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  • ESPN.com: Federer prevails over Nadal, gets Djokovic in final

    LONDON -- In their 40th career showdown, one thing remains certain: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal know how to put on a show.

    The second-seeded Federer outlasted No. 3 Nadal 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to reach the final at Wimbledon, where he will seek a ninth title -- extending his own record -- against top-seeded Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

    The Swiss star, after failing to capitalize on two match points in the penultimate game and two in the final game -- one after a long rally; another on a sharp cross-court shot -- finally closed out Nadal after the Spaniard sent a shot long.

    LONDON -- In their 40th career showdown, one thing remains certain: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal know how to put on a show.

    The second-seeded Federer outlasted No. 3 Nadal 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to reach the final at Wimbledon, where he will seek a ninth title -- extending his own record -- against top-seeded Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

    The Swiss star, after failing to capitalize on two match points in the penultimate game and two in the final game -- one after a long rally; another on a sharp cross-court shot -- finally closed out Nadal after the Spaniard sent a shot long.

  • WVMetroNews: FSHS' Washenitz nets WVU & Virginia Tech offers

    FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- As a freshman, Marley Washenitz joined a Fairmont Senior starting lineup that featured four seniors. She fit right in with a veteran group of Polar Bears. Washenitz earned all-state honors and scored 41 points in three state tournament games to lead FSHS to the Class AA state championship.

    "We all were striving for that goal so much," Washenitz said. "Having it happen, being able to get the rings, being able to say you are a state champ, it is really crazy. It is just unbelievable."

    The celebration didn't last long for Washenitz because basketball is increasingly becoming a year-round sport.

    FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- As a freshman, Marley Washenitz joined a Fairmont Senior starting lineup that featured four seniors. She fit right in with a veteran group of Polar Bears. Washenitz earned all-state honors and scored 41 points in three state tournament games to lead FSHS to the Class AA state championship.

    "We all were striving for that goal so much," Washenitz said. "Having it happen, being able to get the rings, being able to say you are a state champ, it is really crazy. It is just unbelievable."

    The celebration didn't last long for Washenitz because basketball is increasingly becoming a year-round sport.

  • Wide Right and Natty Lite: The Mid-Morning Dump: AHF Golf Outing Eve!

    BASKETBALL CROOTIN. Here are all the latest happenings for Iowa State basketball recruiting.

    MCDONALD ON THE FIELD. Jay Jordan goes in-depth on what Will McDonald will bring to the defense.

    FRIDAY BLUES. Here is a random hype tape to pump you up.

    NO PUNISHMENT. Tyreek Hill will not be punished by the NFL for a reported incident earlier this year.

    CONTROVERSY. Harbaugh says that only controversy follows around Urban Meyer.

    HOT MICS! NSFW but this sequence in the Yankees game yesterday was great.

    BASKETBALL CROOTIN. Here are all the latest happenings for Iowa State basketball recruiting.

    MCDONALD ON THE FIELD. Jay Jordan goes in-depth on what Will McDonald will bring to the defense.

    FRIDAY BLUES. Here is a random hype tape to pump you up.

    NO PUNISHMENT. Tyreek Hill will not be punished by the NFL for a reported incident earlier this year.

    CONTROVERSY. Harbaugh says that only controversy follows around Urban Meyer.

    HOT MICS! NSFW but this sequence in the Yankees game yesterday was great.

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  • Official Site of the Shockers: WSU Finalizes Non-Conference Hoops Schedule

    Wichita State will play a record number of home dates during the upcoming men's basketball season.

    The Shockers' 13-game non-conference slate, released Thursday, includes nine on campus and a tenth in downtown Wichita.

    The number will expand to 19 regular season home dates by early September when the American Athletic Conference releases its full schedule, along with tipoff times and television assignments. That shatters the mark of 17, set four times previously.

    The home schedule provides quality in addition to quantity. Five of the 10 non-conference visitors earned NCAA tournament bids in 2019: Gardner-Webb (Nov.

    Wichita State will play a record number of home dates during the upcoming men's basketball season.

