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Saudi air defenses intercept 2 missiles from Yemen, state media says

Saudi Arabia’s state-run television station said Sunday that the country’s air defense intercepted two ballistic missiles launched over Riyadh, Reuters reported. >> Read more trending news The attack, which the station alleged was  launched by Yemen’s Houthi militia, is at least the sixth to target Riyadh since December. Six blasts were heard and bright flashes were...
NASCAR pit reporter Wendy Venturini hit by car while jogging

NASCAR pit reporter Wendy Venturini hit by car while jogging

NASCAR pit reporter Wendy Venturini suffered a skull fracture and concussion Saturday after she was hit by a car while jogging in Novato, California, according to a news release from Venturini Racing. >> Read more trending news Venturini, 39, was in California to cover Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup race in Sonoma. She will remain in the hospital for several days, the ...
Pat Riley is on Twitter, but he does not have a burner account. Let him explain …

Pat Riley is on Twitter, but he does not have a burner account. Let him explain …

Miami Heat president Pat Riley attends Day Two of the NBA Draft Combine at Quest MultiSport Complex on May 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) MIAMI — Pat Riley is on Twitter, but he does not have a burner account. Just a few weeks after Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo resigned when it was learned his wife used ...
Bam Adebayo leads a Miami Heat summer league roster that is up to nine players

Bam Adebayo leads a Miami Heat summer league roster that is up to nine players

Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers fights off Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat during last season’s playoffs. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) MIAMI – With the 2018 draft completed, NBA teams are focusing on filling their summer league rosters. The Miami Heat will send a team to two summer leagues next month, playing games in Sacramento July 2-5 and in Las Vegas July...
A look at why Pat Riley lowered outside expectations for the Heat’s 2018 offseason

A look at why Pat Riley lowered outside expectations for the Heat’s 2018 offseason

Miami Heat NBA basketball team president Pat Riley talks to the media during a season ending press conference in Miami, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald via AP) MIAMI — A quiet draft night could turn into a quiet summer for the Heat. Even with all of the rumors swirling around the futures of LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, team president...
Pat Riley ready to make pitch for Dwyane Wade to return to Heat

Pat Riley ready to make pitch for Dwyane Wade to return to Heat

Miami’s Dwyane Wade watches a shot during the playoff series against Philadelphia in April. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) MIAMI – Pat Riley and Dwyane Wade have not had conversations about the Heat legend’s future, but Riley said now is the time to start to “focus” on all these decisions that impact next season. Wade, 36...
5 best NASCAR teams at midseason have one thing Hendrick, Gannasi lack

5 best NASCAR teams at midseason have one thing Hendrick, Gannasi lack

There are 11 races left in the regular season, meaning driver and team focuses are rapidly shifting toward the playoffs. With six drivers owning the 15 victories thus far, everyone else has 11 more tries to lock themselves into the playoffs. All of that is a long-winded way of saying that the focus has shifted. Potential was nice two months ago, but now? Now it's all about winning. So in this updated...
Open Waters?

Open Waters?

The Volvo Ocean Race will soon finish, and for the first time since the round-the-world sailing event began in 1973, a woman will be part of the winning crew. More than one woman, in fact. Though the final standings are yet to be determined, all seven teams have at least two women on their crew lists, and all seven team, including the three in contention for overall victory, will have at least two...
Riley says Heat have not offered Whiteside in any trade talk; adds center and Spoelstra making ‘movement’ on relationship

Riley says Heat have not offered Whiteside in any trade talk; adds center and Spoelstra making ‘movement’ on relationship

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and center Hassan Whiteside. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) MIAMI – While Pat Riley said “there has been movement” on that intervention between coach Erik Spoelstra and center Hassan Whiteside, he added that the Heat have not been focused on trading Whiteside. Whiteside has been the subject of speculation that the Heat are...
After a quiet draft night, Pat Riley explains why it might also be a quiet summer for the Heat. Here’s what Riley had to say …

After a quiet draft night, Pat Riley explains why it might also be a quiet summer for the Heat. Here’s what Riley had to say …

Miami Heat NBA basketball team president Pat Riley talks to the media during a season ending press conference in Miami, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald via AP) MIAMI — After a quiet draft night that included no Heat picks, Pat Riley walked to the AmericanAirlines Arena press conference room shortly after midnight Friday morning and spoke...
2018 NBA Draft: With few surprises and picks going pretty much as planned, here are our five takeaways

