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One point shy of advancing, Heat’s Wayne Ellington knocked out in first round of 3-point contest

Miami’s Wayne Ellington missed advancing in the 3-point contest by one point. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES – Wayne Ellington was one shot shy of advancing to the finals in Saturday’s 3-point shootout at the Staples Center. The Heat’s sharpshooter had 17 points in his only round, which placed fourth among the eight contestants, the top three...
LeBron James responds to Fox News host: “I definitely will not shut up and dribble”

LeBron James responds to Fox News host: “I definitely will not shut up and dribble”

LeBron James speaks to the media during Saturday’s All-Star Game Media Day (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES – Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has a message for those who say athletes should not voice their opinions on politics and social issues. “We will definitely not shut up and dribble. I will definitely not do that.” Reacting...
Vandy extends home winning win streak by beating Florida

Vandy extends home winning win streak by beating Florida

With just under 14 minutes left, things didn't look good for Vanderbilt. The Commodores were down by 11 points and Florida seemed poised for a road win. But then the Memorial Magic energized Vanderbilt again as the Commodores rallied to their fifth straight home win with a 71-68 victory over the Gators on Saturday. "Our crowd is spectacular," Commodores coach Bryce Drew said. "They're...
Tyler Reddick needs 5 overtimes to win at Daytona

Tyler Reddick needs 5 overtimes to win at Daytona

Tyler Reddick needed five overtimes, a brief red flag and the closest finish in NASCAR history to take Dale Earnhardt Jr. to victory lane. Reddick won the Xfinity Series' season-opening race by beating JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler in a photo finish. The margin of victory was 0.000 seconds, breaking the mark set by Butch Miller when he beat Mike Skinner by 0.001 seconds to win the Truck Series...
If Cleveland’s Kevin Love has any animosity toward Dwyane Wade he’s not showing it

If Cleveland’s Kevin Love has any animosity toward Dwyane Wade he’s not showing it

Kevin Love and Dwyane Wade during their happier days in Cleveland. LOS ANGELES – Cleveland forward Kevin Love will miss Sunday’s All-Star game because of a broken hand, but it was an illness that forced him to leave a recent game and and practice the next day that turned into a firestorm. Dwyane Wade was the first player to challenge Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue to explain why...
Week of covering Douglas High nightmare redefines strength for Miami Dolphins reporter

Week of covering Douglas High nightmare redefines strength for Miami Dolphins reporter

Alyssa Kramer, 16, (center) is hugged by her mother, Tonja Kramer, at the candlelight vigil in Parkland to honor the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) PARKLAND — When Edna Buchanan wrote a compilation of the most intriguing crime stories she’d covered in her Pulitizer Prize-winning career at The Miami...
Ray Allen made biggest shot in Heat history and now is a Hall of Fame finalist; Tim Hardaway not on list  

Ray Allen made biggest shot in Heat history and now is a Hall of Fame finalist; Tim Hardaway not on list  

Ray Allen of the Miami Heat makes a game-tying three-pointer over Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs during Game Six of the 2013 NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 18, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES – When Ray Allen joined the Miami Heat his best years were behind him. But not his best shot. Allen, who has the most dramatic...
Miami Hurricanes basketball: 5 takeaways from 62-55 loss to Syracuse

Miami Hurricanes basketball: 5 takeaways from 62-55 loss to Syracuse

DJ Vasiljevic puts the ball on the floor against Syracuse. (Wilfredo Lee/AP) CORAL GABLES — In an oft-sluggish matchup of middle-of-the-pack ACC teams, Miami lost to Syracuse 62-55 on Saturday in front of a split crowd at the Watsco Center. The Hurricanes, hoping to score from the outside against the Orange’s 2-3 zone defense, shot just 7-of-31 from beyond the ...
Transgender wrestler will defend state title in Texas

Transgender wrestler will defend state title in Texas

A transgender wrestler from Texas will be defending the Class 6A girls championship at next week’s state tournament, WFAA reported. On Saturday, Mack Beggs, 18, of Euless Trinity will compete for a 6A Region II tournament title, which will determine bracket seeding for the state tournament. The top four finishers in each weight class advance. Last year, a parent filed a lawsuit to...
Boys basketball: Dwyer rallies to top Forest Hill in district final

