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Stan Wawrinka beaten on return from injury at Italian Open

Stan Wawrinka beaten on return from injury at Italian Open

on May 14, 2018, 7:53 AM / in Sports, Tennis

(BBC) Stan Wawrinka was beaten 6-4 6-4 in the first round of the Italian Open on his return from injury. The Swiss three-time Grand Slam champion lost to 55th-ranked American Steve Johnson on the clay in Rome. The 33-year-old sat out the second half of 2017 after knee surgery following his first-round exit at Wimbledon and has not competed since […]

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Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev defeats Dominic Thiem for third Masters title

Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev defeats Dominic Thiem for third Masters title

on May 14, 2018, 7:51 AM / in Sports, Tennis

(BBC) World number three Alexander Zverev won his third Masters title by beating Dominic Thiem in the final of the Madrid Open. The 21-year-old German, who did not drop a set in the tournament, broke early in both sets to win 6-4 6-4. Austrian world number seven Thiem, who reached the final last year, had beaten Rafael Nadal on his way to […]

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UNC No Longer Pursuing Sacha Killeya-Jones

UNC No Longer Pursuing Sacha Killeya-Jones

on May 13, 2018, 5:52 AM / in Basketball, Sports

By BEN SHERMAN  |   Inside Carolina Sacha Killeya-Jones will not be transferring to North Carolina. Multiple sources confirmed to Inside Carolina on Saturday that the Tar Heels are no longer pursuing the 6-10 Kentucky transfer. Killeya-Jones took visits to N.C. State and Wake Forest this past week, per a source, and had been aiming to visit UNC – until the Tar […]

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Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev to face Dominic Thiem in final From the sectionTennis Share this page

Madrid Open: Alexander Zverev to face Dominic Thiem in final From the sectionTennis Share this page

on May 13, 2018, 5:45 AM / in Sports, Tennis

Alexander Zverev will face Dominic Thiem in Sunday’s final at the Madrid Open. Zverev, the world number three from Germany, eased past Canada’s Denis Shapovalov 6-4 6-1. Earlier, Austrian Thiem, who is chasing his first Masters title, beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4 6-2. Thiem, the 24-year-old fifth seed, had ended Rafael Nadal’s 21-match unbeaten run on clay in the quarter-finals. […]

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NBA hopeful’s mom likens NCAA to slavery; Condoleezza Rice defends planned reforms

NBA hopeful’s mom likens NCAA to slavery; Condoleezza Rice defends planned reforms

on May 10, 2018, 6:30 AM / in Basketball, National News

(Editor’s Notes) Rules normally exist for the protection of the innocent or at least that was what I thought until I delved into the law and politics. Now, it shadows its former self and both sides look to gain something that neither deserve. Originally The NCAA — college sports’ regulatory body — had long maintained that compensating players would undermine its […]

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Sean Manaea throws seventh no-hitter in Oakland A’s history

Sean Manaea throws seventh no-hitter in Oakland A’s history

on April 22, 2018, 6:37 AM / in Baseball

By Susan Slusser  |  SF Gate Sean Manaea didn’t just throw a no-hitter Saturday, the seventh in Oakland history and the A’s first since Dallas Braden’s perfect game in 2010. Manaea did so against a Red Sox team that came into the Coliseum winners of 17 of their previous 18 games and averaging more than six runs a game. Better still, […]

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Penny Hardaway, Memphis chase nation’s top recruits as college hoops evaluation period begins

Penny Hardaway, Memphis chase nation’s top recruits as college hoops evaluation period begins

on April 21, 2018, 6:48 AM / in Basketball, State News

Mark Giannotto, USA TODAY NETWORK Memphis men’s basketball coach Penny Hardaway will walk into a large gym full of top Division-I basketball prospects Friday evening a few miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and look across the court at where he used to be. Hardaway spent the better of a decade attending recruiting events on Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League with Team […]

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Former NFL player’s 1952 Mantle card sells for $2.88 million

on April 21, 2018, 6:19 AM / in National News, Sports

DALLAS (AP) — A Mickey Mantle baseball card from 1952 was sold at auction for $2.88 million, falling just short of setting a record. The card, sold by former NFL lineman Evan Mathis through Heritage Auctions, earned the second-highest figure for a card at an auction, trailing only the $3.12 million paid for a 1909 Honus Wagner card two years ago. Issued […]

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Villanova Wins National Title

Villanova Wins National Title

on April 3, 2018, 8:17 AM / in Basketball

Villanova blew out Michigan 79-62 to win its second NCAA men’s basketball championship in three years on Monday night. Villanova’s sixth man, sophomore guard Donte DiVincenzo, gave the Wildcats a scoring boost with an 18-point barrage in the first half. He finished with a career-high 31 points, a title-game record, after averaging 13 points on the season. When Michigan threatened […]

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Notre Dame wins NCAA women’s basketball title with last-second shot

