LIVE VIDEO IS UP!Watch NCAA Basketball March Madness 2017 Live Now Friday March 17,2017 March Madness has arrived and the first day of the 2017 NCAA Tournament is here. The opening days are the most intense are there are often several games going on at once. To help you sort through the craziness, we'll provide a schedule of Thursday's games below. But first, we'll tell you how you can view the games. How to watch or stream NCAA Tournament? The games will be on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTv for the first two days. The games will also be available to watch online at the official March Madness website. Many of the games, though, will require a password through a cable or satellite TV subscription. Games that will not require a login will be the 24 games being broadcast on CBS. However, these will only be available to watch on phones, tablets and computers. Streaming devices such as Apple TV, Roku or Fire TV will not work. Games aired on TNT, TBS and truTV will require a login if you plan to stream online. March Madness 2017: Times, TV schedule, live streams for the NCAA basketball tournament Beth Maiman | NCAA.com Last Updated - Mar 16, 2017 14:07 EDT Contact |Archive |RSS March is here and the madness is coming. We know you want to watch every game (because we do, too). Here's every link you need to watch every game live: 2017 March Madness Schedule First Round (Round of 64), Thursday, March 16 Games (Round of 64) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network (5) Notre Dame vs. (12) Princeton March 16 Buffalo 12:15 p.m. CBS (5) Virginia vs. (12) UNCW March 16 Orlando 12:40 p.m. truTV (4) Butler vs. (13) Winthrop March 16 Milwaukee 1:30 p.m. TNT (1) Gonzaga vs. (16) S. Dakota St. March 16 Salt Lake City 2:00 p.m. TBS (4) West Virginia vs. (13) Bucknell March 16 Buffalo 2:45 p.m. CBS (4) Florida vs. (13) E. Tennessee St. March 16 Orlando 3:10 p.m. truTV (5) Minnesota vs. (12) MTSU March 16 Milwaukee 4:00 p.m. TNT (8) Northwestern vs. (9) Vanderbilt March 16 Salt Lake City 4:30 p.m. TBS (6) Maryland vs. (11) Xavier March 16 Orlando 6:50 p.m. TNT (1) Villanova vs. (16) Mt. St Mary's March 16 Buffalo 7:10 p.m. CBS (7) St. Mary's (CA) vs. (10) VCU March 16 Salt Lake City 7:20 p.m. TBS (4) Purdue vs. (13) Vermont March 16 Milwaukee 7:27 p.m. truTV (3) FSU vs. (14) Florida Gulf Coast March 16 Orlando 9:20 p.m. TNT (8) Wisconsin vs. (9) Virginia Tech March 16 Buffalo 9:40 p.m. CBS (2) Arizona vs. (15) North Dakota March 16 Salt Lake City 9:50 p.m. TBS (5) Iowa State vs. (12) Nevada March 16 Milwaukee 9:57 p.m. truTV First Round (Round of 64), Friday, March 17 Games (Round of 64) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network (7) Michigan vs. (10) Oklahoma State March 17 Indianapolis 12:15 p.m. CBS (3) Baylor vs. (14) New Mexico State March 17 Tulsa 12:40 p.m. truTV (8) Arkansas vs. (9) Seton Hall March 17 Greenville 1:30 p.m. TNT (3) Oregon vs. (14) Iona March 17 Sacramento 2:00 p.m. TBS (2) Louisville vs. (15) Jacksonville St. March 17 Indianapolis 2:45 p.m. CBS (6) SMU vs. (11) Providence/USC March 17 Tulsa 3:10 p.m. truTV (1) UNC vs. (16) Texas Southern March 17 Greenville 4:00 p.m. TNT (6) Creighton vs. (11) Rhode Island March 17 Sacramento 4:30 p.m. TBS (1) Kansas vs. (16) UC Davis March 17 Tulsa 6:50 p.m. TNT (7) Dayton vs. (10) Wichita State March 17 Indianapolis 7:10 p.m. CBS (2) Duke vs. (15) Troy March 17 Greenville 7:20 p.m. TBS (6) Cincinnati vs. (11) Kansas St. March 17 Sacramento 7:27 p.m. truTV (8) Miami (FL) vs. (9) Michigan State March 17 Tulsa 9:20 p.m. TNT (2) Kentucky vs. (15) N. Kentucky March 17 Indianapolis 9:40 p.m. CBS (7) South Carolina vs. (10 Marquette March 17 Greenville 9:50 p.m. TBS (3) UCLA vs. (14) Kent State March 17 Sacramento 9:57 p.m. truTV Second Round (Round of 32) Saturday, March 18 Games (Round of 32) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 12:00 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 2:30 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 5:00 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 6:00 p.m. TNT TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 7:00 p.m. TBS TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 7:30 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 8:30 p.m. TNT TBA vs. TBA March 18 TBA 9:30 p.m. TBS Second Round (Round of 32) Sunday, March 19 Games (Round of 32) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 12:00 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 2:30 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 5:00 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 6:00 p.m. TNT TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 7:00 p.m. TBS TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 7:30 p.m. truTV TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 8:30 p.m. TNT TBA vs. TBA March 19 TBA 9:30 p.m. TBS Regional Semifinals (Sweet 16) Thursday, March 23 Games (Sweet 16) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network