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Daily Archives: January 31, 2024

Joel Embiid (left knee injury) out for final game of Sixers’ road trip

Joel Embiid (left knee injury) out for final game of Sixers’ road trip originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia To no one’s surprise, Joel Embiid won’t take part in the finale of the Sixers’ five-game road trip. The Sixers ruled Embiid out for their game Thursday night against the Jazz with a left knee injury. He’ll “receive further evaluation over …

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Grades are in: Rodgers’ double-double critical in road win

Jan. 31—Player of the game Illinois guard Ty Rodgers Rodgers wasn’t Illinois leading scorer Tuesday night at Ohio State. Terrence Shannon Jr. and Marcus Domask both scored more, finishing with 23 points apiece. But how Rodgers put together 13 points, 10 rebounds and two assists was important. The sophomore guard was assertive offensively attacking the basket. He did plenty of …

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Joel Embiid injury update: 76ers star will miss game vs. Jazz to receive further evaluation on left knee

Getty Images Joel Embiid is set to miss yet another game. The Philadelphia 76ers star has been ruled out for his team’s matchup on Thursday against the Utah Jazz after suffering a knee injury against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. He’ll receive further evaluation in Philadelphia over the next 24 hours rather than traveling with the team, according to ESPN’s Adrian …

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Can Oregon men’s basketball get back on track Thursday against USC? What to know

Oregon guard Kario Oquendo dunks the ball as the Oregon Ducks host the Arizona Wildcats Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. Oregon (14-6, 6-3 Pac-12) vs. Southern California (8-12, 2-7) Time/date: 7:30 p.m., Thursday Site: Galen Center, Los Angeles TV: ESPN. Radio: KUJZ-FM (95.3). About the matchup: Oregon and USC opened Pac-12 play against each other …

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Kentucky vs. Florida odds, line, time: 2024 college basketball picks, Jan. 31 predictions by proven model

After falling just two points short of upsetting the Kentucky Wildcats in their first meeting, the Florida Gators will get another shot when they meet the 10th-ranked Wildcats on Wednesday in SEC action at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky survived 87-85 at Gainesville, Fla., on Jan. 6. The Gators (14-6, 4-3 SEC), who are eyeing their fourth win in …

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Jaylen Brown advocates for ‘Raise the Age’ bill at State House

Jaylen Brown advocates for ‘Raise the Age’ bill at State House originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston On Wednesday, Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown spent his off day advocating for the “Raise the Age” bill at the Massachusetts State House. The “Raise the Age” bill aims to gradually raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction to include 18 – 20-year-olds. Brown …

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What means the most to Michigan State basketball’s Tom Izzo after 700th win

EAST LANSING – The celebration of Tom Izzo’s 40-plus years as a part of Michigan State basketball could not have been more jubilant. Kisses from his wife, daughter, and 6-month-old granddaughter. The 29th-year head coach’s son clutching the game ball. The hugs spanning generations. From Steve Smith to Mateen Cleaves to Anthony “Pig” Miller and many other former players. Malik …

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NBA trade deadline candidates: 25 most interesting players who could be on the move, including Dejounte Murray

It is possible that, with the trade deadline just around the corner, this season’s three biggest moves have already been made. The Los Angeles Clippers brought James Harden home on Halloween, the New York Knicks acquired OG Anunoby in late December and the Indiana Pacers landed Pascal Siakam in mid-January. There are more deals to be done, though. Every contender …

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Purdue vs. Northwestern odds, time: 2024 college basketball picks, Jan. 31 predictions by proven model

Zach Edey and the second-ranked Purdue Boilermakers will look to win their sixth game in a row when they battle the Northwestern Wildcats in a key Big Ten Conference matchup on Wednesday. The Boilermakers (19-2, 8-2 Big Ten), who have dominated the series, have won the last six matchups at Mackey Arena and are 44-6 all-time there against Northwestern. Purdue …

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Dribble Handoff: What to watch for on historic college basketball weekend featuring four top-10 matchups

The first weekend of February is bringing a college basketball bonanza in the form of a record-breaking schedule. Never before have there been four top-10 matchups during a regular-season weekend. But as Matt Norlander pointed out in this week’s Court Report, that’s what we’re in store for Saturday and Sunday. Among them is the first of two scheduled showdowns between …

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Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards fined $40K for criticizing officials after controversial non-call vs. Thunder

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards has been fined $40,000 for publicly criticizing officials, the NBA announced on Wednesday. Edwards made multiple comments after his team’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, both on the floor and during his post-game media sessions.  As Edwards was celebrating the narrow win with his teammates, the broadcast caught him yelling about “cheating …

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‘A lot of emotion.’ LMU’s Dominick Harris struggles to find rhythm in bittersweet return to Gonzaga

Jan. 31—Dominick Harris, in his own words, wanted to lean on his Loyola Marymount teammates and coaches to help settle the emotions that would inherently come with a long-awaited return to Gonzaga. Easy in theory, sure, but much harder once Tuesday night rolled around. Harris, who came back to the McCarthey Athletic Center wearing the uniform of a West Coast …

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Report: Celtics interested in Rockets’ Jae’Sean Tate

Report: Celtics interested in Rockets’ Jae’Sean Tate originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Celtics are doing their due diligence with the 2024 NBA trade deadline just over a week away. According to The Athletic, the C’s have expressed interest in Houston Rockets forward Jae’Sean Tate. The Phoenix Suns are also in the mix to acquire the 28-year-old. Celtics …

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Ole Miss basketball’s investment in home environment is paying off. Just ask Mississippi State

OXFORD ― The video clips that made their way to social media Tuesday night showed a part of what it felt like inside the SJB Pavilion, where Ole Miss basketball beat Mississippi State, 86-82. But the views of a gray-haired security guard hyping up the Ole Miss student section and women’s basketball coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin “Swag Surfin'” wasn’t the only …

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NBA Star Index: Joel Embiid should forget MVP; Jalen Brunson has Knicks humming into February

Welcome back to NBA Star Power Index: A weekly gauge of the players getting the most buzz around the league. Inclusion on this list isn’t necessarily a good thing — it simply means you’re capturing the NBA world’s attention. This is also not a ranking. The players listed here are in no particular order. This column will run every week throughout the regular season. …

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Why Westbrook was TJD’s favorite NBA player growing up

Why Westbrook was TJD’s favorite NBA player growing up originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area There is a Warriors rookie that is a life-long fan of Russell Westbrook, but it’s not the obvious choice. As seen in his two-way, energetic impact on the floor, Warriors forward Trayce Jackson-Davis has implemented in-game attributes from some of his childhood’s NBA favorites, …

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It’s official: NBA Draft to become two-night event starting this year

2023 NBA Draft Hoping to capitalize on the buzz around one of the biggest nights of the NBA calendar, the NBA has officially expanded the NBA Draft to two nights, the league announced Wednesday. “Based on feedback about the NBA Draft format from basketball executives around the league and my own experience in draft rooms, we believe that teams will …

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Xavier vs. St. John’s odds, spread, line: 2024 college basketball picks, Jan. 31 best bets from proven model

The Xavier Musketeers (10-10) will try to get back above the .500 mark when they host the St. John’s Red Storm (13-7) on Wednesday night. Xavier is coming off back-to-back road losses against top-25 teams, including a 99-56 blowout at No. 1 UConn on Sunday. St. John’s snapped a three-game losing streak with a 70-50 win over Villanova last Wednesday, …

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