2018 NBA Draft: With few surprises and picks going pretty much as planned, here are our five takeaways

Luka Doncic poses with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted third overall by the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday. He was later traded to Dallas. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) MIAMI – The NBA draft went mostly according to form with few surprises. The Phoenix Suns kicked off Thursday’s draft by selecting the player they have been linked to for several weeks, Arizona&rsquo...
2018 NBA draft: Miami Heat still without a pick late into first round

2018 NBA draft: Miami Heat still without a pick late into first round

Miami Heat President Pat Riley talks with the media at a season-end press conference in April. (Charles Trainor III/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI – While the night was highlighted by a flurry of trades early on, the Miami Heat sat idly by as the NBA draft moved into the latter stages of the first round. The Heat reportedly explored jumping into the first round...
Own goals are having a big impact in the 2018 World Cup

Own goals are having a big impact in the 2018 World Cup

Joy and despair are the closest of neighbors during the World Cup as emotions swing on every shot. The tension is so high it's cruel when bad luck rears up, and own goals are one way that can happen. If the number of own goals are any indication, this World Cup is already among the cruelest in history. There were five own goals through the first 20 group-stage games, 11 percent of the total goals...
Redskins coaches take advantage of Alex Smith's vast experience

Redskins coaches take advantage of Alex Smith's vast experience

Much has been made of Alex Smith's experience and the battle scars he brings to the Washington Redskins. He's earned three Pro Bowl selections in 13 seasons and was a member of a Super Bowl team with the 49ers, where he worked under three coaches and six coordinators. Smith learned from three more offensive coordinators, including current Eagles coach Doug Pederson, in five years with the Chiefs....
Danni Farley of Wellington named All-Area large-schools softball player of year

Danni Farley of Wellington named All-Area large-schools softball player of year

She was dominant on the mound this season, finishing 14-1 with a 0.37 ERA and 150 strikeouts in 94 innings. Farley also batted .348 with four home runs. She has signed with the University of Florida. What was the highlight of your season? During the Jupiter tournament when we played Viera and were coming off of the loss from Sarasota. I think that was the best game we played during the season. We...
If MLB is worried about attendance slide, it should take on  tanking issue

If MLB is worried about attendance slide, it should take on tanking issue

A video leaked last week that included the audio of an old argument between former Mets manager Terry Collins and a Major League Baseball umpiring crew chief got folks talking. We were fascinated. We wanted more. We were on the edge of our seats, right where baseball wants us. Naturally, baseball slammed the door in our faces. The video disappeared and we were informed by Major League Commissioner...
Oxbridge C Josie Foreman named small-schools softball player of year

Oxbridge C Josie Foreman named small-schools softball player of year

She helped lead the ThunderWolves to their second consecutive berth in the state tournament, batting .558 with 40 RBIs, four homers and 16 doubles. She also finished with a .993 fielding percentage. What was the highlight of your season? When we were playing Bishop Verot (in the regional finals), and in the bottom of the sixth they scored three to make the score 4-3. In the top of the sixth I was...

NHL draft prospect Blake McLaughlin demonstrates power of families sticking together

Blake McLaughlin first slipped on gloves and held a hockey stick when he was 2 years old. He grew up skating on his family's backyard rink in Elk River, Minn. In the basement, he would pull on an Alex Ovechkin jersey and dream of sharing a line with the Russian superstar. And he fell in love with the Gophers after spending his childhood in the seats of Mariucci Arena. "He always had that stick...
The party extends all the way to Siberia

The party extends all the way to Siberia

It is light by the time they stumble out of the bar, arms clasped around one another for support, taking greedy drags on long-awaited cigarettes. In Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities hosting the World Cup, the party is just about to start: thousands of fans streaming onto the streets, waving flags and blaring car horns, to celebrate Russia’s 3-1 victory Tuesday night over Egypt...
Broadcasts in a native language, speaking to every corner of Peru

Broadcasts in a native language, speaking to every corner of Peru

The language of soccer games is ripe with phrases, metaphors and clichés that reflect modern life: a coach who parks the bus, a midfielder who shoots rockets, a striker who scores with a bicycle kick. But at 11,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes, the vocabulary changes. That is where Luis Soto, who hosts a daily sports program on Radio Inti Raymi, is narrating Peru’s first appearance at the...
Fined by FIFA, Mexico tries, again, to banish fans’ homophobic chant 

Fined by FIFA, Mexico tries, again, to banish fans’ homophobic chant 

Mexico’s soccer federation and at least two of its team’s star players took to social media Thursday in a renewed campaign to banish a homophobic chant that has been a fixture at the team’s matches for years. The effort came one day after FIFA fined Mexico $10,000 for its fans’ use of the slur “puto” at its World Cup opener Sunday, and as world soccer’s governing...
Blake Bortles talks NFL, fantasy football and UCF's national championship claim

