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With thumb ailing, Heat’s Tyler Johnson not worried about offense; says team’s defense must improve

Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson loses control of the ball as Philadelphia 76ers’ Robert Covington defends during the first half of Game 3 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI – Just when Heat guard Tyler Johnson was starting to find a groove offensively in this series he ran into Sixers center Joel Embiid, lost his balance and tried to brace himself with...
2018 NFL Draft: Marshall QB Chase Litton a late-round option for Dolphins

2018 NFL Draft: Marshall QB Chase Litton a late-round option for Dolphins

Chase Litton did some impressive things at Marshall, but he’s a tough prospect to evaluate. (Getty Images) Barring an unexpected slide by one of the elite quarterbacks in next week’s NFL Draft, the Dolphins will shift into a search for someone with a less recognizable name. One of those unheralded prospects worth keeping an eye on is Marshall’s Chase Litton, a player...
Embiid, 76ers not focused on Whiteside, but wary of Heat bouncing back

Embiid, 76ers not focused on Whiteside, but wary of Heat bouncing back

The Philadelphia 76ers say they’re ready for whatever the Miami Heat want to throw at them in Saturday’s Game 4, whether that’s elbows, forearms or anything else. As for throwing center Hassan Whiteside at the 76ers? That’s not even on their radar enough to say they’re ready for him. “I don’t care about him,” Philadelphia center Joel Embiid said Friday...
Heat know getting Hassan Whiteside back on track is ‘a game-changer.’ But is it possible against Sixers defense?

Heat know getting Hassan Whiteside back on track is ‘a game-changer.’ But is it possible against Sixers defense?

Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid,, right, drives to the basket as Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside, left, defends during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI — Hassan Whiteside usually points to his statistics as proof of his production. But that has stopped...
2018 NFL Draft: If not a QB, what makes sense for Dolphins in Round 1?

2018 NFL Draft: If not a QB, what makes sense for Dolphins in Round 1?

What will the Dolphins do in this year’s NFL Draft? (Getty Images) Picking 11th overall is a great situation for the Dolphins in next week’s NFL Draft, regardless of who gets taken in the 10 spots ahead of them. While they need significant help on offense, if they can’t get a top quarterback in the first round, they’ll likely snap up a potential defensive...
JUST IN: Park Vista football player faces another gun-theft charge

JUST IN: Park Vista football player faces another gun-theft charge

Park Vista High School football standout Jake Collins has been charged a second time this week with burglarizing guns and other items from homes in suburban Lake Worth, according to jail and court records.  Collins, a senior who had signed to play at Duquesne University, now is charged with stealing from a home near his own that’s been empty since its owners died. Judge Ted Booras...
Joel Embiid uncomfortable, but still dominates Heat in Game 3 blowout

Joel Embiid uncomfortable, but still dominates Heat in Game 3 blowout

Joel Embiid made his postseason debut for the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 of their first-round series against the Miami Heat last night. And the 24-year-old All-Star big man lived up to his five-star billing.  After missing the final eight games of the regular season and the first two of the playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair an orbital bone fracture — forcing him to wear a Batman-like...
Vote: Predict the Miami Dolphins’ record for 2018

Vote: Predict the Miami Dolphins’ record for 2018

Dolphins fans show their support as the Miami Dolphins host the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The 2018 NFL schedule is out, and the Dolphins — as expected — have 16 games, some of which they’ll win and some of which they won’t. Jason Lieser makes his predictions here. But how do you think...
Heat’s Hassan Whiteside on his disappearing game: ‘Coach wants me to just be in the corner and set picks’

Heat’s Hassan Whiteside on his disappearing game: ‘Coach wants me to just be in the corner and set picks’

The Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside fights for position under the basket against the Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid during the first quarter of Philadelphia’s Game 3 victory. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI – Hassan Whiteside’s frustration is mounting The Heat’s 7-foot big man was asked what has happened this series after taking one shot and...
Five points on Miami Dolphins’ 2018 schedule easily overlooked

Five points on Miami Dolphins’ 2018 schedule easily overlooked

DeVante Parker gets yet another shot at (who else?) the Titans in the opener Sept. 9. (Getty Images) A few points to make about the Dolphins’ 2018 schedule, released Thursday: No, the AFC East has not annexed a few more teams. You may have thought it did because the same bunch of teams seem to pop up on Miami’s schedule every year or so. We’re talking about you, the Titans...
Once again, Hassan Whiteside gives Miami Heat too little, too late

Once again, Hassan Whiteside gives Miami Heat too little, too late

White Hot is is a fine postseason slogan. Whiteside, however, is what the Miami Heat need more of against a high-scoring Philadelphia 76ers team that threatens to make this playoff run a one-and-done. Hassan Whiteside, Pat Riley’s $98 million investment in the future, is going to have to give the franchise more for its money than he has so far. This is nothing new, not the way the regular season...
No lie: A.J. Duhe’s honesty led to ’83 Super Bowl, Miami Dolphins drafting Dan Marino

