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South Carolina Takes Its First Women's NCAA Basketball Title

Sunday, April 02, 2017

The lady Gamecocks earned their first national title with a 67-55 win over Mississippi State. It's also a first for former player, Coach Dawn Staley, who had made several Final Fours in her prime.

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North Carolina Edges Out Oregon For A Shot At Sixth NCAA Title

Sunday, April 02, 2017

With Saturday's 77-76 victory, North Carolina is one step away from the chance at a redemptive title after losing at the buzzer in last season's championship game. They'll face Gonzaga Monday night.

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Gonzaga Earns First Shot At Championship With Win Over South Carolina

Saturday, April 01, 2017

It's game over for the Gamecocks. The Gonzaga Bulldogs survived a second-half rally to claim a 77-73 victory against South Carolina in the Final Four.

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Mississippi State Defeats UConn In Final Four Upset

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Friday night was one of the biggest upsets in college basketball history as Mississippi State upset UConn 66-64 in overtime at the Women's Final Four.

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NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 Showdowns Set To Begin

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The men and women's NCAA College Basketball tournaments are down to the Sweet 16. The men take the court Thursday night, and the women play on Friday.

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Saturday Sports: March Madness Continues

Saturday, March 18, 2017

NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Tom Goldman talk about the big event in sports this week: March Madness!

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Hopes Run High For Underdogs At Start Of NCAA Tournament

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

No team seeded 16 has ever beaten a team in the top spot in the men's college basketball Division I championship. It's a guarantee in a tournament that's tough to predict, but this year could be different.

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'A Dream Come True' As New Orleans Plays In The First Four

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

After a huge decline in enrollment following Hurricane Katrina, the University of New Orleans considered dropping its sports program from Division I. But it reconsidered and today joins March Madness.

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Selection Sunday: 2017 Men's College Basketball Tournament Bracket Set

Monday, March 13, 2017

On Sunday, the selection committee set the field for the annual descent into March Madness. The four No. 1 seeds are defending champion Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas and Gonzaga.

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Oregon Lumber Community Looks To Trump And Innovation To Survive

Sunday, March 12, 2017

In Oregon, lumber companies try to innovate to survive the years-long downturn in the timber industry. Some are succeeding. Others aren't and their communities suffer.

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March Madness 101: A Few Tips For Your Bracket

Saturday, March 11, 2017

March Madness is about to take over. Before the NCAA brackets are revealed on Sunday, here are some tips (you'll also need luck) for filling them out.

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Saturday Sports: Spurs Vs. Warriors And Colin Kaepernick

Saturday, March 04, 2017

This week in sports: It's the Spurs versus the Warriors on the basketball court, and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he'll stand for the national anthem next season.

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For Basketball Player Quinn Cook, A Big Step Closer To The Dream

Sunday, February 26, 2017

It's the first regular season call up to the NBA for the 23-year-old point guard. For the past season and-a-half, he's been playing in the D-League — pro basketball's minor league.

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NBA Teams Enjoy 1 More Day Off Before All-Star Break Ends

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Over the weekend, the NBA held its all-star game — which is the traditional mid-season break. In reality, the regular season already is two-thirds over. It's now a sprint to the finish.

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Saturday Sports: A Winning Streak And A Losing Streak

Saturday, February 18, 2017

A weekly update on the world of sports! This week, a look at the women's basketball team with the most wins, and the team that hasn't won a single game all year.

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NFL Players Union Works To Block Illinois Workers' Comp Bill

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The NFL players union says it will tell members not to sign with the Chicago Bears if a state workers' comp bill passes. The bill reduces benefits for professional athletes injured during a game.

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Super Bowl Victory Is Decided In OT: Patriots Beat Falcons 34-28

Monday, February 06, 2017

For a while, it looked like the Atlanta Falcons would be Super Bowl champs, but Tom Brady commanded the come-from-behind Patriots to force overtime. Brady is the only QB with five Super Bowl wins.

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Reporter's Notebook: Behind The Scenes Before The Super Bowl

Sunday, February 05, 2017

NPR's Tom Goldman was in Houston leading up to the Super Bowl. He talked to a player who isn't normally in the spotlight, noted a lack of information, and talked to a mother pushing for sports safety.

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Saturday Sports: What To Watch For During The Super Bowl

Saturday, February 04, 2017

The New England Patriots face the Atlanta Falcons Sunday in Houston. We discuss what to expect from the two teams based on their record so far this season.

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Political Divisions Could Put Damper On Super Bowl Merriment

Friday, February 03, 2017

Atlanta and New England face off in this Sunday's Super Bowl in Houston. The big game offers a massive party in the host city. But the current political divide could ruin the fun leading up to game day.

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