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Past articles by Marissa:

After shaky start, Louisville holding off Jacksonville State at half

(Thomas J. Russo/USA TODAY Sports)If you watched just the first 10 minutes of the game between No. 2 seed Louisville and No. 15 seed Jacksonville State, you might think their seedings were reversed. Louisville stunned fans and Coach Rick Pitino by somehow missing four, “point-blank layups,” as the coach called them. Indeed, it looked like we were poised to see a No. 15 seed upset a No. 2 seed… → Read More

UNC’s Joel Berry II returns to game after briefly hobbling off to locker room with sore ankle

Joel Berry II was having a rough game on Friday. (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press) → Read More

Danica Patrick tearfully announces her retirement from full-time NASCAR racing

Before stepping away completely, however, the 35-year-old said she plans to race in next year's Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. → Read More

Nigerian women become first African bobsled team to qualify for Olympics

The trio began with a makeshift wooden sled they built themselves. Today, they count Visa and Under Armour as sponsors. → Read More

Despite ‘killer’ air pollution, New Delhi half marathon to go on as planned

Medical professionals said the marathon should be canceled if the air-quality rate tops 100. On Friday, New Delhi's air rated 203. → Read More

‘They used every trick in the book’: New Zealand complains about Peru fans’ antics in World Cup qualifier

Laser pointers, military jets and early-morning fireworks were apparently some of the ways Peru fans tried to get under the skin of New Zealand's players. → Read More

Alabama fan reportedly shoots Auburn fan following argument over which team is better

The argument, which police say happened on Monday, comes ahead of the two rivals meeting in the Iron Bowl later this month. → Read More

‘Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!’ Algeria soccer team coach loses it with reporter.

Rabah Madjer's reaction to a seemingly benign question was condemned by sports journalism groups. → Read More

Growing gun violence leads New York college to change mascot’s name from ‘Shooter’

The Las Vegas massacre that saw a shooter kill 58 people proved the tipping point for staff at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. → Read More

World Cup qualifier in Senegal briefly delayed due to stadium blackout

So far, it's the best thing about this likely meaningless game, as Senegal has already qualified, while South Africa has been eliminated. → Read More

Olympic weightlifter vows to auction gold medal to help Iran earthquake victims

Kianoush Rostami said it was his “duty” to do what he could for his hometown, which was one of the hardest-hit areas in Iran from the 7.3-magnitude quake. → Read More

Honduras says Australia used drone to spy on training ahead of crucial World Cup qualifier

Australia denied the accusations, as officials determined the drone belonged to some children playing in a nearby park. → Read More

‘Gun shots fired’: Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton says teammates robbed ahead of Brazil Grand Prix

The four-time world champion said he was upset over the incident, but not surprised, as the area around the track has seen armed robberies before. → Read More

MMA official chastises Conor McGregor for jumping into cage, ‘assaulting’ referee at Bellator event

The UFC star caused quite a scene in Dublin following a knockout by his training teammate. → Read More

After nasty crash, bobsled team disqualified for finishing two-man race with one man

The British team walked away disappointed but unharmed after the harrowing incident that was caught on tape. → Read More

Stephen Curry pushes ‘actual ways’ to help veterans, alludes to Trump’s rhetoric as ‘noise’

Curry penned a lengthy essay on The Players' Tribune for Veterans Day, saying he was inspired to write after speaking with a veteran. → Read More

British surfer feels ‘lucky’ after suffering only a broken back on massive wipeout

Andrew Cotton's big wave crash was caught on video. → Read More

Mike Tyson’s 1992 rape conviction reportedly keeping him out of Chile

Under Chilean law, authorities have the right to deny entry to foreigners with a previous felony conviction, no matter the date. → Read More

Lionel Messi promises to go on religious pilgrimage if Argentina wins World Cup

The 31-mile trek would bring him from his house outside of Rosario, Argentina, to San Nicolas. → Read More

Donald Trump Jr. zings Mark Cuban on Twitter over prospective presidential run

The Dallas Mavericks owner took only 12 minutes to respond. → Read More