Notre Dame wins NCAA women’s basketball title with last-second shot

on April 2, 2018, 8:04 AM / in Basketball

Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale, a second-team All-American, sank a three-pointer at the buzzer to give her team a 61-58 victory over Mississippi State in the finals of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on Sunday. It was the second title for the Fighting Irish, who also won in 2001 but lost four championship games over five years, from 2011 to 2015. […]

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Loyola-Chicago scores first upset of March Madness, beating Miami

Loyola-Chicago scores first upset of March Madness, beating Miami

on March 16, 2018, 8:55 AM / in Basketball

No. 11 Loyola-Chicago defeated No. 6 Miami in Dallas on Thursday, notching the first upset of the 2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Ramblers’ 64-62 defeat of the Hurricanes came thanks to a last-second 3-pointer from senior guard Donte Ingram. Thursday’s game was the Ramblers’ first appearance in the Big Dance in 33 years. Earlier in the day, the No. […]

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Virginia, Villanova, Kansas, Xavier take top seeds in NCAA tournament

Virginia, Villanova, Kansas, Xavier take top seeds in NCAA tournament

on March 12, 2018, 8:21 AM / in Basketball

Virginia, with a 31-2 record, took the top overall seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament bracket unveiled Sunday night. The other three No. 1 seeds were Big East champions Villanova (30-4), Big 12 regular-season champion Kansas (27-7), and Xavier (28-5). The No. 2 seeds were defending national champion North Carolina (25-10), Duke (26-7), Purdue (28-6), and Cincinnati (30-4). The […]

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Payments to top college basketball players listed in FBI documents: report

Payments to top college basketball players listed in FBI documents: report

on February 24, 2018, 6:12 AM / in Basketball

New details of payments to athletes in a federal investigation that has lurked in the shadows since first rocking college basketball last fall mark the latest threat to the sport’s basic foundation, showing the breadth of alleged corruption. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of the investigation list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to […]

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Mirai Nagasu becomes 1st U.S. woman to land triple axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu becomes 1st U.S. woman to land triple axel at Olympics

on February 12, 2018, 7:33 AM / in Sports

Mirai Nagasu made history at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Monday morning, becoming the first American female figure skater to land a triple axel during Olympic competition. The 24-year-old stunned the audience during her free skate by even attempting the difficult move, which involves a forward takeoff and three and a half rotations in the air. The feat helped […]

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Deal with 49ers makes QB Jimmy Garoppolo NFL’s highest-paid player

Deal with 49ers makes QB Jimmy Garoppolo NFL’s highest-paid player

on February 9, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Football

San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Thursday reportedly signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract extension, becoming the highest-paid player in professional football. Garoppolo received $90 million guaranteed in the first three years, the biggest three-year paycheck in NFL history. The deal is all the more noteworthy because Garoppolo, 26, has just seven NFL starts under his belt. He spent […]

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Eagles topple mighty Patriots, 41-33, to win first Super Bowl

Eagles topple mighty Patriots, 41-33, to win first Super Bowl

on February 4, 2018, 9:26 PM / in Football

by ALEX JOHNSON  |   NBC NEWS The Philadelphia Eagles came back to defeat the New England Patriots, 41-33, on Sunday to win their first Super Bowl and their first National Football League championship in 57 seasons. The Patriots boasted the top-ranked defense in the NFL, but they couldn’t stop the Eagles’s journeyman quarterback, Nick Foles. Foles, who replaced injured starter Carson […]

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From Colin Flaherty

on February 4, 2018, 7:29 AM / in Football, Opinion

Here’s all you need to know about the Super Bowl — When they come on the field, the Philadelphia Eagles will be listening to Dreams and Nightmares from their #1 fan, Meek Mill. Once you read the lyrics, you will be astonished at first. Then lots of reasons why the NFL is crashing will become a lot more clean. Hope you get a […]

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Cleveland Indians to drop controversial Chief Wahoo logo

Cleveland Indians to drop controversial Chief Wahoo logo

on January 30, 2018, 8:55 AM / in Baseball, National News

The Cleveland Indians plan to stop using their controversial Chief Wahoo uniform logo next year, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday. The change came after “constructive conversations, between the league and Indians top executives. “Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game,” Manfred said in the statement. “The club ultimately […]

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If God were a football fan

If God were a football fan

on January 23, 2018, 7:23 AM / in Football, People, Religion

By Richard Rowland If God were a football fan, his team would be the Patriots. I’m not into sports all that much, in fact, I can’t name one of today’s quarterbacks, other than Tom Brady. Speaking of quarterbacks, how was it, I wonder, the term quarterback was arrived at? Going back a few years, not sure exactly when, I began […]

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Patriots and Eagles win spots in Super Bowl

Patriots and Eagles win spots in Super Bowl

on January 22, 2018, 8:00 AM / in Football

The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday advanced to the Super Bowl, which will be played Feb. 4. The Patriots came from behind to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-20, and qualify for their 10th appearance in professional football’s championship game. Star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady entered the AFC championship game after injuring his throwing hand last week, […]

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