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NBA commissioner David Stern said Thursday that if significant progress towards a labor agreement isn’t reached early next week — when owners and players are scheduled to meet with a federal mediator — the entire 2011-12 NBA season could be lost.
“Each side is going to meet with the mediator on Monday and if there is a breakthrough it is going to come on Tuesday,” Stern said in an interview with NBA TV. “If not, I think that the season is really going to potentially escape from us.”
The two sides met this past Monday, but no progress was made and Stern canceled the first two weeks of the regular season, the first time the NBA has canceled games since the 1998-99 stoppage that saw just a 50-game regular season.
“How many times does it pay to keep meeting and have the same things thrown back at you?” Stern said Thursday. “We’re ready to sit down and make a deal. I don’t believe that the union is. Hopefully by Tuesday, aided by the mediator, they’ll be ready to make a deal and certainly I’ll bring my owners ready to make a deal.”
One of the major issues in the lockout has been the split of basketball- related income. The owners want players to agree to a 47 percent share, while the players apparently aren’t willing to go below 53 percent.
The structure of the league’s economic system, though, is apparently what’s largely to blame for the labor strife; such as a hard salary cap, which the owners have apparently softened their stance on.
The NBA lockout began July 1 after the most recent labor deal between the sides expired.
Unlike the labor issues that caused the NFL lockout — which long appeared to be solvable — the problems facing the NBA have led observers to warn about a prolonged dispute similar to the one that led to the cancellation of the 2004-05 NHL season.
– Steve
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NBA owners and players will meet with a federal mediator on Monday to try and make progress towards ending the strike that has resulted in the cancellation of the first two weeks of the season.
National Basketball Players Association director Billy Hunter said on WFAN-AM that both sides had agrees to a meeting with a mediator on Monday while there is no official word from the NBA. However, USA Today is reporting that NBA spokesman Tim Frank sent a text stating that the two sides were working on scheduling a meeting for early next week.
Hunter and players are reportedly scheduled to meet on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles to address the issues at hand.
The two sides had met this past Monday, but no progress was made and commission David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the regular season, the first time the NBA has canceled games since the 1998-99 stoppage that saw just a 50-game regular season.
Hunter said during the interview that it was Stern’s plan from the beginning to have a lockout.
“David Stern promised me a lockout three years ago,” Hunter said to WFAN’s Mike Francesa. “That was their plan all along.”
One of the major issues in the lockout has been the split of basketball- related income. The owners want players to agree to a 47 percent share, while the players apparently aren’t willing to go below 53 percent.
The structure of the league’s economic system, though is apparently what’s largely to blame for the labor strife such as a hard salary cap, which the owners have apparently softened their stance on.
The NBA lockout, of course, began on July 1 after the most recent labor deal between the sides expired.
Unlike the labor strife that caused NFL lockout, which long appeared to be solvable, the problems facing the NBA have led observers to warn about a prolonged dispute like the one that canceled the 2004-05 NHL season.
– Steve
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It’s clear that the NBA’s owners don’t have a lot of respect for their fans.
The league announced late Monday that it has canceled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season after the latest meeting with its players failed to generate a new collective bargaining agreement. That means the NBA will be dark through at least Nov. 14 with 100 games scrapped from the schedule.
“Despite extensive efforts, we have not been able to reach a new agreement with the players’ union that allows all 30 teams to be able to compete for a championship while fairly compensating our players,” NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said.
It’s the first time the NBA has canceled games since the 1998-99 season, when the schedule was reduced to 50 games because of a work stoppage. Despite that commissioner David Stern had the audacity to use the word “proud.”
“I’m proud of my owners,” Stern said. “They really demonstrated to me, to the fans, to all the people that work in the buildings that they tried to make a deal. “We tried very hard. We made concession after concession.”
Really?
Did they really try to make a deal?
From the outset of this, NBPA chief Billy Hunter has been preparing his constituents for the worst, feeling Stern and the owners are intent on shutting down the sport for a year.
