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Tim Tebow homers in 2nd game with Mets' St Lucie farm team

Tim Tebow has a habit of making a big splash in his debuts, and the newest St. Lucie Met delivered again Wednesday. Playing in his first game for Advanced-A St. Lucie after being promoted Sunday from Columbia, Tebow homered in the second game of the Mets' doubleheader and collected three hits overall at First Data Field. With former Columbia teammate Michael Paez on first base in the bottom of the...
Tim Tebow has a habit of making a big splash in his debuts, and the newest St. Lucie Met delivered again Wednesday. Playing in his first game for Advanced-A St. Lucie after being promoted Sunday from...
Tim Tebow homers in 2nd game with Mets' St Lucie farm team

Tim Tebow homers in 2nd game with Mets' St Lucie farm team

Tim Tebow has a habit of making a big splash in his debuts, and the newest St. Lucie Met delivered again Wednesday. Playing in his first game for Advanced-A St. Lucie after being promoted Sunday from Columbia, Tebow homered in the second game of the Mets' doubleheader and collected three hits overall at First Data Field. With former Columbia teammate Michael Paez on first base in the bottom of the...
Mailbag: Will James Johnson really give the Heat a hometown discount?

Mailbag: Will James Johnson really give the Heat a hometown discount?

Miami Heat forward James Johnson, drives to the basket against Philadelphia’s Robert Covington, in the second quarter of the Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ERS, NBA game at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday, March 01, 2017. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI — It’s already been a busy summer in the NBA, and free agency hasn’t even begun...
How to lavishly spend the 2017 college football season on the road and in the doghouse

How to lavishly spend the 2017 college football season on the road and in the doghouse

  With unlimited funds and unlimited time, wouldn’t it be fun to attend as many games involving Florida’s college football teams as possible? Something to think about on a lazy summer day, with a preferred list of 2017 games to follow. New South Florida head coach Charlie Strong  (AP Photo/Butch Dill) Don’t think about it too long, however. My guess is that...
Miami Dolphins RT Ja’Wuan James (eventually) attains consistency

Miami Dolphins RT Ja’Wuan James (eventually) attains consistency

Dolphins offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) (Note: This continues a series in Daily Dolphin spotlighting members of the team individually. In addition to reliving highlights and lowlights of the past season for each, we’ll provide analysis and criticism, plus take a look at how each player fits — or doesn&rsquo...
2017 Free Agency Preview: What mid-level free agents should the Heat pursue?

2017 Free Agency Preview: What mid-level free agents should the Heat pursue?

Sacramento’s Rudy Gay averaged 18.7 points. 6.3 points and 2.7 assists in 30 games last season before tearing his Achilles. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) With free agency set to start at 12 a.m. Saturday, we take a look at the biggest free-agent questions surrounding the Heat. Today we ask: What mid-level free agents should the Heat pursue? We&rsquo...
Matz pitches 7 innings and Mets beat Marlins 8-0

Matz pitches 7 innings and Mets beat Marlins 8-0

In the context of the New York Mets' injury-filled season, Steven Matz looked especially robust Wednesday. The left-hander pitched seven innings and two relievers completed a seven-hitter for an 8-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. Asdrubal Cabrera and Curtis Granderson each hit a two-run homer in support of Matz (2-1), who allowed six hits, all singles, and one walk while lowering his ERA to 2.67...
Gators’ baseball title has local flavor

Gators’ baseball title has local flavor

The Florida Gators won their first College World Series title on Tuesday night, beating LSU 6-1, and several Palm Beach County natives helped lead the way. Gators coach Kevin O’Sullivan is a Jupiter High alum, playing for the Warriors before he played college ball. Before coaching at Florida, he was an assistant for Florida Atlantic and coached the Jupiter American Legion team. Two more coaches...
Miami Heat reportedly set to meet with free agent Gordon Hayward on Saturday

Miami Heat reportedly set to meet with free agent Gordon Hayward on Saturday

Gordon Hayward #20 of the Utah Jazz walks off the court looking at scoreboard, as they lost 102-91 to the Golden State Warriors in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 6, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images) MIAMI — It looks like the Heat won’t have to...
Hoping the Heat can restructure Wayne Ellington’s contract to create additional cap space? Here’s why that’s not a feasible option

