The Detroit Pistons won the NBA draft

The Pistons got their man in Purdue’s Jaden Ivey.Image: AP There might be some fans at the gigantic Little Caesars arena, because the Detroit Pistons took some serious steps towards solidifying a young nucleus for the future of their franchise. It all began on Wednesday with them trading Jerami Grant to the Portland Trail Blazers … Read more

Jets and Lions battle for NFL offseason preeminence

Zach Wilsonphoto: Getty Images Two teams who had top four picks in the 2022 NFL Draft and still have long histories of imbecilic incompetence are getting loads of love for their offseasons. If you listen to the way some media personalities present it, the Detroit Lions and New York Jets have a chance to not … Read more

Cleveland Browns, Urban Meyer, Herschel Walker

3. Urban Meyer illustration: Getty Images NFL head coaches are supposed to understand the game better than anyone else in the world. They should know the league inside and out. At the very least, they should know who No. 99 on the Los Angeles Rams is. Former Jacksonville Jaguars’ head coach Urban Meyer couldn’t even … Read more

Shaheen Holloway is the 2022 March Madness Champ

This year’s March Madness breakout star: Shaheen Holloway.Image: Getty Images If Duke, UNC, Kansas or Villanova are going to win another national title, we have to celebrate something besides another blueblood champion. Watching another blueblood Final Four is nauseating and almost seems antithetical to the glorified ideal of March Madness. But there are other winners … Read more

Only bluebloods allowed in this year’s Final Four

..UNC celebrates its Final Four berth after dashing the hopes of Saint Peter’s.photo: Getty Images CHICAGO — Bill Self survived… himself. The man with a resume full of head-scratching March Madness losses to teams his program never has any business losing to was on his way to another one. The No. 1 Jayhawks were trailing … Read more

St. Peter’s run is already one of the greatest in NCAA tournament history

The Peacocks are still alive in the NCAA Tournament.Image: Getty Images There have been six double-digit seeds to make the Final Four, and St. Peter’s – after a third straight stunning win Friday night, 67-64 over third-seeded Purdue in the East Regional semifinal in Philadelphia – is one win against North Carolina on Sunday from … Read more

All eyes on the Peacocks

The unlikely contenders from St. Peter’s dance on the court after a win.photo: Getty Images St. Peter’s not only hasn’t won a men’s NCAA tournament game before this year, the Peacocks had never been particularly close. In 1991, the 3,500-student school from Jersey City made its March Madness debut with a 73-65 loss to Texas. … Read more

Kentucky upset by St. Peter’s in first round of NCAA Tournament

It’s time to face the facts: John Calipari can’t coach.Image: Getty Images It’s official: John Calipari can’t coach. No college basketball coach has done less with more than Calipari. And Thursday night’s loss to St. Peter’s in the opening round of March Madness had to seal the deal for many on the fence about Calipari’s … Read more