Boys basketball: Dwyer rallies to top Forest Hill in district final

Surging Dwyer and resurgent Forest Hill met on the basketball court for the second time this season Friday night, this time with a district championship on the line. And like the previous meeting, the top-ranked Panthers rallied late to top the fourth-ranked Falcons. Miles Coleman scored 21 points, and Javonni Quince added 15 to lift Dwyer to a wild 61-60 victory in the District 13-8A final. The top-seeded...
2018 Honda Classic: Rickie Fowler connects with young players

2018 Honda Classic: Rickie Fowler connects with young players

Every now and then, Rickie Fowler, the defending Honda Classic champion and No. 7-ranked golfer in the world, drives from his house on the Loxahatchee River across Jupiter to Jonathans Landing to lend a hand to the Chipwreckers junior program. “His involvement is very genuine, very sincere,” director of golf Neil Lockie said. “You could see he has a clear interest in the kids having...
No. 1 seed Jack Sock out to defend at Delray Open, rise in rankings

No. 1 seed Jack Sock out to defend at Delray Open, rise in rankings

Fair or not, Jack Sock has been pegged as the next great American tennis player since turning pro in 2011. He was supposed to be the next Andy Roddick, the last American male to win a grand slam singles tournament in 2003, the same year the 2017 Hall of Fame inductee finished No. 1 in the world. After all, both Sock and Roddick are robust Nebraska natives with huge serves who ran around their pedestrian...
SPRING TRAINING 2018: 5 things to know about St. Louis Cardinals

SPRING TRAINING 2018: 5 things to know about St. Louis Cardinals

Last season: 83-79; finished third in NL Central. Hitting: St. Louis needed to add a big bat to bolster its effort to overtake the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central and get back to the playoffs. They did it by taking advantage of Derek Jeter’s salary-dumping moves in Miami. They made a strong push for Giancarlo Stanton, but he refused to waive his no-trade clause. So they...
SPRING TRAINING 2018: 5 things to know about the Miami Marlins

SPRING TRAINING 2018: 5 things to know about the Miami Marlins

Last season: 77-85, second in NL East. Hitting: Slugging first baseman Justin Bour and catcher J.T. Realmuto would be solid hitters in your typical major-league lineup. For the Marlins, they may be the only recognizable starters returning. Having traded away their leadoff man (Dee Gordon) and the entire starting outfield, there are still more questions than answers. Second-year guy JT Riddle could...
Spring Training 2018: 5 Things to Know about Houston Astros

Spring Training 2018: 5 Things to Know about Houston Astros

Last season: 101-61; won AL West, ALCS and World Series Hitting: The Astros had the most potent offense in baseball last year, leading the majors in runs, hits, doubles, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging, while striking out fewer times than any other club. Ten players had at least 50 RBIs, and eight hit at least 15 homers, both franchise records. Houston has the potential to post even...
Spring Training 2018: 5 Things to know about the Washington Nationals

Spring Training 2018: 5 Things to know about the Washington Nationals

Last season: 97-65 (1st place, NL East; eliminated in National League Division Series) Hitting: The Nationals should deposit plenty of balls in the outfield lawn at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches this spring. Washington has a fearsome lineup. Bryce Harper, the 25-year-old megastar, had a bounceback season after struggling in 2016. The five-time All-Star had a .319/.413/.595 triple-slash line (batting...
Five storylines to watch as Florida Atlantic baseball aims to rebound from 2017 season

Five storylines to watch as Florida Atlantic baseball aims to rebound from 2017 season

FAU Stadium (Courtesy of FAUsports.com) BOCA RATON — Led by junior shortstop Tyler Frank (Delray-American Heritage) and outfielder David Miranda, the Florida Atlantic Owls baseball team is looking to rebound from a disappointing 2017 season; disappointing, at least, by the program’s standard. Despite being the No. 3 seed in the Conference USA tournament, FAU narrowly...
JUST IN: Tiger Woods to play in 2018 Honda Classic

JUST IN: Tiger Woods to play in 2018 Honda Classic

Tiger Woods will play in next week’s Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, a tournament source told The Post. It marks the first time in four years the Jupiter Island resident has played in his home-county event and will add to the excitement at the tournament, which has set attendance records in the years Woods has been away.  Woods made the announcement...
Parkland school shooting: Miami Dolphins donate $100k to victims fund

Parkland school shooting: Miami Dolphins donate $100k to victims fund

A scene from the makeshift Parkland memorial. (Greg Lovett/The Post) In the wake of the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the Dolphins made a $100,000 contribution to an online fund for the victims’ families. The team made two entries of $50,000 (the site’s maximum amount) to the GoFundMe account and pushed its total over $1 million. ...
2018 NFL free agents: Top safeties available for Miami Dolphins

2018 NFL free agents: Top safeties available for Miami Dolphins

Tyvon Branch could be an affordable, veteran option for the Dolphins. (Getty Images) The Dolphins believe they’re set for years at safety with Pro Bowler Reshad Jones and T.J. McDonald signed long term, and those two form a solid, hard-hitting duo at the back end of their defense. Miami’s interest in free agent safeties will likely be to find a contingency in case...
People call Vonn the world's greatest skier. Does she need the  Olympics? 