TBA vs. TBA March 23 TBA 7:00 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA March 23 TBA 7:15 p.m. TBS TBA vs. TBA March 23 TBA 9:30 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA March 23 TBA 9:45 p.m. TBS Regional Semifinals (Sweet 16) Friday, March 24 Games (Sweet 16) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network TBA vs. TBA March 24 TBA 7:00 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA March 24 TBA 7:15 p.m. TBS TBA vs. TBA March 24 TBA 9:30 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA March 24 TBA 9:45 p.m. TBS Regional Finals (Elite 8) Saturday, March 25 Games (Elite 8) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network TBA vs. TBA March 25 TBA 6:00 p.m. TBS TBA vs. TBA March 25 TBA 8:30 p.m. TBS Regional Finals (Elite 8) Sunday, March 26 Games (Elite 8) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network TBA vs. TBA March 26 TBA 2:00 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA March 26 TBA 4:55 p.m. CBS National Semifinals (Final Four) Saturday, April 1 Games (Final Four) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network TBA vs. TBA April 1 Phoenix, Arizona 6:00 p.m. CBS TBA vs. TBA April 1 Phoenix, Arizona 8:30 p.m. CBS National Championship Game Game (National Championship) Date Game Site Time (ET) Network TBA vs. TBA April 3 Phoenix, Arizona 9:00 p.m. CBS All 67 games from the 2017 NCAA Tournament will also be televised across four national television networks – TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. Get great deals on March Madness gear! If filling out brackets is your normal routine in March, you can print out a bracket here. Also sign up for the Bracket Challenge. Need advice and strategy on filling out a bracket? Check out NCAA.com's Bracket Beat website for the latest tips and news.
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Well removed from the Royal Rumble, the Raw brand had an opportunity to put together a solid pay-per-view card as Fastlane stands as WWE’s last major stop on the Road to WrestleMania 33. The action begins Sunday night live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a kickoff show at 7 p.m. ET and continues with the main card when the pay-per-view starts at 8 p.m. ET from the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Raw-exclusive pay-per-view Fastlane will take place this Sunday night and will be headlined by Kevin Owens as he put his Universal Championship on the line against Goldberg. The PPV will emanate from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the WWE Universe will be treated to four title defences during its course. There is a lot of speculation surrounding the main event mentioned above, most of which surrounds interferences from Owens’ best friend Jericho and Brock Lesnar. The betting odds currently have Goldberg as a strong favourite and the former WCW Superstar looks likely to walk out of the PPV as Champion.In the main event for the women’s division, Charlotte will look to maintain her undefeated streak at pay-per-views and regain her title. The Tag Team titles will also be on the line, as Enzo and Big Cass look to dethrone Gallows and Anderson to become Champions as we edge closer to Wrestlemania. WWE Fastlane is the third pay-per-view event of the year after Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber. And it proves to be the passage on to the big event that is Wrestlemania next month. And it is set to be an action packed affair with some remarkable matches on offer featuring some of the biggest superstars on current WWE roster. To be held at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Fastlane could provide major momentum for some of the stars in the run up to Wrestlemania 33. The Universal Championship title, Women’s Championship, Cruiserweight Championship and Tag Team Championship are the titles on offer but away from the generally high-octane contest that is the world title match, one non-title match has the promise of causing the most mayhem. It is when Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman collide in a match rather than their usual skirmish in the recent weeks including one on WWE Raw that brought the entire ring down. WWE Fastlane matches: Kevin Owens vs Goldberg (Universal Championship title) Roman Reigns vs Brauman Stroman Bayley vs Charlotte Flair Samoa Joe vs Sami Zayn Neville vs Jack Gallagher Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs Enzo Amore and Big Cass Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax When is WWE Fastlane 2017? WWE Fastlane 2017 is on March 5, 2017 on Sunday night. Where will the WWE Fastlane 2017 matches be played? The WWE Fastlane 2017 PPV is to be held at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Where can one watch WWE Fastlane 2017 live? The match will be broadcast live on Ten network. It can also be seen in HD on Ten network HD. What time does the live coverage of WWE Fastlane start? The live coverage starts 5:30 AM.
