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Drew Timme and Jaime Jaquez Jr. grew up in different states, yet often came across each other at AAU tournaments, sometimes as roommates. The two fancy-footworking forwards with the fantastic facial hair will be reunited Thursday night in Las Vegas, when Gonzaga meets UCLA in the NCAA Tournament's West Region semifinals.

These could be long and uneventful months for both the Ravens and star quarterback Lamar Jackson when it comes to negotiating a new contract. There was hope that both sides would come to some type of resolution weeks before the NFL draft begins April 27, but there doesn’t appear to be enough serious interest in Jackson, 26, from any of the league’s other 31 teams. The Ravens put the ...

In a room full of notable quarterback minds, Andy Dalton stands out among the pack. While Panthers head coach Frank Reich and quarterbacks coach Josh McCown both spent well over a decade in the NFL as players, and Reich won a Super Bowl during his notable coaching career, Dalton’s experience at the quarterback position is unrivaled. Unlike McCown and Reich — who were mostly known for being ...

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Kansas State's Nowell Markquis and Michigan State's Tyson Walker honed their game as point guards in New York City. They'll renew their acquaintance at Madison Square Garden in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament's East Regional. 

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Chalk one up for Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier. Actually, I should say chalk up one more for Grier, and I mean that on a couple of levels. The Dolphins recently signed inside linebacker David Long Jr. from the Tennessee Titans during free agency, and by most accounts Miami got a versatile and athletic player. A guy who is intelligent as well as instinctive. So, following the theme ...

Health experts proposed detailed plans for a gradual end to anti-virus controls, but the Chinese government rebuffed them and dropped restrictions in December with no preparations to cope with the chaotic aftermath, The Associated Press has found. 

NEW YORK — There have been rumors of the Jets being involved in the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes. But on Wednesday, Gang Green decided to add a different dynamic receiver to its offense. The Jets have signed ex-Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman to a one-year contract, according to a source. Hardman’s deal is for $6.5 million, ESPN is reporting. Hardman played the first four seasons of his ...

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March Madness has reached the Sweet 16 and so-called super seniors have had a huge impact on the teams that made it this far. Nine of the 16 teams have players in fifth seasons granted by the NCAA due to the pandemic.

Travel brand loyalty is nothing new. Ever since Texas International Airlines and American Airlines created the first frequent-flyer programs in the late 1970s and early 1980s, travelers have been racking up miles, seeking elite status and pouring their airfare dollars into brands that offer the most perks.Yet sticking with a single airline, hotel or rental...

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Whether Bud Grant was a football coach who happened to hunt and fish, or was a hunter and fisherman who happened to coach football, was difficult at times to tell. Retired Minnesota state Sen. Bob Lessard first met Bud when Lessard, of International Falls, visited the Vikings Bloomington offices in 1967, shortly after Bud was named the team's coach. "He didn't know me. I just went to the ...

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The Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr. lives just outside Justice. This has been true his whole life. In the geographic sense, he has lived in Summit, Illinois (or the subdivision of Argo, annexed long ago into Summit), for most of his 83 years. Summit ambles alongside the Des Plaines River, a bit north of the village of Justice. In a more poetic sense, though, Parker has also lived outside justice since ...

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