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Dwyane Wade wakes up in a “cold sweat” nights “thinking I lost it all”

Dwyane Wade speaks onstage during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles in February. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Dwyane Wade has made $180 million during his 15 year NBA career, and that’s just counting his basketball contracts. Wade has earned about $65 million in addition income just in the last five years, according to Forbes. Yet Wade told ...
After CWS loss, Florida baseball’s goal is to sustain success

After CWS loss, Florida baseball’s goal is to sustain success

Florida’s fourth straight College World Series appearance ended short of the ultimate goal — repeating as national champion. The Gators still accomplished plenty during the 2018 season. Florida won an SEC regular season title and made it back to Omaha while finishing with a 49-21 overall record. UF was 41-11 through its first 52 games and was ranked No. 1 in major polls for most of the...
Heat Mailbag: With Spurs rejecting offers from teams in West for Leonard, could Miami jump in? That & more on summer league

Heat Mailbag: With Spurs rejecting offers from teams in West for Leonard, could Miami jump in? That & more on summer league

Heat president Pat Riley talks with the media at a season-end press conference on in April. (Photo Tom D’Angelo) Time for another Miami Heat mailbag 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 tdangelo@pbpost.com. From @royvt: Can Pat Riley take advantage of (the...
2018 Miami Heat Offseason Preview: LeBron James could be on the move again, do the Heat have a chance of bringing him back?

2018 Miami Heat Offseason Preview: LeBron James could be on the move again, do the Heat have a chance of bringing him back?

LeBron James speaks to the media with a cast on his right hand after being defeated by the Golden State Warriors 4-0 in the 2018 NBA Finals. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)     The NBA starts a new fiscal year 12 a.m. Sunday, which also signals the start of free agency and what once again will be a busy offseason. The Miami Heat may not be as big a...
Dietrich homers for 3rd game in row, Marlins top Rockies 8-5

Dietrich homers for 3rd game in row, Marlins top Rockies 8-5

Derek Dietrich was hoping for a chance at history but settled for a win in a torrid month for the Miami outfielder. He homered for the third straight game, leading Miami over the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Sunday. Dietrich doubled, homered and singled in his first three at-bats but managed just a single in his last two trips to the plate before leaving in the seventh inning. He tied a career high with...
Saudi air defenses intercept 2 missiles from Yemen, state media says

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,...
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...
An 'all-Kentucky classic' would promote state's college hoops

An 'all-Kentucky classic' would promote state's college hoops

In a public appearance in Louisville this week, Western Kentucky men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury made a proposal for something new in Kentucky state's college hoops. "I wish we could come up with some kind of tournament," Stansbury said. " ... We could get Kentucky, Louisville, (WKU) and another (in-state) school in a tournament somewhere. It'd be great for everybody." Ever...
Italy's absence from the World Cup has made for a quieter, more divisive summer

Italy's absence from the World Cup has made for a quieter, more divisive summer

This is a year when much of Italy feels upside-down, and so it's almost fitting that the usual markers of soccer obsession are suddenly nowhere to be found. Sports bars in Rome are full at dinnertime, but this time, it's the outdoor tables that are most crowded, the ones with no view of the televisions. Soccer continues as the background soundtrack of daily life - but in one suburban neighborhood...
Harper is not in denial. It's a Slump with a big 'S'.

Harper is not in denial. It's a Slump with a big 'S'.

Even with Stephen Strasburg's balky shoulder and Ryan Zimmerman's healing oblique and Daniel Murphy's creaky knee, there is no greater issue hanging over the Washington Nationals than Bryce Harper's Slump - and that's what it is, with a capital "S", because the would-be best player in baseball has been one of its least productive offensive performers for the better part of a month. ...
Huerter was expected to return to Maryland. Now he plays for the Hawks. 

Huerter was expected to return to Maryland. Now he plays for the Hawks. 

