North Carolina Beats Duke to Title Match

NEW ORLEANS — North Carolina — Duke has long been one of college basketball’s premier rivalries, with the teams’ histories so rich and their fans so passionately invested that even regular-season meetings have a championship atmosphere. It’s such a fierce rivalry that North Carolina gleefully played spoilers in Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final home game as …

UConn Beats Stanford to Reach Championship

Continuing its customary position as postseason power after beating a grueling, frustrating, injury-filled regular season, Connecticut lasted just long enough to beat reigning national champion Stanford on Friday night in the Final Four. The Huskies’ 63-58 win at Minneapolis gave UConn a shot at their 12th NCAA title. Sensational sophomore guard Paige Bueckers, who grew …

Men’s NCAA Tournament: North Carolina Beats Top-Seeded Baylor

The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team spent part of December smashed by Kentucky. January brought humiliations in Miami and Wake Forest. February required embarrassment by Duke and Pittsburgh at home and working overtime to beat a pathetic Syracuse. Then came March. Tar Heels went to Duke and spoiled Mike Krzyzewski’s last game at …

Chelsea Beats Newcastle, Takes First Steps into the Unknown

On Sunday, the only merchandise available to fans was provided by vendors outside the stadium pitch. Inside the arena, some bars and restaurants were open to fans who paid for the hospitality before the government sanctioned Abramovich last week for his ties to the Kremlin and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Premier League, meanwhile, was …

16-Year-Old Chess Prodigy Beats World Champion Magnus Carlsen

After 16-year-old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa scored a stunning win in an elite speed chess tournament from his computer in India on Monday, there were no competing opponents to shake or snap the cameras to capture the moment. The man he had just beaten, world champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, was staring at the wounds of his shocking …

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa Beats Chess World Champion Magnus Carlsen

After 16-year-old Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa scored a stunning win in an elite speed chess tournament from his computer in India on Monday, there were no competing opponents to shake or snap the cameras to capture the moment. The man he had just beaten, world champion Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, was staring at the wounds of his shocking …

USA Beats Czech Republic in Women’s Hockey

The American women’s hockey team is one win away from playing for another gold medal – but only after enduring an absolutely frustrating trip in Beijing on Friday. Appearing in the first Olympic women’s hockey tournament, the Czech Republic threatened the 2018 Games champion United States with an offensive short-circuit in women’s hockey for most …

Canada Beats USA, Solidifies Football’s Power Shift

HAMILTON, Canada — While it’s not yet clear which country in North and Central America and the Caribbean has the best soccer team during this World Cup qualifying cycle, Canada presented another resounding argument for its priority on Sunday. After beating the USA 2-0 on a cold afternoon, Canada continued to lead the eight-team qualifying …

Nadal Beats Berretini to Return to Australian Open Final

MELBOURNE, Australia —Rafael Nadal beat Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the Australian semi-final to advance in one game to the record-breaking 21st Grand Slam men’s singles title. Open. The 35-year-old Spanish star Nadal drew in the men’s record with longtime rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. However, neither Federer nor Djokovic played …

Georgia Beats Alabama to Win National Championship

INDIANAPOLIS — With sandbox plans, pyrotechnic attacks, and analytics dictating that the fourth inning isn’t for punts or field goals, if this is the new era of college football, the sport has been pushed back to an earlier time Monday night. Going back to football’s prehistoric era, coaches who value a reliable hitter, where championships …