UNC went from easily toppled to tough as nails in a month, and it nearly won them a title :: WRALSportsFan.com

UNC went from easily toppled to tough as nails in a month, and it nearly won them a title :: WRALSportsFan.com

By Lauren Brownlow, WRALSportsFan columnist/reporter New Orleans — Armando Bacot’s right ankle twisted yet again in the national title game and had no more support to offer him. He’d already spent the better part of the last 24 hours getting it ready for this game, and with the ball down by 1, the Tar Heels … Read more

Joel Embiid Crushed A 76ers Coach’s Kids At Madden, NBA 2K

Joel Embiid Crushed A 76ers Coach's Kids At Madden, NBA 2K

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) Joel Embiid is a gift to the game of basketball, a guy who is one of the best players in the NBA and a real chance to be named the league’s MVP this year. He is an unstoppable force on the court, so it may not surprise you too much … Read more

Obi Toppin, Immanuel Quickley prompting Knicks’ questions

Obi Toppin, Immanuel Quickley prompting Knicks' questions

It looked as promising as any development in this poor season. Immanuel Quickley rushed the ball downcourt and saw Obi Toppin sprinting step-for-step with his defender. Well aware of his teammate’s explosiveness, Quickley lobbed a lead pass that assumed Toppin would break away, and he did for an easy dunk in Sunday’s third quarter. The … Read more

LeBron James deserves DeMar DeRozan ‘blame’

LeBron James deserves DeMar DeRozan 'blame'

Magic Johnson wanted the Lakers to pursue DeMar DeRozan in the offseason over Russell Westbrook. The Lakers legend was discussing this season’s roster makeup Monday, during consecutive appearances on ESPN’s morning shows, “Get Up” and “First Take.” After giving praise to the Lakers’ leading scorer, LeBron James, Johnson said the franchise face is to blame … Read more

South Carolina defeats UConn to win the NCAA women’s basketball title

South Carolina defeats UConn to win the NCAA women's basketball title

CNN — The South Carolina Gamecocks won their second national championship in five years Sunday after defeating the Connecticut Huskies 64-49. The name of the game Sunday was defense and offensive rebounds for the Gamecocks, who controlled the game from the start with a 13-2 lead in just the first six minutes of the game. … Read more

Immanuel Quickley’s triple-double powers Knicks over Magic

Immanuel Quickley's triple-double powers Knicks over Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. — RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson wanted to forget their performances in the blowout loss to Cleveland on Saturday. Immanuel Quickley and Obi Toppin wanted to continue their momentum. It all happened in a perfect storm that featured the first triple-double of Quickley’s career. A day later, Barrett and Robinson reversed their fortunes … Read more

Kevin Durant’s 55 points not enough as Nets fall to Hawks

Kevin Durant's 55 points not enough as Nets fall to Hawks

ATLANTA — In the biggest game of the Nets’ season, Kevin Durant gave them the biggest scoring night of his career. And it still wasn’t enough. The Nets’ 122-115 loss to Atlanta — falling behind and wasting a career-high 55 points from Durant — dropped them to 10th in the East. “We didn’t play a … Read more

The entire LSU basketball team is gone

The entire LSU basketball team is gone

Matt McMahon will have his hands full at LSU.Picture: Getty Images Sanctions are coming, Will Wade is gone, and the Tigers aren’t sticking around to find out what it looks like. LSU basketball might not be receiving the death penalty from the NCAA for their former coach’s infractions, but the team itself has sent the … Read more

Adam Schefter, Adrian Wojnarowski sign deals to stay at ESPN

Adam Schefter, Adrian Wojnarowski sign deals to stay at ESPN

ESPN has retained its high-profile NFL and NBA insiders after a push from sports gambling companies to poach them away. The network announced on Thursday that it has signed multi-year contract extensions with Adam Schefter and Adrian Wojnarowski. “Adam and Woj are difference-makers that solidify our long-term position as the definitive source for everything NFL … Read more

Julius Randle denies seeking trade from Knicks after hearing boos

Julius Randle denies seeking trade from Knicks after hearing boos

Julius Randle heard a fair amount of boos during pregame introductions, but the Knicks’ highest-paid player forcefully denied suggestions that he is seeking a trade in the offseason or that he isn’t committed to the organization long term. “That’s not true, bro. That’s just not true, simple as that, it’s not true at all,” Randle … Read more