Hoping the Heat can restructure Wayne Ellington’s contract to create additional cap space? Here’s why that’s not a feasible option

Miami Heat’s Wayne Ellington (2) drives to the basket as Phoenix Suns’ Leandro Barbosa (19) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI — There are ways the Heat can manipulate the salary cap to free up additional money to spend this summer. But restructuring Wayne Ellington’s contract...
Local fishing report

Local fishing report

OFFSHORE Off Jensen Beach, the blackfin tuna bite has been excellent. Fishing Push Button Hill in 300 to 400 feet of water and trolling squid chains is yielding good results. If trolling multiple lines, remember that after hooking the first fish, a great trick is to keep the speed consistent and get another fish on before backing off and reeling them to the boat. Though most of the blackfin tuna being...
Ready for Miami Heat summer-league basketball? Here’s the full roster and more info to know

Ready for Miami Heat summer-league basketball? Here’s the full roster and more info to know

MIAMI — With the NBA draft now in the rearview mirror, the start of summer-league basketball is just days away. And the Heat’s summer-league team should not be overlooked. Tyler Johnson, Okaro White, Udonis Haslem, Rodney McGruder and Willie Reed are all undrafted prospects who went through Miami’s summer-league program before eventually earning a spot on ...
Does Chris Paul going to Rockets raise the bar for the Miami Heat in free agency?

Does Chris Paul going to Rockets raise the bar for the Miami Heat in free agency?

Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers drives past Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz during the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images) MIAMI – The Houston Rockets are on the verge of putting together another super team in the NBA, which could force the Miami Heat to think even bigger when free agency begins Saturday. The...
At The Opening 2017, no program will be represented like the Miami Hurricanes

At The Opening 2017, no program will be represented like the Miami Hurricanes

Mark Pope, considered one of the best wide receivers in the 2018 class, is bound for Miami. (247Sports) [ Vote: Which true freshman will have the biggest impact in 2017? ] [ Is 2018 the year it all comes together for Miami? ] At recruiting showcases, players meet their elite-level peers. At one with the national reach...
Poll: Which Miami Hurricanes true freshman will have the biggest impact in 2017?

Poll: Which Miami Hurricanes true freshman will have the biggest impact in 2017?

A look at Miami players warming up on Tuesday before the 2016 Appalachian State game. (Matt Porter) As they did last year, first-year players will have some sort of say in the 2017 Hurricanes’ fortunes. N’Kosi Perry has a chance to be the starting quarterback.  Navaughn Donaldson is in line for a starting job up front.  Jeff Thomas,  ...
For Ledecky, 1,500 another chance to distance herself from competition

For Ledecky, 1,500 another chance to distance herself from competition

Katie Ledecky was all of 15 years old when she won her first Olympic swimming gold and put the sport on notice that she'd be making some pretty big waves. The times are, no doubt, changing, evidenced by the pool prodigy's attire Monday. All decked out in Stanford gear on the eve of the U.S. nationals, Ledecky is 20 now, coming off her freshman year of college and spending most of her time living and...
Newman’s Scottie Barnes basks in golden moment with USA Basketball

Newman’s Scottie Barnes basks in golden moment with USA Basketball

First there were nerves. Lots of them. And then relief, followed by elation. Sixteen of the nation’s top 16-year-old boys basketball players, among them Cardinal Newman sophomore Scottie Barnes, were sitting in a room in Colorado Springs, Colo., earlier this month, waiting to hear their names called as members of USA Basketball’s U16 men’s national team. Twelve would make the cut...
Belting one out for the home team

Belting one out for the home team

The retired Army colonel sings it in 71 seconds.  The 19-year-old who has been performing it since she was a precocious fourth-grader shoots for under 90. The violinist scrapes it out in exactly a minute and a half. And the maitre d' famous for bursting into song in downtown power restaurants is a reliable 68-second guy when it comes to singing the national anthem before Nationals games a few...
Transfer quarterbacks who could make a big impact

Transfer quarterbacks who could make a big impact

Florida might have solved its long-running quarterback problem with the addition of Notre Dame transfer Malik Zaire.  That move became official last week, and as a graduate transfer, Zaire will be immediately eligible. Zaire is no lock to be the Gators starter when they open against Michigan in Arlington, Texas, at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Of course, if coach Jim McElwain and the Gators...
Palm Beach County pipeline leads to national baseball championship for Florida Gators

