Celtics’ Marcus Smart knows title shots don’t come around often ahead of Hawks series: ‘May be our only shot’

As the Boston Celtics prepared for the , all signs pointed to a return to the NBA Finals. After losing to the in six games, the Celtics returned all five starters from a team that won 26 of their final 32 regular season games during the 2021-22 regular season en route to their NBA Finals appearance. The offseason additions of Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari coupled with head coach Ime Udoka returning for his second season had everyone thinking about adding an 8th championship to the organ

Enes Kanter Freedom to be presented with inaugural ‘Mayor’s Freedom Award’ in Utah city

EXCLUSIVE: It’s been over a year since last played in an NBA game, but the 11-year NBA veteran remains in the public eye as he continues to advocate for human rights across the world. Kanter Freedom will be presented with the inaugural Riverton, Utah, "Mayor’s Freedom Award" on Wednesday for exercising his as he continues to speak out against human rights abuses in China and other countries around the globe. He’ll return to the state where his NBA career began in order to be presented with the

Bulls' Patrick Beverley dishes on Angel Reese, Caitlin Clark trash talk: 'A hooper is a hooper'

Sports are synonymous with many things, and one undeniable reality is that trash talking is part of the game. The smack talk was on full display Sunday afternoon in front of a record number of viewers when the national champions were crowned in with 9.9 million people tuning in to see LSU take down Caitlin Clark and Iowa. As the clock was winding down on LSU’s 102-85 win, the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, pointed toward her finger and gave the "you can’t see me" gesture to Clark. And

Kentucky unaware 16-seed Fairleigh Dickinson beat Purdue despite game on jumbotron: ‘None of us knew that’

As the crowd at Greensboro Coliseum watched an intense game between Kentucky and Providence, a major upset in was taking place in Columbus, Ohio. No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson , becoming just the second 16-seed to accomplish the feat in tournament history. As the seconds were ticking down for Fairleigh Dickinson, the game was put on the jumbotron in Greensboro, N.C. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UPSETS TOP SEED PURDUE, BECOMING SECOND 16 SEED TO BEAT A NO. 1 IN MARCH MADNESS HISTORY The crowd, rauco

March Madness 2023: 4 games to watch on Day 2 of NCAA Tournament

While brackets around the country may already be busted, are just getting started. Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament kicked off Thursday with a bang as took down 4-seed Virginia in the final moments. A last-second three by JP Pegues gave Furman its first NCAA Tournament win since 1974. 15-seed Princeton shocked the world, taking down Arizona, the 2-seed in the South Region, going on a 9-0 run to end the game for a 59-55 win. Day 2 of the first round of the , and there are some fantastic matchups

March Madness 2023: Four games to watch on Day 1 of NCAA Tournament

There are many phenomenal months in the sports calendar. August is a wonderful time as rounds third base on its way to the postseason, NFL training camps get underway and the new college football season kicks off. January is as good as it gets for fans of football, with the determining the national champion and the NFL Playoffs taking center stage. But it is the month of March that is held in such high regard for the sports fan, the final two weeks circled on the calendar as a time to plop do

Former NBA teammates remain close friends, continue to work together off the court

It’s been nearly four years since and Boban Marjanović last played together, but the former teammates are still thick as thieves. While the two are in two very different situations — Marjanović plays for the while Harris is on a title contender with the Philadelphia 76ers — they still find time to showcase their friendship. Harris and Marjanović are teaming up once again — this time with Goldfish crackers — keeping a friendship strong that dates back to their days with the in 2016. "It first

Georgia ends national championship drought and more headlines that topped college football in 2022

When you spend your , you begin to understand exactly what each sport brings to the table. The NBA brings a connection to the youth of today, of being consistently introduced to the next batch of above-the-rim stars as 19-year-olds take over the league. is nostalgic, reminding you of the simpler times – when "baseball was life" and the only thing that mattered was the bat, ball and the glove. The NFL is deeply rooted, with from father to child regardless of the pain it may bring. DEION SANDE

Former Georgia quarterback talks Stetson Bennett, Bulldogs CFP matchup with Ohio State

was never expected to be in New York for the Heisman Trophy presentation. While the former walk-on QB certainly has silenced the doubters – last year and leading Georgia to a perfect record in 2022 – he wasn't viewed as one of the top talents in college football heading into the season. Even after a stellar season, Caleb Williams – winner of the – Bryce Young, CJ Stroud, Hendon Hooker, and Max Duggan are all considered to be the superior talent. As the starting quarterback of the Georgia Bull

3 college football teams began year in AP Top 25, end season missing bowls: What happened?

