Arizona’s season ended with an upset loss to 11th-seeded Xavier in the Sweet 16.

Trier immediately became Arizona’s primary offensive option upon his return. He was brilliant during the Wildcats’ run to the Pac-12 tournament championship, scoring 20 points to beat No. 3 UCLA in the semifinals and 23 points to defeat No. 5 Oregon in the tournament title game.

Arizona’s season ended with an upset loss to 11th-seeded Xavier in the Sweet 16. The future of the roster was very much in question. Lauri Markkanen had an easy decision to declare for the NBA draft, and fellow freshman Kobi Simmons followed him out the door. Rawle Alkins, Miller’s third freshman star, has also declared for the draft but elected not to sign with an agent, leaving the door open for his return.

Trier was the biggest question mark. He was projected as a second-round pick, but has decided to return to school without even testing the NBA waters. He’ll hope to be next season’s Buddy Hield or Justin Jackson: A veteran college player who boosts his NBA stock by returning to school and having a monster season.

The Pacers lost Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, but it was close — a 109-108 loss that came down to a final missed shot at the buzzer. For a minute, though, it looked like Cleveland was pulling away. At the end of the third quarter, the Cavaliers led by eight, and they immediately expanded that lead to 10 points by making the first shot of the fourth quarter.

Instead, Stephenson happened. From the moment he checked into the game with 2:11 left in the third quarter to the time he left late in the fourth, he scored 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting with an assist. They were classic, quintessential Stephenson shots — aggressive pull-up jumpers with no regard for the consequences. Sure, they might not go in. But they probably were, and in that 12-minute stretch, they did.

The Pacers and Bulls are in the NBA playoffs!

The 2017 NBA playoffs are set! The Pacers and Bulls won their season finales against VERY TIRED and thus RESTING teams, negating Miami’s win against an also tired and resting team to clinch the final two Eastern Conference playoff spots. Heat fans did not take it well, especially when it came to the Nets sitting their starters against Chicago for no good reason. But man, despite missing out in the end, the Heat had a really special season.

Li was also the lead investor in Sino-Europe Sports, the group that failed in their takeover of Milan earlier this year after putting down 鈧?00 million ($21.26 million U.S.) in deposits. After Li dissolved that group, he secured investment from an American hedge fund to form his new company and complete the purchase.

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Li has made huge promises during every step of this process, even when it looked like he’d never be able to come up with the money to takeover AC Milan. Now it’s time for him to deliver with a big summer transfer window.

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Klay Thompsons horrible turnover turned into one of the best blocks of Draymond Greens career, and there have been a lot of good ones.
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Damian Lillard found Noah Vonleh on a 2-on-1 that wouldve been an easy score against almost anyone else.

Every time JaVale McGee enters the game, get ready for this set play. The more Jimmy Butler hangs around Dwyane Wade, the more their games start to blend together. Once upon a time, Wade was known for his pristine mid-range shooting, fearless knifing through defenders in the lane, long Euro steps through traffic, and lightning-quick first steps that swung through defenders and caught them flat-footed.

That sure sounds like Butlers game, too. Like Wade, Butler loves to decline ball screens with sharp moves to his right. Speaking of unstoppable Cavaliers plays, theyre still running this one that I highlighted last year. When James plays with four reserves, he becomes the leagues scariest dive man on an alignment that has too many threats to cover.

The Warriors run a screen and roll, toss the ball to the other big man in the post and watch him immediately flip a backdoor lob high in the air for McGee to go get it.

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This progress in the healing process comes just in time for the team’s franchise quarterback to ramp up talks with Oakland for a contract extension.

His importance was never more evident than in the Big 12 tournament, when he was suspended by coach Bill Self following a series of off-the-court issues. The top-seeded Jayhawks stumbled in a quarterfinal loss to TCU, ending their run at the conference tournament before it really began.

He returned for the NCAA tournament and played well in wins over UC Davis, Michigan State and Purdue, but was hamstrung by foul trouble and managed just 10 points in a season-ending loss to the Ducks.

Jackson’s suspension came following an incident outside a Lawrence bar in December, when a member of the Kansas women’s basketball team got into an altercation with Jackson’s teammate, Lagerald Vick.

Jackson, 20, followed the woman to the parking lot and the woman said he kicked her car and caused hundreds of dollars in damage. He pleaded not guilty last week in Douglas County District Court to one misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property and a trial is scheduled for May 24.

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Tony Romo will be honorary Dallas Maverick for a day, dressed up and on the bench

Days after Tony Romo retired from the NFL and announced a move to a broadcasting career with CBS, the Mavericks said they will make the former Cowboys quarterback a “Maverick for a day,” according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.