Blake Bortles talks NFL, fantasy football and UCF's national championship claim

Life is good if you're Blake Bortles. A year ago, he was in danger of getting benched in favor of journeyman quarterback Chad Henne. Today, he is walking on sunshine after signing a three-year, $54 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Where did all those dark clouds go? Bortles picked himself up as the 2017 NFL season went along, grinded it out, and was a Tom Brady comeback away from leading...
Miami Dolphins to gather for training camp earlier than most NFL teams

Miami Dolphins to gather for training camp earlier than most NFL teams

The third week of July should mark Dolphins fans’ first look at top draft pick Minkah Fitzpatrick. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) The Dolphins think they need a lot of work. The NFL released reporting dates for training camp Thursday, which revealed that   the Dolphins’ rookies are scheduled to arrive in Davie on July 18 and veterans July 25. The @NFL training...
Are the Miami Heat trying to move into the first-round of tonight’s draft?

Are the Miami Heat trying to move into the first-round of tonight’s draft?

The NBA draft is hours away and the Miami Heat could jump back into the game. According to Sports Illustrated the Heat are looking into acquiring a first-round pick in tonight’s draft. One team to keep an eye on as the draft nears: the Miami Heat, who have been pursuing the possibility of acquiring a first-round selection, according to multiple league sources...
Mailbag: Will it be a quiet 2018 draft for the Miami Heat?

Mailbag: Will it be a quiet 2018 draft for the Miami Heat?

Miami Heat president Pat Riley and Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra at Miami Heat training camp at FAU in Boca Raton in September. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI — It’s time for another Heat mailbag. If you weren’t able to ask a question this time, send your questions for future mailbags via Twitter ( @Anthony_Chiang ...
Giants hold off Marlins for 6-5 victory

Giants hold off Marlins for 6-5 victory

After two games filled flaring tempers and alleged beanballs, the Giants and Marlins finally learned to play nice together in their season series finale. Just the way San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy expected — or at least hoped. Brandon Belt had three hits, Gorkys Hernandez added a two-run single during a five-run sixth inning and the Giants beat the Marlins 6-5 on Wednesday. "I didn't...
Ex-Miami Dolphins NT Chuck Klingbeil, hero of Shula’s 300th win, dead at 52

Ex-Miami Dolphins NT Chuck Klingbeil, hero of Shula’s 300th win, dead at 52

Dolphins nose tackle Chuck Klingbeil celebrates during the 1991 victory over Green Bay in which he scored an unlikely touchdown to help give Don Shula his 300th victory. (Jim Spoonts /Allsport) The name Chuck Klingbeil might not mean much to younger fans today, but the former nose tackle has a secure place in Dolphins lore for an improbable starring role in Don Shula&rsquo...
Rylee Pustilnik of Spanish River named All-Area track athlete of year

Rylee Pustilnik of Spanish River named All-Area track athlete of year

Was county, district and regional champion in the 1,600 meters, while recording her best time of the season (5:06.34) at the FSU Relays. Finished sixth at the Class 4A meet. She continued her long-distance strong-hold in the 3,200, finishing in the county and district meet. Was third at regional and finished fifth at state with her best time of the year (10:54.22). What was the highlight of your season? ...
Why the Mavericks should avoid Texas center Mo Bamba

Why the Mavericks should avoid Texas center Mo Bamba

In the experienced eyes of one ESPN analyst, the NBA draft has a top three: DeAndre Ayton of Arizona, Marvin Bagley of Duke and Luka Doncic of Slovenia. "They are what they are," Fran Fraschilla told me in a recent phone interview. "After that, it's Mo Bamba, Jaren Jackson and Wendell Carter." Like you, I am in love with DeAndre Ayton. "There is no lock All-Star in the first...
With New York a step closer to legalizing marijuana, cannabis movement in sports may gain momentum

With New York a step closer to legalizing marijuana, cannabis movement in sports may gain momentum

With apologies to "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon — who is running against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic primary this fall — another state politician wants to take credit for leaning on Cuomo to legalize marijuana. "There's only one woman in this state who moved Cuomo and marijuana, and you're looking at her," New York State Senator Diane Savino...
Yankees top the Mariners in a battle of the American league’s elite

