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  • Could the NCAA Tournament work for other sports?

    The NCAA men's basketball tournament is the most profitable postseason in the U.S., so why couldn't other leagues copy its format?

    March 23, 2014

  • s-KEMBA-WALKER-BUZZER-BEATER-large300.jpg 5 memorable college hoops tourney buzzer beaters

    It's March, which means the NCAA Tournament is just around the corner. But before March Madness takes hold, the conference tournaments, which get under way this week, often provide their own share of exciting finishes. Here are five memorable buzzer beaters from conference tournament play.

    March 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Is the NFL ready for Michael Sam?

    After the University of Missouri defensive lineman announced he is gay, many within the NFL publicly supported the All-American, who's expected to join a team following May's college draft.

    February 23, 2014

  • VIDEO: Canada women beat USA for hockey gold

    Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title.

    February 22, 2014

  • The science of workout music

    You're bundling up for a chilly morning run. Or about to climb on the elliptical for a high-energy workout. Or warming up before a weightlifting session.

    What's the first thing you reach for?
     Your earbuds, naturally.

    February 20, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Limiting college football's offense creates clear winners and losers

    The rules of college football could soon change to limit teams from snapping the ball until 29 seconds or less remain on the play clock. The rule would handicap quick offenses and benefit teams with deep defenses. What does it mean for fans? That depends on what kind of football you like to watch.

    February 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Winter Olympics mystify American sports fans

    What's a halfpipe and why would somebody want to slide down one? How do judges score figure skating? Unless you live next to a ski resort, the Winter Olympics sure are hard to love.

    February 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • ent_olympics.jpg Olympics on TV

    NBC plans to air more than 500 hours of Winter Olympics coverage across six networks, plus hundreds more hours online. Here are our daily picks for what to watch from Sochi.

    February 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meet 2014's Olympic carpetbaggers

    At the Winter Olympics in Sochi this February, a German prince will represent Mexico. A South Korea native will represent Russia. And a Singapore-born, London-raised violinist will ski for Thailand.

    February 6, 2014

  • Women's ski jumpers ready to prove their Olympic mettle

    Women's ski jumping had grown, and so had Jerome, then 23 and acutely aware of the unfairness of the fact that only men could compete for Olympic medals. Women could do no better than make sure the jumps suited their liking.

    February 6, 2014

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