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Sweetness And Light
2:35 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Deford: NCAA Fans Continue To Drink Deeply Of The (Sports) Spirits

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, right, speaks with an official during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., on Feb. 28
Gerry Broome AP

Originally published on Wed March 11, 2015 6:41 am

OK, after an eight-year investigation, the NCAA hit Syracuse University and its basketball coach, Jim Boeheim, with all sorts of penalties for academic and recruiting violations. Normally in sports media, nobody is particularly surprised whenever any coach is caught, so a great deal of speculation was then diverted to how this might affect Boeheim's "legacy."

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Sports
7:10 am
Sun March 8, 2015

The Week In Sports: Young Running Back Retires

Originally published on Sun March 8, 2015 12:08 pm

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Sports
5:15 pm
Sat March 7, 2015

Remembering A Golden Era Of Undefeated College Basketball Teams

Indiana coach Bobby Knight and his players Scott May and Quinn Buckner celebrate the championship win that capped their undefeated season in 1975-76. No team has matched the feat in the decades since.
Anonymous ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Sun March 8, 2015 7:45 pm

Today, the Kentucky Wildcats sealed a perfect regular season with their 67-50 victory over the University of Florida, putting them one step closer to the first fully undefeated season in men's college basketball in almost 40 years.

Running the table in college basketball is very, very hard. But this Kentucky team has made it look possible.

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Sports
7:47 am
Sat March 7, 2015

NCAA Sanctions Syracuse Coach: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat March 7, 2015 9:29 am

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Simon Says
7:47 am
Sat March 7, 2015

High School Coach Takes The Heat, And Teaches Her Team About Character

Narbonne takes on View Parkin in the L.A. City Section Girls Basketball Open Division Quarterfinal in Los Angeles, CA.
Thomas R. Cordova Courtesy of Daily Breeze

Originally published on Sat March 7, 2015 9:29 am

Gauchos don't wear pink.

The Narbonne Gauchos high school girls' basketball team in southern California will play for the section championship against the Palisades High School Dolphins tonight.

But they began the week on the bench, tossed from the championships because in their slender victory last Saturday over the View Park High School Knights, the Gauchos wore pink.

They put pink letters and numerals on their uniforms, as part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association "Play 4 Kay" cancer awareness program.

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U.S.
4:12 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Iditarod's Top Dogs Will Brave New Twists

Aliy Zirkle drives her dog team during the 2014 Iditarod.
Emily Schwing NPR

Originally published on Mon March 9, 2015 8:20 am

The Iditarod Sled Dog race starts Saturday. The normal route takes mushers over mountain ranges and across frozen tundra and sea ice for 1,000 miles.

This year, unseasonably warm weather forced a change in the route, but that doesn't mean the level of competition has lightened.

The Iditarod normally starts in Anchorage, but the race committee was forced to relocate the start line to Fairbanks due to poor trail conditions.

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Sports
3:29 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Pacquiao, Mayweather Fight Sparks Hopes Of Boxing Revival

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 6:04 pm

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4:03 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Hockey Great Slava Fetisov Featured In 'Red Army' Documentary

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 9:40 am

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Code Switch
2:56 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

A 'Black Tax' At Charlotte's Ritz-Carlton?

A photo of a table tent at the lobby bar of the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte during CIAA week.
Courtesy Patrice Wright

A Charlotte news station reported on Monday that the Ritz-Carlton, one of prosperous uptown Charlotte's swankiest hotels, added what looks suspiciously like a black tax to the lobby bar tabs of patrons in town last week for the CIAA, the popular mega-tournament for basketball teams at historically black colleges and universities from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.

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The Two-Way
5:11 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Is Fighting Racism In Soccer 'A Lost Cause'? FIFA President Says No

Soccer player Dani Alves has said fighting against racism in Spanish soccer is a lost cause.
David Ramos Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 11:56 pm

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he's concerned about the findings of a recent study regarding racism in Russia, which will host the 2018 World Cup.

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