Palm Beach County pipeline leads to national baseball championship for Florida Gators

  The Florida Gators won their first national championship in baseball Tuesday night and the program’s long ties to Palm Beach County athletes and coaches had a lot to do with it. Gators head coach Kevin O’Sullivan played at Jupiter High School and was an assistant coach at Florida Atlantic University. OMAHA, NE – First basemen J.J. Schwarz of the Florida Gators...
Mickelson thinks Mackay will caddie again soon

Mickelson thinks Mackay will caddie again soon

Phil Mickelson isn't sure what's next for Jim "Bones" Mackay. He is sure there are going to be plenty of options for his longtime caddie.  Mickelson and Mackay announced last week they had decided to split up after 25 years and more than 600 tournaments around the world, ending one of golf's most successful relationships.  Mickelson's brother Tim is going to caddie for him for...
A tech executive brings his savvy to soccer

A tech executive brings his savvy to soccer

It was the most important game in the brief history of Kingston Stockade FC. First place was on the line. So was the first real chance to draw 1,000 fans. Two hours before kickoff on a hot Saturday afternoon in early June, Dennis Crowley, the team’s founder, arrived at Dietz Stadium, a high school football field covered with artificial turf. Crowley, 41, is a co-founder of Foursquare, a location-sharing...
For Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, the sky’s not only the limit, it’s a target

For Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, the sky’s not only the limit, it’s a target

Clay Bellinger played high school baseball in Oneonta, New York, in the shadow of Cooperstown. He hit .193 over four major league seasons, but collected more championship rings than many members of the hallowed institution near his hometown: the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bellinger played for four teams, and each one reached the World Series. “He’s got three rings — two with...
Kyle Busch rolls into Daytona as grumpy Cup title contender

Kyle Busch rolls into Daytona as grumpy Cup title contender

Kyle Busch should be a Happy Man. He is rolling along, with the fourth most points in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup standings, a reason to celebrate. Or not.  Instead, he is Pouty Face.  Busch has yet to win a points race despite six Top 5 finishes. It's a disappointing look for a driver who has won nine times over the last two seasons, which includes a championship run in 2015.  But...
Monte Kiffin shares defensive wisdom with young FAU Owls

Monte Kiffin shares defensive wisdom with young FAU Owls

Watching his son field questions from old and new fans alike, Monte Kiffin’s eyes shine with pride. On a Tuesday night in late June, the elder Kiffin has joined other coaches on his son Lane Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic staff at FAU Stadium for the second of three Coaches’ Caravan events. Behind his oldest son, Monte Kiffin is the most recognizable coach in attendance, signing miniature...
UPDATED: Heat’s Pat Riley lapping Phil Jackson’s success in front office

UPDATED: Heat’s Pat Riley lapping Phil Jackson’s success in front office

Head Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers Phil Jackson and Head Coach of the Miami Heat Pat Riley share a laugh before the game on December 25, 2005 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Heat defeated the Lakers 97-92. (Photo by Victor Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images) Being a successful NBA player does not always mean you’d make a successful NBA...
2017 Free Agency Preview: Can the Miami Heat find a way to keep Dion Waiters?

2017 Free Agency Preview: Can the Miami Heat find a way to keep Dion Waiters?

With free agency set to start at 12 a.m. Saturday., we’ll take a look at the biggest free-agent questions surrounding the Heat. Today we ask, can the Heat find a way to keep Dion Waiters? We’ll shift to a different question each day leading up to the start of free agency. [Monday’s question: Should the Heat forget about ‘whales’ and...
Is the time now for Miami Dolphins LB Neville Hewitt?

Is the time now for Miami Dolphins LB Neville Hewitt?

Dolphins linebacker Neville Hewitt sacks Jets quarterback Bryce Petty in December. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) (Note: This continues a series in Daily Dolphin spotlighting members of the team individually. In addition to reliving highlights and lowlights of the past season for each, we’ll provide analysis and criticism, plus take a look at how each player fits ...
Miami Heat Mailbag: Does Pat Riley covet Clippers forward Blake Griffin?

