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2018 NFL Draft: Which prospects are the Dolphins considering? A whole lot of ’em

Preview of the 2018 NFL Draft Theater, which is being built on the field of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS) The Palm Beach Post — along with any other sports media outfit worth its salt — isn’t shy about publishing mock drafts leading up to the actual NFL Draft, which begins with...
Heat’s Dwyane Wade a finalist for NBA Cares Community Assist Award; voting open to fans

Heat’s Dwyane Wade a finalist for NBA Cares Community Assist Award; voting open to fans

Dwyane Wade during his visit to Stoneman Douglas High in early March. (Courtesy Aerie Yearbook) Heat forward Dwyane Wade, who continues to be recognized for his contributes to the South Florida community, is a finalist for 2017-18  NBA Cares Community Assist Award. And Heat fans can have a say in the winner. Wade is one of 10 finalists for the season-long award that was...
2018 NFL Mock Draft: Palm Beach Post’s Joe Schad | Version 2.0

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Palm Beach Post’s Joe Schad | Version 2.0

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier is tackled by Virginia Tech Hokies linebacker Tremaine Edmunds at Hard Rock Stadium. (Andres Leiva / The Palm Beach Post) The first round of this NFL Draft should be really, really interesting. So many quarterbacks. So much talent. So many teams who could use a quarterback. So much confusion about which one will end up as the best...
Miami Dolphins 2018 NFL Draft: What I would do

Miami Dolphins 2018 NFL Draft: What I would do

Is Josh Rosen arrogant? Maybe. But I’ll take him in a minute. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Let’s cut right to the chase, and start with quarterbacks, because so often winning and losing begins and ends with quarterbacks. If any of the four — Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield or Josh Rosen — is available, send in the card. Don’t overthink this....
Why did the Heat’s season end in the first round of the playoffs? A look at the reasons

Why did the Heat’s season end in the first round of the playoffs? A look at the reasons

Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers fights through Kelly Olynyk #9 and James Johnson #16 of the Miami Heat at Wells Fargo Center on April 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) Miami’s playoff run didn’t last long. The Heat enter the offseason after being eliminated in five games in the first round by the Sixers. ...
Heat’s Dwyane Wade ponders retirement as season ends quietly in Philadelphia

Heat’s Dwyane Wade ponders retirement as season ends quietly in Philadelphia

Has Dwyane Wade reached the end? (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — If this is it for Dwyane Wade, it’s a quiet exit for the biggest star in Heat history. He doesn’t seem like he’d have a problem with that. Wade came back to the Heat unassumingly two months ago and maintained that approach through the end, which came in a 104-91 loss to the 76ers to close...
Five takeaways: Heat season ends as Sixers close out first-round series in five games

Five takeaways: Heat season ends as Sixers close out first-round series in five games

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade shoots with Philadelphia 76ers’ Justin Anderson defending during the first half of Tuesday’s Game 5 of their opening-round playoff series in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) PHILADELPHIA – The Miami Heat entered the postseason as the No. 6 seed believing they had a chance against the youthful, upstart and No. 3-seeded...
AP source: Florida's Callaway fails drug test at NFL combine

AP source: Florida's Callaway fails drug test at NFL combine

Former Florida receiver Antonio Callaway failed a drug test at the NFL combine, a mistake that could damage his draft status. A person with knowledge of the situation says NFL teams were made aware of the result Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the league does not release that information publicly. NFL Network first reported Callaway's failed...
2018 NBA playoffs: 76ers’ Brett Brown among those waiting for Dwyane Wade’s exit

2018 NBA playoffs: 76ers’ Brett Brown among those waiting for Dwyane Wade’s exit

Dwyane Wade could be playing his final game tonight. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — Perhaps the highest compliment 76ers coach Brett Brown can give Dwyane Wade is that he eagerly awaits his retirement. A few months past his 36th birthday, Wade’s been a big factor for the Heat in this first-round playoff series with 18 points on 49.1 percent shooting off the bench...
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross deposed in Colin Kaepernick grievance, per report

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross deposed in Colin Kaepernick grievance, per report

