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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.
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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 …

Connecticut Wins NCAA Title, Napier Named MOP

Connecticut Wins NCAA Title, Napier Named MOP

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — Completing one of the more memorable NCAA Tournament runs in recent history, the seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies defeated eighth-seeded Kentucky 60-54 on Monday night to win the national championship. I…

WR Burleson Joins Browns

WR Burleson Joins Browns

NFL via Getty Images(CLEVELAND, Ohio) — The Cleveland Browns agreed to a deal with free agent receiver Nate Burleson, Browns general manager Ray Farmer announced Sunday. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, it’s a one-year deal. The 6-foot,…

Bobby Parnell Will Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Bobby Parnell Will Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell’s season is officially over, after the team announced Sunday he will have Tommy John Surgery on his right elbow. Team doctor David Atlchek will perform the surgery on Tuesday at…

Willie Cauley-Stein Officially Ruled Out of Title Game

Willie Cauley-Stein Officially Ruled Out of Title Game

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein, who has been dealing with an ankle injury, was officially ruled out of Monday’s national championship game against Connecticut. The 7-foot, 244 pound sophomore injur…

Darvish Sharp in Rangers Victory over Rays

Darvish Sharp in Rangers Victory over Rays

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) — Yu Darvish had no trouble getting back on track after missing three weeks. Darvish pitched seven innings of scoreless ball allowing seven hits, one walk and striking out six to lead the Texas Rang…

Bruins Clinch Top Seed in the East

Bruins Clinch Top Seed in the East

Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Milan Lucic had two goals and an assist and Loui Ericksson added four assists to lead the Boston Bruins past the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 Saturday, clinching the B’s the top-seed in the Eastern Conference….

Harrison Does it Again, Kentucky Advances to Championship

Harrison Does it Again, Kentucky Advances to Championship

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — Aaron Harrison may be a freshman but he continues to prove he’s not afraid of taking the big shot. 
With Kentucky down by two with 5.7 seconds left, Harrison nailed a go-ahead 3-pointer. Wisconsin had…

UConn is Championship Bound

UConn is Championship Bound

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — Top-Ranked Florida hadn’t lost a game since UConn beat them on Dec. 2 and now the Huskies did it again by downing the Gators in the National Championship Semifinal 63-53 Saturday, sending UConn to its four…

Creighton’s McDermott Wins Wooden Award

Creighton’s McDermott Wins Wooden Award

Eric Francis/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott won the John R. Wooden Award, which is given to the player of the year, Friday.
McDermott led the nation in scoring this season with 26.7 points per game while makin…

Danny Manning Joins Wake Forest

Danny Manning Joins Wake Forest

Donald Miralle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Danny Manning has agreed to become the new head men’s basketball coach at Wake Forest, the school announced Friday.
“We are very pleased to welcome Danny Manning to Wake Forest,” Wake Forest athletic director Ro…

Maple Leafs Lose Starting Goalie Bernier at Least 3 Weeks

Maple Leafs Lose Starting Goalie Bernier at Least 3 Weeks

Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images(TORONTO) — The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without starting goaltender Jonathan Bernier for at least the next three weeks head coach Randy Carlyle announced Friday after learning the 25-year-old has a strained MCL.
Ber…

Bailey Agrees to Two-Year Deal with Saints

Bailey Agrees to Two-Year Deal with Saints

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that they agreed to a two-year deal with 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey.
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the deal can be worth a maximum of $7 million…

Crisp’s Walk-Off Lifts Oakland Past Seattle

Crisp’s Walk-Off Lifts Oakland Past Seattle

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Coco Crisp launched a solo homerun to leadoff the bottom of the 12th, giving Oakland a 3-2 win over Seattle on Thursday. Umpires met briefly to review the play, but quickly confirmed the walk-off.
“I was…

Source: Carroll to Sign Extension with Seattle

Source: Carroll to Sign Extension with Seattle

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Super Bowl champions have come to terms with head coach Pete Carroll on a contract extension, according to league sources. While details of the contract have not been released, a press conference is schedu…

Durant, Thunder End Spurs’ Win Streak

Durant, Thunder End Spurs’ Win Streak

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) — While one streak continued, another one went down. Kevin Durant scored 25 or more points for the 39th straight time, helping Oklahoma City defeat Western Conference-leading San Antonio 106-94 on Thu…

Minnesota Wins NIT Championship

Minnesota Wins NIT Championship

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In 2013, Rick Pitino hoisted the NCAA Championship trophy with his Louisville Cardinals. On Thursday, he watched his son, Richard, hoist up the NIT title after leading Minnesota to a 65-63 win over Southern Methodis…

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