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Final Four remix: What if the Elite Eight had gone totally differently?

This year’s NCAA Tournament has felt different. It just has. Perhaps it is because of the conspicuous absences. No Florida. No Michigan. No Connecticut. No Syracuse. Even tournament regulars like Creighton and St. Louis failed to make the field of 68. Or maybe it is because this year’s edition of March Madness has not been […]

The Southeastern Conference is March Madness’ real sleeper pick

It’s now March, which means it is time to be seduced by bubble watches and seed projections. It is the month of Selection Sunday, upset-minded “little guys” and guaranteed mayhem. Ah, yes. The NCAA Tournament is right around the corner. The ACC features tournament favorites like Virginia and Duke, while the Big 12 offers plenty […]

Champions League: Man City down — but not out

Manchester City’s 2-1 home defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 was a stumble, but their second half performance saved them from a face plant. As Sergio Agüero deftly tucked the ball into the back of the net to cut Barcelona’s lead in half midway through the […]

Loïc Rémy is home at last

Loïc Rémy has bounced around for the entirety of his career. The French striker played for four clubs in France, including Lyon and Marseille, prior to moving to England in 2013 and joining Queens Park Rangers. Rémy flashed his brilliance for QPR, but he was loaned out to Newcastle United the following season. Just after the commencement […]

Curing the madness of college basketball

When someone says “college basketball,” the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is March Madness and the chaos of the NCAA Tournament. It is one of the few events in sports where virtually anyone has chance to win and an eight seed or higher has a chance to be crowned national champions. But […]