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Sports OU basketball: Trae Young following path for one-and-done point guards
Author: 0 OU basketball: Trae Young following path for one-and-done point guards

The Norman native and Norman North graduate had a stellar freshman year at OU, averaging 27.4 points per game and 8.7 assists per game while leading the Sooners to the NCAA tournament. When the 2017-18 college basketball season began, Young was nothing more than a name on a roster. Next year, he would've made adjustments to the double and triple teams sicced on him in the latter portion of the season.

Sports Detroit Lions sign Ontario native, ex-Seahawks TE Luke Willson
Author: 0 Detroit Lions sign Ontario native, ex-Seahawks TE Luke Willson

Willson, a native on LaSalle, Ontario, has spent his five National Football League seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, racking up almost 90 catches and 11 touchdowns in his career. Willson played in 16 games in 2017, and recorded 15 receptions for 153 yards and four touchdowns. Former Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron has found himself a new home with the Indianapolis Colts, and it sure sounds like he can't wait to get started with his new teammates.

Sports Serena Williams attends Miami Open groundbreaking at Hard Rock Stadium
Author: 0 Serena Williams attends Miami Open groundbreaking at Hard Rock Stadium

It's the kind of late-night thought that only a true Avatar-head would be prepared to engage in, but lucky for Williams, one fan was standing by with an answer. "She had a kid, which we should all be celebrating, so when she comes back there should be a grace period where she can still be seeded", he added .

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo says self-belief key to success
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo says self-belief key to success

Born in humble circumstances on the Portuguese island of Madeira, Ronaldo began playing for the amateur teams as a child before he was noticed by scouts from Sporting Lisbon , one of Portugal's biggest clubs. Real Madrid teenage sensation Marco Asensio has backed head coach Zinedine Zidane despite witnessing his name being excluded by the Frenchman from the Los Blancos' starting eleven.

Sports Michael B. Jordan to Produce WWII Drama 'Liberators'
Author: 0 Michael B. Jordan to Produce WWII Drama 'Liberators'

Jordan is poised for another takeover; this time around he'll exercise his producing talents on the big screen. The combat unit, composed entirely of African-Americans, displayed incredible heroism that eventually leads to the desegregation of the armed forces.

Sports Countries weigh diplomatic snub of Russia's World Cup
Author: 0 Countries weigh diplomatic snub of Russia's World Cup

Russia's World Cup organising committee chief Alexei Sorokin had earlier said the British no-show would have "no impact on the quality of the tournament". Hitler wanted the 1936 Games to be a symbol of Aryan supremacy and famously refused to shake hands with American star Jesse Owens, the black track and field athlete who won four gold medals in Berlin.

Sports Many Cardinals seen at USC pro day
Author: 0 Many Cardinals seen at USC pro day

While a pro day or combine performance shouldn't be the final determination in whether a quarterback should be a franchise leader, Darnold has slowly established himself throughout the process. "I'm continuing to be myself", Darnold said. "I'm trying to impress them, but at the same time be myself". While there is no clear consensus, many have Darnold leading the pack.

Sports NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 Power Rankings
Author: 0 NCAA Tournament: Sweet 16 Power Rankings

Some may argue that fantasy sports does this too, and their argument is indeed valid, but considering how little effort filling out a bracket takes compared to constantly updating a fantasy roster, the level of personal investment is considerably less for the former.

Sports Manchester United canvass fans in bid to boost Old Trafford atmosphere
Author: 0 Manchester United canvass fans in bid to boost Old Trafford atmosphere

Despite a brief respite a couple of months of ago when Mourinho claimed that Shaw was one of the best left-backs in the world (before dropping him for Ashley Young days later), Shaw is now back on the manager's sh*t list. Young had been out the global set-up for four years before being called up by Gareth Southgate last November. On Monday, United triggered a one-year extension clause in Young's contract, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2019.