Yankees top the Mariners in a battle of the American league’s elite

It is nearly a month before the All-Star Game, there are still around 90 games left on the schedule and yet, for almost all of the American League, it feels like September. That is, virtually every team is firmly in one of two camps — jockeying for the playoffs or already looking toward next season. So, there may have been a bit more juice than usual at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night, as the...
Ranking the top 50 prospects in the 2018 NBA draft

Ranking the top 50 prospects in the 2018 NBA draft

You've heard of Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley, but when the NBA draft tips today, you'll want to know whether the hype on Luka Doncic is real and why Mikal Bridges and Zhaire Smith might be the draft's two biggest sleepers. We've got you covered with a primer of the draft's 50 top prospects. 1. Deandre Ayton: Though the 7-footer is the draft's safest selection, that by no means diminishes his skill...
Think teams have gotten smarter in the NBA draft? Think again.

Think teams have gotten smarter in the NBA draft? Think again.

In an alternate universe, where NBA draft picks more often prove prescient, Hasheem Thabeet, not James Harden, would be winning league MVP; O.J. Mayo, not Russell Westbrook, would average triple-doubles; Jonny Flynn, not Stephen Curry, would own three rings; Greg Oden, not Kevin Durant, might have joined that superteam; and Anthony Bennett, not Giannis Antetokounmpo, would be the next great superstar...
MLB has more to blame than bad weather for major attendance drop

MLB has more to blame than bad weather for major attendance drop

Major League Baseball experienced an expected and understandable hit at the box office in 1995 following the players' strike and cancellation of the World Series the previous year, suffering a 6.7 percent decline in average attendance. In more than two decades thereafter, MLB hasn't faced an attendance falloff of that magnitude again. Until now. League-wide figures show that attendance was down 6...
The infamous Sochi drug-testing lab is now a gastropub

The infamous Sochi drug-testing lab is now a gastropub

The bartender at the restaurant here flipped a liquor bottle stylishly around his back and laid out the ingredients for a cerulean, absinthe-based cocktail that he garnished with a golden berry. It was not so long ago that far different, far less palatable, concoctions — urine, coffee grounds, table salt, to name a few choice ingredients — were mixed inside this same building, mere steps...
Liberty adjust to a humbler home

Liberty adjust to a humbler home

After Tina Charles and Maya Moore exchanged go-ahead baskets in the final minute of the New York Liberty’s home opener against the Minnesota Lynx on May 25, a high-ranking WNBA official sitting courtside proudly remarked, “Who says women can’t play basketball?”  Thanks.   That question was tongue-in-cheek. But a more serious question emerged as Charles and Moore...
Atlantic’s Christian Brown named Post’s All-Area track athlete of year

Atlantic’s Christian Brown named Post’s All-Area track athlete of year

Had the second fastest time in the state in the 110-hurdles at 13.84 when he won the Class 4A state title. Ran season-best 37.29 in 300-hurdles, while finishing second at state. Finished first in the long jump at Region 3-4A meet. He’s the only male track athlete from Palm Beach County this season to win an event and finish second in another at state. What was the highlight of your season? ...
Heat offseason Q&A: Bam Adebayo talks about the draft, his offseason, how Dion Waiters looks

Heat offseason Q&A: Bam Adebayo talks about the draft, his offseason, how Dion Waiters looks

Heat center Bam Adebayo with camp former Heat assistant and broadcaster Tony Fiorentino . (Photo Tom D’Angelo) HOLLYWOOD – Bam Adebayo knows exactly what every NBA prospect is going through. One year ago, the Miami Heat center was nervously awaiting the NBA draft, which will be held Thursday. Finally, 14 picks in, he heard his name called and his life changed. Now, Adebayo...
BREAKING: Oxbridge Academy shutting down football program for 2018-19

BREAKING: Oxbridge Academy shutting down football program for 2018-19

The reigning Class 3A state runner-up will not play high school football in 2018. The Oxbridge Academy football program has been shut down for the upcoming season, according to the school. “This was not an easy decision for us,” Oxbridge athletic director Patrick Hollern said in a press release. “For the past six years, we have been fully committed to a football program, built on...
Even without a pick in the NBA draft, the Heat have been busy preparing for every possibility. Here’s how a pick can be acquired …

Even without a pick in the NBA draft, the Heat have been busy preparing for every possibility. Here’s how a pick can be acquired …

Miami Heat president Pat Riley attends Day Two of the NBA Draft Combine at Quest MultiSport Complex on May 18, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) MIAMI — Even without a pick in this year’s draft, the Heat have been busy evaluating prospects. The Heat haven’t hosted any pre-draft workouts at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, but the team&rsquo...
2018 NBA mock draft: Breaking down the first 30 picks