As the lull and fans attempt to keep themselves entertained with intriguing bowl game matchups before the College Football Playoff semifinals, it is a good time to take a look back on the regular season. The 2022 college football season was fascinating with a dominant team not becoming apparent until the end of the regular season – looking at you Georgia. In between, we had a was able to rise from the ashes, voted as the No. 1 team in the country for the first time since winning the national c

Pac-12 Championship Game: Utah stands in USC’s way of completing incredible turnaround

When USC went all out to convince for the sunny skies of Los Angeles, they did so with Friday night’s game in mind. In his first year as , Riley has USC one game away from its first appearance in the College Football Playoff and back as one of college football's premier programs. "He is an elite master of pulling together all aspects of a college football operation to a point that I have rarely seen in this business," USC athletic director Mike Bohn said of Riley, according to the L.A. Times.

CFP rankings: What does the penultimate release tell us?

If college football fans crave drama, they may want to start looking toward next season as it appears not much can be done in the championship games in order for chaos to ensue. For the fourth consecutive week, Georgia comes in as the No. 1 team in the country after handling Georgia Tech in its final regular season game. The after the Tigers lost a shocker to flailing Texas A&M 38-23. The third loss by LSU takes all th

College Football Week 13 preview: Everything on the line as Michigan visits Ohio State

College football fans have reached the most beautiful Saturday of the season with the arrival of rivalry week. Records are thrown out the window as seasons are made and lost with a single game and families are divided for one weekend in states all around the country. It’s the final weekend of the regular season, and matchups for three conference championship games will be decided Saturday. The SEC and the ACC championship games are set, but the Pac-12, Big 12 and Big Ten are still up in the a

Suni Lee talks ‘imposter syndrome,’ preparing for 2024 Paris Olympics

The for any young adult as the comforts of life at home finally give way to a semblance of adulthood. For most, it’s the first time being self-sufficient, and the first year at school can be challenging. Throw in being world-famous with 1.7 million followers on Instagram and an , and the college experience could be downright daunting. For gymnast Suni Lee, the individual all-around gold medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the certainly presented some challenges. LSU’S OLIVIA DUNNE ENDS NIL

Brett Favre rebukes criticism of alleged role in Mississippi welfare fraud scandal

EXCLUSIVE: It has been months since the public has heard from Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Brett Favre regarding his alleged involvement in the Mississippi welfare fraud case that state auditors say funneled money to a new volleyball wellness center at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). The state of Mississippi is currently suing 38 people or companies in an attempt to claw back $24 million of the $77 million in federal welfare money, according to a report by Mississippi Today. Favr

College football Week 5 preview: Alabama faces first SEC road test, top-10 matchup in Death Valley

There are certain weekends during the college football season fans of the game live for. Rivalry week, conference championship Saturday and the College Football Playoff weekend all come to mind. And then there’s the regular season Saturday with a slate so loaded that even the casual fan has to take notice. Welcome to one of those Saturdays, folks. Go ahead and pinch yourself. It’s real. There are five – count 'em, FIVE – top-25 matchups on the Week 5 docket, filling your day with wall-to-wal

College football Week 4 preview: Florida heads to Knoxville, Wisconsin visits Ohio State at the ‘Shoe’

Football is simply better during the fall months and Week 4 of the college football season happens to land on the first Saturday of autumn. Couple that with a phenomenal slate of college games, and there are zero reasons for fans of the game to leave the couch for anything other than a quick mow of the lawn on Saturday. The conference schedule is in full swing, and we have four high-quality matchups in the Big Ten, SEC, and ACC.

College football Week 3 preview: Texas A&M looks to bounce back, Penn State heads to Auburn

There will always be Saturdays during the when the outlook looks bleak, when college football fans start thinking about the errands they’ll get done due to a less-than-stellar slate. It’s a trap. Don’t let the naysayers get you down. On the surface, Week 3 is not loaded with quality matchups. Just two matchups between Top-25 teams are on the schedule with many of the big boys playing the cupcake portions of their schedules. But if we take anything away from Week 2, it's that any given Saturda

College football Week 2 preview: Texas welcomes No. 1 Alabama to Austin, Top 25 SEC battle in Gainesville

After all the excitement and shine wears off from the beginning of a new season, the Week 2 slate can be filled with its fair share of duds. Not this year. Not this week. College football Saturday kicks off with a before ending late into the evening with a matchup between two future Big 12 foes. Let’s take a look at a few games to be aware of Saturday as the college football season kicks off Week 2. Texas vs No. 1 Alabama - 12 p.m. ET, FOX
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