Zion Williamson out six to eight weeks

Uh-oh. The New Orleans Pelicans announced that Zion Williamson will be our six to eight weeks after suffering a tear in his right lateral meniscus. He did not make the trip to New York for the team’s last preseason game against the New York Knicks for what was termed at the time “knee soreness.” As far as torn things in knees go, the meniscus is the easiest one to come back from. The recovery time is a fraction of an ACL and given his age, he should make a full…

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Pistons waive Joe Johnson

When Joe Johnson was signed by the Detroit Pistons after dominating Ice Cube’s BIG3 league, it showed that the 3-on-3, which is full of former NBA, players could be a viable path to get back to the Association. However that narrative may have taken a slight hit, as the Pistons waived Johnson. The 38-year old Johnson played 4 preseason games for the Pistons, and averaged 3.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.8 in 14.8 minutes of action.

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FAMU defeats North Carolina A&T 34-31

From Florida A&M Sports Information: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Marcus Williams caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Rasean McKay for the walkoff overtime victory as the Florida A&M University football team took down the defending Black College National Champions, North Carolina A&T State, 34-31 in overtime, in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) game on Sunday afternoon at Bragg Memorial Stadium. Florida A&M (6-1 overall, 4-0 MEAC) entered the game as the No. 2 team in the Black College Football Poll and that is sure to change after Sunday’s thrilling win. Meanwhile, North Carolina A&T…

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Southern defeats Texas Southern 28-21

From Southern University Media Relations: DALLAS, TX —  Glendon McDaniel threw three touchdown passes, two of them in a decisive third quarter and Southern defeated Texas Southern in the State Fair Showdown on Saturday. After the score was tied at 7 at halftime, McDaniel connected with Jamar Washington for 35 yards and Hunter Register for 31 yards and a 21-7 Jaguars lead heading into the fourth quarter. Texas Southern’s Devin Williams scored on a 14-yard run before McDaniel’s 7-yard TD pass to Jordan Davis put Southern ahead by 14 again, 28-14. A 4-yard run by Williams closed out the scoring…

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“Orion’s Belt” Nike Kyrie 5 officially revealed

After collaborating with Nike on the “Green Lobster” Kyrie 4 and the “Ihket” Kyrie 5 in 2018, Concepts is following up with this latest Kyrie 5. The colorway references the belief that the constellation Orion’s Belt is in perfect alignment with all three of the Great Pyramids in ancient Kemet (Egypt). The various blues and the heel counter represent a water line, and a reference to the belief by some that the structures were submerged at one point in time. The “Orion’s Belt” Kyrie 5 will release October 26 at…

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October 19 SWAC Football Recap

From SWAC.org: Scores from around the SWAC Saturday, October 19 Southern 28, Texas Southern 21Recap I Box Score Prairie View A&M 51, Virginia-Lynchburg 0Recap I Box Score Jackson State 31, Mississippi Valley State 28Recap I Box Score About the SWACThe Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.  Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and…

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Memphis Grizzlies waive Ivan Rabb and Miles Plumlee

The Memphis Grizzlies waived Ivan Rabb and and Miles Plumlee on Saturday. Ivan Rabb has spent both of his NBA seasons in Memphis, after the Grizzlies acquired his draft rights from the Orlando Magic in 2017. He appeared in 49 games last season, posting 5.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest. For his career he has averages of 5.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. Plumlee, along with Solomon Hill, was acquired in the deal that sent Chandler Parson’s basketball cadaver to Atlanta. The moves cuts…

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Nets expected to ‘front of the line’ if Warriors’ McKinnie clears waivers

From SB Nation: By Net Income on October 19, 2019 12:29 pm Free agency 2019 will never end. The Nets now appear to be interested in Alfonzo McKinnie, the 6’8” small forward the Warriors are expected to be waived officially on Saturday. In a summary of possible NBA last minute moves, Bobby Marks writes… Expect Brooklyn to be at the front of the line if former Warrior Alfonzo McKinnie clears waivers. The Nets have an open two-way spot available and can sign the forward as a replacement for the suspended Wilson Chandler(missing the first 25 games). If McKinnie is signed…

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NBL Round 3 Preview: Illawarra Hawks v SE Melbourne Phoenix

From nbl.com.au: When: 8pm (AEDT), Saturday 19 October Where: Melbourne Arena Broadcast: ESPN; Sky Sports NZ; SBS On Demand The last time SE Melbourne 116 (Kelly 21, Mackinnon 20, Ronaldson 17, Smith 17) d Illawarra 73 (Hatcher 18, Ritter 13, Campbell 12), Round 15, 1998, Melbourne Park It wasn’t pretty the last time SE Melbourne welcomed the Hawks to town, now Cairns Taipans coach Mike Kelly racking up 21 points at 80 per cent as the hosts ran up a cricket score and downed the men from the ‘Gong by 43 points. Current…

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