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Welcome to the Sweet 16, Sister Jean. Loyola-Chicago's Cinderella story is just one delightful development in this year's field. Half the 1-seeds are gone, and there's no telling who has the upper hand to reach the Final Four.
The field has been trimmed. Only 16 are left standing. It's time to look at what they did to get here and, more important, what they need to do if they hope to keep moving along in March.
The magical ride of the UMBC men's basketball team ended Sunday night when the Retrievers suffered a 50-43 loss to Kansas State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Tom Izzo said he is focused on finding a way to "make better this university that I've given over half my life to" following Michigan State's upset loss to the Syracuse, which brought an end to the Spartans' tumultuous season.
After his Seminoles stunned No. 1 seed Xavier on Sunday, Leonard Hamilton warned reporters not to call anything that happens in the tournament an upset. "I think what you see happening in college basketball, it's almost like a revolution," he said.
Warriors star Steph Curry supplied limited-release shoes and "swag" for No. 16 seed UMBC that the Retrievers wore against Kansas State on Sunday.
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy was fined $15,000 by the NBA, one day after he argued the Blazers "got away with fouls all over the place" and that the Pistons "got absolutely screwed."
Finding himself within a shot of the leaders on the back nine Sunday, Tiger Woods couldn't sustain his late momentum and finished in a tie for fifth at Bay Hill. "I wasn't committed to what I was going to do," Woods said of his effort on the par-5 16th.
Kansas State kept the Retrievers from moving on to the Sweet 16, but the unlikely team from Maryland will always have its place in history.
In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's 20th anniversary, we honor the 20 most dominant athletes of the past 20 years. Topping the list: Tiger Woods.
Peter Keating examines the numbers to find the most dominant athletes of our time.
It's only fitting Rory McIlroy snapped a 539-day funk by winning a championship on a course named after the man he admired so much, Arnold Palmer.

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New England has a new kick returner. Plus: Sheldon Richardson to the Vikings. Dontari Poe to the Panthers. And Kirk Cousins to the Vikings. Bill Barnwell evaluates every big move of the offseason.
The Patriots have agreed to a trade to acquire receiver/returner Cordarrelle Patterson from the Raiders, with the two teams expected to exchange late-round draft picks, a league source confirmed to ESPN's Field Yates.
L.P. Ladouceur will sign a one-year deal to remain with the Cowboys on Monday, and he will join some rarified air entering his 14th season with the organization.
The Jets acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft in a trade with the Colts, who move down to No. 6, in addition to acquiring three second-round picks from New York.
One day after he was released by the Eagles, defensive end Vinny Curry signed with the Buccaneers on a three-year deal worth up to $27 million with a $11.5 million injury guarantee, a source told ESPN.


Kevin Pelton answers questions on the next Victor Oladipo, the Warriors' bench and NBA draft projections.
Rajon Rondo, who is brought up negatively in Ray Allen's book, says his former teammate just wants attention.
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy was fined $15,000 by the NBA, one day after he argued the Blazers "got away with fouls all over the place" and that the Pistons "got absolutely screwed."
Russell Westbrook had 37 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds for his fifth straight triple-double, Steven Adams scored 25 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Raptors 132-125 on Sunday, snapping Toronto's winning streak at 11.
Danny Ainge sought to clarify his comments on Gordon Hayward having a "setback" a month and a half ago in his rehab from a fractured ankle, saying that wasn't accurate and perhaps too strong a word.


Business News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed overcapacity in world steel markets and agreed on Saturday to work on solutions within G20.The Merkel-Xi call came amid tensions between the U.S., Europe and China over U.S. tariffs.
You can't just pack up your business and run away to Florida to save on taxes. Here's why.
Steel and aluminum users that depend on imported products not available from U.S. producers may have to wait up to 90 days for an exclusion from Trump's new tariffs, according to documents.
The departures of two top executives at Nike is indicative of a larger cultural problem, says Pro4ma founder Dunn.
The company said the decision was made after Jacobs informed the board that he is exploring the possibility of taking the $88 billion company private.
For the first time this year, publicly traded companies have to report how their CEO pay compares to the median pay for their workforce as a whole. And, for the first time ever, top GE execs earned no cash bonuses, the Boston Business Journal reports.
More than 100 former employees are suing railroad company CSX after being fired or suspended for their use of family-medical leave, the Jacksonville Business Journal reports.
Blockchain companies are now looking at Puerto Rico as a viable hub for the rapidly growing crypto industry.