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Expanded All-Star break presents new challenges this season

The NBA doubled the days off between games this season after players encouraged Commissioner Adam Silver to rework the schedule. Teams will have a minimum break of eight days between games.

Smith's impact goes beyond UNC, basketball after his death

The former North Carolina coach died Saturday night.

NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies

"Ed Sabol transformed how America watched football and all sports," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. Sabol died at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday.

Florida AD Foley understands 'angst' caused by Muschamp

Jeremy Foley has gotten plenty of flak for how things unfolded with Muschamp, who was fired in late November with three years remaining on his deal. Auburn hired Muschamp less than two weeks later, and Muschamp recruited against Florida while still getting paid by the Gators.

No. 2 UConn women rout No. 1 South Carolina 87-62

This was the 54th meeting between the top two teams in the nation, and the 20th time that the Huskies have been involved in that matchup. They improved to 17-3 in those games.

NBA All-Star weekend brings basketball's best to Big Apple

During a season of struggle for the Knicks and Nets, passionate New York basketball fans have something to be excited about.

LSU cruises to 71-60 win over Alabama

With the new lineup, LSU (17-6, 6-4) jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the first three minutes. Then, the Tigers outscored the Crimson Tide 9-2 in the first three minutes of the second half to go in front 39-22.

Philly University coach Herb Magee earns 1,000th career win

Magee hit the milestone with the Rams' 80-60 win over Post on Saturday. He has won all 1,000 games over 48 seasons at the 3,600-student private Division II university in Philadelphia.

Arkansas extends Bielema's contract through 2020

Following its first winning season in three years, the school announced the signing of its football coach to a two-year contract extension on Saturday, keeping Bret Bielema with the Razorbacks through 2020.

Vanderbilt rallies to beat South Carolina 65-50

An 18-0 run triggered the comeback for Vanderbilt, which has won two straight since ending a seven-game losing streak in Tuesday's win over Florida.

Arkansas downs cold-shooting Mississippi State 61-41

The Razorbacks (18-5, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) held the Bulldogs to just 2 of 21 (9.5 percent) from the field in the first half on their way to a 30-9 halftime lead. That included a 13:22 scoreless stretch by Mississippi State (11-12, 4-6), which missed its final 16 shots of the half.

Frazier's late scoring lifts Georgia past Tennessee, 56-53

Tennessee's aggressive zone defense forced Georgia to push the ball inside — which accelerated the Bulldogs' turnover rate. The Vols' defense was especially effective in negating the impact of Frazier, who was scoreless until sinking his first 3-pointer with 10:28 remaining.

NIT to experiment with different rules, 30-second shot clock

The tournament will feature a 30-second shot clock instead of the traditional 35-second clock that has been in play since 1993, with officials examining the effect on the games and taking the data to the men's basketball rules committee for review in May.

Late coaching changes expose flaw in early signing period

A handful of assistant coaches at high-profile programs such as Ohio State and Texas changed jobs less than 24 hours after Wednesday's national signing day, leaving behind the players they recruited.

Mizzou Club Bowling kingpin is serious about the game

Mike Rodgers began bowling when he was 4. Now he's leading Missouri's new club bowling team, which is approaching its first tournament.

Columbia men's basketball beats LU-Belleville 76-64

Behind crisp offense and stifling defense, the No. 15 Cougars beat their conference foe.

 

Stephens basketball downed once again

The Stars women's basketball team dropped to 3-19 with its 63-39 loss to Hannibal-LaGrange.

Missouri offense stymied in 62-49 loss to Alabama

The Crimson Tide didn't score a field goal in the last eight minutes. The team didn't need one, though, as Missouri dropped its eighth straight game.

Charlie Sifford, first black PGA Tour member, remembered for his courage

"His legacy is not about the records he broke, but the barriers he broke," legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus said of fellow Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Charlie Sifford, who broke the color barrier in golf. Sifford died Tuesday at the age of 92.

Syracuse basketball announces postseason ban for 2015-16

Syracuse University announced Wednesday that it has instituted a self-imposed postseason ban for the current men's basketball season as part of its case pending before the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

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