Sports Cavaliers-Korver Family Death,2nd Ld-Writethru
Author: 0 Cavaliers-Korver Family Death,2nd Ld-Writethru

Understandably, the Cavs would excuse him from the team. The University tweeted "Kirk was an exemplary student-athlete". Korver is the son of Rev. Kevin Korver and Laine Korver of Pella and has three surviving brothers: Kyle, Klayton and Kaleb.

Sports Griezmann Looks to Resolve Future Before 2018 World Cup
Author: 0 Griezmann Looks to Resolve Future Before 2018 World Cup

For me, the best thing would be for him to stay". "I think that he'll stay", Costa said, while on press duty for the Spain national team at a recent media conference, as quoted by Marca , prompting several in the media to dub it his "Pique se queda" moment.

Sports Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith expected to get Senate appointment in Mississippi
Author: 0 Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith expected to get Senate appointment in Mississippi

She would be the first woman to represent MS in the Senate. Bryant is expected to make the announcement tomorrow at noon in Hyde-Smith's hometown of Brookhaven. Some in the GOP are reportedly concerned that she may be vulnerable to the challenge by Senator Chris McDaniel, a firebrand conservative. Thad Cochran in the U.S.

Sports Jason Day's Match Play Secret: 'I'm a Pest'
Author: 0 Jason Day's Match Play Secret: 'I'm a Pest'

They make up one of 16 four-player groups that will play round-robin matches from Wednesday through Friday at the Austin Country Club with the victor of each group advancing to a single elimination bracket over the weekend. This is the third year at ACC. No surprises here. Rory comes in as the favorite after his triumph at Bay Hill, followed by the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the world in Johnson and Thomas.

Sports G-20 finance chiefs see recovery in world economy
Author: 0 G-20 finance chiefs see recovery in world economy

A draft G-20 communique seen by Reuters last week said something similar but it was not clear if it would be retained in the final version of the statement to be published yesterday and which has to be agreed by unanimity. In a sign negotiations over the communique's wording were ongoing, however, another senior Japanese finance ministry official said disagreement remained over whether to address trade friction through a bilateral or multilateral framework.

Sports Kyrie Irving knee flaring up, to get second opinion
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving knee flaring up, to get second opinion

Tony Massarotti of 98.5 The Sports Hub first reported Irving would seek another opinion. If Irving determines that surgery is necessary for him to be able to play, he would likely miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs. You have to get ready to go, and that's what we do". "I don't really think about it until I'm told something like that", he said. Just continued soreness is what's made the decision not to play tonight, and made the decision to not go on the trip, and seek outside ...

Sports Jose Mourinho re-motivates his 'afraid' players in an emotional speech
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho re-motivates his 'afraid' players in an emotional speech

Sadly for United fans, this story will hardly brighten your day. Last week's Champions League exit seemed to declare this a lost season for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United . The 32-year-old returned off the bench against Brazil and now has a chance to rubber-stamp his place in the squad ahead of the World Cup, with friendlies against Holland and Italy over the coming week.

Sports Celtics shock Thunder on Marcus Morris' last-second 3-pointer
Author: 0 Celtics shock Thunder on Marcus Morris' last-second 3-pointer

Boston fouled immediately, with reigning MVP Russell Westbrook only able to make one of his two free-throw attempts. With star DeMar DeRozan sidelined by a left thigh contusion, Kyle Lowry led the Raptors with a game-high 25 points, with five rebounds and eight assists.

Sports No fluke: K-State has earned its way to NCAA Sweet 16
Author: 0 No fluke: K-State has earned its way to NCAA Sweet 16

Kansas State shot just 1 for 12 from three-point range and turned the ball over 18 times on the night, but managed to come away with a win by limiting the Retrievers to just 29.8 percent shooting. It's only the second appearance for the once-proud program in the last three decades. The Wildcats now have won 5 straight games. I don't know if they can keep me out of this one.

