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Jim Boeheim struck and killed pedestrian walking along highway

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was reportedly involved in an unthinkable tragedy late Wednesday night. According to a report from Douglass Dowty of Syracuse.com, Boheim struck and killed a man with his vehicle who was walking along the freeway at aroun
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Jim Boeheim struck and killed pedestrian walking along highway

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim was reportedly involved in an unthinkable tragedy late Wednesday night. According to a report from Douglass Dowty of Syracuse.com, Boheim struck and killed a man with his vehicle who was walking along the freeway at around midnight following Syracuse’s game against Louisville. The man, who was in his 30s, had reportedly been walking along Interstate 690 after a car he had been in with four others crashed for unknown reasons. When he was outside the vehicle, Boeheim drove by and struck him. Boeheim is said to be cooperating with the investigation. Road conditions were icy near the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night, and it’s unclear if that was a factor.

10 trades we would like to see at the NHL trade deadline

In most years the idea of the NHL trade deadline and the anticipation of what could happen is often more exciting than what actually happens. In a salary cap league, teams are more protective of their young players and draft picks because they are a necessit
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10 trades we would like to see at the NHL trade deadline

In most years the idea of the NHL trade deadline and the anticipation of what could happen is often more exciting than what actually happens. In a salary cap league, teams are more protective of their young players and draft picks because they are a necessity when it comes to building a long-term Stanley Cup contender. Even though we don't always see the major blockbusters we used to see around the deadline, there will still be a number of trades made in the coming days as the Stanley Cup contenders (or hopefuls) look to solidify their rosters and the rebuilding teams look to stockpile draft picks and young assets for the future. There are a couple of big-name players that could be available, with the Ottawa Senators possibly looking to sell off their pending free agents and the Columbus Blue Jackets trying to figure out what to do with Sergei Bobrovsky and Artemi Panarin. We take a look at all of those players and more with 10 trades we would like to see before the NHL trade deadline arrives on Monday. 1. J

Watch: Zion Williamson suffers injury on freak play

Duke star Zion Williamson was injured and left Wednesday’s game against North Carolina in the first minute. The play where it all happened was truly bizarre. When Williamson planted his left leg, the force of his foot literally broke his shoe. That’s not
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Watch: Zion Williamson suffers injury on freak play

Duke star Zion Williamson was injured and left Wednesday’s game against North Carolina in the first minute. The play where it all happened was truly bizarre. When Williamson planted his left leg, the force of his foot literally broke his shoe. That’s not something you see every day. The good news is that Williamson did walk off of the floor under his own power. The bad news is that he had a noticeable limp as he was doing so. Williamson stayed on the bench briefly, but eventually made his way to the locker room. Duke is the No. 1 team in the country and Williamson is the likely top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. As such, this will definitely be something to monitor.

Bracket-busters and mid-majors you need to know come March

One of the fun parts of the college basketball postseason is trying to figure out who the next Cinderella team — or teams — will be, come March: that low seed with nothing to lose or a mid-major squad that has been building up to something great. Who wil
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Bracket-busters and mid-majors you need to know come March

One of the fun parts of the college basketball postseason is trying to figure out who the next Cinderella team — or teams — will be, come March: that low seed with nothing to lose or a mid-major squad that has been building up to something great. Who will be the next George Mason, UMBC or Loyola-Chicago to make a memorable run through the NCAA Tournament? That's not always easy to predict, but let's have a go at it. Here are 10 schools, should they earn that coveted invite to the 2019 Big Dance, that might be capable of pulling off an upset or two — or even completely blow up a bracket. Buffalo It's not like the Bulls are an unknown commodity, considering they have been ranked most of the season and upset Arizona in last year's NCAA Tournament. That experience and confidence should not be understated, especially with CJ Massinburg, Nick Perkins, Jeremy Harris and Davonta Jordan all back from the team that stunned the Wildcats. Victories at Syracuse and West Virginia are examples of the danger this team shoul

Bryce Harper set to land $400 million contract?

