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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

North Korean defector hits Paralympic ice for South Korea

The most talked-about athlete in the Paralympics barely plays, but who cares? The diminutive but hard-nosed reserve forward on South Korea’s sled hockey team proudly admits he’s just happy to be here. Read More

Raiders to release CB Sean Smith

The Oakland Raiders are releasing cornerback Sean Smith to create more salary cap room heading into free agency. Read More

Phillies RP Hunter helps team land Jake Arrieta

Since he signed a two-year deal in December, Tommy Hunter has been pushing Jake Arrieta to follow him to Philadelphia. Mission accomplished. Arrieta and the Phillies agreed Sunday to a $75 million, three-year contract, a deal that could be worth up to $135 million over five seasons. Read More