College basketball’s “March Madness,” which reaches its crescendo this weekend, reminds us that big-time college athletics can look like big business. As John Yang reports, it was a fitting backdrop Wednesday for a well-timed Supreme Court argument over compensation for…
By John Yang, Alex D'Elia, Tess Conciatori
The NCAA women's basketball tournament got underway Sunday. But even before the opening tip, new anger and frustration erupted last week over the NCAA's different approaches to the women's and mens' teams — including less reliable COVID testing. The problems…
By John Yang, Ryan Connelly Holmes
As COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations rise, just how safe are indoor sports?…
By Jamie Leventhal
Chaney was a commanding figure on the court and admired as much for his mentoring of players as for the team's success. He became a de facto father to dozens of his players, many coming from broken homes.
By Dan Gelston, Associated Press
By Beth Harris, Associated Press
Paul Westphal, a Hall of Fame player who won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and later coached in the league and in college, has died. He was 70.
By Jeffrey Brown, Sam Lane
John Thompson, a Hall of Fame basketball coach who transformed Georgetown University into a national championship school, has died at age 78. The first Black head coach to win an NCAA title, Thompson was known for helping to mold stars…
By Associated Press
John Thompson, the imposing Hall of Famer who turned Georgetown into a “Hoya Paranoia” powerhouse and became the first Black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship, has died.
By Brian Mahoney, Tim Reynolds, Associated Press
The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds reportedly decided not to play as scheduled Wednesday and WNBA players also are not playing three regular season games in Bradenton, Florida.
By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber
In the seminal arcade video game, NBA Jam, a player making two shots in a row would begin "heating up," and after three shots they would go on an unstoppable shooting streak. But do these kinds of streaks exist in…
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