2018 NBA mock draft: Breaking down the first 30 picks

NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns’ choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) MIAMI — The 2018 NBA Draft is almost here. The two-round draft will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. from Barclays Center in Brooklyn...
That's Kowar with a K: 13 in Gators' 6-1 CWS win over Texas

That's Kowar with a K: 13 in Gators' 6-1 CWS win over Texas

Jackson Kowar struck out a career-high 13 in 6 2/3 innings, Jonathan India hit a three-run homer and defending national champion Florida eliminated Texas from the College World Series with a 6-1 win on Tuesday. Kowar (10-5) held the Longhorns scoreless on five hits, mixing his changeup with a fastball still touching the mid-90s deep into his season-high 121-pitch afternoon. The Kansas City Royals'...
Guessing game: Cavs enter NBA draft unsure of LeBron's plans

Guessing game: Cavs enter NBA draft unsure of LeBron's plans

LeBron James won't be picking any players during Thursday's NBA draft. At least not directly. With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this year's draft not knowing if they're choosing a player to help them — and James — contend for another championship, develop a prospect for the future or potentially...
There's only one sensible end to the Earl Thomas saga, and it’s with the Cowboys

There's only one sensible end to the Earl Thomas saga, and it’s with the Cowboys

Of all the great mysteries you may come across in your summer reading the next couple of months, the Curious Case of Earl Thomas won't test your faculties much. In Chapter 1, the great safety chases down the Cowboys' head coach during the season and begs to be rescued. Chapter 2 finds the general manager failing to execute the plan during the draft. Flustered by the Cowboys' efforts, the hero holds...
Kelvin Herrera trade could - and should - be start of something big for Nationals

Kelvin Herrera trade could - and should - be start of something big for Nationals

The help has arrived, and it has arrived early. Now, go get more of it. Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo's latest move to improve his team's bullpen - and, therefore, improve a team that is ailing and sputtering even as it pursues its fifth division title in seven years - might be better than those that preceded it, even though a few of those worked out splendidly.  Kelvin Herrera...
Examining Todd Reirden, Capitals' other options for head coach

Examining Todd Reirden, Capitals' other options for head coach

The night the Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup championship, Barry Trotz touched the iconic trophy for the first time in his head-coaching career and triumphantly lifted it over his head. He then passed it to Todd Reirden, the top assistant on his staff. Less than two weeks later, the handoff seems symbolic. Trotz resigned as head coach of the Capitals on Monday afternoon, a stunning...
Meet 'the LaVar Ball of college football', whose youngest son is determined to live up to hype at USC

Meet 'the LaVar Ball of college football', whose youngest son is determined to live up to hype at USC

Amon-ra St. Brown sits in the backseat, silently flipping through his iPhone and waiting for his turn to control the music. His father makes the rules, and if he's driving, which John Brown often is, then he's sure as heck going to torture the kid while he still can. So, Foreigner's greatest hits it is. As John directs the family's black SUV north from Anaheim to Los Angeles, he has no problem conjuring...
3-star WR Kevin Barnett says Indiana tops his list

3-star WR Kevin Barnett says Indiana tops his list

Indiana football picked up a big shot in the arm this weekend with the news that highly coveted receiver Kevin Barnett as his number one choice. Barnett, a three-star wideout from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, told Peggs.com that the Hoosiers are the favorites over fellow Power 5 schools Ole Miss and Duke. According to Rivals.com, Barnett is the no. 34 ranked player...
Nebraska recruiting: 4-star T Turner Corcoran recaps return visit with Huskers

Nebraska recruiting: 4-star T Turner Corcoran recaps return visit with Huskers

Stay updated with Nebraska Cornhuskers football recruiting in the latest edition of The Harvest, which posts at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. Don’t miss out on Nebraska recruiting news, and check out previous editions of The Harvest here. Turner Corcoran didn’t take the field at Nebraska&rsquo...
Penn State adds kicker prospect; Lions a top option for DT Denver Warren

Penn State adds kicker prospect; Lions a top option for DT Denver Warren

Stay updated as Penn State rises toward the top of the recruiting rankings! Don’t miss the coverage from  Tyler Donohue, who brings a decade of experience as a national college football reporter and a recruiting department staff member with a Big Ten program. Read his daily notebooks  here at 7:20 p.m. ET Sunday...
North Carolina recruiting: Changes coming to July recruiting period