Before this all started, when Kevin Huerter was still a sophomore at Maryland, still a college basketball player and still a normal 19-year-old by many metrics, he was, more than anything, curious.  Huerter wanted to know what NBA teams thought of him. He wanted to see how he stacked up against the country's best players. He wanted to toss his name into draft consideration, gather feedback across...
An oxymoron no more: the great Brazilian goalkeeper

An oxymoron no more: the great Brazilian goalkeeper

With the sort of sigh that suggests he has been through this before, Alisson Becker listens to the stereotype being trotted out. It runs like this: Brazil does not produce world-class goalkeepers, because Brazil does not generally need world-class goalkeepers. And yet here is Alisson: not only a Brazilian, and a goalkeeper, but coming off the back of a season in which his performances have caused...
At the U.S. Open, ball boys and girls now must roll, not throw

At the U.S. Open, ball boys and girls now must roll, not throw

Ball girls, ball boys, ball men and ball women at the U.S. Open will have a very different job, starting with this summer’s tournament. They now must roll balls on the ground rather than exchange them in the air around the court because, in simplest terms, too many just cannot throw the ball overhand well enough. Throwing — not even catching — is the toughest part of the job to master...
A Serbian star with one foot in his village

A Serbian star with one foot in his village

There was no spontaneous round of applause and no official announcement when the owner of the visiting team arrived at the tiny stadium in this Serbian village about two hours southwest of the capital, Belgrade. The soccer match, between Brezovica and Vrelo Sport in Serbia’s fifth tier, was something of a local derby. A few hundred supporters, paying about a dollar a ticket, filled the uncovered...
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...
Former Alabama defensive end Keith McCants arrested for felony crack cocaine possession

Former Alabama defensive end Keith McCants arrested for felony crack cocaine possession

A former Alabama standout and NFL player is in some serious trouble in Florida. Keith McCants, who played for the Crimson Tide for during the late 1980s and was an All American in 1990, was arrested in Pinellas County, in the area of St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay, early Monday morning, according to multiple reports. McCants, 50, faces two charges. The first is a felony count...
South Carolina recruiting: Examining Gamecocks’ needs for 2020

South Carolina recruiting: Examining Gamecocks’ needs for 2020

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. Just think where South Carolina’s 2019 class was at...
Trae Young introduced by Atlanta Hawks, will wear No. 11

Trae Young introduced by Atlanta Hawks, will wear No. 11

New city, same number for Trae Young. The former Oklahoma star was officially introduced by the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, revealing that he will be once again wearing the No. 11 at the NBA level. Young arrives in Atlanta with considerable fanfare, after going No. 5 overall in Thursday’s 2018 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-2 point guard was originally drafted by the Dallas Mavericks...
Two candidates with Oklahoma ties remain in Kansas AD search

Two candidates with Oklahoma ties remain in Kansas AD search

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione has a strong reputation as one of the best athletic directors in the business. So it’s not a surprise that schools looking to hire an athletic director would consider Castiglione as a model. According to Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World, two strong candidates for the vacant Kansas job have direct Oklahoma ties. Former Arkansas athletic director...
How Hayden Fry raised the bar for Iowa, Kirk Ferentz and Big Ten

How Hayden Fry raised the bar for Iowa, Kirk Ferentz and Big Ten

The Kirk Ferentz Era was born on second base, even if Iowa football by the late 1990s looked less like Willie Mays of the New York Giants and more like Willie Mays of the New York Mets, huffing to leg out what used to be automatic. Hayden Fry had the heavier lifting, especially at the start. The Hawkeyes were on a run of 17 seasons — a generation — without a winning...
Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman could start in Year 1

Denver Broncos RB Royce Freeman could start in Year 1

The transition from college to professional is going pretty well for Denver Broncos running back Royce Freeman. Oregon’s all-time leader rusher could unseat Devontae Booker for the Broncos’ starting running back spot. Freeman’s performed well at rookie camp and minicamp this offseason. He credited his time in Eugene for helping him prepare for the next level...
Texas baseball star Kody Clemens to sign with Detroit Tigers

Texas baseball star Kody Clemens to sign with Detroit Tigers

After one of the best offensive seasons in the history of Longhorns baseball, Texas star Kody Clemens is headed to the next level. Clemens announced on Monday that he’s forgoing his senior year of college eligibility and signing with the Detroit Tigers. The son of Texas baseball legend and seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, Kody Clemens carved his own legacy...
Damon Evans officially named Maryland athletic director

Damon Evans officially named Maryland athletic director

Damon Evans was officially announced as Maryland’s new athletic director on Monday. Evans has been with the school since December 2014 and served as the acting athletic director since April after Kevin Anderson and Maryland parted ways. “It is a great honor to be chosen to lead at the University of Maryland,” Evans said in a press release. &ldquo...
Breaking: LSU earns commitment from elite 2019 LB Kendall McCallum

