MONDAY JULY 9, 2018 SPORTS REVIEW, TROUT, RAIDERS, LEBRON, COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Something has been gnawing at me about Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. Both are practically perfect hitters, and in practically identical ways. It’s not just that they both hit the ball hard and far, but that they control the construction of each plate appearance: Los Angeles Angels center fielder Trout has a phenomenal batting eye — his chase rate is … Read moreMONDAY JULY 9, 2018 SPORTS REVIEW, TROUT, RAIDERS, LEBRON, COLLEGE FOOTBALL

NOLES BEAT ZAGS-MICHIGAN POUNDS A&M-KSTATE OUTLASTS KENTUCKY-RAMBLERS ROLL

Jeff Eisenberg writes whereas most high-major college basketball coaches trust only their top six or seven players by the time the calendar turns to March, Hamilton favors a rotation that goes 10 or 11 deep. Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer Kansas State players said they were upset after Kentucky’s players and coaches left the court before taking … Read moreNOLES BEAT ZAGS-MICHIGAN POUNDS A&M-KSTATE OUTLASTS KENTUCKY-RAMBLERS ROLL

FLORIDA STATE SENDS XAVIER HOME – WVU WINS THE BACKYARD FUED

Rob Dauster writes No. 9-seed Florida State erased a 12-point deficit in the final 10 minutes and a seven-point deficit in the final five minutes, closing the game on an 18-4 run as they toppled No. 1-seed Xavier, 75-70. NBCSports. Jevon Carter scored 28 points, Lamont West added 18 off the bench and West Virginia overwhelmed … Read moreFLORIDA STATE SENDS XAVIER HOME – WVU WINS THE BACKYARD FUED

K-STATE-BUTLER-ARKANSAS-WVU-XAVIER-MICHIGAN STATE-NEVADA-AUBURN ADVANCE

Ninth-seeded Kansas State’s defense stymie Marcus Foster and No. 8 Creighton’s high-powered offense in a 69-59 wire-to-wire victory. 10th-seeded Butler Bulldogs pulled away again at the start of the second half, they stayed out in front, dispatching seventh-seeded Arkansas 79-62 in the NCAA Tournament’s East Region on Friday. Jevon Carter scored 21 points, had eight assists and six … Read moreK-STATE-BUTLER-ARKANSAS-WVU-XAVIER-MICHIGAN STATE-NEVADA-AUBURN ADVANCE