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Fantasy Fox: Updated QB-starter rankings, 1-32

Here are my updated fantasy rankings for the season's presumed starting quarterbacks (1-32) ... as training camps open en masse this week: 1-8 1. Peyton Manning, Broncos 2. Drew Brees, Saints 3. Aaron Rodgers, Packers 4. Matthew Stafford, Lions 5. Robert Griffin III, Redskins 6. Andy Dalton, Bengals 7. Matt Ryan, Falcons 8. Cam Newton, Panthers QUICK HITTERS 1. The odds of...
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Hornets' Zeller named to USA Men's Select team

The Hornets' Cody Zeller has been chosen as one of 13 players for the USA Men's National Select Team, which will train with July 28-31 with Team USA in Las Vegas ahead of the FIBA World Cup. Zeller was named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Second team after averaging 6.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists over 17.3 minutes per game for Charlotte. He was the team's only...
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Clemson's Cole Stoudt ready for his turn

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Patience is a concept that's much more easily discussed than it is put to good use. But Clemson senior quarterback Cole Stoudt has always been more patient than most. "In high school, I had a little bit of patience. When I was a freshman, my brother was a senior, so I was doing freshman ball and he was doing his year. I had to be patient and wait for...
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Louisville looks to continue winning ways, give ACC 'encore'

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Over the last two seasons, the Louisville Cardinals have gone 23-3 overall and have earned a trip to the Sugar Bowl, where they smoked Florida 33-23. Nevertheless, very few college football fans and media have given them credit of being a dominant football team. Of course, that's what happens when you play in the lesser leagues like the American Athletic Conference...
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Fantasy Fox: Top 100 fantasy playmakers, Vol. II

Here's our 2.0 version of the Top 100 Fantasy Playmakers For 2014 -- a countdown that intentionally minimizes the fantasy impact of kickers and defense/special teams. For now. (We'll worry about those groups in August.) 1-25 1. RB Jamaal Charles, Chiefs 2. RB LeSean McCoy, Eagles 3. QB Peyton Manning, Broncos 4. RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings 5. RB Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks...
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Winston, Florida State run away with preseason ACC honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- In perhaps the least surprising news of the ACC Kickoff, quarterback Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles were picked to run away with the conference championship for the second straight season. Winston was also voted preseason ACC Player of the Year by the media. The Seminoles, who return 15 starters to a team that finished first nationally in scoring...
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Post-free agency breakdown of NBA's Southeast Division

The NBA's Southeast Division has undergone a substantial facelift in the last five weeks, the dual result of fruitful drafts for the bottom-rung clubs and monumental free-agent moves -- both positive and negative -- involving nearly every team. As such, the division race shall no longer be a preordained award for the Miami Heat keeping their Big Three healthy for a full season...
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ACC Media Days: 5 storylines to ponder on Day 2

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference got most of its heavy lifting done early Sunday afternoon, kicking off its player-centric media day by running out reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston and his Florida State teammate, cornerback P.J. Williams, in the opening session. Media members swarmed, but when the session was complete the event returned to normalcy. The Monday...
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Fantasy Fox: Two-start pitchers for fantasy Week 17

The following 42 pitchers are slated for two starts during Week No. 17 of the fantasy baseball season (July 21- 27): Top 10 Picks Chris Sale, White Sox (vs. Royals, @ Twins) Adam Wainwright, Cardinals (vs. Rays, @ Cubs) Julio Teheran, Braves (vs. Marlins, vs. Padres) Scott Kazmir, Athletics (vs. Astros, @ Rangers) Cliff Lee, Phillies (vs. Giants, vs. Diamondbacks) Tom Koehler, Marlins...
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Fantasy Fox: Two-start pitchers for fantasy Week 17

The following 42 pitchers are slated for two starts during Week No. 17 of the fantasy baseball season (July 21- 27): Top 10 Picks Chris Sale, White Sox (vs. Royals, @ Twins) Adam Wainwright, Cardinals (vs. Rays, @ Cubs) Julio Teheran, Braves (vs. Marlins, vs. Padres) Scott Kazmir, Athletics (vs. Astros, @ Rangers) Cliff Lee, Phillies (vs. Giants, vs. Diamondbacks) Tom Koehler, Marlins...
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Fantasy Fox: Two-start pitchers for fantasy Week 17

The following 42 pitchers are slated for two starts during Week No. 17 of the fantasy baseball season (July 21- 27): Top 10 Picks Chris Sale, White Sox (vs. Royals, @ Twins) Adam Wainwright, Cardinals (vs. Rays, @ Cubs) Julio Teheran, Braves (vs. Marlins, vs. Padres) Scott Kazmir, Athletics (vs. Astros, @ Rangers) Cliff Lee, Phillies (vs. Giants, vs. Diamondbacks) Tom Koehler, Marlins...
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Marquise Williams relishes the competition for UNC's starting QB job

