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Texas A&M stuns reigning champion North Carolina in second round

Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 1:54 pm
T.J. Starks scored 21 points and Texas A&M overpowered North Carolina inside, upsetting the reigning national champions 86-65 today in the NCAA Tournament to mark the second straight year a title holder missed the Sweet 16. Read More

The great QB Shuffle of 2018 is well under way

Already a dozen NFL teams have new quarterbacks, half of them starters. And next month’s draft features a deep class of QB prospects, a half-dozen of which could hear their names called in the first round. Read More

Banish madness? Nunsense! March shows best of college hoops

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 6:59 pm
Commanding the spotlight this first week of the NCAA Tournament are a 98-year-old nun, a pair of high school teammates who made game-winning shots a half-continent apart, a matchup of programs bonded by airplane tragedies and two, if not more, teams full of nobodies from nowhere who knocked off some of the best-known names in America. Read More

Buffalo pulls off big upset, knocks off Arizona

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 6:11 pm
Wes Clark scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 23 and No. 13 seed Buffalo pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA Tournament’s opening round, rolling over No. 4 seed Arizona 89-68 in the South Region tonight. Read More

Vikings cap Cousins welcome party, with $84M guaranteed deal

The leverage of free agency in his prime brought Kirk Cousins the market-setting contract with Minnesota. Now the Vikings have their latest franchise quarterback to try to secure that elusive first Super Bowl victory with. Read More

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson dies at age 90

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm
Tom Benson, a successful auto dealer who brought the New Orleans Saints their only winning seasons and the “Benson Boogie,” has died. Read More

Bills sign QB McCarron to 2-year deal

The Buffalo Bills took the first step in restocking their quarterback position by agreeing to a two-year contract with A.J. McCarron. Read More

Drew Brees agrees to 2-year extension with Saints

The rest of the NFL can dispense with any notions of luring Drew Brees away from the team — and city — where the star quarterback has flourished for more than a decade now. Two people familiar with the contract say Brees has agreed to a two-year, $50 million extension with the New Orleans Saints. The people say $27 million is guaranteed in the first year. Read More