NCAA tournament with first-time winners? Nine teams with the best odds

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament promises to be the most unpredictable and open-ended version of March Madness in recent memory. Simply put, there seem to be a lot of good teams this year, but not great ones. Every Division I team in the six biggest conferences has at least five losses and Houston has three, … Read more

Bold predictions for the NCAA Men’s Tournament

It’s the season of madness, as they say, and what better way to prepare for Thursday than to look ahead and share some bold predictions. More than anything, we hope these predictions make you think about some of the craziest things that have happened in past NCAA tournaments and could happen in this one. Did … Read more

Metropolitan race, Bruins, McDavid among questions before start of playoffs

Here are the League’s 10 biggest questions to be answered in the final month of the season. 1. Who will finish first in the Metropolitan Division? The Carolina Hurricanes (43-14-8) and New Jersey Devils (44-16-6) are tied for the top of the Metropolitan Division after New Jersey’s 3-0 victory over Carolina on Sunday in the … Read more

Kessel talks the Dream Gap Tour and the growth of the women’s game in Q&A with

Amanda Kessel has always been very competitive. Whether skating with her brothers or looking forward to the 2023 IIHF World Championships after a disappointing 2022-23 Rivalry Series against Canada, the 31-year-old forward remains determined to succeed. Now she’s using that competitiveness to help grow the four-team Women’s Professional Hockey Players Association. “We’re just at the … Read more

Sabrina Pace-Humphreys: ‘It’s my medicine’ – how running saved a life

Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is the co-founder of Black Trail Runners Disclaimer: This article contains an account of suicidal thoughts and experiences of racism. “Why don’t you try jogging?” » Sabrina Pace-Humphreys wasn’t sure about those five words when she first heard them. Now she says they saved her life. In 2009, Pace-Humphreys suffered from extreme postnatal … Read more

State your case: Can the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup final?

The New York Rangers entered this season with high expectations after reaching the Eastern Conference Finals last season, a six-game loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Not only did they bring back most of that same squad, but Rangers added star forwards Vladimir Tarasenko And Patrick Kane before the NHL trade deadline on March 3. … Read more

Sabers show quiet confidence in win over Maple Leafs

TORONTO — The Buffalo Sabers bench was devoid of enthusiasm, as if their Stanley Cup playoff aspirations were fading overnight. Except they weren’t. There they were, trailing the Toronto Maple Leafs by two goals and trailing 15-4 on shots just 24:13 into the game at Scotiabank Arena on Monday. With the Maple Leafs ahead Jarnkrok … Read more