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How to Take a Toddler to the NBA

wsj.com — Earlier this week, I took my 2-year-old son to an NBA basketball game, Nets versus Celtics in Brooklyn. I know, I know, I know. I'll stop you right there. If you have children who are older than two, you are laughing at me. You are howling at me.

Bracket’s Gone and Not Even Mad

wsj.com — First, a bit of fantastic news: My 2016 March Madness basketball bracket is perfect. I mean, that thing is gorgeous. Pristine. Unblemished. Haven't lost a single game. I'm crushing 2016. I have my picks like LSU rolling and Texas A&M going deep, and, in the final, I have Dartmouth getting stomped by my sleeper, the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

What It Means to Leave Football Early

wsj.com — Chris Borland's decision to retire from the NFL at age 24, citing concerns over his health, seems to be further proof that if America's true pastime is ever going to confront itself, the confrontation won't be forced from the outside.

Larry Ellison's Overboard Basketball Retriever Tells All

wsj.com — The Oracle chief has had basketball courts on at least two of his yachts, said Tom Ehman, who handles America's Cup matters for Mr. Ellison. He said Mr. Ellison liked to relax by shooting hoops, and has had someone in a powerboat following the yacht to retrieve...

The NCAA Took Away My Cat Mug

wsj.com — The following is a true story. It actually happened. It is NOT an April Fools' joke. This is a story about a cat mug. It is a good-sized cat mug, with room for about 12 ounces of a beverage, and it features 11 illustrations of domestic cats in various poses, including "chase," "sit," "beg," "down" and "fetch."

NCAA Tournament: What I Love-And Don’t-About March Madness

wsj.com — Let's get the hard truth out the way: Your 2015 NCAA tournament office pool will almost surely be won by someone in the office who has not watched a college-basketball game since...well, they have never watched a college-basketball game. They cut their cable-TV cord in 2007. They care about gardening.

Who Isn’t Sold on Pacquiao and Mayweather?

wsj.com — They didn't need a news conference. They really didn't. Yes: the press isn't supposed to admit stuff like that-it's treasonous! I'm going to put myself out of a job!-but Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could probably have avoided this whole clambake altogether. They could Marshawn Lynch it. Joaquin Phoenix it.

Cycling: Too Much Fail to Be Big?

wsj.com — There are days in which being a pro cycling fan can make you feel like you're out there on the fringe-walking down the street humming Hall & Oates with an orange plastic bucket atop your head.

The Irresistible Drama of Russell Westbrook

wsj.com — A little more than a month ago, when the Oklahoma City Thunder came to Madison Square Garden to play the abandoned cat circus called the New York Knicks, the Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook invited a few of his fashion-world pals to the game.
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Mar 26, 2015

The NCAA basketball courts look like they were designed on Pagemaker in 1985.

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