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Steelers owner Rooney passes away at 84

Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney died on Thursday, the team announced. He was 84. No cause of death was released. Rooney was admitted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He served as general manager of the club from 1975-2003. Rooney’s father, Art, purchased the Steelers in 1933 and the family has run […]

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NCAA 2017 Title Game: Blue blood vs. New blood

North Carolina takes on Gonzaga GLENDALE, Ariz. — It’s the blue blood vs. the new blood. The contrast in the NCAA Tournament championship game is clear: North Carolina, winners of five titles and appearing in its record 20th Final Four, is in one corner. Gonzaga, in its first Final Four after spending almost two decades […]

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Calipari hopes Kentucky can rebound against UCLA

The Sweet 16 round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament resumes this week with only one battle between top 10 teams — No.5 Kentucky vs. No. 8 UCLA on Friday night in Memphis, Tenn. Kentucky (31-5) is the No. 2 seed in the South Region and UCLA (31-4) is the No. 3 seed. However, the Bruins […]

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Wichita State a Dark Horse in 2017 NCAA Tournament

For two months, Wichita State played like a team that could beat anybody — against a schedule loaded with nobodies. The NCAA Tournament selection committee sees it that way. It rewarded the Shockers for their 30 wins and their average margin of victory of 19.6 points with a No. 10 seed. It further spit on […]

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Raiders appear on track for Las Vegas vote in late March

The Raiders appear to be on track for a vote later this month on their proposed relocation to Las Vegas. Following a presentation by the club detailing the finances of a move, multiple outlets reported Tuesday the NFL’s joint stadium and finance committees were likely to recommend a vote on the move to the league’s […]

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2016 Final Four Selection

 Red hot Villanova is dynamite on both sides of the ball. North Carolina has not been battle tested in this tourney, facing some real cream puffs along the way.  Will that benefit them, or actually hurt them?  I am banking on the latter, as this isn’t Syracuse or Providence they are facing tonight.  In fact, […]

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Seth Curry is 1st NBA Player to Make 300 Three Pointers

 OAKLAND, California — Stephen Curry scored 41 points and became the first player in NBA history to make 300 3-pointers in a season, and the Golden State Warriors set another record in a season full of them by holding off the Orlando Magic 119-113 Monday night (Tuesday in Manila) for their 45th straight home victory. […]

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Tennis Meets Moneyball

  In the summer of 2014, teenage tennis prodigy Noah Rubin was preparing for his appearance in the Wimbledon boys’ singles tournament, and Lawrence Kleger, his coach of more than a decade, was searching for an edge. Using data-driven analysis of match footage, Kleger noticed Rubin was struggling with his “serve+1” — tennis lingo for […]

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Young Lightning prove they belong on hockey’s biggest stage

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The NHL playoffs have been a roller coaster of excitement, punctuated by a pair of Game 7s over the weekend to decide the Stanley Cup finalists. It’ll be Tampa Bay vs. Chicago in the best-of-seven series that begins Wednesday night, with the tradition-rich Blackhawks aiming for a third title in six […]

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Legalized sports betting backed by Chris Christie in bid to boost Atlantic City – and 2016 hopes

If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had his way, football fans would be flocking to Atlantic City this weekend to plunk down bets on the Super Bowl as part of his plan to help pull the city out of a tailspin. Mr. Christie was not always a top advocate for legalized sports betting, but had […]

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