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The UFC is back in Las Vegas tonight with UFC 209, and the pay-per-view card features a rematch with welterweight championship stakes. Here’s how to watch. UFC 209 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Prelims kick off on UFC Fight Pass (7 p.m. ET), the UFC’s digital streaming network, before the card shifts to FS1 for more prelims (8 p.m. ET) and then a PPV main card (10 p.m. ET). 13 UFC 209 is here, despite one major last minute alteration. Check out all the ways you can watch the action, including a welterweight title fight do-over between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson. The complete UFC 209 fight card will air later this evening (Sat., March 4, 2017) on two different stations -- FOX Sports 1 and pay-per-view (PPV) -- as well as online via "Fight Pass" digital network. UFC 209's "Prelims" undercard will begin at 7 p.m. online via "Fight Pass" before transitioning to the FOX Sports 1 television station at 8 p.m. ET. Once the UFC 209 undercard is complete, the action will pick up on PPV at 10 p.m. ET, starting with a hard-hitting Heavyweight bout between Top 10-ranked contenders Alistair Overeem (No. 3) and Mark Hunt (No. 8). Then it's an interesting women’s Bantamweight scrap between up-and-coming prospects Cynthia Calvillo vs. Amanda Cooper. And third from the top of the PPV bill features the return of former Light Heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, who will make his Middleweight debut after a year-long absence from the sport to battle the sneaky Daniel Kelly. Leading UFC 209's charge is Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who will attempt to silence his numerous critics when he collides with No. 1-ranked contender, Stephen Thompson, in a highly-anticipated rematch. Woodley and Thompson first met at UFC 205 back in Nov. 2016, battling to a very controversial — and dreaded — “majority draw.” Meanwhile, in the co-main event, Lightweight standout Lando Vannata and David Teymur got the nod when the interim Lightweight championship clash between Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson was canceled at the eleventh hour because of “medical issues” and a “rogue” Dagestani camp. Regardless of the late scratch, UFC 209 is going to be fun -- it has some solid fights and fighters from top to bottom. UFC 209: "Woodley vs. Thompson 2" will cost $59.95 to watch on PPV (exclusions may, and often do, apply based on geographic location). Most Common UFC 209 PPV (Inter)National Programming Options There are tons of ways to watch the PPV main card tonight, featuring the aforementioned 170-pound championship rematch between "Chosen One" and "Wonderboy." You can call up Comcast or your local cable and/or satellite provider (DirecTV, DISH Network, etc.) and order the PPV on your television. For the Internet folks among us, you can also stream UFC 209 on your computers using UFC.tv, YouTube.com or U-Verse, among others. Despite the news on Friday that Khabib Nurmagomedov was hospitalized and his bout with Tony Ferguson was canceled , UFC 209 will still go on. Without its co-main event, the fight card still shapes up to provide plenty of action. Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will scrap it out for a second time in four months after battling to a majority draw in November. The two have traded verbal jabs back and forth and seem amped for Saturday’s main event. Meanwhile, Rashad Evans is set to make his debut at middleweight after having his fight at UFC 205 canceled with the New York State Athletic Commission refusing to give him a license. Now, he will face Daniel Kelly. Plus, a fight many didn’t think would happen, Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt, is set in the heavyweight division. Here’s how the full main card shakes out with the latest odds from Bovada. UFC 209 fight card, odds Favorite Challenger Weightclass/Title Stephen Thompson -160 Tyron Woodley (c) +130 Welterweight title Rashad Evans -225 Daniel Kelly +175 Middleweight Lando Vannata -400 David Teymur +300 Lightweight Cynthia Calvillo, -125 Amanda Cooper, -105 Women’s strawweight Alistair Overeem -140 Mark Hunt +110 Heavyweight
