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We are going to go ahead and say it because for the first time in, well, ever, there is the chance to say it without it seeming like sheer lunacy: South Florida is the national seat of college basketball. For one shining moment or a few magic weeks, we are it. South to north, Coral Gables to Boca Raton with Davie smack in the middle, is a 51-mile corridor, an hour’s drive with these three stops: ...

South Carolina is two wins away from completing the 10th undefeated season in women's college basketball history. The Gamecocks headline a Final Four that features tons of star power and the return of a school to the game's grandest stage in 30 years. South Carolina, which is led by Aliyah Boston, will face Iowa and Caitlin Clark in one semifinal. LSU will play Virginia Tech in the other matchup Friday night. It's the Hokies first trip to the Final Four in school history. Coach Kenny Brooks is the third Black male coach to take a team this far in NCAA women's basketball history. Dallas will host the national semifinals this weekend as well as the Division II and III championship games.

Aliyah Boston had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Zia Cooke scored 18 points and top-seeded South Carolina used its smothering defense to outlast second-seeded Maryland 86-75 to reach its third straight Final Four. The Gamecocks improved to 36-0 on the season with their 42nd straight win dating to last year's NCAA title run. 


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Drue Tranquill just led the Chargers in tackles, finished tied for third in sacks and established himself as a down-in, down-out defensive leader. Still, coach Brandon Staley said Monday that the allure of free agent Eric Kendricks was too much to pass up. "He's one of the most complete linebackers in the last decade," Staley, speaking at the NFL's owners meetings, said of Kendricks. "You're ...

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PHOENIX — After the Ravens and Lamar Jackson spent the last two years trying to come to an agreement on a long-term deal, the quarterback has issued a definitive response. Following months of silence from Jackson, he revealed on Monday that he has demanded to be traded. “As of March 2nd I requested a trade from the Ravens organization for which the Ravens has not been interested in meeting my ...

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