Sports Honoured Pope dreams of World Cup with England
Author: 0 Honoured Pope dreams of World Cup with England

But he isn't content with just receiving a call-up he once believed impossible and wants to start England's World Cup opener against Tunisia on June 18. In football , you have to be hungry. "Obviously when you get released at 16 you think making it here is a far possibility", he said. I've been lower than a snake's belly.

Sports Egyptian outfit Ismaily pay homage to Mohamed Salah
Author: 0 Egyptian outfit Ismaily pay homage to Mohamed Salah

Club owners Fenway Sports Group are keen to ensure that Liverpool is seen increasingly as a final destination for elite players rather than a stop-gap. If he takes Liverpool close to Champions League success and then shines in the World Cup with Egypt, his status will rise to potentially unmanageable levels from Liverpool's perspective.

Sports Better than Modric!: Danish national coach praises Christian Eriksen
Author: 0 Better than Modric!: Danish national coach praises Christian Eriksen

We have been close in the last couple of seasons, but this season we haven't been close at all. Denmark coach Age Hareide has said he believes Eriksen could play for any club in the world and is a better player than Luka Modric was when the Croatia global joined Real from Spurs in 2012.

Sports Bills' Zay Jones Arrested After Nude Struggle With Brother
Author: 0 Bills' Zay Jones Arrested After Nude Struggle With Brother

The LA County Sheriff's Office said Jones was arrested at 11:40 on Monday night and booked by the LAPD at 12:53 am. The police found his blood smeared over the floor and walls when they arrived at the scene, where they reportedly arrested Zay Jones for felony vandalism.

Sports Dodgers' Justin Turner Breaks Wrist After Being Hit by Pitch
Author: 0 Dodgers' Justin Turner Breaks Wrist After Being Hit by Pitch

It was clear third baseman Turner was in considerable pain as he turned and jogged away from the plate, holding his arm and groaning. "You feel for the player and we're not as good a team without J.T., no doubt about that", Zaidi told Ken Gurnick , who covers the Dodgers for mlb .com.

Sports Alex Cobb, Orioles Reportedly Agree to Contract After 7 Seasons with Rays
Author: 0 Alex Cobb, Orioles Reportedly Agree to Contract After 7 Seasons with Rays

Cobb may have waited this long to sign because he was seeking a multi-year deal rather than a one-year deal like so many of his colleagues have taken. According to reports from Yahoo Sports and The Athletic, the O's are close to a contract agreement with free agent right-hander Alex Cobb . Cobb, who had previously spent his entire career with the Tampa Bay Rays, will remain in the American League East.

Sports Jags release TE Marcedes Lewis, franchise's all-time receiving yards leader
Author: 0 Jags release TE Marcedes Lewis, franchise's all-time receiving yards leader

Clearly disgruntled by the way his Jaguars career came to an end, Lewis told the Associated Press that he felt 'disrespected' by the way Jacksonville handled his release . "I've still got a few more years left in me", Lewis said. That's all I did in Jacksonville. He had missed only one game because of injury in his first two seasons.

Sports Cody Latimer signs for New York Giants
Author: 0 Cody Latimer signs for New York Giants

The Giants could save $2.45 million by releasing Harris and eat $1.6 million in dead money. So here's a look at the players the Giants have added and lost during the first week of free agency. He also contributed on kick-off returns the past two seasons, averaging 23.8 yards on eight returns in 2017 and 25.0 yards on eight returns in 2016.

Author: 0 Reported Vikings-Eagles opener should ring familar to Saints fans

Unfortunately for the Dallas Cowboys , that game won't take place. This time around, the Vikings could open the season on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of a game the Eagles won 38-7 before winning the Super Bowl two weeks later against the New England Patriots.

Sports Twitterverse hail ICC's move to uplift ban on Kagiso Rabada
Author: 0 Twitterverse hail ICC's move to uplift ban on Kagiso Rabada

I don't expect he will make the same mistake". Rabada had a ban for indiscipline overturned and will look to continue the demolition of Australia's batting order he mounted in the second Test at St George's Park‚ where he took 11/150 to help SA level the series.