It’s got to be one or the other. Either Danny Garcia has a world-class poker face, or the Philadelphia-based welterweight title claimant is honestly viewing his Saturday night appointment in Brooklyn, New York, as just another business trip. “I feel the same as any other fight. I’ve prepared the same. I trained hard,” he told CBS Sports. “I think this one probably has the most hype to it, more than any other one as far as the media and the TV networks and things like that. But I’m preparing mentally like it’s the same as any other fight.” Realistically, though, it’s not. Garcia will head to the Barclays Center to meet Keith Thurman in a scheduled 12-rounder from which the winner will walk away with both Garcia’s WBC championship belt and Thurman’s WBA strap. Neither man has lost across professional careers that began eight days apart back in 2007, and they’ve combined for 60 wins and 41 knockouts while winning titles across two weight classes. Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia have done all the talking they can in the lead up to Saturday night’s massive title unification fight. Now, it’s up to their fists to do all the talking. After three months of buildup, Thurman (27-0-1, 22 KOs) and Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) will enter the ring looking to unify their welterweight crowns. Thurman is coming off a bout that was a 2016 Fight of the Year contender when he beat Shawn Porter last summer on CBS. Meanwhile, Garcia scored a TKO over Samuel Vargas in November setting up this showdown with Thurman. Here’s how you can watch it all go down live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Be sure to catch it live on CBS and CBS All Access beginning at 9 p.m. ET. CBS Sports fight card Fight Class / Title Keith Thurman (c) -200 vs. Danny Garcia (c) +160 Welterweight / WBA vs. WBC Erickson Luba -1000 vs. Jorge Cota +600 Light middleweight Fight preview, prediction: Lyle Fitzsimmons breaks it down SportsLine best bet: A tough call from Josh Nagel How to watch Thurman vs. Garcia live Date: Saturday, March 4 Time: 9 p.m. ET As the highly anticipated welterweight title unification showdown between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia draws near, here’s a look at how some fighters, trainers and boxing writers see the main event of Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS, presented by Premier Boxing Champions, on Saturday night (CBS, 9 p.m. ET) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The first fight features undefeated rising star Erickson Lubin battling once-beaten knockout artist Jorge Cota in a super welterweight title eliminator bout. Predictions compiled by Lem Satterfield, PBC: Shawn Porter, former 147-pound champion, Keith Thurman MD 12 Danny Garcia: I’ve watched both Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman all the way through the amateurs and now in the pros. They’re both really good fighters. Both strong. Both intelligent. Both make good adjustments over the course of a fight. I’m choosing Thurman to stay undefeated because, I think not only is he a little stronger, and a little smarter, but I also think his boxing ability is superior to Garcia’s. I think he’s going to give Danny problems when he moves. I think Thurman is going to have Danny off-balance. I think Thurman is going to make it very hard for Garcia to set up his offense. And I think based off of that one element Thurman will win a majority decision Mikey Garcia, three-division and 135-pound champion, Danny Garcia W 12 Keith Thurman: I think Danny Garcia takes it. He finds a way to win. He has experience and has been able to make adjustments to get the win. Garcia by decision over Keith Thurman. Jarrett Hurd, 154-pound champion, Danny Garcia W 12 Keith Thurman: I haven’t seen Danny Garcia hurt before, but I’ve seen