Miami Heat Mailbag: Does Pat Riley covet Clippers forward Blake Griffin?

Is Clippers forward Blake Griffin part of one of Pat Riley’s plans? (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) As the days dwindle two names are mostly associated with the Miami Heat when it comes to free agency. And not surprisingly they are the top two players among those most believe could switch teams – Clippers power forward Blake Griffin and Jazz small forward Gordon...
Suzuki comes through in pinch as Marlins stop Mets

Suzuki comes through in pinch as Marlins stop Mets

Ichiro Suzuki had a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh inning to put Miami ahead, Christian Yelich had three hits and the Marlins beat the New York Mets 6-3 Tuesday night. Suzuki poked a pitch to the opposite field against Jerry Blevins for a 4-3 lead. The 43-year-old Suzuki leads the majors with 12 pinch-hits. Yelich added a two-run single in the seventh, his third hit. Dan Straily allowed two runs...
Gsellman hurts hamstring as Mets lose to Marlins 6-3

Gsellman hurts hamstring as Mets lose to Marlins 6-3

Robert Gsellman limped into the dugout, took off his batting helmet and slammed it into a trash can, showing where this season seems headed for the injury-riddled New York Mets. Gsellman left the game with a strained left hamstring after he tried unsuccessfully to beat out a grounder , and the bullpen gave up three runs in the seventh as the Mets lost Tuesday night to the Miami Marlins 6-3. Gsellman...
Dave George: Tebow’s St. Lucie debut delayed by weather

Dave George: Tebow’s St. Lucie debut delayed by weather

Tim Tebow went shopping at a Port St. Lucie Publix on Tuesday morning, stocking up on power bars, taking photos with fans who instantly recognized him. The usual. “I’m always thankful to be in Florida,” said Tebow, suddenly a member of the minor-league St. Lucie Mets but forevermore the Heisman Trophy legend of Florida Gators football lore. “I’m close to home and playing...
18-year-old cancer survivor wins South Florida PGA junior title

18-year-old cancer survivor wins South Florida PGA junior title

For 18-year-old Evan Hoppenstein, winning the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Junior Championship on Tuesday at The Old Course at Broken Sound was secondary to the joy of finally being able the play the sport he loves again. Last October, the St. Andrew’s High graduate who will attend George Washington University in the fall, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, specifically Burkitt lymphoma...
Batting eighth for your St. Lucie Mets, Tim Tebow

Batting eighth for your St. Lucie Mets, Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow went shopping at a Port St. Lucie Publix Tuesday morning, stocking up on power bars, taking photos with fans who instantly recognized him. The usual. “I’m always thankful to be in Florida,” said Tebow, suddenly a member of the minor-league Port St. Lucie Mets but forevermore the Heisman Trophy legend of Florida Gators football lore. “I&rsquo...
Attorney for suspended FAU receiver calls situation ‘unfortunate’

Attorney for suspended FAU receiver calls situation ‘unfortunate’

Michael Gottlieb, the attorney for suspended FAU wide receiver Kalib Woods, released the following statement on Wednesday to the Palm Beach Post: “I think it’s a very unfortunate situation for everybody involved,” Gottlieb said. “This is a young man who has a promising career ahead of him and I would hope that we can put this situation behind him so that he can move on in life...
More starting to believe Clippers forward Blake Griffin could sign with Miami Heat

More starting to believe Clippers forward Blake Griffin could sign with Miami Heat

Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers scores against the Wizards during a game at the Staples Center in March. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Blake Griffin to the Miami Heat is becoming a popular theme. While many believe deep-pocketed owner Steve Ballmer will not let the five-time All-Star leave the Clippers, some are saying the Heat is a very real destination. Griffin has...
Could juiced balls be behind Major League Baseball's home run surge?

Could juiced balls be behind Major League Baseball's home run surge?

