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March Madness: Don't make these five mistakes in your NCAA tournament bracket

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:53:58 -0400

One way to win your bracket is to simply avoid obvious errors that could prove costly. Here are five mistakes to avoid.


UFC's Bryce Mitchell recovers from power-tool injury to his groin, is ready to fight again

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:46:35 -0400

UFC fighter Bryce Mitchell has recovered from a gruesome power-tool injury to his groin and is ready to get back in the cage.


This time, stairs trip up Dustin Johnson's brother and caddie, Austin

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 20:49:54 -0400

Two years ago, Dustin Johnson withdrew from Masters after he fell down stairs; now, Austin, his brother/caddie, broke his hand in stair incident.


March Madness glossary: Onions, hook and hold, Jerome part of NCAA tournament vernacular

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:17:14 -0400

The NCAA tournament has its own language that you won't find in Merriam-Webster (Send it in, Jerome!) Here's a guide to some of the top phrases.


Most dominant dynasty going in college sports? It's not Alabama football. It's Penn State wrestling.

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:05:58 -0400

Penn State wrestling is aiming for its eighth national team title in nine years when the NCAA Wrestling Championships start Thursday.


Former Cal intern accuses football coaches, players of sexual harassment

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:36:26 -0400

A former sports medicine intern accused Cal football coaches and players of sexual harassment in a lengthy Facebook post published Wednesday.


Robert Kraft files motion to keep Orchids of Asia Day Spa videos from becoming public

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:53:05 -0400

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is among more than a dozen men who filed a motion Wednesday to keep the spa video and other evidence from becoming public.


North Dakota State beats North Carolina Central in First Four to set up matchup with Duke

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:46:20 -0400

North Dakota State held off North Carolina Central to win the First Four matchup and advance to play Duke in the NCAA tournament's first round.


Syracuse suspends Frank Howard indefinitely; he will miss NCAA tournament game vs. Baylor

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:50:02 -0400

Syracuse guard Frank Howard suspended indefinitely for a violation of athletic department policy and will miss NCAA tournament game vs. Baylor.


Top NBA prospects (not named Zion Williamson) to watch during March Madness

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:49:16 -0400

Duke star Zion Williamson leads the pack, but there's no shortage of other future NBA players gearing up for the NCAA tournament.


Global Poker Index: Ranking the top 300 players

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:02:04 -0400

Who are the best poker players in the world? Find out here ...


Former President George W. Bush shoots his first hole-in-one

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:02:38 -0400

Former President George W. Bush shared a photo from Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas after shooting the first hole-in-one of his life.


Arizona State men get first NCAA tournament win since 2009 by beating St. John's in First Four

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:50:14 -0400

A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley – a two-time champion guard at Duke – get his first NCAA tournament win as a coach.


2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup schedule

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:29:59 -0500

Dates, times, tracks and TV networks for the 2019 NASCAR Cup season.


Louisville and Minnesota see coincidence in first-round matchup, but no one's happy

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:33:43 -0400

Louisville coach Chris Mack says selection committee could have spared his team Pitino questions.


What channel is TruTV? How to find channel for March Madness games

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:09:15 -0400

It's that time of year again when college basketball fans flock to their channel guide to find TruTV on their cable or satellite providers.


Why the Knicks need Zion Williamson more than any other NBA team

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:23:49 -0400

Landing Duke star Zion Williamson in the NBA draft would be huge for a New York Knicks franchise in desperate need of a hero.


March Sadness: Agony of defeat in NCAA tourney

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:21:41 -0400

The NCAA tournament can produce the highest of highs for the winning team. For the losing team, it can produce the ultimate agony.


Former college basketball head coaches bring unique perspective as assistants

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:23:50 -0400

This week in Salt Lake City, three teams — Kansas, Auburn and Northeastern — have staffs that include former head coaches now working as assistants.


Louisville bounced by Minnesota in first game of NCAA tournament

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:29:29 -0400

Louisville entered as the No. 7 seed, but it is Minnesota advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament after a 86-76 win.


Creepiest mascots of 2019 NCAA tournament

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:23:54 -0400

Check out the mascots that will haunt your NCAA tournament dreams during March Madness.


Youth hockey goalie's mask features Donald Trump in brick wall theme

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:15:42 -0400

Artist Doug Wager created the mask - which features President Trump holding a trowel and brick - for a 14-year-old player in Pennsylvania.


Georgia State's Ron Hunter still embraces his March Madness moment falling off stool

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:33:10 -0400

Ron Hunter famously fell of a stoop when his team beat Baylor in the NCAA tournament four years ago. But the Georgia State coach embraces the moment.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers become first NFL team with two female coaches

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:24:38 -0400

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians made good on his word to hire full-time women coaches.


Prank tweet fools college basketball player's mom into thinking her son missed flight

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:50:26 -0400

A fake tweet circulated rapidly on Twitter saying Colgate guard missed the team flight and had to take an Uber to Columbus to join his team.


NBA triple-double tracker: 2018-19 season leaders

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 23:42:54 -0400

Keep up with this year's leaders and track every triple-double of the 2018-19 NBA season.