“They are trying to do the same thing here that they did in the case of the NHL and they’re following the same blueprint,” Hunter told Jonathan Abrams of Grantland.com back in July. “I know it, and I preached it time and again to our players from the inception.
“I’ve said the same thing: They’re not negotiating in good faith; they have no desire or intentions of getting a deal because if they think they can threaten us or lock us out for a year or whatever, that the players will cave and they’ll get everything they want.”
The NHL, of course, shut down its sport for an entire year in 2004-05, intent on breaking its players and remaking a “broken system.”
Since the NBA had used similar rhetoric and the NHL’s Gary Bettman learned at the feet of Stern, on the surface Hunter’s viewpoint made a lot of sense. Optimists, however, spun things a bit differently pointing out that the NHL was fighting over a pittance back then, at least comparatively speaking.
The amount of revenue the NBA generates is staggering compared to the ’04-05 NHL with Basketball Related Income (BRI) projected to reach over $4 billion this season.
The milk has already been spilt and the blame game at this point accomplishes little, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take a long, hard look at the scorecard. The NBA’s owners have essentially shut down a multi-billion dollar business during the worst economy since The Great Depression, even though their employees have offered substantial concessions.
While there is plenty of blame to go around, maybe some of these guys deserve to lose money.
Stern and his owners seem content on moving the goal posts when the players acquiesce on one issue. Last week the problem was BRI, now it’s the structure of the system.
“What separated us over the last two days were not the economic underpinnings of the deal, but the system issues,” Silver said. “Where our paths separate is that they believe to the extent they’re willing to make economic concessions that we should be willing to leave the current system largely intact. Our view is the current system is broken in that 30 teams are not in a position to compete for championships. While we understand their position, we understand change is difficult, it makes no sense for us to operate under the current model.”
Silver never explained how the ‘large market’ Spurs won those four championships but I digress.
“To be here at this point is disappointing in some ways,” union president Derek Fisher of the Lakers said. “This is what we anticipated would probably happen, and here we are.”
Indeed.
Unfortunately the players simply don’t have the public relations acumen to point out just how disingenuous the owners have been and the contempt they have shown for the people that really matter — the game’s fans.
A few star players did give it a shot on Twitter, however, after the news broke on Monday.
“I wanna sincerely say sorry to all the fans! It’s a sad day for all of us, especially u guys! There’s no US w/o You,” Heat superstar LeBron James Tweeted.
“Thanks for the overwhelming support today guys. You know we want to play & you understand the propaganda/misinformation from the owners,” Suns guard Steve Nash said.
A lot of people say you can’t put a price on principal. In this case, it’s all too easy. By refusing to do the job for the owners, the players are essentially giving up $200 million every two weeks and the owners have been steadfast, saying any deal offered will only get worse from here.
Since they have shown little respect for their players and fans, it’s hard to imagine them moving off that position.
That leaves a stark reality for players with little real leverage — fold now or fold later with less money.
– Steve
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The NBA announced Monday that it has canceled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season.
Representatives from the league and its players met for over seven hours Monday, but because a new collective bargaining agreement has not been reached, contests originally scheduled to be played through November 14 were canceled.
“Despite extensive efforts, we have not been able to reach a new agreement with the players’ union that allows all 30 teams to be able to compete for a championship while fairly compensating our players,” NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said.
The league announced that refunds plus interest are available for all NBA season-ticket holders for all preseason and regular season games that have been called off.
It’s the first time the NBA has canceled games since the 1998-99 season, when the schedule was reduced to 50 games because of a work stoppage.
The stickiest issue in the lockout has been the split of basketball-related income. The owners want players to agree to a 50-50 share, while the players apparently aren’t willing to go below 53 percent.
The NBA lockout, of course, began on July 1 after the most recent labor deal between the sides expired.
Unlike the labor strife that caused NFL lockout, which long appeared to be solvable, the problems facing the NBA have led observers to warn about a prolonged dispute like the one that canceled the 2004-05 NHL season.
– Steve

