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‘Kicks to Beat Cancer’ is back for V Week

[ad_1] Dec 2, 2019Nick DePaulaESPN To celebrate its 13th annual V Week for Cancer Research, ESPN is once again launching "Kicks to Beat Cancer," a series of charity auctions featuring game-worn and autographed sneakers from some of the sporting and entertainment world's biggest stars.Wayne Drehs investigates how the Doernbecher Freestyle has raised nearly 20 million dollars for the Doernbecher children's hospital, contributing to new treatments and better care for kids.
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Michigan State Spartans retire Draymond Green’s No. 23

[ad_1] EAST LANSING, Mich. -- On the night Michigan State retired his number, Draymond Green told a funny story about a recent pickup game.At issue was Green's No. 23, which is also worn by current Spartans standout Xavier Tillman."He was talking junk, and I said, 'You're going to take that number off,'" Green said. "He kept going. I said, 'All right, we're done talking. You're going to take it off.'
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Georgetown players face complaints of burglary, assault, harassment

[ad_1] Georgetown basketball players Josh LeBlanc and Galen Alexander received restraining orders in November resulting from accusations of harassment and burglary, and freshman Myron Gardner was accused of "sexual harassment and assault," according to one of the filings.According to court records obtained by ESPN, a Georgetown student filed Nov. 5 for a restraining order against LeBlanc and Alexander."In response to an alleged burglary that I believe Joshua LeBlanc committed against
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Georgetown to finish season without James Akinjo, Josh LeBlanc

[ad_1] Georgetown's push to make its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2015 encountered turbulence after the school announced Monday that standouts James Akinjo and Josh LeBlanc were no longer with the team.The written statement did not specify why Akinjo and LeBlanc are leaving the Hoyas. Both players are in the transfer portal.Akinjo, a point guard averaging 13.4 points per game, had been the No. 2 scorer for the Hoyas this
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Bronny James is outplayed, but not overshadowed, by other future stars

[ad_1] DALLAS -- "Do something with it, Baby Bron!" a man yelled from the crowd."We need to see it!" a frustrated spectator shouted as the kid they all came to see missed his first two shots, an errant layup and a 3-pointer that crashed off the backboard. "You ain't got one all day!"When he ran onto the court with his teammates before the game, the crowd collectively rose and turned
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Louisville new No. 1 in AP poll; unranked Michigan leaps to No. 4

[ad_1] Louisville is the latest No. 1 following an unexpected loss by Duke. Michigan has matched a record by debuting at No. 4.A season of parity is taking a toll in the AP Top 25.Louisville became the fourth team in five weeks to claim the top spot, receiving 48 of 65 first-place votes from a media panel in The Associated Press men's basketball poll released Monday.No. 2 Kansas, coming off
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College Basketball Power Rankings – Louisville, Michigan are 1-2 ahead of Tuesday meeting

[ad_1] We said last week that Feast Week was going to upend the rankings, but even we didn't see this coming. Eight of the teams in the Power Rankings suffered losses, including four of the top five and five of the top seven. Two teams -- Oregon and Texas Tech -- dropped two games.The biggest winner of the week, by far, was Michigan. The Wolverines went to the Battle 4
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Duke’s Cassius Stanley exits Winthrop game with left leg injury

[ad_1] DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke freshman Cassius Stanley is out indefinitely after suffering what coach Mike Krzyzewski called a muscular injury in his left leg during a victory over Winthrop on Friday night.Krzyzewski said Stanley will undergo an MRI on Saturday. He did not have a specific timetable for Stanley's return but said he hopes the guard can be back in late December."We don't think it's a knee injury, which
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Marquette’s Markus Howard drops 51, joins elite company

[ad_1] Marquette guard Markus Howard joined elite company Friday, scoring 51 points in a victory over USC in the Orlando Invitational to become only the third major conference player to record a 50-point game in three consecutive seasons. The other two: sharpshooters Wayman Tisdale (Oklahoma, 1982-85) and Pete Maravich (LSU, 1967-70).Howard is the only Division I player in the past 20 seasons with multiple 50-point games.He became only the fourth