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For Tiger, winning does take care of everything

For Tiger, winning does take care of everything

I'm not mad at Tiger Woods, or Nike.

Those people who are up-in-arms that Woods has climbed back to his standing as the world's No. 1 golfer and that he is no longer asking for our forgiveness are hyp

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  • Written by Roxanne Jones/Special to CNN
  • Category: Sports

JSU taps Brent to coach men’s basketball

JSU taps Brent to coach men’s basketball

Wayne Brent was named as the seventh head coach of the Jackson State Tigers on Monday during a press conference at the Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame.

After welcoming Brent to JSU, Director of Athletics Dr. Vivian L. Fuller presented him with a jacket and shirt bearing the university's logo. Brent thanked God, his family and the university administration before laying out his plans for JSU.

"There are certain goals that I have set for this program. I want to give guys a chance to dream," Brent said during Monday's news conference, adding that he'd like the team to reach the NCAA Tournament in the next few years.

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Tiger regains No. 1 ranking

Tiger regains No. 1 ranking

Tiger Woods regained the No. 1 spot in the world golf rankings, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday in Orlando, Florida.

Woods won the tournament for the eighth time, tying Sam Snead for the most times winning one event in a career.

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  • Written by CNN
  • Category: Sports

Not enough green to help Celtics defeat Grizz and Beale Street blue

Not enough green to help Celtics defeat Grizz and Beale Street blue

There was a sea of green in a den of blue in FedExForum on Saturday night. The Boston Celtics were in town to face the Memphis Grizzlies in front of a sold-out crowd. Celtics fans traveled from nearby cities to see their still-favored Eastern conference team.

But neither the Celtics nor their fans could hold off the Memphis Grizzlies, who won the game 110-106 without All-Star Marc Gasol. The seven-foot center re-aggravated an abdominal tear the night before when Grizzlies fell to the New Orleans Hornets on the road. The injury was originally sustained on March 6 when they faced the Portland Trailblazers.

Grizzlies guard Mike Conley said his game plan going without Gasol was to be quick and share the ball.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Louisville tops NCAA dollar rankings too

Louisville tops NCAA dollar rankings too

The University of Louisville heads into the NCAA tournament at the top of the rankings in more ways than one. It's the college basketball king of revenue and profits.

The school, which also has the No. 1 ranking in the March Madness tournament, earned a profit of $26.9 million from its men's basketball program last year, according to figures that schools have to file with the Department of Education and analyzed by CNNMoney. That's about 60 percent more than the $16.9 million profit at the University of North Carolina, whose men's hoops team had the second largest profit.

Louisville turned that profit on revenue of $42.4 million. Syracuse came in second with $25.9 million in revenue.

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  • Written by Chris Isidore/CNNMoney
  • Category: Sports

Grizz out-grind OKC

Grizz out-grind OKC

Once upon a time, two young NBA teams formed a rivalry. The Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder were under the radar for quite some time.

But in the emergence of a new age in the Western Conference they were on the rise, fighting for top-shelf spots. The NBA world watched as the two teams started to seriously rumble with the well-known teams. Then came the 2011 playoff battle that spilled into a Game Seven, with the Grizzlies sent home in the second round.

Memphis and OKC faced each other once again in FedExForum on Wednesday. No it wasn't the playoffs, but it was a high-profile game with playoff-like intensity. This time around, the Grizzlies defeated the Thunder in overtime, 90-89, with starting guard Mike Conley leading the way.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Sports

Tiger Woods confirms he’s dating Lindsey Vonn – ski champ

Tiger Woods confirms he’s  dating Lindsey Vonn – ski champ

So, the cat's out of the bag.

Golfing great Tiger Woods confirmed a very loosely kept secret Monday: that he and six-time reigning World Cup downhill skiing champion Lindsey Vonn are an item.

On his Facebook page, Woods wrote: "This season has been great so far and I'm happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral. Something nice that's happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating. We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes."

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  • Written by Mark Morgenstein/CNN
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