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Mike Stone (Stoney) reigns as Detroit’s ‘godfather of sports radio’ – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

Michael (Stoney) Stone talks on WXYT-FM (97.1) on March 9, 2017.(Photo: George Fox/97.1 The Ticket) It wasn’t an ordinary confession, at least not during drive-time radio. But it was teased as “the dumbest thing Stoney has ever done.” So, after the break, Mike Stone, partnered with Jamie Samuelsen delivered to southeast Michigan sports fans tuned to WXYT-FM (97.1) on this mid-February Thursday morning. Two nights before, he was watching the…

Is this the worst NCAA tournament loss in Duke history? – FOXSports.com

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

Take your jaw off the floor. We’ll wait. The mighty Duke Blue Devils, one week ago crowned ACC tournament champions and discussed as a probable No. 1 seed, were handed a a stunning loss on Sunday night to the feel-good South Carolina Gamecocks, a team that hadn’t won an NCAA tournament game since 1973 and had never seen the Sweet 16. The ACC blue blood losing to the SEC also-ran was…

Michigan may be 2017’s best sports story so far, and the Wolverines are Final Four good – CBSSports.com

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts, plus get the latest picks and upsets from SportsLine! Bracket Central Expert Picks Latest odds In the thrall of this moment, we’ll start with a thought on the tournament. This tournament, this annual event. The tournament. It gives us great things every year, things we’ve never seen before but have come to expect that make the sports experience worthwhile. So now…

How Kentucky’s win over Wichita State hurt the NCAA tournament – FOXSports.com

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

There was only one problem with Sunday’s Kentucky- Wichita State thriller: It happened about seven days too early. Thanks to the NCAA tournament selection committee’s criminal decision to award a No. 10 seed to a 31-4 Shockers team that was viewed as one of the best in the country, a game that could have been played in the Final Four and should only have been played in a regional final or, at worst,…

Turner Sports, CBS Sports announce tip times, announcer teams for regional semifinals – NCAA.com

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

CBS Sports and Turner Sports announced tip times and commentator teams for the Regional Semifinals of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24 (7 p.m.-midnight ET, both days), with all remaining games available in their entirety across TBS and CBS, in addition to NCAA March Madness Live.  Exclusive live coverage will begin on TBS both days with Infiniti NCAA Tip-Off at 6 p.m. and…

For Northwestern sports, the ‘after’ sure beats the ‘before’ – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

For decades Northwestern alumni took pride in things like high SAT entry scores, “Saturday Night Live” cast members, two campus beaches, Otto Graham and their “Purple Mafia” media contingent. Then came the 1995 Rose Bowl season. Gary Barnett took the Purple to Pasadena. Northwestern football would no longer be known for losing Ara Parseghian to Notre Dame or a 34-game losing streak that ended with a “laking” of the goal…

Michigan may be 2017’s best sports story so far, and the Wolverines are Final Four good – CBSSports.com

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts, plus get the latest picks and upsets from SportsLine! Bracket Central Expert Picks Latest odds In the thrall of this moment, we’ll start with a thought on the tournament. This tournament, this annual event. The tournament. It gives us great things every year, things we’ve never seen before but have come to expect that make the sports experience worthwhile. So now…

Doping in amateur sport: Drug use ‘fast becoming a crisis’ – Nicole Sapstead – BBC News

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

Media playback is not supported on this device Key stats from a ComRes/BBC doping in amateur sport poll Drug use at every level of sport is “fast becoming a crisis” according to UK Anti-Doping – responding to a BBC poll into doping in amateur sport. It found more than a third (35%) of amateur sports people say they personally know someone who has doped, and 8% said they had taken…

Ryan Newman scores huge upset win in Camping World 500 – FOXSports.com

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

March Madness has nothing on NASCAR when it comes to stunning upsets — at least not on Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Ryan Newman scored a shocking surprise win in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 500 Sunday, gambling to stay out on old tires at the end and earning a huge payoff. It was Newman’s 18th Cup win overall and his second at Phoenix, but his first since…

Michigan may be 2017’s best sports story so far, and the Wolverines are Final Four good – CBSSports.com

Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant tournament news and alerts, plus get the latest picks and upsets from SportsLine! Bracket Central Expert Picks Latest odds In the thrall of this moment, we’ll start with a thought on the tournament. This tournament, this annual event. The tournament. It gives us great things every year, things we’ve never seen before but have come to expect that make the sports experience worthwhile. So now…