2011 NBA Mock Draft

Posted: 23/06/2011 in NBA, NCAAB

2011 NBA MOCK DRAFT

1.) https://i2.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2011/05/ipt/1305699850.jpg Cleveland Cavaliers (from LAC) – https://i2.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/kyrie-irving-hd_0.jpg Kyrie Irving  – PG – Duke (freshman)

2.) https://i1.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/min.gif Minnesota Timberwolveshttps://i1.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/derrick-williams-hd_0.jpeg Derrick Williams – SF/PF – Arizona (sophomore)

3.) https://i2.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/uth2.gif Utah Jazz (from NJ) – https://i1.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/enes-kanter-hd2.jpg Enas Kanter – PF/C – Turkey/Kentucky (freshman)

4.) https://i2.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2011/05/ipt/1305699850.jpg Cleveland Cavaliers  – https://i0.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/jonas-valanciunas-hd.jpg Jonas Valanciunas – C – Lithuania

5.) https://i0.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2011/06/ipt/1307403047.jpg  Toronto Raptorshttps://i2.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/brandon-knight-hd.jpeg Brandon Knight – PG/SG – Kentucky (freshman)

6.) https://i0.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2011/05/ipt/1305701515.jpg Washington Wizardshttps://i1.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/jan-vesely-hd.jpg Jan Vesely – SF/PF – Czech Republic

7.) https://i0.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/sac.gif Sacramento Kingshttps://i1.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/kawhi-leonard-hd_0.jpeg Kawhi Leonard – SF – San Diego State (sophomore)

8.) https://i2.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/det_3.gif Detroit Pistonshttps://i0.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/tristan-thompson-hd.jpeg Tristan Thompson – PF – Texas (freshman)

9.) https://i0.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/cha.gif Charlotte Bobcatshttps://i1.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/kemba-walker-hd_0.jpg Kemba Walker – PG – Connecticut (junior)

10.) https://i2.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/mil_2.gif Milwaukee Bucks  – https://i1.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/marcus-morris-hd.jpeg Marcus Morris – SF/PF – Kansas (junior)

11.) https://i1.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2011/05/ipt/1305701076.jpg Golden State Warriors – https://i1.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/klay-thompson-hd_0.jpg Klay Thompson – SG/SF – Washington State (junior)

12.) https://i2.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/uth2.gif Utah Jazz – https://i2.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/jimmer-fredette-hd.jpg Jimmer Fredette – PG – BYU (senior)

13.) https://i0.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/pho.gif Phoenix Suns – https://i0.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/markieff-morris-hd_0.jpeg Markieff Morris – PF – Kansas (junior)

14.) https://i1.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2011/05/ipt/1305702286.jpg Houston Rockets – https://i0.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/chris-singleton-hd.jpeg Chris Singleton – SF/PF – Florida State (junior)

15.) https://i0.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/ind.gif Indiana Pacershttps://i2.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/alec-burks-hd.jpg Alec Burks – PG/SG – Colorado (sophomore)

16.) https://i2.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/phi2.gif Philadelphia 76ershttps://i2.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/bismack-biyombo-hd.jpg Bismack Biyombo – C – Congo 

17.) https://i0.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/nyk.gif New York Knicks – https://i1.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/nikola-vucevic-hd.jpg Nikola Vucevic – C – USC (junior)

18.) https://i0.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2011/05/ipt/1305701515.jpg Washington Wizards (from ATL) – https://i2.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/donatas-motiejunas-hd.jpg Donatas Motiejunas – PF/C – Lithuania  

19.) https://i0.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/cha.gif Charlotte Bobcats (from NO) – https://i0.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/jordan-hamilton-hd.jpeg Jordan Hamilton – SG/SF – Texas (sophomore)

20.) https://i1.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/min.gif Minnesota Timberwolves (from MEM) – https://i0.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/marshon-brooks-hd.jpeg Marshon Brooks – SG – Providence (senior)

