March Madness 2022: Inside Duke-North Carolina matchups

The Post’s Zach Braziller breaks down Saturday night’s national semifinal between No. 2 Duke and No. 8 North Carolina at the Caesars Superdome: point guard White Plains native RJ Davis has elevated his play this month, scoring to a high level when the opportunity has arisen, while understanding the most important part of his job … Read more

Bueckers helps UConn take down Stanford in women’s Final Four semis

This didn’t go according to plan, necessarily. To chalk. But for thousands of fans among the announced sellout of 18,268 who cheered Paige Buckers’ every move, it went like a Hollywood script. Scoring just enough and playing what at times was bone-rattling defense, Connecticut advanced to Sunday’s NCAA women’s basketball championship with a 63-58 victory … Read more

UConn seniors finally reach title game

MINNEAPOLIS — Neither semifinal was particularly pretty, but we’ve got a title match set for Sunday when South Carolina meets UConn for the women’s basketball championship in Minneapolis. It’s dynasty-in-waiting vs. established dynasty and a showcase of the two most recent national players of the year. The Gamecocks and Huskies are likely to provide the … Read more

Virginia man Jose Hernandez Mancia charged in death of Milligan University runner Eli Cramer

Virginia police arrested a man suspected of driving into three members of the Milligan University track and field team, killing one on Thursday night. Jose Hernandez Mancia, 26, allegedly struck and killed Milligan University sophomore Eli Cramer as the team practiced for an upcoming meet. He fled from the crash site in a red Toyota … Read more

Mets’ likely options to replace Jacob deGrom in rotation

JUPITER, Fla. — Now the Mets’ rotation depth will get tested. Tylor Megill, David Peterson and Trevor Williams entered spring training as the most likely candidates to claim a rotation job should a starter become injured, and all remain on that short list. Jacob deGrom’s stress reaction on his right scapula that will land him … Read more

FIFA World Cup draw: Spain and Germany to face off in mouth-watering group stage match

Group E is undoubtedly the most intriguing, with the Spanish and Germans joined by Japan and either Costa Rica or New Zealand, with their deciding playoff match scheduled for June 13 or 14. Germany will certainly be hoping the match will be nothing like the previous meeting between the two nations, as Spain ran riot … Read more

UConn defies expectations; back in title game

MINNEAPOLIS — It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Not in November when they slid by South Florida only to be crushed by South Carolina in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Not seven weeks ago when Villanova snapped their 169-game conference winning streak. Not even two weeks ago in the second round against UCF when they … Read more