Manny Machado reportedly agreed to a 10-year deal with San Diego worth $300 million. It appears Bryce Harper will land much, much more than that when he signs. ESPN’s Buster Olney, appearing on SportsRadio 94WIP Wednesday morning, said “It would not shoc
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Bryce Harper set to land $400 million contract?

Manny Machado reportedly agreed to a 10-year deal with San Diego worth $300 million. It appears Bryce Harper will land much, much more than that when he signs. ESPN’s Buster Olney, appearing on SportsRadio 94WIP Wednesday morning, said “It would not shock me if when its first leaked out through one of Scott’s guys in the media, Harper’s deal is going to have the number ‘4’ in it.” Radio host Joe Giglio clarified the “4” meant $400 million. We knew that once Machado’s number of $300 million came out that Harper would be pushing for more. Heck, he already turned down that same deal with Washington last year, so obviously he’s seeking more than that. Both Olney and Jon Morosi still think the Philadelphia Phillies are the team that will break the bank to land Harper. However, It’s been reported that the San Francisco Giants aren’t out of the sweepstakes just yet, and that the Phillies could have “a tough road” to land the 26-year-old superstar. Lots and lots of smoke on the water right now concerning Harper. Sta

Antonio Brown standoff reaches fever pitch as Steelers agree to part ways

Who knew that missing one little Week 17 game would turn into a scandal that threatens to consume the entire pre-draft NFL offseason? The Antonio Brown saga has been building since he missed the regular-season finale after being held out of practice followin
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Antonio Brown standoff reaches fever pitch as Steelers agree to part ways

Who knew that missing one little Week 17 game would turn into a scandal that threatens to consume the entire pre-draft NFL offseason? The Antonio Brown saga has been building since he missed the regular-season finale after being held out of practice following a dispute with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and head coach Mike Tomlin. Last week, it reached a new level when AB tweeted out his farewell to the Steelers organization and requested a trade. Finally, an Instagram post earlier this week further indicated that Brown is looking for a new home in the NFL...and maybe even a new name. Brown further stoked the flames of controversy over the weekend with some rather pointed tweets aimed at Roethlisberger and Tomlin. Regarding the quarterback, Brown claims Roethlisberger thinks he’s above criticism of his own play while dishing out gripes anytime he sees fit. That’s not unheard of among longtime franchise quarterbacks, but it’s quite a charge to throw the term “owner mentality” out there: Roethlisberger has go

Manny Machado reportedly agrees to 10-year, $300M deal with Padres

The Padres have agreed to terms on a free agent contract with star infielder Manny Machado, according to ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan (via Twitter). MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports provide the details: Nothing is formally concluded here, i
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Manny Machado reportedly agrees to 10-year, $300M deal with Padres

The Padres have agreed to terms on a free agent contract with star infielder Manny Machado, according to ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan (via Twitter). MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports provide the details: Nothing is formally concluded here, it bears noting. If nothing else, it seems a physical will still need to be completed. Padres chairman Ron Fowler says a deal is not complete, per Dennis Lin of The Athletic (via Twitter), saying the sides are “continuing discussions.” Of course, that hardly means there isn’t an agreement in principal on the key terms. It’s a stunning result for the 26-year-old Machado, whose long-running open-market saga has coincided with that of fellow star Bryce Harper. It took some time, but Machado will still spend the bulk of spring training with his new teammates. Last year, the Friars shocked the baseball world by outbidding the market for first baseman Eric Hosmer. Now, they’ve followed up that move with a much bigger commitment to an even better and younger player.

10 NFL players who could be traded before the draft

The NFL offseason is often wild — and not only due to free-agent signings. Trades can change the complexion of teams, and these 10 names are top trade candidates before the draft. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants While the Giants have said publicly that Beckha
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10 NFL players who could be traded before the draft

The NFL offseason is often wild — and not only due to free-agent signings. Trades can change the complexion of teams, and these 10 names are top trade candidates before the draft. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants While the Giants have said publicly that Beckham won't be traded this offseason, he already had run-ins with head coach Pat Shurmur last season and Jay Glazer recently made a bold prediction that he could be moved. Moving Beckham's contract would be no easy task, but there should be plenty of offensive-needy teams interested if the Giants are willing. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Steelers We thought the Bell/Steelers saga was over following the 2018 season, but that might not be the case. After holding out for all of last season, the Steelers are expected to use the transition tag on Bell. If Bell is willing to sign the tag, he could be traded by Pittsburgh. There are still some moving parts in this situation, but a trade is at least a possibility. Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers Brown has officially demanded a trade