Sports Manchester United players 'stunned by bullying of Luke Shaw' - Telegraph report
Author: 0 Manchester United players 'stunned by bullying of Luke Shaw' - Telegraph report

However, more tellingly his lack of appearances during Mourinho's time in charge have generally been due to being out-of-favour rather than unfit to play. "If you watch the last three games, we won with a different starting eleven and now today too", he said. "The manager has been successful at every club he's been at", he said.

Sports Colts, Ebron Agree to 2-Year Deal
Author: 0 Colts, Ebron Agree to 2-Year Deal

Ebron was originally selected by the Lions in the first round (10th overall) of the 2014 draft out of North Carolina. Ebron was targeted 86 times last season, surpassing his previous career high of 85 (2016), and the reception total is the second-most of his career to date.

Sports Eagles In Eagles Camp As Ighalo, Onazi, Musa, Agbo Hit Poland
Author: 0 Eagles In Eagles Camp As Ighalo, Onazi, Musa, Agbo Hit Poland

Super Eagles players started arriving the camp which opened on Monday , March 20 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Wroclaw. The Wroclaw camp of the Super Eagles came to live Monday night with the arrival of some players ahead of the global friendly against Poland on Friday.

Sports Martin '08 charged in connection with threatening Instagram post
Author: 0 Martin '08 charged in connection with threatening Instagram post

Former NFL player Jonathan Martin is facing multiple charges in connection with a threat last month posted to social media that forced the closure of his former Studio City high school, according to multiple reports. People aren't taking posts that suggest violence lightly these days, especially when they're made shortly after the Parkland, Florida shooting. Jonathan Martin faces five charges stemming from his threatning Instagram post.

Sports Pedro sends Chelsea into FA Cup semis
Author: 0 Pedro sends Chelsea into FA Cup semis

Both semi-finals will take place on April 15 as the remaining teams left in the competition attempt to battle through to the final at Wembley on May 5. "He wants things to go his way and right now they are not, so he can not hide his disappointment. Every game is very hard, it will be very hard against Southampton and we must be ready to fight, to reach the final at Wembley for the second time in a row".

Sports Bills sign Russell Bodine & Marshall Newhouse to OL
Author: 0 Bills sign Russell Bodine & Marshall Newhouse to OL

The Cincinnati Bengals wanted to keep center Russell Bodine for years to come and watched as a guy they traded up for decided he'd rather play for the Buffalo Bills . Not only that, but Andre Smith , whom they brought back last season after spending his first several seasons as their starting right tackle, has again signed elsewhere.

Sports Luke Shaw is back in Mourinho's bad books
Author: 0 Luke Shaw is back in Mourinho's bad books

After Mourinho not only substituted him at half time against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday but also lambasted him after the final whistle, Shaw now looks set to leave United this summer, with Chelsea believed to be frontrunners. Now, don't get us wrong, we think Mourinho's treatment of Shaw has been nothing short of diabolical, and the way the England worldwide has been singled out on numerous occasions is nearly tantamount to bullying in the workplace.

Sports Cristiano Ronaldo wins Portuguese POTY award
Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo wins Portuguese POTY award

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is now said to be furious hearing the transfer news of Brazilian forward Neymar being wanted by Spanish champions Real Madrid . Madrid regained the lead three minutes after break with Ronaldo finishing off a fine team move. On 59th minute, Ronaldo was at it again as he set up Lucas to make it 3-1 for Madrid .

Sports Golden State Warriors fall 89-75 to Spurs in San Antonio
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors fall 89-75 to Spurs in San Antonio

Stephen Curry (sprained ankle), Kevin Durant (sore rib) and Klay Thompson (broken thumb) are all out with injury, leaving Golden State counting on a skeleton crew as the regular season winds down. The Warriors entered the game without three of their four All-Stars. That doesn't even include the six other players that joined them on Monday night's injury report.