Recently, two baseballs circulated the Pirates clubhouse. They were procured by a pitcher, the anonymous chief inspector in this undercover investigation, and were passed from player to player, each offering his opinion on whether the balls differed. One was from 2014, the year run production in the majors hit its lowest point since 1976. The other was from 2017.  Major League Baseball's popularity...
Small but mighty, Juliet Lee hungry for hot dog eating title

Small but mighty, Juliet Lee hungry for hot dog eating title

Juliet Lee, barely 5-foot-5 and a mere 100 pounds, doesn't just have a knack for eating hot dogs — she's one of the best in the world at it. Saturday afternoon in northwest Washington, the 52-year-old Germantown, Maryland, hair salon owner displayed her talents as one of 10 participants in this year's D.C. qualifier for the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest...
NFL works to make sure league doesn't continue to see dip in popularity

NFL works to make sure league doesn't continue to see dip in popularity

Tod Leiweke has worn a few hats since leaving his job as the Seattle Seahawks' president in 2010, but his current role as the NFL's No. 2 guy presents immense challenges.  One of the biggest, as the NFL's chief operating officer and next guy down from Commissioner Roger Goodell, is figuring out what to do about the league's declining television ratings. As was chronicled often last season, the...
No frills, no crowds, no money: The lonely road to tennis glory

No frills, no crowds, no money: The lonely road to tennis glory

Less than a half-hour after a crushing defeat in front of two spectators, Alexandra Wozniak paced the hallways of the municipal tennis center in Dothan, Alabama, pleading on the phone with an airline representative. Wozniak, a former top-25 player, had hoped to stay longer at the small tournament, but the loss forced her to immediately arrange a cheap 6 a.m. connection back home to Montreal. Once...
In pursuit of millennials, more fun in sports

In pursuit of millennials, more fun in sports

Millennials are forcing us to change the way we think about sports. And it’s a good thing, because the grown-ups have gone plum nuts. Did you hear about the University of Hawaii offering a football scholarship to a fifth-grader? That’s right, an 11-year-old named Titan Lacaden, whose father told ESPN that “when opportunity knocks, you answer the door.” Even if the door still...
Miami Hurricanes’ Shaq Quarterman, Mark Walton to attend 2017 ACC Kickoff

Miami Hurricanes’ Shaq Quarterman, Mark Walton to attend 2017 ACC Kickoff

Two of last year’s standouts, Shaq Quarterman (left) and Mark Walton, will represent the Hurricanes at the league’s media days. (Getty Images photos) The start of the football season must be close because we are now in “media days countdown mode.” In a mere 16 days from Tuesday, coaches and two players from each ACC school will travel to Charlotte for the league&rsquo...
Debate stirs about female lacrosse players not wearing helmets

Debate stirs about female lacrosse players not wearing helmets

Erin Foster was running toward a groundball at an indoor lacrosse game when she was pushed, sending her unprotected head into a wall.  "It basically cracked my skull," the 20-year-old Ann Arbor Pioneer High School graduate recalled. "They said it was a traumatic head injury, a level up from a concussion. I had to have surgery that night and I still have a scar on my head."...
Miami Heat players snubbed in voting for All-Defensive teams

Miami Heat players snubbed in voting for All-Defensive teams

DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers shoots over Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat during a game at American Airlines Arena in December. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) By every defensive measure the Miami Heat were among the top teams in the league last season. The Heat finished fifth in the NBA in defensive rating, fifth in opponents points per game (102.1) and seventh in opponents...
If you didn't know better, you'd think Raiders are prospering in Oakland

If you didn't know better, you'd think Raiders are prospering in Oakland

Each week, The Washington Post's Mark Maske provides in-depth NFL analysis with "First and 10," a dissection of the league's most important developments. Season tickets are sold out for this coming season. The team is coming off a playoff season and has legitimate Super Bowl aspirations. The quarterback has a new $25 million-a-year contract. The running back had the league's top-selling...
8 reasons the Big3 might succeed, and 6 reasons it might fail

8 reasons the Big3 might succeed, and 6 reasons it might fail

When a new league starts up, it’s natural for the first question to be: How long will it last? Retired NBA greats in their late 30s and 40s squared off in Brooklyn on Sunday in three-on-three basketball in the first of 10 events in the new Big3. There were good signs, and ominous ones. Here are some reasons the league might hang around and some reasons it might not. Attendance: The crowd for...
2017 Free Agency Preview: What will it take for the Miami Heat to re-sign James Johnson?

