Brad Stevens: The 33-year-old Butler coach, who looks like either the kid who helped you select a printer cartridge as Staples or your no-nonsense, by-the-book chemistry teacher, coached a masterful NCAA tournament. Among his victims: Jim Boeheim, media-darling Frank Martin, legendary X’s/O’x master Tom Izzo and very nearly, Coach K. NBA folks are impressed. Will Stevens make the leap to Oregon once the Ducks make an offer (it’s a matter of when, not ‘if’)? Stevens, a lifelong Indiana guy, is 89-15 at Butler in just three seasons. Could he recruit outside of the comfort zone he’s known all his life, half a country away? Perhaps more importantly, if Gordon Hayward returns to school, Butler will return five of its top six scorers (Willie Veasley is a senior; William Jukes graduates, too). If Hayward were to leave, the job at Oregon would look very enticing.
Bryce Harper was ejected for arguing a third strike call and throwing his helmet on Saturday.
Connor Shaw suffered a gruesome leg injury during the Bears’ preseason game on Saturday.
Tennessee’s football team will honor Pat Summitt with a helmet sticker this year.
Miami booted two of its top defensive players from the football team on Saturday after they violated NCAA rules.
Tony Romo is out with a broken bone in his back. Will miss 6-to-10 weeks.
Two Western Michigan football players are custody after allegedly holding up a female student while brandishing an automatic weapon and (…)
Colin Kaepernick explained his decision not to stand for the national anthem on Friday night to NFL.com’s Steve Wyche. He sounds like (…)
Colin Kaepernick remained seated during the playing of the national anthem before Friday night’s preseason game against Green Bay, (…)
Fun at the ballpark.
Utecht retired from the NFL after five concussions in college and the pros.