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Duke gets Bagley, but NCAA has last word on when future NBA lottery pick plays

Duke gets Bagley, but NCAA has last word on when future NBA lottery pick plays

Duke lands five-star forward Marvin Bagley III for 2017 season Duke lands five-star forward Marvin Bagley III for 2017 season 1:13 Loading x player version 2.5.8 playback state -1 Duke lands five-star forward Marvin Bagley III for 2017 season 1:13 Start video Large play-pause toggle Share Play pause 00:00 00:00 Closed captions Settings Volume ChromeCast Fullscreen X Twitter Facebook / Small (320x180) Medium (480x270) Large (640x360) Learn More This video is not available. Ads keep our content free for all to enjoy so please turn off any ad blockers to keep watching. This video is not available on your platform. Just because people on TV, Twitter and message boards speak as if Bagley will play next season doesn't necessarily make it so. Committing to the Blue Devils doesn't magically make his situation go away. If that is the case, the NCAA has not yet reviewed Bagley's transcript. A source told CBS Sports that it's unlikely the NCAA will take the full 10 days to review Bagley's situation, given he's aiming to get into classes at Duke in a matter of weeks. He may qualify, on time, and be cleared to play for Duke for the first game of the season (Nov. 10 vs. Elon). If he's not, his end game remains the 2018 NBA Draft. Bagley could wind up failing to clear the NCAA's bar in time, but finishing up his coursework later this season.
Bettis back from cancer treatment, Rockies blank Braves 3-0 (Aug 14, 2017)

Bettis back from cancer treatment, Rockies blank Braves 3-0 (Aug 14, 2017)

DENVER (AP) Chad Bettis had trouble controlling his emotions as he took the mound for the first time since cancer treatment. Bettis threw seven impressive innings in his season debut Monday, thrilling the crowd as the Colorado Rockies beat the Braves 3-0 on a feel-good night at Coors Field. Bettis scattered six hits, walked none and struck out two. ”Parra tried to make a spectacular play and ended up still making a spectacular play.” The 28-year-old Bettis settled into a pitchers’ duel with Atlanta starter Julio Teheran and pitched the way he did last year when he led Colorado in starts (32), wins (14) and innings (186). Teheran allowed four hits and struck out eight in seven innings. After an intentional walk, Parra singled through the drawn-in infield to put the Rockies ahead. The Rockies got a scare Sunday when All-Star 3B Nolan Arenado, who leads the majors with 100 RBIs, left the game in Miami after being hit on the left hand with a pitch. I thought I broke it,” Arenado said Monday. Last time I broke my finger, and I’ve broken bones before, it gets super tight and it usually comes out broken.” Arenado didn’t start but he pinch-hit in the seventh, fouling out to first. Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (11-7, 3.70) returns from a left groin strain to make his first career start against Atlanta.
Scooter Gennett pitches in long, strange Reds loss

Scooter Gennett pitches in long, strange Reds loss

Scooter Gennett pitches in long, strange Reds loss. “Isn’t this a sad state of affairs that we’re having to talk about that,” the Cincinnati Reds manager said. “The question was…” Price trailed off for a moment to collect his thoughts. His team had just been walloped 15-5 by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. In spring, Price confirmed, before running through his various candidates. By the time Gennett headed from second to the mound in the eighth, the Cubs had sent nine batters to the plate in one inning and 11 batters in another. “I don’t believe that,” Gennett said. At one point, Votto stepped into the batter’s box and faced an alignment of four outfielders. Somehow, he managed to double, shooting a ball down the first-base line. Obviously it would have been matched up with what they were trying to do defensively.” Votto said he doesn’t change his approach based on where the fielders line up.
Red Sox’s Rafael Devers: Provides key blast Sunday

Red Sox’s Rafael Devers: Provides key blast Sunday

Red Sox's Rafael Devers: Provides key blast Sunday. Devers entered Sunday's game as a pinch hitter and went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Yankees. The Red Sox looked dead in the water in the ninth inning against New York closer Aroldis Chapman, who showed little of the command problems he had in Friday's series opener. Behind 1-2 in the count, Devers connected on a 103-mph fastball, depositing into the bullpen in left-center field to send the game into extra innings. It was easily the biggest hit of his young career and comes at a time when opponents are learning how to pitch to the rookie. Manager John Farrell told Tim Britton of the Providence Journal that opponents are pitching him hard in and soft away. As such, Farrell wants Devers to play two or three consecutive days, then give him a day to watch and learn. That was the plan for Sunday before he entered as a pinch hitter during the middle innings.
Jerry Jones Issues Statement On Losing “Life-Changing” Mentor Frank Broyles