People call Vonn the world's greatest skier. Does she need the  Olympics? 

About 100 days after her 17th birthday, Lindsey Kildow charged out of the gate in her first race at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics to a startling top 10 finish. At the time, the U.S. women’s ski team was in disarray. Its only star, Olympic champion Picabo Street, was retiring, and the racers who were expected to ascend in her wake were instead wilting under the pressure of the games...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins meet with USC linebacker Uchenna Nwosu

2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins meet with USC linebacker Uchenna Nwosu

Uchenna Nwosu has big upside. (Getty Images) The first few seasons of an NFL career require more than just being a great athlete, and Southern California linebacker Uchenna Nwosu has the patience to let a team groom him into a starting-caliber player. He’s had to work his way up since high school, where he joined the football team as a sophomore and developed into a three-star ...
Parkland school shooting: Dolphins send delegation to vigil for victims

Parkland school shooting: Dolphins send delegation to vigil for victims

People attend a candlelit memorial service for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people on February 15, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Greg Lovett /The Post) PARKLAND—Amid the grieving at a vigil for the 17 people killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, roughly a dozen members of the Miami...
A talkative Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on becoming himself

A talkative Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on becoming himself

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived.  One thing Abdul-Jabbar has never been — at least not in public — is chatty.  "I'm not known for being a blabbermouth, you know?" the soft-spoken Abdul-Jabbar concedes with a smile, something else he was never particularly...
Patrick flies free from burden of expectations in final Daytona 

Patrick flies free from burden of expectations in final Daytona 

Look for Danica Patrick at a farmers' market near you soon. That's how she rolls these days. Free and breezy. Unencumbered. She will race in Sunday's Daytona 500, and then say goodbye to this NASCAR gig for good. Most of you know the particulars. Danica moved the needle in so many ways but not the speedometer. She competed in 190 Cup races since her debut in 2012, finishing with just seven Top 10s...
Despite uncertain future, Kemp grateful for second chance with Dodgers 

Despite uncertain future, Kemp grateful for second chance with Dodgers 

Matt Kemp cradled a baseball cap in his hands. The color was the same, the blue he had worn in the Dodger Stadium outfield for nine years. Only the logo was unfamiliar, a "D" stitched where "L.A." used to be, a spring marketing ploy showing the passage of time. Kemp traced his thumb across the lettering. "It's a little different, man," Kemp said to a small group standing...
Although in recovery mode, Eaton aims to be ready for Opening Day

Although in recovery mode, Eaton aims to be ready for Opening Day

Adam Eaton arrived here with his family on Jan. 19, exactly a month before Washington Nationals position players must report for spring training. He and his wife wanted to get away from the brutal cold in Michigan, where temperatures hovered around zero degrees for much of the winter. Laying on a beach seemed like a good idea. On top of that, the shortest apartment leases offered around here are for...
Instead of killing boxing, the UFC plans to use it as a lifeline

Instead of killing boxing, the UFC plans to use it as a lifeline

Boxing is dead. This is hardly news to anyone. According to boxing historian Patrick Connor, the phrase was first uttered in 1899 by William Brady, manager for heavyweight champion James Jefferies.  By 1961, Jack Dempsey blew out the candles on his 66th birthday, lamenting, "Without fresh talent, boxing is dying." Even as the 1965 rematch between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston headed...
No golf for Derek Jeter. He’s back at spring training

No golf for Derek Jeter. He’s back at spring training

His legacy was blissfully straightforward. Derek Jeter played one position for one team for two decades. He won five championships, captained the most storied franchise in baseball and was widely revered for both his talent and character. After his final game for the New York Yankees, in 2014, he embarked on a few safe, careful business ventures. He married a supermodel, became a father and retired...
The haunting of Lindsey Jacobellis

The haunting of Lindsey Jacobellis

The Olympics were months away, and Lindsey Jacobellis, the world’s most dominant athlete in the short history of snowboard cross, wore shorts and a tank top and sipped from a water bottle on a warm day near the beach. She had arrived at the coffee shop from home on a skateboard. Two dogs slept at her feet. A starfish pendant dangled from her neck. Her body was nowhere near the Winter Games in...
Olympic organizers say tickets are sold, but where are the people?

