Basketball

South Carolina Gets Back in Championship Game With a Win Over Louisville

Throughout the course of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, Dawn Staley, South Carolina’s storied coach, has preached a message of consistency and pressure to her players: Maintain the thing. And as often happens with Staley and her players, they listened. South Carolina, the top-ranked women’s basketball team in the country, will get another shot at …

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The Duke-North Carolina Basketball Rivalry Reaches New Levels

The tobacco industrialist Washington Duke, whose fortune helped finance what became Duke University, made a final proclamation on his deathbed in 1905, according to Durham lore: “Go to hell, Carolina, go to hell.” Yes, there are rivalries. And then there is The rivalry between North Carolina and Duke, which inspires the type of obsessive fandom …

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Many Teens Report Emotional and Physical Abuse by Parents During Lockdown

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on adolescents’ mental health during the coronavirus pandemic suggests that for many teenagers who were ordered to stay at home, home was not always a safe place. A nationwide survey of 7,705 high school students conducted in the first half of 2021 built on earlier …

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After Record-Setting Run With St. Peter’s, Shaheen Holloway Leaves for Seton Hall

Shaheen Holloway, who stepped into the national spotlight as the coach of the plucky St. Peter’s Peacocks during their deep run through this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, left the university on Wednesday to become the head coach at Seton Hall. The move had been expected ever since Kevin Willard departed Seton Hall for Maryland …

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Covid Vaccines Did Not Protect Adolescents as Effectively During the Omicron Surge

In yet another twist to the debate over how best to protect children against the coronavirus, researchers reported on Wednesday that Covid vaccines conferred diminished protection against hospitalization among children 12 and older during the latest Omicron surge. Vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization held steady in children aged 5 to 11 years, however, and among adolescents …

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Pfizer and Modern Boosters Help Protect Americans With J. & J. Shots, CDC Says

Americans who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine were better protected against severe illness and hospitalization during the Omicron surge if they received a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, instead of an additional Johnson & Johnson shot, according to a new study published on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease …

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FDA Allows Second Coronavirus Boosters for Everyone 50 and Older

WASHINGTON – Federal regulators authorized second booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccines on Tuesday for everyone 50 and older, describing the move as an effort to bolster waning immunity against severe disease in case the virus sweeps the nation again in the coming months . The Food and Drug Administration said people …

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