North Carolina recruiting: Changes coming to July recruiting period

Join us daily at ACC DieHards for the latest North Carolina recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Tar Heels. Don’t miss any coverage from Cody Pace and the DieHards.com team. Read his daily notebooks  here  at 7 p.m. ET Sunday through Thursday. In this edition, we discuss proposed...
4-star QB Dwan Mathis de-commits from Michigan State, commits to Ohio State

4-star QB Dwan Mathis de-commits from Michigan State, commits to Ohio State

On Sept. 23, 2017, Class of 2019 4-star quarterback Dwan Mathis committed to Michigan State over schools like Ohio State, Iowa State and Oregon, among others. However, almost nine months after his commitment to the Spartans, Mathis has had a change of heart. Mathis announced on Sunday evening that he has not only de-committed from Michigan State, but also that he is now committed...
Where does Rose Bowl rank among Georgia’s ‘best’ games ever?

Where does Rose Bowl rank among Georgia’s ‘best’ games ever?

Georgia’s Rose Bowl win over Oklahoma   is up for best game at the ESPY Awards next month.  We’ll find out if it takes the prize on July 18, but, regardless, it doesn’t get much better than winning the granddaddy of all bowl games  54-48 in double overtime over a blue-chip program...
Tra Holder lands with 76ers Summer League team

Tra Holder lands with 76ers Summer League team

Former Arizona State star guard Tra Holder will get his crack at the NBA ranks after going undrafted. Holder was picked up by the Philadelphia 76ers to be a part of their Summer League team. From USA Today: Holder averaged 14.2 points over his final three seasons at ASU. The post Tra Holder lands with 76ers Summer League team appeared first on Diehards.
Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook wins Manning Passing Academy competition

Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook wins Manning Passing Academy competition

Wisconsin redshirt junior Alex Hornibrook could be in for a breakout season after leading the Badgers to a 12-1 record and an Orange Bowl win a year ago. He showcased his potential Saturday at the Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls State in Louisiana. Competing against some of the nation’s best quarterbacks, such as Penn State’s Trace McSorley, Alabama&rsquo...
Georgia’s best game ever? 2018 Rose Bowl most certainly in running

Georgia’s best game ever? 2018 Rose Bowl most certainly in running

Georgia’s Rose Bowl win over Oklahoma   is up for best game at the ESPY Awards next month.  We’ll find out if it takes the prize on July 18, but, regardless, it doesn’t get much better than winning the granddaddy of all bowl games  54-48 in double overtime over a blue-chip program...
BREAKING: Auburn lands first offensive tackle commitment in 2019 class

BREAKING: Auburn lands first offensive tackle commitment in 2019 class

Justin Osborne is here to ease Auburn’s offensive tackle recruiting concerns. The Tigers haven’t taken an offensive tackle commitment since Austin Troxell in the Class of 2017. Osborne ended that trend Sunday. The IMG Academy (Fla.) tackle who recently de-committed from TCU didn’t take long to choose his next destination. Osborne announced his Auburn pledge Sunday, a...
Nnamdi Adim-Madumere commits to Minnesota: Gophers land Texas WR

Nnamdi Adim-Madumere commits to Minnesota: Gophers land Texas WR

Nnamdi Adim-Madumere is on his way to Minneapolis, as the Class of 2019 recruit pledged his commitment to Minnesota football on Friday. The 6-foot-3, 226-pound Adim-Madumere is a 3-star wide receiver, according to 247Sports. He played his high school ball at Southwest High School in Fort Worth, Texas. Adim-Madumere shared the news on Twitter. Here is his tweet: He...
RB Nick Fedanzo commits to Illinois

RB Nick Fedanzo commits to Illinois

Nick Fedanzo is staying home, as the Class of 2019 prospect committed to Illinois football on Friday. Fedanzo — a 3-star running back out of Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Ill. — announced his commitment to the Fighting Illini on Twitter. Here is the tweet: He wrote: Fedanzo received scholarship offers from seven schools. Other than Illinois, he received...
Colorado lands Austrian offensive tackle

Colorado lands Austrian offensive tackle

Valentin Senn, an offensive tackle from Austria in the class of 2019, just announced his commitment to the Colorado Buffaloes. Senn recently took a 2-week recruiting tour of the U.S. before settling on Colorado. At the first camp, I was excited and nervous. I didn’t know how it was going to work out,” Senn said, per 247sports. “I had never gone against American players...
South Carolina recruiting: Who’s left for the Gamecocks in 2019?

South Carolina recruiting: Who’s left for the Gamecocks in 2019?

