Mike Jensen: Is Villanova a Final Four team? When you win 2 NCAA titles, that’s always the question.
PHILADELPHIA — You convince yourself … no Final Four, no chance, no way. Then Villanova faces a team that had earlier made Jay Wright’s look not just bad, but ordinary, and the Wildcats completely dismiss St. John’s in a rematch. Maybe this can still be a long run for the Wildcats in March? Slow down. Five years ago, it would have been framed differently. Can the Wildcats get past the second round? Now … Can they get to the Final Four? Could they win it all again? “It’s a new challenge to deal with, for the coaches and the players,” Villanova’s coach said earlier this week, that difference in ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
2021 NFL mock draft: Three rounds
I never do trades in my mock drafts. Bless the analysts who do, but my spidey sense is tingling. There could be a lot of wheeling and dealing come late April. Especially with so many teams in the market for a quarterback. The hot spots I'll be watching the rest of the way: The draft really begins with the Jets and the No. 2 overall pick. Sticking with Sam Darnold would allow them to auction it off to the most quarterback-needy team willing to meet their demands.The Dolphins will have to include the No. 3 and 18 picks in a package (amongst other assets) if they want Deshaun Watson.It would make...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mac Engel: Like Tony Romo before him, Dak Prescott must drive contract talks with Cowboys
FORT WORTH, Texas — The story that is now years in the making, with no end in sight, will only conclude when Dak Prescott takes control of his own life. Every player who has ever played, at some point, realizes his agent works for him, not the other way around. No different than the attorney you just hired to handle the latest crisis. For the third consecutive February the Dallas Cowboys are talking to their franchise quarterback about the franchise tag, or a franchise-changing contract. In 2019, it was if the Cowboys could sign Dak to a long-term deal, thus avoiding the dreaded tag the follow...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Charlotte Hornets come back from 17 down to beat Phoenix Suns on the road
Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward made two free throws with 5.8 seconds left for a 124-121 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix’s Chris Paul was fouled by Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball with two seconds left, sending Paul to the foul line. Paul made the first to cut Charlotte’s lead to one, then intentionally missed the second free throw. The Suns got possession out of bounds with 1.2 seconds left under the basket. Phoenix’s Devin Booker’s 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short. The Hornets got 29 points off the bench from Malik Monk. Hayward and Ball finished with 20 each. Booker had 33 for ...
The Charlotte Observer
Danilo Gallinari breaks franchise record with 10 3′s as Hawks overwhelm Celtics
A franchise record 10 3′s by Danilo Gallinari and franchise record 23 3′s overall led the Hawks (14-18) to a 127-112 win vs. the Celtics (15-17) Wednesday at State Farm Arena. Next up, the Hawks will play in Oklahoma City Friday. Below are some takeaways from the win: 1. Entering the game, the Hawks were looking to rebound from some clunky, let-down performances after losing in demoralizing fashion to Cleveland Tuesday night and getting demolished in Boston on Friday. NBA players will tell you every win is important, but the Hawks certainly needed a boost before going into their final few game...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Pistons run out of gas, can't stop Pelicans' Williamson in 128-118 loss in New Orleans
After a gutsy bounce-back performance against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night, expecting the Pistons to still have some juice left on the second night of a back-to-back was a little wishful thinking. Actually, they did. But only for three quarters. The Pistons hung in for most of the game, but they fell short in the final period, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away for a 128-118 victory on Wednesday night at Smoothie King Center. Without leading scorer Jerami Grant, who sat out to rest for the first time this season, the Pistons had to find other sources for offense, and they got it. J...
The Detroit News
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Warriors overcome tough shooting night in 111-107 win over Pacers
With gauze protruding through his left nostril, Stephen Curry dribbled through his legs, behind his back, inside and out before finding just enough space to split three defenders and finish with a left-handed layup to tie the game midway through the third quarter. It took that kind of effort on nearly every possession for Curry and the Warriors in Wednesday evening’s 111-107 win over the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Pacers’ defense blitzed and bumped Golden State’s shooters and barricaded the rim. At the end of the second quarter, Curry wiggled free for a driv...
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