Stephen Ross has been interviewed due to Colin Kaepernick’s grievance. (Melanie Bell/The Post) Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was deposed Tuesday in Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against the NFL,  according to a report by Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. Ross is the third owner deposed, following Jerry Jones of the Cowboys and Bob McNair of the Texans. According to...
Analysis: Hindsight isn’t kind to the Miami Dolphins when grading recent drafts

Analysis: Hindsight isn’t kind to the Miami Dolphins when grading recent drafts

Ja’Wuan James has something to prove at right tackle in 2018. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) The 2018 NFL Draft is almost upon us, and with it, you’ll see oodles of instant grades issued for all 32 teams, even though most draftees haven’t even set foot in their new cities. Hey, that’s the nature of this instant-gratification world we’re in. A better indicator,...
2018 NBA playoffs: Heat’s Tyler Johnson struggles through thumb injury

2018 NBA playoffs: Heat’s Tyler Johnson struggles through thumb injury

Tyler Johnson’s had a tough series. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — There is zero chance of Heat guard Tyler Johnson missing tonight’s Game 5 against the 76ers. “He’s ready to go,” coach Erik Spoelstra said at shootaround. “He would probably punch me in the face if I said anything otherwise.” Johnson has been gutting out an injured thumb on...
Heat’s Udonis Haslem talks friendship with Dwyane Wade, possibly going out together

Heat’s Udonis Haslem talks friendship with Dwyane Wade, possibly going out together

Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade PHILADELPHIA – Dwyane Wade is not the only member of the Miami Heat who has a career decision to make at the end of the season. Udonis Haslem, who came into the league the same year as Wade, also will weigh his options once the season ends. And although Haslem said today that he has not made a decision – “I got a lot of time...
2018 NFL Draft: Top 7 Miami Dolphins mocked draft picks

2018 NFL Draft: Top 7 Miami Dolphins mocked draft picks

Defensive lineman Vita Vea of the Washington Huskies (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) We’re going to say the most likely scenario is the Miami Dolphins drafting linebacker Roquan Smith or Tremaine Edmunds with the 11th overall pick. But that’s certainly not the consensus. In fact, pretty much nobody else ( I chose Smith in my first mock draft) is connecting...
The players are retired, but try telling them games don't matter

The players are retired, but try telling them games don't matter

As soon as he hit the pass, Xabi Alonso stopped dead in his tracks and raised his hands to his head in horror. He had picked up possession on the edge of Liverpool’s penalty area, directly in front of the Kop. He was under no pressure. He turned elegantly toward his goal, ready to build yet another attack. He has done it thousands of times over the years, and this time, too, he looked a picture...
When will the Super Bowl champion Eagles visit the White House?

When will the Super Bowl champion Eagles visit the White House?

Springtime in Washington usually brings the blooming of cherry blossom trees and a White House visit from the Super Bowl champions. Peak bloom happened weeks ago, but there’s still no sign of the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL’s current titleholders. Nearly three months after they won their first Super Bowl title, the Eagles have not announced details of a White House visit, raising questions...
21 pitches, 16 fouls, 12 minutes: Belt’s marathon at-bat

21 pitches, 16 fouls, 12 minutes: Belt’s marathon at-bat

If baseball, with its leisurely place, is known as the thinking man’s game, there was an inordinate amount of time Sunday for players on the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Angels to contemplate — well, just about anything under the cosmos. When Brandon Belt of the Giants, the second batter of the game, stepped in to face Jaime Barria, a rookie pitcher for the Angels, they produced...
While Shaquem Griffin took on football with one hand, his twin  had his back

While Shaquem Griffin took on football with one hand, his twin had his back

She put the knife away, climbed into bed with her 4-year-old son and massaged his left hand until her own fingers felt numb. Then she prayed. A few minutes earlier, Tangie Griffin had awaked to screaming; she was used to young Shaquem crying when he bumped his partially developed left hand. But this had been different. She had found the boy in the kitchen with the family's biggest knife, ready to...
For NFL hopefuls, exhaustive draft process can 'seem like horse trading'

For NFL hopefuls, exhaustive draft process can 'seem like horse trading'

