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8:02 am
Sun March 22, 2015

Two-Time MVP Steve Nash Retires From NBA

Originally published on Sun March 22, 2015 9:19 am

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Sports
8:02 am
Sun March 22, 2015

For The Underdogs, Winning The NCAA Was Extra Sweet

The 1988 Kansas Jayhawks hold up their trophy after winning the championship game of the NCAA Final Four Tournament.
Susan Ragan AP

Originally published on Sun March 22, 2015 3:08 pm

Every March, the madness takes hold.

The NCAA college basketball tournament might be the most emotional event in college sports. Sixty-four teams in a single-elimination tournament. The regular season can be blown away in a single game.

After that one tournament, it's all gone. But we always remember those ultimate underdogs — George Mason, Butler, Richmond. This year, it was Georgia State — until Saturday, when the Panthers fell to the Xavier Musketeers.

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Sports
8:01 am
Sun March 22, 2015

NCAA Tournament: N.C. State Shocks No.1-Seed Villanova

Originally published on Sun March 22, 2015 9:19 am

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The Two-Way
3:37 pm
Sat March 21, 2015

Chuck Bednarik, Philly's 'Concrete' Player, Dies At 89

Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Bednarik (60) is victorious in an iconic 1960 photograph after making a sack vs. New York Giants Frank Gifford (16). Bednarik died on Saturday. He was 89.
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Chuck Bednarik, a pro football Hall of Famer and one of the sport's last two-way players, has died. He was 89.

Bednarik was a football player of a different era. He was what was known at the time as a "60-minute man": He played linebacker on defense and center on offense, hardly stepping off of the field during his 14-year career for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Sports
7:11 am
Sat March 21, 2015

The Week In Sports: March Basketball, December World Cup

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 10:56 am

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Parallels
7:11 am
Sat March 21, 2015

Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction

Julio Cesar Chavez at his home in Tijuana, Mexico.
Carrie Kahn NPR

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 10:56 am

In Mexico, the problem of drug trafficking is well publicized, but you can't say the same when it comes to the problem of drug addiction.

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Sports
5:36 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

For Davidson College, Success On The Court Comes In Part From Math, Analytics

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 7:58 pm

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The Two-Way
5:15 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel is also a mathematician.
Chris Graythen Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:29 pm

John Urschel is an offensive lineman for the NFL Baltimore Ravens whose Twitter handle is @MathMeetsFball. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in math, both with a 4.0 grade-point average. And this week he tweeted:

Now, journalists are notoriously poor at math (or at least this one is), so we'll provide a link to the paper. And for those of you who are mathematically inclined, here's the abstract:

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Sports
4:55 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

March Madness 2015: Winners And Losers

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 7:58 pm

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Sports
5:05 am
Fri March 20, 2015

March Madness Kicks Off With High Drama

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

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