Basketball

 Dallas Mavericks at Brooklyn Nets
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March 29, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Sure, as the regular season winds down, the real season is about to begin. But don't sleep on those woebegone squads at the bottom of the standings, who were long ago eliminated from playoff contention and have already come to terms with watching from home like the rest of us.
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AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File
March 21, 2019 - 2:42 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is legal for the first time. Joe Palumbo of West Babylon, New York, traveled Thursday to the Borgata...
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NBA Referee
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February 25, 2019 - 8:42 am
The NBA is not happy that tensions between teams and referees seem to be rising. Then again, 'tis the season. Playoff-race pressure is real, and the NBA thinks — or hopes — that some tantrums in recent weeks can be attributed to that and not an eroding of the always-tenuous relationship between...
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