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The players’ anthem: when Marvin Gaye sang ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at the 1983 All-Star Game

It was Feb. 13, 1983: the afternoon of the 33rd annual NBA All-Star Game at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Everyone was packed in. Marvin Gaye, a linchpin of swagger, walked to center court at The Forum in a deep blue suit — jacket buttoned — wearing dark shades courtesy of an NBA gift package that had been distributed to all media and VIP guests.

NCAA denies Notre Dame football appeal to reinstate wins from 2012-13 seasons

The NCAA has denied Notre Dame's appeal of a decision to vacate 21 football victories because of academic misconduct, including all 12 wins from the school's 2012 national championship game run. Notre Dame's president, the Rev. John Jenkins, criticized the decision, saying the penalty was unprecedented considering who was involved in the misconduct.

Andy Kennedy ‘at peace’ with decision to step down as Ole Miss basketball coach

Andy Kennedy and Ross Bjork might have held the most benevolent “stepping down” press conference in the history of the old media practice Monday afternoon. The pair seemed like old friends, even if Kennedy said he was stepping down at the end of the season. “I’d like to address this ominous cloud that has been hanging over our program,” he said.

Virginia No. 1 in preliminary NCAA Tournament rankings

Virginia was the top seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament rankings released Sunday, a day after losing to the Hokies. Villanova, Xavier and Purdue earned the other No. 1 seeds. "Virginia's a dominant defensive team, but they're much better offensively than they've been," committee chair and Creighton athletic director Bruce Rasmussen said during the selection show.

Mohamed Massaquoi: What I've lost and what I've gained

Last April, I went on a trip with some friends. I had been an NFL wide receiver. I’d made my career by catching the ball. A few days later, my left hand had been amputated. Here’s the story of what happened and how my accident has changed my life. Before I begin, I’d like to thank my wife for being my rock throughout this process, and I want to thank my family and friends.

Virginia's loss to Virginia Tech a reminder that every team has flaws

It has been a turbulent college basketball season: a revolving door in the top five, no team lasting more than six weeks without a loss to the start the campaign. But through it all, Virginia was seen as the safe team, the consistent team. The Cavaliers weren't even in the preseason Top 25 but suffered only one loss in their first 24 games. Then Saturday happened.

Ryan Shazier Stands At Penguins Game To Huge Ovation

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier attended Tuesday’s Penguins-Golden Knights game and stood for the crowd, more than two months after he suffered a spinal injury on a tackle attempt and just a few days after he was released from a local hospital. NBC earlier reported that Shazier has movement in his legs and has begun an assisted walking routine.

A frozen cemetery, warmed by an Eagles celebration like no other

Not every Eagles celebration unfolds as a gleeful and deafening wall of sound, the way Thursday’s parade will. Some are quiet and private and marked by tears as much as joy. At Resurrection Cemetery in Upper Macungie Township, for instance, John Lazor III is at rest under a headstone draped with an Eagles jersey.

NCAA Tournament Selection Show Headed To TBS For First Time

The NCAA Selection Show will move to TBS for the first time this year, with the show slated for March 11 at 6:00pm ET. According to terms of the NCAA Tournament rights deal signed by CBS and Turner Sports, the network that carries the Final Four and Championship game also has the rights to carry the Selection Show.

6 memories of Keith Jackson, the man who made every town a college football town

Keith Jackson could wander. It was more fun when he did. He did it more frequently as he got older. He would note a lineman’s big a** or pause in the middle of a flawless, minimalist broadcast to say, “My, oh my, have airplanes changed the way we lived.” The wanderings were rare. He was, more than anything, intensely focused. At his best, he felt like a medium.

Video: Randy Moss has heartfelt reaction to HOF election

Randy Moss was an emotional player on the football field, and on the day that the final chapter of his professional career was written, he was just as emotional. When Pro Football Hall of Fame President Dave Baker went to tell Moss of his induction into the Hall of Fame, Moss could barely hold himself together.

St. John’s beat Villanova and Duke consecutively after starting 0-11 in Big East

Something amazing is happening at St. John’s. After a 10-2 mark in nonconference play, the Red Storm lost their first 11 games in the Big East. They broke that losing streak on Saturday against No. 4 Duke in Madison Square Garden in one of the season’s most shocking results. How did St. John’s follow up that performance? By upsetting No. 1 Villanova.

No. 9 Duke looking for answers after latest loss

The script has become too familiar for No. 9 Duke. The Blue Devils once again lost their poise, the ball and ultimately, another game. All of a sudden, a season that began with another No. 1 ranking is in danger of coming unraveled. Duke lost for the third time in four games, falling 82-78 to No. 21 North Carolina on Thursday to slip into a tie for third place in the ACC.

Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner accused of sexual assault in counter-lawsuit

An Arizona woman, Jennifer Pendley, filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner of sexual assault in an alleged incident that took place in February of 2016. The lawsuit comes one month after Pastner filed a defamation suit against Pendley and Ron Bell, both of whom accused Pastner of underplaying NCAA violations and assaulting Pendley.

College Football's 2018 Recruiting All-Name Team

Between the early signing period in December and National Signing Day on Feb. 7, more than 3,000 players joined the FBS ranks. As you can imagine, there is quite the variety when it comes to the names of these players. Fortunately, Athlon Sports has scoured 247 Sports' database to round up the best (and most interesting) names in the Class of 2018. Enjoy!

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