Keith Thurman hurt to the body against Luis Collazo. Garcia took punches from hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse. No matter how much Garcia’s been the underdog, he always finds a way to pull the upset. Andre Berto, former 147-pound champion, Keith Thurman W 12 Danny Garcia: It’s going to be a great fight. I’m learning toward Keith Thurman over Danny Garcia. Robert Guerrero, multi-division champion, Keith Thurman W 12 Danny Garcia: I’m picking Keith Thurman to win by decision over Danny Garcia. Both fight with a lot of heart, and it’s going to be a Fight if they Year type of fight. I just think Thurman has more weapons in his arsenal. Both are undefeated, so may the best man win. Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Keith Thurman UD 12 Danny Garcia: I love this fight and I really feel that it’s a toss of a coin. Danny Garcia has faced better opposition, but I feel that Keith Thurman is about to make a statement. Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press, Danny Garcia W 12 Keith Thurman: First of all, this looks to be a terrific fight, so props to both fighters for risking their undefeated records and not hiding behind belts. This could easily go either way; I see it going to a decision with Danny Garcia winning. I think he’s fought the better opponents and will be able to land the bigger punches against a boxer in Keith Thurman who will at times give him fits. Bob Velin, USA TODAY Sports/Boxing Junkie: Keith Thurman TKO 10 Danny Garcia: Keith Thurman is fresh, confident as hell after beating Shawn Porter, as relaxed as I’ve seen him, in the best shape of his life and, thanks to Angel Garcia’s mouth, perhaps just a little bit extra motivated to shut that mouth. Danny Garcia is an underrated boxer and puncher and will give Thurman all he can handle. But eventually “Swift” will succumb to Thurman’s power. Both men have a strong desire to be the face of the welterweight division, if not all of boxing. I believe “One Time” will prevail. Mike Coppinger, USA TODAY Sports/Boxing Junkie, Danny Garcia SD 12 Keith Thurman: Danny Garcia is the more experienced, seasoned fighter, and it should be apparent on March 4. The underrated Philadelphian never got enough credit for upset wins over Amir Khan and Lucas Matthysse, and it seems he’s being overlooked again. Keith Thurman will bring it, and both men could be hurt in a fight with many big exchanges. But I say Garcia ekes out a deserving nod. Gordon Marino, Wall Street Journal: Danny Garcia W 12 Keith Thurman: I am picking Danny Garcia by a decision. I think Garcia has superb skills. Keith Thurman is explosive but wild and I think Danny will be able to capitalize on the many openings that Thurman will give him. Danny has a good jab and he closes the distance well. I think Garcia is a multi-dimensional fighter whereas with Thurman, all his eggs are in the knockout basket. On the mental side, both of these guys have great confidence in themselves and a mighty will to win. They both have solid chins. This is a terrific matchup. Thomas Gerbasi, BoxingScene.com, Keith Thurman W 12 Danny Garcia: Keith Thurman has been fighting at a higher level more consistently than Danny Garcia as of late, and the Shawn Porter fight showed him to be able to make adjustments on the fly when necessary. All should serve him well on Saturday. Bobby Cassidy, Newsday, Danny Garcia W 12 Keith Thurman: Any time you have two undefeated fighters in the prime of their careers, it’s extremely difficult to pick a winner. I think the difference in this fight will come down to experience. Danny Garcia has been fighting better competition for longer. He’s been here before and when the going gets tough, he’ll be able to weather the storm and box through it. While Keith Thurman holds the decisive edge in power, I think Danny is more versatile. He’s quicker and is the better boxer. Danny has more tools to win the fight than Thurman and he’s going to need all those tools. I think Garcia wins a close unanimous decision.
