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When the NCAA's system collapses, Mark Emmert will have no one to blame but himself, writes Mike Florio.
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LeBron's quest for a 3-peat starts with Al Jefferson and the Bobcats. Preview every first-round matchup here.
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Ex-Fresno State QB Derek Carr's stock is rising, but he says he's the same as he has always been.
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MLS' expansion to the Southeast will shift some clubs west, further strengthening the already superior conference.
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The Secret Service threatened Mr. Met. Meanwhile, the Philly Phanatic is on the loose.
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San Antonio won't have issues with Dallas, but the Spurs could struggle if they have to meet OKC.
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Sebastian Vettel suspects Mercedes were sandbagging their pace during practice in China.
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At Michigan State, loved ones gathered to celebrate the life of 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth.
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Shalane Flanagan looks like the top US women's hope for the Boston Marathon on Monday.
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Nick Saban recently picked the brain of Peyton Manning. That doesn’t seem fair -- to anyone.
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Golfer Pablo Larrazabal was attacked by a band of hornets, so he jumped in the nearest lake.
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If the Bruins didn't know before, they know now after dropping Game 1: The Red Wings won't back down.
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