Betting favorites made history in round of 32

The betting favorites in the NCAA tournament went on a historic run over the weekend, leaving a Sweet 16 bracket full of blue-blood chalk. For the first time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, all 16 betting favorites won in the round of 32, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Three times, […]

John Mara lashes out over Eli Manning loyalty talk

PHOENIX — John Mara admits he has a soft spot in his heart for Eli Manning, and not only because of the two newest Lombardi Trophies behind glass at the Giants team facility. Mara, though, grew hot under the collar when it was insinuated he is keeping the 38-year-old quarterback around because of sentiment. “I’ve […]

Rob Gronkowski Retires From N.F.L. With Instagram Post

Rob Gronkowski, the dominant tight end who has been a vital part of the New England Patriots dynasty for nine seasons, announced his retirement from the N.F.L. on Sunday. In a post to Instagram, Gronkowski, 29, thanked the team and its fans for drafting his “silliness” back in 2010 and acknowledged the uncertainty of what […]

Clippers Give Knicks Their Second 60-Loss Season

Doc Rivers insists he does not stress out about the standings or speculate about N.B.A. playoff seeding. If he decides to look, he’ll be delighted with how high his Clippers have climbed. Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points, his career-best ninth consecutive game with at least 20 points, and Los Angeles beat the Knicks, 124-113, at […]