Daily Archives: September 7, 2023

WATCH: Klein, Klanderman preview Week 2 vs. Troy

[ad_1] On what needs improvement on offense from the first game… “Just had a lot of little things. I don’t know if there’s one big thing I could put my finger on. There were a lot of little things you know. I thought overall it was it was a clean effort for sure, but there’s a lot of little things. …

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Why Fox believes ‘workhorse’ Sasha Vezenkov fits Kings system

[ad_1] Why Fox believes ‘workhorse’ Sasha Vezenkov fits Kings system originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area The Kings put up the best offensive numbers the NBA has ever seen during the 2022-23 season, with a record-breaking 119.4 offensive rating led by De’Aaron Fox, Domantas Sabonis and Co. Surrounding the perimeter were young sharpshooters Keegan Murray, Malik Monk, Kevin Huerter …

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NBA referee Eric Lewis retires; league ends investigation into his alleged use of burner account to defend his work

[ad_1] The NBA announced on Wednesday that referee Eric Lewis has retired and that the league is subsequently closing its investigation into his alleged use of a burner social media account. “NBA referee Eric Lewis has informed the league office that he is retiring, effective immediately,” the league’s statement reads. “In light of his decision, the NBA’s investigation into social …

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Florida basketball gets big-time home matchup to open SEC play

[ad_1] Florida basketball will get a marquee opener in SEC play, as the Gators will host Kentucky on Jan. 6 at the O’Connell Center. The two programs have served as standard bearers in men’s basketball for the conference since the start of the century, combining for three national titles and 16 SEC titles from 2000-2023. Kentucky lost standout big man …

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UNC, coach Mack Brown blast NCAA after it denies eligibility for All-ACC transfer Devontez Walker: ‘Shame on you’

[ad_1] The NCAA on Thursday denied 2023 eligibility for North Carolina wide receiver Devontez Walker, drawing pointed criticism from UNC and head coach Mack Brown. “I don’t know that I’ve ever been more disappointed in a person, a group of people, or an institution than I am with the NCAA right now,” Brown wrote in a statement. “It’s clear that …

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UNC coach Mack Brown blasts NCAA after it denies eligibility for All-ACC transfer Devontez Walker: ‘Shame on you’

[ad_1] The NCAA on Thursday denied 2023 eligibility for North Carolina wide receiver Devontez Walker, drawing pointed criticism from UNC and head coach Mack Brown. “I don’t know that I’ve ever been more disappointed in a person, a group of people, or an institution than I am with the NCAA right now,” Brown wrote in a statement. “It’s clear that …

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With Smart gone, who will step up as C’s vocal leader?

[ad_1] With Smart gone, who will step up as C’s vocal leader? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Marcus Smart was a polarizing player during his Boston Celtics tenure, but he unquestionably was the team’s vocal leader both on and off the court. He’ll resume that role with the Memphis Grizzlies next season after being traded by the C’s in …

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Full 2023-24 basketball schedule is now available

[ad_1] Arkansas has been to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament three years in a row, which had not been done since 1996 before Eric Musselman arrived. A fourth straight trip is on the horizon, and the full schedule was released today. The non-conference portion was already known, but the SEC portion had not been unveiled. This content is …

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Marc Spears on Ben Simmons, CP3 on the Warriors & The Conversations Project

[ad_1] Subscribe to Ball Don’t Lie Marc Spears, Senior NBA Writer for ESPN and Andscape, joins Vincent Goodwill for a fun conversation about Ben Simmons’ physical and mental well-being, Marc’s show on Hulu and Chris Paul’s challenges in fitting in with the Golden State Warriors. On this episode of Good Word with Goodwill, Vincent Goodwill is joined by Senior NBA …

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Who will be Suns’ fifth starter? Frank Vogel expects ‘a lot of guys’ to have chance in role

[ad_1] After the 2023 trade deadline, Josh Okogie started every regular-season game for the Phoenix Suns. He was their best point-of-attack defender, their fastest player in transition and he wasn’t going to take touches away from Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton. In Phoenix’s first playoff game, though, Torrey Craig was the fifth starter, as he had …

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Marlins’ Jazz Chisholm Jr. recalls when Michael Jordan challenged him as a kid: ‘Make me want your autograph’

[ad_1] Getty Images Michael Jordan has inspired athletes across multiple generations, and not just in basketball. Miami Marlins outfielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. used a brief interaction with Jordan as a kid to motivate him. Now, he is an MLB All-Star and Jordan athlete. Chisholm was a guest on the “On Base with Mookie Betts” podcast, and he recalled a special moment …

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Knicks Mailbag: On Immanuel Quickley’s future

[ad_1] Immanuel Quickley / USA TODAY Sports/SNY treated image SNY’s Ian Begley will be responding to and breaking down answers to Knicks questions from readers. Here’s the latest… With training camp about three weeks away, here’s an informal mailbag culled from some tweet replies over the past few weeks: Ian, you mention the complication of trying to move IQ after …

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Dates for Arkansas Razorbacks basketball home SEC schedule released

[ad_1] The Arkansas Razorback men’s basketball program officially released its non-conference schedule to the public last week. On Thursday, the dates for all of the conference matchups were released to complete the schedule. Highlighting the non-conference slate is a matchup with Duke on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The Razorbacks are 2-2 all-time against the Blue Devils with the last meeting coming …

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Tatum gets candid about leadership style, ‘connection’ with Boston

[ad_1] Tatum gets candid about leadership style, ‘connection’ with Boston originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Jayson Tatum has made tremendous strides over six NBA seasons, and we’re not just talking about his play between the whistles. While the Boston Celtics forward has blossomed into a perennial All-Star and All-NBA First-Teamer, he’s also gotten more comfortable in his own skin, …

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18 Former Wildcats open 2023 season on NFL rosters

[ad_1] Kansas State will be well-represented in the NFL this season. According to a press release sent out by Kansas State Athletics, 18 former Wildcats open the 2023 NFL season on an NFL roster. That list includes both practice squad and active roster players. The list is headlined by wide receiver Tyler Lockett and offensive lineman Cornelius Lucas, who are …

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The top of the 2024 NBA Draft is wide open with no clear-cut No. 1 player

[ad_1] The G League Ignite’s Ron Holland and Matas Buzelis celebrate after Holland scored against the Perth Wildcats in the second half of an NBA G League Fall Invitational game on Sept. 6, 2023 in Las Vegas. The Ignite defeated the Wildcats 124-105. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images) LAS VEGAS — Last fall, over 100 NBA scouts filled the Dollar Loan Center …

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USA vs. Germany World Cup semifinal: Three things to watch

[ad_1] This is the reality of modern international basketball: There are four teams still standing at the 2023 FIBA World Cup — the USA, Germany, Serbia and Canada — and each one has a legitimate case for why it can win gold. The days of the Americans expecting to win as their birthright are gone, the rest of the world …

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