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It was a shot of a lifetime and junior guard Arike Ogunbowale nailed it for Notre Dame.

She sank a 3-pointer from the corner with 0.1 seconds left on the clock, beating Mississippi State 61-58, and giving Notre Dame its second women's basketball title Sunday night in Columbus, Ohio.

Notre Dame scored its first title 17 years ago — also on April 1.

With much fanfare, brackets for the men's NCAA basketball tournament were released on what has come to be known as Selection Sunday. Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier are the No. 1 seeds.

The tournament begins Tuesday with opening-round games in Dayton, Ohio, and then gets into full swing Thursday and Friday at eight sites across the country. Final Four action is set for March 31 and April 2 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Guests for Sundial Tuesday, Feb. 13 2018:  

He gives us a rundown of how polling works and recounts his experience transitioning from AM radio host to podcaster.

Miami Herald sports reporter Manny Navarro speaks to us about the homecoming of the Miami Heat's star shooting guard Dwyane Wade.

Myrna and Sheldon Palley have a part of their glass art collection on display at the Palley Pavilion at the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum. The couple speak about how they developed an interest in glass art and how they began collecting.

Dwyane Wade Is Coming Back To Miami

Feb 8, 2018
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It felt inevitable all along. When it happened Thursday, unexpectedly, it felt instantly right.

Welcome home, Dwyane Wade.

Welcome back to the Miami Heat, where you spent 13 seasons and helped win three NBA championships as the greatest and most beloved player in franchise annals — maybe in all of South Florida sports history, above even Dan Marino.

Some news breaks like hearts do. This news broke like a piñata at a party, causing cheers and smiles all over town.

Heading into last night's game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James needed seven points to reach the 30,000 career point milestone.

He finished the game with 28 points. While that was more than enough to get James into the club, it was not however enough for the Cavaliers to win the game. The Spurs won 114-102 in San Antonio.

James became the seventh player with 30,000 career points when he hit a jumper with one second left in the first quarter.

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This week the Miami Heat waived Chris Bosh due to medical reasons. It's likely that his playing days are over.

Television viewers were confused and concerned when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., took his turn to question former FBI Director James Comey Thursday — and McCain has now responded.

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By now, it's fair to say South Carolina is a better team than Mississippi State. The Gamecocks' 67-55 win in the national title game Sunday was South Carolina's third — and most convincing — win over the Bulldogs this season.

The women's first basketball championship is all the more impressive since the team lost senior center Alaina Coates to an ankle injury before the tournament started.

Across the country, people have an estimated $10 billion  riding on the outcome of the men’s NCAA basketball championship.

Only a tiny part of that is being done legally, roughly 3 percent, according to the American Gaming Association. And while some states’ gambling laws are a bit gray, Florida’s gambling laws don’t leave a lot of questions on the matter.

Many in Miami rooted against LeBron James last weekend, the basketball star that left the city to play for his hometown team two years ago. But Nicole Waters, a Cleveland-native who works in Coral Gables was ecstatic. It was a championship fifty years in the making, but she couldn't celebrate until the final seconds ticked off the clock.

“We’re down to ten seconds and we’re certainly ahead at this time and my niece calls me,” she said. “She’s like we won! we won! I say, Elaina hang up the phone, we have not won yet. I’ll call you back when we hear the buzzer.”

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Former Miami Heat player James Jones is now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but that’s just where he works.

For Jones, Miami will always be home.

On Tuesday morning he kicked off his annual Crew 22 Summer Camp, now in its fifth year. The camp is organized through the James Jones Legacy Foundation and it’s a family affair.

Jones’ parents were on hand to help coach students in kickball and basketball skirmishes.

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While the Miami Heat dribbles an orange basketball up and down the court, the South Florida Gold will dribble a red, white and blue ball.

The Gold is a professional basketball team owned by the American Basketball Association. The team started playing last year and will call Boynton Beach home this November. Mayor Jerry Taylor hopes the team will benefit the city's economy, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Kevin Durant's Emotional NBA MVP Acceptance Speech

May 9, 2014

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In accepting his first MVP award, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant made a point of sharing the honor with those who made it possible.

In a soul-baring speech that lasted more than 25 minutes, Durant fought back tears several times while thanking each of his teammates, the coaches, support staff and team executives, and finally his family.

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The squiggly line seemed to show up out of nowhere.

It happened at the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday, March 17th.

Confetti was falling. Hurricanes were celebrating. The University of Miami had made history by winning the first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in school history. Jeannine Edwards, an ESPN reporter, was standing by with second-year UM coach Jim Larranaga.

And then, the name graphic.

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Florida International University basketball coach Richard Pitino calls it the “one-day plan.” It is not a complicated thing.