Whenever Will Muschamp lands a commitment, the South Carolina coach drops a #SpursUp on Twitter. Come to SEC Country for the latest news, notes and observations in South Carolina recruiting.  For previous editions of SpursUp Surveillance, check out the link. South Carolina’s 15-man 2019 class enters the final...
BREAKING: Cornerback Cordale Flott flips from Auburn to LSU

BREAKING: Cornerback Cordale Flott flips from Auburn to LSU

For the first time in two cycles, a prospect has de-committed from Auburn. Saraland (Ala.) cornerback Cordale Flott officially visited LSU over the weekend. On Sunday, he flipped his commitment from Auburn to LSU. It moves Auburn back to 11 commitments in the 2019 class. Flott originally committed to Auburn on April 17, but he made it clear his recruitment wasn’t likely...
BREAKING: LSU flips cornerback Cordale Flott away from Auburn

BREAKING: LSU flips cornerback Cordale Flott away from Auburn

LSU’s defensive back haul for 2019 grew a little more talented on Sunday thanks to a major flip. Cordale Flott, who has been committed to Auburn since April, switched his verbal pledge over to LSU at the conclusion of his three-day official visit to Baton Rouge. Flott, a 3-star cornerback, measures up at 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds. He is ranked as No. 51 cornerback in the Class of 2019...
Erick All commits to Michigan: Wolverines add tight end from Ohio

Erick All commits to Michigan: Wolverines add tight end from Ohio

Michigan finally has its tight end in the 2019 class — Fairfield (Ohio) 3-star prospect  Erick All. “It’s just a great place that I really think can take me a long way,” All told Land of 10. “I felt like I fit in there after meeting all the coaches and players.” The 6-foot-4, 225-pound tight end has offers to play for Iowa, Michigan...
West Virginia lands commitment from Virginia tackle Donavan Beaver

West Virginia lands commitment from Virginia tackle Donavan Beaver

West Virginia football’s 2019 commitment list now sits at six. On Sunday, promising Massaponax (Fredericksburg, Va.) tackle Donavan Beaver announced his future plans to play for the West Virginia Mountaineers. A 6-foot-6, 275-pound tackle, Beaver comes from a Northern Virginia recruiting area that West Virginia hasn’t often dipped into in recent years. Beaver committed...
How one of LSU’s top signees can be called ‘Fat’ despite being only 185 pounds

How one of LSU’s top signees can be called ‘Fat’ despite being only 185 pounds

BATON ROUGE, La. — Kelvin Joseph is quite possibly the world’s most athletic fat guy. At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, he’s actually fit rather than fat. But one cannot escape their own past so easily, and Joseph has been carrying a burden since he was born. Because of his size at that time, his family dubbed him “Fat.” It wasn’t unwarranted. At birth, Joseph...
Mississippi State lands commitment Louisiana CB Greg Brooks Jr.

Mississippi State lands commitment Louisiana CB Greg Brooks Jr.

Mississippi State’s pursuit of Louisiana recruits was taken up a notch over the weekend. The Bulldogs poached cornerback Greg Brooks Jr. following an unofficial visit to campus on Saturday. Brooks, a versatile defensive back, is ranked as a 4-star cornerback by Rivals.com. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect from West Jefferson (La.) High School in New Orleans is the 16th member of...
How 4-star DE John Waggoner picked Iowa late in the recruiting process

How 4-star DE John Waggoner picked Iowa late in the recruiting process

As part of the Next Generation series that looks at the players about to join the Hawkeyes, Land of 10 Iowa reporters Scott Dochterman and Bobby La Gesse examine the recruiting process for members of the class. Up on this Sunday is Dowling Catholic 4-star defensive end John Waggoner. John Waggoner expected to shut down his recruitment for his senior football season...
Guess which school just made big impression on Nigerian tackle Danielson Ike?

Guess which school just made big impression on Nigerian tackle Danielson Ike?

Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst 2019 4-star tackle Danielson Ike picked up an offer from Michigan on May 16 and made his way to Ann Arbor for the first time Friday. He was coming off visits to Louisville on June 7 and Nebraska on June 14. The post Guess which school just made big impression on Nigerian tackle Danielson Ike? appeared first on Diehards.
Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins trains with Deshaun Watson

Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins trains with Deshaun Watson

Projected 2018 Ohio State starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins trained Saturday with Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson. Quarterback trainer Quincy Avery facilitated the workout and posted the training session on social media, along with incoming Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields. Haskins has worked with Avery and NFL players before, training over Spring break with NFL wide receivers...
BREAKING: South Georgia athlete commits to Auburn over Tennessee, Florida State