Sports AU Urges to Promote National Agendas to Favor Free Trade
Author: 0 AU Urges to Promote National Agendas to Favor Free Trade

The extraordinary meeting of the heads of state of the African Union is convened by President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, who is also the chairperson of the AU. National President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba in a statement in Abuja, said that signing the agreement was "extremely unsafe and radioactive neo-liberal policy initiative being driven by the Ministry of Trade and Investment that seeks to open our seaports, airports and other businesses to unbridled foreign ...

Sports Icardi breaks goal drought by scoring four in Inter rout
Author: 0 Icardi breaks goal drought by scoring four in Inter rout

Despite scoring 22 Serie A goals in 24 games this season, Icardi was not included into Argentina's squad for the upcoming friendlies this month against Italy and Spain. Rising star Patrick Cutrone - who has just earned his first senior call-up for Italy - hit Milan's second when he finished off a rebound on 54 minutes with Portuguese Andre Silva again scoring the victor after Genoa last week eight minutes from time.

Sports I could retire at end of next season, says Lewis Hamilton
Author: 0 I could retire at end of next season, says Lewis Hamilton

In his 11 seasons in the sport, Hamilton has won 62 races, four world championships and only finished behind a teammate on one other occasion - Jenson Button also beat him in 2011. He wrote on Instagram: 'As I embark on my journey to Australia, I think of all those have supported me all this way, who still support me to this day.

Sports National Football League free agent rumors: CB Orlando Scandrick signs with Redskins
Author: 0 National Football League free agent rumors: CB Orlando Scandrick signs with Redskins

The 31-year-old spent his first 10 years in the league with the Dallas Cowboys , but was released with a post-June 1 designation that will save the team $3 million in cap space after that date. With Washington , Scandrick will compete to start outside opposite Josh Norman . Scandrick still has the ability to make plays-when healthy. In his 10 seasons with the Cowboys, Scandrick appeared in 125 games, recording 406 tackles with 63 passes defensed, 11.5 sacks and eight interceptions and ...

Sports Pogba can't be happy at United - Deschamps
Author: 0 Pogba can't be happy at United - Deschamps

The 25-year-old, who rejoined United from Juventus for a then-world record £89m in 2016, has struggled under Jose Mourinho this season and has not made the starting lineup in United's last three matches amid rumours he wants to leave Old Trafford.

Sports Floyd Mayweather Applying for MMA License Wants 6-8 Months to Train
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather Applying for MMA License Wants 6-8 Months to Train

Floyd Mayweather is seeking his mixed martial arts license, sparking speculation that a rematch with Conor McGregor could be on the cards. The American boxing legend has suggested that he is set to soon start training with UFC welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley leading to the possibility of Mayeweather vs.

Sports Altuve Contract Extension Made Official
Author: 0 Altuve Contract Extension Made Official

Brian McTaggart of MLB .com initially reported Altuve was closing in on the deal. He inked a four-year extension worth $12.5 million in July of 2013, a year after his first All-Star appearance. Altuve is of course coming off a stellar 2017 season in which he batted.346/.410/.547 with 24 home runs, 39 doubles, 32 stolen bases in 38 attempts, and capable defense at an up-the-middle position.

Sports UMBC's dream victory just won you some free pizza
Author: 0 UMBC's dream victory just won you some free pizza

From 11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday, April 2 (that's the day after Easter), you'll get a free lunch combo of a four-square deep-dish pepperoni pizza, plus a 20-ounce Pepsi company beverage. doesn't count! Little Caesars tweeted after the game that they would hold up the deal, offering everyone a free $5 lunch box Monday, April 2 between 11:30 a.m.

Sports Del Potro stops Federer at Indian Wells
Author: 0 Del Potro stops Federer at Indian Wells

At the age of 29, Del Potro has finally ended his long wait for a first ATP Masters 1000 title. What a final, it lived up to expectations more than we could have imagined. It really could have gone either way, until it became obvious in the third set tie-break that it would go del Potro's. And Federer made him pay for his error, winning the two following points to take the match to a third and deciding set.