Olympic organizers say tickets are sold, but where are the people?

Shortly after 11 a.m. for the last several days, Sung Baik-yoo, the chief spokesman for the organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics, has leaned into a microphone at a news conference and provided a ticket sales update. The news is always a little more positive than the day before. By Thursday, Sung said organizers were within 1 percent of their target of 90 percent sold out, a figure that equals about...
Chris Bosh still hoping to make NBA comeback: ‘I’m not done yet’

Chris Bosh still hoping to make NBA comeback: ‘I’m not done yet’

Chris Bosh (Getty Images) MIAMI — Chris Bosh has not played in an NBA game since Feb. 9, 2016 because of blood clotting issues, but he’s not ready to end his NBA playing career just yet. During an appearance on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday, Bosh was asked about potentially returning to the NBA next season. It’s clear the 11-time All-Star is still hoping...
Dave George: Heat and Dwyane Wade need All-Star break to regroup

Dave George: Heat and Dwyane Wade need All-Star break to regroup

The NBA All-Star break is when Chris Bosh was lost for the season with blood clots, and it happened two years in a row. Well, the break is back and Erik Spoelstra finds himself rebooting the Miami Heat’s entire approach again, this time with the addition of Dwyane Wade. It’s not going well. Wednesday’s huge blown lead at Philadelphia makes it seven losses in the past eight games...
2018 NFL free agents: Top defensive ends available for Dolphins

2018 NFL free agents: Top defensive ends available for Dolphins

Demarcus Lawrence is the No. 1 target among defensive ends this year. (Getty Images) The Dolphins don’t appear to be in the market for any of the top-line defensive end free agents, but they need to take a hard look at their depth this offseason. Cameron Wake remains a Pro Bowl-caliber player at 36, but Andre Branch is coming off an injury-riddled season and rookie Charles...
Honda Classic 2018: What’s new? A lot. Here are the details

Honda Classic 2018: What’s new? A lot. Here are the details

The Honda Classic is always evolving, and this year is no exception. 2018 Honda Classic: Still waiting to see if Tiger Woods wants in The tournament in its 12th year at PGA National Resort & Spa keeps breaking attendance records, and that doesn’t happen without serious consideration for the fan experience. The highlights of this year’s additions: phone-charging lockers and a shuttle to...
2018 NFL Mock Draft: Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser | Version 1.0

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser | Version 1.0

UCLA’s Josh Rosen is the current frontrunner among this year’s quarterbacks. (Getty Images) Free agency comes first, but NFL teams are already deep into their 2018 draft preparation. The college all-star games were last month, and the NFL Combine is two weeks away. Click here for the Dolphins’ full stock of picks. While free agent signings will change the needs for some...
Florida Atlantic athletic department announces security changes after Parkland shooting

Florida Atlantic athletic department announces security changes after Parkland shooting

Police gather outside the Palm Beach State College Humanities and Technology building on the Boca Raton campus, adjacent to Florida Atlantic University, Monday morning, May 1, 2017. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) BOCA RATON — In the wake of Wednesday’s mass shooting at Parkland’s Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida Atlantic University is prepared...
2018 NFL free agents: ESPN ranks Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry top wide receiver

2018 NFL free agents: ESPN ranks Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry top wide receiver

Jarvis Landry will be one of the most coveted free agents on the market this year. (AP) Somebody’s going to want Jarvis Landry badly enough to pay big money for him. If it’s not the Dolphins, it’ll be another team. Probably a few of them. In ESPN’s ranking of the NFL’s top 50 free agents this year, Landry was ninth overall and No. 1 among wide...
Miami Dolphins react to Douglas High shooting: ‘How do we stop this?’

Miami Dolphins react to Douglas High shooting: ‘How do we stop this?’