Championship Week is underway as conference tournaments have tipped off all over the country. Here is a running list of dates and locations for each. Who will be next to punch their ticket to the women's NCAA tournament? Check back for updates as title games go final. We'll add NCAA tournament qualifiers (teams that win a conference's automatic berth) as they are determined. And check out Charlie Creme's Bracketology for the latest projections. The 64-team bracket will be announced on the NCAA Women's Selection Special at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, March 13 (ESPN). ACC Bracket March 1-5 HTC Center (Conway, South Carolina) America East March 4-5, 10 Cross Insurance Arena (Portland, Maine) American Bracket March 3-6 Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, Connecticut) EDITOR'S PICKS Around the Rim podcast: Beyond the Power 5 LaChina Robinson goes beyond the Power 5 conferences to look ahead at some other conference tournaments with several women's basketball analysts. Plus, she is joined by espnW writer Mechelle Voepel to discuss Kim Mulkey. Atlantic 10 Feb. 25-26, March 3-5 Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia) Atlantic Sun March 3, 8, 12 Campus sites Big 12 Bracket March 3-6 Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City) Big East March 4-7 Al McGuire Center (Milwaukee) Big Sky March 6, 8, 10-11 Reno Events Center (Reno, Nevada) Big South March 9-12 Vines Center (Lynchburg, Virginia) Big Ten Bracket March 1-5 Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis) Big West March 7-8, 10-11 Opening rounds: Walter Pyramid (Long Beach, California) Honda Center (Anaheim, California) How many realistic contending teams for natty? — Daniel Monnier (@z3rdTry) Now this is what a Twitter question should look like: short, crisp, to the point and on point. The key word here is “realistic.” Yes, the NCAA tournament is full of limitless possibilities, but in the vast majority of cases, it is an exercise in realism. If we look at a decent sample size—say, the last 15 years—we find that a team seeded below the 2 line won the title only four times. Syracuse (2003) and Florida (2006) were both three seeds. The other two belonged to UConn, which was a No. 3 in 2011 and a No. 7 in 2014. A No. 1 seed won the title 10 out of those 15 times, and a No. 2 seed, Villanova, won it last year. So “realistically,” there are eight to 12 teams that can win this thing. I’ll do the manly thing and keep this exercise on the low side. That also gives me the chance to reprise one of my favorite now-defunct features that used to populate this space. Before he was All Futbol All the Time, my colleague Grant Wahl used to write an annual “Magic Eight” column in which he listed eight teams and guaranteed that one of them would win the title. After Grant went footsie on us, Luke Winn took over, for a little while. Luke had success his first few attempts but came up empty last season by leaving out Villanova. Luke, perhaps feeling a little chastened and gun shy, has generously bequeathed this responsibility to me this season. So I’m happy to pick up the loose eight ball. Part of the challenge is to leave out a team or two that most people would include, and try to find at least one sleeper. I will add another wrinkle by listing my teams in order of likelihood of winning the title. So with apologies to Grant and Luke, I herewith present my Magic Eight. If I get it wrong, you can blame them: 1. Kansas Sure, size and interior depth is a concern, but that is overcome by the Jayhawks’ stellar, veteran backcourt as well the emergence of freshman forward Josh Jackson as one of the most talented players in the country. More than anything, though, the Jayhawks have demonstrated championship mettle, time and time again. Frank Mason III, the consensus choice for national player of the year, simply will not let this team lose. 2. North Carolina I’ve been skeptical of claims that this Tar Heels team is better than last year’s, given that last year’s team was a buzzer-beating three-pointer away from winning the title. But the Heels have two dynamic perimeter scorers in Joel Berry and Justin Jackson, they’re the best offensive rebounding team in the country, and the healthy return of Theo Pinson gives them a versatile glue guy that every championship team needs. 3. UCLA I believe the Bruins found their championship toughness when they were down by 19 points at home to Oregon. They came back and won that game and went on to triumph at Arizona last Saturday behind some actual defense and aggressive offensive rebounding. Plus, you know, Lonzo. 4. Gonzaga Some people saw the Zags’ home loss to BYU as further reason to doubt them. I saw it as further reason to bet on them. It takes away the pressure of being undefeated, and it gives them a chance to shore up their deficiencies. I also like that regardless of whether they are a 1 or a 2 seed, the Zags will be placed in the San Jose region. 5. Louisville The Cardinals are not only the best defensive team in the country (they’ve been ranked in the top five nationally in KemPom’s defensive efficiency rankings all season), they are the most versatile. They can press and trap fullcourt, and they can grind you down in the halfcourt. They’re 11th in the country in three-point percentage defense, they’re 21st in two-point percentage defense, and they’re sixth in blocks percentage. Plus, they have the type of dynamic backcourt scorer in Donovan Mitchell that we’ve seen carry a team to a title so often. 6. Villanova This team could obviously use one more big man, but I still might rank the Wildcats even higher if it weren’t for the lingering health issues of their best inside player, Darryl Reynolds. That aside, they have tough, talented, savvy, veteran guards who know how to win in March. 7. Oregon I don’t like the way the Ducks seem to go MIA on offense for long stretches, but they are so good defensively that it might not matter. They have a carry-them-on-their-shoulders scorer in Dillon Brooks, and they can play both zone and man-to-man defense to equal effect. 8. SMU Here’s the designated sleeper. The Mustangs only have seven scholarship players and no bona fide five man, but they have great overall team size, they’re tough, they’re smart and they’re highly unusual.
