Dan Le Batard and ESPN breaking up

from outback.com : his report was co-authored by Bobby Burack and Ryan Glasspiegel. Dan Le Batard and ESPN are discussing a buyout of the remainder of his contract, which has over a year left, sources tell OutKick. ESPN has begun to think about plans for what to do with his radio and TV slots in the event that the buyout is ever formalized. As we’ve reported, sources say Bart Scott is a name to watch once Le Batard’s radio spot becomes available. In November, we discussed how Le Batard’s time with ESPN…

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Chris Paul is not in Phoenix just be a teacher

From Dave Brandt of the AP: PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul is a little uncomfortable with the notion that he comes to the Phoenix Suns as a wise veteran player who can impart his knowledge to the next generation of stars. Sure, he knows he’s in his mid-30s and time isn’t going backward. Yes, he’s ready to pair with Devin Booker, who just turned 24 and is one of the game’s top young scorers. And certainly, after 15 years, 1,020 regular-season games and 109 postseason games, he’s learned a few things…

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Kemba Walker says stem cells helped ailing knee

from Jimmy Golen of the AP: BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker said Wednesday that his left knee has responded well to a stem cell injection that is expected to keep him out until at least January. “It’s definitely calmed my knee down a lot,” Walker told reporters in a teleconference from the team’s training camp. “Feeling really good right now. Just taking my time, trying to continue to feel good, get stronger.” Walker missed a handful of games in February and then nearly had his first playoff…

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Zion Williamson ready to begin sophomore season

From the AP’s Brett Martel: NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson expects to unleash a version of himself that is healthier, more demonstrative and less restrained in his second NBA season with the New Orleans Pelicans. “Year 1 was a lot mentally and physically for me, but I needed that experience,” Williamson said Wednesday as the Pelicans underwent preparations for training camp. “It showed me a lot and now I’m getting ready for Year 2. “There’s a lot of my game I wasn’t able to showcase last year, due to like,…

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Woj details recent Houston-Washington trade

Check out this clip from Get Up where Adrian Wojnarowski speaks with that clown Mike Greenberg outlining the Westbrook-for-Wall trade. Of particular note is that apparently James Harden preferred Wall to Westbrook.

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AD signs 5-year extension with Lakers

From Timothy Rapp of B/R: Anthony Davis is going to be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers for the foreseeable future. The Lakers and Davis are finalizing a five-year, $190 million max contract Thursday. His agent, Klutch Sports’ Rich Paul, confirmed details of the deal to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.   His re-signing comes one day after LeBron James inked a two-year, $85.7 million extension with L.A. through the 2022-23 campaign. The Lakers’ trade for Davis was one of the biggest moves of the 2019 offseason, and it came at a high…

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December 2 SWAC Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

From the SWAC: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference has named Alabama A&M’s Jalen Johnson and Texas Southern’s Michael Weathers its SWAC Men’s Basketball Co-Players of the Week for outstanding performances during the opening week of competition. Johnson (Indiana, Ind.) delivered an outstanding season opening performance as Alabama A&M defeated Samford in the final seconds 78-76. In 28 minutes of work he recorded career-highs of 28 points on 13-of-17 shooting along with collecting seven rebounds. Weathers (Roeland Park, Kansas) led TSU in scoring (14.7 ppg) over a three-game span as…

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Coppin State women’s basketball puts team activities on hold

Courtesy of Coppin State Athletic Communications BALTIMORE – The Coppin State women’s basketball team has temporarily paused activities after a positive COVID-19 test within the program. The positive test result was detected during routine COVID-19 surveillance testing, which is conducted three times a week in accordance with NCAA guidelines. As a result of the positive test, Coppin has cancelled its games at Mount St. Mary’s on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Maryland on Saturday, Dec. 5. In addition, the Coppin State men’s game against Towson, set for Thursday, Dec. 3, has been postponed.  …

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Greg Goings, Bowie State’s Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations to retire

Courtesy of Bowie State Athletic Media RelationsBOWIE, Md. – Bowie State Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Gregory Goingsannounces plan to retire in May 2021 after nearly 30 years of service. Goings is currently the longest serving athletic media relations director in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). “When I was blessed to be selected as the next athletic director for Bowie State University in January of 2015, Greg Goings was one of the first individuals who welcomed me to Bulldog Nation, said Assistant Vice President of Athletics and Recreation Clyde Doughty Jr. …

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