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Pac-12’s Merton Hanks confident in Deion Sanders’ impact on CU Buffs, conference

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Merton Hanks was a veteran starter for the San Francisco 49ers when Deion Sanders joined the team in 1994. "Let’s make no mistake about it: we were already good," Hanks said. "We were a Super Bowl-caliber team." Sanders made them better, helping to lift the 49ers to a victory in Super Bowl XXIX during his one season with the team. "Deion pulled off two things," Hanks told BuffZone in a recent interview. "He was humble, but he was transformative in his approach to the 49ers, because the 49ers at that time were very much stoic, very businesslike and Deion added more fun, more flair to that team and that’s what that team needed at the time.

NBA roundup: Jayson Tatum leads Celtics past Mavs

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Jayson Tatum's injured ankle looked fine Wednesday night as he scored a team-high 37 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics kick off a six-game homestand with a 125-112 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Tatum was listed as questionable on the team's injury report Wednesday with a sprained left ankle, but Boston coach Joe Mazzulla upgraded him to available before the game. Tatum injured his ankle when he landed on DeMar DeRozan's foot during Monday's loss to the Chicago Bulls. In this blog post, we'll tell you everything you need to know about How to watch Mosconi Cup 2022 live

Nuggets coach Michael Malone on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: ‘I don’t think the kid has any weaknesses’

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Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone was straight forward when asked about Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is having an MVP season despite his team’s struggles. Malone believes Gilgeous-Alexander is dangerous simply "when he’s on the floor," the coach told reporters prior to Wednesday night’s matchup against Oklahoma City. According to multiple NBA betting sites, the Thunder guard is the No. 1 favorite to win Most Improved Player of the Year in 2023. Check out which sports books are giving the Nuggets the eighth-best odds to win the championship this season.

La La Land: Week 7 Seahawks Connections to Los Angeles

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It's a homecoming or reunion for several Seahawks players and staff as the team heads to Los Angeles. Let's take a look at some of the players and staff with ties to the California area in advance of the Week 7 matchup against the Chargers. Uchenna Nwosu: Carson's Finest Week 7's road trip to L.A. isn't just Seahawks linebacker Uchenna Nwosu playing against his former team, but a trip to a place he's called home forever. The Carson native grew up 20 minutes away from what is now known as SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. The USC alum can take the 405 or 110 to get back to his old stomping grounds. Nwosu spent his first-four seasons with the Chargers in his hometown before signing with Seattle this offseason.

Arizona ‘extremely disappointed’ in USC, UCLA leaving Pac-12 for Big Ten

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The Arizona Wildcats broke their silence Friday regarding USC’s and UCLA’s plans to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten as early as 2024. "As a longtime member of the Pac-12 Conference, we are extremely disappointed in yesterday’s announcement of the future departure of two peer universities," university president Dr. Robert Robbins and director of athletics David Heeke said in a press release. "The proud traditions and culture of the Pac-12 and its persistent commitment to student-athlete success have always made it a national leader. NFL live stream via Foxtel Now. Alternatively, you can also stream NFL games live with Foxtel Now. ESPN is included in the Sport Package, which is $29 a month.

Exploring the uncertain future of Pac-12 football scheduling

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The Pac-12 Championship Game format has changed for 2022, but the schedule for Pac-12 teams is the division-based structure the conference has used since it expanded from 10 to 12 teams. There was not enough time to reshape the schedule and remove the divisional structure involved. As you know, the Pac-12 currently has teams play all five divisional opponents and four non-division opponents, for nine total games. This means that even though the conference has had two divisions for over a decade, the schedule is not heavily weighted toward division results. In the ACC and SEC, for instance, teams play six division games and two non-division games. That is a schedule in which division records truly matter to a much greater extent. In the Pac-12, it’s not nearly as much. Rugby enthusiasts and the like are now scouting on where to watch the rugby world cup live, delayed but high-quality videos, through satellite feeds, cable, freeview box, broadband, or online with a laptop or pc.

The Hotline’s post-spring practice predictions for the 2022 division races

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Spring practice is complete, coaching staffs are set, the transfer cycle is coming to a close and a morsel of clarity has emerged from the Pac-12 haze. The Hotline feels confident enough to declare all the offseason roster tumult has changed … absolutely nothing. Oregon and Utah remain our picks for the division races, albeit with margins not as wide as they once were. Watch 2022 NFR live stream each night on The Cowboy Channel+ from 10 pm ET. Here you will get What TV Channel is the NFR on Dish, DirecTV, and online streaming.

Run Starts Now: USC vs Arizona Preview

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One of the most irreverent USC blogs on the internet today, Sports by Scondi previews this week's game between USC and Arizona

ASU football lands Texas transfer Ryan Newsome

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Newsome is a 5-foot-8, 166-pound, in-coming sophomore who spent the first year of his college football career as a member of the Texas Longhorns. The Aledo, Texas, native tallied 4 catches for 23 yards along with 6 kickoff returns for 110 yards during his lone season in Austin.

Cal alum Jahvid Best first athlete with NFL experience to compete in Olympics

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Jahvid qualified for the Olympics as a member of the St. Lucia track and field team, and will compete in the 100 meter dash. Best qualified by running a 10.16 second sprint from an April meet in San Diego, which is the minimum qualifying speed needed. Best's father hails from St. Lucia, for those wondering how he ended up on the St. Lucia team.