Huskers looking for more after breakthrough season (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2014, file photo, Nebraska coach Tim Miles shouts instructions in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska was the surprise team in the Big Ten with its fourth-place finish last season, and coach Miles believes he has the pieces in place for a big encore. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)

These are heady days for the Nebraska basketball program. The Cornhuskers are coming off their highest conference finish and first NCAA tournament appearance since 1998, and played to sellout crowds in their first year at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Shavon Shields said when he and his teammates went out to lunch or to the movies during the offseason, well-wishers were quick to slap them on the back and urge them to keep the wins coming.

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Looking through the eyes of GIannis Antetokounmpo

All too often do we see young, new athletes rise to fame and become distracted within the world they call their passion by money, attention and, occasionally, an assortment of rigmarole. So, to watch a young player still focused on his game and wanting nothing more than to excel tremendously and willing to execute all […]
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Cavaliers looking to keep a good thing going (Yahoo Sports)

Tony Bennett and Virginia are hoping to build off last season’s success. The Cavaliers also are coming off their best season in decades, and despite two huge losses in Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell, there’s still the chance for Virginia to be even better than last year. Harris (12 ppg) was the scoring threat that made the offense work, and Mitchell (6.8 ppg, 7 rpg) was the emotional and defensive leader who made up for others’ mistakes. There are numerous players ready to take on those roles, and Bennett says how it all plays out will determine the Cavaliers’ fortunes.

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Manning looking to make Wake Forest a winner again

Danny Manning hopes intensity, attention to detail can make Wake Forest winners again



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Manning looking to make Wake Forest a winner again (Yahoo Sports)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — When his Wake Forest players couldn’t get a defensive drill quite right, new coach Danny Manning made them do it again – and again.

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Miami looking for leadership from K-State transfer

Hurricanes looking for leadership from K-State transfer Angel Rodriguez at point guard



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Miami looking for leadership from K-State transfer (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, Miami NCAA college basketball guard Angel Rodriguez gestures as he speaks with members of the media before the team's official first practice in Coral Gables, Fla. Rodriguez says he no longer gets recognized in the grocery store, as he did when he was at Kansas State, but the transfer is happy with his new role as a point guard and leader for the Miami Hurricanes. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Now that junior transfer Angel Rodriguez plays point guard for the Miami Hurricanes instead of Kansas State, he does his grocery shopping unrecognized.

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Dwyane Wade and Norris Cole Are Looking Positively Ripped

Thirty-two-year-old Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has lost some bounce in his “old age,” but don’t think for a second that he’s mailing anything in.

The 10-time NBA all-star shared the above photo to his Instagram account on Monday with the caption: “What do you get @norriscole for his birthday.. a early morning workout. Happy bday lil brother-much love and respect for you. #wheneveryoneissleepingweworking @dzandertraining

Yeah, Wade’s ripped.

Norris Cole stands alongside him and is clearly in elite shape as well. That fact that Cole is hitting the gym in the early morning on his 26th birthday should please Miami Heat fans.

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UNC, Williams looking for consistency

North Carolina, coach Roy Williams looking for consistency after up-and-down 2013-14



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LeBron James’ hairline looking fuller at Nike event

LeBron James was at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., on Tuesday to play in part in the official unveiling of the new Nike sneaker that bears his name, the LeBron 12. But it isn’t footwear that is causing a buzz on Wednesday — although a lot of attention has been heaped upon the release of […] The post The Mystery of LeBron James and His Seemingly Regenerating Hairline (photos) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

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