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Number of Women Coaching in College Has Plummeted in Title IX Era

“I want to think sexism is too simple of an answer, but what is it if it’s not that?” said VanDerveer, the only woman beside Pat Summitt to have won 1,000 career games in Division I. “Anytime someone hires a male coach and says, ‘Coaching is coaching,’ well, why aren’t more women in men’s basketball?” Continue reading the main story ...

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Top Amateur Picks College Over L.P.G.A. Qualifying School

“There’s so many people out on tour right now who are obviously doing super well at 17 or 18 years old,” said O’Sullivan, whose first name is pronounced HAH-nah. “But I realized for me a college experience is really important, and I didn’t really see the reason to push past that.” Continue reading the main story O’Sullivan was speaking during ...

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U.S. Has Tougher Qualifier Against Panama but Earns a Point

Photo Christian Pulisic of the United States, left, vied with Panama’s Luis Ovalle during a World Cup qualifying match in Panama City on Tuesday. Credit Arnulfo Franco/Associated Press PANAMA CITY — In an emphatic destruction of Honduras on Friday, the United States men’s soccer team seemed to glide effortlessly across the field in almost dreamlike fashion, producing six goals and ...

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How a Team in Seattle, of All Places, Changed Hockey Forever

“It was Seattle’s domination during these years that forced professional hockey to legalize the forward pass in the 1918 season,” Bowlsby said. “Prior to that, everyone except the P.C.H.A. made lateral passes, like rugby.” Continue reading the main story Despite the Metropolitans’ nine years of existence, there is not so much as a plaque to commemorate the team and its ...

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Old Man on the Ducks: Dylan Ennis Takes the Long Way to the Final Four

Ennis is 25 — one of the oldest players in N.C.A.A tournament history — and is a rare sixth-year senior. On Saturday, he and his third-seeded team upset No. 1 Kansas, 74-60, in the Midwest Regional final of the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament. The last time the Ducks advanced this far was in 1939, when they won the championship just ...

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Gonzaga Marches Into Its First Final Four by Routing Xavier

Until Saturday, when top-seeded Gonzaga clobbered Xavier, 83-59, in the West Regional final, Few had won the most N.C.A.A. tournament games (24) among coaches who had never reached the national semifinals. Continue reading the main story This best version of Few’s best team played with fury and purpose, burying Xavier’s bid to become the fourth No. 11 seed to reach ...

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Chris Chiozza’s Buzzer-Beater Sends Florida Past Wisconsin in Overtime

Continue reading the main story A Hail Mary, really — and with Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, sitting no more than 10 feet away. As the ball went through the net, with 2.5 seconds left, Showalter turned toward Rodgers and mimicked Rodgers’s signature championship-belt celebration. “It was deflating,” Florida Coach Mike White said. “It was a deflating shot. ...

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Gonzaga, Holding Off West Virginia, Draws Closer to an Elusive Goal

The final push came after Jevon Carter of West Virginia sunk a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1 minute 47 seconds remaining. Trailing by 58-55, Nigel Williams-Goss of Gonzaga made two free throws and, after the Mountaineers’ Daxter Miles Jr. missed two, Jordan Mathews swished a 3-pointer from the corner to put Gonzaga in front by 60-58. Photo West Virginia’s Daxter Miles ...

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United States Beats Puerto Rico for First World Baseball Classic Title

“We had a goal — to put the U.S.A. on top of the baseball world where it belongs, and we did exactly that,” said first baseman Eric Hosmer, who played on the 2013 team that was eliminated by Puerto Rico. “So we’re proud of the guys. It’s an awesome experience.” Photo Ian Kinsler after hitting a two-run homer during the ...

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Mound Is a Microcosm of the Disparity Between the Yankees and the Red Sox

“He’s not stagnant in terms of the full range of motion he needs to throw the baseball,” Manager John Farrell said. Continue reading the main story That wasn’t the most encouraging progress report, but it is wise not to rush tender $217 million elbows in March. The Red Sox are prepared for Price’s absence because they have Sale, a five-time ...

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