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  • Indiana’s Cody Zeller declares for NBA draft

    April 10, 2013 8:01 PM 218

    Indiana sophomore center Cody Zeller declared for the NBA draft on Wednesday. “Attending and playing basketball for IU not only fulfilled my collegiate dreams, but it also has provided me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong goal of playing in the NBA,” Zeller announced in a press release. “While I will continue to pursue my degree in the future

  • Notre Dame transfer Gunner Kiel headed to Cincinnati

    April 10, 2013 6:49 PM 200

    Former Notre Dame quarterback Gunner Kiel will enroll at Cincinnati, a source at Cincinnati confirmed to The Cincinnati Enquirer. "He called us and said he's coming. He wants to get it started as soon as possible," the source said. Under NCAA rules Cincinnati cannot comment on prospective recruits. It is expected that Kiel will enroll in school with summer

  • Nick Saban: NFL coaches are asking for read-option advice

    April 10, 2013 6:34 PM 188

    Posted by Michael David Smith on April 10, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT Nick Saban didn’t last long as an NFL head coach, but there are still plenty of NFL coaches who think he has some knowledge they’d like to tap. Saban, whose Alabama team is the defending NCAA champion, said on ESPN that NFL teams have been beating a path to his office this offseason because

  • Can anyone beat Tiger Woods at the Masters?

    April 10, 2013 5:19 PM 147

    Tiger Woods may seem long overdue for his first Masters win since 2005, but writers from around the Tribune Co. have some other ideas about who will be wearing the green jacket Sunday afternoon. Brandt Snedeker will win this year’s Masters Golf Tournament because he is playing well, has gone through enough blips in recent years to draw on when the going

  • Egg Bowl returning to Thanksgiving

    April 10, 2013 5:05 PM 137

    Fans of Mississippi football can expect a holiday treat this fall: The Egg Bowl will return to ESPN’s Thanksgiving lineup. The network announced Wednesday that the 110th in-state clash between Mississippi State and Ole Miss will once again take place on Thanksgiving, which this year falls on Nov. 28. The matchup previously took place on ESPN on Thanksgiving

  • Rangers place Harrison on DL with back injury

    April 10, 2013 4:52 PM 132

    ARLINGTON -- The Rangers placed Opening Day starter Matt Harrison on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, the day before he was scheduled to make his next start in Seattle. The move is retroactive to Harrison's last start on Saturday against the Angels. Harrison revealed on Monday that he has been trying to pitch through a stiff lower back for at least

  • Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov not concerned with potential buyout

    April 10, 2013 4:18 PM 141

    The Philadelphia Flyers have not had their 2013 season go quite as planned. After earning 103 points last season and getting a big opening round win over their rival Penguins, expectations were high for a team that had some very serious questions about certain parts of the team. While the Flyers certainly attempted to address those issues, especially

  • Barao vs. Wineland’ Tickets on Sale Today |

    April 10, 2013 4:14 PM 158

    “UFC 161: Barao vs. Wineland” takes place June 15 inside MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Canada. UFC Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase seats for the show today at 10AM CT. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC Newsletter subscribers on Thursday, April 11 at 10AM CT. Psst, the top secret password is “CANADA.” The general

  • Kobe Bryant: ‘I would have smacked the hell out of’ Rutgers coach Mike Rice

    April 10, 2013 4:10 PM 142

    In an appearance with Jim Rome on Showtime, which airs Wednesday at 9 p.m., Bryant says that even as an 18-year-old he wouldn't have backed down from the abusive coach, who was fired last week when video of his actions surfaced on ESPN. If Mike Rice had an 18-year-old Kobe Bryant on the roster during his time at Rutgers we might have seen a very different

  • Missouri’s Phil Pressey to enter NBA draft

    April 10, 2013 3:47 PM 137

    Missouri announced Wednesday that the junior point guard has decided to hire an agent and declare for the 2013 NBA Draft. Players who declare have until April 16 to withdraw and retain their NCAA eligibility, but Pressey’s decision to hire an agent – Creative Artists Agency – effectively shuts the door on a return to Missouri. “Many college basketball