    The Shockers' 13-game non-conference slate, released Thursday, includes nine on campus and a tenth in downtown Wichita.

    The number will expand to 19 regular season home dates by early September when the American Athletic Conference releases its full schedule, along with tipoff times and television assignments. That shatters the mark of 17, set four times previously.

    The home schedule provides quality in addition to quantity. Five of the 10 non-conference visitors earned NCAA tournament bids in 2019: Gardner-Webb (Nov.

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    The UConn Blog: WNBA Photos: Atlanta Dream @ Connecticut Sun - 7/19/19

    Here is our WNBA photo gallery from the Atlanta Dream vs Connecticut Sun game at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on July 19, 2019.

    Former UConn Husky four-time national champ, Morgan Tuck, had 10 points, two rebounds and three assists for the Sun. Tiffany Hayes did not play due to injury while Renee Montgomery had seven points in a losing effort.

    Photo (c): Ian Bethune

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    Here is our WNBA photo gallery from the Atlanta Dream vs Connecticut Sun game at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on July 19, 2019.

    Former UConn Husky four-time national champ, Morgan Tuck, had 10 points, two rebounds and three assists for the Sun. Tiffany Hayes did not play due to injury while Renee Montgomery had seven points in a losing effort.

    Photo (c): Ian Bethune

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  • Fansided: Boeheim's Army 2019 Player Series: Eric Devendorf

    Boeheim's Army fans rejoice! This year's team is back and better than ever. Led by none other than former Syracuse Orange star Eric Devendorf. Boeheim's Army is considered one of the elite squads in the 2019 edition of The Basketball Tournament (TBT) this summer.

    Devendorf, known well by Syracuse fans all over for his passion and emotion, is coming back once again for a chance at the TBT title. Though he sometimes loses his cool while playing, his drive to win is unparalleled. It should come as no surprise then that Boeheim's Army GM Kevin Belbey called Devendorf "the spinal cord" of this team on The Manchild Show with Boy Green.

    Boeheim's Army fans rejoice! This year's team is back and better than ever. Led by none other than former Syracuse Orange star Eric Devendorf. Boeheim's Army is considered one of the elite squads in the 2019 edition of The Basketball Tournament (TBT) this summer.

    Devendorf, known well by Syracuse fans all over for his passion and emotion, is coming back once again for a chance at the TBT title. Though he sometimes loses his cool while playing, his drive to win is unparalleled. It should come as no surprise then that Boeheim's Army GM Kevin Belbey called Devendorf "the spinal cord" of this team on The Manchild Show with Boy Green.

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    Tar Heel Times: Sierra Canyon nears 'super team' status with arrival of Ziaire Williams

    The most sought-after college basketball recruit in California, 6-foot-8 Ziaire Williams, will be enrolling at Chatsworth Sierra. And you thought the formation of "super teams" couldn't happen. Maybe not in the NBA, but Sierra Canyon is just the latest to make it happen in high school. Williams has starred at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame the last three seasons. (Los Angeles Times)

    Recent Basketball Recruiting News:

    Jaden Springer Blog: Breaking down his top five
    Friday July 19, 2019

    The most sought-after college basketball recruit in California, 6-foot-8 Ziaire Williams, will be enrolling at Chatsworth Sierra. And you thought the formation of "super teams" couldn't happen. Maybe not in the NBA, but Sierra Canyon is just the latest to make it happen in high school. Williams has starred at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame the last three seasons. (Los Angeles Times)

    Recent Basketball Recruiting News:

    Jaden Springer Blog: Breaking down his top five
    Friday July 19, 2019

  • Official Site of the Broncos: Men's Basketball Unveils 2019-20 Nonconference Schedule

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara men's basketball will have plenty of home cooking during the nonconference portion of the 2019-20 schedule.

    The Broncos, led by fourth-year head coach Herb Sendek, will play 13 of their 15 nonconference games in the friendly confines of Leavey Center highlighted by the Cable Car Classic in November.