No lie: A.J. Duhe’s honesty led to ’83 Super Bowl, Miami Dolphins drafting Dan Marino

A.J. Duhe returns one of his three interceptions for a touchdown to beat the Jets in the 1982 AFC title game. (Palm Beach Post file photo by Alan Zlotky) DAVIE — A.J. Duhe could not tell a lie, and it’s because of his honesty that he ended up a Miami Dolphin. And because of that, the Dolphins reached the 1983 Super Bowl. And because of that, they ended up in position to...
Five takeaways: Sixers take home-court advantage right back, defeat Heat 128-108 in Game 3

Five takeaways: Sixers take home-court advantage right back, defeat Heat 128-108 in Game 3

Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons (25) goes up for a basket as Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside (21) defends during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI — The Heat stole home-court advantage in Game 2. But it didn’t take the Sixers long to snatch it back. The Sixers...
Miami Hurricanes memories shared as greats reunite at HOF ceremony

Miami Hurricanes memories shared as greats reunite at HOF ceremony

Devin Hester (left) and Larry Coker share a laugh before the UM Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Jungle Island in Miami on April 19, 2018. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) [ Outstanding recruiting news for Miami hoops ] [ Devin Hester says kickoff rule is bad for the game ] ...
2018 Dolphins schedule: Predicting wins, losses for every game

2018 Dolphins schedule: Predicting wins, losses for every game

What are the Dolphins’ chances in 2018? (Getty Images) The Dolphins’ season is five months away, but with the schedule being released tonight, it’s time to get a jump start on predicting how they’ll do. At the moment, the 2018 slate looks like a major challenge for a Miami team that saw top-shelf talent in Ndamukong Suh, Jarvis Landry and Mike Pouncey...
Devin Hester: New NCAA kickoff rule is bad for the game

Devin Hester: New NCAA kickoff rule is bad for the game

Devin Hester (right) is widely considered the best returner in football history. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) [ Diaz: 2018 Canes ‘might have something’ special ]/ [ McShay: 3 Canes will go in Rounds 3-5 ] [ Recruiting: Checking in with 2019, &rsquo...
After facing Stanton, Marlins play against Yelich

After facing Stanton, Marlins play against Yelich

After facing Giancarlo Stanton for the first time, the Miami Marlins got to take on Christian Yelich. Stanton was dealt to the New York Yankees during the Marlins' offseason teardown, and Yelich was sent to the Milwaukee Brewers. Dee Gordon and Marcell Ozuna also were jettisoned as part of the payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter. "He's a great kid," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said...
2018 Miami Dolphins Schedule: 5 Things You Need To Know

2018 Miami Dolphins Schedule: 5 Things You Need To Know

Cameron Wake and Tom Brady will see each other in Week 4. (Allen Eyestone / Palm Beach Post) The Miami Dolphins 2018 schedule is out and well, it’s not brutal. It’s mathematically easier than last season’s schedule. The NFL sets it up that way, so 6-10 teams have a better chance to bounce back. And well, only four of their games are against teams that finished with 10...
2018 Miami Dolphins Schedule: Top 5 Toughest Games

2018 Miami Dolphins Schedule: Top 5 Toughest Games

The Minnesota Vikings’ new quarterback, Kirk Cousins, who signed a big deal to leave Washington in free agency. (Elizabeth Flores/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) The Miami Dolphins have the 15th most difficult schedule in the NFL in 2018, based on opponent winning percentage. The Dolphins’ opponents were 128-128 last season and you can debate if an 8-8 Dolphins result in 2018...
2018 Dolphins schedule: Miami hoping for ‘normal’ season after last year

2018 Dolphins schedule: Miami hoping for ‘normal’ season after last year

The Dolphins are hoping for a “normal” season in 2018. (Bill Ingram/The Post) The travel won’t be as brutal as last season, but the Dolphins’ degree of difficulty will still be high in 2018. The NFL released their schedule for the upcoming season tonight, and it includes no games outside of the Eastern and Central Time Zones, no international games...
2018 Dolphins schedule: Game-by-game look at Miami’s season

2018 Dolphins schedule: Game-by-game look at Miami’s season

A visit to Minnesota might be the toughest game on Miami’s 2018 schedule. (Getty Images) The Dolphins have known their opponents for the upcoming season for months, leaving only the question of when those games would take place. Timing and sequence matter quite a bit in NFL scheduling. Miami would much rather make road trips to northern venues before winter hits, and...
DEVELOPING: 2018 Miami Dolphins schedule begins to take shape

