March Madness scores: Ja Morant stars, Michigan State survives

The tournament has begun. But it’s not too late to fill out a bracket. You still can play SI’s Realtime Bracket Challenge. And if your original pick is losing, you can make the call to switch during live games. Sign up now. The greatest postseason in sports has arrived. For the next three weeks, the 2019 NCAA tournament will capture the imagination of a nation as 64 teams compete to cut down the nets in Minneapolis. The national championship favorites are ready to flex their muscles, the Cinderellas are putting…

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How many complete games will be thrown in 2019? Thirty? Ten? None?

10:00 AM ET Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” If asked how baseball has changed most over the past three decades, the answer could be the precipitous decline of the complete game. Lots of things change in scale, in frequency, in importance. But perhaps no baseball feat has traversed from routine to nearly extinct to quite this degree. In your lifetime, you might very well see the last complete game. Just 30 years ago, there were…

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Report: Buccaneers to hire two female assistant coaches

Tampa Bay will become the first NFL team with two female coaches on staff. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hiring two female assistant coaches ahead of the 2019 season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday. According to Schefter, Lori Locus and Maral Javadifar will become the team’s first full-time female coaches in franchise history.  Locust was a defensive line coach for the Alliance of American Football’s Birmingham Iron during the league’s inaugural season this spring. She previously served as the Baltimore Raven’s defensive coaching intern during training camp and was…

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Dillashaw gives up belt, suspended by NYSAC

TJ Dillashaw is no longer the UFC bantamweight champion. Dillashaw (16-4) announced Wednesday morning that he has “voluntarily relinquished” the UFC’s 135-pound title after he was informed by the New York State Athletic Commission and the United States Anti-Doping Agency of an “adverse finding in a test taken for my last fight.” ESPN confirmed the validity of the statement via multiple sources. Dillashaw did not reveal any more information. NYSAC and USADA officials were not immediately available for comment. Dillashaw, 33, will be suspended for a year retroactive to Jan.…

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Marlins’ minor league team to host ‘Florida Man’ promo night

As if Florida’s bizarre nature doesn’t get enough attention on its own, a Miami Marlins minor league team will attempt to highlight all of the weird things the state has to offer with a special promotional night this summer. According to the team’s Twitter account, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are fully embracing the odd trouble Floridians often find themselves in by hosting a “Florida Man” night on July 26. The Double-A affiliate promised fans that the team would attempt to “break a weird Florida law” every inning. “There WILL be…

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Yankees agree to deal with LHP Gonzalez

The New York Yankees have agreed to a deal with free-agent left-handed pitcher Gio Gonzalez, the team confirmed Monday night. It’s a minor league deal, and if Gonzalez is added to the major league roster the contract will be worth $3 million for the season, plus incentives, a source told ESPN’s Buster Olney. Yankees ace Luis Severino will likely miss the first month of the regular season due to a shoulder injury, general manager Brian Cashman said Friday. Jacoby Ellsbury is moving closer to playing for the Yankees for the…

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NFL News: Rosen trade, Jabrill Peppers’ Giants role

We’re officially one week into the 2019 League Year. Let’s dig through some more rubble … 1. Teams are still in the dark on the availability of Cardinals QB Josh Rosen. But I’m told that’s not stopping them from getting their ducks in a row, with guys who’ve worked with Rosen over the last few years fielding phone calls and having discussions with intrigued teams gathering background. If you want to see the real-life application of the perception that Kyler Murray is Arizona-bound, there you have it. 2. If you…

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1 in 5 American adults to bet on NCAA tourney

Through bookies and brackets, nearly one in five adults in the U.S. will have a bet on the NCAA tournament, according to an American Gaming Association (AGA) survey released Monday. Forty million Americans will combine to fill out 149 million brackets this week, and 18 million adults will bet on the tournament with a bookmaker, the survey found. All together, $8.5 billion is expected to be wagered on March Madness. The AGA estimates that the NCAA tournament generates 40 percent more betting handle than the Super Bowl, making it the…

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VIDEO: Carlos Vela fue figura y marcó doblete este domingo en Yankee Stadium

Este domingo se disputó un entretenido partido en el Yankee Stadium, que dejó como saldo final un empate a dos goles entre New York City FC y Los Angeles FC. El mexicano Carlos Vela fue una de las figuras del compromiso al anotar doblete. El primero es una bonita definición cruzada luego de un gran pase de Latif Blessing. El segundo llegó por la vía del penal, el cual ejecutó con mucha calma. Otro hecho curioso fue la celebración de Vela quien aprovechando que estaba en el histórico Yankee Stadium se puso en…

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Duke shows familiar dominance in taking ACC title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In the aftermath of Saturday’s ACC tournament championship, Duke’s stars slipped past questions about tournament seeding and national title expectations with the same effortless control they showed in their second-half dismantling of Florida State. No. 1 overall seed? That’s for the committee to decide. Best team in the country? Just trying to get better. The favorites to win it all? Still have six games to play, my man. OK, it’s Duke. They’ve been here before, and the lingo is engrained, even for the freshmen who are living…

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