Jerry Jones Issues Statement On Losing “Life-Changing” Mentor Frank Broyles

Jerry Jones Issues Statement On Losing “Life-Changing” Mentor Frank Broyles. One of the greatest influences on the early life of Jerry Jones has passed away at the age of 92. Frank Broyles, the longtime football coach and athletic director at the University of Arkansas, died Monday from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Jones was a starting guard for that squad, along with teammate Jimmy Johnson. Jones had several references to Broyles in his Hall of Fame induction speech just two weekends ago in Canton, Ohio. Jerry Jones Statement on Frank Broyles: This is an immeasurable loss of a man whose personality and presence touched millions of athletes, students, coaches and fans for more than seven decades—a man whose spirit and impact on lives will continue to be felt for generations to come. He taught me, and he taught all of his players, how to be prepared for the fourth quarter, both on the field and in life. He also artfully shaped the early careers of so many assistant coaches who moved on to build successful programs of their own as head coaches. That sent collegiate athletics onto the path of being self-sustainable, and capable of subsidizing all of the athletic teams at a major university. Outside of my father, Frank Broyles was the most influential man in my life.
Mailbag: Time To Consider Shuffling The O-Line? Sticking With Kellen Moore?

Mailbag: Time To Consider Shuffling The O-Line? Sticking With Kellen Moore?

Sticking With Kellen Moore?. However, wouldn't the more logical move be to return Collins to the left guard position and solidify the middle of our line and return Chaz Green to right tackle? Collins has not looked comfortable playing in space and compromising two positions on the line doesn't seem logical. The problem is not Collins and looking comfortable. I’m willing to give it a little more time, but your idea doesn’t sound like a bad one to me. Please tell me the coaching staff is not comfortable going into the season with Moore as the backup. Bryan: I didn't see these types of questions after the Cardinals game. David: Of all the things you can criticize Kellen Moore for, I’m not sure why you worry about his mobility. The coaching staff loves his football IQ, his decision-making and they love what he brings to the quarterback room. I don’t think one bad game is going to change their minds.
Did Ezekiel Elliott’s accuser succeed with threats to ‘ruin’ his career?

Did Ezekiel Elliott’s accuser succeed with threats to ‘ruin’ his career?

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s fight to get his six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy reduced or eliminated will begin in earnest on Tuesday with an official appeal to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Thompson’s domestic violence accusations from July 22, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, are at the root of the NFL suspension. But following an extensive investigation of the past year, the NFL announced the suspension on Friday, saying it has photo and digital evidence supporting a finding “that [Elliott] engaged in physical violence against Ms. Thompson on multiple occasions during the week of July 16, 2016.” Elliott’s appeal game plan includes highlighting Thompson’s already chronicled text messages encouraging a friend to lie to police about an alleged domestic assault on July 22, misleading testimony to NFL lead investigator Lisa Friel and repeated threats to ruin his career after breaking off the relationship, per documents obtained by The Star-Telegram. If I was you, I wouldn’t go out tonight.” ▪ After being told she couldn’t come Elliott’s 21st birthday party, Thompson told him “that’s worst decision you made in your life. I’m going to ruin you life now.” ▪ The report also details a text message in which Thompson told Elliott: “You better be smart. The above threats were made on July 21 and the early morning of July 22, the date Thompson called to police accusing Elliott of assaulting her while they were in a parked vehicle. On July 17, the NFL says Elliott attacked Thompson at the Canvasback Lane apartments in Columbus, Ohio, causing injuries to her arms, neck and shoulders. Elliott doesn’t deny being in the same apartment with Thompson during that week, but says another male friend stayed with them the majority of the time, per a source. What remains unclear and what seems to be at the root of the discrepancy is why Thompson didn’t call police following the assaults. And why she waited until Elliott broke off the relationship and after she was barred from his birthday party to make up a story about an additional assault on the July 22 and follow through with threats to attempt to ruin his career by calling the police.
2017 Position Preview: Running Backs

2017 Position Preview: Running Backs

Perine (1,060 and 12) and Mixon (1,274 and 10) combined for 2,334 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns last year, while adding 644 yards and six more TDs through the air. He rushed 18 times for 91 yards against ULM, and he put up the same rushing total on 13 carries against Kansas. 10 running back in his class. As a senior in high school, he ran for 2,036 yards and 21 scores on just 180 carries (11.3 per rush). He rushed for 5,493 yards on 603 carries (9.1 per rush) for Katy High School, including an impressive 2,485 yards and 36 touchdowns as a senior. His physicality will be evident to Sooner fans, but what makes Sermon a potential star is his explosion and ability to finish runs when he makes it to the open field. Particularly effective in the open field, Sutton’s brand of quickness and shake will be a weapon on third downs and in the passing game, and he could even see time as a returner on special teams. Rated a four-star prospect, the 5-10, 206-pounder from Mansfield, Texas, rushed for 3,500 yards and an eye-opening 43 touchdowns as a junior. He caught 11 passes for 200 yards and four touchdowns a year ago and has eight receiving touchdowns for his career. He showcased abilities last season when the Sooners were shorthanded at running back at Iowa State, carrying the load as OU’s feature back.

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