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USC survived a double-overtime battle with UNC Asheville to move into the second round of the NIT postseason tournament. (Image: John McCoy)

NCAA Tournament Snubs Become Top Dogs in NIT Field

The National Invitation Tournament – better known to most sports fans as the NIT – was once the biggest college basketball tournament of the year, more prestigious than even the NCAA tournament itself. Today, the event has become more of a consolation prize for those who didn’t quite make it […]

Jake Arrieta believes he can help the Philadelphia Phillies speed up their rebuilding process and compete for a playoff spot this year. (Image: John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

Philadelphia Phillies Sign Jake Arrieta in Bid to Become Playoff Contender

The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $75 million contract with former Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta, the latest sign that the team hopes to become competitive sooner rather than later. According to, Arrieta will collect $30 million in 2018, followed by $25 million in 2019. […]

NCAA Tournament Teams Selected for Play-in Games Hope to Play On

Some college basketball coaches would be mad if they won a conference championship and then got assigned to a play-in game at the NCAA Tournament, but Radford Coach Mike Jones isn’t one of them. He and his team couldn’t be more pleased to be facing off against LIU Brooklyn on […]

Kevin Harvick won his third consecutive NASCAR race on Sunday, the first time since 2015 that a driver has won three in a row in the series. (Image: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty)

Kevin Harvick Takes Third Straight NASCAR Victory with Win in Phoenix

Kevin Harvick took first place at the TicketGuardian 500 in Phoenix on Sunday, giving the 42-year-old driver his third consecutive win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Harvick started his winning streak with a victory in the No. 4 card in Atlanta, then followed that up last weekend with […]

Notre Dame and USC Among Biggest NCAA Tournament Snubs

Every season, the reveal of the NCAA Tournament bracket on Selection Sunday leaves a handful of teams feeling slighted. This year’s production left several schools with the impression that they were denied entry into March Madness in favor of less deserving squads. Teams that barely missed out on the NCAA […]

Trae Young and the Oklahoma Sooners are squarely on the bubble heading into Selection Sunday. (Image: Sue Ogrocki/AP)

NCAA Tournament Bubble: Who’s In, Who’s Out, And Who’s Sweating

With conference tournament week nearly over, the NCAA Tournament bubble is starting to come into clearer focus, with a handful of teams still anxiously waiting to see if the selection committee will find a spot for them in the field of 68. This year has seen relatively few bracket busters […]

The places free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins could end up at are down to four with the Minnesota Vikings the favorite.  (Image: USA Today Sports)

Sweepstakes for Free Agent QB Kirk Cousins Down to Four Teams

The list of suitors trying to sign free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins apparently is down to four: the Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals, and Denver Broncos. Bovada has the Vikings as the -205 favorite to land his services. The Jets are next at +300, followed by the Broncos […]

Steph Curry Will Miss Warriors Road Trip After Tweaking Ankle

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will sit out a two-game road trip after injuring his right ankle during the team’s victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday. Curry twisted the ankle early in the first quarter of the game as he landed after attempting a layup. He was […]

Despite missing his left hand, University of Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin wowed NFL personnel at the NFL Scouting Combine last week and improved his draft status. (Image: Getty)

Scouting Combine Winners and Losers: NFL Draft Prospects Strut Their Stuff

First impressions matter. And at the NFL Scouting Combine last week, future professional football players got to essentially audition for their next gridiron roles, with some players exceeding expectations, and others delivering subpar efforts that should see their names slip down the board at the upcoming NFL draft, to be […]

State Senator John Bonacic has introduced legislation in New York that would legalize sports betting at four casinos if the Supreme Court overturns PASPA. (Image: New York State Senate)

New York Is Latest State to Jump on Legal Sports Betting Bandwagon

The number of states considering legalized sports betting continue to increase, with New York becoming the latest to see a bill regulating the practice appear in its legislature. The legislation, known as Senate Bill S7900, was introduced by New York State Sen. John Bonacic (R-Mount Hope). As in other states, […]