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Arena Football team has ‘contract waiting for’ Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow seems to be at the proverbial crossroads of his career right now.(Photo: Debby Wong, USA TODAY Sports) Technically, Tim Tebow still has a job with the New York Jets, but we all know what’s going to happen at … Continue reading

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Jake Long, St. Louis Rams agree to four-year contract

Jake Long opted to sign with the Rams over remaining with the Dolphins.(Photo: Robert Mayer, USA TODAY Sports) PHOENIX — Jake Long is headed to St. Louis. After contemplating multiple last-minute offers, the free agent left tackle agreed to a … Continue reading

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Miami Heat face ‘dog fight’ to defend winning streak

Chris Bosh and the Heat have not lost since Feb. 1 as they enter Monday’s game at the Celtics.(Photo: Debby Wong, USA TODAY Sports) The ways to quantify the Miami Heat’s dominant run multiply by the day. But few numbers … Continue reading

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Past champion coaches: 30 teams could make Final Four

Duke forward Ryan Kelly has the ball knocked loose as North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston (15) and guard Leslie McDonald (2) defend in the first half at the Dean E. Smith Center.(Photo: Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports) You don’t have … Continue reading

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Defending champ Kentucky left on the sideline

Kentucky coach John Calipari and his team, minus injured freshman star Nerlens Noel (background) for the last eight games, are pointed toward the NIT.(Photo: Mark Zerof, USA TODAY Sports) The long roller-coaster ride, after so many sharp climbs and violent … Continue reading

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Seven biggest surprises from NCAA tournament’s Selection Sunday

1. Gonzaga gets a No. 1 seed, while Duke and Miami receive No. 2 seeds. The Zags had the weakest strength of schedule ever by a No. 1 seed. But Mark Few’s team lost only two games all season, one … Continue reading

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2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket

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Mid-major madness? Gonzaga, others close the gap

Streaking Louisville strengthened its candidacy for a top seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament by winning the Big East tournament this weekend.(Photo: Debby Wong, USA TODAY Sports) Call this the year of the mid-major. For the last decade or … Continue reading

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Bubble Watch: History tells us bad non-conference schedules sink teams

USA TODAY Sports analyzes the NCAA tournament picture Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson shoots a free throw during his team’s game against Mississippi State on Saturday. The Bulldogs upset the Rebels 73-67.(Photo: Spruce Derden, USA TODAY Sports) Days until Selection Sunday: … Continue reading

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Should Ole Miss get into the NCAA tournament? Just ask Marshall Henderson

USA TODAY Sports Images If you’re looking for a player to watch during the NCAA tournament, there’s never been a more polarizing player than Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson, the SEC’s best player this past season specializing in three-pointers and … Continue reading

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