John Smallwood has been on our staff since 1994. He began as the beat writer for Villanova University basketball and was promoted to columnist in 1995 - a position he held for 20 years. He has won several awards while covering the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, Final Four, World Cup and Olympics.

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La Salle names Brian Baptiste as athletic director

Baptiste spent the last seven years as deputy director of athletics for capital projects and operations at Northwestern.

La Salle basketball team gets commitment from well-traveled guard

Sherif Kenney played this past season at Rezin Orr Academy High School in Chicago.

After turmoil, Billy Lange is settled in at St. Joseph’s

Getting accustomed to the transfer portal is one of the adjustments Lange has had to make in his return to the college ranks.

Pocono 400: New NASCAR rules could make for a new look

The base package for cars has been tweaked, all in hopes of creating closer races.

NCAA lacrosse previews: Division II and III national championships at the Linc

The title-game doubleheader will start at 1 o'clock on Sunday.

NCAA lacrosse Final Four preview: Penn State vs. Yale, Duke vs. Virginia

The semifinals will begin at noon Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.

NCAA lacrosse championships: Cabrini excited to play at Linc for Division III title

Paced by Jordan Krug, who scored 80 goals, Cabrini was among the top offensive programs in Division III and even better on defense. Sunday's final is 4 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field.

NCAA lacrosse Final Four: A decade’s worth of progress has led Penn State to the top, with a title in sight

Former Cornell coach Jeff Tambroni was brought on nearly 10 years ago to revamp a program that was mired in mediocrity since being formed in 1921. Now, they've got a semifinal date with defending champion Yale.

New WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert, Collingswood-born Deloitte CEO, faces CBA and other big questions

Appointed by NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday, Engelbert, who will start on July 17, enters the league as it is about to go through the biggest and most contentious period in its 23-year history.

Penn men’s lacrosse team seeks third win against Yale, this time in NCAA Tournament

The Quakers (12-3) will play reigning NCAA champion Yale (13-3) for the third time this season on Sunday in East Hartford, Conn., with a trip to the Final Four at Lincoln Financial Field at stake.