DEVELOPING: 2018 Miami Dolphins schedule begins to take shape

Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake sacks Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) The Miami Dolphins will open the 2018 season, at home, against the Tennessee Titans, and wrap up the season on the road, at Buffalo, according to a league source. Here is how some of Miami’s schedule is shaping up, according to multiple reports: Week 1: vs...
Miami Dolphins’ one-day contracts trigger emotions, aren’t purely just for show

Miami Dolphins’ one-day contracts trigger emotions, aren’t purely just for show

Dolphins vice president Nat Moore, center, is flanked by Dolphins for one more day. From left: punter Brandon Fields, defensive tackle Paul Soliai, end/linebacker A.J. Duhe, defensive end Jeff Cross, offensive tackle Vernon Carey and receiver Chris Chambers. (Hal Habib / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — A big-play receiver, a solid blocker, two disruptive edge defenders...
Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government

Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government

Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. The deal announced Thursday came as the two sides prepared for a trial that was scheduled...
Goodbye to a legend: Dave George exits after 40 years of peerless writing

Goodbye to a legend: Dave George exits after 40 years of peerless writing

When Dave George steps away at the end of this week, our newspaper is saying goodbye to a legend. But more importantly, so are you. It’s going to hurt. At a time when too many sports columns are reduced to spitting fits of “fire this guy” or “Who’s the greatest?” or stridently taking a side on the polarizing debate of the day, Dave gave us 40 years of thoughtfulness...
NFL draft: Big D is about something other than Dallas

NFL draft: Big D is about something other than Dallas

Big D is about to stand for something other than Dallas.  The NFL is bringing its Big D — the draft — to Jerry Jones' palace. This draft, the first in a stadium, will pay homage in so many ways to the cliche that everything is bigger in Texas.  Ever since the league decided to put the draft up for bids and move it around the country, the focus has been to make it grow even larger...
When it comes to conclusions on the Cubs, best to avoid extremes

When it comes to conclusions on the Cubs, best to avoid extremes

In this age of extremism, temptation tilts Chicago toward either desperation or denial when it comes to the Cubs, leaving the middle ground as empty as so many ballparks this month. Find it. The Cubs have won only seven of their first 15 games against a soft spot in the schedule. They have postponed four because of crummy weather. This young season has had more interruptions than a political roundtable...

Why Mavs need to gamble a little and draft Mo Bamba

Now that the Mavs no longer have to act like the Washington Generals, and the worst they can do in the lottery is sixth, it's time to consider their good fortune. Which is a funny epitaph for a 24-win season. Straight up: If the Mavs should get really lucky with the ping pong balls and end up No. 1, it's a no-brainer. Arizona's center, DeAndre Ayton, is the best pro in the draft, if you believe NBA...
Quarterbacks will shape the top of NFL draft

Quarterbacks will shape the top of NFL draft

Ryan Pace finally is enjoying his view as the NFL draft approaches. A year after trading up to select quarterback Mitch Trubisky second overall, the Bears' fourth-year general manager sees other quarterback-needy teams jockeying for position atop the first round. That stress is behind him. "It's easier to sleep," Pace said, "not only when you feel like you have the guy who has all the...
Steve Spurrier will succeed, but can the AAF follow?

Steve Spurrier will succeed, but can the AAF follow?

Steve Spurrier made the Gators a name-brand powerhouse. He lifted South Carolina out of the low country. Now he's itching to attempt a real football miracle, namely make a pro league not named "NFL" succeed. It feels as if millions have tried — and that's just in Orlando — but none have done it. Then again, none had the Head Ball Coach as their marquee performer. "I think...
'Super agents' rep 75 percent of NFL players. It's a competitive fight to sign the rest

'Super agents' rep 75 percent of NFL players. It's a competitive fight to sign the rest

It's the first day back from spring break and, as undergraduates in shorts and sundresses loll on the lawn outside, three Tulane football players are seated around a U-shaped table in a small meeting room. With marker in hand, sports agent Martin Fischman stands before them at a whiteboard and poses a question: "Ribbon sells for 19 cents a yard. How much will you save by buying 30 yards for $5?"...
Maple Leafs hope that history isn't a guide

Maple Leafs hope that history isn't a guide

For this Toronto Maple Leafs team, despite the franchise’s rich and storied past, it is not the time for history lessons. The Leafs, of course, do not like talking about the Game 7 collapse against the Boston Bruins five years ago. Coach Mike Babcock does not even want to refer to the 1992-93 team, which was drubbed in its first two playoff games before going on a magical run to the conference...
Puerto Rico’s imbalance of power: Stadium lights glow, homes do not

Puerto Rico’s imbalance of power: Stadium lights glow, homes do not

The Major League Baseball games this week between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians here had dual goals: to affirm the Puerto Rican government’s position that the island was open for business again after the devastation of Hurricane Maria seven months ago, and to showcase this U.S. territory’s unique relationship with baseball. And then lights across the island went out again....
2018 NFL Draft: Who can Miami get with the Landry/Ajayi picks?

