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Rewinding Alabama's gutsy victory over South Carolina

Alabama defeated South Carolina, 64-53, in the third round of the SEC tournament.

AL.com instant analysis: How grit, hustle carried Alabama to win over Gamecocks

Alabama defeated South Carolina, 64-53, on Friday in the quarterfinal round of the SEC tournament.

Who is the top conference in March? Maybe start with the ACC

Determining which conference has fared the best in the March the last three years can be a heated discussion.

Xavier stays alive in Big East with win over No. 18 Butler

Trevon Bluiett helped Xavier advance to the semifinals of the Big East Tournament and he may just have ensured the Musketeers will be playing in the NCAA Tournament as well.

NBA roundup: Spurs rally from 28 points down to beat the Kings

Manu Ginobili had 19 points, David Lee added 18 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from 28 points down without Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge to beat the visiting Sacramento Kings , 114-104, on Wednesday night.

NBA All-Star game spotlights LGBT oasis in New Orleans

The city hosting this year’s NBA All-Star game has long enjoyed a reputation as a welcoming place for the gay and lesbian community. New Orleans is home to one of the country’s oldest gay bars, the gay celebration Southern Decadence draws nearly 200,000 people yearly, and gay and lesbian authors flock here for the Saints and Sinners literary festival.

Stephen Curry holds cards with Under Armour over values

Whether the dust-up between Stephen Curry and Under Armour keeps mushrooming or fizzles out, this much is true: In an era of contentious politics, the dynamic between high-profile athletes and the big-money sponsors they endorse is growing more complicated.

Melo Trimble, No. 23 Maryland beat Northwestern

Melo Trimble scored a career-high 32 points on 12-for-17 shooting, and No. 23 Maryland strengthened its position in the Big Ten with a 74-64 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night.

New Orleans jamboree: NBA All-Stars, Mardi Gras go 1-on-1

Floats, marching bands and street parties are about to converge with slam dunks, 3-pointers and buzzer beaters in New Orleans.

Russ and KD: Another weekend, another subplot awaits

The next time Russell Westbrook walks into a locker room to get dressed for a game, Kevin Durant will be there and donning the same uniform.

Bledsoe’s triple-double leads Suns over Lakers, 137-101

The Phoenix Suns went into the NBA All-Star break flying high, soaring for 13 dunks in their most convincing win of the season.

Charlotte at loss this weekend after NBA All-Star game pulled

Charlotte won’t be a ghost town this weekend, but it sure won’t be buzzing like many had hoped when the NBA awarded the city the 2017 All-Star game. The league moved the event last summer after North Carolina politicians failed to repeal House Bill 2.

Wiggins’ 40 points leads T-Wolves over Nuggets 112-99

With 90 seconds left, Ricky Rubio was about to step up to the stripe to shoot a technical foul on Nicola Jokic when Andrew Wiggins asked him for a favor.

Springs hits winner for Minnesota in 75-74 win vs. Indiana

Watching his first 10 shots ricochet off the rim didn’t deter Akeem Springs, and letting Indiana take the lead down the stretch didn’t rattle Minnesota.

No. 24 Butler storms past St. John’s with 3-point barrage

No. 24 Butler rediscovered its shooting touch Wednesday night.

Ojeleye big 2nd half, No. 19 SMU rallies 80-75 over Tulane

Now that people are starting to pay attention to No. 19 SMU, maybe they will understand why coach Tim Jankovich keeps talking about these short-handed Mustangs being such a special group.

NBA trending topics: Mavericks' Nowitzki nears 30,000th career point

A look at what has been trending in the NBA this week.

Who are the winners of the NBA's midseason awards?

The All-Star break serves as more of a second intermission than a midseason classic.

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