BREAKING: South Georgia athlete commits to Auburn over Tennessee, Florida State

AUBURN, Ala. — Jashawn Sheffield had a clear plan. Sheffield, who was close to committing earlier this summer, wanted to make one more trip to Auburn with his mother before finalizing anything. He made the trip up from St. Simons Island, Ga., on Friday for his official visit. After spending the day with players and coaches Friday, Sheffield decided to go...
3-star offensive tackle includes 6 Pac-12 schools in top 8

3-star offensive tackle includes 6 Pac-12 schools in top 8

Troy Fautanu, a 3-star offensive tackle from Henderson, Nev., has released his top 8 schools. Six schools from the Pac-12 — Cal, Utah, USC, UCLA, Oregon and Washington — made the cut. Fautanu ranks as the No. 57 offensive tackle in the 2019 class. The post 3-star offensive tackle includes 6 Pac-12 schools in top 8 appeared first on Diehards.

LeBron James spotted at South Florida high school

LeBron James was seen Friday on the basketball court of Christopher Columbus High School in Miami.  One Facebook post said he was with his sons. In a video, he’s talking courtside. <div></div><br><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkX1xxvDbO9/" data-instgrm-version="...
Updated 2019 ESPN NBA mock draft has Indiana’s Romeo Langford going No. 5 overall

Updated 2019 ESPN NBA mock draft has Indiana’s Romeo Langford going No. 5 overall

The 2018 NBA Draft ended just a couple days ago. So, it’s time for 2019 NBA mock drafts to surface. It’s only natural. ESPN updated its 2019 mock draft and has Indiana freshman Romeo Langford going No. 5 overall to the Phoenix Suns. If this proves to be true, the Suns would have a young core of Deandre Ayton, Devin Booker and Langford. Suns fans would likely sign up for this...
2019 DE Aeneas DiCosmo recaps Michigan official visit, delays commitment date

2019 DE Aeneas DiCosmo recaps Michigan official visit, delays commitment date

Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic 2019 3-star weak side defensive end Aeneas DiCosmo went to Michigan for an official visit from June 21-23, fell in love and felt at home. The Wolverines are everything he is looking for in a college program. “I visited in March and didn’t have any expectations, but I loved it,” DiCosmo said to Land of 10. “I went back this time ...
Keenan Evans agrees to terms with the Golden State Warriors

Keenan Evans agrees to terms with the Golden State Warriors

Former Texas Tech star point guard Keenan Evans didn’t hear his name called during the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday, but he’ll get his NBA opportunity nevertheless.   According to multiple reports, Evans has agreed to terms with the back-to-back NBA champion Golden State Warriors.   Evans will suit up for Golden State during summer league action...
LSU recruiting: Notes from Day 3 of LSU elite camp

LSU recruiting: Notes from Day 3 of LSU elite camp

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting , with Sam Spiegelman. Today, we wrap up all the news and notes from the third and...
Nigerian offensive lineman Ike Danielson Ike recaps ‘great’ visit to Michigan

Nigerian offensive lineman Ike Danielson Ike recaps ‘great’ visit to Michigan

Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst 2019 4-star tackle Danielson Ike picked up an offer from Michigan on May 16 and made his way to Ann Arbor for the first time on June 22. He was coming off visits to Louisville on June 7 and Nebraska on June 14. “Michigan was great because most of my questions were answered with regard to education, how I fit in with the team after just playing...
Breaking: Elite JUCO DB Dreshun Miller commits to LSU

Breaking: Elite JUCO DB Dreshun Miller commits to LSU

LSU bolstered its cornerback rotation for 2019 and beyond on Saturday with the addition of cornerback Dreshun Miller. Miller, who is currently at Eastern Arizona College, is regarded as one of the top JUCO players in the nation for the class of 2019. According to 247Sports, he’s the No. 9 overall player and the No. 3 cornerback in the class. The future Tiger is listed at 6-foot-2...
2020 QB recruit Parker McQuarrie holds, poses with Heisman Trophy during Michigan visit

2020 QB recruit Parker McQuarrie holds, poses with Heisman Trophy during Michigan visit

Wouldn’t it be cool to hold an actual Heisman Trophy? Parker McQuarrie probably thought so. McQuarrie, a 6-foot-7 QB recruit in the Class of 2020, visited Michigan and during his visit, he posted a photo of him holding a Wolverines Heisman Trophy. Take a look at his tweet: If there’s one thing that Michigan has that not a ton of schools have, it’s a Heisman Trophy. And...
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