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Gonzaga is coming in hot to March Madness. But what’s behind the name?
Rina Torchinsky | March 16, 2022
Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball championship game at the West Coast Conference tournament on March 8 in Las Vegas.John Locher | AP The first round of March Madness kicked off this week, and Gonzaga University's Bulldogs sit at the top of the rankings. ...
‘King Richard,’ the Oscar-nominated film, authentically depicts the Williams’ history
Mandalit del Barco | March 16, 2022
The cast of King Richard at the Los Angeles Premiere AFI Fest 2021 (L-R: Demi Singleton, Serena Williams, Will Smith, Venus Williams, Saniyya Sidney, Aunjanue Ellis).Eric Charbonneau | Warner Bros. Entertainment King Richard is up for Best Picture and five other categories at this year's Academy Awards. It's the story ...
Why some pro athletes (like Tom Brady) seem unable to stay retired
Juana Summers, Gabe O'Connor, Kathryn Fox | March 16, 2022
Does Tom Brady still have anything left to prove after a remarkable career so far?Mike Ehrmann | Getty Images Well, that was quick. In case you missed it, quarterback Tom Brady unretired on the weekend. The NFL superstar will return for what feels like his 85th season next year, and ...
Get your brackets ready. March Madness is about to begin
Wynne Davis | March 13, 2022
Loyola of Chicago's Aher Uguak (30) heads to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Drake in the championship of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on March 6.Jeff Roberson | AP College basketball's regular season is coming to a close and by the end ...
Gregg Popovich ties the NBA record for most coaching wins
The Associated Press | March 8, 2022
Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs, center, is congratulated by head coach Frank Vogel, right, and assistant coach David Fizdale, left, of the Los Angeles Lakers after Popovich tied the NBA record for all-time wins of 1,335 by an NBA head coach.Ronald Cortes | Getty Images Updated ...
Why Brittney Griner was in Russia and what it has to do with U.S. women’s basketball
Anastasia Tsioulcas | March 7, 2022
WNBA players Brittney Griner (right) of the Phoenix Mercury and Courtney Vandersloot of the Chicago Sky compete during the WNBA Finals in Chicago in October 2021.Stacy Revere | Getty Images In the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, news of basketball player Brittney Griner's detainment on drug charges became ...
Paralympian Brenna Huckaby wins bronze after a legal fight to compete in the games
Wynne Davis | March 6, 2022
Brenna Huckaby competes during the Women's Snowboard Cross SB-LL2 Qualification during day two of the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics on Sunday.Ryan Pierse | Getty Images Updated March 7, 2022 at 1:41 AM ET It took a last-minute injunction- and then two nail biter races - for Brenna Huckaby to medal ...
Like the ’80s Lakers, ‘Winning Time’ scores with an unconventional playbook
David Bianculli | March 4, 2022
John C. Reilly is Lakers owner Jerry Buss and Quincy Isaiah is player Magic Johnson in the HBO series Winning Time.Warrick Page | HBO On Sunday, HBO presents the premiere of a new 10-part drama series about the Los Angeles Lakers, the team that dominated basketball in the 1980s. The ...
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich will put Chelsea Football Club up for sale
Becky Sullivan | March 2, 2022
The Chelsea Football Club's owner, Roman Abramovich (center), applauds after Chelsea was presented with the Premier League trophy after its match against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on May 24, 2015.Matt Dunham | AP After coming under pressure after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the billionaire Russian oligarch Roman ...