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Taylor Agost is Oregon volleyball player who sung national anthem

Oregon volleyball player Taylor Agost went viral after performing the national anthem at the Final Four on Saturday. The Final Four organizers did a cool thing where they had one singer from each Final Four school sing the anthem. For Oregon, it was Agost, a junior outside hitter on the Ducks’ volleyball team: Agost racked up 281 kills, 61 digs and 63 blocks last season for the Ducks...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Nigel Williams-Goss determined to play despite ankle injury

Nigel Williams-Goss twisted his ankle during Gonzaga’s Final Four victory over South Carolina on Saturday, but he is not about to let that keep him out of action.Williams-Goss played 36 of a possible 40 minutes, leading his team with 23 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He rolled his ankle as he drove for this layup, but he did not let it knock him out of action: After the game, Williams...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Mark Few does handstand in locker room after Gonzaga’s Final Four win

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was in quite the festive mood after his team’s Final Four victory over South Carolina on Saturday.After his Bulldogs defeated the Gamecocks by the final of 77-73 to advance to the national championship game, Few celebrated by busting out a handstand for the team in the locker room. That’s a 54-year-old coach, folks.It’s easily the best celebration we’ve...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Flyers teammate says Neuvirth was feeling ill prior to collapsing

Michal Neuvirth collapsed on the ice during the first period of Philadelphia’s game against New Jersey on Saturday, causing great concern.There was a faceoff by the blue line with the Flyers up 1-0 on the Devils when the Flyers goalie just fell over backwards. Neuvirth was taken off the ice on a stretcher.After the period, Philly right winger Colin McDonald said Neuvirth was not...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays open to trading Melvin Upton Jr.

The Toronto Blue Jays are open to trading outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., according to a report.FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman says the Jays are listening to offers on Upton, who is  slated to be Toronto’s left fielder entering the season.Toronto has a few options in left, which makes them open to trading Upton. They can go with Ezequiel Carrera or Dalton Pompey instead of Upton.The Jays...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Tracy McGrady on being elected to Hall of Fame: ‘This is my championship’

Tracy McGrady was never able to win a championship in his NBA career, but none of that matters to him now. McGrady was voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday as a member of the Class of 2017, and he took some time to reflect on the honor. “It doesn’t get any better than this,” said the seven-time All-Star, according to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com. “You’re talking about...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas inspired by sons to cut down on technical fouls

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas has few flaws in his game, but one occasional issue is his penchant for picking up technical fouls.Thomas was second in the NBA with 14 techs last season, and he lost a bet with his mother and wife, who believed he wouldn’t get through the season without picking up five technicals. They were right, as Thomas has 13 and counting.“Yeah, it’s...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Gonzaga's Karnowski leaves game after taking shot to eye

Przemek Karnowski left Saturday’s Final Four game for Gonzaga against South Carolina in the first half after taking a shot to the face, which resulted in his right eye being injured.Karnowski was going up for a shot and got swatted in the face, causing him to hit the ground: CBS later reported that Karnowski told the trainer he was having trouble focusing his right eye after being...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Eric Gagne, Dodgers discussing minor-league deal

14 years after winning the Cy Young Award with them, Eric Gagne could be returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet on Saturday, Gagne says he’s discussing a minor-league deal with the Dodgers. Gagne, now 41 years old, pitched with the Dodgers for eight seasons from 1999 to 2006, establishing himself as one of the most dominant closers of...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr thinks Andre Iguodala deserves Sixth Man award

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has started campaigning for one of his players to win an award, and it has nothing to do with MVP.Kerr said Friday that in his mind, Andre Iguodala is clearly deserving of the league’s Sixth Man of the Year award.“I don’t know if I’ve ever really pushed any of our players for awards — Steph (Curry) for MVP, Draymond (Green) for Defensive Player...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

John Wall blasts officiating after loss to Jazz: ‘The refs made us lose this game’

Every game matters as the Washington Wizards battle for playoff seeding, and All-Star guard John Wall thinks poor officiating cost them one on Friday.After the Wizards lost 95-88 to the Utah Jazz, Wall unloaded on the referees.“For one, I haven’t been saying nothing to the refs lately because I know what situation I’ve been in but the way they’ve been officiating today doesn’t make...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins describes facing Kings as ‘very weird’

DeMarcus Cousins faced the Sacramento Kings from the other side for the first time on Friday, and he admitted that the entire experience was strange for him.Cousins’s New Orleans Pelicans won 117-89, with the center contributing 37 points and 13 rebounds in a huge performance. He reflected on it after the game, saying it was odd to see the Kings from the opposite side.“It was very...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell threatens to sit out season in April Fools prank

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is trying to prank the internet, and somewhat succeeded early Saturday.The Steelers running back sent a strongly-worded tweet Saturday in which he threatened to sit out the season if the team tried to make him play it on the franchise tag. It is, of course, vital to understand that this tweet was sent on April 1st. It was convincing enough...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Few bettors backed Mississippi State to upset Connecticut

The Mississippi State women’s basketball team’s victory over Connecticut was a huge shock to everyone, and that is made clear in the betting slips.ESPN’s Darren Rovell shared data that showed only 39 people placed a bet on Mississippi State with William Hill. UConn came into the game with a 111-game win streak. In the previous year’s tournament, they beat Mississippi State by 60...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Tom Brady posts infamous Boston Globe headline as April Fools joke

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got in on the April Fools action by sharing a rather infamous headline.Brady wished his Instagram followers a happy April 1st by posting a picture of the now-famous early edition of the Boston Globe that depicted the Patriots as Super Bowl losers. It’s not exactly a prank, sure, but it’s easy to understand why Brady couldn’t resist. It must...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mississippi State baseball team went nuts after basketball win

The Mississippi State women’s basketball team’s upset win over Connecticut reverberated far and wide, and the school’s baseball team was just as excited about it.In a video posted to the baseball team’s Twitter account, the baseball team is shown watching the end of the Final Four tilt that concludes with Morgan William’s dramatic game-winner. We’re guessing there were plenty of...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll makes it sound like Seahawks will keep Trevone Boykin

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll indicated that backup quarterback Trevone Boykin’s recent arrest might not necessarily mark the end of his time with the team.Carroll told ESPN 710 Seattle that the team will look at all the information surrounding Boykin’s arrest, but seemed inclined to offer him another chance.“We’ll see. We’ll see what happens here. We have some information...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson unlikely to land with Tampa Bay

Adrian Peterson’s search for a new home continues, with his recent workout partner apparently not enough to get his foot in the door with a potential suitor. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, there is pretty much no chance Peterson ends up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, despite the fact that the running back has been working out with Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Draymond Green takes dirty shot at James Harden’s wrist

Draymond Green’s desire to win resulted in him crossing the line between competitive and dirty yet again.Green hit James Harden on the Houston Rockets star’s injured wrist during the third quarter of Golden State’s 107-98 win over Houston on Friday night. Here’s a look at the play: Green was called for an offensive foul for the move. He said after the game that he did it in response...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma had a surprising reaction to UConn’s streak ending

Geno Auriemma’s reaction to his UConn Huskies losing to Mississippi State on Friday night in Dallas and having their 111-game winning streak come to an end was surprising.As the Huskies lost to Mississippi State on a buzzer-beat from Morgan William (video here), Auriemma did not slam his clipboard, stomp around, or yell at his players. Nope. Instead, he had a big smile on his face...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Dak Prescott experienced all the emotions during Mississippi State's win

Dak Prescott was in attendance in Dallas for Mississippi State’s Final Four upset win over UConn on Friday night, and the Dallas Cowboys quarterback went through all the emotions while watching his alma mater try to pull off the victory.Prescott, who played college ball at Mississippi State, was happy when the Bulldogs put the pressure on UConn: Then he was stressed out after Mississippi...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Morgan William ends UConn’s 111-game winning streak with buzzer-beater

Mississippi State has made history. The Bulldogs beat UConn’s legendary women’s basketball team 66-64 in overtime on Friday night thanks to a buzzer-beater by Morgan William. William scored 41 to beat Baylor in the Bulldogs’ previous game, and she had 13 on Friday. UConn was 36-0 entering the game, while the Bulldogs were 33-4. They had been knocked out by the Huskies the previous...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Jose Ramirez calls out MLB The Show for getting his picture wrong

Jose Ramirez isn’t going to let himself be disrespected virtually.The Cleveland Indians infielder took to Twitter on Friday to call out popular video game franchise MLB The Show for getting his picture wrong in their latest release for 2017 and showing an image of Atlanta Braves pitcher Jose Ramirez in an Indians hat instead, apparently for the second year in a row. pic.twitter.com...
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March 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson almost cried when Larry Bird called him to return to Pacers

Not even Born Ready was ready for the call he received earlier this month.Lance Stephenson said Friday he almost cried when Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird called him to return to the team, per local reporter Mark Montieth. The 26-year-old Stephenson was drafted by the Pacers in 2010 and enjoyed the best seasons of his NBA career there. But he left the team in 2014, kicking off...
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March 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Steve Nash thinks rest may have helped him: ‘I was always tired in the playoffs’

Amidst numerous retired NBA legends speaking out against the league’s current wave of stars sitting out games for rest, here’s one who thinks he might have benefited from the practice.Two-time MVP Steve Nash appeared on SiriusXM NBA Radio on Friday and said that he could have used some rest during his playing career, noting how he was always tired in the postseason. Nash, now 43...
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March 31, 2017  |  Discuss
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