People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the shooting Wednesday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Tom Garfinkel, president and CEO of the Dolphins, called on politicians to seek solutions to mass shootings following the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland on Wednesday. “How do we stop this?” Garfinkel wrote on...
Heat mailbag: Will Winslow fall out of rotation when McGruder, Olynyk return? Also, Wade as go-to guy

Heat mailbag: Will Winslow fall out of rotation when McGruder, Olynyk return? Also, Wade as go-to guy

Miami’s Justise Winslow gives Josh Richardson a pat on the chest during a recent game. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) The Heat are taking a break as the league prepares for All-Star weekend. The Heat Mailbag never takes a break. If you were not able to ask a question this time, send them along for future mailbags via Twitter to @tomdangelo44 and @Anthony_Chiang. You can also e-mail me at...
Heat’s Dwyane Wade says timing of All-Star break ‘sucks for me.’ Gives thoughts on resting in back-to-backs

Heat’s Dwyane Wade says timing of All-Star break ‘sucks for me.’ Gives thoughts on resting in back-to-backs

Miami Heat Dwyane Wade passes the ball off during the Heat’s loss at Toronto on Tuesday. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP) The All-Star break may be coming at a good time for most members of the Miami Heat, but not Dwyane Wade. Wade was re-acquired by the Heat before Thursday’s trade deadline and continues to get acclimated with his new teammates. ...
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wants his players to balance spending time on treadmill and on beach during break

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wants his players to balance spending time on treadmill and on beach during break

Philadelphia’s Trevor Booker celebrates in front of the Miami’s Tyler Johnson, James Johnson and Bam Adebayo during the Sixers victory Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) The Miami Heat need to get away, recharge and come back having wiped the last two weeks from their memories. The Heat lost 7-of-8 games heading into the All-Star break, falling from fourth...
Five takeaways: Heat blow 24-point lead, lose heartbreaker to Sixers, 104-102

Five takeaways: Heat blow 24-point lead, lose heartbreaker to Sixers, 104-102

Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic looks for room to shoot around Philadelphia 76ers’ Amir Johnson in the first half of Wendesday’s game. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) PHILADELPHIA – Not only did the Miami Heat blow a 24-point second half lead on Wednesday, but now they have eight days to think about it until their next game. The Heat dropped a 104-102 decision...
USC holds off pesky Oregon State; What we learned in Trojans’ 72-59 win

USC holds off pesky Oregon State; What we learned in Trojans’ 72-59 win

It didn’t have nearly the drama of Thursday’s win, the last-second victory over Oregon in which Jordan McLaughlin and Chimezie Metu connected on a game-winning lob. But Saturday’s 72-59 home victory against Oregon State was just as important, if not more so. The Trojans (19-9, 10-5 Pac-12) were playing without junior forward Bennie Boatwright, who suffered...
UCLA outlasts Oregon in overtime in battle of Pac-12 bubble teams

UCLA outlasts Oregon in overtime in battle of Pac-12 bubble teams

It was Senior Night for UCLA, the last time starters Thomas Welsh and GG Goloman will play at Pauley Pavilion. It may have also been the last time junior Aaron Holiday wears the Bruins uniform at home, depending on if he enters the NBA draft. And if it was, he went out with a bang. Holiday’s 29 points included a key three-point play in overtime to help UCLA outlast Oregon 86-78 on...
What Steve Alford said after UCLA’s Senior Night win over Oregon

What Steve Alford said after UCLA’s Senior Night win over Oregon

The UCLA Bruins continued their hot streak, having won six out of their last seven games, to strengthen their NCAA Tournament resume with a 86-78 overtime win over Oregon on Senior Night. Playing in his final game at Pauley Pavilion, senior Thomas Welsh stuffed the stat sheet, finishing with 14 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks. Aaron Holiday led the Bruins with 29...
Mike Boynton: ‘No positive spin, no excuses’ for Oklahoma State’s loss at TCU

Mike Boynton: ‘No positive spin, no excuses’ for Oklahoma State’s loss at TCU

Oklahoma State men’s basketball was unable to make much of an early 9-0 lead on Saturday, suffering a 90-70 loss to TCU at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The Cowboys allowed the Horned Frogs to embark on an 8-0 run late in the first half to surrender what was once a 14-2 edge, and entered the locker room at halftime trailing 36-39. Oklahoma State never...
What Roy Williams said after North Carolina’s victory at Louisville

What Roy Williams said after North Carolina’s victory at Louisville

North Carolina defeated host Louisville 93-76 on Saturday night to extend its winning streak to five. With the victory, North Carolina improves to 21-7 overall and 10-5 in ACC play. With the defeat, Louisville drops to 18-9 overall and 8-6 in ACC play. North Carolina hasn’t lost since a four-point defeat at Clemson on Jan. 30. Joel Berry led North Carolina with 23 points and added...
WATCH: Former Louisville star Donovan Mitchell wins NBA Slam Dunk Contest