Report: Manny Machado agrees to 10-year, $300M deal with San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres have reportedly landed free agent Manny Machado, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. According to Mark Feinsand, it’s a 10-year, $300 million deal. This is a huge signing, not only because it finally takes one of the two biggest free agen
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Report: Manny Machado agrees to 10-year, $300M deal with San Diego Padres

The San Diego Padres have reportedly landed free agent Manny Machado, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. According to Mark Feinsand, it’s a 10-year, $300 million deal. This is a huge signing, not only because it finally takes one of the two biggest free agents off the board — the other being Bryce Harper — but because it also signifies a massive move for a Padres team that hasn’t been nationally relevant for years. San Diego was a late arrival to the Harper/Machado sweepstakes, but once the Padres got their feet into the water it was clear they were all-in to land one of these stars. Recently, the team’s general manager met with Machado and his wife in Florida. Clearly, that attention paid off. The 26-year-old shortstop will instantly upgrade the Padres’ roster. Over his career, Machado has a .282 average, .822 OPS and has hit 175 home runs and 513 RBI.

Steelers ‘cleared the air’ with Antonio Brown, agree trade is best

The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to part ways with Antonio Brown this offseason, but they are making an effort to do so on good terms. On Tuesday, Brown tweeted a photo of himself with his arm around Steelers owner Art Rooney II. The star receiver said he
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Steelers ‘cleared the air’ with Antonio Brown, agree trade is best

The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to part ways with Antonio Brown this offseason, but they are making an effort to do so on good terms. On Tuesday, Brown tweeted a photo of himself with his arm around Steelers owner Art Rooney II. The star receiver said he “cleared the air on several issues” with Rooney and the two sides agreed that it is time to move on from one another. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and another team executive were also part of the meeting, and everyone agreed a trade is the best outcome. Brown has been working hard to force his way out of Pittsburgh, and his approach has reportedly scared off at least one team. Now that he has met with the Steelers’ brass to smooth things over, perhaps the criticism of Ben Roethlisberger and the organization will stop.

Can Kyler Murray run a sub-4.30 40-yard-dash?

Kyler Murray is a tremendous athlete who possesses some impressive skills. But just how impressive is he? We may find out at the NFL Combine. Murray spoke with some reporters on Monday and said he will attend the combine in Indianapolis, though he is unsure i
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Can Kyler Murray run a sub-4.30 40-yard-dash?

Kyler Murray is a tremendous athlete who possesses some impressive skills. But just how impressive is he? We may find out at the NFL Combine. Murray spoke with some reporters on Monday and said he will attend the combine in Indianapolis, though he is unsure if he will participate in the drills. If he decides to run, that might really turn heads. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill Jr, Murray said the last time he ran the 40-yard-dash he was timed at 4.3. If Murray ran a 4.3 and is faster now, might he actually be timed in the 4.2 range? If he does, that would be a game-changer. Though Murray already won the Heisman Trophy and showed how dynamic of a player he can be on the field, sometimes teams and evaluators needs to see raw numbers to validate and confirm what they believe to be true. Showing that kind of speed would likely ensure Murray goes in the top 15.

White Sox reportedly remain 'strong factor' in Manny Machado pursuit

Don’t discount the Chicago White Sox in the Manny Machado pursuit. Machado and Bryce Harper are the top two position players left on the market, players many thought would have been signed by now. The infielder has received strong interest from the White So
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White Sox reportedly remain 'strong factor' in Manny Machado pursuit

Don’t discount the Chicago White Sox in the Manny Machado pursuit. Machado and Bryce Harper are the top two position players left on the market, players many thought would have been signed by now. The infielder has received strong interest from the White Sox, San Diego Padres, and Philadelphia Phillies, among others. On Monday, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal described the Sox as a “strong factor” with Machado. Rosenthal’s piece of information comes a day after reports said the Padres had offered Machado over $250 million. On top of that, a report said the Yankees would consider signing Machado on a short-term deal. Machado batted .297 with 37 home runs and a .905 OPS last season, split with the Orioles and Dodgers.

