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03/30/2018

Mt. Zion AME Church hosted an interfaith service for peace on March 23 to bring congregations together as an acknowledgment and appreciation of one another.

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):

CLEVELAND — Call him mobile, dynamic, proven or Buffalo’s former quarterback. Don’t dare label Tyrod Taylor anything else.

Top-ranked and top-seeded Virginia will be without forward De'Andre Hunter, the ACC's sixth man of the year, for the NCAA Tournament because of a broken left wrist.

A new season of the WE tv reality show “Braxton Family Values” has just begun, and for the most part, we normally expect the attention to be focused on seven-time Grammy Award winner Toni, or Tamar, who simply will not be ignored. However, on this week’s episode of “Iyanla Fix My Life,” airi…

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma star Trae Young is leaving for the NBA after a standout freshman season that ended with him leading the nation in scoring and assists.

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens argued in a New York Times op-ed Tuesday that the Second Amendment should be repealed.

Growing up in Lamar, within earshot of NASCAR's historic Darlington Raceway, Marshall McFadden never had any interest in racing.

FunTimes Magazine honored several Philadelphians as “Women of Influence” during Women’s History Month 2018. The March 28 event at the African American Museum in Philadelphia celebrated women across the Pan-African diaspora over the years. Tribune Digital Reporter Eric Moody talks with FunTim…

Pro football — actual games — won’t disappear from TV screens, mobile devices and the American consciousness once the Super Bowl ends next February.

After beating Radford and Alabama respectively in the first two round of the NCAA Tournament, Villanova has advanced to the Sweet 16.

Tyheim Monroe has recently wrapped up a marvelous basketball career at Cabrini University. Monroe, an Olney Charter High product, will have an opportunity to showcase his talents against some of the best college basketball players in the nation. The 6-foot-7 senior will play in the 2018 Rees…

LOS ANGELES — What could be better than becoming a millionaire after finding seven vintage baseball cards while cleaning out your late great-grandfather’s house?

PHILADELPHIA — La Salle split with basketball coach John Giannini on Friday following a 13-19 finish in his 14th season.

The 2018 NCAA tournament will tip-off on Tuesday evening with a lot of Philadelphia area basketball standouts participating in March Madness. The city has Villanova and Penn representing the Philadelphia Big 5 in the big dance this year.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Detroit Pistons developmental player who collapsed on the court during a NBA G League game in Michigan has died.

Dan Gelston

The Philadelphia-area colleges and junior colleges have some outstanding men’s and women’s basketball players. The fans will have an opportunity to see these top Division III and junior college players in the Sam Cozen College All-Star Showcase on Sunday. The all-star games will be played at…

CLEARWATER, Fla. — New Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler’s progressive approach includes a strategy straight from a slow-pitch softball league.

This could be an exciting season for the Philadelphia Phillies. The team will open the season on the road against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, March 29. The first pitch for this National League East Division matchup will be at 4:10 p.m. on NBC Sports Philly.

Donald Hunt Tribune Staff Writer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The controversy over protests during the national anthem at NFL games last season helped propel issues of racial inequality and social injustice to the forefront and gave athletes a stronger voice to bring about change, current and former players said Friday.

J.J. Redick plans his meals, his naps, his shots and, well in advance of wearing them, even his socks. He eats the same kind of granola bar before every game. He has built a high-level career out of this mind-numbing preparation.

In a playoff-like atmosphere with their leading scorer struggling, the Indiana Pacers showed they still have what it takes to win on the road.

He looked utterly alone.

Daryl Bell Tribune Staff Writer

Four of Philadelphia’s top high school basketball teams will compete for state championships over the next two days. To kick off championship play, Constitution High School will battle Our Lady of Sacred Heart for the PIAA Class 2A state title.

Michele Lawrence is betting a long career in the private sector will translate into political success — and be enough to unseat an incumbent congressman in the Democratic primary.

Lewis Hamilton made his Formula One debut in 2007 and a year later he became the sport’s youngest champion at the age of 23.

Donald Hunt Tribune Staff Writer

Another day, another defensive signing for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

NEW YORK — After 20 years in the NBA, Dirk Nowitzki can’t be fooled.