WATCH: Former Louisville star Donovan Mitchell wins NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Air Spida ripped the runway at Staples Center and represented Louisville to the fullest. Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell put on quite the show as he captured the NBA Slam Dunk Contest championship over the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Nancy Jr. The former Louisville standout went to his bag of tricks immediately for his first dunk. For his second dunk, Mitchell donned Louisville...
Matisse Thybulle’s career night helps Washington end skid, stay in NCAA tournament hunt

Matisse Thybulle’s career night helps Washington end skid, stay in NCAA tournament hunt

On a night when Washington retired the jersey of the star from its last NCAA tournament squad, the current Huskies played like a team that wants to end that tourney drought. Behind a career-high 26 points from junior Matisse Thybulle, Washington outscored Colorado by 18 in the second half for an 82-59 victory. The win ended the Huskies’ 3-game losing streak and kept itself...
Tennessee’s Rick Barnes irritated with his team, ‘curious’ about foul disparity

Tennessee’s Rick Barnes irritated with his team, ‘curious’ about foul disparity

Coach Rick Barnes was clearly agitated Saturday night, disappointed by Tennessee’s shot selection at key stages and his marquee players’ inability to rise to the occasion. Georgia beat Tennessee 73-62 Saturday afternoon in Stegeman Coliseum. The No. 18-ranked Vols were unable to rise to the occasion against the fired-up underdogs of Athens. RELATED: 3 things from...
Texas Tech G Keenan Evans exits Baylor game with apparent foot injury

Texas Tech G Keenan Evans exits Baylor game with apparent foot injury

Texas Tech senior guard Keenan Evans left the Red Raiders’ road contest vs. Baylor on Saturday with an apparent foot injury and is doubtful to return, according FOX34’s Cassie Carlson. Evans, who is averaging 18.7 points per game for Texas Tech this season, was seen limping out of the game in the first half. If the injury is serious enough to sideline Evans for upcoming games...
What Bill Self said after Kansas’ bullish win over West Virginia

What Bill Self said after Kansas’ bullish win over West Virginia

No. 13 Kansas polished off a thriller Saturday night with a 77-69 win over No. 20 West Virginia. Udoka Azubuike led the Jayhawks in scoring with 21 points — including a 7-of-10 performance from the free throw line. Daxter Miles Jr. paced the Mountaineers with 22 points — 18 coming on six 3-pointers. Kansas is now 21-6 overall and 10-4 in Big 12 play while WVU dropped to 19-8 and 8-6 respectively...
What Bob Huggins said after West Virginia’s loss at Kansas

What Bob Huggins said after West Virginia’s loss at Kansas

It was a tough finish for Bob Huggins to swallow. His team collapsed under a withering run of 17 consecutive Kansas points late in the game in the Jayhawks’ wild 77-69 victory over the Mountaineers Saturday night. The loss likely ended West Virginia’s hopes for its first Big 12 title. Earlier this season, the Mountaineers were ranked No. 2 in the nation. Huggins...
Washington retires Isaiah Thomas’ jersey during halftime of game vs. Colorado

Washington retires Isaiah Thomas’ jersey during halftime of game vs. Colorado

Isaiah Thomas grew up not far from Washington’s campus, a Tacoma kid who joined the Huskies in 2008 and was an instant star. Nearly a decade later, his jersey has been retired next to the other former college basketball greats from that school. “It was truly an unforgettable experience and one I’ll treasure forever,” Thomas said Saturday night during a ceremony...
3 things from Tennessee’s fifth-straight men’s basketball loss to Georgia

3 things from Tennessee’s fifth-straight men’s basketball loss to Georgia

Tennessee was so beaten that coach Rick Barnes was shaking hands with Georgia coach Mark Fox with 10 seconds left on the clock, and the Vols were walking dejectedly back to the bench before the final buzzer sounded.     Tennessee lost to Georgia for a fifth straight time Saturday afternoon, the Bulldogs controlling the pace and the paint in scoring a 73-62 victory...
West Virginia blows another double-digit lead in 77-69 loss at Kansas

