Die-hard fans of Georgetown, Gonzaga and other colleges are feeling down in the dumps after their favored teams lost early in the NCAA basketball tournament. But when do the March Madness blues go too far? Host Michel Martin discusses the psychology of sports fanaticism with professor Don Forsyth of the University of Richmond.
The Los Angeles Lakers' 33-game run in 1971-72 still stands as the NBA record. There is a case to be made, though, that the game has changed a lot since then and that the Heat's streak deserves special attention.
The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter has been accused of murdering his girlfriend. He says it was a tragic accident. He is now permitted to go to international competitions while awaiting trial. A judge also relaxed other restrictions placed on Pistorius when he was granted bail.
The basketball tactic isn't officially tracked. There isn't even a universal definition (it can occur when a defensive player in any way redirects the intended flight of the ball). But University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino knows deflections are key to winning.
Mexico City's Azteca Stadium has been "a house of horrors" for the Americans. Tuesday's tie with Mexico, though, gives Team USA a much-needed point in World Cup qualifying standings. So is ending nil-nil actually a big plus?
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