College Basketball

Texas and Rick Barnes officially part ways

Texas and men's basketball coach Rick Barnes announced a mutual parting Sunday.

Gonzaga and Duke meet for spot in Final Four

Powerhouses collide in the South Regional final of the NCAA Tournament Sunday when the second-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs take on the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils at Houston's NRG Stadium.

Spartans and Cardinals clash in Elite Eight tussle

In a matchup featuring the two lowest seeds remaining in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, the Michigan State Spartans and Louisville Cardinal square off on Sunday afternoon in the East Regional Final for the right to head to the Final Four.

Reports: Texas fires Barnes after 17 seasons

Texas coach Rick Barnes has been fired after 17 seasons as coach of the Longhorns, according to multiple reports Saturday.

Wisconsin and Arizona meet in Elite Eight

The road to the Final Four winds through Staples Center on Saturday, as the Arizona Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers do battle in the NCAA Tournament's West Regional Final.

Wildcats and Irish collide in Midwest Regional final

With a spot in the Final Four on the line, undefeated, and top-seeded Kentucky collides with third-seeded Notre Dame in the Midwest Regional final on Saturday evening at Quicken Loans Arena.

Bradley names Brian Wardle head coach

Bradley University named Brian Wardle its new head men's basketball coach on Friday.

Florida's Frazier to enter NBA Draft

Florida junior guard Michael Frazier II announced Friday that he will forgo his final season in Gainesville to declare for the NBA Draft.

St. John's and Lavin part ways

St. John's and men's basketball coach Steve Lavin mutually agreed to part ways on Friday.

Murray State gives Prohm another extension

Murray State has rewarded men's basketball coach Steve Prohm with another contract extension.

Smith replaces Larson for Martinsville race

Regan Smith substituted for Kyle Larson in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway after Larson was sidelined due to additional medical tests following his fainting spell on Saturday.

Extra Points: Snyder and the Beltway radio wars

If contradiction was an Olympic sport, Chip Kelly would certainly be medal-worthy judging by his performance at the NFL's owners meeting but the Eagles coach might have to settle for silver because Daniel Snyder's critics will take the gold every time.

2015 PREVIEW NL EAST: It's the Nationals and everybody else

There isn't much after that. The Miami Marlins are loaded up for a playoff push -- likely through a wild card spot -- and the New York Mets are up-and- coming but still raw. The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, former powerhouses of the division, are going through rebuilds and won't contend anytime soon.

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