Christian Kirk counted the number of steps inside his head - one, two, three all the way to 12 - before he faked to the sideline, froze for a millisecond, then flashed to the middle of the field, where a soaring football awaited him.  But it was too high, climbing well above his head instead of dropping toward his chest, and now Kirk had to adjust. He slowed to gather his weight and met the ball...
QB Kyle Lauletta hangs on to college snubs: 'That stuff sticks with me'

QB Kyle Lauletta hangs on to college snubs: 'That stuff sticks with me'

The words were offered in earnest, designed to save a close friend from his own reckless naivete. But that advice, delivered by a teammate, did little to dissuade Kyle Lauletta.  The former Richmond quarterback playfully rolls his eyes as he re-enacts that indelible moment from seventh grade. "He also tried out for quarterback and I'll never forget," Lauletta recalls on a recent Sunday...
Palmer grooms NFL prospects with regimen that’s beyond play calling

Palmer grooms NFL prospects with regimen that’s beyond play calling

The NFL might be surprised to know that the two top quarterback prospects in this week's draft have been riffling through poker chips for much of the offseason. OK, so that's not how it sounds. USC's Sam Darnold and Wyoming's Josh Allen have been working with quarterback specialist Jordan Palmer, who uses poker chips to help players visualize formations, personnel packages, and the like. "Instead...
NFL draft has quarterbacks, but no Bradys

NFL draft has quarterbacks, but no Bradys

Imagine a forthright George Washington and "Honest" Abe Lincoln as NFL general managers at work in April. (So it's a stretch. Remember, these were versatile men.) George would be lying through his wooden/ivory/whatever teeth, and Abe would establish presidential prevarication records (PPR) that would stand for more than 150 years. April is NFL draft month, also known in polite circles as...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins LB targets other than Roquan Smith, Tremaine Edmunds

2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins LB targets other than Roquan Smith, Tremaine Edmunds

USC linebacker Uchenna Nwosu celebrates after recovering a fumble against California. Miami must select a linebacker, ideally in the first two rounds. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) The Miami Dolphins need to come away from this NFL Draft with a starting outside linebacker. The most likely choice at 11th overall would be Roquan Smith of Georgia or Tremaine Edmunds of Virginia...
Heat mailbag: Does Whiteside have trade value? Who starts Game 5 if Richardson cannot play?

Heat mailbag: Does Whiteside have trade value? Who starts Game 5 if Richardson cannot play?

Miami’s Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and Bam Adebayo react during the fourth quarter of the Heat’s Game 4 loss against Philadelphia Miami on Saturday. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS) PHILADELPHIA – Time for another Miami Heat mailbag. … Playoff edition. If you were not able to ask a question this time, send them along for future mailbags via Twitter to...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins prepare for Round 1 surprises, snags

2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins prepare for Round 1 surprises, snags

What are the chances the Dolphins can get Baker Mayfield? (Getty Images) The NFL Draft always seems predictable right up until the teams actually start making picks. Then it gets crazy. Highly thought of players fall, and a supposed “reach” goes early. Maybe a scandal shakes it up, like when Laremy Tunsil plummeted from potentially being the first overall pick...
Gumbel talks about how much of 'Real' Jeter we'll see in interview

Gumbel talks about how much of 'Real' Jeter we'll see in interview

When we heard embattled Marlins CEO Derek Jeter granted an extended TV interview to HBO Real Sports' Bryant Gumbel (airing Tuesday at 10 p.m.), we asked why? The former Yankee great is media savvy and could have selected a less challenging interviewer, especially at a time where his image is taking a beating. But we also wondered why Gumbel would risk doing a long-one-on-one with a guy who has a reputation...
NFL draft: Ranking the No. 2 picks from the last 10 years

NFL draft: Ranking the No. 2 picks from the last 10 years

The New York Giants have not hid from the expectations that come with the No. 2 pick they currently hold in this year's NFL draft, which begins Thursday. "When we set the board and have our conversations, [the question you ask is], is that guy worth being the second pick in the draft? Can we picture him someday maybe putting on a gold jacket?" Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said last...
Why face guards have become all the rage around baseball