21.) https://i1.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/por.gif Portland Trailblazershttps://i1.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/kenneth-faried-hd.jpg Kenneth Faried – PF – Morehead State (senior)

22.) https://i1.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2011/05/ipt/1305702136.jpg Denver Nuggets – https://i0.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/tobias-harris-hd.jpg Tobias Harris – SF/PF – Tennessee (freshman)

23.) https://i1.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2011/05/ipt/1305702286.jpg Houston Rockets (from ORL) – https://i1.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/iman-shumpert-hd.jpeg Iman Shumpert – PG/SG – Georgia Tech (junior)

24.) https://i2.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2011/05/ipt/1305701318.jpg Oklahoma City Thunderhttps://i2.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/kyle-singler-hd_0.jpg Kyle Singler – SF – Duke (senior)

25.) https://i1.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/bos.gif Boston Celticshttps://i0.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/howard-thompkins-hd_0.jpg  Trey Thompkins – PF – Georgia (junior)

26.) https://i0.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/dal.gif Dallas Mavericks – https://i0.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/mirotic.jpg Nikola Mirotic – SF/PF – Montenegro 

27.) https://i0.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/njn.gif New Jersey Nets (from LAL) – https://i1.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/reggie-jackson-hd.jpeg Reggie Jackson – SG – Boston College (junior)

28.) https://i1.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/chi.gif Chicago Bulls (from MIA) – https://i2.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/shelvin-mack-hd.jpg Shelvin Mack – PG/SG – Butler (junior)

29.) https://i2.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/sas.gif San Antonio Spurs – https://i0.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/davis_bertans.jpg Davis Bertans – SF – Latvia  

30.) https://i1.wp.com/l.yimg.com/a/i/us/sp/v/nba/teams/1/50x50w/chi.gif Chicago Bullshttps://i2.wp.com/cdn05.duonox.com/files/players/tyler-honeycutt-hd.jpg Tyler Honeycutt – SG/SF – UCLA (sophomore)

BEST OF THE REST

(BIG BOARD)