10 players who you might be surprised are playing in the AAF

The new Alliance of American Football league successfully launched on Feb. 9 and has blown away its television partners through the first two weeks of the season. On its debut night, the AAF posted a larger television audience than an NBA game between the Hou
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10 players who you might be surprised are playing in the AAF

The new Alliance of American Football league successfully launched on Feb. 9 and has blown away its television partners through the first two weeks of the season. On its debut night, the AAF posted a larger television audience than an NBA game between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder. It will be interesting to see if the AAF can continue to consistently draw fans and build a viewership in its first season. But clearly the first two weekends were a success. For football fans who haven’t given the league a try, they might be surprised to see quite a few familiar names on the AAF rosters. Here are 10 of the most well-known players in the league: Trent Richardson, Birmingham Iron The former No. 3 overall pick of the Cleveland Browns, Richardson is the biggest name of the new AAF. In a blockbuster deal, the Browns traded the 28-year-old to the Indianapolis Colts for a first-round pick at the beginning of his second season. That may have been the best decision the Browns made this decade before drafti

Report: Some with Pelicans believe Anthony Davis will not play for team again

Anthony Davis has created an awkward dynamic in the New Orleans Pelicans’ locker room by demanding a trade, and the team cannot fulfill his request now that the deadline has come and gone without a deal. Despite that, there are apparently some who believe t
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Report: Some with Pelicans believe Anthony Davis will not play for team again

Anthony Davis has created an awkward dynamic in the New Orleans Pelicans’ locker room by demanding a trade, and the team cannot fulfill his request now that the deadline has come and gone without a deal. Despite that, there are apparently some who believe the star big man’s time playing for the Pelicans could be over. According to Scott Kushner of The New Orleans Advocate, there are people within the Pelicans organization who think Davis will be benched when play resumes after the All-Star break. The Pelicans are unmotivated to play Davis for the rest of the season out of fear that he might suffer an injury. They know he has no intention of signing with them long term, so they are almost certainly going to trade him this summer. However, Davis has said he wants to keep playing, and the NBA reportedly threatened sanctions against New Orleans if they try to bench him while he’s healthy. Davis suffered both finger and shoulder injuries before the All-Star Game, but he played just under five minutes on Sunday ni

Adam Silver not a fan of way Anthony Davis trade demand was handled

The Anthony Davis trade demand was the talk of the NBA for a solid two-week span and even more. Even though the storyline dominated the sports news cycle and even took headlines away from the Super Bowl, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says that’s not the kin
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Adam Silver not a fan of way Anthony Davis trade demand was handled

The Anthony Davis trade demand was the talk of the NBA for a solid two-week span and even more. Even though the storyline dominated the sports news cycle and even took headlines away from the Super Bowl, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says that’s not the kind of attention he wants. Speaking from NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, Silver addressed the Davis storyline. “When they make a public spectacle of it,” Silver said, “I hear you in terms of the enormous media interest that comes from it. But that’s not the kind of media interest we’re looking for. “Whether it be a team or a player not meeting a contractual obligation, that’s something you just don’t want to see as a league.” Davis was fined for his agent making a public trade demand. Then there were reports about Davis’ preferred trade destination, with many figuring agent Rich Paul was trying to force things so he could pair Davis with his other top client, LeBron James. The New Orleans Pelicans then leaked details of the Lakers’ trade offers, seemingly

Shohei Ohtani targeting opening day return

The Los Angeles Angels aren’t expecting Shohei Ohtani to return to action until May, but that’s not stopping him from targeting a much quicker return to action. Ohtani, coming off Tommy John surgery and expected to play exclusively as a designated hitter
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Shohei Ohtani targeting opening day return