Murray State's Ja Morant ready for star turn in NCAA tournament

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:50:17 -0400

Murray State guard Ja Morant's national profile is rising — and a matchup against Markus Howard and Marquette will give him his largest stage yet.


Steve Spurrier's history and personality give Alliance of American Football credibility

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:57:40 -0400

Former NFL, college coach Steve Spurrier, 73, 'has a great energy about him' as he leads Orlando Apollos to 5-1 Alliance of American Football record.


USA TODAY Sports Brackets: Create an NCAA tourney pool and invite friends!

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:35:45 -0400

Make sure to create an NCAA tournament pool and invite your friends to the mayhem that is March Madness.


Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to open in Europe in 2019-20

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:33:36 -0400

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm.


Future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki, 45, retires after Japan series

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:52:45 -0400

Ichiro Suzuki left the Tokyo Dome field in the eighth inning, waving goodbye amid hugs from Mariners teammates that signaled the run was over.


NCAA tournament: New Mexico State's upset bid falls just short against No. 5 seed Auburn

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:45:41 -0400

Trevelin Queen had an open three-pointer from the corner off an inbounds pass, but he missed and Auburn advanced with a 78-77 victory


Get on the gridiron and join our new Facebook Group, 'The Ruling Off the Field'

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:01:53 -0400

If you're as excited about football season as we are, we've got the perfect spot for you.


Meet the 68 NCAA tournament teams

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:31:34 -0400

A quick look at the teams participating in the NCAA tournament.


NFL power rankings: Free agency moves, Odell Beckham Jr. trade vault Browns into top 10

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:24:05 -0400

Cleveland appears on verge of playoff breakthrough after offseason shakeup.


Blake Snell parlays Cy Young Award into long-term deal with Tampa Bay Rays

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:22:36 -0400

Lefty Blake Snell, 26, led the majors with 21 wins last season and posted an AL-best 1.89 ERA.


Report: Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid got less than $10 million in NFL collusion settlement

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:39:12 -0400

The amount of the settlement, announced in February, has been a subject of speculation since the case was settled.


Obama picks upsets in his NCAA brackets, but likes big names for Final Four

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:33:35 -0400

Former President Barack Obama’s NCAA tournament brackets reaffirm he has soft spot for underdogs but believes in favorites at the end.


March Madness: Ranking Thursday's 16 first-round matchups of NCAA tournament

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:57:37 -0400

Let March Madness begin. There are 16 games on the first Thursday of the NCAA tournament. We ranked them all according to watchability.


Patriots owner Robert Kraft: Love and loss marked eccentric life before spa scandal

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 14:25:54 -0400

Since the death of his wife, NFL owner Robert Kraft has developed an eccentric public image with his shoes, friends and parties


Opinion: Martinsville will test NASCAR drivers' code, may take fun out of bump-and-run

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:34:33 -0400

It seems every NASCAR driver has a different code, a different set of standards of what they consider ethically right or wrong when racing for a win.


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Everything you need to know about Thursday's games at the NCAA men's basketball tournament

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:15:19 -0400

The NCAA tournament tips off Thursday. Here is everything you need to know heading into the opening weekend of March Madness.


2019 IndyCar Series schedule

Mon, 4 Mar 2019 17:59:04 -0500

Race days and times, track and TV information for the 2019 season.


UCLA takes over at No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports baseball poll

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:44:53 -0400

Previous No. 1 Oregon State falls into tie with Stanford at No. 2.


2019 NFL draft first-round order: Arizona Cardinals are on the clock with No. 1 pick

Sun, 3 Feb 2019 23:58:42 -0500

Here is a look at the first-round order for the 2019 NFL draft, which places the Arizona Cardinals on the clock with the No. 1 overall pick.


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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:07:42 -0500

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2019 NCAA tournament schedule and results

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:37:07 -0400

In March Madness, it takes 67 games for the NCAA tournament to determine a national championship. A list of the complete schedule of games and results


One memorable photo from every NCAA tourney game

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:18:01 -0400

March Madness is all about memories and moments — many of which are captured through a lens.


Virginia center Jack Salt, a native New Zealander, speaks out on U.S. gun laws

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:03:39 -0400

Virginia senior and New Zealander Jack Salt is proud of his country's response to mass shooting, adds that he doesn't understand U.S. gun laws.


Four reasons why Virginia (yes, Virginia) can win NCAA tournament this March Madness

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:51:20 -0400

Last year, No. 1 overall seed Virginia lost to No. 16 seed UMBC in the NCAA tournament. Here's why this year will be different for the Cavaliers.


NFL power rankings: Free agency shifts outlook

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:15:53 -0400

With the NFL offseason free-agency and trades mostly complete, here's how the teams shake out heading toward the draft.


John Calipari shoots down UCLA rumors, says he wants to retire at UK

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:04:37 -0400

Kentucky coach John Calipari took to Twitter to shoot down rumors tying him to the open UCLA job.


Cinderella Belmont close vs. Maryland, more NCAA tournament action in March Madness Day 1

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:48:49 -0400

The ball is tipped on the first Thursday of the NCAA tournament and March Madness truly begins. Follow along with live updates from the day.