1.) Norris Cole – PG – Cleveland State (senior)
2.) Justin Harper – PF – Richmond (senior)
3.) Darius Morris – PG – Michigan (sophomore)
4.) JuJuan Johnson – PF – Purdue (senior)
5.) Malcolm Lee – PG/SG – UCLA (junior)
6.) Jeremy Tyler – PF/C – Tokyo Apache
7.) Josh Selby – PG/SG – Kansas (freshman)
8.) Chandler Parsons – SF – Florida (senior)
9.) Jon Leuer – PF – Wisconsin (senior)
10.) Nolan Smith – PG/SG – Duke (senior)
11.) Jimmy Butler – SF – Marquette (senior)
12.) Travis Leslie – SG/SF – Georgia (junior)
13.) Charles Jenkins – PG/SG – Hofstra (senior)
14.) Jordan Williams – PF – Maryland (sophomore)
15.) Bojan Bogdanovic – SG/SF – Fenerbahe Ulke
16.) Cory Joseph – PG – Texas (freshman)
17.) Keith Benson – C – Oakland (senior)
18.) Andrew Goudelock – PG/SG – Charleston (senior)
19.) Greg Smith – PF/C – Fresno State (sophomore)
20.) E’twaun Moore – PG/SG – Purdue (senior)
21.) Malcolm Thomas – PF – San Diego State (senior)
22.) Xavi Rabaseda – SG – Regal FC Barcelona
23.) Jereme Richmond – SF – Illinois (freshman)
24.) Rick Jackson – PF – Syracuse (senior)
25.) DeAndre Liggins – SG – Kentucky (junior)
26.) Willie Reed – PF – St. Louis (junior)
27.) David Lighty – SG – Ohio State (senior)
28.) Matthew Bryan-Amaning – PF – Washington (senior)
29.) Jamine Peterson – PF – New Mexico Thunderbirds
30.) Julvan Stone – PG – UTEP (senior)
31.) Demetri McCamey – PG – Illinois (senior)
32.) Scotty Hopson – SG/SF – Tennessee (junior)
33.) Diante Garrett – PG – Iowa State (senior)
34.) Jamie Skeen – PF – VCU (senior)
35.) Brad Wanamaker – PG/SG – Pittsburgh (senior)
36.) Jon Diebler – SG – Ohio State (senior)
37.) Ravern Johnson – SG/SF – Mississippi State (senior)
38.) Xavier Silas – SG – Northern Illinois (senior)
39.) LaceDarius Dunn – SG – Baylor (senior)
40.) Lavoy Allen – PF – Temple (senior)
41.) Chris Wright – SF/PF – Dayton (senior)
42.) Ben Hansbrough – PG/SG – Notre Dame (senior)
43.) Justin Hurtt – SG – Tulsa (senior)
44.) Gary Flowers – SF – Southern Mississippi (senior)
45.) Mike Davis – SF/PF – Illinois (senior)
46.) Vernon Macklin – PF – Florida (senior)
47.) Michael Dunigan – PF – Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
48.) DeAngelo Casto – PF – Washington State (junior)
49.) Jacob Pullen – PG/SG – Kansas State (senior)
50.) Terrence Jennings – PF – Louisville (junior)
51.) Pablo Aguilar – SF/PF – CB Granada
52.) Cam Long – SG – George Mason (senior)
53.) Delroy James – SF – Rhode Island (senior)
54.) Dougas Balbay – PG – Texas (senior)
55.) Gilbert Brown – SG – Pittsburgh (senior)
56.) Mark Payne – PG/SG – UC Davis (senior)
57.) Corey Fisher – PG – Villanova (senior)
58.) Austin Freeman – SG – Georgetown (senior)
59.) Alex Tyus – SF/PF – Florida (senior)
60.) Jeremy Hazell – SG – Seton Hall (senior)- Steve

Great night to be a sports fan

Posted: 27/04/2011 in MLB, NBA, NCAAF, NFL, NHL, PGA

Tuesday Night Sports Scene

Tonight was a great night to be a sports fan. Great hockey games, important basketball games and some ugly updates in football.

NHL

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The West’s one seed Vancouver needed 7 games and overtime to beat the defending Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks. Intense and fun game. Alex Burrows scored both Vancouver goals in the 2-1 series deciding overtime win.

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Much to my dismay, the Canadians and goalie Carey Price outlasted Tim Thomas and the Bruins in Montreal 2-1, and forced a game 7 Wednesday night in Boston. Carey Price stopped 31 of 32 Bruin shots to lead the Habs game 6 victory.

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The Flyers scored 4 goals before the Sabres finally got a goal past Brian Boucher 6 minutes into the third period. Boucher is making his case as to why the Flyers and their fans should chose him as their everyday playoff goalie. Ryan Miller just wasn’t good enough in game 7 tonight.

NBA

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Hey Roy Hibbert, you were right, you backed up your talk and won your argument. You guys (Indiana Pacers) didn’t get swept by the Chicago Bulls. However, the Bulls did finish off Hibbert’s Pacers tonight in Chicago in game 5, 116-89 in a beat-down.  Derrick Rose (25) and Luol Deng (24) led the Bulls scoring output as the Bulls await the winner of the Hawks and Magic series in round 2 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

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On the brink of elimination, the Orlando Magic survived for another game crushing the Atlanta Hawks 101-76 to force a game 6 in Atlanta on Thursday. The three pointers finally started falling tonight as Jason Richardson (17) and J.J. Reddick (14) led the Magic to victory. Dwight Howard however had only one field goal the entire night and finished with just 8 points and 8 rebounds.

