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New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson next month.

NFL aerial circus makes for 2nd round of DBs, WRs

3 QBs and lots of defenders highlight 1st round of draft

John Havlicek, Boston Celtics great, dies at 79

  Rob Gronkowski dents New England’s Super Bowl trophy

  Former Gilmer defensive back looking toward NFL draft

  QB Russell Wilson is staying in Seattle, becomes highest paid player in NFL history

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  Kenya’s Cherono wins men’s Boston Marathon in sprint to tape

Molinari builds 2-shot lead over Woods, Finau in Masters

Masters moves up tee times due to threat of severe weather on Sunday

  Girl twisted ankle during homerun trot, so her opponents carried her to each base

Nowitzki announces retirement after final home game for Dallas Mavericks

Virginia holds off Texas Tech in overtime for first NCAA national championship

Michigan State knocks off Duke 68-67 to make Final Four

Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four.

Virginia advances to Final Four by beating Purdue in overtime

Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.

Texas Tech beats Gonzaga to reach Final Four

Texas Tech is going to the Final Four for the first time in school history.

Hot-shooting Auburn upsets No. 1 North Carolina 97-80

Auburn earned its second trip to the Elite Eight by coasting to a 97-80 victory over the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region on Friday night.

Skateboarding and surfing proposed to the International Olympics Committee for 2024 Games

NFL: Pass interference now reviewable by officials

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

  NCAA tournament: Let the games begin - in earnest

Betting on March Madness? You’re one of 47 million Americans projected to spend $8.5 billion

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a plea deal in prostitution case - with a catch

Minor league baseball team holding ‘Florida Man Night’

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will celebrate “Florida Man Night” on July 26.

  Jets agree to sign RB Le’Veon Bell, according to reports

Le'Veon Bell agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, ending months of speculation about where he'd resume his playing career after six years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  Browns to acquire star receiver Beckham from NY

With the Browns, Beckham will be reunited with receiver Jarvis Landry, a teammate at LSU.

Sports writing great, ‘Semi Tough’ author Dan Jenkins dies at 89

Jenkins started his writing career at The Fort Worth Press and rose to stardom at Sports Illustrated. He wrote best-sellers "Semi-Tough" ''Baja Oklahoma" and "Dead Solid Perfect" and was a columnist for Playboy and Golf Digest.

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dead at age 61

Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was best known for facing Hulk Hogan in 1986 in a steel cage match at WWF's WrestleMania 2.

  Trump feeds FCS national champs McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-a during White House visit

The president served hamburgers from McDonald’s and chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-a, KLVY reported.

Patriots owner Bob Kraft pleads not guilty to prostitution charges

Robert Kraft was among hundreds of men charged in a crackdown on massage parlor prostitution and an investigation into human trafficking at Florida spas.

Documents: Kraft visited spa in sex trafficking sting on day of AFC Championship Game

The 77-year-old owner of the New England Patriots and 24 other men face a maximum year in jail under the soliciting charges against them in a Florida sex trafficking case.

  Syracuse hoops coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

"I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night's accident," Boeheim said in a prepared statement.

  Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Hamlin last year suffered through his first winless season in the Cup Series and made a crew chief change during the offseason.

Team LeBron rallies back, defeats Team Giannis 178-164 in 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte

Team LeBron rallied back from a double-digit deficit and defeated Team Giannis 178-164 as the NBA’s best and most famous stars played in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center Sunday night.

  After ambulance gets stuck in ice, paramedics go the extra mile for patient and push her up hill

When their ambulance wasn't going anywhere. the firefighter paramedics devised a plan B.

  NFL, Colin Kaepernick settle collusion lawsuit

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have settled their grievances of collusion against the NFL, said a league representative Friday to the Associated Press.

  Collector finds rare 1921 Babe Ruth baseball card, buys for $2

Ball took it to get it authenticated. Turns out, the card is a 1921 Babe Ruth Shotwell E-121 model.

  6-year-old with no feet and one hand succeeds in wrestling

Nick Trotter is on a team, the Macomb, IL, Little Bombers, and participating in tournaments. He has already won twice.

  Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson dies at 83

Robinson played for five teams in his 21-season career. He was a member of two World Series championship teams for the Orioles.

Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

New England topped the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a game that dragged the high-def NFL back to the days of black-and-white TV. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the 53-year history of the game.

Kaepernick mural removed before Super Bowl to be replaced

Artist Fabian Williams says the building was torn down last week and was about a mile from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium that housed the Sunday's Super Bowl. Williams says he doesn't think it's a coincidence that the removal coincided with the game.

  Andy Warhol, Bud Light-Game of Thrones crossover among most talked about Super Bowl commercials

With price tags in the millions for a 30-second spot during the big game, advertisers go all out to get people talking and make the cost worth it. Here are some of the ads people will be talking about at work Monday.

Businessman disappears after allegedly scamming mom, friends out of $750K for Super Bowl tickets

About a dozen people say they paid the suspect at least $20,000 for Super Bowl tickets, but the man went missing before delivering.

Chiefs QB Mahomes takes MVP and top offensive player awards

The Chiefs quarterback landed a pair of honors at NFL Honors on Saturday night, taking The Associated Press 2018 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards.

Slam dunk: Gonzalez makes Hall, along with Bailey, Reed, Law

Towering tight end Tony Gonzalez is heading to the Hall of Fame, to be joined by three defensive backs who spent parts of their career trying to stop him.