2018 NFL Draft: Who can Miami get with the Landry/Ajayi picks?

Jarvis Landry celebrates with Jay Ajayi, back in the day. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post) The Miami Dolphins have two fourth-round picks in the upcoming NFL Draft, and neither started out as their own. The Dolphins obtained the 23rd pick (123rd overall) from the Cleveland Browns in the Jarvis Landry deal. And Miami obtained the 31st pick (132st overall) from the Philadelphia Eagles in the Jay...
Heat’s Erik Spoelstra, Dwyane Wade shocked, saddened by death of Erin Popovich

Heat’s Erik Spoelstra, Dwyane Wade shocked, saddened by death of Erin Popovich

Erik Spoelstra and Gregg Popovich MIAMI – The Heat and San Antonio Spurs have so much in common beyond meeting twice on basketball’s biggest stage – the NBA Finals. The organizations are linked because of their culture, consistent winning and coaches. Erik Spoelstra and Gregg Popovich are the longest tenured active coaches in the league. When the Spurs announced...
First look at new Miami Dolphins uniforms for 2018 NFL season

First look at new Miami Dolphins uniforms for 2018 NFL season

These jerseys are history. (AP) The Dolphins’ roster will look dramatically different this season with some notable stars exiting and their uniforms will undergo a bit of a change as well. That makeover isn’t nearly as drastic. The team revealed its 2018 jerseys today, and they will feature some subtle but significant tweaks. It’s not a full shift ...
What’s the latest on Sixers center Joel Embiid? Still doubtful for Game 3

What’s the latest on Sixers center Joel Embiid? Still doubtful for Game 3

Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts from the bench after a missed foul shot by LeBron James in the final seconds of the game at the Wells Fargo Center on April 6, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Cavaliers 132-130. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) MIAMI — There’s still a chance the Sixers will have their All-Star...
Heat’s Dwyane Wade on his 28-point performance in Game 2, and what is motivating him

Heat’s Dwyane Wade on his 28-point performance in Game 2, and what is motivating him

Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat are back in the playoffs, which is all the motivation Wade needs. Wade and the Heat will play their first home playoff game in two years tonight. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) MIAMI – When Dwyane Wade hits the floor tonight it will be like he never left. Wade’s first home playoff game with the Heat since leaving Miami and spending...
Jupiter’s Kylee Hanson takes softball game, life to new level at FSU

Jupiter’s Kylee Hanson takes softball game, life to new level at FSU

Kylee Hanson knew the easier path might have been to graduate from Florida Atlantic, leading the Owls on the softball field in 2018 and staying close to home. But there was also the itch for a challenge. So she graduated from FAU and immediately landed at Florida State, where she would begin a two-year master’s program and play for the Seminoles. *More Palm Beach Post sports coverage &ldquo...
Miami Dolphins likely to pick up DeVante Parker’s fifth-year option

Miami Dolphins likely to pick up DeVante Parker’s fifth-year option

DeVante Parker should soon be under contract for another season. (Andres Leiva/The Post) The Miami Dolphins are likely to pick up DeVante Parker’s fifth-year option. Why? Because it makes too much sense not to. Teams usually exercise the option in cases where the player is not a total bust. And despite what you may think about Parker, he’s not a bust. At least not yet. If,...
2018 NFL free agents: Latest on Dolphins’ possible pursuit of C.J. Anderson

2018 NFL free agents: Latest on Dolphins’ possible pursuit of C.J. Anderson

C.J. Anderson is a free agent who could fit the Dolphins. (Getty Images) DAVIE—It’s an open secret that the Dolphins like former Broncos running back C.J. Anderson. It’s really not a secret at all, actually, since they tried to sign him two years ago. Anderson, who played for Adam Gase in Denver in 2013 and ’14, agreed to an offer sheet with Miami as...
2018 NFL Draft: How does Jets-Colts trade affect Dolphins’ thinking at No. 11?

