After three years of headaches with multiple bidding groups, Silvio Berlusconi’s company Fininvest has finally completed the sale of AC Milan. The new owner is Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, a holding company led by Chinese businessman Yonghong Li.
The Pacers end up with the No. 7 seed and a date with the Cavaliers. Indiana found its identity right in time. The Bulls get No. 8 and a series against the Celtics. What a weird season they’ve had.
Here’s the full schedule for the first round, tipping off Saturday afternoon.
The other important part of Wednesday night was ironing out the NBA draft lottery odds. The Knicks and Magic hurt their odds badly by winning on the final night. The Sixers, unsurprisingly given their experience in this game, came out ahead. The full draft order has some ties that need to be resolved, but Portland is on track to have three picks in the first round.
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Antetokounmpo has to have a standing reach of, like, 96 for this photo to be possible, I think. Lets say he has pulled the rim down by four inches or so, and there are actually two or three between his feet and the ground, which on closer inspection, seems likely. Add all that up, and its still absurd.
Thats why they call him the Greek Freak and why hes able to do things like finish top 20 in every major stat — the first time anyone has ever done that.
In Game 1, Antetokounmpo was the best player on the floor and it wasnt close. He was clearly also the longest. I started covering the league as a backup newspaper beat writer in the late 90s. It was a different, more insular time. Pregame interview sessions with coaches were informal, often held in their offices. Players were generally approachable and locker rooms werent as crowded. Our work was read primarily by those in our coverage areas, our colleagues, and the teams we covered.
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I covered the 76ers, which gave me one of the best seats in the house to watch the Allen Iverson show. Theres never been anything like it for reasons that went far beyond the confines of the court. Each game was a test. It was a chance to prove that one man could break the game into a million tiny pieces and that all the broken glass was worth it.
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Switzer was ready to run the Boston Marathon, coach Briggs was ready to support her — but the world wasn’t. Kathrine knew she needed to register for the race officially, but didn’t dare use her full name for fear of the attention. Instead she registered as “K.V. Switzer,” and traveled with Arnie to Boston.
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In a world where players like Didi Gregorius and Freddy Galvis are hitting 20 home runs in a season, maybe every hitter is a power breakout candidate?
To help narrow the focus on who might take his slugging up a notch this season, I’ve refined our hang-time-consistency research that identifies power breakout candidates by borrowing from the cutting-edge work the MLB Advanced Media research team has performed using their exciting new data source, Statcast. Their team has created a new statistic called “Barrels” that identifies batted balls as barreled if they are hit with a combination of launch angle and exit velocity that results on average in at least a .500 batting average and at least a 1.500 slugging percentage.
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Matt Kuchar made the first hole-in-one of the Masters on Sunday evening, shortly after 5 p.m. ET. Kuchar’s ace came on the par-3 16th hole Augusta National Golf Club.
CBS’ Verne Lundquist said it was the 18th ace in Masters history. The 16th hole is playing at 170 yards this week. It’s been among the easier holes on the course, with 40 birdies made there in competition so far. But nobody had aced it — or any other hole on the course — until Kuchar knocked his tee shot in on Sunday.
Kudos to these two fans who brought it to the seventh inning of Friday night’s Twins vs. White Sox game and kept us on the edge of our seats.
In the video, the guy on the right had the clear advantage: He finished his beverage first, and he had a lighter touch on each of his flips. Better technique and fundamentals are usually key.
But, man, the guy on the left just steamrolled him in the greatest comeback since J.K. Rowling’s perfect response to someone telling her they want to burn her books. And he did it with one eye on his opponent!
After flip cup, they kept their antics going into the bottom of the eighth. In addition to that, a simulcast of the television coverage will always be available at NBC Sports Live, though it may require login credentials from a cable or satellite provider. Either way, you’re totally covered trying to watch the races in the United States.