Why face guards have become all the rage around baseball

Is this latest trend more about fashion or function? The merits of safety and protection are obvious. But then again, Major League Baseball is a lot like a high school where if the popular kids do something, everyone else is soon to follow. Maybe it's cool to be cautious? Whatever the impetus or reasoning, the latest fashion fad on the field is face-guard flaps. Not familiar? Well, you haven't been...
It's a quarterback-heavy NFL draft, but the three best players aren't QBs

It's a quarterback-heavy NFL draft, but the three best players aren't QBs

There are some non-quarterbacks available in this NFL draft. Who knew? It will be, pretty much, all about the quarterbacks when the NFL draft begins Thursday night. Quarterback-needy teams are lined up at the top of the first-round draft order with the Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, New York Jets and Denver Broncos. Other teams could trade up. There is a highly regarded draft class of quarterbacks...
Palm Beach County teams work around rain on 1st day of spring practice

Palm Beach County teams work around rain on 1st day of spring practice

Despite the wet weather, Monday marked the start of spring football practice in Palm Beach County and the rest of Florida. Football teams in the state are allowed 20 spring practices, which includes a spring game, per Florida High School Athletic Association rules. Here is a look at some of the schools on their first day of practice: Palm Beach Central: The Broncos started spring football with...
2018 NFL Mock Draft: Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser | Version 4.0

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser | Version 4.0

Sam Darnold hasn’t proven himself as the clear No. 1 quarterback. (Getty Images) The NFL Draft starts Thursday, which means the Dolphins will have their board set no later than Tuesday in preparation for all the wild wrinkles that can happen when teams start trading and prospects start sliding. The biggest mystery remains whether they’ll take a quarterback, be it at No. 11...
2018 NBA playoffs: Heat haven’t seen the best of 76ers C Joel Embiid

2018 NBA playoffs: Heat haven’t seen the best of 76ers C Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid has made an impact already, but he’s still not himself. (Getty Images) CAMDEN, N.J. — 76ers center Joel Embiid has had plenty working against him as he tries to settle into this first-round playoff series against the Heat, and he’s only halfway toward playing like his usual all-star self. As if his first foray into the postseason isn’t enough...
NBA playoffs: J.J. Redick, 76ers out to hit Heat with ‘crushing blow’

NBA playoffs: J.J. Redick, 76ers out to hit Heat with ‘crushing blow’

J.J. Redick is enjoying the back and forth of the 76ers-Heat series.(Getty Images) CAMDEN, N.J. — The first-round playoff series between the Heat and 76ers feels more contentious to the players than it’s actually been. Philadelphia has a 3-1 lead after sweeping two games in Miami and can win its first postseason series since in six years by taking ...
Your guide to keeping up with the Miami Dolphins in the 2018 NFL Draft

Your guide to keeping up with the Miami Dolphins in the 2018 NFL Draft

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2017 Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Where: Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Schedule: 8 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday TV: NFL Network, Fox, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ABC Representing the Dolphins in Texas: Equipment...
Heat know odds are stacked against them down 3-1 in series, but also know what they must do better to force Game 6

Heat know odds are stacked against them down 3-1 in series, but also know what they must do better to force Game 6

From left, the Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson, Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade react as the Philadelphia 76ers lead in the fourth quarter in Game 4 of the first-round NBA Playoff series at the AmericaneAirlines Arena in Miami on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Sixers won, 106-102, for a 3-1 series lead. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS) MIAMI — Only 11 teams in...
A gay referee tries to find his place in hockey

A gay referee tries to find his place in hockey

This is a story about love and betrayal. Andrea Barone was barely 18 months old when he first set out on the ice, his tiny legs shaking and pushing behind a chair along the cold surface. If, in Montreal, hockey is religion, then this was baptism by ritual, every morning practice, every unsteady drag of his skates drawing him closer to the game he was falling for. “We never had to wake him up...
Brewers employ a middle-innings closer

Brewers employ a middle-innings closer

Meet the durable, anytime bullpen ace. He is not the closer, yet he can be, at times. He is not the setup man, but he can fill that role, too. When a team is winning, and needs to preserve that lead in a pivotal moment, it calls the bullpen ace. For the Milwaukee Brewers, that pitcher is Josh Hader, a string bean lefty with long hair, glasses, tattoos and a funny uniform number. Hader slings fastballs...
Down on the farm, an infield of scions

