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Two-Time MVP Steve Nash Retires From NBA

After 19 years in the NBA, Steve Nash announced that he's retiring. In a letter published in The Player's Tribune, Nash wrote that his years spent with the Phoenix Suns were the time of his life.

NCAA Tournament: N.C. State Shocks No.1-Seed Villanova

The NCAA Tournament marked its first March Madness upset — No. 1 seed Villanova lost to North Carolina State Saturday night in Portland, Ore.

The Week In Sports: March Basketball, December World Cup

The Oklahoma City Thunder may have lost Kevin Durant for the season. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the week in sports.

Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction

Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez rarely fell in the ring, but alcohol and drugs knocked him down for decades. He's clean now and telling his story to help fellow Mexicans get clean too.

John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

"A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians" was published in the Journal of Computational Mathematics. It's not Urschel's first paper.


March Madness 2015: Winners And Losers

NPR's Tom Goldman talks to Don Gonyea about the latest upsets and advancements in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament. The women's tournament gets underway Friday, too.

For Davidson College, Success On The Court Comes In Part From Math, Analytics

Tiny Davidson College in North Carolina received its first-ever at-large bid to the NCAA men's basketball tournament after a surprising and unexpected season. The team plays Iowa on Friday.

From Skid Row To Rome: The Story Of An Unusual Running Club

A Los Angeles criminal court judge has organized a running club made up of residents from Skid Row's Midnight Mission. This weekend, the club is running far away from home.

March Madness Kicks Off With High Drama

March Madness began in earnest Thursday with 16 games, and there were buzzer-beaters and big upsets — two No. 3 seeds went down. But overall No. 1 seed Kentucky won easily as did another top seed, Villanova.

Among NCAA Contenders, Belmont University Outsmarts Them All

A private university in Nashville, Tenn., may have one of the smartest teams in this year's NCAA tournament. Off the court, they lead the NCAA in academic rankings.