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Past articles by Nick:

World Cup 2018: Portugal vs. Spain live updates, score, highlights

Spain and Portugal kickoff in Group B action at 2 p.m. ET Friday. → Read More

Tiger Woods score: Round 3 updates, leaderboard from Memorial Tournament

Follow along live as Sporting News provides live updates of Tiger's third round at the Memorial Tournament. → Read More

Champions League final 2018: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool, lives scores, updates, highlights from Kiev

Real Madrid and Liverpool face each other for the biggest prize in European club football Saturday at 2:45 p.m. ET. → Read More

Memphis C Karim Sameh Azab diagnosed with leukemia

Three weeks ago, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported Tigers center Karim Sameh Azab had begun treatment for an unspecified illness. Saturday, the 6-11, 290-pound junior revealed he's been diagnosed with leukemia. After sitting out all of 2015-16 due to elegibility issues, the Egyptian saw action in five games this past season, averaging 1.0 ppg and 0.7 rebounds. → Read More

NBA playoffs 2018: Just seed the teams by record, and nothing else, already

Celtics-Timberwolves, 76ers-Spurs and Cavs-Pelicans could all be first-round series without those pesky little distinctions. → Read More

How Arizona's Sean Miller could lose $1 million

The university amended the Wildcats' coach's contract to include steep penalties in the event of a criminal charge or NCAA violation. → Read More

NCAA championship 2018: Score, highlights from Villanova's win against Michigan

Keep with every key moment from the national championship game between the Wolverines and Wildcats in San Antonio. → Read More

Kansas vs. Duke: Highlights from the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional final

Follow March Madness live with scores and highlights from Sunday's Elite Eight games. → Read More

March Madness scores, highlights from Thursday's NCAA Tournament games

Follow March Madness live with scores and highlights from Thursday's NCAA Tournament games. → Read More

Five UConn coaching candidates to replace Kevin Ollie as head coach

The Kevin Ollie Era has come to an end. So, who should be the Huskies next leader. SN's Nick Birdsong has a handful of suggestions. → Read More

Where will Shareef O'Neal land after decommitting from Arizona?

SN's Nick Birdsong explores three probably options for the four-star recruit. → Read More

Arizona coach Sean Miller after being linked to FBI probe: 'I will be vindicated'

The Wildcats coach was reportedly caught on tape attempting to coordinate a $100,000 payment to ensure Deandre Ayton sign with Arizona. → Read More

St. John's G Marcus LoVett leaving school to turn pro

The Red's Storm's second-leading scorer played in just seven games before suffering a knee injury that's kept him out since late November. → Read More

College Basketball Power Rankings: Major conference disrupters like Texas Tech, Auburn on the rise

The bluebloods can feel the competition breathing down their necks. → Read More

Will five-star Villanova commit ever actually play for the Wildcats?

The Hackensack, N.J. product was linked to the federal bribery investigation that led to the firing of a former Arizona assistant. → Read More

La. Tech G Jacobi Boykins ejected for dunking too hard, no seriously

This is the worst technical foul in the history of basketball. → Read More

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to miss Wake Forest game with virus

Assistant Jeff Capel will handle the head coaching duties. → Read More

NBA trade rumors: Cavs willing to deal Tristan Thompson; DeAndre Jordan in play?

Tristan Thompson's days with the Cavs could be numbered. Cleveland is reportedly willing to trade Thompson, and the Cavs are interested in acquiring Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. → Read More

Heat G Dion Waiters to undergo season-ending surgery

The Syracuse product will have an operation repair his injured left ankle. → Read More

Kentucky still unproven at point guard heading into meeting with Louisville

Wildcats freshman Quade Green hasn't been solid but he needs to show he can produce against top competition. → Read More