2018 NFL Draft: How does Jets-Colts trade affect Dolphins’ thinking at No. 11?

The Jets gave up a huge haul in their trade with Indianapolis. (Getty Images) DAVIE—This is the simplest thing in the world: The Dolphins’ three choices with the No. 11 pick are stay there, trade up or trade down. One factor that could complicate that decision, though, is the massive Jets-Colts trade that took place a month ago. New York gave up three second-round...
Dwayne Bacon could alter Hornets' sorry 2nd-round draft history

Dwayne Bacon could alter Hornets' sorry 2nd-round draft history

Charlotte Hornets fans saw just a slice of Dwayne Bacon. But what he demonstrated his rookie season is a significant departure from this franchise's history with second-round picks: Major long-term potential; as in could-be-a-starter-someday potential. Bacon lasted 40 picks before being chosen last June. A factor in his lasting that long was a jump shot that looked broken in two seasons at Florida...
Oregon true freshman Verone McKinley hoping to show out at spring game

Oregon true freshman Verone McKinley hoping to show out at spring game

Oregon true freshman cornerback Verone McKinley is hoping Saturday’s spring game provides fans an opportunity to view his coming out party. From 247sports: McKinley, who was a 3-star recruit and early enrollee, says Thomas Graham has become a mentor for him at Oregon. “Thomas Graham has taught me a lot,” he said. “He’s helping me get better...
Kansas replaces spring game with open practice because of too many injuries on offensive line

Kansas replaces spring game with open practice because of too many injuries on offensive line

Kansas football hasn’t won a game since defeating Southeast Missouri State in Week 1 last September. There won’t be any Jayhawks on the winning side of a football game next Saturday at Memorial Stadium either. According to KWCH 12 News, Kansas coach David Beaty is replacing the team’s spring football game with an open practice, citing an insufficient amount of linemen...
Wisconsin football coaches welcome after Cincinnati high school officials apologize

Wisconsin football coaches welcome after Cincinnati high school officials apologize

Cincinnati St. Xavier High School officials issued an apology in a statement on Friday and will allow Wisconsin’s football coaching staff on campus to recruit players. “St. Xavier High School enthusiastically invites all colleges and universities to recruit our students for their academic, athletic and co-curricular programs,” the statement reads. ...
Iowa announces Tigerhawk logo to be displayed on water tower northeast of Kinnick Stadium

Iowa announces Tigerhawk logo to be displayed on water tower northeast of Kinnick Stadium

In case you couldn’t get enough of the Tigerhawk logo, a water tower near you may be featuring the iconic logo shortly. Especially if you’re at Kinnick Stadium. On Thursday night, Iowa revealed its plans on social media: The music in the video just adds to the greatness of what’s to come. According to an Iowa release, “Seeing our iconic Tigerhawk logo on the water...
LOOK: Florida gymnast’s father busts out paint on ripped body during NCAA Super Six

LOOK: Florida gymnast’s father busts out paint on ripped body during NCAA Super Six

No one will ever accuse Kevin Korth, father of Florida gymnast Mollie Korth, of missing a workout after seeing this. With the Gators competing in the NCAA Super Six on Friday night, Korth broke out the body paint to help support his daughter, and probably earned some admirers of his own. Yes, that is actually his body and not a shirt. Now, if you will excuse me, I’m going to go...
Cincinnati school officials apologize, will allow Wisconsin coaches on campus

Cincinnati school officials apologize, will allow Wisconsin coaches on campus

Cincinnati St. Xavier High School officials issued an apology in a statement on Friday and will allow Wisconsin’s football coaching staff on campus to recruit players. “St. Xavier High School enthusiastically invites all colleges and universities to recruit our students for their academic, athletic and co-curricular programs,” the statement reads. ...
Iowa: Running backs Tyler Goodson, Jirehl Brock headline visitors for open spring practice

Iowa: Running backs Tyler Goodson, Jirehl Brock headline visitors for open spring practice

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa hosted more than a dozen recruits for the open spring practice, including its first official spring visitor, on Friday night. Georgia 3-star running back Tyler Goodson made his official visit for the conclusion of spring practice. He headed to campus with Jayden McDonald, his North Gwinnett High School teammate who’s an Iowa 2018 linebacker...
Iowa football’s Aaron Mends to miss ‘extended period of time’ with injury

Iowa football’s Aaron Mends to miss ‘extended period of time’ with injury

Iowa football linebacker Aaron Mends will miss “an extended period of time” with an injury, the team announced Friday. “The injury occurred during Iowa’s final week of spring drills,” the team said. The news came just before Iowa’s spring open practice on Friday night, which the team held this season in lieu of a spring game. Mends has never started...
Nebraska recruiting: More names added to spring game visitors list

Nebraska recruiting: More names added to spring game visitors list

The list of visitors for the Nebraska spring game, which will be held Saturday, continues to grow. On Friday, these players were added to the list: Safety Jayden Russell: The Overland Park, Kan., prospect visited Nebraska during the fall, but he will return to Lincoln for the first time since the new coaching staff took over. Jayden Russell is 6-foot-2, and the staff loves to recruit...
Texas Tech-Oklahoma baseball game ends on walk-off balk for Red Raiders victory

