NCAA close to expanding women’s field to 68 teams

The NCAA women’s basketball tournament is close to expanding its field to 68 teams – equaling the men’s bracket. Both the Division I women’s basketball committee and the oversight committee unanimously voted to approve a proposal...

College basketball No. 1-358 rankings: Preseason countdown concludes with top 68 teams for 2021-22 season

The 2021-22 college basketball season is going to provide us with unique freshman talent, a re-emergence of blueblood powerhouses, the best parade of big men the sport’s seen in a decade, a Gonzaga team that’s good...

Each NBA team’s top breakout candidate for 2021-22, including Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker, Hawks’ Cam Reddish

One of the most fascinating aspects of being a sports fan is the sense of attachment, usually inexplicable, that you develop toward certain players. You know little about them when they first enter the league, but...

Dribble Handoff: 2021 NCAA Tournament teams poised to miss out on return trip to Big Dance

With historic powers like Kentucky and Duke missing out on the 2021 NCAA Tournament and others such as Michigan State, UCLA, Syracuse and North Carolina barely making it in, last season was a reminder that a...

76ers reportedly still engaged with teams in Ben Simmons trade talks, nothing close

The best sign that there is no real movement on the Ben Simmons trade front? Simmons reported to the 76ers. If his holdout were working, if there were active trade talks, he would still be away...

Rockets among teams engaged with 76ers on Ben Simmons trade

The Houston Rockets are among nine NBA franchises that remain engaged in trade talks with the Philadelphia 76ers for disgruntled star Ben Simmons, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report. After not reporting to the start...

Dribble Handoff: Duke, Kentucky among college basketball teams set for bounce-back seasons in 2021-22 campaign

Given the unique circumstances of the 2020-21 college basketball season and the crazy offseason that followed with a record-setting number of transfers, it’s safe to assume the 2021-22 season will look vastly different. Young teams that...

Six teams still talking to 76ers about Simmons trade, nothing close

Even with him holding out of training camp (and not getting paid), trade talks remain stagnant on the Ben Simmons front, as they have for a few weeks, sources continue to tell NBC Sports. But that...