Down on the farm, an infield of scions

Craig Breslow is 37 years old, with a dozen years of experience as a left-handed reliever in the major leagues. He is pitching now for the Class AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats, just getting to know his teammates. In their opening series here, at Dunkin’ Donuts Park against the Hartford Yard Goats, third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. amazed him. “Last night Vlad made a throw across the diamond...
Let's be honest about what's happening in college basketball

Let's be honest about what's happening in college basketball

The FBI gave Kansas an opening to call itself a victim in a budding basketball scandal, and while that's technically true in a narrow legal sense it takes on a broader meaning when used by the school as PR cover. It becomes a laughable lie, ugly or worse in one sense and transparently empty in another. The school's communications department should have known better. Using that word is counterproductive...
Why the drop in home runs in 2018? Major League Baseball had better hope it's the weather.

Why the drop in home runs in 2018? Major League Baseball had better hope it's the weather.

Within the existential crisis confronting Major League Baseball over the way the modern game is played, there was always one saving grace. If the games were going to feature more pitches, more strikeouts, more walks, more pitching changes, and more all-or-nothing swings but fewer balls in play than at any time in the game's history - all of that could be tolerated, from a fan-experience perspective...
Heat’s Josh Richardson questionable for Game 5 with sprained left shoulder

Heat’s Josh Richardson questionable for Game 5 with sprained left shoulder

The Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson leaps past the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) for a basket in the first quarter in Game 4 of the first-round NBA Playoff series at the AmericaneAirlines Arena in Miami on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Sixers won, 106-102, for a 3-1 series lead. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI — As if being down 3-1...
2018 NBA playoffs: 76ers know what to expect from Miami Heat in Game 5

2018 NBA playoffs: 76ers know what to expect from Miami Heat in Game 5

Ben Simmons and the 76ers are ready for a fight in Game 5, and they’re not going to change their style. (Getty Images) CAMDEN, N.J. — There’s a feeling among the 76ers that they were fortunate to escape Miami with a narrow victory in Game 4 of this first-round playoff series. It’s not that they were lucky, necessarily, but more so a sense that it&rsquo...
If Miami Dolphins look hard enough, they can find QB talent at No. 11 (and well beyond)

If Miami Dolphins look hard enough, they can find QB talent at No. 11 (and well beyond)

Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott was a fourth-round bargain in 2016. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) You know the Dolphins are committed to Ryan Tannehill as their starting quarterback in 2018. You also know they currently have the No. 11 pick in this week’s draft. And you know this quarterback class, supposedly four deep, could be spoken for by the time Miami&rsquo...
Ex-NFL kicker Jay Feely apologizes for 'joke' prom date gun photo 

Ex-NFL kicker Jay Feely apologizes for 'joke' prom date gun photo 

Former NFL kicker Jay Feely said he was trying to be funny when he posed in a Twitter photo standing between his daughter and her prom date holding a pistol, but in the wake of the Parkland shootings in February, social media posters did not appreciate the joke, WFLA reported. Feely, who played in the NFL from 2001 to 2014 and is an analyst for CBS Sports, apologized Sunday.  In the photo...
Mailbag: What adjustments can Heat make vs. Sixers in Game 5? Plus, should Rodney McGruder play a bigger role?

Mailbag: What adjustments can Heat make vs. Sixers in Game 5? Plus, should Rodney McGruder play a bigger role?