    In addition, three Pac-12 Conference games are on the schedule, including home tilts against Washington State (Nov. 12) and California (Dec. 7). Santa Clara plays at Stanford on Nov. 16

    The Broncos open the season at home against UC Santa Cruz on Nov.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara men's basketball will have plenty of home cooking during the nonconference portion of the 2019-20 schedule.

    The Broncos, led by fourth-year head coach Herb Sendek, will play 13 of their 15 nonconference games in the friendly confines of Leavey Center highlighted by the Cable Car Classic in November.

    In addition, three Pac-12 Conference games are on the schedule, including home tilts against Washington State (Nov. 12) and California (Dec. 7). Santa Clara plays at Stanford on Nov. 16

    The Broncos open the season at home against UC Santa Cruz on Nov.

  • Official Site of the Dons: MBB | Six Dons Named to NABC Honors Court for 2018-19

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Six members of the University of San Francisco men's basketball team have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court as announced by the NABC this morning.

    Earning the honor are graduated seniors and along with , , , and . To be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must but a junior or senior academically, a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and a member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.

    McCarthy, Renfro, Ratinho, Lull, and Minlend all earned WCC All-Academic honors earlier this year.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Six members of the University of San Francisco men's basketball team have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court as announced by the NABC this morning.

    Earning the honor are graduated seniors and along with , , , and . To be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must but a junior or senior academically, a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and a member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.

    McCarthy, Renfro, Ratinho, Lull, and Minlend all earned WCC All-Academic honors earlier this year.

  • Official Site of the Gaels: BASE | Kevin Bettencourt Named Director of Ops

    MORAGA, Calif. - Kevin Bettencourt joins the Saint Mary's baseball staff as the Director of Operations after serving as the Graduate Assistant at Cal State Northridge last season.

    Bettencourt oversaw the student-managers, helped with recruiting visits, and the setup of the locker room, batting cages, and field. He also managed the software to track and analyze game film, compiled statistics, and served as the assistant catching coach.

    Before his time with the Matadors, he spent a season with his alma mater (Vanguard University) as an assistant coach. There, he served as the assistant recruiting coordinator and the point person for academic requirements and the admission process for prospective student-athletes.

    MORAGA, Calif. - Kevin Bettencourt joins the Saint Mary's baseball staff as the Director of Operations after serving as the Graduate Assistant at Cal State Northridge last season.

    Bettencourt oversaw the student-managers, helped with recruiting visits, and the setup of the locker room, batting cages, and field. He also managed the software to track and analyze game film, compiled statistics, and served as the assistant catching coach.

    Before his time with the Matadors, he spent a season with his alma mater (Vanguard University) as an assistant coach. There, he served as the assistant recruiting coordinator and the point person for academic requirements and the admission process for prospective student-athletes.

  • ESPN.com: Lakers agree with Cousins, bring back Rondo

    The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent center DeMarcus Cousins, and have brought back point guard Rajon Rondo on a two-year deal, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.

    Agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports told ESPN Cousins' deal is worth $2.3 million.

    The Miami Heat had interest in Cousins, but several Lakers players -- including Anthony Davis -- helped convince him to join the Lakers, league sources told ESPN.

    Cousins surprised many by signing a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the Golden State Warriors last July amid his recovery from a torn left Achilles.

    The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent center DeMarcus Cousins, and have brought back point guard Rajon Rondo on a two-year deal, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne.

    Agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports told ESPN Cousins' deal is worth $2.3 million.

    The Miami Heat had interest in Cousins, but several Lakers players -- including Anthony Davis -- helped convince him to join the Lakers, league sources told ESPN.

    Cousins surprised many by signing a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the Golden State Warriors last July amid his recovery from a torn left Achilles.

  • Gonzaga Bulletin: Packers by position: Green Bay counting on young receivers to emerge behind Davante Adams

    GREEN BAY -- When it comes to putting together the pecking order of his wide receivers, Matt LaFleur likes to use another sport -- the one he was playing when he ruptured his Achilles' tendon this offseason -- to describe his vision.