The NBA issued a memo to team broadcasters on Monday, stripping them of their power to vote for league awards, according to Indiana Pacers play-by-play commentator Mark Boyle. The message cited a conflict of interest, with team broadcasters having a direct impact on local players’ accolades, which in turn could impact their money made in the long term.
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What else do you expect from a legendary wrestler who has spent his entire life trying to get people worked up? Getting cheers and boos is what he lives for.
Flair still keeps up with WWE and notes that his favorites also happen to be his friends. “My favorite is still Triple H but I like [Randy] Orton a lot.” In the early 2000s Flair, Triple H, Randy Orton, and Batista formed Evolution, a group that dominated wrestling by touting its past, present, and future. Flair excelled as the elder statesmen ready to pass the torch. It’s a role he has revisited.
Most recently, Flair has accompanied his daughter Charlotte who is making her own mark in wrestling. Billed from the Queen City (that’s Charlotte, N.C.), the second-generation superstar has already become one of the most talented women in WWE as the company focuses more on women as competitors equal to their male counterparts.
Biggest 2017 game: Fresno State (Oct. 6). It’s maybe the best shot at a conference win, but it’s also a chance for a confidence booster after a draining September.
Summary: San Jose State was looking for its personal Fleck when it hired the energetic Brent Brennan to replace Caragher. With a rugged non-conference slate and only a couple of units with senior starters, he’ll probably have to wait until 2018.
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One of the most infamous passages in sports history happened at the end of the gold medal basketball game in the 1972 Munich Olympics.
The U.S. had effectively won the gold medal when Doug Collins sank two free throws to make the game 50-49 with under a second to go, but a series of bizarre events, including intervention from then-FIBA president Renato William Jones gave the USSR three seconds left on the clock.
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This continued once again after a failed inbounds pass when the FIBA chief decided to give ANOTHER three seconds to the Soviets. They would eventually score to win and the USA refused to accept their silver medals. No email would have helped.
The Golden Gophers were one of the most pleasant surprises of the 2016-17 season, but expectations will be higher for Richard Pitino and company now. Thankfully, Pitino returns every player outside of senior Akeem Springs from the team that did enough damage in the Big Ten to earn a No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Donovan Mitchell is the decision to watch here. If the first-team All-ACC guard chooses to put the NBA on hold for one more year, then Louisville will return seven of its top eight scorers from a team that earned a No. 2 seed in the 2017 NCAA tournament. Rick Pitino also adds a top 10 recruiting class headlined by versatile 6鈥?0 forward Malik Williams.
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‘I don’t know why you can’t take an umbrella into the stadium, but you can take loaded guns,’ he said.
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Arkansas isn’t the first state to discuss guns in stadiums. Washington recently had a similar proposed bill that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, several Alabama schools revised their policies to maintain campus gun bans after a state public-places law passed, Ohio State bans firearms in its stadium despite a state law that allows them, FSU’s been sued for requiring guns to remain locked in cars, and the NFL’s blanket gun ban has so far only been surpassed by a Texas state law allowing off-duty law enforcement to carry.
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It was up to the task. Jarvis Jones clubbed Megatron within the 5-yard cushion on first down. Ross dropped a pass on second down with Will Gay in coverage, and Will Allen picked off Stafford on third down and returned it 27 yards to the 34. So, all the offense had to do was kill the clock with 4:11 to go.
It was up to the task as well. It took a couple minutes off the clock and also scored a touchdown. Bell ran for a first down, and on third down from the 20, Cotchery was open down the left side. Roethlisberger lobbed it over there, and he cruised into the end zone for his seventh touchdown. He also is among the NFL leaders with conversion catches on third down. The Steelers led 37-27 with 2:29 remaining, and the defense had some points to work with this time.
Despite sitting with 4-6 records, the Raiders and Titans are still in the thick of the AFC playoff race. Both teams are one game back in the wild card chase and the winner on Sunday could be tied for the No. 6 seed. The oddsmakers give Oakland a slight edge with the Raiders a 1.5-point favorite in the opening line, according to OddsShark.com.