From left, the Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and Bam Adebayo react as the Philadelphia 76ers lead late in the fourth quarter in Game 4 of the first-round NBA Playoff series at the AmericaneAirlines Arena in Miami on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The Sixers won, 106-102, for a 3-1 series lead. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS) MIAMI — It’s...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins can make it fun by picking a playmaker

2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins can make it fun by picking a playmaker

Alabama’s Calvin Ridley will probably be the first wide receiver taken. (Getty Images) It’s been at least a few years since a Dolphins’ draft energized the fan base, and this week might finally bring some excitement. There’s drama surrounding what will happen with the No. 11 pick, whether Miami will catch a break and see at least one of the top four...
Ex Hawkeyes Desmond King, Karl Klug explain how Iowa, Kirk Ferentz prepared them for NFL

Ex Hawkeyes Desmond King, Karl Klug explain how Iowa, Kirk Ferentz prepared them for NFL

The transition from college football to the NFL can be tough for many players in their first season in the pros. However, there have also been several players that impressed in their rookie seasons thanks to the preparation and guidance they received from their college coaches. Former Iowa players Desmond King and Karl Klug are two examples of the latter. The two former Hawkeyes...
Nebraska’s Scott Frost: Coaches, players ‘aren’t happy,’ ‘aren’t satisfied’ with progress yet

Nebraska’s Scott Frost: Coaches, players ‘aren’t happy,’ ‘aren’t satisfied’ with progress yet

Ever since Nebraska football hired Scott Frost as its coach back in December, there has been plenty of optimism surrounding the program. The team has made progress throughout its spring practices, had a very successful spring game and appears to be geared up for a successful season in 2018. However, the strong showing throughout spring isn’t enough for Frost, his...
LOOK: Baker Mayfield recreates iconic Brett Favre draft day photo

LOOK: Baker Mayfield recreates iconic Brett Favre draft day photo

Baker Mayfield has more in common with Brett Favre than just being a slightly-undersized quarterback. Both featured rocket arms coming out of college. Both were mobile, although just slightly short of being classified as dual-threat. And both featured outsized personalities that endeared them to fans. Favre didn’t attend the 1991 NFL Draft, when he was selected by the Atlanta Falcons...

HS flag football: Suncoast shuts out Olympic Heights

Suncoast 32, Olympic Heights 0: Kassidie Williams threw two touchdown passes and run for another, Lindsey Suncine ran for a touchdown and returned an interception for a touchdown and Olivia Schmidt had a TD run as the Chargers (11-3) routed the Lions in District 12-1A in Boynton Beach.

HS baseball: No. 1 Santaluces tops John I. Leonard

No. 1 Santaluces 5, John I. Leonard 3: Brandon Williams struck out five, gave up two hits and one earned run in five innings, and Miguel Peralta was 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs as the Chiefs (21-2) defeated the Lancers in Greenacres.

HS softball: Park Vista, Royal Palm, Olympic Heights, Oxbridge advance

Park Vista 17, Lake Worth 0: Cassidy Trimble hit a three-run homer, Alyssa Dragovich had a two-run homer and Michaela Aronowitz went 2-for-2 with an RBI as the top-seeded Cobras (16-4) rolled past the fourth-seeded Trojans in a District 10-9A semifinal in Lake Worth. Royal Palm Beach 7, Seminole Ridge 1: Kayla Bruno pitched a complete game with 12 strikeouts, Nicole Hayslip went 2-for-4...
Mo Bamba says he would’ve skipped Texas for NBA given the option

Mo Bamba says he would’ve skipped Texas for NBA given the option

Mo Bamba was one of the most talented prospects in the country coming out of high school before coming to the University of Texas. But apparently, given the opportunity, Bamba would’ve have skipped his year in the collegiate ranks in favor of going to the NBA draft. In an interview with ESPN, Bamba said that, although he valued his time with the Longhorns...
Willie Taggart’s promise? A fast Florida State offense

Willie Taggart’s promise? A fast Florida State offense

Willie Taggart is known for his up-tempo style of offense. After successful stints at South Florida and Oregon, he’s bringing the same mindset to Florida State. Taggart spoke on Wednesday night and said the following: Florida State could use some excitement on offense. After Deondre Francois’ season-ending injury in last year’s opener against Alabama, James...
Texas’ Doug Ghim ties for Big 12 individual golf title

Texas’ Doug Ghim ties for Big 12 individual golf title

Doug Ghim, senior golfer at the University of Texas, is having himself one heck of a month. In the first week of April, he played at Augusta National in the Masters, where he finished as low amateur and holed out for an eagle on his final hole of the tournament. And Wednesday, he tied with three others for the individual Big 12 men’s title. Ghim shot 71-69-70-73 to...
LSU rounds out 2018 class with commitment: ‘Most athletic wing in the country’

