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Tuesday, April 09, 2013
The Louisville women haven't beaten UConn in 20 years — including a 22-point loss to the Huskies in the 2009 women's national championship game. And Connecticut breezed in their last matchup in January. But as any tournament watcher knows, January is ancient history when it comes to March — and April — madness.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Connecticut fended off Notre Dame 83-65, and Louisville triumphed over California. The two winners will play in the women's NCAA title game on Tuesday.
Sunday, April 07, 2013
In New Orleans Sunday night, it's the women's turn to put on a college basketball show at the Final Four. Traditional powers UConn and Notre Dame are facing off, while the presence of California against Louisville is proving to doubters that the women's game has depth — and some pizzazz, too.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Rutgers University fired its men's basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a video of him physically and verbally abusing players was aired on ESPN. There are still questions about how the university did or did not respond when it learned of the abuse months ago.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Fans are returning to Major League Baseball parks for a new season. Let's take a break from the intensity of college basketball's March Madness, and talk about the beginning of the long and winding Major League Baseball season.
Monday, April 01, 2013
The Elite 8 in the women's college basketball tournament will have a different look than expected. Top-seed Baylor was knocked out by Louisville on Sunday.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
There's a team in the NCAA men's basketball tournament making some noise in the West. The Oregon Ducks, seeded 12th in their region, now have two double-digit wins over much higher-seeded teams. NPR's Tom Goldman reports from San Jose, Calif.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Rebounding machine Arsalan Kazemi is the first Iranian-born player in Divison I men's college hoops. He's focused on helping the Ducks beat St. Louis on Saturday — and well aware of his role as a pioneer.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Harvard has given the NCAA men's basketball tournament its first dose of March Madness. The 14th seeded Crimson stunned No. 3 New Mexico 68-62.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Dominican Republic team, which had a perfect run in the series, beat Puerto Rico in the championship game 3-0 Tuesday night in San Francisco.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Tom Goldman talks to Robert Siegel about Tuesday's World Baseball Classic championship game in San Francisco.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico will face off in tonight's championship game. Both teams distinguished themselves throughout the tournament, not only with great baseball, but great fun-loving, hip-swaying and plantain-waving passion, as well.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Puerto Rico has qualified for Tuesday's championship game. The Dominican Republican and the Netherlands are playing Monday for the other spot in the final game. The classic may not be generating a lot of interest among U.S. fans, but some very good baseball is being played.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Several times during these Olympics, there've been moments when the Olympic oath seemed all but forgotten — you know, the one at the opening ceremony where athletes pledged to abide by the rules and spirit of fair play.