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After Hiatuses, These Teams Are Back in the NCAA Women’s Tournament

The NCAA basketball tournaments always represent the chance to make history. Some teams have already done that before taking the floor. Massachusetts, a No. 12 seed in the women’s bracket, set a program record with 26 wins en route to making its first tournament in 24 years. UMass, the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament champion, will …

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MLB Camps: Yankees Add Josh Donaldson, Braves Add Matt Olson, Padres Lose Fernando Tatis Jr.

The Yankees sent a tweet on Monday that only a dreamy romantic could have conjured last week amid the gloom of the Major League Baseball lockout. In a slow-motion video from the batting cage at spring training, a right-handed hitter lifted his front knee, pivoted on his back foot and whipped a bat across the …

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How Ukrainian Paralympians Pushed Through Fear and Worry

BEIJING – With heavy hearts and unimaginable worry, athletes from the Ukrainian national Paralympic team arrived in China two weeks ago, seeking to win medals and draw attention to the plight of their country through their athletic achievement. They did both. Isolated from loved ones, many of whom were sheltering in basements and garages under …

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Max Scherzer on MLB Lockout: ‘It’s Over. Let’s Just Play Baseball. ‘

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Max Scherzer, the Mets ‘new star pitcher, was perhaps the most prominent face of the players’ union’s fight with Major League Baseball’s club owners over a new labor contract. He sits on a top union subcommittee. He was at the nine straight days of face-to-face negotiations last month in Jupiter, …

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