Monday , 27 March 2017

National Sports

South Carolina, UNC advance to 'Final Four'

Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The Final Four of the NCAA Tournament is set, with one more impressive victory after another filling out the final two spots. In Sunday’s first game, seventh seeded South Carolina took on fourth seeded Florida in an SEC mathcup. By the end of the first half, the Gamecocks were down 40-33, but South Carolina’s defense ... Read More »

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell critical of Oakland as an owners' vote to move the Raiders to Las Vegas looms

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — ESPN reports NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff, criticizing Oakland’s solution to keep the Raiders in their city while NFL owners are preparing to vote on whether to allow the franchise to move to Las Vegas. In the letter Goodell sent Friday, which was obtained by ESPN, the NFL commissioner claims: “The material ... Read More »

Indiana hires Archie Miller as men's basketball team's next head coach

Eddie Perlas/ESPN Images(BLOOMINGTON, Indiana) — The Indiana Hoosiers have hired Archie Miller to become the next head coach of their men’s basketball team according to an ESPN report. Miller will leave the University of Dayton, where he served as head coach for the past six years. He brought the Flyers to the NCAA Tournament in each of his final four ... Read More »

Gonzaga and Oregon punch their tickets to the Final Four

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Oregon and Gonzaga won their Elite Eight matchups to become the first two teams in the 2017 NCAA Tournament to reach the Final Four. No. 1 Gonzaga first defeated No. 11 Xavier 83-59 to win the West Region, and No. 3 Oregon upset No. 1 Kansas 74-60 to win the Midwest Region. The Bulldogs (36-1) reached the ... Read More »

New York Knicks' Joakim Noah suspended for drug violation

Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Knicks center Joakim Noah has been suspended by the NBA for 20 games afer violating the league’s anti-drug policy. Noah tested positive for selective androgen receptor modulator LGD-4033, an over-the-counter supplement banned by the league. The 32-year-old center has been out since Feb. 4 because of knee surgery. The NBA said Noah’s suspension ... Read More »

Suns' Booker scores 70 in loss

Purestock/iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) – Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker scored 70 points in a loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday night, the most by an NBA player this season. Booker becomes only the sixth player in NBA history to score 70, joining Wilt Chamberlain, David Robinson, David Thompson, Elgin Baylor and Kobe Bryant. Booker shot 21-of-40 from the floor, hit four ... Read More »

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