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

NBA NEWS-KERR’s REACTION-ALL NBA TEAMS

Early in the 2009-10 season, Phoenix Suns big man Amar’e Stoudemire, goggles atop his forehead, ambled his way to the timeout huddle. The Suns, two years removed from Mike D’Antoni’s tenure as head coach, were still burning up the floor at their usual breakneck pace. On this night, in this moment, Stoudemire caught his breath after a particularly … Read moreNBA NEWS-KERR’s REACTION-ALL NBA TEAMS

COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS-VILLANOVA-LOUISVILLE-RECRUITING

Let the record show that if Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman return to Villanova I will have the Wildcats ranked No. 1 in the CBS Sports preseason Top 25 (and one). But both are probably going to remain in the NBA Draft, I’m told. So the Wildcats are more like a borderline top-10 team than … Read moreCOLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS-VILLANOVA-LOUISVILLE-RECRUITING

KANSAS LATEST SWEPT UP IN BRIBERY SCANDEL-U OF WASHINGTON DROPS NIKE

  Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball. A comprehensive breakdown of the teams, players, coaches and others implicated in the scandal engulfing college basketball. A rewritten federal indictment released Tuesday in New York alleges that an Adidas official paid parents of athletes willing … Read moreKANSAS LATEST SWEPT UP IN BRIBERY SCANDEL-U OF WASHINGTON DROPS NIKE

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