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MANHATTAN, Kan. - Hunter Rison's time as a Kansas State football player appears to have come to an end before it truly got started. Rison, a suspended sophomore receiver for the Wildcats, has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, according to a team spokesman. The news was first reported by Gopowercat.com. Rison is looking to transfer nearly two months after he was arrested for ...

Remember the offseason, when everyone - OK, not quite everyone - was sure the Braves had been caught and passed by the three other National League East teams who matter? Remember how the reigning division champs were being picked to finish third if not fourth this time? Remember who insisted the Braves were still the team to beat? Your flouter of conventional wisdom - or mass panic, take your ...

NEW YORK - The Knicks are going to be bad again. Kevin Durant's Achilles ruptured their only route to immediate contention. Being bad doesn't mean the Knicks try to jumpstart a rebuild by burning cap space on limited players, or tank into the core of the earth until they draft multiple superstars. They can make moves towards building a championship team that help them this year and next decade ...

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Attendance remains dreary and talk of a new stadium is stalled, but former Commissioner Bud Selig said it's too soon to write off Tampa Bay as a Major League market. "I wouldn't use the term failure," said Selig, who has written a book about his 23-year tenure in the commissioner's office called "For the Good of the Game," due out July 9. "I did award the franchise and I ...

The Flyers continued to remake their defense Tuesday. Four days after they acquired Matt Niskanen from Washington, the Flyers traded two draft picks to San Jose for veteran defenseman Justin Braun. "He is a high-character, quality defender who will bring a steadying presence to our team," Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said. The Flyers sent their second-round pick (41st overall) in this ...

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After a disappointing 2018-19 season and an offseason of uncertainty, at least one Vegas oddsmaker considers the Miami Heat a real long shot to win next year's NBA championship. Less than a week after the Toronto Raptors knocked off the Golden State Warriors for their first title, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook already has published the odds for next year's champion - and no team has worse ...

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CHICAGO - John Paxson has publicly stated his desire to upgrade at point guard so often that Kris Dunn may have whiplash. It's a guarantee at least one new point guard will be on the roster come training camp. Whether that player arrives via Thursday's NBA draft, in which the Bulls have the Nos. 7 and 38 picks, is unknown. The free-agent class at the position is deep. Nevertheless, the ...

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Where did "He Hate Me" go? That is suddenly a very serious question, as the Lancaster County (S.C.) Sheriff's Office has issued a missing persons advisory for Torrold "Rod" Smart, who played for the Carolina Panthers in the early 2000s and was known widely in the football universe as "He Hate Me." Smart, 42, was last seen six days ago at about 10:30 a.m. in Indian Land, S.C., about 20 miles ...

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SAN DIEGO - One day after Padres infielder Manny Machado was suspended one game for allegedly making contact with an umpire, the Major League Baseball Umpires Association took to social media to voice displeasure over discipline that it described as "inaction." The umpires' union, in particular, pointed out a bat throw that Major League Baseball did not mention when announcing Machado's ...

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CHICAGO - One of the most jarring images from baseball this season came last month when Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. lined a foul ball into the seats in Houston, striking a young fan. White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez hit a sharp foul into the seats at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 10, resulting in a woman being hospitalized. The Sox have responded to safety concerns by pledging to ...

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Kings forward Harrison Barnes has reportedly declined his $25.1 million player option for the 2019-20 season and will become an unrestricted free agent, his agent told The Sacramento Bee on Tuesday. Excel Sports Management president Jeff Schwartz said Barnes will opt out of the final year of a four-year, $94.4 million deal he signed with the Dallas Mavericks in 2016. Both sides are open to ...

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A participant in Monday's live chat with Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold submitted a loaded comment that he attempted to frame as a question: "I’ll go ahead and ask this, but I know it will never get answered: Do you think it's fairly safe to say 'Mo' is a poor evaluator of talent?"

