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Cutting preseason games won’t hurt or assist Haskins

For decades, the Washington Redskins moniker has been a topic of controversy, and earlier this week, the debate over the name 'Redskins' became a national storyline once again.  On Wednesday, a report surfaced that investment firms and shareholders worth a collective $620 billion have asked Nike, FedEx and PepsiCo to terminate their business relationships with the…

Joanne McCallie won’t return as Duke’s women’s basketball coach

10:45 AM ETGraham HaysESPN.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.After 13 seasons, Joanne P. McCallie will not return as the women's basketball coach at Duke because of what she described as uncertainty over a contract extension as she entered the final year of her…

Trio of previous UConn greats leading social justice charge -CBN Sports

Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge By ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 02, 2020 03:51 PM By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus…

David Patrick Named Arkansas MBB Associate Head Coach

FAYETTEVILLE – David Patrick, a finalist for two National Coach of the Year Awards this past season as head coach at UC Riverside, has been named associate head coach for men’s basketball at the University of Arkansas, Razorback head coach Eric Musselman announced. “I have known Coach Patrick both professionally and personally for many years,”…

Zion Williamson is NBA 2K21’s Next Gen cover athlete

After revealing Portland Trailblazers standout Damian Lillard as the “Current Gen” cover star for NBA 2K21 yesterday, 2K has now introduced New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson as its second featured athlete.Representing the Next Gen version of the game, Zion’s cover will come with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X releases of the game.Williamson…

The latest on Simmons, Embiid and how the Sixers plan to use them

Brett Brown didn’t think Ryan Broekhoff would buy his recruiting pitch.  “I was shocked that he agreed to come,” Brown said Wednesday on a video call with reporters.  Yet the 29-year-old Broekhoff decided to join the Sixers for the remainder of the NBA season, signing the substitute contract the team had available because of its…

It’s time to lower early expectations for Redskins rookies

With reports coming out that the NFL is planning to cancel the first and fourth games of its 2020 preseason, it's now officially, and unfortunately, time for Redskins fans to lower their expectations for the team's rookies. That's not a fun thing to do, especially when so much of life is not fun these days…

Reality Seeps In: Basketball Is Starting, and the Virus Is Still Here

July 1, 2020July is supposed to be a magical month in the N.B.A. The mere mention of it evokes images of the feast known as free agency that, as we all understand by now, means as much (or more) to some fans as the games themselves.The calendar flipped Wednesday, but this is 2020, which immediately…