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  • Braves lose opener at Milwaukee

    Brewers star Ryan Braun drew a standing ovation in his return from a drug suspension, then was ruled out in the first call overturned under baseball's expanded replay system as Milwaukee beat the Atlanta Braves 2-0 on Monday in a season opener.
    Braun went 1 for 4 and stole a base in the fourth inning that helped set up a two-run double by Aramis Ramirez.

    March 31, 2014

  • Doug McDermott leads AP All-America team

    Doug McDermott spent his senior season passing a lot of big names on the career scoring list. He is now among some very select company.

    The senior forward from Creighton was a unanimous choice for The Associated Press All-America team on Monday. He is the first three-time choice in 29 years and the 11th player overall.

    March 31, 2014

  • Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas

    Florida had not been to the Final Four since all those future first-round draft picks were in Gainesville. Wisconsin and coach Bo Ryan had never been.

    March 31, 2014

  • Florida, Dayton advance to Elite Eight

    Scottie "McBuckets" has Florida deep in the NCAA tournament once again. The Dayton Flyers are the latest mid-major upstart still in the bracket.

    March 28, 2014

  • College athlete union raises plenty of questions

    Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.

    March 27, 2014

  • Union ruling comes at bad time for NCAA

    They're battling in courtrooms, and could one day meet over a bargaining table. About the only things the two sides in the debate over big-time college athletics agree on is that things are changing.

    March 27, 2014

  • NFL to try PAT kicks from 20 for 2 preseason weeks

    The NFL will experiment with extra-point kicks from the 20-yard line for two weeks in the preseason this summer, but implementing longer PATs for the regular season has been tabled.

    March 26, 2014

  • Potts helps Alabama All-Stars beat Mississippi

    Athens senior Nathanial “Giddy” Potts scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help Alabama beat Mississippi in the 24th annual All-Star game Friday at Jackson State University’s Lee Williams Assembly Center.

    March 25, 2014

  • Ex-Bama star Douglas leads Tuskegee's D-II run

    Leon Douglas is once again coming up big in the NCAA tournament, just on a smaller stage and wearing a suit instead of a jersey and shorts.

    March 25, 2014

  • NCAA upsets crush perfect bracket hopes

    The billion-dollar dream is over.

    March 22, 2014

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