Last September, before warmups for the All-American Prospect Game, NHL Central Scouting director Dan Marr spotted U.S. stars Jack Hughes and Cole Caufield kicking a soccer ball around to loosen up. With every NHL team scouting the game, Marr decided to offer free advice. "You know guys, in a game like this, it's all about showing what you are about," Marr told the players. "When you ...

With Thursday night's NBA draft creeping up, it's time to take one last look at the field of players and predict the first round -- which, after picks 1-3, could get interesting. A significant change to the draft order happened over the weekend, when the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to send players and picks -- including this year's No. 4 overall selection -- to New Orleans for Anthony ...

The Supreme Court upheld the 'double jeopardy' standard in the United States constitution, but nowhere in the legal arguments did Milwaukee Brewers infielder Mike Moustakas' name ever come up. The Fifth Amendment stands: "No person shall be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb," for the same offense. Well, when the Major League Baseball Players Association sits down next week to open ...

The St. Louis Blues are finally on the board after earning their first Stanley Cup in the franchise's 51-year history. Ditto the Toronto Raptors, who not only notched their maiden NBA title but also became the only Canadian team to secure the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Virginia's basketball team finally prevailed amid the madness of March. Even Gary Woodland got into the act, capturing his ...

Isaac Stoops' long journey to follow in his fathers footsteps began with a short car ride on Monday, as he was named wide receivers coach for Oklahoma contender Moore (Okla.) High School. Stoops is the son of longtime Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, who is credited with resurrecting the legendary college football program. Now Stoops is preparing to launch the Dallas XFL franchise and watch ...

When John Marinelli announced he was leaving as Greenwich (Conn.) High School's head football coach, there wasn't an enormous shock that he was headed to the collegiate ranks. What was a surprise is that he's headed to Arizona. Marinelli's new role is as offensive analyst at the University of Arizona. It's a position that is at or near the bottom of the food chain and a stunning shift ...

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LOS ANGELES - It was a typical Friday night at Costco. The cavernous Corona store was packed, and customers waited in line for food samples - the quintessential Costco experience. An off-duty Los Angeles police officer, his wife and their baby were among those in the tasting queue. So was 32-year-old Kenneth French and his parents, who were shopping for a Father's Day barbecue. An attorney for ...

MEBANE, N.C. - Braydon Smith had a $30 gift card to spend as he was walking down an aisle at Academy Sports + Outdoors and saw an ax and a machete. The 11-year-old decided he could use them to help cut down trees and branches for campfires. His dad put up the extra $15 to make the purchase possible. "Me and my Dad go camping a decent amount," Braydon said. Braydon used the tools in the ...

Oh, Canada. You've given us so much, from Justin Trudeau to Justin Bieber to, probably, some other things not named Justin. And now you've given us the War On Dodgeball. You remember dodgeball. It's a classic schoolyard game in which, basically, a bunch of people throw a large rubber ball at you. If it misses you, you keep playing. If it hits you, you're out. It is not a particularly ...

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The administration of Gov. Tim Walz wants more Minnesota criminal offenders to find a job and housing and fewer to return to prison. The Minnesota Legislature this session mostly approved more money for the Department of Corrections for increased staffing in the wake of violent in-prison altercations that resulted in the deaths of two prison guards. However, Deputy Commissioner Sarah Walker, ...

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Leonard Floyd is bigger than he was a year ago. He's stronger. And, most importantly, he's healthy. That all added up to him being the most head-turning player on the field during the Bears' offseason program. If things go right, it could prove to be a launching point for a breakout season for the 2016 first-round draft pick. Last year Floyd lined up opposite All-Pro Khalil Mack but collected ...

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Not long ago, someone asked Press Taylor, the Eagles' quarterbacks coach, what he thought the next major offensive innovation in the NFL might be. Based on Taylor's countenance - he is just 31 years old and could pass for younger - this was akin to asking a kindergartener with a lemonade stand to produce a business plan for a way-cool juice-bar franchise. But Taylor is sharp, an up-and-comer ...