Breaking: LSU earns commitment from elite 2019 LB Kendall McCallum

LSU has been on fire on the recruiting trail this week, and that continued on Monday morning with the addition of Kendall McCallum. McCallum announced his pledge to the Tigers, saying his recruitment would now be shut down. McCallum is a 3-star linebacker from Oxford, Al. Listed at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, he has the frame to compete for a role early with the Tigers. LSU&rsquo...
Former Kentucky star, No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns featured in new ESPN The Magazine Body Issue

Former Kentucky star, No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns featured in new ESPN The Magazine Body Issue

One of the budding young stars of the NBA and a top player to come out of the loaded Kentucky basketball program that just continues to churn out pro talent, Karl-Anthony Towns is using his long legs to step way out of his comfort zone. The 2018 ESPN The Magazine Body Issue, the 10th anniversary edition, features Towns posing without his standard basketball jersey and shorts, sans hoodie...
Michigan’s defense can be as scary good as it wants to be

Michigan’s defense can be as scary good as it wants to be

During the week, Land of 10 reporters following the Wolverines answer questions on the minds of Michigan fans. Submit a question or suggest a topic by sending a tweet  here to Rachel Lenzi or here to Kevin Goheen. Check back Monday through Friday as we answer the Michigan Question of the Day. Go  here to see our previous...
Saquon Barkley appears in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue

Saquon Barkley appears in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue

Saquon Barkley has the top-selling jersey in the NFL. But he didn’t need it for his latest photo shoot. In fact, Barkley didn’t need  any clothing. The former Penn State star was one of the athletes who bared it all for the 2018 edition of ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, which was released Monday. (All photos via ESPN) More photos of...
Former Oregon Ducks Jenna Prandini, Devon Allen win gold at USATF Championships

Former Oregon Ducks Jenna Prandini, Devon Allen win gold at USATF Championships

A rain delay didn’t impede former Oregon Ducks Jenna Prandini and Devon Allen at the 2018 USATF Championships on Sunday. Inclement weather suspended competition for nearly three hours on Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa. When competition resumed, Prandini and Allen performed well in their individual events, respectively. Prandini won the women’s 200 meters with...
Former Sun Devils athletes Shelby Houlihan, Maggie Ewen shine at USATF Championships

Former Sun Devils athletes Shelby Houlihan, Maggie Ewen shine at USATF Championships

Former Arizona State track and field athletes Shelby Houlihan and Maggie Ewen left Des Moines, Iowa with championship hardware. Houlihan and Ewen both shined at the USATF Championships. Houlihan, the former Sun Devils distance runner, won the 1,500 meters on Saturday and then followed that performance up by winning the 5,000 meters a day later. She won the 1,500 meters...
Former 5-star Kansas recruit Billy Preston signs free agent deal with Cleveland

Former 5-star Kansas recruit Billy Preston signs free agent deal with Cleveland

Billy Preston never got a chance to play at Kansas after arriving at the Jayhawks as one of the most ballyhooed recruit of the Class of 2017. But after not being selected in the NBA Draft and briefly playing for a Bosnian professional team, Preston has signed a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. After he arrived at Lawrence, Preston was involved in a car accident...
Tennessee football podcast: New commit sees national championship in Vols’ future

Tennessee football podcast: New commit sees national championship in Vols’ future

Tennessee wants to be able to rush the quarterback on a consistent basis. The coaching staff identified Jalil Clemons early on as an impact pass rusher in college. The 6-foot-2, 238-pound defensive end/outside linebacker hybrid has the necessary athleticism to regularly get into the backfield. WNML’s Josh Ward brought Clemons on to Rocky Talk to discuss his commitment over the weekend...
Report: Oklahoma State has ‘little edge’ with 2019 target Dax Hill

Report: Oklahoma State has ‘little edge’ with 2019 target Dax Hill

Tulsa, Okla., native Dax Hill — one of Oklahoma State’s top recruiting targets — knows all about the Cowboys. His familiarity with coach Mike Gundy’s program should go a long way in the elite safety’s recruitment, according to NewsOK reporter Nathan Ruiz. Hill’s mother, Tia Hill, doesn’t expect her son to take an official visit to either Oklahoma...
Grandfather’s spirit guides Michigan signee Cameron McGrone’s love of football