LSU rounds out 2018 class with commitment: ‘Most athletic wing in the country’

LSU’s 2018 recruiting class got even better on Wednesday evening. Head coach Will Wade received a commitment from shooting guard Marlon Taylor. The JucoRecruiting.com Twitter account was the first to break the news. Taylor isn’t ranked among the nation’s top players, according to 247Sports. Still, he is considered a solid addition to an already...
NFL Draft 2018: Michigan’s Maurice Hurst may slip in draft, per ESPN’s Todd McShay

NFL Draft 2018: Michigan’s Maurice Hurst may slip in draft, per ESPN’s Todd McShay

Maurice Hurst Jr. is one of the best defensive tackles available in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. However, the former Michigan standout is starting to be removed from draft boards by several NFL teams, according to ESPN NFL Draft insider Todd McShay. In an ESPN article released on Monday, McShay wrote that teams are taking a step back on Hurst because of the irregular electrocardiogram...
NFL releases statement regarding Derrius Guice’s allegation of Combine interviews

NFL releases statement regarding Derrius Guice’s allegation of Combine interviews

Derrius Guice is use to being put in tough situations. The former LSU running back did have to face SEC defenses on a weekly basis during his career, after all. Still, the question that he claimed he was asked during an interview with an NFL team at the Combine is rather concerning, however. During an interview SiriusXM NFL Radio back in March, Guice says he asked...
Stewart Mandel predicts whether Jalen Hurts will be with Alabama for season opener

Stewart Mandel predicts whether Jalen Hurts will be with Alabama for season opener

The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel offered his prediction for whether Jalen Hurts will be with Alabama when the Crimson Tide open the season against Louisville on Sept. 1. On Wednesday, the college football analyst gave Hurts a 70-percent chance of being part of the Crimson Tide when Alabama begins defense of its most recent national title. Hurts’ future...
Top TE target Luke Deal dishes on Midwest tour, what he expects from Auburn official visit

Top TE target Luke Deal dishes on Midwest tour, what he expects from Auburn official visit

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Auburn Tigers  football recruiting notebook with Auburn recruiting beat writer Benjamin Wolk. It’s Wednesday, and SEC Country spoke with top tight end target Luke Deal to get the latest on his Midwest official visit tour and what he expects from his upcoming Auburn trip. Heading into his Auburn official visit...
Arkansas continues push for OL boost with JUCO target officially visiting soon

Arkansas continues push for OL boost with JUCO target officially visiting soon

Welcome to SEC Country’s  daily Arkansas Razorbacks recruiting notebook . In this edition, we discuss two upcoming official visitors and a second trip to a prominent junior college program in as many weeks. Arkansas will host junior college offensive lineman Christian Lofton for an official visit May 4-6. He attends...
South Carolina recruiting: Battling N.C. State for top 2019 targets

South Carolina recruiting: Battling N.C. State for top 2019 targets

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. Over the next few days, SEC Country will take an in-depth...
Ohio State recruiting: Ryan Day works Texas-to-Buckeyes pipeline

Ohio State recruiting: Ryan Day works Texas-to-Buckeyes pipeline

Recruiting never stops, and if you take a day off, you fall behind. Join us every night for a daily recap of Ohio State recruiting news, insight on what’s happening behind the scenes and a glimpse at what’s coming next. Okay, so Carmen Sandiego isn’t technically a coach on Ohio State’s staff, but I’m going to keep using this bad reference...
Sports Illustrated: Will Grier helped his cause in spring practice

Sports Illustrated: Will Grier helped his cause in spring practice

To be clear, nobody is challenging Will Grier for the starting quarterback job at West Virginia. The transfer quarterback was extremely productive in his first season at the helm of the Mountaineers. He threw for 3.490 yards and 38 touchdowns in 2017. A thumb injury cost him his final two games, and backup Chris Chugunov didn’t show enough in replacement to create a quarterback...
Former Alabama QB Blake Barnett releases note about transferring from Arizona State: ‘I am more motivated than ever’

