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Redrafting the 2012 NFL Draft: Colts select Russell Wilson No. 1 overall

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Denver beats Minnesota St 5-1, claims 9th NCAA hockey title

Ryan Barrow and Mike Benning scored less than three minutes apart to give Denver the lead and the Pioneers awakened with five goals in the third period to rally past Minnesota State 5-1 on Saturday night for their record-tying ninth college hockey title.
Two nights after eliminating Michigan in the Frozen Four semifinal, Denver joined the Wolverines as the only schools with nine championships. Magnus Chrona stopped 27 shots for the Pioneers (31-9-1), who won it all for the first time since 2017.
NCAA softball: Why WCWS homerun balls are returned to players

Rolly Romero Says Tank Looks Like “Disgusting SWINE”

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Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero (14-0, 12 KOs) had a field day slinging insults at Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on Thursday during their press conference launch for their May 28th fight on Showtime pay-per-view.
FILE – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins plays against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. Haskins will be given a chance to be the Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback in 2022 with veteran Ben Roethlisberger expected to retire after an 18-year career. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman, File)

Russell Wilson calls Denver Broncos ‘perfect fit’ as deal with Seattle Seahawks becomes official

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — With Hall of Famer John Elway looking on in a crowded auditorium, Russell Wilson was formally introduced as the Denver Broncos‘ newest quarterback Wednesday. And Wilson left no doubt just how much he hopes to get done with his new teammates, in a new city, over the next decade.

“My goal is to play 10 or 12 more years and hopefully win three, four more Super Bowls, that’s the plan,” Wilson said. “That’s the mindset. That’s why I came here, to finish my career here and hopefully finish on top as a champion. And do it multiple times.”

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College softball roundtable: Oklahoma’s undefeated run, biggest surprises and more

THE LOST LEGEND GENE MINGO

Eugene L. Mingo is a former professional American football player from Akron, Ohio, who played several positions including halfback, placekicker, and return specialist. He is widely recognized as the first African American placekicker in American football.

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Suiting up: D.J. Jones’ first day in Denver after signing with the Broncos

BIG MOVES IN THE NFL

Las Vegas Raiders reach deal with pass-rusher Chandler Jones, trade Yannick Ngakoue to Indianapolis Colts

2022 NFL Combine

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Every year the NFL Combine, a few prospects rise from obscurity into the mainstream chaos of draft season. Why? Because they work out as well or better than most of their more well-known classmates in Indianapolis. Sometimes, those performances don’t have much impact on draft position. In other instances, they absolutely do.

Let’s pinpoint which prospects, at every position, are primed to be those “sleepers” who raise some eyebrows after their on-field efforts at the 2022 combine. 

Quarterback 

Skylar Thompson, Kansas State

It’s hard to peg who the late-in-draft-season buzzed-about quarterback will be — there’s always somebody — but Thompson could conceivably be the one this year. Yes, even in a “down” quarterback class. He has those tools, and NFL teams adore tools more your uncle with the massive workshop in his basement. 

He increased his completion percentage in each of his four seasons throwing passes for the Wildcats, which culminated with a juicy 69.2% rate in 2021. But the effortless athleticism and live arm will have scouts tantalized the most. At around 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, Thompson is built like a power YAC receiver or tall running back, and he plays like it too, often scrambling for big gains, and he was utilized on purpose by his offensive coordinators in the run game. 

76ers Rumors: Mike D’Antoni, Doc Rivers Report Denied ‘Instantly’ by Team Insiders

The Philadelphia 76ers have embarked on a new chapter after landing James Harden in a blockbuster deal with the Brooklyn Nets that saw Ben Simmons leave town.

Now, longtime NBA reporter Marc Stein has relayed a “conspiracy theory” that is “making the rounds in league coaching circles” that 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey will eventually want to hire New Orleans Pelicans coaching adviser Mike D’ Antoni to replace current Philly head coach Doc

Andrew Whitworth

Andrew James Whitworth is a former American football offensive tackle. He played college football at LSU, where he twice received first-team All-SEC honors, and was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

“Rivers might have a more significant problem to manage than merely tuning out the naysayers questioning his presence on the Top 15 list. The conspiracy theory already making the rounds in league coaching circles holds that Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey will eventually want Mike D’Antoni to take over in the hot seat for Philadelphia’s new Joel Embiid/James Harden tag team after D’Antoni’s offensive creativity helped catapult Harden to three scoring titles in Houston.”

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LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most total points in NBA history

Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James passed basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most combined regular season and postseason points scored in NBA history on Saturday. James, 37, needed 19 points entering the Lakers’ road game against the Golden State Warriors to pass Abdul-Jabbar, who had 44,149 combined points — 38,387 in the regular season and 5,762 in the playoffs — in his illustrious career. James netted his 44,150th career point when he hit a 3-pointer in the third quarter of the Lakers’ 117-115 loss. The four-time NBA champion ended Saturday’s game with 26 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists.

Klay Thompson brings buzz back to Warriors, unleashes fourth-quarter barrage in wild win vs. Lakers

Russell Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in NBA history

Russell Westbrook has officially matched Oscar Robertson.

The Washington Wizards star officially recorded his 181st career triple-double on Saturday night, tying Robertson for the most in NBA history. Westbrook hit the mark late in the third quarter in their 133-132 overtime win against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. He had 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists at halftime, and got the last assist he needed after dishing a pass to Bradley Beal for a bucket.