Texas Tech-Oklahoma baseball game ends on walk-off balk for Red Raiders victory

There are several routes to winning a baseball game in walk-off fashion. Texas Tech took the most unusual one on Friday vs. Oklahoma. And for the Sooners, well, it was the route that nobody ever wants to take in getting walked-off against. The Red Raiders posted a 5-4 extra-innings victory vs. Oklahoma on walk-off balk in the 10th inning, creating for one of the rarest endings...
4-star cornerback Sheridan Jones commits to Clemson football

4-star cornerback Sheridan Jones commits to Clemson football

The Clemson Tigers received some good news on Friday evening as Norfolk (Va.) Maury 4-star cornerback Sheridan Jones announced his commitment to the program. Jones announced the news on his Twitter account via a commitment video. A former 2020 recruit, Jones made the decision to reclassify to the class of 2019 in January. “(That) was the best decision for me because I have a minimum...
SEC Memes: Florida, Tennessee mark dubious dates

SEC Memes: Florida, Tennessee mark dubious dates

You get the feeling that the Tennessee meme makers eagerly watched their calendars while awaiting April 7. In football record lexicon, that’s 4-7 — the same record as Florida posted last season. Naturally, the Gators faithful followed accordingly the very next day to remind Vols fans that Tennessee lost an extra game in 2017 to finish 4-8. Baseball offered...
Iowa open football practice: Live updates, analysis at Kinnick Stadium

Iowa open football practice: Live updates, analysis at Kinnick Stadium

Iowa closes out spring football practice with a live practice at Kinnick Stadium at 7 p.m. CT Friday at Kinnick Stadium. The structured workout will take place on about 70 yards of the stadium’s AstroTurf because of an ongoing $90 million north end zone renovation. Cost to attend is free. 8 p.m. — Big news Iowa fans. The water tower outside the northeast end zone will have...
Chip Kelly seeing gains with UCLA’s focus on hydration

Chip Kelly seeing gains with UCLA’s focus on hydration

New UCLA head coach Chip Kelly is known for his team’s intense off-field regimens from conditioning to meal plans. With the Bruins, Kelly is adding even more emphasis on hydration thanks in part to the school’s sports science program. Thuc Nhi Nguyen of the Los Angeles Daily News highlighted Kelly’s efforts with hydration: The program Kelly has instituted with the Bruins includes...
Texas Spring Game to be played as scheduled amid weather concerns

Texas Spring Game to be played as scheduled amid weather concerns

Texas football will play its spring game as scheduled at 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday despite uncertainty in the weather forecasts, per Rivals.com’s Anwar Richardson. Longhorns officials had been contemplating moving the game to a new date after Saturday forecasts called for thunderstorms in the Austin-area. But the call was made on Friday to keep the game at its scheduled...
Auburn softball vs. Arkansas: Live updates, scores, analysis of SEC series

Auburn softball vs. Arkansas: Live updates, scores, analysis of SEC series

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn softball could have at least one more weekend at Jane B. Moore Field this season, but this series against Arkansas is the last one on the schedule right now. The No. 11 Tigers (36-10, 9-8 SEC) will host the No. 16 Razorbacks (33-9, 8-7 SEC) for three games in two days, thanks to a rescheduling of Games 2 and 3. Auburn will open the series Friday...
Former Kentucky QB Jared Lorenzen details how he lost 100 pounds in a year

Former Kentucky QB Jared Lorenzen details how he lost 100 pounds in a year

He wasn’t called the “Hefty Lefty” for no reason. Jared Lorenzen, a former star at quarterback for Kentucky before going onto being a backup in the NFL for five season, has always been a heavy guy, even during his playing days, but he had finally reached a point in 2017 when he said enough. Exceeding more than 500 pounds at the time, Lorenzen decided to start a diet and...
Gloomy forecast looms for Kansas State Spring Game

Gloomy forecast looms for Kansas State Spring Game

Kansas State could be the latest Big 12 school to have its spring football game impacted by less-than-idea weather. Weather.com is forecasting cold and wet weather for Manhattan, Kan. on Saturday, with rainy conditions and a high of 49 degrees Fahrenheit. The Wildcats are scheduled to play their spring at 1:10 p.m. CT at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. While rainy conditions shouldn&rsquo...
Alabama women’s golf has low score of third round, advances to SEC Championship quarterfinals

Alabama women’s golf has low score of third round, advances to SEC Championship quarterfinals

For the second time in three days, the University of Alabama women’s golf team had the low score of the day, shooting the third round at 7-under-par, and easily advanced to the quarterfinals at the SEC Championships. A late flourish helped the Crimson Tide close the gap, but South Carolina was able to hold on at the end of the stroke-play portion of the tournament at...
Inside Bryce Love’s decision to return to Stanford

