabama Crimson Tide

Just Like You, Roger Goodell Hates Commercial Breaks After Kickoffs

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote an open letter today, and he wants you, loyal football watcher, to know that he cares about Making It Right. …

NFL

ESPN Releases New Final 4 Prediction Heading Into The Sweet 16

Here’s ESPN’s new Final Four prediction heading into the Sweet 16.<p>We’re a day away from the start of the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.<p>There will be …

March Madness

Sharp-shooting Michigan faces resilient Ducks in Midwest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — No. 7 seed Michigan (26-11) vs. No. 3 seed Oregon (31-5)<p>Third round, Midwest region; Kansas City, Missouri; 7:09 p.m. EDT.<p>BOTTOM LINE: Michigan has won seven in a row and 12 of its last 14 after knocking out second-seeded Louisville in the second round. The Wolverines have …

College Basketball

Moe Wagner standing tall for Sweet 16-bound Michigan

(AP) Ask Moe Wagner who he looked up to when he was younger, and suddenly the Michigan big man’s fiery demeanor makes a little more sense.<p>“Kevin …

College Basketball

How one driver is apologizing to Dale Earnhardt Jr. for cursing at him over the radio

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ryan Blaney have made up without coming to blows like some of their fellow drivers.<p>Were they seriously fighting? It’s hard to say, but after Blaney called Junior an explicit, four-letter word on the radio scanner while struggling to pass him during the Camping World 500 on …

NASCAR

2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Ranking the top 12 non-closers, sleeper sources for both holds and saves

Need holds? Maybe some ERA and WHIP help? Or how about a nice sleeper for saves? Scott White ranks some of the best setup men and middle relievers in the game today.<p>Generally speaking, the only relief pitchers worth owning in Fantasy are the ones in line for saves.<p>But there can be only 30 of those …

Fantasy Baseball

Barry Bonds joins Giants at camp to coach minor leaguers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The black San Francisco Giants T-shirt that Barry Bonds wore was so new, the fold lines from being wrapped in plastic were easy to spot.<p>Still, it seemed a natural fit for Bonds, the former slugger who donned a Giants uniform for his first day of work in his new role with …

Baseball