1. Cliff Alexander Proves His Vast Potential at Jordan Brand Classic Game

    Jahlil Okafor may have led his East team to a defense-optional 158-147 victory in the Jordan Brand Classic game in Brooklyn, N.Y., Friday, but he wasn ’t the only big man who impressed during the all-star contest...

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  2. Tracking NFL's Investigation into Peyton Manning, Adam Gase's Visit to Alabama

    The NFL will investigate the Denver Broncos after a visit to the University of Alabama by Peyton Manning and offensive coordinator Adam Gase has sparked the league's attention, via Jeff Legwold of ESPN...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 95,266 reads 260 comments

  3. 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Pick-by-Pick Guide to the First Round

    With the initial rush of free agency firmly in the rearview mirror, NFL franchises have turned their attention firmly to the upcoming draft...

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  4. Duke Basketball: Breaking Down Rodney Hood's NBA Potential

    Jabari Parker ended all speculation about his immediate future Thursday when he elected to enter the NBA draft, but he is not the only potential lottery pick from last year’s ...

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  5. 2014 NBA Mock Draft: Updated First-Round Picks After Latest Player Announcements

    NBA teams looking to scoop up some quality big men in the upcoming 2014 NBA draft received some unfortunate news from the Commonwealth recently when both Kentucky’s Willie ...

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  6. NBA Playoff Picture: Final 2014 Standings and Updated Bracket

    Wednesday marked the final day of the 2013-14 NBA regular season, meaning playoff seeding and lottery odds were sorted out as the final standings were released...

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  7. NBA Playoff Bracket 2014: Round-by-Round Guide to the Postseason

    Four glorious rounds of do-or-die basketball sit before NBA fans, as the best players in the world lace it up for the playoffs with one goal in mind—the Larry O’Brien Trophy...

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  8. NBA Playoffs 2014: First-Round Predictions and Odds for All 16 Teams

    Every one of the 16 teams in the NBA playoffs have one goal in mind, but before squads can set their sights on the Larry O’Brien trophy, they have to win four of seven games in the first round...

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  9. Portsmouth Invitational 2014 Results: Daily Scores, Updated Bracket and Schedule

    The 2014 Portsmouth Invitational began Wednesday with two opening-round games, but before we delve into the results, it is worth explaining the event...

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  10. Byron Wesley to Transfer from USC Trojans for Final Season of Eligibility

    It may take some time for Andy Enfield to replicate the success he had during his final season with Florida Gulf Coast at USC. Losing arguably the top player in the program certainly won’t help his progress...

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  11. Taijuan Walker Injury: Updates on Mariners Pitcher's Shoulder and Return

    The Seattle Mariners have gotten off to a solid 7-6 start to the 2014 MLB season, but the front office will likely have one eye on the future as the campaign plays out because there aren’t necessarily immediate World Series aspirations in place...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 9,829 reads 10 comments

  12. Bryce Harper Injury: Updates on Nationals Star's Quad and Return

    Updates from Saturday, April 19 Bryce Harper left Saturday's game, possibly aggravating his quad injury (via Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post ): Updates from Thursday, ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 2,323 reads 3 comments

  13. Terrelle Pryor Trade Talks Provide Glimpse into Oakland Raiders' Draft Plans

    Any moves that are made by NFL teams at this time of year, especially those from squads with early picks in the upcoming draft, are done so under the microscope of what it could mean for their draft plans...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 21,327 reads 107 comments

  14. Duke Basketball Recruiting: What Are Blue Devils' Chances to Land Myles Turner?

    While the Duke basketball world waits with bated breath for Jabari Parker’s NBA decision, it is worth pointing out that the Blue Devils will still be among the best teams ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 9,856 reads 4 comments

  15. NFL Mock Draft 2014: Predictions on What Every NFL Team Will Do in First Round

    Nothing can change the long-term fortunes of an NFL franchise faster than a series of successful drafts. The 2014 draft class is loaded with talent at a number of positions, including quarterback, cornerback and wide receiver...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 11,652 reads 3 comments

  16. NBA Playoff Picture: Updated 2014 Standings, Bracket as Postseason Nears

    The Los Angeles Clippers knocked off the Denver Nuggets to the tune of 117-105 Tuesday night, and when the final buzzer sounded, it was finally the last day of the NBA ’s regular season...

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  17. Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 Results: Highlighting Major Takeaways from Pac-Man's Win

    Many boxing fans and commentators believed that Manny Pacquiao outboxed Timothy Bradley in their first bout despite the split-decision loss, but the most important people in the MGM Grand agreed the second time around...

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  18. Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2: Pac-Man Didn't Need KO to Prove Elite Status in Victory

    Manny Pacquiao in his prime was a knockout-machine who overwhelmed opponents with a combination of power and speed that could not be matched...

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  19. Mike Napoli Injury: Updates on Red Sox 1B's Finger and Return

    Updates from Thursday, April 17 The Red Sox have confirmed Mike Napoli is in the lineup for tonight's game: Updates from Wednesday, April 16 ESPN's Gordon Edes has ...

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  20. 2014 NHL Draft Order: Updated Selection List, Predictions After Lottery Results

    On the eve of the NHL playoffs, the teams that did not qualify for the postseason learned their immediate fortunes during Tuesday’s NHL draft lottery. The Florida Panthers won the rights to the No...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 6,480 reads 1 comments

  21. Brandon Lloyd Gives 49ers Low-Risk, High-Reward Option at Wide Receiver

    Brandon Lloyd is returning to where it all began. The 32-year-old wide receiver signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers , which just so happened to be the team that originally drafted him in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL draft...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 6,957 reads 15 comments

  22. NBA Free Agents 2014: Under-the-Radar Players Available on the Market

    There are free agents every NBA offseason who can turn the fortunes of a franchise around, but the summer of 2014 could see a league-altering amount of talent switch teams...

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  23. Ohio State Basketball: What Trevor Thompson, Anthony Lee Will Bring to Buckeyes

    The Ohio State basketball team lost Aaron Craft, Lenzelle Smith Jr. and LaQuinton Ross to either graduation or the NBA this offseason, but Thad Matta has nearly 14’ of reinforcements on the way...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 7,924 reads 21 comments

  24. NBA Draft 2014: Potential 2nd-Round Sleepers to Watch

    The coverage leading up to the 2014 NBA draft will be dominated by the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Dante Exum , among others...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 6,650 reads 2 comments

  25. Manny Pacquiao Proves He's Still Elite with Victory over Timothy Bradley

    So much for the demise of Manny Pacquiao . Whenever Pac-Man’s name was brought up in discussions prior to his bout with Timothy Bradley, it was almost always in the context of what used to be...

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