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The Zen Master Takes New York City

The New York Knicks were once a marquee NBA franchise; now, they're a dysfunctional mess. How do you save the Knicks? Bring in Phil Jackson, of course. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis discusses the hire.
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Tragedy, Thy Name Is A Busted Bracket

Each year, countless brackets are upended by upsets in the men's NCAA basketball tournament. We hear laments from those whose brackets were busted within hours of the first full day of play.
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Down Goes Duke In Biggest Upset So Far

The Blue Devils lost to Mercer University. Harvard, North Dakota State and Dayton are other underdogs who have pulled off surprises. Who's going to be upset next as basketball's March Madness sets in?
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Can Phil Jackson Turn NY Knicks Into Winners?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on their billion dollar bracket picks, Phil Jackson's return to the New York Knicks, and whether singer M.I.A. should pay a hefty NFL fine.
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A Day Of Upsets In College Basketball

Thursday was a day of buzzer-beating shots and nail-biting overtime wins. Much of it happened at the NCAA tournament site in Spokane, Wash.
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Watch To Watch For As March Madness Begins

Most of the men's NCAA basketball tournament gets under way Thursday. Who are the top seeds, and who might be this year's Cinderella story?
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Reds Pitcher Expected To Recover After Line Drive To Face

Aroldis Chapman suffered fractures above his eye and nose, but only a mild concussion and no brain injury. The All-Star will have a plate inserted into his head and should return this season.
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Far From Home, South Sudanese Basketballer Finds Footing On Court

In three years, Mooseheart High School's basketball team went from also-ran to champion. One of the reasons? Mangisto Deng, a 6-foot-7-inch player from South Sudan. He tells of his journey and team.
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In ACA March Madness, Obama's Bracket Is Just A Role Player

In an annual ritual, President Obama filled out his NCAA tournament bracket. Beyond his picks, though, he's got an ulterior motive — convincing young people to enroll in health care exchanges.
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Obama Picks Michigan State To Win Men's Basketball Title

"Tom Izzo is a great tournament coach," the nation's "first basketball fan" tells ESPN. It's the sixth time the president has shared his picks. So far, he's been right once.

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