Our experts at SBNation.com have a 4-2 split going in favor of the Texans, with Ryan Van Bibber and Stephen White rolling deep with Jacksonville. At ESPN.com, only Mike DItka believes the Jaguars will win out of the network’s 13-man panel.
Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News is a believer in Houston, while five of the eight men of CBSSports.com have Jacksonville covering the 10.5-point spread, but only Ryan Wilson has it winning.
The good news is that Adrian Peterson is going to play in this one. The bad news is that Christian Ponder is going to play too, so is Scott Tolzien, the Packers backup quarterback. Adrian Peterson almost single-handedly beat the Packers last season, rushing for a 199 yards and one touchdown (plus a receiving touchdown) in a Week 17 win.
Green Bay is the better team, quarterbacks being a push in this case. But are you really confident enough in the Packers without Aaron Rodgers to win by five points?
Quarterback issues remain a common problem in Cleveland, but the Browns failed on Sunday largely because they couldn’t win the turnover battle. The depth of the team needs to be overhauled, and it’s something that will happen slowly over time. Blocked punts for touchdowns and fumbles are products of a team that needs more experience, as it’s often easy to overlook how young this team is.
Arizona hasn’t finished a season above .500 since going 10-6 four years ago, Kurt Warner’s last season in the NFL. In the three years following that season, they started no fewer than three quarterbacks per year, with Derek Anderson, John Skelton, Max Hall, Kevin Kolb, Richard Bartel, Ryan Lindley, and Brian Hoyer all attempting passes for the Cardinals in a three-year span.
They hoped to finally put that to rest by acquiring Carson Palmer in the offseason, but even he has had his struggles this year. Luckily for Arizona, with this defense, they don’t need much.
The Cardinals are 4-4 at the midway point thanks to a defense that advanced stats website Football Outsiders ranks first in the NFL by their DVOA measure. With stars like Daryl Washington, Patrick Peterson, Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett, plus NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate Tyrann Mathieu, the Cards are tough against both the pass and the run.
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If Palmer can just run an average offense, and avoid turnovers unlike he has, with 14 interceptions in eight games, then Arizona could be headed back to the playoffs for the first time since the Warner era. If he doesn’t, they might have to dip right back into the veteran quarterback pool and hope to get lucky.
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The Bears placed him on the injured reserve with a designation to return, but the earliest he could return is in eight weeks. His regular season is over, and as a free agent to be, so too could his Bears career.
Tennessee’s playoff chances took a major hit on Sunday with the Titans’ loss to Jacksonville, but the team will likely be forced to play the rest of the season without starting quarterback Jake Locker. Locker suffered what is believed to be a Lisfranc foot injury and will almost certainly be out for the year.
Is Robert Griffin III against a woeful Eagles defense enough to get the Redskins a win? Or can Nick Foles keep Philly’s resurgent offense humming and break the team’s home losing streak? Matt Ufford and the crew preview the game and make their predictions.
The Philadelphia Eagles are tied for first place in their division with a .500 record. The last-place Redskins are only one game behind in the loss column at 3-6. The terrible yet intriguing NFC East race gears up for the home stretch this week as the Eagles take on the Redskins in Philly, where Riley Cooper has come alive with Nick Foles under center. The Uffsides gang can’t quite put their finger on why his rapport with Michael Vick wasn’t as strong…
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That is, if he’s given the chance…
During the 36 seasons of 14-or-more losses, there have been seven instances of a coach being fired during the season. If it’s that hard to get fired during the year, then you can get a sense of how bad things have to be in order for it to happen:
Kay Stephenson went 2-14 for the Bills during his first season as a head coach in 1984, but was retained for another year. He started the season 0-4 and was replaced by Hank Bullough, before Buffalo ultimately finished 2-14 for the second-straight year. The team retained Bullough for the next season but then fired him in the middle of the season, replacing him with a guy named Marv Levy, who would later lead them to four straight Super Bowl appearances.