2017 Free Agency Preview: What will it take for the Miami Heat to re-sign James Johnson?

James Johnson of the Miami Heat reacts to a play during a game against the Orlando Magic at American Airlines Arena in February. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) With free agency set to start at 12 a.m. Saturday, we’ll take a look at the biggest free-agent questions surrounding the Heat. Today we ask, what will it take for the Miami Heat to re-sign James Johnson?...
Smoltz thinks the kid-glove treatment of Urias and others is a flaw

Smoltz thinks the kid-glove treatment of Urias and others is a flaw

The hot button of John Smoltz was pushed last Tuesday when the Hall of Fame pitcher was asked on a conference call about the Los Angeles Dodgers' conservative approach to developing pitching phenom Julio Urias. This was three days before the Dodgers announced on Friday that Urias, the prized 20-year-old who last year became the first teenager to pitch for the Dodgers since Fernando Valenzuela, would...
How one-and-done players took over the NBA draft

How one-and-done players took over the NBA draft

The NBA implemented the one-and-done rule more than a decade ago, forcing high schoolers in the Class of 2006 to wait a year before becoming eligible for the NBA draft, but it has never had more of an impact than it did Thursday night.  The numbers shattered records: 11 freshmen taken in the lottery and 16 by the end of the first round. The only player taken in the top 11 that was not a college...
We should all love something as much as Murphy loves baseball

We should all love something as much as Murphy loves baseball

Can I play, can I play? Oh, Mom, Dad, please, can I keep playing some more? Isn't that how Daniel Murphy, on a baseball field, seems to you? "Yes, that's probably pretty much right," Daniel Murphy says of himself. That notion of a 32-year-old child at play — tough play, diligent play, studious play, yet always so much ridiculous fun — is the proper, joyous image of Murphy, hitting...
Outspoken US swimmer Lilly King refuses to stay in her lane

Outspoken US swimmer Lilly King refuses to stay in her lane

Lilly King has always been one to speak her mind. If it rubs people the wrong way, so be it.  "That's just who she is," said her dad, Mark King. "It's not a show for the media. It's not a show for television. It's authentic."  The 20-year-old made quite an impression at last year's Rio Olympics, calling out Russian star Yulia Efimova for a history of doping violations...
Tebow earned his baseball promotion

Tebow earned his baseball promotion

The New York Mets promoted the hottest player in the minor leagues on Sunday, and it didn't take long for people to question why. The guy is hitting .222 with three home runs and 69 strikeouts in 63 games. Normally, that kind of performance would get a player a demotion.  Tim Tebow is not a normal player.  He really is the hottest player in the minor leagues. Not by old-fashioned measurements...
That was hit a country mile, or 495 feet if you’re into hard data

That was hit a country mile, or 495 feet if you’re into hard data

Spoiler alert: If you wish to continue enjoying gargantuan home runs in the future with unspoiled pleasure, free of all polynomial equations, read no further. If you persist, however, then there is much math to consider. Start with the homer that Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees outfielder, smashed against the Baltimore Orioles on June 11. It did not actually travel 495 feet, even though that was...
Big3 begins: 3-on-3 league has close games, not much Iverson

Big3 begins: 3-on-3 league has close games, not much Iverson

Allen Iverson plans to be more spectator than scorer in the Big3. The Iverson of old might be the only thing Ice Cube's new 3-on-3 basketball venture can't deliver.  The rapper-actor's league of former NBA players got off to a strong start Sunday, with the first two games both decided on winning shots in front of 15,177 fans.  Iverson's team won the third game, though as player-coach he...
The hitter can hurl. The hurler can hit. Can he do both in the majors?

The hitter can hurl. The hurler can hit. Can he do both in the majors?

There was a curious notation next to the names of two of the top four players selected in the MLB draft this month. For Hunter Greene, selected No. 2 overall, it was RHP/SS, while for Brendan McKay, No. 4, it was LHP/1B. Both of these prospects are the rare birds who are able to pitch and hit. And they may soon be joined in the majors by Shohei Otani, a pitching and hitting star for the Nippon Ham...
Who heard their names called at the first-ever NBA awards show Monday night? A rundown of the winners

Who heard their names called at the first-ever NBA awards show Monday night? A rundown of the winners

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates after scoring a game-winning, three-point shot at the buzzer against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on April 9, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) The NBA handed out their awards Monday night. And for the first time ever, the NBA revealed the winners during an awards show in...
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