West Virginia blows another double-digit lead in 77-69 loss at Kansas

Another game against Kansas, another double-digit collapse for West Virginia. Kansas erupted for 17 consecutive points late in the game to surge to a 77-69 triumph over the Mountaineers Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The game was enlivened late in the game when West Virginia coach Bob Huggins was ejected by Big 12 official Jamie Luckie after two technicals with 5 seconds...
Kansas’ Big 12 hopes survive after heart-stopping win over West Virginia

Kansas’ Big 12 hopes survive after heart-stopping win over West Virginia

LAWRENCE, Kan. — If you sat through the entire Kansas-West Virginia showdown on ESPN, you probably need an aspirin. Allen Fieldhouse is likely the largest single site for heart arrhythmia after No. 13 Kansas beat No. 20 West Virginia 77-69 on Saturday night. The Jayhawks trailed by as many as 12 points in the second half, but efficient offensive performances erased a double-digit...
ESPN’s Dick Vitale wants Baker Mayfield to be drafted by New York Giants or Jets

ESPN’s Dick Vitale wants Baker Mayfield to be drafted by New York Giants or Jets

One of the most recognizable ESPN college basketball commentators has made it clear where he wants Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield to head once draft day arrives. Former coach and ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale, who was in Norman, Okla. on Saturday to call the Oklahoma-Texas men’s basketball game, chatted with Mayfield during a portion of the game broadcast...
Report: Jim McElwain officially joins Michigan’s coaching staff

Report: Jim McElwain officially joins Michigan’s coaching staff

Former Florida coach Jim McElwain has reportedly accepted a job and officially signed on with the Michigan Wolverines. According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Low, McElwain signed a contract on Saturday that will make him Michigan’s receivers coach. He will reportedly also have a role in coordinating Michigan’s offense on a week-to-week basis. McElwain and Michigan have...
Michigan hires Jim McElwain, former Florida coach, per report

Michigan hires Jim McElwain, former Florida coach, per report

Jim McElwain is joining Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan, according to ESPN college football reporter Chris Low. McElwain, who will reportedly start work Sunday, told ESPN he’s “excited to get back into it and am looking forward to going there and learning and helping Michigan get better,” McElwain most recently served as head coach at Florida before his ouster this fall in...
WATCH: TCU CB signee Derius Davis posts 5th fastest 400 meter dash time in nation

WATCH: TCU CB signee Derius Davis posts 5th fastest 400 meter dash time in nation

TCU football’s defense is set to get some serious speed this fall once cornerback Derius Davis makes his arrival in Fort Worth. Davis, who signed with the Horned Frogs earlier this month as part of the 2018 recruiting class, posted a time of 48.22 seconds in the indoor 400 meter dash on Saturday in a track meet with West Feliciana High School (St. Francisville, La.). It’s the...
LOOK: Oklahoma State to wear gray uniforms against TCU

LOOK: Oklahoma State to wear gray uniforms against TCU

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will be using some slick darker gray uniforms against TCU in Saturday’s bout. The jerseys themselves are solid, they appear to have a little darker shade of gray than normal, and use the famous Pistol Pete logo on the shorts. It’s a long shot for the Cowboys to still make the NCAA Tournament, but a victory over TCU is a step in the right direction...
Isaiah Thomas says it’s a ‘blessing’ to have No. 2 honored

Isaiah Thomas says it’s a ‘blessing’ to have No. 2 honored

Isaiah Thomas might be in the midst of a rough NBA season. But he’ll put all that aside on Saturday night in Washington. The former Washington star is set to have his much-anticipated No. 2 Huskies jersey put up in the rafters during halftime of the team’s game versus Colorado. He’s ecstatic about coming back to Seattle to have his collegiate career honored. “Blessing...
WATCH: Matt Farrell ties Notre Dame single-game record for 3-pointers

WATCH: Matt Farrell ties Notre Dame single-game record for 3-pointers

As Notre Dame claws its way towards impressing the selection committee, Matt Farrell etched his name into program lore. The Notre Dame senior guard put on a shooting display for the ages in a 84-67 victory at Boston College. Farrell finished with a career-high 37 points and drained an absurd 10 of his 12 attempts from 3-point range. Farrell, who started out a ridiculous 9-of-9 from downtown, tied...
Analysis: ‘Desperate,’ poised Kentucky finish vs. Alabama was even bigger than the win

Analysis: ‘Desperate,’ poised Kentucky finish vs. Alabama was even bigger than the win

