Who will sign Brian Urlacher next?
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Baltimore Ravens 9/4
New York Giants 5/2
Cincinnati Bengals 7/2
Denver Broncos 4/1
Minnesota Vikings 6/1
Oakland Raiders 8/1
Excellent piece on why pitchers are throwing harder these days....
Here come the flame throwers
Wall Street Journal
In 2003, there were only three pitchers who threw at least 700 pitches 95 mph or better. In 2012, there were 17. There were 20 pitchers a decade ago who threw at least 25% of their fastballs 96 mph or faster. Last year there were 62, including Carter Capps, the Seattle Mariners' 22-year-old right-hander, whose average fastball travels 98.3 mph, tying him with the Royals' Kelvin Herrera for the top spot in the game.
If only baseball had brackets Wall Street Journal
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OSU advances on late three-pointer
"It feels great, man," said Ross, a once-ballyhooed recruit who has grown into a key reserve role in the past few months. "This is what every player grows up looking at on TV, and wants to hit that big shot, wants to win the game and hit the big shot in the NCAA tournament or the NBA. It just feels great to be here right now."
Kravitz: The group that revived IU, busted on biggest stage
Ill-prepared: the state of not being equipped or ready for something. See: Indiana basketball and Tom Crean.
Orange sink overmatched Hoosiers
The upset wasn’t that the talented No. 4 Orange topped the No. 1 Hoosiers. The surprise came in the relatively easy manner in which Syracuse disposed of Indiana, which looked overmatched on the court and the sideline.
The goats for Indiana were as notable as the heroes for Syracuse. Cody Zeller disappeared amid the overwhelming length of Syracuse’s zone, scoring just 11 points on 3-for-10 shooting. Indiana’s pint-sized guards Jordan Hulls and Yogi Ferrell combined to score zero points on 0-for-7 shooting, looking like jayvee players called up to the varsity, unaccustomed to the size and speed.
Syracuse sends Hoosiers home
The Sporting News
No matter what it tried, Indiana looked overmatched, which didn’t happen even in its losses. The players were physically overwhelmed far too often, unable to guard Syracuse’s best players, particularly Michael Carter-Williams, who went off for a career-high 24 points. They turned the ball over in spurts and seemed caught in between deciding whether to shoot or pass, pull up or drive.
The result was Syracuse dominating nearly the entire game as no team had done to Indiana this season.
Video: What Doug Gottlieb said, reaction from Charles Barkley and Mark May...
Speaking on a panel with four African-American men, Gottlieb made his comment Thursday during a pre-game segment before Marquette beat Miami, sparking criticism on Twitter that his words were inappropriate.
"I don't know why you guys ask me, I'm just here to bring diversity to this set, give kind of the white man's perspective," he said during the show.
Video: Barkley defends Gottlieb, Barkley rips 'Twitter idiots'
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