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Every hoop you see during March Madness, every rim slammed on during an NBA game — it all comes from one factory in a town of 4,150 in rural Iowa.        
“This is for every girl who’s ever been left out or told she doesn’t belong,” the LPGA's new video message begins.        
Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado have traveled similar career paths. Who will come closest to living up to the terms of his megadeal?        
Mike Trout is set to establish a new professional sports high with a $426.5 million deal. What could NHL stars make without a salary cap?        
T.J. Dillashaw has announced plans to vacate the UFC bantamweight title as he deals with an issue with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.        
Alabama is increasing its pay to its football assistants under Nick Saban by more than $1.4 million, bringing the total to almost $7.5 million        
Steelers CB Joe Haden served as an ambassador for the Special Olympics and hosted two flag football camps in Abu Dhabi.        
Atlanta is in rebuilding mode and its top 2018 NBA draft pick - Trae Young - is an example of the Hawks' focus on player development. Zion would excel.        
Manny Machado and Bryce Harper both have generated excitement in their respective new city, but none more than Harper in Philadelphia.        
Eloy Jimenez, 22, agrees to six-year contract with two option years that could push the total value to nearly $80 million.        

2019 NCAA tournament schedule and results

In March Madness, it takes 67 games for the NCAA tournament to determine a national championship. A list of the complete schedule of games and results        
Penn State wrestling is aiming for its eighth national team title in nine years when the NCAA Wrestling Championships start Thursday.        
Former NFL, college coach Steve Spurrier, 73, 'has a great energy about him' as he leads Orlando Apollos to 5-1 Alliance of American Football record.        
With coach Will Wade suspended, LSU players will try to come together before the Tigers face Yale in the first round of the NCAA tournament.        
The Miami Marlins' Class AA affiliate says the event will feature a "weird Florida law" being broken every single inning on July 26.        
Former President George W. Bush shared a photo from Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas after shooting the first hole-in-one of his life.        
Syracuse guard Frank Howard suspended indefinitely for a violation of athletic department policy and will miss NCAA tournament game vs. Baylor.        
Last year, No. 1 overall seed Virginia lost to No. 16 seed UMBC in the NCAA tournament. Here's why this year will be different for the Cavaliers.        
Louisville coach Chris Mack says selection committee could have spared his team Pitino questions.        
Patriots owner Robert Kraft is among more than a dozen men who filed a motion Wednesday to keep the spa video and other evidence from becoming public.        

Best of the NCAA tournament First Four

The NCAA men's basketball tournament is underway with the First Four.        

USA TODAY Sports college hoops All-America team

USA TODAY Sports' All-America team, player of the year and coach of the year for the 2018-19 college basketball season.        

NBA triple-double tracker: 2018-19 season leaders

Keep up with this year's leaders and track every triple-double of the 2018-19 NBA season.        

Harden, Capela lead Rockets to easy win over Hawks

James Harden had 31 points and 10 assists, Clint Capela added 26 points and 11 rebounds and the Houston Rockets won their third straight game with a 121-105 victory over the Atlanta Hawks        
Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown has signed an offer sheet from the Detroit Lions        
Brett Connolly sparked a three-goal second period and the Washington Capitals moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils        
Calling the Clippers "a great place to work," Doc Rivers shot down rumors that he is interested in going to the Lakers should Luke Walton not return.        
Darnell Edge scored a career-high 33 points, and Fairleigh Dickinson rallied to win its first ever NCAA Tournament game, taking down Prairie View A&M 82-76 in the tourney opener        

Yankees reliever Betances to start season on injured list

Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has inflammation in his right shoulder and will start the regular season on the injured list        
Longtime Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams