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Four specific challenges Kentucky's platoon system faces

So much of what John Calipari does is by design that it seems he will not order lunch without calculating the particular sandwich that delivers the greatest recruiting advantage to Kentucky. Which is why it’s so amusing that the Wildcats’ intent to play two-platoon basketball is entirely an accident. Calipari is working hard to assure it is a happy accident, but he did not plan...
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Florida G Eli Carter now a full participant in practice

Florida guard Eli Carter participated in full practice on Monday for the first time in nearly a year, according to GatorZone.com's Chris Harry. After a year when the status of the Rutgers transfer and one-time Gator-killer was very much in doubt, Carter has undergone quite the transformation the last few months and now figures heavily in the mix for key minutes as Donovan and...
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Report: SMU’s Markus Kennedy currently not eligible to play this season

SMU basketball could be in some trouble this season. According to Billy Embody of Scout.com, power forward Markus Kennedy, who was an integral part of SMU’s run to the NIT final a year ago, could miss some time this season. Coach Larry Brown released a statement Monday addressing the situation: “Markus still has some work to do to meet eligibility standards for competition...
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The weird Warriors are the perfect team for the modern NBA

Because of the style they play, the Golden State Warriors sometimes look like a fatally flawed team. The Warriors shoot as many three-pointers as anyone, often play loose on offense and gamble constantly. They get up and down the floor, have little collective conscience and evoke memories of the most reckless, entertaining version of Golden State's squad. If you squint, you can...
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Rivera opposes Kuechly ejection, any fine

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says middle linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected from Sunday's game at Green Bay Packers and most definitely should not be fined for making contact with the official. "No,'' Rivera said emphatically when asked Monday if Kuechly should be fined. "Not at all. Zero chance.'' The reigning NFL Defensive...
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Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale a major doubt for Liverpool and Barcelona

The Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is battling for fitness ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League match at Liverpool after the club announced he is suffering from a buttock muscle injury. The 25-year-old was an unused substitute in Saturday’s Primera Division win over Levante on his return from international duty, while reports in Spain said he also sat out training on Monday...
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Heat Sign Larry Drew II

The Miami Heat have signed guard Larry Drew II. Drew appeared in 11 games (two starts) with the Heat during the 2014 Orlando and Vegas Summer Leagues and averaged 4.4 points, 3.6 assists, 1.55 steals and 1.5 rebounds while shooting 43.9 percent from the field, 50 percent from three-point range and 77.8 percent from the foul line.
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Sean Kilpatrick Signs With Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have signed free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick to a contract. Kilpatrick, 24, earned First Team All-America honors as a senior at the University of Cincinnati in 2013-14.
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Chris Bosh Admits Money Was Factor In Choosing Heat Over Rockets

Chris Bosh was close to signing a four-year, $88 million deal with the Houston Rockets, but ultimately decided to remain with the Miami Heat on a five-year, $118 million contract. Bosh would have returned to his home state of Texas to form a Big 3 with Dwight Howard and James Harden. "I still had to finish conversations with the Heat," Bosh said of those hectic hours...
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Malik Dime, Devenir Duruisseau commit to Washington

The two newest commitments to the University of Washington had their picks announced within just minutes of each other, as forwards Malik Dime and Devin Duruisseau both have committed to the University of Washington. Dime has been on UW fans' radars for a while now. He was originally being recruited by Kansas, and its unclear who lost interest in that relationship. It came down...
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Is women’s perfume the secret to Royals’ success?

The secret to the Kansas City Royals' unexpected success is out, although opponents will say they got a whiff of what was happening a while ago. Shortstop Alcides Escobar and catcher Salvador Perez, two of the Royals' key players in their march to the World Series, make a habit of wearing women's perfume to every game in an attempt to enhance their luck. The custom...
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Lack of interest in Michael Sam a good thing

Michael Sam doesn't want to talk. It's nothing personal. It's just that the obsession with his sexual orientation, the suggestion that the FIRST OPENLY GAY PLAYER IN THE NFL would be a "distraction" in the locker room, that was dealt with when he was in training camp with the St. Louis Rams. The notion that he'd bring ruin and a losing record has been debunked...
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Texans' Clowney (knee) inactive for MNF

Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is inactive for Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Austin Davis still can't get recognized by Rams security

Austin Davis has come a long way. An undrafted quarterback out of Southern Miss in 2012, he bounced around the league a bit and ended up coaching high-school football. But then the Rams came calling in 2013 and after a serious of fortuitous turns, the starting QB job landed in his lap. Davis took that chance and ran with it as his steady play was a big reason why the Rams took...
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Purdue loses linebacker Robinson to torn ACL

Purdue senior linebacker Sean Robinson has played his final game of the 2014 season. Boilermakers head coach Darrell Hazell announced Monday Robinson tore his ACL in his right knee in a game earlier this season. Robinson’s ACL was torn back on October 4 against Illinois. He recorded five tackles in the game before having to leave for medical treatment.
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ASU coach Todd Graham expects Taylor Kelly back against Washington

Arizona State's football team has been without its starting quarterback, Taylor Kelly, for three games because of a foot injury. But according to head coach Todd Graham, the Sun Devils won't have to wait much longer for Kelly's return. Graham said Monday he expects Kelly to start against Washington Saturday. "I look for him to be able to hopefully progress and...
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Sooners' Sterling Shepard landed on my camera, and I feel bad about that

I have been shooting football on the sidelines just about every weekend for 26 years. I have shot every level of this sport, from pee-wee to NFL and everything in between. There have been close calls, but I can say that in those 26 years I have never been hit by a player. On Saturday while photographing Oklahoma’s game against Kansas State, my luck ran out. I’m sure that if...
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Dave Magadan won’t be Yankees hitting coach, but he could be front-runner with A’s

The Yankees are in search of a hitting coach after firing Kevin Long earlier this month, but Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that Dave Magadan will not get the job. Still, it’s not all bad news. Now that Chili Davis has joined the Red Sox as hitting coach, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Magadan could be the front-runner to replace...
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James Shields passed a kidney stone during the ALCS

When Game 3 of the ALCS was rained out last week, many speculated the Royals would take advantage by using ace right-hander James Shields in Game 4 on regular rest. Instead, they opted to start Jason Vargas as scheduled and kept Shields lined up for Game 5. Turns out that decision was based on Shields' health as much as anything. He told Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star...
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Browns briefly discussed going to Johnny Manziel in Jacksonville but Brian Hoyer 'is still firmly our starter'

With Brian Hoyer coming off his worst game as a Cleveland Brown, the public drumbeat for Johnny Manziel is growing louder, but coach Mike Pettine is marching to his own beat. "Brian is still firmly our starter,'' said Pettine, still admittedly feeling the sting of Sunday's 24-6 loss to the previously winless Jaguars. "Nothing's changed. Each week we make...
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Seattle news station confuses Peyton Manning and Gary Payton - wait what?

Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s NFL all-time passing touchdown record last night.  When discussing the historic milestone, KOMO News in Seattle showed a picture of former Seattle SuperSonics All-Star and basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton. huh?  A photo posted by @garypayton_20 on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:50pm PDT FunnyA photo posted by @garypayton_20 on Oct 10, 2014 at 11...
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'Honored and humbled' Peyton Manning sets TD standard

Peyton Manning now stands alone as the NFL's all-time touchdown king. The Denver Broncos' 38-year-old quarterback threw touchdown No. 509 of his career Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers to break Brett Favre's career record. The record-breaker went to receiver Demaryius Thomas, at 7:42 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, with three minutes and nine seconds remaining...
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Golden Tate denies being punched by Percy Harvin

Golden Tate did his best to deflect questions about his rumored altercation with former teammate Percy Harvin in the wake of the Detroit Lions' win on Sunday. Eventually he was forced to address it. "I didn't get punched in the face. That's all a lie," he told Jeff Riger of CBS Detroit. Tate's refutation comes after Harvin's surprise trade from the...
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Trestman swats down notion of Marshall-Cutler rift

Bears coach Marc Trestman on Monday shot down the notion of a rift between quarterback Jay Cutler and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Responding to reports that Marshall called out Cutler among other teammates in the locker room after Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Dolphins, Trestman labeled the Bears a unified front. "I think our team is very much together," Trestman...
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Flames sign Brodie to five-year contract extension

The Calgary Flames on Monday signed defenseman TJ Brodie to a five-year contract extension. Brodie, 24, scored his third goal in seven games in a 4-1 win at the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. He had four goals and 27 assists in 81 games last season.
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