Henley’s shot did enough damage to the hole that the Augusta National greenskeeping crew had to plug the original hole and cut a new one as close to the old one as possible, causing a brief delay in play.

“I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that in my career,” CBS’ Nick Faldo said as the workers dug the hole, sprayed the bottom of the cup with white paint, and tamped down the old one. Faldo is a six-time major champion, including a three-time Masters winner in 1989, 1990, and 1996.

CBS opted to show us 5 minutes of the Augusta suits fixing the cup on #5 over showing two Masters champions teeing off on one.

“This is like changing tires at a Formula 1 or NASCAR race,” Faldo remarked. “These guys have got to be on the clock. This is going to set a whole new standard for hole repair.”

Henley, by the way, added a birdie on the seventh to get to even-par for the tournament. Last season, Mercedes ran the gamut, as expected. But internally, there was a battle between Lewis Hamilton and eventual champion Nico Rosberg. That battle won’t be reignited this season, as Rosberg elected to retire after winning his first title. That left an opening on the team, which then managed to secure Valtteri Bottas from Williams to fill the vacancy.

You can thank the refs for that last one.

Gonzaga got more rebounds, shot way better from behind the arc, and got to the free throw line just as much as UNC. But it didn’t matter, because Roy Williams and the Heels figured out how to shut down the Bulldog offense and do juuuust enough scoring of their own to bring home the title that eluded them last year.

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UNC will be in the hunt, like always, because its depth and talent is only rivaled by the very best in college basketball.
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Should he leave, perhaps for a school like Indiana, the AAC runs the risk of diluting the league identity for a non-football athletic department (that has considered bringing back football decades after ending its program) that might not be able to sustain success.

There is precedent for smaller, basketball-focused schools moving up in conferences and enjoying success while losing a big-time coach (VCU) or a program-defining talent (Davidson, Creighton). If Wichita State can sustain high-level basketball in a world where Marshall was coaching elsewhere 鈥?and it does have the resources to potentially do it 鈥?WSU could provide nice depth to an already decent basketball league.

History shows that picking them any lower than this is pretty foolish.

In 2010, Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga should have been awarded a perfect game — but umpire Jim Joyce missed the call. With two outs at the top of the ninth inning, a ground ball to the right side was going to be close, but it appeared to everyone that the Tigers had secured the perfect game for their pitcher.

However, the runner was called safe at first despite overwhelming evidence showing that he was out. This permanently kept Galarraga’s name out of the record books, while Joyce, knowing he botched the call, had an emotional return when he next umpired a Tigers game.

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The annual mass exodus at Kentucky will be even more extreme than usual this year, as the Wildcats will have to replace a pair of senior contributors and (potentially) a sophomore starter in addition to their star freshmen. John Calipari will reload with three elite freshman big men to go along with new point guard Quade Green. UK is also in on a couple of the top unsigned players from the 2017 class, including top 10 players Mohamed Bamba and Kevin Knox.

History shows that picking them any lower than this is pretty foolish. Bill Self is losing the National Player of the Year in Frank Mason as well as freshman star Josh Jackson, but there are also a lot of smaller pieces from the 2016-17 Big 12 champions that are coming back. Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman, a former five-star recruit, should help cushion the blow of Mason’s departure.
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The Raiders wanted Los Angeles. They got Las Vegas instead.

PHOENIX –- The Raiders’ league-approved move to Las Vegas is connected to Los Angeles. The Raiders have always seemed connected to Los Angeles.
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When things got tight and messy between Al Davis’ Raiders and Oakland city leaders in the city where the Raiders toiled since 1960, Davis used Los Angeles as leverage. He even took them there, brought them back to Oakland and often threatened to do that dance all over again.

Get ready to hear the names of Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers for a long time. The pair emerged this season as an offensive threat worthy of mention. Scheifele especially, who has 76 points in 73 games to lead the Jets offense as a 24-year-old.

Their supporting cast is quite talented, too, with the likes of Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, Bryan Little, and Mathieu Perreault playing big parts in making the Jets offense the eighth-deadliest in the NHL this season.

Add some college hockey standouts in Andrew Copp and Kyle Connor to the mix, and Winnipeg’s offense has never been deeper in this incarnation of the franchise.

And they almost were, as the Jets rolled with Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson for most of the season. Winnipeg’s goaltending was certainly their biggest weakness of the season, but head coach Paul Maurice finally seemed to realize that their goaltender of the future was not going to be Pavelec.

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