The Los Angeles Angels aren’t expecting Shohei Ohtani to return to action until May, but that’s not stopping him from targeting a much quicker return to action. Ohtani, coming off Tommy John surgery and expected to play exclusively as a designated hitter in 2019, said Sunday that he’s aiming for an opening day return, over a month ahead of the team’s target. Considering the Angels had openly said that Ohtani wouldn’t be ready that quickly, this is a very optimistic timeline and probably unlikely. There’s nothing wrong with Ohtani aiming high as long as he doesn’t push himself too far in a bid to get ready sooner than he’s capable of being ready.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade hook up on alley-oop one last time

NBA fans saw Dwayne Wade and LeBron James connect on highlight-reel plays many times when the two played alongside each other as Heat teammates — winning two titles during that time. James and Wade produced alley-oops on a routine basis in Miami, as the tw
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LeBron James, Dwyane Wade hook up on alley-oop one last time

NBA fans saw Dwayne Wade and LeBron James connect on highlight-reel plays many times when the two played alongside each other as Heat teammates — winning two titles during that time. James and Wade produced alley-oops on a routine basis in Miami, as the two used the lob pass to give opposing teams fits. They did exactly that for perhaps one final time during the All-Star Game on Sunday night, with Wade lobbing the ball off the backboard, and James slamming it home. That play looked just like old times, and it was great to see the two turn back the clock and connect on an alley-oop again, even if it was the last one we’ll ever see.

Watch: Major multi-car crash with nine laps to go in Daytona 500

With just nine laps to go in the Daytona 500, Paul Menard made a mistake that cost more than 20 other drivers and sparked a momentous multi-car wreck. Here’s the massive pileup that was so incredible the FOX Sports announcing crew really didn’t know what
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Watch: Major multi-car crash with nine laps to go in Daytona 500

With just nine laps to go in the Daytona 500, Paul Menard made a mistake that cost more than 20 other drivers and sparked a momentous multi-car wreck. Here’s the massive pileup that was so incredible the FOX Sports announcing crew really didn’t know what to say about it. The images from the wreck are insane. Very few racers were out in front of this enough to escape the carnage, which prompted the 10th caution of the race.

Padres reportedly offering $250M or more to Machado, Harper

The Padres are thought to have offered Manny Machado a contract in the neighborhood of eight years and $250 million, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (Twitter link), while San Diego has reportedly issued an even larger offer to Bryce Harper. The exact tota
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Padres reportedly offering $250M or more to Machado, Harper

The Padres are thought to have offered Manny Machado a contract in the neighborhood of eight years and $250 million, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (Twitter link), while San Diego has reportedly issued an even larger offer to Bryce Harper. The exact total of the Machado offer is, as Heyman noted, an estimate, as that deal could include deferred money or some adjustment based on California’s higher taxation rates. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune (also via Twitter) believes the Padres’ offer to Machado is beyond the $250 million mark, although Acee isn’t certain about the number of years involved in the contract. While still short of the potential record-setting numbers thrown around for both Harper and Machado before the start of free agency, and even seemingly still shy of the $300 million threshold, it’s worth noting that only three contracts in baseball history (Giancarlo Stanton’s record $325 million deal with the Marlins, and Alex Rodriguez’s deals with the Rangers and Yankees) have topped th

Bryce Harper reportedly set to receive more than $300 million

Bryce Harper clearly seems to be moving toward a deal, and it’s ultimately going to make him quite happy. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Harper appears to have found an aggressive suitor in the Philadelphia Phillies, who are willing to meet his
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Bryce Harper reportedly set to receive more than $300 million

Bryce Harper clearly seems to be moving toward a deal, and it’s ultimately going to make him quite happy. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Harper appears to have found an aggressive suitor in the Philadelphia Phillies, who are willing to meet his price. Nightengale reports that Harper is likely to receive more than the 10 years and $300 million he was offered by the Washington Nationals, although nothing is complete yet. After a long offseason of waiting for Harper, all signs are pointing toward him ultimately signing with Philadelphia. Talk has intensified over the weekend that the two sides are moving toward a deal, and if the Phillies are willing to pay him upwards of $300 million, it seems likely he’ll make moves to sign sooner rather than later.

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