Indiana sweeps Kentucky All-Stars in opening games of classic series

Frederick Douglass standout Dashawn Jackson led all scorers in Friday night’s opening game of the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Classic series at the Owensboro Sportscenter, but the hosts could not overcome their rivals to the north in a 90-73 loss.

The Kentucky team included Mr. Basketball Ben Johnson (Bellarmine) from Lexington Catholic, Sweet 16 MVP Sam Vinson (Northern Kentucky) from Highlands, St. Xavier’s Ayden Mudd (Bellarmine) and DeSales standout Sekou Kalle (Akron). Jackson (Eastern Kentucky) scored 20 points, Kalle had 12 and Mudd addeded 10 for Kentucky.

Indiana’s All-Stars placed five players in double figures, led by 18 from Luke Brown (Stetson).

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Suns’ Chris Paul asks referee to hit Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic with technical foul, promptly gets his wish

Chris Paul doesn’t have the best relationship with every single NBA referee, but he was definitely on the same page with the officiating crew for Friday night’s game between the Suns and Nuggets.

During the fourth quarter of Phoenix’s 116-102 win, Denver star Nikola Jokic, who had formally accepted his MVP trophy before the start of Game 3, erupted in anger after a drive to the basket against Suns center Deandre Ayton. Jokic seemed to think he had been fouled, but referee Ben Taylor watched the sequence play out and felt that Jokic simply lost control of the ball.

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Indiana All-Stars dominate series, get 100th win over Kentucky

OWENSBORO, Ky. – Win No. 100 for the boys Indiana All-Stars in the long history of the annual series against Kentucky was one to celebrate.

The All-Stars rolled to a 93-70 victory Friday night at the Owensboro Sportscenter as five players scored in double figures, led by Blackford’s Luke Brown with 18 points. The offense was great. But that was not necessarily the reason for celebration — at least for coach Ryan Osborn. It was increased attention and intensity on the defensive end that had the Carmel coach most excited.

“There were times we really pushed it and got fast-break

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UGA basketball hire has connection to ESPN anchor, football assistant

Georgia officially announced the hire of a new assistant basketball coach on Thursday, prompting two fellow New Orleans natives to go on social media to celebrate Wade Mason’s move.

ESPN SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett and Georgia wide receivers coach Cortez Hankton took to Twitter to recognize Mason, who spent the past five seasons on the Stephen F. Austin staff.

“Proud of you, man!” Verrett wrote.

“Purple Knights in the building! Welcome brother @wmason1409!!! #GoDawgs,” Hankton said.

Mason played on St. Augustine High’s 1995 USA Today national championship basketball team. Verrett and Hankton also graduated from St. Augustine.

Mason will be

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Draymond hilariously reacts to Kevin Durant-P.J. Tucker skirmish

Draymond has hilarious reaction to KD-Tucker skirmish originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Two Longhorns went nose to nose Thursday night, and Draymond Green was amused by the whole scene.

In the third quarter of Game 3 of the second-round NBA playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum, former Warriors forward Kevin Durant was fouled by P.J. Tucker, and the two former Texas Longhorns had words for each other.

Durant said something after the call by the refs and Tucker took exception, getting in Durant’s face.

Durant and Tucker had to be separated by the

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Steelers LB Devin Bush Has Words for Browns WR Jarvis Landry


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Jarvis Landry of the Cleveland Browns.

Jarvis Landry isn’t an easy cover, with the consistently great receiving numbers put up by the Cleveland Browns star evidence of that.

His quickness makes him a menace out of the slot, with linebackers and even safeties having a tough time keeping up. That being said, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush — who is coming off a torn ACL — thinks he will have no problem keeping up with five-time Pro Bowler.

When asked if he could cover Landry, Bush responded with a quick, “Yes. A hundred percent.”

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