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Harvard’s Women’s Hockey Team Set To Face Minnesota

March 22, 2015
Harvard goalie Emerance Maschmeyer (38) grabs the puck against Boston College during the NCAA women's Frozen Four semifinal college hockey game Friday, March 20, 2015, in Minneapolis. Harvard won 2-1. (Hannah Foslien/AP)

The Crimson will play the Minnesota Gophers Sunday for the national title.

Pirri Leads Panthers Past Bruins 2-1 In Shootout

March 22, 2015

Brandon Pirri scored the winning shootout goal to lead the Panthers over the Bruins 2-1 on Saturday night.

Harvard Holds Off Boston College 2-1 In Frozen 4 Semifinal

March 21, 2015

Emerance Maschmeyer stopped 43 shots for third-seeded Harvard, which advanced to the championship game for the fourth time in school history.

Dressed All In Pink, This Strongwoman Takes On The World

March 21, 2015
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“When people think of strongman they don’t think of women,” says strongwoman Brittany Diamond. Diamond speaks with Only A Game’s Karen Given about what it means to be strong.

NFL Wives Call For More Help For Older Retirees

March 21, 2015
Former Bills and Browns guard Joe DeLamielleure ...  (David Maxwell/Getty Images)

The wives of 26 NFL Hall of Famers sent a letter to the league and its players’ association stating that both organizations have neglected the needs of players whose careers ended in 1993 or earlier. Gerri DeLamielleure, whose husband Joe was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003, joins Bill Littlefield.

NFL Running Back Andre Williams On Chris Borland’s Retirement

March 21, 2015
Giants running back Andre Williams (44) says he was surprised to learn 49ers linebacker Chris Borland (50) is retiring after just one NFL season. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Citing health risks, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired on Monday after just one season in the NFL. New York Giants running back Andre Williams was also a rookie this past season and he joined Bill Littlefield to share his thoughts on Borland’s decision.

Americans Suit Up In Iraqi Basketball League

March 21, 2015
For a number of American basketball players, Baghdad is home. (Getty Images)

American basketball player Mychal Kearse brings “a dose of swagger” to professional basketball in Iraq, Tamer El-Ghobashy writes for the Wall Street Journal. El-Ghobashy joins Bill Littlefield to explain what life is like for Kearse and other Americans playing in the Iraqi Superleague.

Jim Boeheim And The Syracuse Investigation

March 21, 2015
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim exits following his press conference Thursday morning. Boeheim called the penalties imposed by the NCAA on him and Syracuse "unduly harsh." (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

At a press conference Thursday, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim announced he was appealing NCAA sanctions for academic misconduct, illegal booster activity and failure to follow drug testing policy. Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel updates Bill Littlefield on the situation.

At NCAA Tournament, Refs Also Compete To Reach Final Four

March 21, 2015
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Players and coaches aren’t the only ones hoping to advance through the NCAA tournament. Referees also advance round by round and they have their eyes on the Final Four. Bill Littlefield has the story.

Music On Only A Game

March 20, 2015
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In this week’s music blog, Bill Littlefield shows off his translating skills.

Red Sox Star Pedroia Inspires Teenage Girl To Play With The Boys

March 20, 2015
Sydney Dore, 14, in her baseball uniform (Courtesy of McKeel Academy of Technology)

Young athletes often dream of growing up to become their sports idols. One teenage girl switched sports and is competing with boys — all because of Dustin Pedroia.

North Carolina Holds Off Harvard 67-65 In NCAA Tourney

March 20, 2015
North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks, center, and Harvard guard Wesley Saunders, right, reach for a loose ball in front of Harvard's Steve Moundou-Missi, left, during the second half of their game Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla. (John Raoux/AP)

Justin Jackson hit a tying jumper in the final minute, and then had a fast-break dunk to help the fourth-seeded Tar Heels edge the Crimson 67-65 on Thursday night.

Ryan’s 3rd-Period Goal Lifts Senators Over Bruins 6-4

March 20, 2015

Bobby Ryan’s third-period goal snapped a tie and lifted the Senators to a 6-4 victory over the Bruins in a back-and-forth game on Thursday night.

Notre Dame Dodges Early Exit In 69-65 Win Over Northeastern

March 19, 2015
Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson rolls on the floor after trying to stop Northeastern's Scott Eatherton. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

The Huskies played with the 40 minutes of grit needed to avoid a crushing defeat like so many other double-digit seeds throughout tournament history.

What Are The Odds Of Victory For March Madness Underdogs Harvard And Northeastern?

March 19, 2015

Kyle Draper, of Comcast Sportsnet New England, talks about the teams’ strengths, weaknesses and chances of winning ahead of when the two teams begin competing in the NCAA tournament.

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