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BOYS BASKETBALL | Bryce Johnson scores 25 as Springfield surges past Pine

BOYS BASKETBALL | Bryce Johnson scores 25 as Springfield surges past Pine

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SPRINGFIELD -- Don't look now, but things are starting to come together for first-year coach Blake Zito's Bulldogs.Three players scored in double figures to spark Springfield to a 59-32 win over Pine on Tuesday, giving the Bulldogs their fourth straight win.Bryce Johnson, who had a game-high 25 points, scored 12 in the opening quarter as the Bulldogs led 16-14.Springfield (4-2) put the game away in the second quarter with a 21-2 run, sparked by 8 points from Collin Hayden, who finished with 10 points.With a 37-16 lead at the half, four players scored in the third quarter as the Bulldogs led 49-27 going into the final period.Isiah Jackson scored 14 points for the Bulldogs with at least one basket in every quarter.The Bulldogs played at East Iberville on Thursday, and travel to face Loran...
2017 Hero World Challenge leaderboard: Tiger Woods just three back after Round 1

2017 Hero World Challenge leaderboard: Tiger Woods just three back after Round 1

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The first round of the 2017 Hero World Challenge is in the books, and if it was any indication of how the rest of the week is going to go, we're in for one hell of a tournament. Tommy Fleetwood leads at 6 under, but he's trailed closely by Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar at 5 under. Following those two are Kevin Chappell, Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth at 4 under.*waves hands wildly in air and sends off several flares into atmosphere* Then at 3 under are Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas and two others. I repeat, Tiger Woods is three off the lead at a real golf tournament after shooting a first-round 69 in his first competitive round in 10 months. Woods had five birdies and two bogeys, but impressed throughout. Not "hasn't played in 10 months so for that he looked pretty...
Why NC State football coach Dave Doeren chose the Wolfpack over Tennessee

Why NC State football coach Dave Doeren chose the Wolfpack over Tennessee

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Dave Doeren woke up with a choice on Thursday: Tennessee or N.C. State?Doeren turned down a bigger offer from the SEC school to stay with the Wolfpack after his best season in Raleigh.The N.C. State board of trustees is expected to approve a five-year contract, worth about $3 million per year, on Friday.The school announced the two sides had come to an agreement on Thursday after Tennessee had courted the fifth-year Wolfpack coach.“This is what I wanted all along,” Doeren said in an interview on Thursday. “I’m thankful to the university for giving me the time and security that I need to build a program everybody is proud of.”N.C. State is 8-4 and ranked No. 24 in the College Football Playoff poll. Doeren was hired by athletic director Debbie Yow after the 2012 season to build a top-25 p
LeBron James 'Bothered' Dwyane Wade Signing Was Unpopular with Cavs Players

LeBron James 'Bothered' Dwyane Wade Signing Was Unpopular with Cavs Players

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Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesDwyane Wade has started to settle into life with the Cleveland Cavaliers during their recent nine-game winning streak, but the start of his tenure with the team was evidently a bit rocky. Speaking to The Athletic's Jason Lloyd (h/t USA Today's Erik Garcia Gundersen), LeBron James disclosed several of his teammates weren't thrilled by the team's decision to bring Wade aboard on a one-year deal. "There was a couple guys with it," James told Lloyd. "But it wasn't a lot."I still know what he' capable of doing. Why wouldn't you want another guy in the locker room that brings a championship mentality and a guy who can still play? So, of course, it bothered me, but f--k it. It is what it is."LeBron's candor comes less than two months after ESPN.com's...
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal dominance signals huge problems in tennis – Marat Safin

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal dominance signals huge problems in tennis – Marat Safin

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal cleared up on the tour this year, rolling back the years to win two Grand Slam titles each.Nadal, 31, reasserted his dominance on the clay with victory at Roland Garros and was also on top at the US Open.While 38-year-old Federer sealed his eighth Wimbledon title and scooped the Australian Open in Melbourne.And former world No 1 Marat Safin thinks the two veterans’ dominance is a sad indictment of the sport, citing a lack of young talent as a major issue for tennis.“If Federer and Nadal are still winning I think there’s something wrong,” Safin told The Independent.“I don’t see any upcoming superstars today.“I’m not saying that our times were the best, but when I was growing up, players were winning ATP tournaments at 16, 17, 18.“Now players are only just s