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In a very tight first four games, the Lakers were looking to take advantange of their home court and go up 3-2 on the pesky CP3 led New Orleans Hornets. They did just that steadily beating them 106-90 in game 5. Kobe Bryant’s left ankle held up and even had a posterization of Emeka Okafor just before half time that had tweeters going bananas. Atlanta Falcons star wide-out tweeted: roddywhiteTV Roddy White: “That was a great dunk by kobe he about to go off” Kobe Bryant had 19 points.

NFL

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The NFL went back to work on Tuesday, one day after U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson granted the players an injunction to lift the lockout. A handful of players however reported to team facilities on Tuesday, although many were unable to do much other than walk through the doors.

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Often criticized ex-Tennessee Titan star Albert Haynesworth was indicted Tuesday on a sexual assault charge. The overpaid Redskin (and Coach Mike Shanahan’s favorite Skin’) was indicted by a Washington grand jury on a misdemeanor sexual assault charge. Back on February 11 of this year Haynesworth allegedly caressed the breasts of a waitress at the W hotel.  If Haynesworth is found guilty he could face a fine of $1,000 and up to six months in jail.

NCAA Football

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Bad news for my Gators. Florida sent their star All-Conference cornerback Janoris Jenkins packing on Tuesday. Jenkins was on a short leash after his April 23 arrest for marajuana possession for the second time. New Gator head coach Will Muschamp tweeted: CoachWMuschamp Will Muschamp: After meeting with Janoris Jenkins today, we both felt it was in his best interest to move ahead to the next stage of his career.

MLB

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Andre Ethier made history Tuesday night for the Dodgers. Although Los Angeles is struggling and ended up losing to the Marlins 4-2, Ethier set a major league record for the longest April hitting streak as he hit safely in 23 straight games. Ironically, former Dodger manager Joe Torre previously held the record for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1972 with 22 hits.

PGA

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Tiger Woods’ left leg injury suffered two weeks ago at Augusta National isn’t getting any better. Woods decided to take next week’s tour event in Charlotte off to recuperate his ailing left leg which he has had four separate surgeries on. Woods said on his website that he experienced a “grade-one mild medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon while hitting a difficult and awkward second shot” while playing in the round of the Masters.

– Steve

NBA Mock Draft 1.0

Posted: 20/04/2011 in NBA, NCAAB

NBA MOCK DRAFT

… as of Tuesday, April 20, 2011

1 Timberolves Kyrie Irving PG/SG Duke
2 Cavaliers Derrick Williams PF Arizona
3 Raptors Enas Kanter PF/C Kentucky
4 Wizards Donatas Motiejunas PF/C Lithuania
5 Kings Kemba Walker PG Uconn
6 Jazz Brandon Knight PG Kentucky
7 Pistons Bismack Biyombo PF Congo
8 Cavaliers Jan Vesely F Czech Republic
9 Bobcats Jonas Valanciunas C Lithuania
10 Bucks Jimmer Fredette PG BYU
11 Warriors Terrence Jones F Kentucky
12 Jazz Alec Burks SG Colorado
13 Suns Kawhi Leonard SF San Diego State
14 Rockets Tristan Thompson PF Texas
15 Pacers Marcus Morris SF/PF Kansas
16 76ers Markieff Morris PF Kansas
17 Knicks Tyler Honeycutt SG/SF UCLA
18 Wizards Jordan Hamilton SG/SF Texas
19 Bobcats Tobias Harris SF Tennessee
20 Timberolves Chris Singleton SF/PF Florida State
21 Blazers Kenneth Faried PF Morehead State
22 Nuggets Trey Thompkins PF Georgia
23 Rockets Shelvin Mack PG/SG Butler
24 Thunder Nolan Smith PG Duke
25 Celtics Jordan Williams PF Maryland
26 Mavericks JuJuan Johnson PF Purdue
27 Nets Jeremy Tyler PF USA
28 Bulls Kyle Singer SF Duke
29 Spurs Jon Leuer PF Wisconsin
30 Bulls Reggie Jackson G Boston College

– Steve