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  1. Notre Dame-UConn: 10 fast facts

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    Need a crash course before the epic collision of Connecticut and Notre Dame? Here are 10 fast facts for Tuesday night's NCAA championship game (8:30 ET, ESPN/WatchESPN) between the two undefeated powerhouses. 1. This is the first time in NCAA Divi...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  2. First shining moment

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    On this day in 1939, Oregon beat Ohio State 46-33 in the first championship game of the NCAA tournament. The inaugural tournament featured eight teams in a single-elimination format. Despite playing on the losing team, Buckeyes senior Jimmy Hull was ...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. Flashback: NFL's first playoff

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    On this day in 1932, the NFL held its first championship game. The Chicago Bears, featuring legends Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski, beat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0. Prior to the meeting, the league had determined its annual champion based on the reg...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  4. Numbers add up to tall order for Cards

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    They've been overcoming long odds all tournament long, and the numbers don't look so good once again for fifth-seeded Louisville heading into Tuesday night's national championship game against Connecticut. The Cardinals are 1-12 all-time against the ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  5. Jeff Walz's sister was the first to star

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    Jeff Walz has led his Louisville women's basketball team to the national championship game on Tuesday against Connecticut, but he's not the only member of his family to grab headlines in the Bluegrass State and beyond. Walz's younger sister, Jaime Ri...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  6. HoopGurlz: Nebraska recruit Jessica Shepard adds career highlight...

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    Nebraska recruit Jessica Shepard, the No. 23 prospect in the 2015 class, recently enjoyed her favorite basketball moment so far -- winning a Nebraska state title with Lincoln Southeast.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  7. W roundtable: Narrowing NFL's field of four down to two for Super...

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    Could we get our first battle of the birds with the Ravens and the Falcons? Or even better, a battle of brothers with 49ers-Ravens? But how can you rule out the Patriots? Our writers make their picks for the AFC and NFC championship games.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2013
  8. W roundtable: Picking a winner in BCS national championship game

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    Alabama has recent history on its side; Notre Dame is in the midst of a special season. Who will win it all when they meet in the Discover BCS National Championship Game? Our writers make their picks.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2013
  9. 12 Perfect pairs

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    With just the semifinals standing in the way of a clash of unbeatens between UConn (38-0) and Notre Dame (36-0) in the NCAA women's basketball tournament, we look back at the 12 previous NCAA championship games between perfect teams. Auburn vs. O...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  10. Big day in Broncos' history

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    On this day in 1999, the Denver Broncos won their last championship with a 34-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami. It was the team's second consecutive Super Bowl win and quarterback John Elway's final game before retiri...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  11. Flashback: A first for Fever

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    One year ago today, the Indiana Fever beat the defending champion Minnesota Lynx 87-78 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals to win their first and only championship. Tamika Catchings, who scored 25 points in Game 4 and averaged 22.3 during the series, was na...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  12. W roundtable: Can New York Yankees get back into the American Lea...

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    The Yankees are down 0-2 in the ALCS and hitting the road, is there anything that can save New York's season? Our experts weigh in.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012