What is it? Former world champions David Haye and Tony Bellew meet in a Heavyweight grudge match in London. When is it? Saturday March 4, 2017. What time is it? Coverage of the bout will begin from approximately 5pm on Saturday evening. The fight will take place after a packed undercard that sees Ohara Davies defend his WBC Silver Super-Lightweight title against ‘Dirty’ Derry Mathews. Haye and Bellew should make their ring entrance at around 10:30pm, with the fight set to begin any time from 10:45pm. David Haye and Tony Bellew will finally settle their differences in the ring when British boxing's grudge match of the moment takes place this weekend. The pair have traded jibes, insults and threats to render one another unconscious since Bellew's successful cruiserweight title defence against BJ Flores last October. The Liverpudlian has stepped up to the maximum category to face Haye, a former world champion on the comeback trail and with sights set on a money-spinning meeting with Anthony Joshua. When is the David Haye v Tony Bellew undercard on and how can I watch it? The action from the O2 Arena will be broadcast live on Sky Box Office from 6pm tonight with the ring-walks of the main event scheduled for 10.30pm. Craig Glover vs Jake Bonnalie (Cruiserweight - 5.15pm) Glover has impressed in his two professional fights so far, beating Darren Snow by TKO and outpointing Rolland’s Cesna. In this his first fight of 2017, he will face Bonnalie, a 28-year-old making his professional debut. Ted Cheeseman vs Jack Sellars (Super-welterweight - 6.10pm) Cheeseman was an impressive amateur and is unbeaten through his first seven professional fights. But Sellars too is without a defeat - five wins and a draw so far - and will now fight in London for the very first time. RELATED ARTICLES David Haye: Tony Bellew is risking his life by choosing to fight me Dereck Chisora: This is why I think Tony Bellew will beat David Haye Lee Selby vs Andoni Gago (Featherweight - *after previous fight) Selby was supposed to defend his IBF featherweight title against Johnny Barros in Las Vegas last month but his challenger failed a last-minute medical. Instead, he has been granted permission to fight a non-title fight against Gago over 10 rounds and is expected to overwhelm the Spaniard, who has never fought someone at Selby’s level. David Haye SLAMS boxing fans in prematch rant Play Video Dave Allen vs David Howe (Heavyweight - *live float) Allen’s opponent was only confirmed on Wednesday after he returned to winning ways against Lukasz Rusiewicz last weekend. The previous two bouts had seen him take tough defeats at the hands of Dillian Whyte and Luis Ortiz but his chin impressed in both. Howe also fought last weekend and the pair will only go six rounds in what should be a contest of some quality and entertainment.
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics: Tipoff time CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Cavaliers play Game 59 of the 2016 NBA season Wednesday against the Boston Celtics. Here's how to watch, listen and stream the action online. What: Cleveland Cavaliers (41-17) vs. Boston Celtics (38-22). Where: TD Garden. When: 8 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Ohio; ESPN. Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; 87.7 FM La Mega. Online: Fox Sports Go; Watch ESPN. Boston notable: In their last meeting with Cleveland (Dec. 29), the Celtics were led by Isaiah Thomas and his 31 points and nine assists while Avery Bradley added 23 points and four steals. Jonas Jerebko added 12 points and seven boards off of the bench. Cleveland notable: The Cavaliers have won 3 straight games over Boston, scoring at least 120 points in each of those meetings. Over the last three contests against the Celtics, the Cavs are averaging 124.0 points on .506 shooting from the field and 26.7 assists. Catch the coverage from before the game; join in the live chat starting at tipoff; and stick around for full postgame coverage. For all Cavs information, be sure to check out cleveland.com/cavs.