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Ja Morant Is For Real Ja Morant Is For Real

When a great player’s hype is dependent on masochists who regularly subject themselves to Ohio Valley Conference basketball, it’s not often that they actually shine on the national stage that March Madness provides. But Ja Morant showed up against fifth-seeded Marquette ready to make a splash with viewers across the…

New Mexico State Out-Choked Auburn And Failed To Pull Off The First Real Upset Of March Madness

Fifth-seeded Auburn tried its best to let 12-seed New Mexico State pull off the first big upset of this year’s NCAA tournament by consistently bungling things at the precise moment when they could’ve put the game to bed. Unfortunately, New Mexico State was even more inept when it mattered most, and failed to finish…

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The NCAA Tournament Bracket Is Out Which Means It's Time To Complain The NCAA Tournament Bracket Is Out Which Means It's Time To Complain

The ball has not been tipped (yet), but here we are. The NCAA Tournament field is set and there are plenty of emotions that a lot of people are probably going through now. The teams they dislike somehow got in while the teams that are near and dear to their hearts somehow got snubbed. Their coworkers, friends and…

Lionel Messi's Hat Trick Inspired Opposing Supporters To Give Him A Standing Ovation Lionel Messi's Hat Trick Inspired Opposing Supporters To Give Him A Standing Ovation

Lionel Messi doesn’t have to keep showing his greatness to us mere mortals, but he does so anyway out of the kindness of his heart. His latest act of generosity came against Real Betis where he scored an incredible hat trick in a 4-1 victory for his 477th win in a Barcelona shirt—a new club record.

Let's Check In To See How Some MLB Teams Are Treating Their Minor-League Players  Let's Check In To See How Some MLB Teams Are Treating Their Minor-League Players 

A report from Emily Waldon and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic states that the Toronto Blue Jays have taken the novel approach of paying some of their employees fairer wages. Players in all eight of the team’s minor-league affiliates will receive a pay increase worth anywhere from 40 to 56 percent, as John Lott notes in…

Michigan State's Kyle Ahrens Exits Big Ten Championship Game On Stretcher After Gruesome Ankle Injury [Update] Michigan State's Kyle Ahrens Exits Big Ten Championship Game On Stretcher After Gruesome Ankle Injury [Update]

Late in the first half, Michigan State forward Kyle Ahrens jumped for a rebound and landed right on his ankle. The Spartan immediately fell to the floor in agonizing pain and play was stopped just seconds later. Ahrens’s ankle had to be put into an air cast as his teammates and coaches looked on with tears in their…

Mike Scott Enjoys Overpriced Cocktail In Between Possessions

Late in the first quarter against the Bucks, Sixers forward Mike Scott fell into the crowd while chasing after a rebound he was trying to save for his team. Without looking where to throw it, Scott somehow got the ball to T.J. McConnell who immediately made the midrange shot he attempted. Scott, clearly proud of his…

Auburn Buried Tennessee Under A Pile Of Threes And Stole A Win The SEC Tournament Auburn Buried Tennessee Under A Pile Of Threes And Stole A Win The SEC Tournament

The Auburn Tigers beat the Tennessee Volunteers 84-64 to win the SEC Tournament for the first time since 1985.

Report: Former Yale Soccer Coach Named In College Bribery Scandal Pressured Players Into Writing His Papers For Grad School Report: Former Yale Soccer Coach Named In College Bribery Scandal Pressured Players Into Writing His Papers For Grad School

Former Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith abused his position with the team to help privileged kids pretend that they were athletic recruits so as to make their admissions process into one of the more prestigious universities in the country that much easier. But it appears that his shadiness did not stop there.

CFL Flameout Signs AAF Contract CFL Flameout Signs AAF Contract

Johnny Manziel, who has been exiled from two football leagues in two different countries, will be joining the Memphis Express in the Alliance of American Football, the league announced on Friday night.

The Pelicans Gave The Suns A Masterclass On The Dumbest Possible Way To Lose A Basketball Game The Pelicans Gave The Suns A Masterclass On The Dumbest Possible Way To Lose A Basketball Game

With 7.6 seconds to go in overtime, down 136-133, Suns guard Devin Booker tried to hit a game-tying three but airballed the shot completely and gave possession back to his opponents. The Pelicans then used their final timeout—keep that in mind—to advance the ball for an inbounds play that would at least force Phoenix…

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Angel Hernández, Everyone's Least Favorite Umpire, Is Already Back On His Bullshit Angel Hernández, Everyone's Least Favorite Umpire, Is Already Back On His Bullshit

Angel Hernández, arguably the most disliked umpire among active MLB players, has already shown on Friday that he’s in midseason form. Hernández ejected Astros manager A.J. Hinch just one pitch into the bottom of the first inning of his team’s game against the Cardinals. Hinch reportedly had to be restrained by a coach…

This Weird Zion Williamson Three-Pointer Somehow Makes Sense

It doesn’t take a whole lot of intelligence to notice a strong correlation between Zion Williamson’s presence on the floor and the likelihood of Duke winning a basketball game. It certainly helps that he’s stronger and faster than every one of his opponents, but he’s also a smart enough player that he won’t have to…

Good Lord, Florida Got Screwed

With 6.2 seconds left in the game, No. 22 Auburn’s Jared Harper missed an important free throw that would have killed any chance at a Florida comeback. Instead, it left enough time for the Gators to get something up to try and tie this game up, down just 65-62.

High School Playoff Game Ends With Rare Double Court Storming After Officials Wave Off Presumed Buzzer-Beater High School Playoff Game Ends With Rare Double Court Storming After Officials Wave Off Presumed Buzzer-Beater

Minnesota high schools Albany and Melrose faced off on Friday with a section championship and a spot in the state tournament on the line. Albany had only 2.3 seconds left in the game to get up a game-winning shot after Melrose had just put themselves up by one point. Albany inbounded the ball to Andrew Hahn, whose…

Bradley University Reduced A Beat Writer's Access To The Men's Basketball Team Because He Didn't Promote The School's "Brand" Enough [Update] Bradley University Reduced A Beat Writer's Access To The Men's Basketball Team Because He Didn't Promote The School's "Brand" Enough [Update]

The Bradley University men’s basketball team is heading back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 13 years after winning the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Sunday against Northern Iowa. The automatic bid should have made the Braves a mid-major sweetheart, but some recent actions might have put them…

Guy In Charge Of Protecting Cam Newton On The Field Couldn't Protect Himself From Getting Knocked Out On The Street Guy In Charge Of Protecting Cam Newton On The Field Couldn't Protect Himself From Getting Knocked Out On The Street

Footage from a security camera caught Carolina Panthers guard Taylor Hearn getting knocked out cold while fighting someone who clearly did not match his 6-foot-4-inch frame or was anywhere near the lineman’s listed weight at 315 lbs.

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