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The latest NCAA tournament bracketology with Joe Lunardi
The story of the weekend in bracketology world was what a second-straight loss by Baylor means for the race to the No. 1 seeds. After Saturday’s and Sunday’s big games and more top-10 upsets across the country, ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi revealed his new field of 68 teams.
Frank Mason wins G League Player of the Month
Frank Mason III is one of the greatest guards in Kansas basketball history, and swept the National Player of the Year honors as a senior. And now, he’s starting to win honors at the professional level as well.
Bill Self: Udoka Azubuike no longer in boot, still questionable
Heading into Monday, Self was able to confirm that Azubuike's injured right ankle was not broken — though he was in a walking boot — and that his status was questionable for Wednesday's senior night meeting with TCU. Azubuike's right ankle, per Self, was sprained in the game against the Wildcats.
Five Finalists for College Basketball's Bob Cousy Award revealed
The best players in college basketball separate themselves from the rest of the pack by the time the calendar turns to March. Now, the Bob Cousy Award Finalists are revealed.
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Steph Curry practices with G League Warriors, misses scrimmage winner
Stephen Curry became the most accomplished player in NBA history to participate in a G League practice as he suited up for the Santa Cruz Warriors on Monday morning. The star Golden State Warriors guard went through the entire practice without any issues and appears to be on track for a return to an NBA floor soon as he continues his rehab from a broken left hand, potentially as early as Thursday's game against the Toronto Raptors at Chase Center in San Francisco.
Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics, agent cites schedule
Dustin Johnson will skip the men's Olympic golf tournament outside of Tokyo this summer, becoming the first highly ranked player to take a pass on the event.
L.A. County sheriff says 8 deputies took photos of Kobe Bryant crash scene
"That was my No. 1 priority, was to make sure those photos no longer exist," Villanueva told NBC News for a story Monday. "We identified the deputies involved, they came to the station on their own and had admitted they had taken them and they had deleted them. And we're content that those involved did that.''
Fist-bumps among short-term recommendations as NBA plots coronavirus strategy, memo says
Among the NBA's short-term recommendations to teams in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, players should utilize fist-bumps over high-fives with fans and avoid taking items such as pens, balls and jerseys to autograph, according to a memo to teams obtained by ESPN.
Led by Bam Adebayo's defense, Heat hold Giannis, Bucks to season lows
It felt like a statement win at the perfect time Monday night, but according to Miami Heat All-Star Bam Adebayo, his team's 105-89 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks shows the Heat's potential yet doesn't change their underdog status.
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Nashville tornado: 8 people dead in Middle Tennessee - CNN
Strong storms and at least one tornado tore through Nashville and a swath of Middle Tennessee late Monday and early Tuesday, killing at least eight people -- including two in the state capital -- and leaving a number of homes and other buildings in ruins.
Coronavirus: China orders travellers quarantined amid outbreak - BBC News
Travellers from the virus hotspots of South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy arriving in the capital will have to be isolated, a Beijing official has said.
UPS employee arrested after allegedly threatening a mass shooting with over 20,000 rounds of ammunition found - CNN
A United Parcel Service (UPS) employee was arrested after sending threatening text messages to his employer about planning a mass shooting at a UPS facility in Northern California, authorities said.
The 'Leaning Tower of Dallas' comes down 2 weeks after it was set to implode - CNN
The 11-story building fell on Monday, a week after demolition crews took a wrecking ball to it. And another week after its failed implosion.
Daily Inter Lake - Local News, Kalispell having near-record warmth this winter
February in Kalispell was warmer than normal with scant snowfall that didn’t stick around, continuing a trend that has made this winter one of the warmest on record for the city.