The Philadelphia Big 5 will have an impressive group of inductees heading into its hall of fame next month.

AUSTIN, Texas — No more Mo Bamba for Texas.

It looks like the Philadelphia Eagles have really set the tone for the other sports teams in the city. The Eagles’ 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII seems to have made a big difference in this town. Players like Brandon Graham, Nick Foles, Malcolm Jenkins, Alshon …

It took a quarter-century after his retirement from the National Basketball Association, but Philadelphia 76ers point guard legend Maurice “Mo” Cheeks is going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In hopes of revitalizing its struggling basketball program, Memphis has turned to a favorite son to bring back fans and regain the school’s recruiting leverage in the basketball-rich city.

ATLANTA — The Philadelphia Phillies are eager to get started on a new, winning era.

Donald Hunt Tribune Staff Writer

It appears one member of the famed "Philly Special" play, which resulted in quarterback Nick Foles scoring a touchdown during Super Bowl LII, is reportedly taking his talents elsewhere.

HARRISBURG – First lady Frances Wolf and Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general, joined the Pennsylvania Commission for Women to host the third annual Female Veterans Day Ceremony in celebration of Women’s History Month, which runs through March.

BOSTON — Villanova’s 3-point party rolled past the intense pressure of West Virginia to bring the Wildcats to the doorstep of another Final Four two seasons after winning a national championship.

BOSTON — Villanova's 3-point party rolled past the intense pressure of West Virginia to bring the Wildcats to the doorstep of another Final Four two seasons after winning a national championship.

Brunson finalist for Citizen Naismith Trophy

Villanova is headed to the Final Four to play Kansas in San Antonio on Saturday, March 31. The game will be played in the Alamodome at 8:49 p.m. on TBS. The Wildcats have a chance to win their second national championship in three years if they can grab two more wins.

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Maikel Franco no longer has to be the man on the Philadelphia Phillies.

Robert Covington doused Markelle Fultz over the head with cups of water, a basketball baptism of sorts for a rookie No. 1 pick who already needed a career rebirth.

HOUSTON — Authorities issued a warrant Friday for the arrest of three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett, who is accused of injuring a paraplegic woman as he tried get onto the field at last year’s Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

BOSTON — Move over, Sister Jean. And make some room at the Final Four for Father Rob.

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — One sister is rusty, just beginning a comeback after having a baby. The other is rejuvenated at 37, back in the world's top 10.

HOUSTON — Philadelphia Eagles’ All-Pro defensive end Michael Bennett has surrendered to authorities in Houston on a charge that he injured a paraplegic woman as he tried to get onto the field after last year’s Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

PITTSBURGH — Jay Wright had some late-night restlessness because he could not turn off the TV as long as Virginia and UMBC were still playing. He met his Villanova team in the morning and the players at the breakfast tables were buzzing over basketball’s biggest upset.

WICHITA, Kan. — Devonte Graham kept driving to the rim, using his deft crossover and blinding first step to get past Penn’s defenders, only to watch every shot he put up bounce out.

CHICAGO — Under the bright lights of the popping flashbulbs, Jerry Harkness grasped the magnitude of the moment.

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — The match ended with Serena Williams grinning at the net. She saved her worst shot for last, and after a rare first-round defeat she had to laugh.

BOSTON — With all of the underdogs and upsets that have upended the NCAA tournament, no one has managed to come close to Villanova.

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Cabrini University basketball star Tyheim Monroe was named the NABC III Player of the Year. Monroe, an Olney Charter High product, will receive his award on Sunday, April 1 at the annual NABC Guardians of the Game awards show in San Antonio, Texas.

Maybe even Flavor Flav would admit, do believe the hype.

Sunday marked the 40th anniversary of an historic event that is fondly remembered, constantly recalled, but can never be repeated.

The 87ers are getting eighty-sixed.

As free agency kicked off the start of a new football season, the NFL sent a clear message to anyone paying attention:

BOSTON — Villanova leveled opponents with a barrage of offense in notching its first three NCAA Tournament wins.