Albany’s pro sports future in limbo – Albany Times Union

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Caption Close TIMES UNION STAFF PHOTO BY: LUANNE M. FERRIS–Sunday, April. 13, 2008, Albany, NY, Albany Conquest QB, No. 7, Dan Cole, gets the throw off from scrimmage, as the Conquest fought for the overtime win over the Peoria Pirates, at the Times Union Center, Sunday, April 13, 2008, in Albany, NY. less Photo: LMF TIMES UNION STAFF PHOTO BY: LUANNE M. FERRIS–Sunday, April. 13, 2008, Albany, NY, As fans…

Jim Gaffigan on awkward winter sports – CBS News

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Winter officially ends tomorrow — not soon enough for our Contributor Jim Gaffigan:  Winter is still here. Can you believe it? Like death, taxes and kale, it may never go away. ‘Tis the season for misery masquerading as fun, according to the comedian and “Sunday Morning” contributor. This week the Northeast was hit with a Nor’easter, which is like Easter but instead of eggs and candy, you get snow and…

How does one of sports’ greatest achievements ever get slighted? – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017

It only took a minute of the third quarter Saturday afternoon before the Connecticut Huskies’ women’s basketball team had doubled up Albany in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Gampel Pavilion. The score by then was 65-32. It would end 116-55. The only surprise, as always, was that the margin wasn’t bigger. It was the Huskies’ 108th win in a row. Think about that: 108 wins. In a…

Golovkin-Jacobs showed boxing’s true potential, but will power brokers build off it or keep holding the sport back? – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017

NEW YORK – This was a fight night, the kind that decades ago made boxing one of the most popular sports in the country. It was four guys over two fights spending the better part of 12 rounds standing a foot or two apart and trying to knock each other’s head off. Gennady Golovkin saw his 23-fight knockout streak end, but he survived to win a unanimous decision over Daniel…

Racing 92 and Stade Francais merger off – BBC Sport

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Stade Francais president Thomas Savare (left) and Racing 92 president Jacky Lorenzetti sparked protests after they announced the merger plans on 13 March A proposed merger between top French sides Racing 92 and Stade Francais has been called off. The clubs, who are based in Paris and play in the Top 14 league, announced their intention to merge six days ago. However, Racing 92 president Jacky Lorenzetti said, in agreement…

Sports TV listings for Sunday, March 19 – Roanoke Times

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017

AUTO RACING 3:30 p.m.: WFXR, NASCAR Monster Energy Series, Camping World 500, at Avondale, Ariz. (prerace show at 3 p.m.) BASEBALL 6 p.m.: MLB Network, World Baseball Classic, second round, tiebreaker game (if necessary), at San Diego COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m.: ESPN3.com/ACC Network Extra, Florida State at Virginia Tech 1 p.m.: ESPN3.com/ACC Network Extra, Virginia at Clemson 1 p.m.: SEC Network, Missouri at Alabama 2 p.m.: ESPNU, South Carolina at…

Albany’s pro sports future in limbo – Albany Times Union

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Caption Close TIMES UNION STAFF PHOTO BY: LUANNE M. FERRIS–Sunday, April. 13, 2008, Albany, NY, Albany Conquest QB, No. 7, Dan Cole, gets the throw off from scrimmage, as the Conquest fought for the overtime win over the Peoria Pirates, at the Times Union Center, Sunday, April 13, 2008, in Albany, NY. less Photo: LMF TIMES UNION STAFF PHOTO BY: LUANNE M. FERRIS–Sunday, April. 13, 2008, Albany, NY, As fans…

How does one of sports’ greatest achievements ever get slighted? – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017

It only took a minute of the third quarter Saturday afternoon before the Connecticut Huskies’ women’s basketball team had doubled up Albany in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Gampel Pavilion. The score by then was 65-32. It would end 116-55. The only surprise, as always, was that the margin wasn’t bigger. It was the Huskies’ 108th win in a row. Think about that: 108 wins. In a…

How does one of sports’ greatest achievements ever get slighted? – New York Post

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017

It only took a minute of the third quarter Saturday afternoon before the Connecticut Huskies’ women’s basketball team had doubled up Albany in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Gampel Pavilion. The score by then was 65-32. It would end 116-55. The only surprise, as always, was that the margin wasn’t bigger. It was the Huskies’ 108th win in a row. Think about that: 108 wins. In a…

Alabama’s Legislators Show How Politics Has Blown Up High School Sports Model – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017

There are two separate bills making their way through the Alabama legislature that explain why there is so much tension in how high school sports are organized, and how legislators are trying to help solve, and continue to create, these problems. In mid-March, the Alabama House Education Policy held a hearing on House Bill 9,  which says, in total: Relating to the Alabama High School Athletic Association; requiring the Alabama…