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Barcelona to Play Atletico Madrid in Pick of Champions League Quarterfinal Ties

After European soccer’s long, slow winter, the Champions League finally kicks into high gear next month. The last eight teams in the competition were drawn into four quarterfinal matchups on Friday, headlined by an all-Spanish date in Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid, the defending champion against the 2014 runner-up.

Yale Stuns Baylor to Start the Madness

Yale upset fifth-seeded Baylor 79-75. The victory was the first in the NCAA tournament ever for the Bulldogs.

It Takes Another Gary Payton to Get the Beavers Dancing

Oregon State is back in the NCAA tournament, led by Gary Payton II.

Like It or Not, Baseball’s Future Involves Nerds and Showboats

Hall of Famer Goose Gossage is the latest to complain about two trends in baseball that probably aren't going away anytime soon.

Ivy League to Add a Four-Team Tournament Next Year

The tournament will include the top four teams in the eight-team league and will take place on the Saturday and Sunday before the NCAA tournament at The Palestra in Philadelphia.

Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki on Maria Sharapova’s Failed Drug Test

Serena Williams said Maria Sharapova “showed courage and heart” for taking responsibility for a failed drug test at this year’s Australian Open.

For One Night, the Lakers Play Like the Warriors

It’s a sad state of the Los Angeles Lakers when fans and pundits alike are totally stunned by their winning.

Serena Williams: ‘Nothing That Can Stop Me Right Now Besides Me’

Serena Williams is excited to do something she hasn’t done in more than a month: play a tennis match.

Team of Refugees to Compete at Rio Olympics

Olympic officials have identified 43 candidates for a team of refugee athletes who will compete in this year’s Summer Games in Rio.

NFL’s Deflategate Appeal Is Set to Begin

The controversy that refuses to die will get another day in court Thursday, as the NFL takes its appeal in the so-called “Deflategate” case to the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New York.

Tiger Woods Is Hitting 9-Irons, Chipping, Putting

Tiger Woods is nowhere near a return to competitive golf, but his outlook isn’t as bleak as it appeared late last year.

Likable, Optimistic, Talented: Words Seldom Associated With the Cubs

The Cubs have made enough offseason splashes to poise themselves as World Series favorites—assuming the tyranny of expectation doesn’t lead to a new type of heartbreak.

Felix Verdejo Takes Another Step Toward World Title Shot

Lightweight Felix Verdejo took the next step toward a world title shot with a 10-round unanimous decision over Willian Silva on Saturday night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

CDC Advises Women to Consider Skipping Rio Olympics

After weeks of rising concern about the impact of the Zika virus on this summer’s Rio Olympics, the Centers for Disease Control has warned pregnant women to consider not traveling to the Games.

USOC Moves to Dismiss Antitrust Lawsuit Over Brand Logos

At the center of the suit is a two-time Olympic runner who contends the USOC's and USA Track & Field's strict control of sponsorships is anti-competitive and harms U.S. athletes.

5 Things to Know About New FIFA President Gianni Infantino

For the first time since 1998, FIFA has a new president. Here's what you need to know about him and the future of world soccer's governing body.

Inside a Brad Stevens Play

In his three seasons as the Celtics coach, Brad Stevens has become known as a master strategist. A play he called Monday offers a window into why his plays work so often.

FIFA Reduces Ban for Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini

FIFA reduced the eight-year suspensions to six for former president Sepp Blatter and the man once poised to be his successor, Michel Platini, the organization’s appeals committee announced on Wednesday.

Yoenis Cespedes Drove a Tricycle to Work Today

Cespedes turned heads at the Mets' team facility in Port St. Lucie when he arrived in a customized Polaris SL.

Dwight Howard’s Star Hasn’t Fallen—but It Has Certainly Dimmed

The trade came and went without a deal for the Rockets' bigman, bringing to question how much he is worth in the modern NBA.

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