Inside Bryce Love’s decision to return to Stanford

Stanford running back and Heisman Trophy finalist Bryce Love addressed the thought process behind his decision to remain at Stanford for his senior season and not enter next week’s NFL draft. The decision wasn’t a difficult one, according to Vytas Mazeika of the Mercury News. “I wouldn’t say there was an exact moment, it was kind of like a gradual...
Severe weather threat looms ahead of Baylor Spring Game

Severe weather threat looms ahead of Baylor Spring Game

Baylor football is scheduled to host its annual Green & Gold Spring Game on Saturday, but mother nature could interfere with those plans. The weather forecast for Waco, Texas the day of the game isn’t exactly promising. As of Friday afternoon, Weather.com was forecasting scattered thunderstorms — some possibly severe — in the area well into the afternoon...
Fordham grad transfer Joseph Chartouny choses Marquette over Louisville

Fordham grad transfer Joseph Chartouny choses Marquette over Louisville

Louisville will have to continue its quest for a graduate transfer guard. Fordham guard Joseph Chartouny has chosen to transfer to Marquette instead of Louisville, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Chartouny averaged 12.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game in 2017-18 and has showcased incredible versatility as a guard throughout his career with the Rams. Chartouny averaged...
One more recruit who could commit to Alabama this weekend

One more recruit who could commit to Alabama this weekend

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...
Agent: NFL teams ‘not concerned’ about ex-LSU pass rusher Arden Key

Agent: NFL teams ‘not concerned’ about ex-LSU pass rusher Arden Key

BATON ROUGE, La. — Arden Key’s agent indicated that an NFL.com report published Friday about the talented former LSU pass rusher is much ado about nothing. The story concerned the multiple red flags that have some NFL teams backing away from Key on their draft boards. The biggest allegation is that Key’s leave of absence last spring was to enter a rehabilitation...
On the beat: Tennessee football enters final scrimmage looking for more leaders

On the beat: Tennessee football enters final scrimmage looking for more leaders

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football spring practice is in the books, and while it would have to be deemed a success from the standpoint of no major injuries being suffered, there’s work to do. Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt is intent on changing the culture, and it was clear from Pruitt’s comments on Tuesday that the transformation is nowhere near complete. RELATED...
3 2018 recruits who could play immediately for Louisville football

3 2018 recruits who could play immediately for Louisville football

Louisville enters the 2018 season with a lot of question marks. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Jawon Pass and his ability to replace Lamar Jackson is the talking point, but the Cardinals have a lot to fix on the defensive end. At least 13 of Louisville’s 23 signees in the Class of 2018 were defensive prospects. The Cardinals also added some dynamic offensive playmakers...
Penn State’s spring game can provide answers to key questions

Penn State’s spring game can provide answers to key questions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — If Penn State learned anything this spring it’s that the cloudy picture at middle linebacker remains just that. During these 15 workouts, however, the Nittany Lions at saw who the primary competitors are. The post Penn State’s spring game can provide answers to key questions appeared first on Diehards.
2018 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock predicts Saquon Barkley to Giants

2018 NFL Draft: Mike Mayock predicts Saquon Barkley to Giants

NFL draft guru Mike Mayock is the latest analyst to predict Saquon Barkley will end up going No. 2 to the New York Giants. Speaking on a conference call with reporters, Mayock didn’t exactly declare with a certainty that the Penn State running back will end up with the Giants. But ultimately, Mayock said New York is where Barkley goes. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is the...
Arkansas to host No. 1 in-state WR Treylon Burks this weekend

Arkansas to host No. 1 in-state WR Treylon Burks this weekend

Arkansas is expected to have 2019 wide receiver target Treylon Burks on campus this weekend, SEC Country has confirmed. He will be visiting the Razorbacks for the first time since the hiring of coach Chad Morris last December. Burks (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) is a 4-star prospect according to the 247Sports composite. From Warren (Ark.), he is the No. 2 recruit from Arkansas...
Auburn football: A way-too-early look at Gus Malzahn’s program in 2019

Auburn football: A way-too-early look at Gus Malzahn’s program in 2019

SEC Country wants to tackle the best questions from Auburn football and basketball fans. Look for our Auburn Question of the Day most weekdays. Go  here  to see all of our previous answers.  AUBURN, Ala. — Let’s rewind to minutes after Auburn lost to UCF at the Peach Bowl on New Year’s Day. The Tigers...
Chris Petersen on future at Washington: ‘This is my fit’

Chris Petersen on future at Washington: ‘This is my fit’

Chris Petersen is building something that could soon become unprecedented at the University of Washington. Not since Don James’ run of success in the old Pac-8 and Pac-10 conferences has Washington been on the verge of sustained, long-term success like it is now. Thanks to Petersen’s program-building efforts, the Huskies are a contender in the conference and in...
Washington football recruiting: Latest updates on Huskies’ next class as spring camp closes