Former Alabama QB Blake Barnett releases note about transferring from Arizona State: ‘I am more motivated than ever’

Blake Barnett is transferring from Arizona State, and the former Alabama quarterback released his thoughts about the development. On Wednesday, Barnett published a note on Twitter that explained how “the past three years have been extremely beneficial” for his growth and evolution as a player and as a person. He wrote that he will continue his goal of trying to...
Texas QB pledge Roschon Johnson tells 247Sports he’s ‘100 percent committed’ to Longhorns

Texas QB pledge Roschon Johnson tells 247Sports he’s ‘100 percent committed’ to Longhorns

Tim Beck’s quarterback room currently includes four young gunslingers, but that hasn’t hindered Texas quarterback commit Roschon Johnson’s interest in the Longhorns. As is, Texas is home to junior quarterback Shane Buechele and sophomore Sam Ehlinger as the two continue to compete to secure a starting job, and a pair of four-star freshman in Cameron Rising...
Inclement weather cancels Oklahoma-North Texas softball game

Inclement weather cancels Oklahoma-North Texas softball game

Oklahoma softball’s Wednesday night road game at North Texas has been called off due to inclement weather, the team announced. First-pitch in Denton, Texas was scheduled for 6 p.m. CT, but rain moved into the area mid-afternoon and forced the cancellation of the contest. For Oklahoma fans living in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the game was bound to be shortest drive away for...
Former Washington guard Markelle Fultz is enjoying ‘incredible’ postseason

Former Washington guard Markelle Fultz is enjoying ‘incredible’ postseason

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz’s rookie regular season was marred by a shoulder injury but the former Washington Huskies standout is pleased to be back on the court in a winning situation. Fultz’s only appeared in 14 regular season games due to his shoulder injury and his playing time has been limited thus far in the playoffs. Still, that’s not bringing...
Which Alabama player in 2018 draft class has potential for best NFL career?

Which Alabama player in 2018 draft class has potential for best NFL career?

A-Day and spring practice are behind us, but there are still plenty of questions to answer about Alabama football. The players are away from the team to focus on finishing classes, recovering and personal development before summer workouts begin. Here we’ll take a look at a question each day.  Check out our archives here. No disrespect to any...
Former Florida K Eddy Pineiro, P Johnny Townsend hope to make NFL draft history

Former Florida K Eddy Pineiro, P Johnny Townsend hope to make NFL draft history

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — The NFL draft moved to a 7-round format in 1994, and in that modern incarnation, no school has had a kicker and a punter drafted in the same year. Florida’s dynamic duo of kicker Eddy Pineiro and punter Johnny Townsend now hope to make history this week. Pineiro and Townsend were arguably at the top of their craft in the college ranks...
Oklahoma State won’t split into teams for spring game

Oklahoma State won’t split into teams for spring game

Oklahoma State’s spring game won’t be much of a game, coach Mike Gundy says. Gundy met with the media on Wednesday. The coach said Oklahoma State’s injury situation won’t allow the Cowboys to split their roster into teams, per The Oklahoman’s Nathan Ruiz. Oklahoma State quarterback Keondre Wudtee is out with an injury. So, the Cowboy will only have two quarterbacks...
Alabama’s biggest recruiting needs after Tide’s most recent commitments

Alabama’s biggest recruiting needs after Tide’s most recent commitments

Alabama finished seventh in the recruiting rankings in the 2018 class, but expect the Crimson Tide to be back on top come 2019. SEC Country’s Chris Kirschner  will answer the Recruiting Question of the Day each weekday. You can ask him your questions on  Twitter or on  Facebook. Find our previous questions...
Hayden Hurst reveals key things at South Carolina that ‘changed dramatically’ under Will Muschamp after Steve Spurrier left

Hayden Hurst reveals key things at South Carolina that ‘changed dramatically’ under Will Muschamp after Steve Spurrier left

Former South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst pinpointed some key things that Will Muschamp introduced to the program to help the Gamecocks win after Steve Spurrier moved on. On Wednesday, Hurst appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show and was asked to name something that “changed dramatically” after Will Muschamp arrived before the 2016 season. The Gamecocks have gone...
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