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Adrian Peterson Supports Pay for Play

Adrian Peterson Supports Pay for Play

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson believes the NCAA should pay college athletes.
Peterson spoke during a conference call on Wednesday and said that players like former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny M…

Red Wings Reach Playoffs for 23rd Straight Year

Red Wings Reach Playoffs for 23rd Straight Year

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) — In a 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh, the Detroit Red Wings clinched a playoff spot for the 23rd consecutive year. That streak is the longest active such mark in North American pro sports, six years long…

Pacers Beat Milwaukee, Regain Lead in East

Pacers Beat Milwaukee, Regain Lead in East

Christian Petersen/Getty Images (MILWAUKEE, Wisc.) — Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel benched his usual starters for the entire game against Milwaukee on Wednesday. The reserves delivered with a 104-102 win over the Bucks that helped put Indiana …

Martinez’s Homer Lifts Detroit Past Dodgers in Extras

Martinez’s Homer Lifts Detroit Past Dodgers in Extras

Leon Halip/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) — After giving up a three-run lead in the ninth, Victor Martinez gave Detroit a 7-6 win over the Dodgers with a solo home run in the top of the tenth. Martinez went 3-for-3 on the night as the Tigers (5-2)…

Joel Embiid Declares for NBA Draft

Joel Embiid Declares for NBA Draft

Cooper Neill/Getty Images(LAWRENCE, Kan.) — The Kansas Jayhawks have now lost two star freshman to the NBA. On Wednesday, Joel Embiid declared for the NBA draft joining teammate Andrew Wiggins as rookies who will be leaving college after one season.
“…

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/9/14

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(NEW YORK) — MLB:  Cleveland Indians 2 (5-3) – San Diego Padres 0 (2-6) Game 1
San Diego Padres 2 (3-6) – Cleveland Indians 1 (5-4) Game 2
Oakland Athletics 7 (5-3) – Minnesota Twins 4 (3-5) 11 Innings
Cinc…

L.A. Angels OF Josh Hamilton Out 6-8 Weeks With Thumb Injury

L.A. Angels OF Josh Hamilton Out 6-8 Weeks With Thumb Injury

Denis Poroy/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton will undergo surgery after suffering a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament to the left thumb along with a torn capsule, the team announced on Wednesday. He’…

Derrick Gordon Becomes First Openly Gay D-I Player

Derrick Gordon Becomes First Openly Gay D-I Player

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — University of Massachusetts sophomore guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball.
Gordon broke the news Wednesday, but told his parents, coaches, and teammates at…

Adam Jones Not Happy About Fans Running onto Fields

Adam Jones Not Happy About Fans Running onto Fields

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones is not happy with fans that decide it is okay to run out on the field during a baseball game.
Jones saw two fans run out onto the field at Yankee Stadium during the Orioles 14-5…

Steve Nash Climbs Assists List

Steve Nash Climbs Assists List

NBA via Los Angeles Lakers(LOS ANGELES) — Lakers guard Steve Nash passed Mark Jackson on the all-time assists list during Tuesday night’s 145-130 loss to the Rockets.
Nash hit Jodie Meeks with a lead pass for his fifth assist of the night that passed …

Nowitzki Reaches Career Milestone in Mavs’ Victory

Nowitzki Reaches Career Milestone in Mavs’ Victory

NBA via Dallas Mavericks (SALT LAKE CITY) –  Dirk Nowitzki has played his way into the top 10 of the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
Nowitzki scored 21 points as the Dallas Mavericks dunked the Utah Jazz 95-83 on Tuesday night, giving him 26,714 for…

Braun Hits Three Home Runs as Brewers Rout Phillies

Braun Hits Three Home Runs as Brewers Rout Phillies

Drew Hallowell/Getty Images Sport (PHILADELPHIA) –  Ryan Braun hit three home runs and had seven RBIs as the Milwaukee Brewers sent the Philadelphia Phillies packing 10-4 on Tuesday.
Despite a smattering of boos and taunts from Philadelphia …

Nets Complete Season Sweep of Heat in Thriller

Nets Complete Season Sweep of Heat in Thriller

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Sport (MIAMI) –  Meet the Brooklyn Nets, the only NBA team this season to go undefeated against the Miami Heat.
Rookie Mason Plumlee blocked LeBron James’ dunk attempt at the rim with two seconds left, and the Nets hung …

UConn Wins Record 9th NCAA Championship

UConn Wins Record 9th NCAA Championship

Andy Lyons/Getty Images Sport (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) –  Once again, Geno Auriemma and the Connecticut Huskies stand alone atop the world of women’s college basketball.
In the first NCAA basketball championship game featuring two undefeated teams, the…

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/8/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/8/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Women’s College Basketball – National Championship: (1) Connecticut 79 (40-0) – (1) Notre Dame 58 (37-1)
NBA:  Detroit Pistons 102 (29-49) – Atlanta Hawks 95 (34-43)
Brooklyn Nets 88 (43-34…

Falcons Sign Lowery and Wilson

Falcons Sign Lowery and Wilson

Leon Halip/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — The Atlanta Falcons signed safety Dwight Lowery and cornerback Josh Wilson on Tuesday. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Lowery was originally selected by the New York Jets out of San Jose State in the fourth ro…

Panthers Sign Wide Receiver Jason Avant

Panthers Sign Wide Receiver Jason Avant

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Carolina Panthers realized their lack of depth at the wide receiver position, so they’ve brought in veteran wide out Jason Avant on a one-year deal.
“He provides a versatile player at receiver and brings good …

Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Class

Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Class

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(DALLAS, Texas) — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2014, set to be inducted on August 8 in Springfield, Mass. The inductees were announced at a press conference at the site of the 2014 Fin…

Marcus Smart to Enter NBA Draft

Marcus Smart to Enter NBA Draft

Cooper Neill/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Marcus Smart returned to Oklahoma State for his sophomore year with the goal of improving his draft stock. After a tumultuous second season, the guard has declared for the NBA draft.
“I had a great season he…

Despite Degree Flap, Manhattan to Retain Masiello as Coach

Despite Degree Flap, Manhattan to Retain Masiello as Coach

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Manhattan College will keep Steve Masiello as its head men’s basketball coach — if he completes his undergraduate degree. Until then, Masiello will be placed on unpaid leave while associate head coach Matt …

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