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The Rich Paul Rule is proof the NCAA knows its days are numbered

The NCAA’s reversal on a rule requiring agents for student-athletes to have college degrees is the clearest indication yet this dressed-up cartel is facing an existential crisisThe National Collegiate Athletic Association’s risible Rich Paul Rule is th…

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Filming not watching: is digital distraction changing how we experience live sport? | Barry Glendenning

There is a growing feeling that technology is keeping fans at home, but even those present at live matches seem obsessed with recording their own minimal involvement in the actionAsked recently at a press conference why he thought attendances at Nation…

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‘We were attracted by the aggression’: how rugby rescues lives in America

Cristian Rodriguez found the game in Hawaiian Gardens, California through a programme called Alternatives to Gang Membership. After this weekend’s Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia, he’ll head home to pay it backCristian Rodriguez grew up i…

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‘We were attracted by the aggression’: how rugby rescues lives in America

Cristian Rodriguez found the game in Hawaiian Gardens, California through a programme called Alternatives to Gang Membership. After this weekend’s Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia, he’ll head home to pay it backCristian Rodriguez grew up i…

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Was Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer beater the best game killer in US sports history?

After the Toronto Raptors sealed victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the death, we look at other great deciding moments in sports Kawhi Leonard’s four-bounce buzzer beater on Sunday night will live as one of basketball’s greatest buzzer beaters. Wha…

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‘Superman dive’ at finishing line gives Infinite Tucker dramatic win in 400m hurdles – video

University track star Infinite Tucker clinched victory in the 400m hurdles by performing a ‘Superman dive’ over the finishing line during an athletics meeting in Arkansas.Tucker, who attends Texas A&M, played down his dramatic victory over teammate…

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University of Georgia sprinter seriously injured after being impaled on javelin

Elija Godwin ran into javelin during practice sessionAthlete expected to make full recovery after collapsed lungA University of Georgia sprinter is expected to make a full recovery after he was impaled on a javelin during a practice session on Tuesday….

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Radio host Mike Francesca questions character of Giants pick who was shot

Corey Ballentine’s teammate was killed in Topeka shootingFrancesca appears more concerned about Giants’ reputationProminent sports radio host Mike Francesca appears to have blamed New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine for a shooting in which he w…

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Giants draft pick Ballentine injured and college teammate killed in shooting

23-year-old Dwane Simmons killed in Topeka, Kansas shootingWashburn coach pays tribute to well-liked playerCorey Ballentine was selected shortly before friend’s deathThe New York Giants sixth-round draft selection Corey Ballentine has been injured and …

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Why Nick Bosa erased his politics with a move to liberal San Francisco looming

The touted No2 pick in this week’s NFL draft has scrubbed his social media of conservative views. But fans and teammates value winning above politicsTake a trip through Nick Bosa’s social media accounts and you will find something interesting: the proj…

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Former Texas tennis coach admits to $100,000 bribe in college admissions scandal

Michael Center pleads guilty to taking bribe from fixerCase has ensnared wealthy parents across AmericaThe former men’s tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin pleaded guilty on Wednesday to accepting a $100,000 bribe in the college admission…

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Legendary UNC basketball coach resigns after investigation into program

UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program reviewReport alleged Sylvia Hatchell made racist remarks to playersHatchell, 67, accused of forcing players to compete while hurtNorth Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall…

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Virginia outlast Texas Tech in overtime thriller for maiden NCAA championship

Cavaliers defeat Red Raiders for first title in school historyDe’Andre Hunter’s career-high 27 points lift No 1 seed in winNow that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season.Led by De’Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned themselv…

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NCAA women’s tournament: Baylor beat Notre Dame after last-gasp missed free-throw

Baylor beat Notre Dame 82-81 to claim championship gameArike Ogunbowale misses chance to tie game in final secondsBaylor lost a star player, then a 17-point lead, but the Lady Bears, led by the ever-poised Chloe Jackson, kept their composure. Jackson d…

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Tom Izzo’s abuse of Aaron Henry was the act of a bully and a coward

The Hall of Fame coach has Michigan State back in the Final Four, but an unhinged outburst directed at his own player was a cowardly act with familiar echoesThe year was 1999 and I was at the USA Basketball men’s national team trials in Colorado Spring…

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Legendary UNC basketball coach faces probe over racially insensitive remarks

Report alleges Sylvia Hatchell made racist remarks to playersHatchell, 67, accused of forcing players to compete while hurtLongtime UNC coach was enshrined in Hall of Fame in 2013Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell is under investigat…

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‘Why can’t 100% of jobs go to women?’ McGraw wants change in college basketball

Notre Dame coach says more female leaders need in the USMuffet McGraw prepares team for Final Four showdownOne of the most prominent coaches in women’s basketball, Muffet McGraw, says it’s time for more women in positions of power in all walks of life,…

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Why black America is finally getting behind Duke basketball

The Blue Devils embodied everything black America hated during my playing career, but I came to learn that perception isn’t always reality. It feels like the culture is catching upGrowing up I loved the Fab Five. The freshman class of Chris Webber, Juw…

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Sabrina Ionescu: the snarling genius ripping up basketball’s record books

The Oregon guard is a shameless stat padder. But when you’re as good as her, you can do what you wantSabrina Ionescu is college basketball’s equivalent of Russell Westbrook: a snarling menace who plays with a combination of grace and volatility. She is…

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UC Irvine stun Kansas State for first NCAA tournament win in school history

Anteaters topple No 4 seed in biggest upset of tourney so farIowa wins as Big Ten moves to 6-0 in this year’s tournamentDay one: Morant lifts Murray State as NCAA tourney tips offEvan Leonard hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start a run of 12 straight po…