Washington football recruiting: Latest updates on Huskies’ next class as spring camp closes

The Washington Huskies have become one of the most improved teams in the country in terms of football recruiting in recent seasons. The 2018 class ranked 13th in the nation and second in the Pac-12, securing signatures from 11 4-star prospects. Coach Chris Petersen and staff are already hard at work on the 2019 class, landing commitments from five players. The class will only...
Baker Mayfield discusses meeting Kirk Cousins in documentary series

Baker Mayfield discusses meeting Kirk Cousins in documentary series

Baker Mayfield will know his future home in less than a week. He wasn’t always sure how free agency would affect his placement, however, in the 2018 NFL Draft. Mayfield discussed meeting Kirk Cousins this offseason in the first episode of his new Facebook documentary series, “Behind Baker.” Cousins was a coveted free-agent quarterback at the time of meeting Mayfield....
Jimbo Fisher on quarterback competition: ‘They’ve got to understand the whys of the game’

Jimbo Fisher on quarterback competition: ‘They’ve got to understand the whys of the game’

One of Jimbo Fisher’s biggest decisions during the early part of his tenure as the coach at Texas A&M will be who to put under center when the Aggies take the field against Northwestern State on Aug. 30. The two men competing for the position – Nick Starkel and Kellen Mond – both, according to Fisher, had productive springs and played well during the Aggies&rsquo...
USC recruiting: Where next class stands with spring camp closed

USC recruiting: Where next class stands with spring camp closed

Perhaps no team in the country had a greater National Signing Day on Feb. 7 than USC. The Trojans’ late surge saw them sign five players rated in the top 30 on signing day, boosting their overall ranking for the 2018 class to No. 4 nationally and tops in the Pac-12. More impressively, the Trojans were able to land five of the top six players in California, one of the...
Wisconsin basketball extends Greg Gard’s contract through 2023

Wisconsin basketball extends Greg Gard’s contract through 2023

Wisconsin announced on Friday that it has renewed the five-year contract of men’s basketball coach Greg Gard through 2023. Gard has been Wisconsin’s head coach since he took over for Bo Ryan during the 2015-16 season. In April 2017, Gard received a contract extension through May 31, 2022. The new contract extension Gard received will add on a year to his initial extension...
Alabama gymnastics season ends at NCAA Championships semifinal

Alabama gymnastics season ends at NCAA Championships semifinal

The University of Alabama gymnastics season came to an end Friday when the Crimson Tide finished fifth in the first semifinal of the NCAA Championships. Alabama was edged by rival Georgia during the the fifth of six rotations, and while finishing on a bye could only watch as favorites UCLA and LSU secured spots to advance to Saturday’s Super Six — when the...
Alabama’s A-Day about making both first and last impressions — and a steak dinner

Alabama’s A-Day about making both first and last impressions — and a steak dinner

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A-Day is about a lot more than a steak dinner. That’s the prize during the subsequent team banquet, where the winning side is rewarded with a tasty meal while the losing side gets the equivalent of humble pie. In this case, that’s franks and beans. Coach Nick Saban always wants something to be on the line for the University of Alabama football program...
LSU gymnastics: Tigers advance to Super Six with standout showing in NCAA semifinals

LSU gymnastics: Tigers advance to Super Six with standout showing in NCAA semifinals

The LSU gymnastics team is one meet away from winning its first national championship. Behind impressive all-around performances from Sarah Finnegan, Myia Hambrick and Kennedi Edney, the No. 2 LSU gymnastics team finished second in  Session I at the NCAA semifinals on Friday, advancing to the Super Six on Saturday for a chance at the first national championship ...
Oregon’s Bol Bol, Louis King projected to be selected in 2019 NBA Draft in ESPN mock

Oregon’s Bol Bol, Louis King projected to be selected in 2019 NBA Draft in ESPN mock

Oregon is welcoming an incredibly stellar recruiting class to Eugene this summer, and according to one early mock draft, at least two of them won’t be around very long. ESPN’s Jonathan Givony projected center Bol Bol and forward Louis King to be selected in the first 20 picks of the 2019 NBA Draft as part of its top-60 projection, released Friday (behind...
Notre Dame recruiting: 2019 blue-chip John Olmstead commits to Irish

Notre Dame recruiting: 2019 blue-chip John Olmstead commits to Irish

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish received a commitment from New Jersey offensive lineman John Olmstead on Friday. Olmstead announced his decision during a ceremony at St. Joseph High School in Metuchen. The Class of 2019 offensive tackle prospect chose Notre Dame over Michigan, Ole Miss, Rutgers and Minnesota. According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Olmstead is a 4-star prospect who...
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