  Lindsey Vonn announces her retirement from skiing

The 34-year-old Vonn had been planning to retire in December but changed her plans because of persistent pain in both of her knees

  Roger Waters pleads for Maroon 5 and other Super Bowl performers to ‘take a knee’

Maroon 5 came under immediate backlash after agreeing to headline the halftime show. Many artists felt the band should have turned the offer down.

Pittsburgh news producer fired after calling Tom Brady ‘known cheater’

The former producer says he thought the local Steelers fans would find the joke funny and he actually thinks Tom Brady is a great quarterback.

  Pizza Hut to give free pizza and Super Bowl tickets to first baby born after kickoff

The pizza purveyors are offering free pizza for a year and Super Bowl tickets to next year’s game to the parents of the first baby born after kickoff on Sunday.

Super spending expected for Super Bowl consumers

The big game could cost you even if you watch from home, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation.

AFC wins 3rd straight Pro Bowl, 26-7 over NFC in Orlando

The Pro Bowl has long been considered a laughable representation of the NFL game. It reached a new level of comedy Sunday as several players swapped positions during the annual all-star game.

  Super Bowl commercials are coming: Are you ready to watch?

Companies shell out $5 million an ad because the audience is huge. The Super Bowl typically attracts more than 100 million viewers.

Rivera unanimous; Halladay, Edgar, Mussina voted to HOF

Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Tuesday.

  Ticket prices slump and then rebound for Patriots-Rams Super Bowl game

The price of admission to the Feb. 3 game between New England and Los Angeles is averaging more than $4,600 a seat.

After winning fight, Manny Pacquiao discovers burglars hit his home

Burglars ransacked Manny Pacquiao’s Los Angeles home over the weekend, possibly as he was fighting in the ring, representatives for the boxer have confirmed.

Pastor predicted score in New England Patriots’ AFC championship win

A Maine pastor correctly predicted the score of New England's win over Kansas City in AFC Championship.

Eye doctors offer free exams to NFL refs after NFC Championship game

The Saints lost to the Los Angeles Rams in overtime after a controversial non-call by officials near the end of the regulation.

Super Bowl: Pats vs Rams in a meeting of Past vs Future

To officially usher the NFL into a new era, the Los Angeles Rams will have to get past the New England Patriots, exactly 17 years to the date of their last Super Bowl showdown.

Kicked Out: Rams end Saints playoff, win with overtime field goal

The Saints play the Rams in the final game before the Super Bowl.

  Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 OT

The Patriots are trying to make it back for the third straight year.

  Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she's proud to use her voice to "unite and represent our country" in her hometown of Atlanta.

  Michael Strahan offers dinner to Clemson football team after White House fast food feast

“Whoever can make it - we’ll have lobster," Strahan said on-air.

Sooners QB, A’s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Murray announced his decision in a tweet , ending his brief and storied college career.

It’s official: Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show

The show is being billed as “the broadest range of musical genres ever seen” at the Super Bowl.

Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

New England (12-5) will play at Kansas City in next week's AFC title game. The Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 in Foxborough in Week 6. The Patriots finished 9-0 at home this season.

Gurley, Rams run through Cowboys, advance with 30-22 victory

Next weekend, the Los Angeles Rams will face the winner of the other divisional playoff game in New Orleans between the top-seeded Saints and the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Chiefs roll past Colts 31-13 to reach AFC title game

The AFC West champions will play the winner of Sunday's game between the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers and the New England Patriots next weekend for a spot in the Super Bowl in Atlanta.

Tim Tebow is engaged to former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

The Heisman Trophy winner proposed to his future bride on the Florida farm where he grew up.

No. 2 Clemson dominates top-ranked Alabama 44-16

It’s Clemson’s third claimed national title and its first since 2016, which also came against Alabama.

Ticket prices slump for Alabama-Clemson national championship game

The price of admission to Monday’s game between defending champs Alabama and Clemson at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, is averaging nearly $1,000 a seat.

  WWE Hall of Famer ‘Mean Gene’ Okerlund dies at 76

Okerlund, through his work in the WWF/E, WCW and other wrestling organizations, became one of the most recognizable faces in the business.

Cincinnati rallies past Virginia Tech 35-31 in Military Bowl

Michael Warren runs for career-high 166 yards, scores go-ahead touchdown with 1:29 left in Military Bowl to carry Cincinnati past Virginia Tech 35-31, ending Hokies' run of 25 consecutive winning seasons

Offseason of change awaits Packers after another losing year

An offseason of change awaits the Green Bay Packers after another year without a playoff appearance

Dominant rebounding leads Rutgers to upset of No. 4 Maryland

Stasha Carey scores 18 points, Ciani Cryor has 12 points, Rutgers uses exceptional rebounding performance to upset No. 4 Maryland 73-65

Nick Foles will start for Eagles vs. Bears

Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles despite a chest injury when the defending Super Bowl champions play the Chicago Bears in an NFC wild-card game next Sunday

Falcons fire 3 top assistant coaches following 7-9 finish

Falcons fire offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel , special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong after 7-9 finish

Duke remains No. 1 in AP Top 25 poll; Kentucky rises to 13th

Duke remains atop an AP Top 25 poll with few major changes after a light Christmas-week schedule of games

Cardinals fire Steve Wilks after 1 season as head coach

The Arizona Cardinals have fired Steve Wilks after just one season as head coach

Mayweather stops Nasukawa in 1st round, flooring him 3 times

It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times in a totally one-sided bout of exhibition boxing on New Year's Eve

Bengals fire coach Marvin Lewis after 16th season

The Bengals fired coach Marvin Lewis, ending a 16-year stay in Cincinnati that included a club-record five straight playoff appearances without so much as one win