LEXINGTON, Ky. — To hear the relieved roar of the Rupp Arena crowd, as if 23,000 people just exorcised a demon together on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Lexington, was to know just how much went right in Kentucky’s 81-71 win over Alabama. The end of a four-game losing streak, unprecedented under coach John Calipari. Leading for 31 minutes after weeks of playing...
Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Kentucky’s win against Alabama

Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Kentucky’s win against Alabama

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky beat Alabama 81-71 Saturday at Rupp Arena to snap a 4-game losing streak and at least temporarily halt any talk of the NIT. The Wildcats moved to 18-9 and 7-7 in the SEC. Here’s everything Kentucky coach John Calipari said after the win. Q. John, Avery (Johnson) thought rebounding was a big key here. What do you think of...
WATCH: Austin Todd propels Texas to victory with 2-run walk-off home run

WATCH: Austin Todd propels Texas to victory with 2-run walk-off home run

Sophomore outfielder Austin Todd was the hero for Texas men’s baseball on Saturday. The Round Rock, Texas native propelled the Longhorns to victory — launching a two-run walk-off home run to give Texas a 5-3 victory over Louisiana in game two of the season-opening three-game series. On a 1-0 count with 2 outs in the 9th inning, Todd took advantage of an 85 mph pitch right over...
Florida basketball: Gators squander another big second-half lead as slide continues

Florida basketball: Gators squander another big second-half lead as slide continues

Another blown lead, another deflating finish, another setback for the reeling Florida basketball team. The Gators led by as many as 11 points in the second half Saturday at Vanderbilt before letting it slip away down the stretch as the Commodores rallied for a 71-68 win in Nashville. Egor Koulechov had a turnaround 3-pointer in the corner and KeVaughn Allen got a second-chance look from...
Who’s next? Best Arkansas performance of the season lifts basketball over Texas A&M

Who’s next? Best Arkansas performance of the season lifts basketball over Texas A&M

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The NCAA Tournament bubble is a whole lot more comfortable for Arkansas right now. The Razorbacks find themselves still on it, but firmly on the preferred side, after Saturday’s 94-75 win over Texas A&M. Arkansas secured its status in the upper-half of the SEC with the victory. Thanks to losses form Missouri and Alabama, the Razorbacks are...
Instant analysis: No. 10 Auburn basketball fights, falls to Gamecocks in South Carolina

Instant analysis: No. 10 Auburn basketball fights, falls to Gamecocks in South Carolina

Perfection had been the name of the game for Auburn basketball on Saturdays before its trip to South Carolina, but in the days leading up to its game in Columbia, Bruce Pearl warned that adding another road win wouldn’t be an easy feat. The head coach didn’t know it at the time, but it was quite an understatement. Everything that could possible go wrong for the Tigers went...
South Carolina basketball: Analysis, observations from the Auburn game

South Carolina basketball: Analysis, observations from the Auburn game

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina basketball team snapped its 6-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon at Colonial Life Arena with an 84-75 win over No. 10 Auburn. With the win, the Gamecocks are 14-13 (5-9 SEC). The Tigers dropped to 23-4 (11-3 SEC). There’s still a lot of fight left in Frank Martin’s group. Guys were hitting the deck for loose balls and playing...
The 3-pointer: Kentucky beats visiting Alabama basketball at own game, 81-71

The 3-pointer: Kentucky beats visiting Alabama basketball at own game, 81-71

The University of Alabama’s string of impressive Saturday wins came to an end in a familiar as a late run led to Kentucky pulling off a 81-71 home win. Alabama hasn’t won at Rupp Arena since 2006 and Coach Avery Johnson is 0-6 against the Wildcats. “They played like a really hungry basketball team, lots of energy,” Johnson said. “We didn’t play our best...
Oklahoma football: When it comes to Texas, Baker Mayfield is always fired up

Oklahoma football: When it comes to Texas, Baker Mayfield is always fired up

NORMAN, Okla. — Baker Mayfield couldn’t resist the urge. Midway through the first half of Oklahoma’s basketball game against Texas, he along with the Heisman Trophy took a bow in front of a packed house at Lloyd Noble Center. Mayfield waved to all corners of the arena before he took a semi lap around the floor to fire the crowd up. It didn’t help. ...
Mike Leach says Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen should have stayed in school

Mike Leach says Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen should have stayed in school

Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold both decided to leave college early to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. Washington State coach Mike Leach, who coached against both quarterbacks, disagrees with their decision to turn pro. “I thought they both should have stayed,” Leach said, per  SiriusXMNFL Radio. “I think that Rosen measures out better in some areas,...
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