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Basketball was always C.J. Bellamy's thing. By 2006, at 17 and at 6-foot-1, he was a rising star at Edgewater High in Orlando, Fla., and wanted to play for the North Carolina Tar Heels. His mom would sometimes tell him to think about a Plan B, but he would brush it off. "She would say all the time, 'What if you get injured and you're not going to be able to play basketball?' And I'd be like, ...

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Every telethon-sized paycheck sparks the debate anew, from Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney's $93 million windfall to USA Today's recent report that NCAA President Mark Emmert scooped up $2.9 million in 2017. The blizzard of bucks stuns at each turn. The conversation, though, frustratingly fails to evolve. It's not an all-or-nothing proposition. It's not simply a matter of paying Swinney ...

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Historic festivals and cultural celebrations provide expansive experiences for travelers. Here are five to consider: ___ 1. Nyepi, Bali While many celebrate a New Year with fireworks and frivolity, the Balinese choose to cleanse the spirit, meditate and bask in silence on Nyepi, or Silent Day. On Nyepi Eve, observe local villagers as they play music, dance and parade colorful, hand-crafted ...

Emma Kauf continues to receive recognition for a stellar senior softball season.

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CHICAGO - Darius Bazley isn't out to change the college basketball landscape or even inspire other young players. As a potential preps-to-pros player and former five-star recruit, the 6-foot-9 forward from Cincinnati is a unique athlete trying to win over NBA scouts without having played last season. He decommitted from Syracuse. He reneged on his initial idea to play in the G League. Unlike ...