Grandfather’s spirit guides Michigan signee Cameron McGrone’s love of football

INDIANAPOLIS — When Cameron McGrone was 8 years old, his mother, Lynn Redd, asked him if he wanted to sign up for a local youth football league. He said no. “He said to me, ‘I don’t want to hit people. I want to play nice sports,’ ” Redd recalled. Cameron McGrone McGrone and his grandfather, James Lee McGrone, bonded over golf, whether it was playing...
All Aboard: John Calipari confident 2018-19 Kentucky basketball train ready to roll

All Aboard: John Calipari confident 2018-19 Kentucky basketball train ready to roll

MIDWAY, Ky. — John Calipari likes his team. What’s new, right? But, like,  really likes this one. And how can we tell? He decided on a whim last week to conduct a whistle stop tour through the heart of the state on Sunday: Frankfort to Midway to Lexington aboard a train, hopping off at each stop to sign hundreds of autographs and pose for pictures with...
Lincoln Riley says leaving Oklahoma for NFL would be ‘really difficult’

Lincoln Riley says leaving Oklahoma for NFL would be ‘really difficult’

Lincoln Riley isn’t ruling out the possibility of coaching in the NFL, but the Oklahoma football coach is making it clear once again that it will be tough for the league to pull him away from Norman. Riley told Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer that it would “really difficult” to leave Oklahoma. He also said he has one of the best “if not...
LSU mock signing class 1.0 for Class of 2019

LSU mock signing class 1.0 for Class of 2019

We are halfway through the 2019 recruiting cycle, and the December early signing period is already in sight. Over the years, mock LSU signing classes have become the norm at SEC Country, and with my time here ending soon, I wanted to provide readers with one more projected class before venturing to new waters. As usual, June has been an eventful month, with the Tigers nabbing commitments...
Alabama football: Assistant coaches excited about 2019 recruiting class

Alabama football: Assistant coaches excited about 2019 recruiting class

Alabama football drives the conversation here at  the Rammer Jammer , SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap, but we’ll cover news for every facet of the Crimson Tide. Every morning, we’ll be here for the latest on Alabama football, basketball and every other sport on campus. In 2018, Alabama had its worst...
Iowa: Why Hawkeye Victory Polka hits right note with marching band

Iowa: Why Hawkeye Victory Polka hits right note with marching band

In a postgame lull, with workers scrambling to set up the the Pinstripe Bowl trophy presentation podium, Iowa football players tried getting the marching band’s attention. The team wanted to hear the Hawkeye Victory Polka again to fuel their bowl victory celebration. “We couldn’t turn them down,” drum major Analisa Iole said. “I started conducting it. We already...
Don’t look now, but LSU has top-3 recruiting class in country

Don’t look now, but LSU has top-3 recruiting class in country

LSU football is in the news every day, and  the Bayou Bengal Briefing is here to keep you updated with the latest headlines five mornings a week. Join us every Monday through Friday for the biggest news on Tigers football, recruiting, baseball and more. Enjoy! The last week has been a busy one in the world of LSU football recruiting with five prospects...
Wolverines add TE from Ohio; 4-star OL Danielson Ike recaps ‘great’ visit

Wolverines add TE from Ohio; 4-star OL Danielson Ike recaps ‘great’ visit

Michigan football is always the main topic in Breakfast of Victors, Land of 10’s daily Wolverines notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Wolverines sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Michigan football, recruiting, basketball and more . Fairfield (Ohio) 3-star prospect Erick All...
Penn State adds kicker; DE Lamont Wade protests teen’s shooting death

Penn State adds kicker; DE Lamont Wade protests teen’s shooting death

Penn State football is the No. 1 topic in We are… Awake every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Nittany Lions sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Penn State football, recruiting, basketball and more. Penn State still needs to figure out who will handle the kicking duties this season...
QB Dwan Mathis flips to Ohio State; Dwayne Haskins trains with Deshaun Watson

QB Dwan Mathis flips to Ohio State; Dwayne Haskins trains with Deshaun Watson

Ohio State football is the No. 1 topic in  Wake Up Sloopy most days — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across Buckeyes sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Ohio State football, recruiting, basketball and more. Ohio State has its quarterback in the 2019 class.  Dwan Mathis...
QB Alex Hornibrook shines at Manning Passing Academy; Shaq visits Wisconsin

QB Alex Hornibrook shines at Manning Passing Academy; Shaq visits Wisconsin

Wisconsin football and basketball are always the main topics in Bucky’s Breakfast, Land of 10’s daily Badgers notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Badgers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Wisconsin football, recruiting, basketball and more. Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook...
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