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The questions about UNC quarterback Marquise Williams' fundamentals have swirled since he took his first snap, and they'll continue to -- but his throwing motion has the endorsement of one person that carries a good bit of weight. "That's Peyton Manning. He's the greatest in the game," Williams said. "When he gave me that talk, I...
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Duke Johnson, Miami ready to "take the next step"

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Miami -- or "The U", as it is more popularly known -- is still not back. Junior running back Duke Johnson wants to make that clear. "I don't see why we can say we're back. We don't have a reason to say that," Johnson said. "We've been in the ACC for 10 years and we haven't been to the ACC Championship once. We haven...
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ACC's Swofford expects Power 5 autonomy proposal to pass

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- John Swofford's words have fallen on deaf ears before. Just a few short years ago, the ACC commissioner's joint proposal with SEC commissioner Mike Slive to establish a college football playoff did not draw a negative reaction so much as it did blank stares. The Bowl Championship Series was established and raking in hundreds of millions in revenue, so...
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ACC Media Days: 5 storylines to ponder on Day 1

For comparison's sake, the arrival of the ACC Football Kickoff is typically a low-key affair tucked away at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C., a quieter cousin of the fever pitch that is SEC Media Days a few hundred miles south. Players, coaches and media members swing golf clubs, interact at ice cream socials and, oh yeah, talk a little football along the way. The event...
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Marcus Paige returns for 2014-15 more relaxed, confident

Marcus Paige hasn't been back home to Cedar Rapids, Iowa very much in the off-season. But when he has, people have been careful to not to mention the way the Tar Heels' last season ended -- an 85-83 loss to the No. 3 seed Iowa State in the third round of the Tournament. "One of my best friends goes (to Iowa State), and he still doesn't say too much to me about it...
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College playoff committee must invoke common sense with rankings

ATLANTA -- In the coming weeks, FOX Sports South will offer an onslaught of football features, the happy result of information collected at the recently completed SEC Media Days (July 14-17 in Hoover, Ala.). But today, we're going to focus on a hot-button issue that resurfaced when Bill Hancock, the executive director of the new College Football Playoff, addressed the media with...
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'Bama carries preseason team, individual voting with SEC media

HOOVER, Ala. -- The SEC announced its individual and team choices for preseason media awards on Thursday, with representatives from Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina and Georgia receiving the lion's share of accolades. And to no one's surprise, the Crimson Tide were tabbed as the clear favorite to win the SEC West title and subsequent conference championship. For divisional...
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Five storylines to ponder for Day 4 of SEC Media Days

HOOVER, Ala. -- Here are five things to ponder for Day 4 of SEC Media Days, as this four-day festival of over-the-top media banter and cautious coaching quips winds down with Georgia, Ole Miss, Kentucky and Alabama taking center stage. 1. It'll be interesting to see if Alabama coach Nick Saban embraces the 'history repeating' angle of questions from the media In 2008...
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Two NC State assistants pull young woman from overturned vehicle

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State assistant coaches Frisman Jackson (wide receivers) and Dave Huxtable (defensive coordinator) teach young people lessons about life all the time. But they taught an unexpected life lesson on Tuesday night on their way home -- this one to a young girl. Jackson tweeted that he and Huxtable pulled a young lady from her car which had overturned on the side of...
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ACC Countdown: No. 8 Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh did quite well in its inaugural ACC season, beating the teams it should beat more often than not while losing to the teams it should lose to more often than not, too. All that ultimately resulted in a 7-6 record and a bowl game win over Bowling Green. There's a lot of change on this year's roster at important spots, like quarterback and defensive tackle (without...
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Stephenson signing pushes Hornets toward East's upper echelon

Having Michael Jordan for an owner finally paid dividends for the Charlotte Hornets, as it was his personal face-to-face meeting late Tuesday that enabled his team to land one of the top free agents on the market: shooting guard Lance Stephenson. Stephenson and the Hornets reached a deal that will pay him $27 million over three years. His former team, the Indiana Pacers, had offered...
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ACC Breakout Players: Defense

Every year, a player who's been good -- but not great -- or perhaps one the public has barely heard of comes out of nowhere and has a great season. There are a lot of candidates in the ACC on both sides of the ball, but even on some very good defenses, there are some players that could emerge and have huge seasons. COASTAL DIVISION Duke: Breon Borders, CB He may not have been...
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Spurrier entertains SEC media with Saban, Clemson, Davy Crockett talk

HOOVER, Ala. -- South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier brought his proverbial A-game to SEC Media Days on Tuesday, offering a wide-range of quick-on-his-feet quips and colorful stories to the large contingent of SEC journalists. Here's a sampling of Spurrier hightlights from his morning session in the so-called Big Room of the Hyatt-Wynfrey hotel: On the excitement level of...
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Hornets limited to quiet moves in free agency

After losing out on their top two priorities -- re-sign forward Josh McRoberts and snag restricted free agent Gordon Hayward -- the Charlotte Hornets have finally landed some free agents, though they're not the big splash owner Michael Jordan had been hoping for. On Sunday, the Hornets signed little-known free agent Brian Roberts, a point guard that played last season with in...
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