    "The way I look at the receiver group is kind of like filling out a basketball roster," the Green Bay Packers first-year head coach explained during the offseason program. "You need guys that are at a certain area of expertise, and then it's our job as coaches to put those guys into position where they can showcase that skill set.

    GREEN BAY -- When it comes to putting together the pecking order of his wide receivers, Matt LaFleur likes to use another sport -- the one he was playing when he ruptured his Achilles' tendon this offseason -- to describe his vision.

    "The way I look at the receiver group is kind of like filling out a basketball roster," the Green Bay Packers first-year head coach explained during the offseason program. "You need guys that are at a certain area of expertise, and then it's our job as coaches to put those guys into position where they can showcase that skill set.

  • Official Site of the Aggies: Queen Recognized with NABC Honors Court Award

    KANSAS CITY - New Mexico State men's basketball guard Trevelin Queen was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2018-19 Honors Court Wednesday morning. The award recognizes men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during this past season.

    Queen is the first player ever in Aggie basketball program history to earn the academic honor from the NABC. The Glen Burnie, Md., native averaged 7.8 points with a .475 shooting clip last season off the bench and was an integral member of the team down the stretch.

    To be eligible, student-athletes must be of a junior or senior and a varsity player, cumulative GPA of 3.

    KANSAS CITY - New Mexico State men's basketball guard Trevelin Queen was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2018-19 Honors Court Wednesday morning. The award recognizes men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during this past season.

    Queen is the first player ever in Aggie basketball program history to earn the academic honor from the NABC. The Glen Burnie, Md., native averaged 7.8 points with a .475 shooting clip last season off the bench and was an integral member of the team down the stretch.

    To be eligible, student-athletes must be of a junior or senior and a varsity player, cumulative GPA of 3.

  • Official Site of the Vandals: @VandalHoops Adds Forrest

    MOSCOW, Idaho - Idaho men's basketball is excited to announce another new Vandal, with graduate transfer Quinton Forrest joining the squad for the 2019-20 season.

    "Quinton is a veteran, strong forward that's going to be able to compete on both ends," interim head coach Zac Claus said. "He can score attacking the basket, rebound the ball and defend multiple positions.

    "He has a level of toughness and maturity about him that will help us. He already has his degree, and will pursue his master's degree here at Idaho."

    Forrest, a 6-4 forward from Windermere, Fla.

    MOSCOW, Idaho - Idaho men's basketball is excited to announce another new Vandal, with graduate transfer Quinton Forrest joining the squad for the 2019-20 season.

    "Quinton is a veteran, strong forward that's going to be able to compete on both ends," interim head coach Zac Claus said. "He can score attacking the basket, rebound the ball and defend multiple positions.

    "He has a level of toughness and maturity about him that will help us. He already has his degree, and will pursue his master's degree here at Idaho."

    Forrest, a 6-4 forward from Windermere, Fla.

  • ESPN.com: 5-on-5: Most underrated and questionable NBA moves

    Who won the NBA offseason?

    A surprising draft night with plenty of trades in the first round was followed by the wildest week the league has ever seen to start free agency. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are now on the LA Clippers. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are in Brooklyn. There were more sign-and-trades for star players than anyone could have predicted. A potential Russell Westbrook deal still looms. And the 2020 title race looks wide-open.

    What were the most underrated and questionable moves?

    Who won the NBA offseason?

    A surprising draft night with plenty of trades in the first round was followed by the wildest week the league has ever seen to start free agency. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are now on the LA Clippers. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are in Brooklyn. There were more sign-and-trades for star players than anyone could have predicted. A potential Russell Westbrook deal still looms. And the 2020 title race looks wide-open.

    What were the most underrated and questionable moves?

  • Official Site of the Trojans: Preston Laird Joins Trojan Men's Basketball Staff

    LITTLE ROCK - Little Rock head men's basketball coach Darrell Walker today announced the hiring of Preston Laird as an assistant coach for the Trojan basketball program.

