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PHOTO: "I will rule the paint in Atlanta!"
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Randy Walker, dead at 52: "Northwestern football coach Randy Walker, who had lifted the Wildcats' football program to one of its highest levels of success in decades, died Thursday night of an apparent heart attack." Wow.....
Son of Lakers' Odom Dies While Sleeping: That is just terrible!
Morrison handles first day with grace- "Bobcats draftee's initial visit to Charlotte is a whirlwind: "This is Adam Morrison, the newest member of your Charlotte Bobcats," says Adam Morrison, the newest member of your Charlotte Bobcats.
Dooley recovering from surgery at home: "Bill Dooley spent seven weeks at Duke University Hospital following emergency surgery for an aortic aneurysm, but he returned to his Wrightsville Beach home two weeks ago." That's great news.
NASCAR: Changes afoot for Chase
Holyfield ready for comeback bid at 43: "Evander Holyfield is 43. He hasn't fought in nearly two years, hasn't won in more than four, and hasn't been the heavyweight champ in six years. So?" Please don't......please!
NCAA panel declares 65 is enough: "Idea of 128-team men's basketball tournament finds 'no enthusiasm'." Fantastic!!! More from Paul Woody of the Richmond Times Dispatch
Teams looked to N.C. schools early, often: "Three players from North Carolina schools were taken with the first 15 picks in Wednesday's NBA draft."
Hawks hope Williams takes fast path
Hawks believe landlord will patrol the paint: "Atlanta gets Shelden Williams to provide inside presence."
Hawks see Williams as a leader: "Top draft pick expected to step in right away and be ready to play and inspire young team."
J.J.'s edginess will be good fit for nice-guy club
Simmons may be missing piece for Hornets: "With two first-round picks to improve a team that just missed the playoffs, the New Orleans Hornets doubled up on big men Wednesday night by taking Connecticut's Hilton Armstrong and N.C. State's Cedric Simmons in the first round."
Noel ready to begin his pro journey: "David Noel discovered his fate the same way millions of other NBA fans found out about it. He saw it on television."
THE PROS: Williams, Gray to NBA
A TRIP: Battier made some big news on day of draft
How? In essence, Memphis threw Battier into the draft pool after the fact, trading him to Houston for No. 8 pick Rudy Gay of Connecticut and pedestrian veteran Stromile Swift. Offered the option, several teams ahead of Houston most likely would have welcomed Battier aboard.I'm sorry, I know wrinkle head is a solid player, but I'm not trading Rudy Gay for him. No way. The next thing you know, Battier will be playing on the Olympic team! Don't agree? Take it to the comments section.
McCants: 'I'll come back stronger than ever' : You better, because they just drafted a heck of an insurance policy against your surly arse. Get your mind right, Rashard.
UNC football assistants get raises: "The salaries for five North Carolina assistant football positions were increased during the offseason, a move athletics director Dick Baddour said should stabilize the coaching staff -- and help improve the team."
Georgia Tech's Nix ready to call the shots: "Q&A with offensive coordinator Patrick Nix, who will call the plays for Gailey this season."
Recruit is keen on Duke: "Webb LB likes classes, coaching."
DA campaign may be reality: "Mike Nifong, who expected no opposition in November, could be on the political trail again."
Duke lifts suspension of lacrosse e-mailer, Ryan McFadyen: Just so we don't forget what his prose said
It said (his typographical errors included): "To whom it may concernHe then described in graphic terms achieving orgasm. He also invited others, so far unidentified, to join him in the attack. The University ought to keep this guy as far away from their Durham campus as possible. All things considered, this is another TERRIBLE move by Duke. No matter the veracity of the strippers, this will buy the University no brownie points at all in the community.
"tomrrow night, after tonight's show, ive decided to have some strippers over to edens 2c. all are welcome.. however there will be no nudity. I plan on killing the bitches as soon as the walk in and proceeding to cut their skin off ... "
Judge lowers bonds for Finnerty, Evans: Yet another bad, bad, PR move.
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