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March Madness Schedule Day 1

The NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament tips off Thursday, with a full slate of 16 games, beginning just after noon ET. 2016 March Madness schedule: Thursday’s NCAA Tournament times, TV guide Via www.usatoday.com Everything you need to know

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Pats Trade Gets Bennett From Bears

The Patriots weren’t very active when free agency started on March 9, but they’re making up for it big time in the trade department. Patriots pull off huge trade, obtain TE Martellus Bennett from Bears Via www.cbssports.com Bears tight

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NFL Links Football with Brain Disorders

After years of the N.F.L.‘s disputing evidence that connected football to degenerative brain disease found in nearly 100 former players, a top official for the league for the first time acknowledged the link.  N.F.L. Shifts on Concussions, and Game

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FIFA Asks US Prosecutors for Claw Back $$

AP says that FIFA is aiming for restitution for more than $190 million forfeited by individuals involved in the corruption case. FIFA says that money was seized by U.S. federal prosecutors. Report: FIFA admits World Cup bribes,

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Obama Releases Bracket – Picks Kansas

For his last NCAA men’s basketball tournament while in office, President Barack Obama picked Kansas to win it all over North Carolina. Obama picks Kansas in final NCAA tournament bracket as president Via ftw.usatoday.com For his last

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Pats Trade Jones After Law Troubles

The Patriots traded star defensive end Chandler Jones to the Cardinals in a blockbuster move Tuesday, getting back offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper and a second-round pick. Patriots trade Chandler Jones in stunning exit after pot incident Via

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SF Giant P Cueto Hit in Head By Line Drive

Cueto missed time early in 2015 as a member of the Cincinnati Redswith elbow stiffness, and now as a SF Giant the pitcher took a liner off the head. Latest Updates on Johnny Cueto’s Possible Concussion Via bleacherreport.com Johnny

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Pitino Gets Twitter Blast From Simmons

In an interview with ESPN’s Mike and Mike, the Louisville coach was asked what he’s going to tell the NCAA about claims a coach used prostitutes and stripper parties to recruit players. Bill Simmons goes on Twitter rant

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Steeler WR Star Bryant Suspended One Year

“Martavis Bryant of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been suspended without pay for a minimum of one year for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse,’’ read the NFL statement.  NFL announces Steelers WR Martavis