    "I'm very excited about bringing Preston to Little Rock and have him help develop our players," Walker said. "He has been at a number of successful programs, working with some well-respected coaches, and he will be a good fit with what we're trying to build here."

    Laird comes to Little Rock after spending the past three seasons at UNLV, joining the Rebels prior to the 2016-17 season as a program's director of basketball operations.

    LITTLE ROCK - Little Rock head men's basketball coach Darrell Walker today announced the hiring of Preston Laird as an assistant coach for the Trojan basketball program.

    "I'm very excited about bringing Preston to Little Rock and have him help develop our players," Walker said. "He has been at a number of successful programs, working with some well-respected coaches, and he will be a good fit with what we're trying to build here."

    Laird comes to Little Rock after spending the past three seasons at UNLV, joining the Rebels prior to the 2016-17 season as a program's director of basketball operations.

  • Official Site of the Mountaineers: Men's Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule

    BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State men's basketball head coach Dustin Kerns has announced the non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

    The non-conference slate features a total of 11 contests, including four at the Holmes Center.

    "We are excited to release our non-conference schedule filled with several quality programs, coaches and teams," said Kerns. "Our goal is to enhance our profile with the App State brand regionally and nationally. It is very important to renew and play local and regional opponents for our recruiting, but also for our fans and parents."

    The Mountaineers open the Kerns era on Nov.

    BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State men's basketball head coach Dustin Kerns has announced the non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

    The non-conference slate features a total of 11 contests, including four at the Holmes Center.

    "We are excited to release our non-conference schedule filled with several quality programs, coaches and teams," said Kerns. "Our goal is to enhance our profile with the App State brand regionally and nationally. It is very important to renew and play local and regional opponents for our recruiting, but also for our fans and parents."

    The Mountaineers open the Kerns era on Nov.

  • Fansided: Josh Christopher Future Kentucky Guard?

    In a shocking turn of events, John Calipari is back on the recruiting trail sniffing out the top prospects in the upcoming recruiting class. Recruiting season is in full swing. So grab a seat, power up your laptop, and settle in for a midsummer night reading vague prospect scouting profiles and watching 50 player mixtapes, all titled: "JOHNNY APPLESEED WENT OFF AT PEACH JAM! Is He The BEST PLAYER IN AMERICA?" Kentucky offered one of those 50: 6-4 guard Josh Christopher. Christopher has vocalized his infatuation with Kentucky in the past, so odds are he pulls the trigger now that he earned a coveted scholarship offer.

    In a shocking turn of events, John Calipari is back on the recruiting trail sniffing out the top prospects in the upcoming recruiting class. Recruiting season is in full swing. So grab a seat, power up your laptop, and settle in for a midsummer night reading vague prospect scouting profiles and watching 50 player mixtapes, all titled: "JOHNNY APPLESEED WENT OFF AT PEACH JAM! Is He The BEST PLAYER IN AMERICA?" Kentucky offered one of those 50: 6-4 guard Josh Christopher. Christopher has vocalized his infatuation with Kentucky in the past, so odds are he pulls the trigger now that he earned a coveted scholarship offer.

  • GatorCountry.com: Andrew Nembhard Named To Canada Senior Men's National Team Camp

    Andrew Nembhard's summer just got a lot busier as he was named to the Canadian Senior Men's National Team training camp, acknowledged as one of the 29 best players from the country who will hopefully help the team place well enough in the FIBA Basketball World Cup to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

    This won't be Nembhard's first taste of international basketball as he played for a number of Canadian national teams as a teenager and last summer he attended the senior men's camp. He turned some heads with his performance and with a year of basketball with the Gators under his belt he's sure to impress even more.

    Andrew Nembhard's summer just got a lot busier as he was named to the Canadian Senior Men's National Team training camp, acknowledged as one of the 29 best players from the country who will hopefully help the team place well enough in the FIBA Basketball World Cup to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

    This won't be Nembhard's first taste of international basketball as he played for a number of Canadian national teams as a teenager and last summer he attended the senior men's camp. He turned some heads with his performance and with a year of basketball with the Gators under his belt he's sure to impress even more.