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Baseball Is Practically a Water Sport to the Mets’ Curtis Granderson – New York Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

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Foul issues help end Kentucky’s season shy of Final Four – FOXSports.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Foul trouble stymied Kentucky in the first half. A North Carolina zone caused issues in the closing minutes. Even with those hurdles, North Carolina needed a jumper from Luke Maye with 0.3 seconds left to end the Wildcats’ season, eliminating Kentucky 75-73 in the South Region final of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Kentucky guard Malik Monk had just knocked down the second of his two 3-pointers…

The Latest: School officials: Children killed loved sports – Fox News

Monday, March 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –  The Latest on the slayings of four people in Sacramento (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Sacramento school officials say the two siblings killed along with their mother and another woman were fifth and eighth-graders who loved sports. Sacramento City Unified Board President Jay Hansen and Superintendent Jose Banda said in a statement Sunday that 11-year-old Alvin Vasquez loved basketball. The fifth grader had…

Baseball Is Practically a Water Sport to the Mets’ Granderson – New York Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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The SEC isn’t just a football conference anymore – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The NCAA tournament is nearing its conclusion, but regardless of what happens between now and when the confetti falls in Glendale, Arizona, on Mar. 3, one of the most interesting storylines of the 2017 Big Dance has already been written. It comes from the SEC — a conference long known as a football powerhouse, which has put three teams into basketball’s Elite Eight. No. 7 South Carolina and No. 4 Florida play in the…

Grip on Sports: Yesterday was a huge day for Gonzaga, Spokane – The Spokesman-Review

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Was Saturday the biggest day in Spokane sports history? There are a lot of contenders, sure, but the small university by the river reaching the final weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament has to be a contender. Read on. •••••••••• • We’re not going to delve deeply here, mainly because there is so much to pass along from other sources, you probably don’t want to…

Using Sports To Get Out of Poverty Doesn’t Work When You Have To Be Rich To Play – Forbes

Sunday, March 26, 2017

If I may name-drop for moment, a number of years ago I was chatting with Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society program, about youth sports issues, which he has covered well, in particular with his essential book of How We Got Here in Youth Sports, “Game On.” I’m 47, and he’s a few years older than I am but essentially of the…

Meet Maine’s winter high school sports players of the year – Press Herald

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bradley Beaulieu had two major goals in mind when he entered his senior season of wrestling at Marshwood High: regain the Class A team title and win his first New England championship. “I had accomplished a lot as an individual, and last year, not winning that team title really stuck with me,” Beaulieu said. “I didn’t want to come home from this year’s states with a second place or a…

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson’s biggest regret? ‘Even starting this sport’ – MMAjunkie.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Things got very real when, in a particularly profound display of his trademark honesty, Quinton Jackson told ESPN’s “SportsCenter” that he regrets even kicking off his distinguished 17-year MMA career. “I would have to honestly say that my biggest regret is even starting this sport,” Jackson said. “I gained a lot of fans, I made a lot of money, but I feel like I lost my family. I don’t see them. I…

Using Sports To Get Out of Poverty Doesn’t Work When You Have To Be Rich To Play – Forbes

Sunday, March 26, 2017

If I may name-drop for moment, a number of years ago I was chatting with Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society program, about youth sports issues, which he has covered well, in particular with his essential book of How We Got Here in Youth Sports, “Game On.” I’m 47, and he’s a few years older than I am but essentially of the…

Bill Murray’s magical sports run ended with Xavier’s Elite 8 loss – For The Win

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bill Murray has had an incredible year of sports — from his minor league team clinching its first playoff berth in over a decade in June to  the Cubs winning the World Series in November to Xavier’s March Madness run to the Elite Eight. “The power of Bill Murray,” as NBA star Dwyane Wade called it, was magical. The power of Bill Murray… This is his year in sports….. As a fan ofcourse —…

Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to win Australian Grand Prix – BBC Sport

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes in a straight fight as Formula 1’s new era started at the Australian Grand Prix. Vettel’s first win since the Singapore GP in September 2015 was final proof Mercedes’ domination is over after the introduction of faster cars. Hamilton started in pole but Vettel had an advantage on pace and tyre wear. The German pressured Mercedes into an early pit stop and benefited…

Gonzaga’s national title chance a breakthrough moment – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Gonzaga had great players go through Spokane, great teams that won year after year, laying the foundation for the program’s big breakthrough this season. Now the bar will be raised. No more questions about when the Zags will reach college basketball’s final weekend. Their Final Four jinx over, a national championship becomes the next goal. ”They’ve been pretty phenomenal all year,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said…

Frank Mason’s Kansas career ends without a Final Four appearance – Yahoo Sports

Sunday, March 26, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Kansas guard Frank Mason and his teammates kept thinking the Jayhawks were going to mount a comeback against Oregon in the Ducks’ 74-60 Elite Eight win. But as Oregon maintained a double-digit lead for most of the second half, time was running out. Kansas has turned its past two NCAA tournament games from close contests to routs in a matter of seconds with second-half blizzards. Surely,…

Using Sports To Get Out of Poverty Doesn’t Work When You Have To Be Rich To Play – Forbes

Sunday, March 26, 2017

If I may name-drop for moment, a number of years ago I was chatting with Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and executive director of the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society program, about youth sports issues, which he has covered well, in particular with his essential book of How We Got Here in Youth Sports, “Game On.” I’m 47, and he’s a few years older than I am but essentially of the…

Bill Murray’s magical sports run ended with Xavier’s Elite 8 loss – For The Win

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bill Murray has had an incredible year of sports — from his minor league team clinching its first playoff berth in over a decade in June to  the Cubs winning the World Series in November to Xavier’s March Madness run to the Elite Eight. “The power of Bill Murray,” as NBA star Dwyane Wade called it, was magical. The power of Bill Murray… This is his year in sports….. As a fan ofcourse —…

Thursday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

NCAA TOURNAMENT SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O’Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett’s 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O’Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a…

Gonzaga makes resounding statement in earning Final Four berth – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Mark Few began getting the question as early as November — and again in December, January and February. Is this your best team? “It’s not fair,” the Gonzaga coach kept saying. So, would he go there now? “They’re 36-1, going to a Final Four,“ a victorious Few said from the postgame dais here Saturday. “Absolutely. I mean, it is.” Few’s 2016-17 team has officially reached the summit…

Watch Oregon’s Jordan Bell make a ridiculous block against Kansas – FOXSports.com

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Oregon’s Jordan Bell channeled his best LeBron James in the second half of the Ducks’ game against Kansas in the NCAA tournament Saturday in Kansas City. The 6-foot-9 junior was a force throughout the Elite Eight game — no more so when he sprinted down the court to make a block in the paint of a Kansas shot. Check this out: There must be like 18 Jordan Bells on the…

Saturday Sports: A Potential Women’s Hockey Boycott – NPR

Sunday, March 26, 2017

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And it’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: The women’s ice hockey world championship kicks off next week. The Czech Republic faces Switzerland on Friday. The U.S. women’s team are the reigning world champs. They won the last two tournaments, but they might boycott this year’s games. We’re joined now by Howard Bryant of ESPN and ESPN The Magazine. Howard, thanks for being with us. HOWARD…